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Fundamentals of Computer Systems (ICT106)

Organisational Unit School of Engineering and Information Technology
Credit Points 3
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TMD-internal, TSD-internal
Description This unit provides an overview of the hardware and software of computer systems and introduces a number of important topics in computer science: overview of computer system architecture; computer memory, information representation and storage; execution of instructions including ALU, registers, instruction sets, fetch/execution cycle, addressing modes; concepts of software and hardware interrupts, introduction to operating system principles -- process management, memory management and file management; Arduino and C language programming.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week; Laboratory/workshop: 2 hours per week.
Prerequisites ICT102 Introduction to Computer Science.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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