Course syllabus

Datorarkitekturer med operativsystem
Computer Architectures and Operating Systems

EITF60, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED C/D
Date of Decision: 2017-04-03

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 - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The examination is performed by laboratory exercises, written and oral presentation of the report, tests and a written exam. To receive a pass, that is grade 3, it is required to pass laboratory exercises, written and oral presentation of the report, as well as the tests (which are executed during the course). For higher grades, that is 4 and 5, requires the written exam (at the end of the course). The written exam is not mandatory. To be eligible to take the written exam, it is required to have passed the tests, the written and oral presentation of the report, and the laboratory exercises.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0117. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 4. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam.
Code: 0217. Name: Laboratory Work.
Credits: 2. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed laboratory work.
Code: 0317. 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, EDT621

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Erik Larsson,
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