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CS4202   Computer Architecture

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module studies the principles and technology of modern computer architectures, with particular emphasis on performance and acceleration. Topics include the CPU, memory, interconnect architectures, performance concepts and programming models.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass CS3104

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 lectures (x 10 weeks) and fortnightly tutorial.

Scheduled learning hours: 26

Guided independent study hours: 124

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Existing Coursework = 40%

Personnel

Module teaching staff: TBC Module coordinator(s): Honours Coordinator - Computer Science (hons-coord-cs@st-andrews.ac.uk)