Study programme 2020-2021Français
Operating Systems
Programme component of Bachelor's in Mathematics à la Faculty of Science

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
US-B3-SCMATH-020-MOptional UEDELGRANGE OlivierS829 - Informatique théorique
  • DELGRANGE Olivier

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français303000066.001st term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
S-INFO-010Operating Systems3030000Q1100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Understand "elementary" mathematics profoundly
    • Manipulate previously acquired knowledge that appears in a question
    • Give examples and counterexamples for definitions, properties, theorems, etc.
  • Solve new problems
    • Adapt an argument to a similar situation
    • Use knowledge from different fields to address issues
  • Use computers effectively
    • Understand and implement algorithms using appropriate data structures
    • Use at least one programming language

Learning Outcomes of UE

At the end of this course, students will be able to describe the fundamental principles governing the development of modern operating systems built in the form of successive layers. They can explain interactions between different components of operating systems and can solve synchronization problems more or less complex. 

Thanks to the practical part,, they will be able to develop scripts for automating tasks in the context of manipulating processes and  files in UNIX. 
Students will also be able to develop system programs in C in a UNIX environment.

Content of UE

Functions and features of an operating system; 
kernel; processes, semaphores, synchronization; 
Memory management; 
Inputs / Outputs; 
File systems; 
Allocation and distribution of resources; 
C programming language; 
UNIX processes, file system and shell.

Prior Experience

Computer architecture, functional mode of a processor; interrupt mechanism; partitioning of a hard disk; memory addressing

Type of Assessment for UE in Q1

  • Oral examination
  • Written examination

Q1 UE Assessment Comments

Oral examination on the theoretical part (50%) and written examination on the practical part (50%)

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Oral examination
  • Written examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

Oral examination on the theoretical part (50%) and written examination on the practical part (50%)

Type of Resit Assessment for UE in Q1 (BAB1)

  • N/A

Q1 UE Resit Assessment Comments (BAB1)

Not applicable

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Travaux pratiques
  • Travaux de laboratoire
  • Projet sur ordinateur

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Face to face

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
S-INFO-010Not applicable

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
S-INFO-010Not applicable

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
S-INFO-010- Modern Operating Systems, 4th Ed., Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Herbert Bos, 2015, Pearson.
- UNIX, Programmation et communication, Jean-Marie Rifflet et Jean-Baptiste Yunès, 2003, Dunod

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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