The University of Newcastle, Australia

Course handbook

Description

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.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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.


Content

  1. Hardware overview.
  2. Processes and process scheduling including multi-processors.
  3. Concurrency control using hardware and software techniques.
  4. Memory Management.
  5. Virtual memory.
  6. I/O and disk management.
  7. File systems and file manipulation.
  8. Security mechanisms.
  9. Networking.  

Assumed knowledge

COMP6240Operating SystemsIntroduces 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.

FENBEFaculty of Engineering and Built Environment513School of Electrical Engineering and Computing1060005980Semester 2 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan2019SENG6120 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. Networking.   YOn successful completion of this 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. Written Assignment: Programming Assignment 1Written Assignment: Programming Assignment 2Written Assignment: Programming Assignment 3Formal Examination: Final Examination *In Term Test: Mid Term test* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.CallaghanLectureFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0TutorialFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term2In 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 whose overall mark in the course is 50% or more, but who score less than 40% in the compulsory item and thus fail to demonstrate the required proficiency, will be awarded a Criterion Fail grade, which will show as FF on their formal transcript. However, students in this position who have scored at least 25% in the compulsory item will be allowed to undertake a supplementary 'capped' assessment in which they can score at most 50% of the possible mark for that item.


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Programming Assignment 1

Written Assignment: Programming Assignment 2

Written Assignment: Programming Assignment 3

Formal Examination: Final Examination *

In Term Test: Mid Term test

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

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 whose overall mark in the course is 50% or more, but who score less than 40% in the compulsory item and thus fail to demonstrate the required proficiency, will be awarded a Criterion Fail grade, which will show as FF on their formal transcript. However, students in this position who have scored at least 25% in the compulsory item will be allowed to undertake a supplementary 'capped' assessment in which they can score at most 50% of the possible mark for that item.

Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 2