Programming and Operating Systems

University of Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Programming and Operating Systems

  • Host University

    University of Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Computer Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    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


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    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

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 reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

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.


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