Subject: Computer Design

Scientific Area:



80 Hours

Number of ECTS:

7,5 ECTS



Overall objectives:

1 - Analysis and design of combinational and sequential digital circuits.
2 - Study of digital electronics circuits that implement digital circuits.
3 - Functional description of the data communication buses.
4 - Analysis and design of data memory circuits.
5 - Design of the central processing unit.
6 - Project description of the peripheral systems of computers.
7 - Computer design with distributed processing.


1 - Design of combinational and sequential digital circuits of computers.
2 - Digital electronics circuits of computers.
3 - Computer data bus.
4 - Circuits and systems of memories.
5 - Central processing unit.
6 - Peripheral system.
7 - Design of multiprocessor computers.


Ahmet Bindal , 2019 , Fundamentals of Computer Architecture and Design , Springer
M. Morris Mano, Charles R. Kime, Tom Martin , 2015 , Logic and Computer Design Fundamentals , Pearson

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
The lectures of the programmatic contents, in the theoretical component, are for presentation of the concepts and definitions. The theoretical-practical component, with the exemplification of projects, aims to stimulate for the design of computers that is concretized in the component of laboratory practice. The evaluation is done with two frequencies, each with a weight of 25%. The practical component is evaluated with three design works of parts of the computers, each with a weight of 10%, and a complete design of a computer, with a weight of 20%.