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SIT222 - Operating Systems Concepts

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Justin Rough

Prerequisite:

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-)

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

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.

Assessment

Examination 60%, three assignments (of equal weighting) 40%

Unit Fee Information

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