Computer Systems (Cambria) 2022-23
School Of Computer Science And Electronic Engineering
Module - Semester 1
Indicative content includes:
- Overview of computer systems: identification, purpose and functionality of key components and computer architecture
- Memory concept and functionality, types of and protected and virtual aspects
- Data representation, in memory, numbering systems and consideration of data transfer rates
- Overview, identification and functionality of key types of I/O to include peripherals
Overview of connectivity to include internal buses (PCI), external buses (USB) and networking (ADSL, Ethernet etc.)
- Overview of operating systems: identification, purpose and functionality of key components within a modern operating systems and the use of Microsoft OS and Linux as exemplars.
- Resource Management and concept of sharing
- Device Management to include device drivers, dumb and smart peripherals
- Memory Management including virtual memory and addressing
- File Management for local and remote files
-threshold -Equivalent to 40%.Uses key areas of theory or knowledge to meet the Learning Outcomes of the module. Is able to formulate an appropriate solution to accurately solve tasks and questions. Can identify individual aspects, but lacks an awareness of links between them and the wider contexts. Outputs can be understood, but lack structure and/or coherence.
-good -Equivalent to the range 60%-69%.Is able to analyse a task or problem to decide which aspects of theory and knowledge to apply. Solutions are of a workable quality, demonstrating understanding of underlying principles. Major themes can be linked appropriately but may not be able to extend this to individual aspects. Outputs are readily understood, with an appropriate structure but may lack sophistication.
-excellent -Equivalent to the range 70%+.Assemble critically evaluated, relevent areas of knowledge and theory to constuct professional-level solutions to tasks and questions presented. Is able to cross-link themes and aspects to draw considered conclusions. Presents outputs in a cohesive, accurate, and efficient manner.
- Analyse how elements of a system meet system or user requirements.
- Describe key principles and concepts of Computer Systems.
- Identify and summarise hardware architectures.
- Recognise critical functionality of an operating system and its architecture.
Logbook Or Portfolio
Practical Exercise Portfolio Individual portfolio of 6 equally weighted exercises, demonstrating a range of skills, knowledge and understanding across all learning outcomes, within a workplace context (or simulation).
Exam (Centrally Scheduled)
Individual time-constrained (2 hours) closed book class test to ascertain understanding gained.