Computer Organization and Architecture
Designing for Performance
Computers have evolved to encroach on every part of our everyday lives. This module studies computer large and small - from embedded systems in cars and vending machines, through digital phones, to tablet, desktop and server computers. The architecture of a typical CPU and motherboard will be revealed and utilised, including the use of binary (hexadecimal) numbers and instruction processing. The module will also look at motherboard interfacing (i.e. ports) and peripherals, networking, ethical hacking, and forensic computing.