Module title: Computer Systems

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CSN07105
Module leader: Sean McKeown
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Computer Systems
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added


Description of module content:

The primary aim of the module is to familiarise students with the basic operating principles of modern computer systems. This includes understanding the basic components of a computer, how data is represented and operated on, and how programs are executed at a low level. As modern computers gain much of their utility from networked resources, it is important to also provide students with a basic understanding of how computers communicate with each other. Finally, the module covers basic Operating Systems concepts which allow computing resources to be utilised effectively, with some discussion on the role of security in modern computing.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1:Outline the architectural structure and operating principles of a computer

LO2: Outline the operating principles of modern networked systems

LO3: Describe the roles of the Operating System and security in modern computing environments

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