Computer System Engineering

Diagram of networked computers.

Network of three domains. See Lecture 9 in the Lecture Notes section for an introduction to networks. (Courtesy of Prof. Scott Shenker, UC Berkeley. Used with permission.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

6.033

As Taught In

Spring 2009

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Features

Course Description

This course covers topics on the engineering of computer software and hardware systems: techniques for controlling complexity; strong modularity using client-server design, virtual memory, and threads; networks; atomicity and coordination of parallel activities; recovery and reliability; privacy, security, and encryption; and impact of computer systems on society. Case studies of working systems and readings from the current literature provide comparisons and contrasts. Two design projects are required, and students engage in extensive written communication exercises.

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Morris, Robert, and Samuel Madden. 6.033 Computer System Engineering, Spring 2009. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-033-computer-system-engineering-spring-2009 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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