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Introduction to Operating Systems for CST COMP 4737

Computer Systems Course

International Fees

International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

​​Following on from “Procedural Programming with C" and “Computer Architecture and Organization"; students are introduced to the basic concepts, terminology and leveraging operating systems for concurrent software applications. COMP 4737 replaces COMP 4731 in the CST/PTS Diploma. Participants focus on using concurrent programming: processes and threads, inter-process communication (IPC), synchronization and mutual exclusion, deadlock and starvation with an introduction to memory organization. Theoretical topics include: overall operating system structure, operating systems services, how these services are used, and kernel architecture. Labs and exercises reinforce concepts with examples of using these operating system services within application programs. This course is equivalent to COMP 4736 in the Full-time CST Diploma. Upon successful completion, students will be able analyze, design and implement concurrent software applications. COMP 4737 is required for the Computer Systems (CST/PTS) Diploma and is offered twice per year the Winter (January) and Spring (May) terms.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

4.0

Domestic fees

$570.58

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below are three offerings of COMP 4737 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 68914

Duration

Thu May 30 - Thu Aug 01 (10 weeks)

  • 10 weeks
  • CRN 68914
  • Domestic fees $570.58
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 30 - Jun 20 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online
May 30 - Aug 01 N/A N/A Online
Jun 27 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 420
Jul 04 - Jul 25 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Aug 01 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 420
Instructor

Rahim Oraji

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$570.58

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. Please email cstflex@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 48 hours - 30 hours synchronous online classes and 18 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours online and requires an additional 1.5 to 2 hours per week asynchronously (as assigned by the instructor). Midterm Exam at DTC campus June 27; Final Exam at DTC campus August 1. Late registration is not permitted.
Status

Seats Available

2 seats remaining as of Sun May 26, 2024 at 5:00 pm (PDT). Availability may change at any time.

CRN 68757

Duration

Tue May 28 - Tue Jul 30 (10 weeks)

  • 10 weeks
  • CRN 68757
  • Domestic fees $570.58
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 28 - Jul 30 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 410
May 28 - Jul 30 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Rahim Oraji

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$570.58

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. Please email cstflex@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 48 hours - 30 hours on campus and 18 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours on campus and requires an additional 1.5 to 2 hours per week asynchronously (as assigned by the instructor). This is a BYOD (bring your own device) course, participants must provide their own current model PC with an i5 or higher equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM minimum, 256 GB minimum storage and high-speed internet access. Late registration is not permitted.
Status

Full

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 68759

Duration

Wed May 29 - Wed Jul 31 (10 weeks)

  • 10 weeks
  • CRN 68759
  • Domestic fees $570.58
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 29 - Jun 19 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online
May 29 - Jul 31 N/A N/A Online
Jun 26 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 410
Jul 03 - Jul 24 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Jul 31 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 410
Instructor

Rahim Oraji

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$570.58

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. Please email cstflex@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 48 hours - 30 hours synchronous online classes and 18 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours online and requires an additional 1.5 to 2 hours per week asynchronously (as assigned by the instructor). Midterm Exam at DTC campus June 26; Final Exam at DTC campus July 31. Late registration is not permitted.
Status

Full

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the role of an operating system.
  • Analyze how the operating system is structured (layers and components).
  • Describe the operating system interface (system calls, shells).
  • Use POSIX system calls in C.
  • Describe synchronization concepts such as mutual exclusion, critical sections, and race conditions.
  • Solve synchronization problems using constructs such as spinlocks, mutexes, semaphores, condition variables, and monitors.
  • Compare and contrast synchronization of threads with semaphores and monitors.
  • Discuss the consequences of concurrency: deadlock, starvation and livelock.
  • Describe how to prevent, avoid, detect and recover from deadlock.
  • Design and implement concurrent applications using processes and kernel-level and user-level threads.
  • Solve IPC problems by implementing applications using methods such as signaling, messages, pipes, and shared memory.

Effective as of Fall 2022

Related Programs

Introduction to Operating Systems for CST (COMP 4737) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Computer Systems
    Diploma Part-time

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