Credit Points: 15
Workload: 48 contact hours
Campus: Melbourne, Sydney
Aims & Objectives
This is a core unit out of a total of 24 units in the Bachelor of Networking (BNet). This unit addresses the BNet course learning outcomes and complements other courses in a related field by developing students’ knowledge and skills in operating systems. For further course information refer to: http://www.mit.edu.au/study-with-us/programs/bachelor-networking. This unit is part of the AQF Level 7 (BNet) course.
This unit provides students with an overview of the functionality of Operating Systems, and their relationship with computer operations. Students will be presented with the main components of an Operating System, and how they cooperate with the hardware to provide a range of services. The discussions will include some ski lls and techniques to use operating systems such as Windows and Unix/Linux. This unit will cover the following areas:This unit will cover the following topics:
- Operating system principles
- Process management, scheduling and dispatching
- Deadlock, device management
- User Interface and Introduction to Unix/Linux
- Virtualisation and cloud computing
- Android Operating systems
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Report on the basics, and provide examples, of operating systems structure and functionality, including memory allocation, virtual memory, demand paging and process and device management.
- Describe the integration of hardware, operating systems and application software.
- Explain in detail the functioning of some devices such as peripherals (e.g. printers and network connections).
- Discuss the most common file systems structure and technology.
- Explain the concept of user interfaces and their role in the functionality of an OS.
- Demonstrate competency in the use of a command line interface to operate with and manage an OS such as UNIX, and perform simple UNIX (Linux) administration.
- Support and troubleshoot operating systems and applications at an introductory level.
Tutorial/Workshop: 2 hours
Learning Outcomes Assessed
|Laboratory participation & submission||a-g*||10%|
|Final Examination (2 hours)||a-g*||50%|
*refer to learning outcomes above.
- A. McHoes and I. M. Flynn, Understanding operating systems, 7th ed., Boston: Cengage Learning, November 2013
- G. Tomsho, Guide to Operating Systems, 5th ed., Boston: Cengage Learning, 2016
- A. S. Tanenbaum, Modern Operating System, 4th ed., Essex: Pearson Education Limited, 2015
MIT is committed to ensure the course is current, practical and relevant so that graduates are “work ready” and equipped for life-long learning. In order to accomplish this, the MIT Graduate Attributes identify the required knowledge, skills and attributes that prepare students for the industry.
The level to which Graduate Attributes covered in this unit are as follows:
|Ability to communicate||Independent and Lifelong Learning||Ethics||Analytical and Problem Solving||Cultural and Global Awareness||Teamwork Cooperation, Participation and Leadership||Specialist knowledge of a field of study|
|The standard is covered by theory and practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students always play an active role, e.g. workshops, lab submissions, assignments, demonstrations, tests, examinations|
|The standard is covered by theory or practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students mostly play an active role, e.g. discussions, reading, intepreting documents, tests, examinations|
|The standard is discussed in theory or practice; it is addressed by assessed activities in which the students may play an active role, e.g. lectures and discussions, reading, interpretation, workshops, presentations|
|The standard is presented as a side issue in theory or practice; it is not specifically assessed, but it is addressed by activities such as lectures or tutorials|
|The standard is not considered, there is no theory or practice or activities associated with this standard|