Checking date: 29/06/2021

Course: 2021/2022

Operating Systems
Study: Bachelor in Applied Mathematics and Computing (362)

Coordinating teacher: CARRETERO PEREZ, JESUS

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Branch of knowledge: Engineering and Architecture

Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Programming (first year, semester 2) Computer Structure (second year, semester 1)
In this subject we aim the student to understand the concept of operating system, knowing its structure and operation, to be able to use the operating systems services from a program, as well as to know and apply the fundamental principles and basic techniques of parallel and concurrent programming.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1.- Introduction to operating systems. 2.- Operating systems services. 3.- Processes and threads. 4.- Processes and threads scheduling. 5.- Inter-process communication. 6.- Concurrent processes and synchronization. 7.- Files and directories.
Learning activities and methodology
THEORETICAL-PRACTICAL CLASSES. [44 hours with 100% classroom instruction, 1.67 ECTS] Knowledge and concepts students must acquire. Student receive course notes and will have basic reference texts to facilitate following the classes and carrying out follow up work. Students partake in exercises to resolve practical problems and participate in workshops and evaluation tests, all geared towards acquiring the necessary capabilities. TUTORING SESSIONS. [4 hours of tutoring with 100% on-site attendance, 0.15 ECTS] Individualized attendance (individual tutoring) or in-group (group tutoring) for students with a teacher. STUDENT INDIVIDUAL WORK OR GROUP WORK [98 hours with 0 % on-site, 3.72 ECTS] WORKSHOPS AND LABORATORY SESSIONS [8 hours with 100% on site, 0.3 ECTS] FINAL EXAM. [4 hours with 100% on site, 0.15 ECTS] Global assessment of knowledge, skills and capacities acquired throughout the course. METHODOLOGIES THEORY CLASS. Classroom presentations by the teacher with IT and audiovisual support in which the subject's main concepts are developed, while providing material and bibliography to complement student learning. PRACTICAL CLASS. Resolution of practical cases and problem, posed by the teacher, and carried out individually or in a group. TUTORING SESSIONS. Individualized attendance (individual tutoring sessions) or in-group (group tutoring sessions) for students with a teacher as tutor. LABORATORY PRACTICAL SESSIONS. Applied/experimental learning/teaching in workshops and laboratories under the tutor's supervision.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 35
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 65
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Abraham Silberschatz, Greg Gagne, Peter B. Galvin. Operating System Concepts, 10th Edition. Wiley. 2018

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.