Module Specification Form - School of Computing

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School of Computing


Module Specification Form


Code

AC32001

Title

Computer Architecture and Operating Systems

School

Computing

Credit rating

Level

3

Volume

15 Credits

Aims

The aim of this course is to provide a broad understanding of modern
computer architecture and operating systems. The course takes a unified
view of the hardware and software which make up the major functional
components of the computer.

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Intended
learning
outcomes

KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING



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Indicative
content

Revision of basic computer architecture. Memory systems: caching &

multi
-
level memory; memory management; virtual memory. Instruction
pipelining; register organisation. Super
-
scalar architecture. Input/Output
methods & buffering. Computer buses & workstation architecture.
Operating Systems overview. Processes and threads
; process scheduling.
Concurrency: mutual exclusion; synchronisation; inter
-
process
communication; deadlock. File allocation; Disc scheduling. System
security. Distributed systems.

Assessment

Coursework (%)

20%

Exam (%)

80%


No. & duration of
exam(s)

One examination (2 hours)

Teaching &
learning

This module is based on 38 hours of lecture, laboratory and tutorial
classes, with additional work on assessed coursework.

When taught

S2

Modes of
delivery &
student
participation

The module is delivered through lecture, tutorial and laboratory classes in
full
-
time study format, with assessed student coursework.


Pre
-
requisites
of entry
requirements

AC21001, AC22001, AC22002 and either AC21002 (IT2A) or EG21002
(Engineering Design

and Communication)

Accessibility
for students
with disability

Students with disabilities are supported on this module through the
University Disability Support Services and will be given appropriate aid
and guidance consistent with their disability.


Fu
rther information is at
http://www.dundee.ac.uk/disabilitysupport/



Support for the School of

Computing students with disabilities is also
available at
http://www.computing.dundee.ac.uk/staff/awaller/disability.asp


Corequisites

-

Antirequisites

-