Operating Systems I

5 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 1DT044

Code
1DT044
Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Computer Science G1F
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 30 August 2018
Responsible department
Department of Information Technology

Entry requirements

Computer Programming I and II, or participation in Imperative and Object-Oriented Programming Methodology, Computer Architecture I.

Learning outcomes

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.

Content

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.

Instruction

Lectures, tutorials and laboratory work.

Assessment

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.

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