CEN 502 - Topic: Computer Systems II (Fall 2013)
The combination of CEN501 and CEN502 serves to integrate the required knowledge of electrical engineering and computer science to ensure that all students have the necessary background to pursue advanced study in the areas of computer engineering. CEN501 focuses on circuit and logic design, topics that span the electrical engineering to computer engineering interface. CEN502 begins with fundamentals of computer architecture and focuses on basic principles of systems programming, operating systems, compilers, and networking topics that cover the computer science to computer engineering interface. Together this pair of courses provides a common and necessary background for all students in the program to pursue further advanced study in the six areas of the program. As such, these courses must be taken early in the student's course of graduate study.
The goal of CEN502 is to prepare incoming computer engineering graduate students for taking advance level computer systems courses in the areas such as computer architecture, compilers, operating systems, mobile and embedded systems.
Graduate students in Computer Engineering or related areas.
POLICY ON CHEATING
Any incidence of cheating in this class will be severely dealt with. This applies to homework assignments, programming assignments, quizzes and tests. The minimum penalty for cheating will be that the student will not obtain any credit for that particular assignment. (This means that if in a test and/or assignment a student is found have cheated, he/she will obtain zero in that test and/or assignment.) For the homework and the programming assignments students may discuss the problems with others, but one is expected to turn in the results of one's own effort (not the results of a friend's efforts). One tends to get very suspicious if two identically wrong results show up in the homework assignment and/or tests. The names of the offenders will be maintained in the departmental files. The repeat offenders may be debarred from the University.