Courses Catalogue

Operating Systems

COURSE CODE: COS 2204
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Computer Science, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Mathematics and Computing
STATUS: Core
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 Objectives:

The course in intended to help learners

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

·         Appreciate the role of an operating system in the management of system resources;

 

Learning Outcomes:

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

·         Describe the role of an operating system in the management of system resources;

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

·         utilize the principles that govern system operations to improve system performance;

  • Measure the performance of the computer system. 

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