Checking date: 28/06/2021


Course: 2021/2022

Computer Structure
(18264)
Study: Bachelor in Applied Mathematics and Computing (362)


Coordinating teacher: GARCIA CARBALLEIRA, FELIX

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS

Course:
Semester:

Branch of knowledge: Engineering and Architecture



Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Programming (Course 1 - Semester 1
Objectives
The main objective of the course is to describe the main components of a computer and the basic behaviour of a computer.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
The basic concepts of this course are: organization and structure of a computer; data representation; basic arithmetic; execution of instructions; assembly programming; main memory; cache memory; virtual memory; input/output systems. 1. Introduction to computers 2. Data representation and basic arithmetic 3. Assembly programming 4. Processor 5. Memory Hierarchy 6. input/output systems
Learning activities and methodology
THEORETICAL-PRACTICAL CLASSES. [44 hours with 100% classroom instruction, 1.67 ECTS] Knowledge and concepts students must acquire. Student receive course notes and will have basic reference texts to facilitate following the classes and carrying out follow up work. Students partake in exercises to resolve practical problems and participate in workshops and evaluation tests, all geared towards acquiring the necessary capabilities. TUTORING SESSIONS. [4 hours of tutoring with 100% on-site attendance, 0.15 ECTS] Individualized attendance (individual tutoring) or in-group (group tutoring) for students with a teacher. STUDENT INDIVIDUAL WORK OR GROUP WORK [98 hours with 0 % on-site, 3.72 ECTS] WORKSHOPS AND LABORATORY SESSIONS [8 hours with 100% on site, 0.3 ECTS] FINAL EXAM. [4 hours with 100% on site, 0.15 ECTS] Global assessment of knowledge, skills and capacities acquired throughout the course. METHODOLOGIES THEORY CLASS. Classroom presentations by the teacher with IT and audiovisual support in which the subject's main concepts are developed, while providing material and bibliography to complement student learning. PRACTICAL CLASS. Resolution of practical cases and problem, posed by the teacher, and carried out individually or in a group. TUTORING SESSIONS. Individualized attendance (individual tutoring sessions) or in-group (group tutoring sessions) for students with a teacher as tutor. LABORATORY PRACTICAL SESSIONS. Applied/experimental learning/teaching in workshops and laboratories under the tutor's supervision.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Félix García, David Expósito, José Daniel García, Jesús Carretero. Problemas resueltos de Estructura de Computadores, 2ª edición. Paraninfo. 2009
Additional Bibliography
  • D. A. Patterson, J. L. Hennessy. Computer organization and Design. Morgan Kaufmann . 2014
  • J. Waldron. Introduction to RISC Assembly Programming. Addison-Wesley. 1999
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
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