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

Operating systems, e.g., Windows, Unix, MacOS, Android, are an indispensable part of modern computing systems. The course as an introductory course will discuss definitions, principles, techniques of operating systems. The aim of this course is to facilitate the understanding of some fundamental yet core components in operating systems. The topic will focus on processes, scheduling algorithms, memory management, concurrency/synchronization, file systems.

Learning outcome

  • Knowledge: The students shall acquire a fundamental understanding of the core concepts and principles of operating systems. The students should learn about process management, scheduling, memory management, file systems, and I/O systems.
  • Skills: The students shall be able to exploit the operating system effectively, as a system developer, administrator and end user. The students are expected to be able to understand the low-level kernel code and implement some simple kernel functions within an operating systems.
  • General qualifications: The students shall understand and analyze the intricate interactions within an operating system. In addition, the students should obtain the knowledge and abilities to work with operating systems confidently and potentially tackle complex challenges within an operating system.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory assignment

Further on evaluation

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 2025

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 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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.

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