ECTS - Advanced Operating Systems

Advanced Operating Systems (CMPE531) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Advanced Operating Systems CMPE531 0 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to examine the design and analysis of selected aspects of operating systems and distributed systems. It also aims to cover topics such as concurrency and distributed communication; fault-tolerance, availability, and persistence; and operating system structure.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Comprehend the basic concepts of modern operating systems
  • Describe the role and purpose of Networking concepts in operating systems
  • Discuss the concept of a process and concurrency problems: synchronization, mutual exclusion, deadlocks
  • Identify real time process scheduling policies
Course Content Advanced topics in process scheduling, multiprocessor and real-time scheduling, concurrent programming fundamentals, review of inter-process communication, semaphores and monitors, synchronization and communication, fault tolerance, recent advances in operating systems.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Advanced OS Chapters 1,2. (main text)
2 Process scheduling Instructor Notes
3 Processes with Threads Instructor Notes
4 Multiprocessor Chapter 11, Instructor Notes
5 Realtime scheduling. Chapter 11, Instructor Notes
6 Concurrent programming fundamentals. Chapter 19, 20, Instructor Notes
7 Concurrent programming fundamentals. Chapter 19, 20, Instructor Notes
8 Review of Interprocess communication Chapter 17, Instructor Notes
9 Semaphores Instructor Notes
10 Monitors Instructor Notes
11 Synchronization and Communication. Instructor Notes
12 Synchronization and Communication Instructor Notes
13 Fault Tolerance and Security Instructor Notes
14 Fault Tolerance and Security Instructor Notes
15 Review
16 Review


Course Book 1. Advanced Concepts in Operating Systems(Paperback) 2008, Mukesh Singhal and Niranjan Shivaratri, ISBN - 0070472688
Other Sources 2. Operating System Concepts. 7th Ed., A. Silberschatz, G. Galvin and P.B. Gagae, 2005, ISBN 0471694665.
3. Modern Operating Systems, Andrew S. Tanenbaum, 2nd Ed, Prentice-Hall, 2001, ISBN 0130313580.
4. Operating Systems, Gary Nutt, Addison-Wesley, 2004, ISBN-10: 0201773449.
5. Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles, 6/e, Prentice Hall, by Stallings, 2008. ISBN-10: 0136006329
6. Operating Systems: A Systematic View, 6/e by Davis & Rajkumar, Addison-Wesley , 2004, ISBN-10: 0321267516
7. Distributed Operating Systems, A. S. Tanenbaum, Prentice-Hall,1995, ISBN 0-13-219908-4

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 2 15
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 50
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work 65
Percentage of Final Work 35
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. X
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyse and interpret data. X
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs. X
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary domains.
5 An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. X
6 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
7 An ability to communicate effectively. X
8 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning. X
9 A knowledge of contemporary issues. X
10 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. X
11 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies
12 An ability to produce engineering products or prototypes that solve real-life problems.
13 Skills that contribute to professional knowledge. X
14 An ability to make methodological scientific research.
15 An ability to produce, report and present an original or known scientific body of knowledge.
16 An ability to defend an originally produced idea.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 3 48
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 2 5 10
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 8 16
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 132