Core Module Information
Module title: Computer Systems

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 10.00
ECTS credit value: 5

Module code: CSN11108
Module leader: Imed Romdhani
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Cyber Security and Systems Engineering

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

Description of module content:

Key features of PC-based systems: Motherboards, hub chips, processors, RAM and cache.Basic processor operation: the fetch execute cycle and interrupts.Principles of operating systems: virtual memory and multitasking.Case study: the Windows operating system.Main features of local area networks and the Internet: Ethernet, wireless networks, the Internet Protocol. Introduction to some of the main network devices, such as switches and routers.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Appraise the key features of PC-based hardware architectures in order to be able to analyse PC requirements to produce specifications for PC based systems.

LO2: Critically assess the principles of operating systems as used in PCs.

LO3: Appreciates the main features of networks, both wired and wireless.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, In Person, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Imed Romdhani
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 1
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 0.75
Online Guided independent study 74.25
Total Study Hours100
Expected Total Study Hours for Module100

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 2~3 Exam Period HOURS= 2
Class Test 40 1 5 HOURS= 0.75
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

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