Greece House

Greece Computer Architecture

The goal of this course is to provide the student with a working knowledge of the functioning of a computer system, in terms of both hardware and software. It begins by examining the path from a high-level language ( C ), down to assembly language, covering both the design of that assembly language and the workings of the tools used in this path. It then examines the design of a simple machine which can execute a given assembly language. Processor memory systems and storage are also examined.

The goal of ECEN 469 is to examine the tradeoffs and design considerations in the design of superscalar or instruction level parallel (ILP) microprocessors. The course will also explore other current microarchitectural approaches to improve performance and efficiency. This course builds on the foundation formed with ECEN350 and extends the student's understanding to today high end processors offered by Intel, IBM, etc.

ECEN 350 is mandatory for all EE and CE students within ECEN while ECEN469 is an elective. These two courses are highly synergistic as the knowledge taught in the first half of 350 will be leveraged in the second half with 469. Together they form a very solid basis and background for computer engineering and the semiconductor industry.

Locations and Dates

    • Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
    • Dates: June 4 - July 13, 2018

Faculty Leaders

Dr. Stavros Kalafatis
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
WEB 205E | (979) 458-4869

Dr. Paul Gratz
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
WEB 333M | (979) 488-4551

Engineering Global Programs
Engineering Activities Building A

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Ms. Corinne Beverly
Study Abroad Program Office
3262 TAMU | (979) 845-0544

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Courses Offered

ECEN 350: Computer Architecture and Design (4 Cr)
ECEN 469: Advanced Computer Architecture (3 Cr)

Prerequisites: ECEN 248

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Good academic standing with university
  • Approval of the professor
  • Required to attend all program specific orientations

Location Information

Thessaloniki, Greece

Greece is home to an HP development site and has a materials collaborative research development agreement wtih Texas A&M.

Further, nature and history trips will allow the students to expand their cultural knowledge thus adding to their academic expertise. Finally, the course and location will allow the students to experience working abroad and also develop contacts that they could leverage in the future when they engage in industry or academia.

Funding Opportunities

Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Program Office for financial resources:



The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid offers scholarships based on merit and financial need. Applications are available through the university’s scholarship website (below). The Continuing Student Scholarship application deadline is April 1, 2018. To apply, please visit:


Texas A&M University College of Engineering guarantees a scholarship for every student who has a 2.5 or higher GPA at the time of program application. There is no need to apply for the engineering scholarship, as it is automatic if students meet all of the requirements listed below:

  • A student from College of Engineering
  • Have a 2.5 or higher GPA at time of application
  • Satisfy the course requirements for admission
  • Be admitted and confirmed by April 15, 2018
  • Attend the Increasing your Cultural IQ Workshop before departing
  • Submit requested documents by deadlines

Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of Texas A&M study abroad programs. If you have any other questions, please contact the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid (2nd Floor Pavilion) or (979) 845-3236. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Program Office for financial resources:


The following chart estimates the total out-of-pocket expenses a student may have while participating in this program. This programs are subject to change.

Estimated Program Fee (subject to change)Cost
Lodging, excursions & cultural site visits, in-country transportation, several group meals, coordination and administration, portion of faculty expenses, CISI international health insurance, SAPO administration fee and miscellaneous program expenses $5,500
Additional Expenses (not included in program fee)$4,495+
Tuition & Fees; based on in-state tuition calculate from summer 2017 for 7 credit hours (not all fees included).  $2,500*
International Airfare $1,400
Passport (if not previously obtained) $145
Personal Spending Varies
Meals (not included in Program Fee) $400
Textbooks & Supplies $50
COE Competitive Scholarship (guaranteed) for students with a 2.5 GPA at time of application $500
Total Estimated Cost$9,495+

*Check the Student Business Services website ( for exact tuition/fee amount as it varies per student.