Operating Systems

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Operating Systems

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Computer Info Systems, Computer Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The aim of this module is to introduce the student to modern operating systems: what an operating system is, what it does and how it does it.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Explain the interfaces to and the role of an operating system
    2. Summarise the process life-cycle and apply a selection of scheduling algorithms
    3. Write multithreaded programs and employ synchronisation and locking mechanisms to solve concurrency-related issues
    4. Critically evaluate a selection of approaches to implementing virtual memory
    5. Identify the issues facing file system designers and explain how they are solved
    6. Choose appropriately between interprocess communication mechanisms and write programs that use those mechanisms

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.