CS3 Operating Systems 2013/14
No lecture Monday 21 Oct. Lecture on
Thursday 24 Oct is a tutorial session.
Here is an introduction to the course for
those deciding whether to take it.
This course runs in semester 1.
Lectures are at 10:00 on Mondays and Thursdays in Faculty Room North of
the David Hume Tower.
List of examinable material
Slides from lectures. (Please get printed copies from the
ITO until they run out, rather than printing yourself.)
- Coursework. Coursework accounts for 25% of the
assessment; exercise 1 for 15%, and exercise 2 for 10%.
The deadlines are 16:00 on the Fridays of weeks 8 and 10, respectively.
- Exercise 1
is a practical exercise.
It will be issued in stages
starting in week 3, and be due at the end of week 8 (16:00
on Friday 8 November), though you are recommended to
complete it before then. The final part will be issued no
later than the end of week 5 (18 October). You can start
working on it as it is issued. Submission is by
submit. Detailed comments on your solutions will
be returned by email no later than 29 November, and if possible by
- Exercise 2
The essay is due at the end of
week 10 (16:00 Friday 22 November). You can start work on
it as soon as it is issued. Submission is by
submit. Feedback on your essays will be returned
no later than 6 December, in the form of audio files.
Feedback: Summative feedback is given on the assessed coursework
as detailed above. Formative feedback/forward is given by: question and answer
during lectures; tutorial sessions in lecture slots held on demand;
for the practical exercise, by Q&A on the class mailing list in
order for students to check whether they are heading in the right direction; and
by a scheduled session a few weeks before the exam.
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