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CS3104 - Operating Systems

Academic year

2020 to 2021 (Semester 1)

Key module information

SCOTCAT credits

15

The Scottish Credit Accumulation and Transfer (SCOTCAT) system allows credits gained in Scotland to be transferred between institutions. The number of credits associated with a module gives an indication of the amount of learning effort required by the learner. European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits are half the value of SCOTCAT credits.

SCQF level

SCQF level 9

The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

Planned timetable

To be arranged.

This information is given as indicative. Timetable may change at short notice depending on room availability.

Module Staff

TBC Module coordinator(s): Honours Coordinator - Computer Science (hons-coord-cs@st-andrews.ac.uk)

This information is given as indicative. Staff involved in a module may change at short notice depending on availability and circumstances.

Module description

This module examines the changing role of the operating system, the concept and implementation of process, the OS/hardware interface with regard to storage and protection, and the techniques developed to achieve safety and throughput in multitasking systems.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisites

Before taking this module you must pass CS2002 and ( pass CS2101 or pass CS2001 )

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews

Continual Assessment = 60%, 48-hour Assessment = 40%

As defined by QAA

Written examinations = 0%
Practical examinations = 0%
Coursework = 100%

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) have compiled/developed an indicative list of learning and teaching methods:
  • Written: Is included in this category any assessment done under exam conditions (exams during diets, class tests) that do not involve the use of practical skills.
  • Practical: Are included in this category oral assessment and presentation as well as practical skills assessed in situ (in a classroom or laboratory for instance). Performances in the performing arts context are also classed as practical assessment.
Further details can be found on the QAA website.

Re-assessment

Existing Continual Assessment = 60%, 48-hour Assessment = 40%

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact

2hr x 10 weeks lectures, 1hr x 10 weeks discussion

Scheduled learning hours

26

The number of compulsory student:staff contact hours over the period of the module.

Guided independent study hours

124

The number of hours that students are expected to invest in independent study over the period of the module.