Computer Architecture

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Computer Architecture

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Computer Engineering, Computer Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    The students are assumed to have taken "logic design (HDL)" as well as "computer system" class.
    NOTE: If you are not familiar with HDL language from logic design class, you should NOT take this class.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course focuses on the engineering methodology, design techniques, correctness criteria, technology trends, and evaluation methods involved in the computer architecture. Major concepts discussed in this course include hardware-software interface, processor design, pipelining, memory hierarchies, and current issues.

    Course Objectives
    To understand how to use the microprocessor for applications
    To understand how to optimize software/hardware

    John L. Hennessy and David A. Patterson, Computer Organization and Design : The Hardware/Software Interface

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations