Singapore University of Social Sciences

Computer Systems Architecture, HCI and Graphical Interfaces (EAS419)

Applications Open: 01 April 2020

Applications Close: 31 May 2020

Next Available Intake: July 2020

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Science & Technology

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

The first part of the course covers issues related to the design of high-performance processing system architectures and how such architectures are used in the design of personal computers (PCs). In the second part of the course the underlying principles of human-computer interaction are introduced alongside the techniques used to evaluate graphical user interfaces quantitatively.

Level: 4
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.

Topics

  • Computer Function and Interconnections
  • Computer Memory Systems and Input-Output (I/O) Devices
  • Operating System Support and Instruction Sets
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Interaction Models and Paradigms
  • Interaction Design and HCI Evaluation

Learning Outcome

  • State functions of computer memory systems and the various classes of processors.
  • Explain the principles of operation of pipelining and Pipelined Processors used in computer architecture design
  • Differentiate the roles and applications of the various typical parallel processors found in computer systems.
  • Explain in detail, the characteristics, properties and functions of connection networks in computer systems and explain the roles of task partitioning in computer I/O functions.
  • Use HCI design principles in the development of a conceptual user interface suitable for the aircraft cockpit layout of a large civilian aircraft.
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