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FIT2065

Faculty of Information Technology

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2015 (Online)

Synopsis

The main topics covered in this unit include computer systems, operating systems, process management and coordination, memory management including modern implementations of virtual memory, file systems, operating system security, shell variant scripting, regular expressions, Unix utilities, Unix file system, Unix system administration and installation, Unix programming, research and development.

Outcomes

At the completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  • analyse and evaluate various strategies used by an operating system in managing the system resources and running applications efficiently;
  • analyse and identify parameters that can improve the performance of multi-programming operating systems, in particular, the Unix;
  • apply the principle of threading and synchronisation in developing distributed applications; and
  • demonstrate the ability of using Unix tools for system administration.

Assessment

Examination (2 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • Two hours of lectures
  • One 2-hour laboratory

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

One of FIT1001, FIT1031 or CSE1201 or equivalent

Prohibitions

CPE3007, CPE2008, CSE2208, CSE2391, CSE3001, CSE3208, CSE3391, FIT3041, GCO3813

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