Course syllabus

Datorarkitekturer med operativsystem
Computer Architectures and Operating Systems

EDT621, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board A
Date of Decision: 2016-04-05

General Information

Compulsory for: IDA2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


The different components of a computer system and their interaction will be described. A computer systems performance depends upon different factors such as the programs, instruction set and architecture. The course will cover, among other things, memory management, different types of buses and parallel processors. Pipelining and cache memory technique are two fundamental principles which will be studied. The course will also touch upon examples of embedded systems and highlight the operating systems role in an efficient, fully functioning computer system.

In the operating system part of the course, the following subjects will be discussed:


Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: The final grade of the course is based on the result of the written exam. "Small exams (duggor)". Passed laboratory exercises are required.

Code: 0113. Name: Written examination.
Credits: 4. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam.
Code: 0213. Name: Laboratory Work.
Credits: 2. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed laboratory work.
Code: 0313. Name: Report.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written and oral presentation of the report.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: EDA666, EDT620

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Erik Larsson,
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