TDT4186 - Operating Systems


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 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

The course will give students an understanding of the tasks that an operating system solves, how tasks are solved and give an understanding of the use characteristics of an operating system. The themes are the kernel of the operating system, processes, threads, synchronization, time-sharing, memory management, file systems, I/O, deadlock management, multi-processor systems and security.

The course will enable the students to exploit the operating system effectively, as system developers, as administrators and as end users. The course should enable them to do programming with threads and synchronization.

General qualifications:
The course will give the students an understanding of the challenges and solutions for management of resources like processors and memory and enable the students to manage interfaces like software-hardware.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises.

Compulsory assignments

  • 4 exercises

Further on evaluation

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

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Will be given at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IT167 3.7
IT2202 3.7
IT222 3.7
MNFIT167 3.7
MNFIT222 3.7
MNFIT222 3.7
TDT4155 3.7
TTK4147 2.0 2009-09-01


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 D 2018-06-09 09:00
Summer UTS Written examination 100/100 D
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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