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MIT 6.033 Computer System Engineering - Spring 2005

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. We will also look at case studies of working systems and readings from the current literature provide comparisons and contrasts, and do two design projects. Students engage in extensive written communication exercises. Enrollment may be limited. This course is worth 4 Engineering Design Points.

This course was also taught as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance programme as course number SMA 5501 (Computer System Engineering).

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Comment2 roberto varela, July 31, 2011 at 8:23 p.m.:

this is so great! my bigest dream is to join MIT for computer ciencie and i thougth this is a prety good starting point, sorry for my bad english

Comment3 elias, December 1, 2011 at 9:38 a.m.:

A university that sees students as seed and then goes ahead to make the tree out of the seed is worth the credit.
wish I could get a chance to MAKE MY PASSION MY PROFESSION AT MIT.

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