School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Operating Systems
  • Unit Code

    CSG1102
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Naeem Khalid JANJUA

Description

Functions of operating systems; multiprocessing; file, device, memory and processor management; deadlocks; concurrency; protection and security; network and distributed system structures.

Prerequisite Rule

Students must pass 1 unit from ENS1161, ENS4103

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded CSG2343

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse and describe the different components and functions of a modern operating system.
  2. Analyse and describe the problems involved in the design of operating systems.
  3. Demonstrate an awareness of the similarities and differences between many of the operating systems currently in use.

Unit Content

  1. Concurrency; semaphores, monitors, message passing.
  2. Concurrent Processes - semaphores, monitors, message passing.
  3. File and device management; deadlocks.
  4. Introducing Operating Systems - their history, objectives and functions.
  5. Main and auxiliary storage; real and virtual memory; segmentation, paging and swapping.
  6. Memory Management: Early Systems - their structures.
  7. Memory Management: Virtual Memory - real and virtual memory; segmentation, paging and swapping.
  8. Network and distributed system structures.
  9. Process Management - job and processor scheduling; multiprocessing.
  10. Processor Management.
  11. Protection and security.
  12. System Management.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures and workshops.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
Annotated Bibliography
Management techniques in current operating systems20%
EssayA relevant topic in operating system development30%
Examination ^End of semester examination50%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
Annotated Bibliography
Management techniques in current operating systems20%
EssayA relevant topic in operating system development30%
Examination ^End of semester examination50%

^ Mandatory to Pass


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Operating Systems
  • Unit Code

    CSG1102
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Naeem Khalid JANJUA

Description

Functions of operating systems; multiprocessing; file, device, memory and processor management; deadlocks; concurrency; protection and security; network and distributed system structures.

Prerequisite Rule

Students must pass 1 unit from ENS1161, ENS4103

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded CSG2343

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse and describe the different components and functions of a modern operating system.
  2. Analyse and describe the problems involved in the design of operating systems.
  3. Demonstrate an awareness of the similarities and differences between many of the operating systems currently in use.

Unit Content

  1. Concurrency; semaphores, monitors, message passing.
  2. Concurrent Processes - semaphores, monitors, message passing.
  3. File and device management; deadlocks.
  4. Introducing Operating Systems - their history, objectives and functions.
  5. Main and auxiliary storage; real and virtual memory; segmentation, paging and swapping.
  6. Memory Management: Early Systems - their structures.
  7. Memory Management: Virtual Memory - real and virtual memory; segmentation, paging and swapping.
  8. Network and distributed system structures.
  9. Process Management - job and processor scheduling; multiprocessing.
  10. Processor Management.
  11. Protection and security.
  12. System Management.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures and workshops.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
Annotated Bibliography
Management techniques in current operating systems20%
EssayA relevant topic in operating system development30%
Examination ^End of semester examination50%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
Annotated Bibliography
Management techniques in current operating systems20%
EssayA relevant topic in operating system development30%
Examination ^End of semester examination50%

^ Mandatory to Pass

Core Reading(s)

  • McHoes, A. M. (2014). Understanding Operating Systems. (7th ed.). Canada: Cengage Learning.

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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