Semester 1, 2020

About this Course

The aim of COSC243 is to teach the fundamentals of computer architecture and operating systems.


Stallings, W., Computer Organization and Architecture (10th or 11th Edition), Prentice Hall, 2011. (recommended)

Silberschatz, A. et al, Operating System Concepts (8th or 9th Edition), Wiley. (essential)

Departmental Communications

Note that all departmental communications to students will use your email account.


Materials for lectures and tutorials

Lecture notes, and tutorial sheets, will appear online at the start of the week of the associated lecture or tutorial. You will need to make sure that you have a copy of the material available for the class.

You can find the lecture and tutorial content on Blackboard

Venues for lectures and tutorials


Day Time Venue
Tuesday 11:00 - 11:50 Tower G07
Friday 11:00 - 11:50 Burns 2

Tutorial Streams for first half of week

The tutorials in the first half of week six will be in Lab B of Owheo.

Day Time Venue
Monday 9:00 - 10:50 OWG34
Monday 2:00 - 3:50 STDAVB
Monday 4:00 - 5:50 CASTC
Tuesday 2:00 - 3:50 OBSLG04

Tutorial Streams for second half of week

The first tutorial will be during the Thursday/Friday in the first week.

Day Time Venue
Thursday 9:00 - 10:50 OWG34
Thursday 2:00 - 3:50 QUAD3
Thursday 4:00 - 5:50 OBSLG04
Friday 2:00 - 3:50 QUAD1

Streaming questions

If you have any questions about your tutorial streams, then please contact Iain Hewson (

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