Programming and Operating Systems
University of Galway
Area of Study
Taught In English
Admission to this course is subject to the agreement of the Head of the Discipline offering the course and will depend on the applicant's academic background in the relevant subject area.
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
Course Content: The course combines a systematic study of operating systems, and a first course in C programming. You have all studied programmming in python in Year 1. How you'll be introduced to C, one the lostest-established computer languages, but which has retained its popularity, certainly in the field of operating systems. This will be emphasised in many of the examples we'll study, such as multithreading and inter-process communication.
Assessment: Regular lab assignments and a 2 hour written exam at the end of Semester 1
Text books: Recommended texts include
Silberschatz et al, Operating System Concepts
King, C Programming - a modern approach (2nd Ed) Operating System Concepts
Haviland, UNIX system programming
Regular lab assignments and a 2 hour written exam at the end of Semester 1
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.
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