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Operating Systems

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Operating Systems
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022
Module code: PIB-BS
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V+2P (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam 90 min.

[updated 19.02.2018]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

DFIW-BS (P610-0191) Computer Science and Web Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 4, mandatory course
KIB-BS (P222-0007) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021 , semester 4, mandatory course
KIB-BS (P222-0007) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022 , semester 3, mandatory course
PIB-BS (P221-0013) Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022 , semester 4, mandatory course
PRI-BS (P222-0007) Production Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2023 , semester 3, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
PIB-VS Distributed Systems

[updated 21.02.2022]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Steffen Knapp
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Steffen Knapp

[updated 28.09.2016]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be familiar with the typical structure and principles of operating systems and alternatives in development. In addition, they will also understand the maintenance strategies of the respective resources and the mechanisms of scheduling and process synchronization. They will be able to apply the contexts they have learned to other operating systems and environments.

[updated 01.07.2021]
Module content:
Introduction, Operating system concepts
Memory management, paging
Process management, competing processes

[updated 01.07.2021]
Teaching methods/Media:
Combination of lecture and practical course/tutorial/exercises
Lecture slides, exercises, sample solutions

[updated 01.07.2021]
Recommended or required reading:
J. Nehmer, P. Sturm: Systemsoftware-Grundlagen moderner Betriebssysteme, Punkt 2001
A. Tanenbaum, H. Bos: Moderne Betriebssysteme, Pearson Studium 2016
W. Stallings: Operating Systems, Prentice Hall, 2014
A. Silberschatz et al.: Operating System Concepts, Wiley, 2008

[updated 01.07.2021]
Module offered in:
SS 2024, SS 2023, SS 2022, SS 2021, SS 2020, ...
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