SCQF level 10
Academic year(s): 2019-2020
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF level 10
Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students
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.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass CS3104
Weekly contact: 2 lectures (x 10 weeks) and fortnightly tutorial.
Scheduled learning hours: 26
Guided independent study hours: 124
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Existing Coursework = 40%