Summer 2022 - CMPT 300 D100

Operating Systems I (3)

Class Number: 3428

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    May 10 – Aug 8, 2022: Mon, Wed, Fri, 1:30–2:20 p.m.

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 11, 2022
    Thu, 8:30–11:30 a.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    CMPT 225 and (CMPT 295 or ENSC 254), all with a minimum grade of C-.



This course aims to give the student an understanding of what a modern operating system is, and the services it provides. It also discusses some basic issues in operating systems and provides solutions. Topics include multiprogramming, process management, memory management, and file systems.


This course will introduce you to modern operating systems. We will explore the field of operating systems, emphasizing basic operating systems concepts and design principles. The course will begin with an overview of the structure of modern operating systems. Over the subsequent weeks, we will discuss the major components of an operating system: processes, scheduling, synchronization, memory management, file system and security. Students will also get hands-on experience via multiple programming exercises. Basic knowledge of C programming and the UNIX/LINUX environment is assumed.



There will be 3-4 assignments, in-class activities or quizzes, one or more midterms, and one final exam. A more detailed marking scheme will be provided in the first class of the semester.

Students must attain an overall passing grade on the weighted average of exams in the course in order to obtain a clear pass (C- or better).



Operating System Concepts

  • 10th Edition (Ebook available)
  • Abraham Silberschatz, Peter Baer Galvin, Greg Gagne
  • J. Wiley & Sons
  • 2018
  • (Any other intro O.S. book would probably suffice as well, including previous editions of this book).

ISBN: 9781119439257

Registrar Notes:


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