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IST4015Introduction to Computer Architecture4+0+0ECTS:6
Year / SemesterFall Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
Status Elective
DepartmentDEPARTMENT of STATISTICS and COMPUTER SCIENCES
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of Delivery
Contact Hours14 weeks - 4 hours of lectures per week
LecturerDr. Öğr. Üyesi Uğur ŞEVİK
Co-LecturerNone
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
 
The aim of the course:
The aim of the course is to teach the hardware knowledge in computer science, to explain the general working logic with the operating system and computer networks, and to teach the organization between them.
 
Learning OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
LO - 1 : Have a good understanding in computer architecture fundamentals7,91,4
LO - 2 : Have learning about relationships between computer components7,91,4
LO - 3 : Have learning about relationship between operating system and computer hardware7,91,4
LO - 4 : Have learning about the structure of computer networks 7,91,4
CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

 
Contents of the Course
This course will cover the general structure and tasks of internal and external components of the computer, the communication between the components, the hardware functions of the operating system, network layers and general information about communication.
 
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1Historical Development of Computers
 Week 2Introduction to Computers, Types of computers
 Week 3Structures and tasks of the main, types of cases
 Week 4Structures and tasks of processors
 Week 5Main memory structure and tasks
 Week 6Structure of hard disks and optical disk drives, structure of RAID and NAS
 Week 7Structure and functions of video cards and sound cards
 Week 8Structure of monitors and projection devices
 Week 9Midterm Exam
 Week 10External Hardware (Keyboard, Mouse, Printers, Scanners)
 Week 11Flash memory, Memory cards, Web cameras, card readers
 Week 12Network cards, Network devices and Tasks for Network layers
 Week 13Network cards, Network devices and Tasks for Network layers
 Week 14Structure and functions of operating system
 Week 15Structure and functions of operating system
 Week 16Final Exam
 
Textbook / Material
1Yaşar, E. 2016; Bilgisayar Donanımı, Ekin Yayınevi, Bursa
 
Recommended Reading
1Karabulut, S. 2006; Donanım Mimarisi, Beta Yayınları, İstanbul
 
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 9 24/11/2021 1.5 50
End-of-term exam 16 14/01/2022 1.5 50
 
Student Work Load and its Distribution
Type of workDuration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term
Yüz yüze eğitim 4 14 56
Sınıf dışı çalışma 2 14 28
Arasınav için hazırlık 6 1 6
Arasınav 1.5 1 1.5
Dönem sonu sınavı için hazırlık 7 1 7
Dönem sonu sınavı 1.5 1 1.5
Total work load100