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Introduction to Computer Systems

Short name: ICS
SITS code: BUCI008H4
Credits: 15 credits
Level: 4
Lecturer(s): Steve Maybank

Syllabus

  • history of computing
  • number representations
  • Boolean algebra
  • data storage
  • structure of a computer
  • file management
  • algorithms
  • relational databases

Prerequisites

None

Timetable

All dates and timetables are listed in the programme handbooks of individual programmes.

Assessment

One two-hour written examination (80%) and an in-class test (20%)

Recommended reading

  • Brookshear, J.G. and Brylow, D. B. (2015), Computer Science: an overview, 12th edition, Pearson.