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Computer Systems 2A: Architecture Fundamentals and Unix
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About the Module
AC21009 Computer Systems 2A is a Level 2 Computing module that runs in the first semester. Together with AC22005 Computer Systems 2B (second semester), it forms one third of Level 2.
AC21009 covers UNIX (theory and operation) and fundamentals of computer hardware; programming assignments are done in C/C++ under Unix, although this is not taught on this module.
There are 20 SCQF points available on this module.
|1||Introduction to UNIX|
|2||Processes and permissions|
|3||BASH scripting 1|
|4||BASH scripting 2|
|6||Architecture: overview and logic|
|7||Architecture: fetch-execute cycle|
|8||Architecture: CPU, memory, I/O|
|10||Architecture: towards the operating system|
|11||Tutorials: Software Licencing|
Assessment and Coursework
Coursework counts for 40% of the final module mark.
The final degree exam counts for 60% of the final module mark.
Marking criteria are provided on My Dundee for all assignments so that you know what we are looking for when we are marking your coursework. Please ensure that you refer to these when completing assignments.
|Title||Week Given||Week Due||Effort Expected (hours)||Value (%)|
|Software Licencing Tutorial||8||11||6||6|
All course material is available on My Dundee. This includes copies of lecture materials, practical exercises and assignments. The reading list for this module can be accessed from My Dundee and provides recommended materials for completing the module.