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Operating Systems and Systems Programming (ICT310)

Organisational Unit School of Engineering and Information Technology
Credit Points 4
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TSA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit aims to provide an understanding of the design and implementation of modern operating systems and how they provide an interface to computer hardware resources. It also covers the use of operating systems service routines to construct efficient systems programs. Topics include: process management, memory management, mechanisms for interprocess communications, file systems and protections, network programming using sockets and the UNIX system call interface.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 x 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 x 2 hour per week (1 hour unsupervised); plus optional clinics.
Assessment You will be assessed on the basis of two major assignments (15% and 25% respectively), 10 weekly lab assignments (10%), and one final examination (50%).
Your final grade for the unit will be reported as a letter grade and a mark. In order to pass the unit you must:
1) have an aggregate score for the combined assessment of 50% or better, and

2) achieve a satisfactory performance in the supervised component, which is the final examination. A satisfactory performance is normally considered to be 50% or higher.
Prerequisites ICT104 Principles of Computer Science and ICT106 Fundamentals of Computer Systems. Students are encouraged to complete ICT209 Data Structures and Abstractions before taking this unit.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Operating Systems and Systems Programming (ICT374) - as for ICT310 except as follows
Organisational Unit School of Engineering and Information Technology
Credit Points 3
Availability Not available this year
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 x 2 hours per week: tutorials: 1 x 2 hours per week (1 hour unsupervised); optional clinics.
Assessment You will be assessed on the basis of two major assignments (15% and 25% respectively), 10 weekly lab assignments (10%), and one final examination (50%).
Your final grade for the unit will be reported as a letter grade and a mark. In order to pass the unit you must:
1) have an aggregate score for the combined assessment of 50% or better, and

2) achieve a satisfactory performance in the supervised component, which is the final examination. A satisfactory performance is normally considered to be 50% or higher.
Prerequisites ICT283 Data Structures and Abstractions.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Appears in these Minors
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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