IDATA2305 - Operating Systems with System Programming


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 3 hours E

Course content

The subject will establish definitions, principles, frameworks and architectures for modern operating systems.

The subject will focus on processes, thread systems, synchronization, CPU scheduling, memory management, file systems, input-output units, deadlock management, multi-processor systems and security.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student understands:

  • Which tasks an operating system solves.
  • The characteristics of an operating system.
  • The critical services provided by an operating system, such as process scheduling and memory management.

Skills - the student can:

  • Exploit the operating system effectively, as a system developer, administrator and end user.
  • Write programs using threads and synchronization.

General competence - the student shall know:

  • The challenges and solutions for management of resources like processors and memory.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory exercises

Further on evaluation

All mandatory assignments must be passed to get access to examination.

Repeated examination can be executed as an oral exam.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Computer Science (BIDATA)

Course materials

Announced at the start of the semester

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
ID202812 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Computers
  • Computer Systems
  • Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of ICT and Natural Sciences


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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