Principles of Computer Systems


Stanford School of Engineering

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Expand your knowledge of engineering computer systems and develop a critical perspective. This course covers the principles and practice of engineering of computer software and hardware systems, including techniques for controlling complexity, virtual memory, and threads. Systems concepts will be reinforced and practiced using relevant case studies.



Computer Organizations and Systems (Stanford Course CS107)

Topics include

  • Strong modularity using client-server design
  • Atomicity and coordination of parallel activities
  • Security and encryption
  • Performance optimizations

Note on Course Availability

The course schedule is displayed for planning purposes – courses can be modified, changed, or cancelled. Course availability will be considered finalized on the first day of open enrollment. For quarterly enrollment dates, please refer to our graduate certificate homepage.

023 Winter 2018-19 Online

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Dates:January 7 - March 15, 2019
Days: Mon, Wed, Fri
Times:1:30 pm - 2:50 pm
Units: 3.00-5.00
Delivery Option:
For Credit $6,300.00 ?


Enrollment Dates: October 28 to December 10, 2018

Computer Science Department Requirement
Students taking graduate courses in Computer Science must enroll for the maximum number of units and maintain a B or better in each course in order to continue taking courses under the Non Degree Option.

This course may not currently be available to residents of certain states.