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Two SIT coded units (excluding mathematics units coded SIT19-, SIT29-, SIT39-) or one SIT coded unit and MSC228 (excluding mathematics units coded SIT19-, SIT29-, SIT39-)
2 x 1 hour lecture per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.|
This unit will familiarise students with the role and organisation of operating systems, which support programmers, program execution and efficient utilisation of computational resources. The management of logical and physical resources is discussed in detail. Students study process management, in particular their description, threads, concurrency and scheduling; memory management, in particular virtual memory; input/output management, including disk scheduling; file management, synchronisation and deadlock issues in multiprogramming environments; and security, in particular resource protection. The study covers Microsoft Windows, Linux and operating systems of PDAs and mobile phones as examples of the most commonly used operating systems. Factors influencing operating systems of mobile devices will be discussed. Some programming may be assigned as part of the assessment.
Examination 60%, three assignments (of equal weighting) 40%
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.