The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

CSCI 4335 Computer Architecture

A study of the operational units and their interconnections of a modern computer as well as the theory behind the design of the instruction set, control unit, registers, memory hierarchy and addressing modes, bus structures, input/output, and storage units. Similarities between CISC and RISC architectures and related issues such as instruction level parallelism and superscalar processors are discussed.




Grade of C or better in: [CSCI 2380 or CMPE 2380] and [CSCI 2333 or CMPE 2333 or ELEE 3435 or CMPE 3437].

Cross Listed Courses

Credit cannot be earned for both ELEE 4380 and CSCI 4335.

Schedule Type


Grading Basis

Standard Letter (A-F)

Administrative Unit

Computer Science


As scheduled