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CSE2302 - Operating systems

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Information Technology


Not offered in 2007


Software organisation of multi-user, multi-tasking computers. The principles of operating systems are covered with reference to the underlying hardware requirements and are illustrated by a UNIX case study. Topics include operating system structure and services, multi-programming processes, CPU scheduling, memory management, device management, synchronisation, deadlocks, virtual memory and file systems.


Examination: (3 hours) 70%
Practical work: 30%

Contact hours

Two 1-hour lectures per week, one 1-hour tutorial per fortnight, and one 3-hour laboratory per fortnight


CSE1303 or CSC1030


CFR1125, CFR7103, COT2040, CSC2020, CSE2040, DGS2141, GCO2814, RDT2141