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COMP 4731 - Operating Systems

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

​This course introduces the theory and concepts of operating systems to CST Diploma students who already understand both C Programming and Computer Architecture. COMP 4731 begins with an examination of operating systems structure and services. Lectures, exercises and homework focus on how these services are used and implemented for processor management. Topics include: processes and threads, kernel architecture, inter-process communication, synchronization and mutual exclusion, deadlock and starvation, memory organization and management, virtual memory, processor scheduling, input/output management, disk scheduling, and file management. Labs and assignments use examples to illustrate operating systems concepts used in UNIX,/Linux and Windows. COMP 4731 is required for CST/PTS Diploma completion and is equivalent to COMP 4735 in the full-time CST Diploma. Upon successful completion students will have an understanding of how operating systems work and how to write concurrent code for software applications.

Prerequisite(s)

(COMP 2510 or COMP 2511) and (COMP 2721 or COMP 2825)

Credits

5.0

Cost

$578.39

Winter 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 88338

Mon Jan 11 - Mon Mar 22 10 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Mar 22 Mon/Fri 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$578.39

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. "course extra info" Late registration is not permitted. Please sign in to the Learning Hub on the course start date for details on how the course will be delivered online. No class on February 15 (Family Day).

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

Cancelled

Spring/Summer 2021

Below are two offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 56510

Mon May 24 - Thu Jul 29 10 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 24 - Jul 29 Mon/Thu 17:30 - 20:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Maryam Tanha

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$578.39

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 60 hours synchronous remote classes. Please sign in to the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) on the course start date and time (not before) for details on how the course will be delivered online. Late registration is not permitted. Class is in session on May 24 and July 1 (Canada Day).

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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5 seats available as of Mar 7, 2021 2:09 pm (PST). Of these 5, 2 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.

CRN 63575

Mon May 24 - Thu Jul 29 10 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 24 - Jul 29 Mon/Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Shachi Singh

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$578.39

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 60 hours synchronous remote classes. Please sign in to the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) on the course start date and time (not before) for details on how the course will be delivered online. Late registration is not permitted. Class is in session on May 24 and July 1 (Canada Day).

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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7 seats available as of Mar 7, 2021 2:09 pm (PST). Of these 7, 4 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe the role of an operating system.
  • Explain how an operating system is structured (layers & components).
  • Describe operating system interfaces (system calls, shells).
  • Decide what functions should be implemented for a typical operating system and explain how these functions are implemented in modern operating system
  • Describe process management concepts such as processes, threads, CPU scheduling, process synchronization, deadlock, and starvation.
  • Explain interprocess communication.
  • Implement synchronization solutions for real-life concurrent problems.
  • Write basic concurrent programs.
  • Explain how memory management systems operate.
  • Explain how memory management systems operate.
  • Explain I/O management.
  • Describe the algorithms used for disk scheduling.
  • Describe file system management.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2020

Related Programs

COMP 4731 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Diploma

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