Computer Architecture

Module code: CO1104
Module co-ordinator: TBC

In this module, you will:

  • Explain and discuss an overview of datapath and control of a modern processor; outline how it fits within a computer
  • Explain fundamental binary systems, digital hardware and logic and solve simple problems
  • Discuss and critique a high level view of current processors or a detailed view of a simple model processor, including the ISA
  • Solve simple problems


  • 24 hours of lectures
  • 16 hours of tutorials
  • 110 hours of guided independent study


  • Coursework (20%)
  • Exam, 2 hours (80%)
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