Title: Computer Architecture I
Coordinator: Scott Hauck, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Goals: To teach the organization and design of modern microprocessors.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this course students will be able to:
Textbook: Patterson, Hennessy, Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface, ARM Edition, Morgan Kaufmann, 2017.
Prerequisites by Topic:
Course Structure: The class meets for four hours every week. There will be a midterm and final, multiple lab assignments (involving the design of a single-cycle and pipelined processor with approximately 8 instructions), and approximately weekly short homework assignments.
Computer Resources: PCs or Laptops with Altera Quartus and Modelsim software installed. Students will design a simple microprocessor through multiple laboratory assignments:
Laboratory Resources: None.
Grading: Class grades will be based upon weekly homeworks, the lab assignments, midterm, and final exam.
ABET Student Outcome Coverage: This course addresses the following outcomes:
H = high relevance, M = medium relevance, L = low relevance to course.
(1) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics (H)
(2) An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors (M)
(6) An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions (M)
(7) An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies (L)
Prepared By: Scott Hauck
Last revised: 2/15/19