Skip to main content

ID1206 Operating Systems 7.5 credits

The course covers the implementation of operating systems and system programming.

Choose semester and course offering

Choose semester and course offering to see current information and more about the course, such as course syllabus, study period, and application information.

Application

For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 28 Oct 2024 programme students

Application code

50128

Headings with content from the Course syllabus ID1206 (Autumn 2024–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course provides knowledge of the principles of and how one can implement

  • abstractions of hardware
  • virtualisation of resources and timetabling of assignments; mainly as regards execution, memory and persistent storage.

The structure of an operating system is studied to increase the knowledge of these concepts and also give skills in efficient use of the abstraction level that an operating system offers.

Intended learning outcomes

Having passed the course, the student should be able to:

  • explain how multi-threaded processes are structured
  • explain how an operating system can handle several processes at the same time
  • implement parts of the functions of an operating system.

For higher grades, the student should also be able to

  • explain how virtualisation of memory is implemented
  • explain how memory management is implemented
  • explain properties for different scheduling algorithms
  • explain properties for different types of process communication
  • explain implementation of more advanced file system.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

  • Knowledge and skills in basic programming, 6 credits, corresponding to completed course DD1337/DD1310-DD1319/DD1321/DD1331/DD100N/ID1018.
  • Knowledge in algorithms and data structures, 6 credits, corresponding to completed course DD1338/DD1320-DD1327/DD2325/ID1020/ID1021.
  • Knowledge in computer engineering, 7,5 credits, corresponding to completed course IS1500/IS1200.

Active participation in a course offering where the final examination is not yet reported in Ladok is considered equivalent to completion of the course.
Registering for a course is counted as active participation.
The term 'final examination' encompasses both the regular examination and the first re-examination.

Recommended prerequisites

No information inserted

Equipment

No information inserted

Literature

No information inserted

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination

  • LAB1 - Laboratory assignments, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

No information inserted

Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

No information inserted

Examiner

Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

Operating systems are an integral part and necessary pre-requisite for many of the progression courses offered by the ICT school. Theses courses mainly fall into one of three categories: Computer Engineering, Software Engineering and Communication systems.

Transitional regulations

The previous module TENA has been replaced by LAB1 and TEN1.

Students who have started the course according to previous examination modules can be examined based on these up to and including spring 2025.

Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: http://www.kth.se/en/eecs/utbildning/hederskodex.