IN2060 – Digital Design and Computer Architecture
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.
Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.
The course addresses principles of digital design, such as combinatorial and sequential logic, finite state machines and digital building blocks, and builds on this to introduce processor architectures, pipeline, cache, and the interfaces between hardware and program code.
After finishing IN2060, you´ll have:
- knowledge of how a computer is assembled and functioning, from logical ports to the processor
- knowledge of the hardware and software interface
- learned to analyze and construct digital circuits
Special admission requirements
In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:
- Mathematics R1 or Mathematics (S1+S2)
The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies. Read more about special admission requirements (in Norwegian).
Recommended previous knowledge
IN1000/INF1000/INF1001/IN1900/IN-KJM1900/INF1100, IN1020, IN1080
- 5 credits overlap with INF1400 – Digital technology (discontinued).
- 5 credits overlap with INF2270 – Computer Architecture (discontinued).
- 5 credits overlap with INF1070 – Computer architecture (discontinued).
- 3 credits overlap with IN103.
- 3 credits overlap with IN147.
2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of group lectures.
The submission of mandatory assignments is compulsory. Read more about requirements for assignment of assignments, group work and legal cooperation under guidelines for mandatory assignments.
The course has a 4 hours long written digital exam. All mandatory assignments must be passed to be allowed to take the exam.
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Language of examination
You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.