School of Computer Science

Module 06-26255 (2013)

MSc Operating Systems and Networks

Level 4/M C

Behzad Bordbar Semester 2 10 credits
Co-ordinator: Behzad Bordbar
Reviewer: Behzad Bordbar

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This module introduces the foundations of Operating Systems and Network technologies. In addition the module provides opportunity for hands-on lab sessions of learning about a selection of essential Operating Systems and Network skills.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:

1 Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts and issues involved in OS and networking of IP-based systems 2 Interact and manage an Operating System
3 Demonstrate an understanding of the challenges involved in the design of Distributed Systems in general and main methods of addressing them
4 Explain Transport Layer protocols and their differences
5 Understand the basics and practical issues and architectures involving in important Application Layer protocols
6 Demonstrate practical understanding of the theoretical foundations of Operating Systems and Distributed Systems
7 Demonstrate the ability to analyse and understand a new technology or emerging technique


  • 06-21978 - ICY Introduction to Computer Science

Teaching methods

Lectures and assisted lab sessions

Contact Hours: 40


Sessional: 1.5 hr examination (80%), continuous assessment (20%).

Supplementary (where allowed): 1.5 hr examination (100%)

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