Subject: Computer Science
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 2 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 1.5 Tutorial hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Computer Science


An introduction to the design of contemporary computer systems, focusing on the hardware-software interface and the upper hardware levels. Topics include machine and assembly language, computer arithmetic, the processor datapath and control, pipelining, memory hierarchies, and I/O systems.

Prerequisite(s): CMPT 214 and one of MATH 104, MATH 110, MATH 121, MATH 123, MATH 125, MATH 176 or STAT 245 (or equivalent).
Note: A student cannot receive credit for more than one of CMPT 215, EE 331, or CME 331.

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