Courses Catalogue

Operating Systems

COURSE CODE: COS 2201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Information Technology, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Mathematics and Computing
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

Course Description:

This course introduces learners to the services and workings of operating systems. It exposes them to details on how an operating system controls all the processes of a computer system including those of peripheral devices.

Course Objective:

The course in intended to help learners

1.    Acquire an in-depth understanding of the processes and principles involved in the design and operations of operating systems;

2.    Appreciate the role of an operating system in the management of system resources;

Course Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

1.    Describe the role of an operating system in the management of system resources;

2.    Explain how the performance of the computer system can be measured.

3.    utilize the principles that govern system operations to improve system performance;

4.    Measure the performance of the computer system.