Introduces computer operating system principles, using practical examples. Topics include process scheduling, process coordination and synchronisation, resource scheduling, physical and virtual memory organisation, security issues, communications and networking, and distributed operating systems. The Unix operating system is used as a case study where appropriate.
- Semester 2 - 2016
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Discuss the key design issues of modern software operating systems and implement common solutions.
2. Program with multiple threads.
3. Discuss concurrency issues and solutions to them.
- Hardware overview.
- Processes and process scheduling including multi-processors.
- Concurrency control using hardware and software techniques.
- Memory Management.
- Virtual memory.
- I/O and disk management.
- File systems and file manipulation.
- Security mechanisms.
Written Assignment: Programming Assignment 1
Written Assignment: Programming Assignment 2
Written Assignment: Programming Assignment 3
Formal Examination: Final Examination *
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
Course Assessment Requirements:
- Formal Examination: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must obtain 40% in the final exam to pass the course.
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term