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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions C Computer Engineering ENCM
Computer Engineering ENCM

Instruction offered by members of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering.

Senior Courses
Computer Engineering 335       Programming Fundamentals for Electrical Engineers
Key features of the C programming language. Pointers, memory models and memory management. Manipulation of text files and binary files. Introduction to recursion. Introduction to object-based programming using a modern object-oriented language.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T-1.5)
Prerequisite(s):
Engineering 233.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Computer Engineering 335 and 339 will not be allowed.
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Computer Engineering 369       Computer Organization
Organization of a simple stored-program computer: CPU, busses and memory. Instruction sets, machine code, and assembly language. Conventions for assembly language generated by compilers. Floating-point number representation. Hardware organization. Address translation and virtual memory. Input/output devices, computer interfacing, interrupt handling and multi-tasking systems.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T-1.5)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 353 and Computer Engineering 335 or 339 or Software Engineering for Engineers 337.
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Computer Engineering 467       Digital Electronic Circuits
MOS transistor fundamentals (D.C. characteristics, large signal model, transient behaviour). Transistor level implementation of standard MOS logic gates. Other MOS logic blocks. MOS memory (static and dynamic). Interfacing various logic families. Introduction to integrated circuit design.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 343 and 361.
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Computer Engineering 501       Principles of Computer Architecture
Impacts of integrated circuit technology on processor and memory system design and performance. Tradeoffs in instruction set design. Caches. Virtual memory. Enhancement of instruction throughput with instruction-level, data-level, and thread-level parallelism. Introduction to multicore microarchitecture and programming.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Computer Engineering 369 and 511.
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Computer Engineering 507       Computer Aided Design of Integrated Circuits
Development of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tools for digital circuits, algorithmic definition and design; partitioning, clustering, placement routing and timing techniques for digital circuits; applications in other areas of engineering.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 353.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Computer Engineering 507 and Electrical Engineering 519.38 will not be allowed.
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Computer Engineering 509       Fundamentals of Biometric Systems Design
Biometric systems, sensors and devices, Integration of Biometric-based hardware and software, Biometric applications.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 327 or consent of the Department.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Computer Engineering 509 and 519.36 will not be allowed.
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Computer Engineering 511       Embedded System Interfacing
Review of computer architecture; microcontrollers and their instruction sets; interfacing using common input/output devices, debugging and other software engineering practices, strategies for interrupt handling and exception handling; Interfacing using high level and assembly languages; software and hardware optimizations to achieve real time operations; real time operating systems; Embedded real-time applications.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Computer Engineering 369.
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Computer Engineering 515       Digital Signal Processors
Review of microprocessor fundamentals. Comparison of basic system architectures for RISC, CISC and DSP processors, recent architectural innovations. Processor characteristics needed to match the requirements for typical DSP applications. Hardware and software optimization techniques including multiple busses, register windows, super-scalar and other highly parallel instruction sets, critical timing paths, optimizing compilers and multi-processor operation. Fundamental comparison of custom and current commercial single chip DSP processor architectures. Elements of Hardware-Software co-design and development processes. Practical applications and laboratories.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Computer Engineering 369.
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Computer Engineering 517       Computer Arithmetic and Computational Complexity
Analyzing the complexity of computer arithmetic algorithms, fundamental issues concerning computational complexity problems with applications to engineering problems, including signal and image processing, cryptography and data mining.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Computer Engineering 335 or 339 or Software Engineering for Software Engineers 337.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Computer Engineering 517 and 519.34 will not be allowed.
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Computer Engineering 519       Special Topics in Computer Engineering
Current topics in computer engineering.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
Notes:
Consult Department for announcement of topics.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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