Syllabus for Operating Systems I
- 5 credits
- Course code: 1DT044
- Education cycle: First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Computer Science G1F
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
- G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
- G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
- G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
- GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
- A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
- AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Established: 2008-03-13
- Established by:
- Revised: 2018-08-30
- Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Applies from: Autumn 2019
Computer Programming I and II, or participation in Imperative and Object-Oriented Programming Methodology, Computer Architecture I.
- Responsible department: Department of Information Technology
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- explain how operating systems interact with various types of hardware and software.
- describe how the operating systems are structured internally, as well as explain the basic principles and theories for this.
- explain algorithms: scheduling, synchronisation, and memory allocation.
- solve simple programming tasks within eg synchronisation, file systems, and information protection.
Processes and process synchronisation, principles of programming and scheduling processes, memory and name management for objects. Input and output systems, file systems, and information protection. Different types of operating systems design. Interrupt handling.
Lectures, tutorials and laboratory work.
Written examination (3 credits). Written and oral assignments (2 credits).
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.
- Latest syllabus (applies from Autumn 2019)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2014)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Spring 2008)
Applies from: Autumn 2019
Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.
Operating system concepts
Galvin, Peter B.;
8th ed.: Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2008