Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Undergraduate: Level 5
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
28 August 2019
Requisites for this module
CE151 and CE152
BENGG420 Computer Networks,
BENGG421 Computer Networks (Including Year Abroad),
BENGI120 Computer Networks (Including Placement Year),
BENGH650 Computer Systems Engineering,
BENGH651 Computer Systems Engineering (Including Year Abroad),
BENGHP50 Computer Systems Engineering (Including Placement Year),
BENGGH46 Computers with Electronics (Including Foundation Year),
BENGGH4P Computers with Electronics,
BENGGH4Q Computers with Electronics (Including Year Abroad),
BENGI1H6 Computers with Electronics (Including Placement Year),
BSC GH01 Computing and Electronics,
BSC GH02 Computing and Electronics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC GH03 Computing and Electronics (Including Placement Year)
Operating systems convert a mass of varied machines and machinery into useful computing. What functionality has to be provided? How is that done? How is it used?
This module will introduce
. the functionality that an operating system has to provide to applications
. different ways it can provide those functions
. the functionality that the hardware has to provide to the operating system
. allocation of processing resources.
The aim of this module is to provide students with a solid background in the principles that underlie the design and function of modern operating systems with reference to some currently available operating systems and middleware. Various aspects of operating system design and functionality will be introduced. Some programming and other practical activities involving operating system related concepts will be explored in the laboratory sessions.
By the end of this module, students should
• Be able to use the Unix command line to perform everyday tasks
• Be able to install Linux
• Be able to describe the major components of an operating system and how they work
The module assumes that students have basic abilities in Java and some imperative programming language.
operating systems: purpose and history, function and structure
(intro to) linux through the shell
processes and threads
concurrency and synchronization
Lectures, classes and Labs
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Progress Test 1 - wk 20
||Progress Test 2 - wk 25
||120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Adrian Clark
CSEE School Office, email: csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770
No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
Of 70 hours, 22 (31.4%) hours available to students:
48 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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