School of Computer Science

Module 26255 (2018)

Module description - MSc Operating Systems and Networks

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Module Title MSc Operating Systems and Networks
School School of Computer Science
Module Code 06-26255
Level 4/M C
Member of Staff Phillip Smith
Semester Semester 2 - 10 credits
Co-requisites
  • 06-21978 - ICY Introduction to Computer Science
Delivery

Lectures and assisted lab sessions

Contact Hours: 40

Description

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.

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
Assessment

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

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