spring 2023
INF-2201 Operating system fundamentals - 20 ECTS

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: June 1st for the autumn semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Type of course

The course can be taken as a singular course.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements: Higher Education Entrance Qualification + specific entrance requirements equivalent to MATRS: R1/(S1+S2). Application code: 9354 - Singular course in computer science

Course overlap

If you pass the examination in this course, you will get an reduction in credits (as stated below), if you previously have passed the following courses:

D-240 Operating systems 15 stp

Course content

The course provides a thorough introduction to operating system. Topics include threads and processes, process coordination and synchronization, physical and virtual storage organization, interrupt handling, peripheral devices and file systems. The exercises include both analysis of abstractions, and their design and implementation. During the course each student will develop a running operating system kernel for an Intel x86 based computer.

Recommended prerequisites

INF-1101 Data structures and algorithms, INF-2200 Computer architecture and organization

Objectives of the course

Knowledge; students should get:

  • fundamental concepts of operating systems
  • fundamental knowledge of various approaches to development of operating systems
  • experience on fundamental issues of developing operating systems

Skills; students should be able to:

  • develop their own working operating systems
  • design and combine different techniques to build an operating system with required features

General competence; students should get

  • understanding of how to design and develop operating systems
  • understanding of the tradeoffs between performance and functionality, division of labor between hardware and software.

Language of instruction and examination

The language of instruction is English and all of the syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.

Teaching methods

Lectures: 60 hours, Colloquium: 60 hours, Laboratory: 60 hours. The course is given every spring semester.

Information to incoming exchange students

This course is available for inbound exchange students.

This course has recommended academic prerequisites. Please see the «Prerequisite» section for more information.

Do you have questions about this module? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty: INBOUND STUDENT MOBILITY: COURSE COORDINATORS AT THE FACULTIES | UiT

More info about the coursework requirements

3 assignments (P1, P3 and P5) and 6 design reviews (P1 - P6).

More info about the portfolio

The portfolio consist of 3 practical programming tasks, P2, P4 and P6.

Re-sit examination

It will not be given a re-sit examination in in this course.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 20
  • Course code: INF-2201
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