University: Technical University of Košice
Faculty: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics
Department: Department of Computers and Informatics
Course Number: 2608911 Course Name: Computer system architectures
Type, scope and method of learning activities:
Course Type: Lecture, Laboratory exercise
Recommended scope of the course content (in hours):
Full-time study (hours per week): 2,2
Part-time study (hours per semester): 26,26
Study Method:
Number of credits: 6
Recommended semester of study: WT
Recommended semester Study programme Study grade Study Method
2.rok WT Informatics (INF_Bc_D_sk)
Informatics (INF_Bc_D_en)
Level of study:
Course completion requirements:
Assessment and completion of the course: Credit test and examination
Continuous assessment: Student passes the continuous assessment and receives credits when he or she meets the requirement to obtain at least 16% out of 30%.
Final assessment: Student passes the final assessment and passes the examination when he or she meets the requirement to obtain at least 36% out of 70%.
Overall assessment: Overall assessment is the sum of the assessments obtained by students in the assessment period. The overall result is determined in accordance with the internal regulations of the Technical University in Košice. (Study Regulations, the internal regulation principles of doctoral studies)
Learning outcomes:
Student will learn information about computer's technical devices; begin with theoretical principles, through organization chart, and up to architectonic conception of modern computer systems. Knowledge about components of computer system, and algorithms using by system to process, store and data transfer, student will be able to apply in practice, and also in theoretical informatics.
Brief course content:
1. Principles and basic conceptions of computers systems
2. Architectonic conceptions of digital computers
3. Representation of discrete information
4. Components of digital computers
5. Central processing unit
6. Computer arithmetic and algorithms
7. Theory of pipelining
8. Pipelined computer architectures
9. Memory hierarchy of a digital computer
10.Main memory
11.Processor communication and control mechanism of I/O operations
12.Introduction to the parallel computer systems and supercomputers
Recommended Reference Sources:
1. Parhami, B.: Computer Architecture: From Microprocessors to Supercomputers. Oxford University Press, USA, 2005, ISBN 019515455.
2. Wilkinson, B.:Computer Architecture: design and performance (2nd edition). Prentice Hall PTR, 1996, ISBN 0-13-518200-X.
Recommended optional program components:
Languages required for the course completion:
Course assessment:
Total number of students assessed: 3061
  A B C D E FX  
  5% 11% 19% 23% 28% 14%  
doc. Ing. Norbert Ádám, PhD.
Last modified: 01.09.2022
Approved by: person(s) responsible for the study program