INFT1005 - Computer architecture and operating systems


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 3 hours A

Course content

Computer technology: The main components of the computer and how they interact (system architecture), cache and location, processor architecture. Representation of the most important data types and how the computer stores and processes them.

Operating system: operating system concepts, core, system calls, processes and threads, process communication, concurrency and synchronization, scheduling, virtual memory, paging and segmentation, page replacement algorithms, design and implementation, file system implementation, input / output, deadlock, virtualization, object security, malware and memory security , low level / system programming.

Learning outcome


K1: The candidate can explain how layering / abstraction is used in computer architecture and operating systems to create simplified and tidy interfaces

K2: The candidate can explain how the main components are tuned to optimize performance in modern system architecture.

K3: The candidate can explain how operating systems manage the computer's physical and logical resources with a view to optimal utilization

K4: The candidate can explain how the security mechanisms work and are implemented in modern computer systems, and be able to explain the most important security goals of an operating system


F1: The candidate can make use of his theoretical knowledge within the subject of the course in relevant practical problem solving.

F2: The candidate can take advantage of the possibilities offered by modern operating systems (and associated standard libraries) to parallelize and synchronize computer programs both using processes and threads

F3: The candidate can evaluate the performance of computer programs, especially with regard to parallelism, caching and virtualization

F4: The candidate may debug the execution of computer programs that have deviant behavior

F5: The candidate can solve common, minor programming tasks related to the use and operation of operating systems

General competence

The candidate has the competence to independently both convey and apply their knowledge and skills within the subject of the course in a work situation.

Learning methods and activities

Text-based lessons and exercises supplemented with tutorial videos and discussion groups. Most learning activities are asynchronous. Compulsory exercises must be approved in order to sit for the exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Mandatory work requirements: all exercises must be approved in order to take the exam.

Postponed exam: December.

Course materials

Some of the study material may be in English, and some learning activities require the participant to understand English.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IDRI1008 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
TDAT1003 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
IINI2008 3.2 AUTUMN 2019
IINI1008 3.2 AUTUMN 2019
IDATT2202 5.0 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: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Computer Systems
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Home examination 100/100 A





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 A





Room Building Number of candidates
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