Main Navigation
Apply Now Request Info


ECE 452 - Computer Organization and Architecture

Modern computer architecture design (CPUs, GPUs); AI and machine learning accelerators; hardware/software interfaces; pipelining and instruction level parallelism; superscalar and VLIW architectures; modern memory and network systems; storage and I/O systems; architectural exploration; parallel processing and programming; ethics in computing.


ECE 251 (Introduction to Microprocessors) or equivalent with a C or better.

Important Information

Military personnel admitted to a College of Engineering online degree program may be eligible for a 15% tuition discount. Tuition discounts can only be given if you provide the appropriate discount code at the time of registration. Call (877) 491-4336 or email to learn more.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface (Higher edition can be used), 5th Ed. (2014)
    David A. Patterson and John L. Hennessy
    ISBN: 9780124077263


Sudeep Pasricha

(970) 491-0254 |