Dr Sid Ray
Phone: +61 3 990 55185
Fax: +61 3 990 55159
Professor Ingrid Zukerman
Phone: +61 3 990 55202
Fax: +61 3 990 55159
Sid Ray, Room 133, Building 63, Clayton
Phone: +61 3 990 55185
Welcome to FIT1001 Computer Systems.
For on campus students, workload commitments are:
For information on timetabling for on-campus classes please refer to MUTTS, http://mutts.monash.edu.au/MUTTS/
On-campus students should register for tutorials/laboratories using the Allocate+ system: http://allocate.its.monash.edu.au/
|Week||Date*||Topic||Study guide||Key dates|
|1||19/07/10||Introduction and Basic concepts of computing||Unit intro, LN 1|
|2||26/07/10||Data Representation & Arithmetic||LN 1 and LN 2|
|3||02/08/10||Data Representation & Arithmetic||LN 2|
|4||09/08/10||Boolean algebra & Digital Logic||LN 2 and LN 3|
|5||16/08/10||Boolean algebra & Digital Logic||LN 3||Tutorial Test on LN1/LN2; during the weekly tutorial session|
|6||23/08/10||Computer Architecture||LN 3 and LN 4|
|7||30/08/10||Computer Architecture||LN 4||Tutorial Test on LN3; during the weekly tutorial session|
|8||06/09/10||Instruction set Architecture||LN 4 and LN 5|
|9||13/09/10||Instruction set Architecture||LN 5||Mid-Semester Test; during the second lecture hour of the week|
|10||20/09/10||Memory components||LN 6||Tutorial Test on LN4 & LN5; during the weekly tutorial session|
|Mid semester break|
|11||04/10/10||System software||LN 6 and LN 7|
|12||11/10/10||Operating systems||LN 8||Tutorial Test on LN6 & LN7; during the weekly tutorial session|
*Please note that these dates may only apply to Australian campuses of Monash University. Off-shore students need to check the dates with their unit leader.
Null L., Lobur J., Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture, second edition, Jones and Bartlett (2006) ISBN 0-7637-3769-0.
A. S. Tanenbaum, Structured Computer Organization, 5th Edition, Pearson Prentice-Hall, 2006, ISBN 0-13-148521-0
S. G. Shiva,Computer Organization, Design and Architecture,4th Edition, CRC Press, 2008, ISBN 13-978-0-8493-0416-3
W. Stallings, Computer Organization and Architecture, 7th Edition, Pearson Prentice-Hall, 2006, ISBN 0-13-185644-8
S. D. Burd, Systems Architecture, 5th edition, Thomson Course Technology, 2006, ISBN 0-619-21692-1
S. Dandamudi, Fundamentals of Computer Organization and Design, Springer, ISBN 0-387-95211-X
I. Englander: The Architecture of Computer Hardware and Systems Software, 3rd Edition, Wiley, 2003, 0-471-07325-3
W. Stallings, Operating Systems Internals and Design Principles, 5th edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005, ISBN 0-13-127837-1
A. S. Tanenbaum, Modern Operating Systems, 2nd edition, Prentice Hall, 2001, ISBN 0-13-092641-8
Study resources we will provide for your study are:
Lecture Notes and tutorial sheets will be made available to the students via the FIT1001 MUSO Moodle website.
Short extracts from a number of text books will be made available to all students via the FIT1001 MUSO Moodle website.
The FIT1001 web site on MUSO, where lecture slides, tutorial exercises, practical assignment specifications, sample solutions, software and supplementary material will be available.
Newsgroups and eMail discussion lists available via the FIT1001 unit web site.
To pass a unit which includes an examination as part of the assessment a student must obtain:
If a student does not achieve 40% or more in the unit examination or the unit non-examination total assessment, and the total mark for the unit is greater than 50% then a mark of no greater than 49-N will be recorded for the unit.
The unit is assessed with 4 tutorial class tests run during tutorial session , an one hour mid-semester test run during lecture hour and a three hour closed book examination.
Assignment coversheets are available via "Student Forms" on the Faculty website: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/forms/
You MUST submit a completed coversheet with all assignments, ensuring that the plagiarism declaration section is signed.
Assignment submission and return procedures, and assessment criteria will be specified with each assignment.
Assignment submission and preparation requirements will be detailed in each assignment specification. Submission must be made by the due date otherwise penalties will be enforced. You must negotiate any extensions formally with your campus unit leader via the in-semester special consideration process: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/equity/special-consideration.html.
Please make every effort to submit work by the due dates. It is your responsibility to structure your study program around assignment deadlines, family, work and other commitments. Factors such as normal work pressures, vacations, etc. are not regarded as appropriate reasons for granting extensions. Students are advised to NOT assume that granting of an extension is a matter of course.
Students requesting an extension for any assessment during semester (eg. Assignments, tests or presentations) are required to submit a Special Consideration application form (in-semester exam/assessment task), along with original copies of supporting documentation, directly to their lecturer within two working days before the assessment submission deadline. Lecturers will provide specific outcomes directly to students via email within 2 working days. The lecturer reserves the right to refuse late applications.
A copy of the email or other written communication of an extension must be attached to the assignment submission.
Refer to the Faculty Special consideration webpage or further details and to access application forms: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/equity/special-consideration.html
Students can expect assignments to be returned within two weeks of the submission date or after receipt, whichever is later.
Types of feedback you can expect to receive in this unit are:
Informal feedback on progress in labs/tutes
Please visit the following URL: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/appendix.html for further information about: