2018-2019 / INFO0012-2

Computation structures


26h Th, 26h Pr, 40h Proj.

Number of credits

 Bachelor in engineering5 crédits 
 Bachelor in computer science5 crédits 
 Master in electrical engineering (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master of science in computer science and engineering (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in computer science (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in business engineering (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Pierre Wolper

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Detailed study of a processor and of an assembly language. Introduction to systems programmning and to processes; virtual memory. Concurrent programming and interprocess communication. Processor implementaton techniques: pipe-lines, cache memory, ...

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of this course, the student will have a concrete knowledge of the design of a processor and of how it operates, will understand the mechanisms used in operating system kernels, and will master the basic techniques used in parallel programming.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Basic knowledge of digital circuits, famliliarity with programming.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures are given, in English. The problem sessions cover the design of a microcode based processor, assembly language programming, programming in C, and concurrent programming using the Linux system. The course also includes programming assignments (assembler and concurrent programming in C).

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

1st quadrimester - face-to-face

Recommended or required readings

Reference text; notes and transparencies available from the course web page.

Assessment methods and criteria

Grading of programming assignments (30%), written exam (no oral exam).

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks

Further information can be found on the course web page: http://www.montefiore.ulg.ac.be/~pw/cours/struct.html


Teacher : P. Wolper Phone: 04 366 93 13 e-mail: Pierre.Wolper@ulg.ac.be Assistants: Samuel Hiard, Romain Mormont