MOOC program
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  • What are Uninettuno Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)

    Thanks to the UNINETTUNO MOOCs you will be able to freely follow the lectures of the best Italian and international lecturers drawn from a selection of the best courses of UNINETTUNO, in Italian, English and Arabic; you will have at your disposal digitised and indexed on-demand video lectures, usable on a PC as well as on smart phone and tablet, including hypertextual links to more-in-depth study materials (books and articles, practice work, slides, bibliographical references, lists of websites). You will also have at your disposal a collaborative discussion environment, a thematic forum by means of which you will be able to exchange views with your colleagues on the issues dealt with in the lectures, discuss the practice work done, cooperatively create new knowledge in a process that will see you active players of your own learning process.

  • How to get Credits (European Credits Transfer System) with Uninettuno MOOC

    If you have enjoyed the MOOCs experience, you can transform it into an actual asset for your academic and professional career: by enrolling in the corresponding UNINETTUNO university course, you will be included into a class and have the support of a tutor who will guide you along your learning path; you will be able to participate in a course delivery cycle, interact with professors and tutors in real time in UNINETTUNO virtual classrooms on the Web (on live streaming) or in UNINETTUNO Island of Knowledge on Second Life; the tracking of your activities on the MOOCs will be recorded and you will be acknowledged as an attending student and will be able to sit for the exam that will allow UNINETTUNO to officially assign you – in case of success – the university study credits corresponding to the selected courses, based on the Credits (European Credits Transfer System) - European Credit Transfer System, recognised by the Italian and by EU universities.


The course # of Uninettuno allows you to get # university credits according with the European System ECTS (European Credits Transfer System) and legally recognized by European and International Universities.
In order to get credits you need to study online following the Uninettuno model until the final exam.
The certification fee of the course # is # Euros that you can pay by Bank transfer to:

Università Telematica Internazionale UNINETTUNO
IBAN: IT58 D030 6905 0571 0000 0002 796
BIC BCITITMM (only for bank transfers from abroad)
(Istituto Bancario: IntesaSanPaolo SpA
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, n. 152 00186 Roma)

Once you have paid the registration fee for the single course you will be contacted by our student secretariat to arrange your online studies.
If you prefer you can contact our student secretariat by email at to be driven into the path of registration.

Ingegneria Informatica/Computer engineering (Academic Year 2006-2007)

Computer Architecture

Credits: 5
Available languages: AR, EN, FR, IT
Language: English
Course description
The Course gives an overview on the Computers Architecture and has the objective of explain how they works with focus on the x86 architecture. At the end of the course the student will acquire deep knowledge about how the computers work, the memory management systems and the Assembler programming.
This is a basic course, no prerequisites are required.
Basic notions on computer architecture. Internal architecture of a data processing system. Principles of CPU, memory and I/o devices operation.
Computer description techniques. CPU architecture, data path and control unit description. Mamory management. X86 working basics. Assembler language. Input/Output sub system. System bus. Overview on the RISC and Superscalar processors.
J. L. Hennessy, D. A. Patterson, "Computer Architecture", Apogeo, 2008
V. C. Hamacher, Z. G. Vranesic, S. G. Zaky, "Computer Architecture and Organization", Ed. Mc Graw-Hill, 1977
J. P. Hayes, "Computer Architecture and Organization", MacGraw Hill, New York, 1998.
Some exercises will be given to guide the student through the course.
Paolo Prinetto
Video professors
Prof. Giacomo Bucci - Università di Firenze (Firenze - Italy)
Prof. Gianni Conte - Università di Parma (Parma - Italy)
List of video lessons
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