Operating Systems (G6059)
15 credits, Level 5
This module studies the system-level structures that underpin operating systems and networks.
The primary focus is on processes, showing how they contain dynamic threads and address spaces, and on understanding how both shared memory and messages can be used to communicate between processes.
Concepts covered will include:
- process management
- memory management
- file systems
- synchronisation primitives
- communication abstractions and their implementation over packets switched networks, using TCP and IP as examples.
Particular emphasis will be on showing how to make these structures secure.
33%: Practical (Laboratory)
50%: Coursework (Computer-based examination, Project)
50%: Examination (Unseen examination)
Contact hours and workload
We’re currently reviewing contact hours for modules and will update with further information as soon as it is available.
This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
This module is offered on the following courses: