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GCO3818 - Software environments

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)
Singapore First semester 2007 (Off-campus)


The environment in which software is developed and used needs to be understood in order to make the most effective use of the capabilities of the underlying operating system. Topics include: Processes and threads: interprocess communication, scheduling. Deadlock: detection, prevention, avoidance. Memory management: allocation, swapping, virtual memory. Input/output principles and examples. File systems. Multimedia support: audio, video. Security: authentication, cryptography, common attacks, principles of secure system administration. Case studies: Characteristics of major PC operating systems


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

Contact hours

4 hours per week


GCO2812 or GCO9802


GCO2814, CFR1140, COT1140, CSC2020, CSE2302, RDT2141