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Operating systems ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: A/Prof John Hurst

Clayton Second semester 2005 (Day)
Malaysia Second semester 2005 (Day)

Synopsis: Software organisation of multi-user, multi-tasking computers. The principles of operating systems are covered with reference to the underlying hardware requirements and are illustrated by a UNIX case study. Topics include operating system structure and services, multi-programming processes, CPU scheduling, memory management, device management, synchronisation, deadlocks, virtual memory and file systems.

Assessment: Examination: (3 hours) 70% + Practical work: 30%

Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures per week, one 1-hour tutorial per fortnight, and one 3-hour laboratory per fortnight

Prerequisites: CSE1303 or CSC1030

Prohibitions: CFR1125, CFR7103, COT2040, CSC2020, CSE2040, DGS2141, GCO2814, RDT2141