Fundamental principles and concepts of computer systems. Computer hardware; Boolean logic; number systems and representation; design and operation of digital logic; analysis of instruction set architectures and computer organization; and specification of data communication and networking standards. Master of Information Technology (MIT) students only.
An understanding of the fundamentals of modern computer hardware, computer systems, data communications, and networking is essential to being able to analyze and design effective information systems. Thus, this body of knowledge is important to any information technology (IT) professional and is considered to be part of the foundation for the Master of Information Technology (MIT) program. The topics of this course provide breadth for IT professionals designing advanced software applications or designing or managing information systems and decision support systems. The topics of the course provide core, fundamental knowledge for IT professionals designing or integrating computer hardware, designing or managing networks, or designing or managing communications systems. MIT students without a background in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science can use this course to grain breadth and a foundation in computer systems.
Percentage of Course
|1. Abstractions in computer systems||5%|
|2. Number representation||5%|
|3. Representation of non-numeric data||5%|
|4. Boolean logic||5%|
|5. Combinational logic design||15%|
|6. Sequential logic design||10%|
|7. Instruction set architecture||15%|
|8. Compilers and assemblers||5%|
|11. Busses and input/output devices||5%|
|12. Data communications, networking, and protocols||15%|