TDT4186 - Operating Systems


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

The topic will establish definitions, principles, frameworks and architectures for modern operating systems. The topic will focus on processes, thread systems, synchronization, CPU scheduling, memory management, file systems, input-output units, deadlock management, multi-processor systems and security. Important examples will be WINDOWS, UNIX, ANDROID & MAC OS.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The student shall understand which tasks an operating system solves, how tasks are solved and the use characteristics of an operating system. The student shall be able to work with an operating system kernel, processes, threads, synchronization, time-sharing, memory management, file systems, I/O, deadlock management, multi-processor systems and security. Skills: The student shall be able to exploit the operating system effectively, as a system developer, administrator and end user. The student shall be able to program with threads and synchronization. General qualifications: The student shall know the challenges and solutions for management of resources like processors and memory. The student shall be able to manage interfaces like software-hardware.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory assignment

Further on evaluation

A final written exam that counts 100%. Grading rule: A-F.

Compulsory activity must be approved in order to take the exam.

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.

Course materials

Will be given at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TDT4155 3.7
IT167 3.7
MNFIT167 3.7
IT222 3.7
IT2202 3.7
MNFIT222 3.7
MNFIT222 3.7
TTK4147 2.0 AUTUMN 2009
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Informatics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D 2024-05-13 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL110 lilla sone Sluppenvegen 14 64
SL210 Sluppenvegen 14 51
SL110 hvit sone Sluppenvegen 14 64
SL110 turkis sone Sluppenvegen 14 80
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

More on examinations at NTNU