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Computer systems from hardware to operating systems. How computation is executed on a CPU, assembly language and C programming, operating system concepts, process scheduling, and resource management.
|Paper title||Computer Systems|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,110.75|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- (COMP 101 or BSNS 106) and (COMP 160 or COMP 162)
- COSC 243
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Commerce, Science
- Teaching staff
Bryant, R. & O'Hallaron, D. Computer Systems: A Programmers Perspective, 3rd edition, 2021: https://www.amazon.com/Computer-Systems-Programmers-Perspective-3rd/dp/013409266X
Siberschatz, A. et at. Operationg System Concepts (8th or 9th edition), Wiley.
Brian W. Kernighan & Dennis Ritchie, C Programming Language, 2nd Edition.
William Stallings, Computer Organization and Architecture, 10th Edition.
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- Learning Outcomes
By completion of this paper students are expected to:
- Understand how programs are executed on computer hardware
- Demonstrate an ability to read and write assembly language programs
- Be able to construct programs in C and understand its role as a systems programming language
- Understand the fundamental principles and structure of an operating system
- Understand core operating systems algorithms such as process scheduling and resource allocation and management
- Be aware of the importance of efficient use of resources from computational, economic, and environmental viewpoints