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Introduction to Computer Systems

Undergraduate | RMI-CPT160 | 2024

Build and design integrated computer systems that power organisations. Explore new network technology. Map and navigate computer architecture. Learn to select, deploy, integrate and manage new platforms to support existing operating environments.

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

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Introduction to Computer Systems

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

    1. describe some of the fundamental hardware building blocks of computer systems and some basic algorithms by which they are used
    2. demonstrate understanding of number systems, such as binary, octal, decimal and hexadecimal.
    3. use Boolean algebra to model basic algorithms in hardware using logic gates such as binary addition/multiplication, template pattern matching, stream encryption, data multiplexing,
    4. describe fundamentals of computer architecture and organisation, operating systems, and system integration and deployment
    5. critically review and (re-)design existing computer system specifications for meeting stated performance criteria.
    6. Describe the layered networking model, basic networking protocols and ways in which data is encoded and transmitted

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Prior study

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:

  • RMI-CPT110-Introduction to Information Technology (no longer available)

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Stable broadband connection required to access online learning materials and live chat sessions/recordings. (note: mobile broadband users may have difficulties participating in live chat sessions)

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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