Operating Systems - COMP3231

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Computer Science and Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Kensington Campus

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: [COMP1921 or COMP1927] and [COMP2121 or ELEC2142].

Equivalent: COMP3891, COMP9201, COMP9283

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Operating System Organisation and services. Process management: scheduling, synchronisation and communication. Memory management: virtual memory, paging and segmentation. Storage management: disk scheduling, file systems. Protection and security. Distributed operating systems and file systems. Case studies: UNIX & NT. Lab: Programming assignments.

Assumed Knowledge: C
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