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Operating Systems

Course
Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-18664
Tuition
Full education cost: 17 875 SEK
First payment: 17 875 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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About

The course focuses on the design and implementation of operating systems.

Topics covered include:

  • concurrent processes
  • resource management
  • deadlocks
  • memory management techniques
  • virtual memory
  • processor scheduling
  • disk scheduling
  • file systems
  • distributed file systems
  • micro kernels
  • multiprocessor operating system issues and virtual machines

Examples or case-studies are provided for all the subjects covered during the course.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

Successfully completed courses corresponding to 60 credits of studies within the subject Computer Science, or equivalent, including the following courses: a 7.5 credits course in machine oriented programming (e.g., DIT151 or equivalent), a 7.5 credits course in data structures (e.g., DIT960 or equivalent), a 7.5 credits course in programming (e.g., DIT440, DIT012 or equivalent). Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.