Course Details

ELE 464 Operating Systems

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Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
OPERATING SYSTEMS ELE464 8th Semester 3 0 3 6
Prerequisite(s)ELE336 Microprocessor Architecture and Programming
Course languageEnglish
Course typeElective 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesLecture
Question and Answer
Problem Solving
Instructor (s)Faculty members 
Course objectiveOperating system is a crucial part of a computer system. The purpose of this course is to introduce the students to fundamental concepts and principles of computer operating systems. This course aims to provide students with knowledge on the internal structure and components of operating systems, resource management performed by operating systems, services delivered by operating systems, and real-time operating system issues.  
Learning outcomes
  1. A student who completes the course successfully will
  2. L.O.1. Know the objectives and functions of operating systems
  3. L.O.2. Describe the logical structure of an operating system
  4. L.O.3. Identify the facilities provided by an operating system
  5. L.O.4. Know how operating systems perform the management of diverse computer resources
  6. L.O.5. Know about recent real-time operating system issues
Course ContentComputer and Operating System Principles, Processes and Threads, Mutual Exclusion and Synchronization, Deadlocks, Memory Management, Scheduling, Input/Output System, File Systems, Multiple Processor Systems, Security.  
ReferencesStallings W., Operating Systems, Internals and Design Principles, 9/e, Pearson, 2017. Tanenbaum and Boss, Modern Operating Systems, 4/e, Pearson, 2014.
Silberschatz, Galvin, and Gagne, Operating System Concepts, 9/e, John Wiley, 2014.

Course outline weekly

Week 1Computer System Overview
Week 2Operating System Overview
Week 3Processes: Process states, process description, process control, execution of the operating system
Week 4Threads : Processes and threads, types of threads, multicore and multithreading.
Week 5Mutual Exclusion and Synchronization: Hardware support, semaphores , monitors, message passing.
Week 6Deadlock: Deadlock prevention, deadlock avoidance, deadlock detection.
Week 7Memory Management: Memory partitioning, paging, segmentation.
Week 8Virtual Memory: Hardware and control structures, virtual memory policies.
Week 9Midterm Exam
Week 10Uniprocessor Scheduling: Types of scheduling, scheduling algorithms.
Week 11Multiprocessor and Real-Time Scheduling.
Week 12I/O Management and Disk Scheduling: I/O devices, organization of the I/O function, operating system design issues, I/O buffering, disk scheduling, RAID, disk cache.
Week 13File Management : File organization and access, file directories, file sharing, record blocking, secondary storage management.
Week 14Operating System Security: Intruders and malicious software, buffer overflow, access control.
Week 15Final exam preparation
Week 16Final exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam150
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes050
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes050

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 14 3 42
Laboratory 0 0 0
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)14456
Presentation / Seminar Preparation000
Homework assignment6424
Midterms (Study duration)12424
Final Exam (Study duration) 13434
Total Workload3669180

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. PO1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.     X
2. PO2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions.   X 
3. PO3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods.   X  
4. PO4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools. X   
5. PO5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results.X    
6. PO6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member.  X   
7. PO7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology. X   
8. PO8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development. X   
9. PO9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies.    X
10. PO10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English.   X 
11. PO11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities. X   
12. PO12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems. X   
13. PO13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem. X   

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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