Office Hours : Thursday 10:00 – 12:00 or by appointment
Phone : +355 (0)445 12345 (ext. 346)
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Course page : https://sites.google.com/site/unytcomparch2015/
Course Location and Time
Lab 3, Thursday 13:00 – 16:00
Course Objective and Description
This course will introduce students to the fundamental concepts underlying modern computer organization and architecture. Main objective of the course is to familiarize students about hardware design including logic design, basic structure and behavior of the various functional modules of the computer and how they interact to provide the processing needs of the user. It will cover machine level representation of data, instruction sets, computer arithmetic, CPU structure and functions, memory system organization and architecture, system input/output, multiprocessors, and digital logic. The emphasis is on studying and analyzing fundamental issues in architecture design and their impact on performance.
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
Students are required to attend lectures and tutorials. Lecture handouts and tutorial notes will be available before commencement of the class. Students are expected to participate in class discussions. In the event of illness or emergency, contact your instructor IN ADVANCE to determine whether special arrangements are possible.
Participation: Participation extends beyond mere attendance. You may miss up to two classes without penalty. Each absence beyond the first two will cost you points off of your participation grade. The only exceptions to this rule are severe illness (doctor’s note required) and UNYT approved trips/activities. Appropriate documentation for absences beyond the first two is necessary and is to be provided on the class day directly before or after the one you miss. Students are expected to collect materials from the online course page, their classmates or see the instructor during consultation hours.
Exams: Two examinations will be taken one midterm and one final. Test format may combine a mixture of Definitions, Blanks, and short answers, two or three Essay questions covering all readings, lecture, and hand-out and class discussion content. No Student may miss a scheduled exam without receiving permission before the administration of the exam. Make-up exams might be significantly different from the regular tests, and will be administered at a time of instructor own convenience.
Reading assignments: You will be required to read all the handouts, slides, and other relevant materials. Each week, I will notify you in class what specific materials to read and/or assignments to prepare for the week. The reading assignments are selected to give you adequate understanding of the course material.
Assignments: I will announce assignments usually based on the chapters/materials covered in class. Due dates will be specified accordingly. Assignments must be submitted as specified to be considered on-time. Late assignments are accepted with the following penalties: -20 if submitted the next day it is due, and -10 for each day late after that.
Make-up policy Midterm/Final exam: Only students who miss an exam for university-approved and verifiable reasons will be allowed to take a make-up exam. Even then, except in the most extreme circumstances, no student may miss a scheduled exam without receiving permission before the administration of the exam. Make-up exams might be significantly different in format from the regular tests, and will be administered at a time of my own convenience.
Cheating policy: Cheating policy: Exams, assignments, projects and quizzes are subject to the STUDENT HONOUR CODE. The University’s rules on academic dishonesty (e.g. cheating, plagiarism, submitting false information) will be strictly enforced. Please familiarize yourself with the STUDENT HONOUR CODE, or ask me for clarification.
Grading Scale (Standard UNYT grading scale)
|Letter Grade||Percent (%)||Generally Accepted Meaning|
|B+||87-89||Good work, distinctly above average|
|D+||67-69||Work that is significantly below average|
|F||0-59||Work that does not meet minimum standards for passing the course|
Learning Difficulties: If you feel that you have encountered special learning difficulties or serious problems that interfere with your studies, please make an appointment with UNYT Counseling Center, Dr. E Cenko (email@example.com) and/or the Academic Support Center, Dr. A Canollari (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information, please contact me and or your academic advisor.
Dr. Ervin Ramollari