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E E 460N E E 460N. Computer Architecture. 4 Hours.

Characteristics of instruction set architecture and microarchitecture; physical and virtual memory; caches and cache design; interrupts and exceptions; integer and floating-point arithmetic; I/O processing; buses; pipelining, out-of-order execution, branch prediction, and other performance enhancements; design trade-offs; case studies of commercial microprocessors. Laboratory work includes completing the behavioral-level design of a microarchitecture. Three lecture hours and one and one-half laboratory/recitation hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Computer Science 312 or 312H, and 429 or 429H with a grade of at least C- in each; or Electrical Engineering 306 or 306H, 312 or 312H, and 319K or 319H with a grade of at least C- in each.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering


Students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering pursue one of two curricula—electrical engineering or computer engineering. Both curricula contain the fundamentals of electrical engineering and computer engineering; they differ in technical core requirements in order to suit different career objectives.