182.737 Operating Systems (for Electrical Engineering)
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VO, 2.0h, 1.5EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: VO Lecture

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 problem
  • s: 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




Course dates

Mon13:00 - 15:0007.10.2019 - 27.01.2020Informatikhörsaal Vorlesung
Operating Systems (for Electrical Engineering) - Single appointments
Mon07.10.201913:00 - 15:00Informatikhörsaal Vorbesprechung zur VO und BS UE
Mon14.10.201913:00 - 15:00Informatikhörsaal Vorlesung
Mon21.10.201913:00 - 15:00Informatikhörsaal Vorlesung
Mon28.10.201913:00 - 15:00Informatikhörsaal Vorlesung
Mon04.11.201913:00 - 15:00Informatikhörsaal Vorlesung
Mon11.11.201913:00 - 15:00Informatikhörsaal Vorlesung
Mon18.11.201913:00 - 15:00Informatikhörsaal Vorlesung
Mon25.11.201913:00 - 15:00Informatikhörsaal Vorlesung
Mon02.12.201913:00 - 15:00Informatikhörsaal Vorlesung
Mon09.12.201913:00 - 15:00Informatikhörsaal Vorlesung
Mon16.12.201913:00 - 15:00Informatikhörsaal Vorlesung
Mon13.01.202013:00 - 15:00Informatikhörsaal Vorlesung
Mon20.01.202013:00 - 15:00Informatikhörsaal Vorlesung
Mon27.01.202013:00 - 15:00Informatikhörsaal Vorlesung

Examination modalities

written or oral exam.

Course registration

Not necessary



Book "Operating Systems" by William Stallings.

Previous knowledge

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

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses