The Computer Architecture Certificate covers the theory, design, implementations, and applications of computer architecture. Design methodology of computer architecture is rapidly changing due to advancement in microprocessors, integrated circuits and neural and VLSI circuits. Applications of computer architecture are many, including supercomputers, signal processing, communication systems, control systems, and large scale information processing systems.
Requirements for the Computer Architecture Certificate include four required courses and an elective course from the indicated list of courses. Students are expected to have a strong background in design and microprocessors at the undergraduate level.