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Computer Architecture - ELEC9608

Year - 2020

This unit of study explores the design of a computer system at the architectural and digital logic level. Topics covered include instruction sets, computer arithmetic, performance evaluation, datapath design, pipelining, memory hierarchies including caches and virtual memory, I/O devices, and bus-based I/O systems. Students will design a pipelined reduced instruction set processor.

Lectures, Tutorials, Project work

Refer to the assessment table in the unit outline.

Assumed knowledge
ELEC9607. Knowledge of microprocessor systems (embedded systems architecture, design methodology, interfacing and programming) is required.


ELEC9602. Knowledge of digital logic (logic operations, theorems and Boolean algebra, number systems, combinational logic analysis and synthesis, sequential logic, registers, counters, bus systems, state machines, design of a simple computer, and using hardware description languages such as VHDL or Verilog) is required.




Faculty: Engineering

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Electrical and Information Engineering
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Philip Leong
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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