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Computer Architecture

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: DIT051
Autumn 2019
50% Day
Period: 2 September 2019 - 1 November 2019
Comments: Please note that the study period is adjusted compared to previously stated
2 Closed GU-18650
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

Computers have made new applications possible but they often also require higher computational performance. Fortunately, performance has doubled every eighteen months over the last decades because of technology shrinkage (higher clock frequency) and through advances in computer architecture. Because of the enormous heat at the high frequencies that microprocessors are operating at today, further increases in frequency is difficult. Therefore, the main approach to increase computational performance is through new forms of parallelism. Industry has responded to this technology trend by integrating multiple processors on a chip - multi-core processors. This course focuses on principles for the design of parallel computers - architectures as well as programming models - which is the mainstream computing technology for the next ten years.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: Successfully completed two year of studies within the subject Computer Science or equivalent. The course DIT122 Datorsystemteknik or equivalent is required.  Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 17 587 SEK
First payment: 17 587 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance



Department of Computer Science and Engineering
41296 Göteborg

Visiting address: Rännvägen 6 B

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