Computer Engineering 1

Course code ELEC1700Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Introduces the principles of computer and digital design. In particular, the fundamentals of modern digital logic design are presented, including logic gates, Boolean algebra, Karnaugh maps, flip-flops, and state-machines. The binary number system, hexadecimal notation and computer arithmetic are introduced. This exploration of "low level" computing is complemented by an introduction to the basic elements of a modern computer, and the functions of a microprocessor.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
UoN SingaporeTrimester 3
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesELEC1700 is a first course in digital computing technologies. It services both specialised (enrolled in computer engineering) and related disciplines (information technology, computer science, software engineering, telecommunications engineering and electrical engineering.)

This course seeks to instill an appreciation of the fundamentals of digital computing, while relating the concepts to contemporary applications. Extensive use is made of simulation tools to enhance explanations and facilitate experimentation. At the same time, hardware modules are included to demonstrate principles and considerations in implementation aspects of digital systems.
ContentThe course introduces the principles of computer and digital design. In particular, the fundamentals of modern digital logic design are presented, including logic gates, Boolean algebra, Karnaugh maps, flip-flops, and state-machines. The binary number system, hexadecimal notation and computer arithmetic are introduced. This exploration of "low level" computing is complemented by an introduction to the basic elements of a modern computer and the functions of a microprocessor.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNIL
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Practical
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalFormal examination - As per the University's exam timetable.
Laboratory ExercisesAs per course outline.
ProjectsAs per course outline
Quiz - ClassClass Quizzes - As per course outline.
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 22 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Laboratory: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for ELEC1700