Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After completing the course, you will be able to: explain the principles behind the implementation of operating systems; discuss abstraction and management of system resoures; describe the typical data structures and algorithms that are commonly employed in operating sytems; experiment with the command line, virtual machines, and software containers; evaluate how to build efficient and dependable systems.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 13.09.2021 - 15.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Vesa Hirvisalo, Mario Di Francesco

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Operating system structure and elements of computer architecture. Processes and threads. Memory management and file systems. Concurrency and parallelism. Virtualization.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Exercises and final exam.


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I-II

    2021-2022 Autumn I-II

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