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Operating Systems
(dt. Betriebssysteme)

Level, degree of commitment in original study programme Advanced module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (2 SWS), recitation class (2 SWS),
180 hours (60 h attendance, 120 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Translation missing. German original:
Studienleistung: Erreichen von mindestens 50 Prozent der Punkte aus den wöchentlich zu bearbeitenden Übungsaufgaben und mündliche Präsentation der Lösung von mindestens zwei der Übungsaufgaben.
Prüfungsleistung: Mündliche Prüfung oder Klausur
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for study course M.Sc. Computer Sciences.
Original study programme M.Sc. Informatik / Vertiefungsbereich Informatik
One semester,
In der Regel jedes zweite Wintersemester
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Bernd Freisleben


  • hardware basics
  • process/thread management
  • - synchronization
  • - scheduling
  • - deadlocks
  • memory management
  • Input/output management
  • file systems
  • security and protection
  • case studies

Qualification Goals

  • Learning how operating systems work,
  • Possibility of independent programming of operating system modules,
  • Practice of scientific working methods (recognition, formulation, solving problems, training of abstraction skills),
  • Training of oral communication skills in the exercises by practicing free speech in front of an audience and during discussion.


Translation is missing. Here is the German original:

Keine. Empfohlen werden die Kompetenzen, die in den Modulen Objektorientierte Programmierung, Algorithmen und Datenstrukturen, sowie Systemsoftware und Rechnerkommunikation vermittelt werden.

Recommended Reading

  • Stallings, W.: Operating Systems, Pearson 2009.
  • Tanenbaum, A.: Modern Operating Systems, Pearson 2008.
  • Silberschatz A./Galvin P./Gagne G..: Operating System Concepts, Wiley, 2009.
  • Mandl, P.: Grundkurs Betriebssysteme, Vieweg/Teubner, 2010.

Please note:

This page describes a module according to the latest valid module guide in Wintersemester 2018/19. Most rules valid for a module are not covered by the examination regulations and can therefore be updated on a semesterly basis. The following versions are available in the online module guide:

The module guide contains all modules, independent of the current event offer. Please compare the current course catalogue in Marvin.

The information in this online module guide was created automatically. Legally binding is only the information in the examination regulations (Prüfungsordnung). If you notice any discrepancies or errors, we would be grateful for any advice.