182.711 Operating Systems
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VO, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to describe the role and the functions of operating systems, judge design decisions for the management of OS resources, use mechanisms for the coordination of and the synchronization between parallel processes, and elaborat on OS security mechanisms.

Subject of course

  • introduction to operating systems (definition, history, important abstractions, OS architectures)
  • processes and threads (process states, data structures and mechanisms for process management, multithreading)
  • process synchronization and deadlock (mutual exclusion & condition synchronization, synchronization mechanisms and constructs, synchronization problems: producer-consumer, reader-writer, dining philosophers, deadlock, deadlock conditions, deadlock avoidance, deadlock prevention, deadlock detection
  • memory management (allocation, relocation, segmentation, paging, virtual memory management, page replacement, protection and sharing)
  • input-output and disk management (devices and device characteristics, I/O operations, drivers, buffering, disks, file systems, file system organization)
  • networking (introduction, protocols, OS and networking)
  • security and protection (threats, security measures, design for security, access control, authentification, encryoption)


Teaching methods

The listed topics will be introduced in the lecture, illustrative examples will be presented. Selected programming problems will be assigned in the accompanying lab course.

Mode of examination


Additional information

ECTS breakdown: 2 ECTS = 50 hours; 24h attendance of lecture, 24h preparation for lecture, postprocessing of lecture, preparation for exam, 2h exam

Students can attend the lecture in the lecture room or follow the live stream via the LectureTube (links in TUWEL). Recordings of the lectures and presentation slides will be made available on TUWEL.



Course dates

Tue13:00 - 15:0004.10.2022 - 24.01.2023Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF Lecture
Operating Systems - Single appointments
Tue04.10.202213:00 - 15:00Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF Lecture
Tue11.10.202213:00 - 15:00Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF Lecture
Tue18.10.202213:00 - 15:00Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF Lecture
Tue25.10.202213:00 - 15:00Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF Lecture
Tue08.11.202213:00 - 15:00Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF Lecture
Tue22.11.202213:00 - 15:00Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF Lecture
Tue29.11.202213:00 - 15:00Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF Lecture
Tue06.12.202213:00 - 15:00Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF Lecture
Tue13.12.202213:00 - 15:00Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF Lecture
Tue20.12.202213:00 - 15:00Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF Lecture
Tue10.01.202313:00 - 15:00Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF Lecture
Tue17.01.202313:00 - 15:00Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF Lecture
Tue24.01.202313:00 - 15:00Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF Lecture

Examination modalities

We will offer written and oral exams at TU, provided the Covid-19 rules will allow for that. Otherwise, exams will be held as oral online exams via Zoom.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
05.09.2022 00:00

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Präsenzgruppe InfHS04.10.2022 12:00


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033 535 Computer Engineering MandatorySTEOP
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Book "Operating Systems" by William Stallings, 6th or more recent edition.

Previous knowledge

Programming skills; systematic program development and evaluation.
Analysis of dependencies and interaction patterns, design of modular systems with interacting components.

Accompanying courses