ENCE360-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Operating Systems

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020

Description

This course provides an overview of the concept of operating systems. An operating system is the most important system software and manages all the resources of a computer. This course provides a detailed view of operating system functions such as process management, memory management, I/O management, file management and virtualisation. This course also provides information about concepts such as mutual exclusion, and concurrent processes. There is an emphasis on design, implementation, and evaluation of modern operating systems including mobile and real-time operating systems.

Learning Outcomes

  • This course is intended for undergraduate students and practitioners interested in Operating Systems, where major areas will be introduced by the lecturer.

    After completing this course, successful students:
  • are able to understand and explain a range of concepts used in modern operating systems such as process management, memory management, I/O management, file management, virtualisation and distributed processing
  • are able to understand and explain critical factors that should be considered during design of operating systems
  • are able to use system calls (which provide an interface between the operating system and applications), including concurrent threads, processes, pipes, sockets, signals, etc.
  • understand the application of these concepts to modern operating systems such as Linux, Windows, macOS/iOS and Android.

Pre-requisites

ENCE260. RP: COSC110 or
COSC101, COSC262.

Restrictions

COSC321

Recommended Preparation

COSC110 or COSC101, COSC262.

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 140 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 E7 Lecture Theatre 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 15:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 136 Lab 4 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Wednesday 15:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 136 Lab 4 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 19:00 - 21:00 Jack Erskine 134 Lab 3 (19/8)
Jack Erskine 133 Lab 2 (19/8)
17 Aug - 23 Aug

Course Coordinator

Andrew Bainbridge-Smith

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignment 20%
Lab Test 20%
Lab quizzes 10%
Final Exam 50%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Tanenbaum, Andrew S.,1944-; Modern operating systems; 3rd ed; Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $975.00

International fee $5,500.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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