University of Information Technology

Digital Fundamentals of Computer System

Course Description

This course is intended for anyone interested in knowing about computer system and related digital system. It explains how a computer functions, what various components are, and its capabilities and limitations and also digital logic and digital devices.

The aims of this course are for the students:

  •  To understand the fundamental organization of a computer system
  •  To know structure and function of computer components
  •  To know about the theory of digital electronics, the logic and the implementation of modules required for digital systems.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Understand the core fundamentals.
  • Comprehend most of the applications that depend heavily on digital electronics.
  • Apply this knowledge in their future careers .

Text and References Books


  1. Computer Fundamentals, Pradeep K. Sinha, Priti Sinha, Sixth Edition, 20.
  2. Digital Fundamentals, Thomas L.Floyd, Pearson International Edition, 11th Edition, 2015, ISBN-10: 1-292-07598-8, ISBN-13: 978-1-292-07598-3.


  1. Introduction to Modern Computer System
  2. Peter Norton’s Computer Fundamentals” (4th Edition)
  3. Experiments in Digital Fundamentals, Lab manual, 10th Edition, by Dave Buchla
  4. Digital Systems – Principles and Applications, 10th Edition, R.J. Tocci, N.S. Widmer and G.L. Moss, Pearson.

Assessment system

Evaluation Marks Percentage
Class Participation 10 Marks 10%
Tutorial/Discussion 10 Marks 10%
Project 20 Marks 20%
Final Examination 60 Marks 60%