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Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- articulate knowledge of the fundamental principles of computer architecture using appropriate terminology;
- describe the historical development of operating systems and its impact on availability of technology;
- broadly explain theoretical and technical concepts relating to operating systems, including processes, virtual memory, files, security and distributed computing;
- analyse and evaluate a range of algorithms for process scheduling, concurrency, memory management and file storage; and
- plan and implement solutions to sometimes complex programming problems involving C programs and UNIX system calls.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
To enrol in this subject you will need to pass UNE-COSC120 subject. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not receive a satisfactory result for UNE-COSC120.
- AttendanceDetails - Travel may be required to attend the Final Examination for this subject.
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - Please refer students to link for requirements: http://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component.
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
An operating system is a fundamental component of most modern computing environments. Operating systems have developed in parallel with computer hardware, advancing to ensure the hardware can be used as effectively as possible. This unit introduces the core components of operating systems, including: processes; memory management; file systems; and scheduling. This is extended through an examination of multiprocessor and distributed systems, and illustrated through real-world case studies. Related topics, including concurrency control and security, are also introduced.
Assessment 1: Theory assignment. 300 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4 Assessment 2: Programming assignment. Relates to Learning Outcomes 4, 5 Assessment 3: Theory assignment. 300 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Assessment 4: Programming assignment. Relates to Learning Outcomes 4, 5 Assessment 5: 5 quizzes at 2% each. Approx 800 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Final Examination: 2 hrs 15 mins. Note - It is mandatory to pass this component in order to pass this unit. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will be offered online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit. UNE manages supervised exams associated with your UNE subjects. Prior to census date, UNE releases exam timetables. They’ll email important exam information directly to your UNE email address.
- Assessment 1 (10%)
- Assessment 2 (15%)
- Assessment 3 (10%)
- Final Examination (40%)
- Assessment 4 (15%)
- Assessment 5 (10%)
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.