University: Technical University of Košice
Faculty: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics
Department: Department of Computers and Informatics
Course Number: 2617993 Course Name: Assembler
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): ST 26,26
Study Method:
Number of credits: 6
Recommended semester of study: ST
Recommended semester Study programme Study grade Study Method
3.rok ST 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 21% out of 40%.
test, project
Final assessment: Student passes the final assessment and passes the examination when he or she meets the requirement to obtain at least 31% out of 60%.
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:
Students are provided with an overview of the most important instructions of Intel Pentium microprocessor family. They also will learn how to use the NASM assembly language, how to write programs using the language and compile them into executable files. Students obtain the basic knowledge on interfacing assembly and higher level language programs. They will get the basic knowledge on operation of interrupt system and utilizing operating system services. Students will learn, how to use the acquired knowledge practically.
Brief course content:
1. Motivation, basic notions, prerequisites, Intel microprocessor family, the Pentium processor architecture.
2. Language of x86 processor family, assembly programming.
3. Stack, subprograms.
4. Addressing. Integer arithmetic.
5. Jumps and iterations.
6. Logical and bit operations. String processing.
7. Interfacing assembly and C language.
8. Interrupts, accessing services of operating system.
Recommended Reference Sources:
1. Dandamudi, S.,P.: Introduction to Assembly Language Programming, Springer Science+Business Media, Inc., 2005.
2. Carter, A., P.: PC Assembly Language, 2006,
3. Hyde, R.: The Art of Assembly Language, 2002,
4. Intel® 64 and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer’s Manual,
5. NASM - The Netwide Assembler, The NASM Development Team,
Recommended optional program components:
Languages required for the course completion:
Course assessment:
Total number of students assessed: 1850
  A B C D E FX  
  2% 7% 21% 32% 22% 16%  
doc. Ing. Slavomír Šimoňák, PhD.
Last modified: 31.08.2023
Approved by: person(s) responsible for the study program