Computer Science and EngineeringCSE 12 Computer Systems and Assembly Language and Lab

Introduction to computer systems and assembly language and how computers compute in hardware and software. Topics include digital logic, number systems, data structures, compiling/assembly process, basics of the system software, and computer architecture. Course is 7 credits with integrated laboratories illustrating concepts covered in lecture. Note that CSE 12 assumes some programming experience. Students can show programming experience by taking one of the courses listed in the prerequisite list below or by taking the CSE python Test-out Exam: (Formerly CSE 12 and CSE 12L)


Prerequisite(s): CSE 5J, or CSE 20, or CSE 30, or BME 160, or equivalent.



Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer


The Staff, Tracy Larrabee, Darrell Long, Jose Renau Ardevol, Matthew Guthaus, Max Dunne, Sagnik Nath