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CS3026: OPERATING SYSTEMS (2019-2020)

Last modified: 18 Mar 2020 09:59


Course Overview

This course discusses core concepts and architectures of operating systems, in particular the management of processes, memory and storage structures. Students will learn about the scheduling and operation of processes and threads, problems of concurrency and means to avoid race conditions and deadlock situations. The course will discuss virtual memory management, file systems and issues of security and recovery. In weekly practical session, students will gain a deeper understanding of operating system concepts with various programming exercises.






Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Martin Kollingbaum

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Comparative and historical studies of operating systems.

  • OS structure and services: system calls, system programs, virtualisation.
  • Processes and threads: scheduling, operation, co-operation and communication. Synchronisation, semaphores and deadlock handling.
  • Memory management: logical and physical address spaces, swapping, segmentation and paging. File systems, directory structure, and storage allocation. Protection and security. Comparing and contrasting examples and case studies from a variety of operating systems.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 7 - 17
  • 1 Practical during University weeks 8 - 17

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Summative Assessments

Computer Programming Exercise

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Computer Programming Exercise

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Exam

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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

Exam 75%, Computer Programming Exercise marks carried forward re-weighted 25%

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