Skip to content
printicon
Main menu hidden.

Operating systems

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Spring Term 2022

About the course

The goal of the course is to introduce the students to modern operating systems design. Both practical and theoretical aspects of operating Systems will be studied. The course will cover 5 main topics, namely,

Topic 1: Introduction
This module will provide a top level description of modern operating systems.

Topic 2: kernels and processes 
Introduces the students to the design and implementation of different operating system kernels in some detail.

Topic 3: concurrency, synchronization and scheduling
The module covers threads and the semantics of concurrency, synchronization of multi-threaded programs, deadlocks, race conditions, processor scheduling and other related topics.

Topic 4: memory management
The fourth module cover topics related to memory such as hardware and software address translation mechanisms, caching and virtual memory. 

Topic 5: I/O and File Systems
This module introduces  the File system abstraction, different storage devices and filesystems

Application and eligibility

Operating systems, 7.5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2022 Visa tillfällen för efterkommande termin

Starts

17 January 2022

Ends

23 March 2022

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

To be admitted you must have 60 ECTS-credits in Computing Science or 2 years of completed studies, in both cases including good knowledge and experience of the programming language C, including working with threads. You should also have knowledge and experiences of programming directly with/to an operatingsystem. These requirements are fulfilled by the course C-programming and Unix or equivalent.
  Entry requirements

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-57325

Application

Application deadline was 15 October 2021. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 17,850

Total fee

SEK 17,850

Contact us

Please be aware that the University is a public authority and that what you write here can be included in an official document. Therefore, be careful if you are writing about sensitive or personal matters in this contact form. If you have such an enquiry, please call us instead. All data will be treated in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.

Course is given by
Department of Computing Science