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GCO2814 - Operating systems

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: M Murshed


Gippsland First semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Malaysia Second semester 2007 (Day)
Singapore First semester 2007 (Off-campus)


Processes and threads: interprocess communication, scheduling. Deadlock: detection, prevention, avoidance. Memory management: allocation, swapping, virtual memory. Input/output principles and examples: disks, graphical user interfaces, network terminals. File systems: files, directories, disk space management. Security: authentication, cryptography, common attacks, principles of secure system administration. Case studies: Characteristics of major PC operating systems such as Linux and Windows.


Assignments: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Contact hours

4 hours per week


GCO2812 or GCO9802


CSC2020, RDT2141, CFR1125, CFR7103, COT2040, CSE2040, CSE2302, DGS2141, GCO3818, CSE1201