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Operating Systems, Short Course

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    Application Deadline
  • 1 month
The course of Operating Systems addresses fundamental notions of an operating system as an essential component of a computer system. In particular, the course describes the architecture, essential functionalities and main components of an operating system.
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The scope of the course is to provide the fundamental knowledge about the general structure of a modern operating system, in particular, the mechanisms which are used in order to resolve the main problems when designing modern operating systems.

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    6 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • Italian
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Lesson n. 1: Operating systems overview - part I
  • Lesson n. 2: Operating systems overview - part I I
  • Lesson n. 3: Basic hardware elementes
  • Lesson n. 4: Process management - part I
  • Lesson n. 5: Process management - part II
  • Lesson n. 6: Process management - part III
  • Lesson n. 7: Syncronization mechanisms - part I
  • Lesson n. 8: Syncronization mechanisms - part II
  • Lesson n. 9: Deadlock
  • Lesson n. 10: Pthreads and java - part I
  • Lesson n. 11: Pthreads and java - part II
  • Lesson n. 12: Pthreads and java - part III
  • Lesson n. 13: Introduction to memory management
  • Lesson n. 14: Virtual memory
  • Lesson n. 15: Classification of memory management techniques


  • Prof. Paolo Ancilotti - Scuola Superiore Sant' Anna (Pisa - Italy)
  • Prof. Maurelio Boari - Università di Bologna (Bologna - Italy)

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • to have a connection to the Internet. For optimum use an ADSL connection is suggested.
  • to have installed on one's own system one of the principal browsers available, for example: Microsoft Edge
  • Note: Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 is not supported.
  • On the Linux platform it is possibile to access films in streaming by installing the proper codec on one's own mutimedia player of choice.
  • On MacOs, browser Safari, in the Privacy settings disable "Prevent Cross-Site Tracking".
  • On iOS, browser Safari, in the Privacy settings disable "Prevent Cross-Site Tracking".
  • to have installed on one's own system the software Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view materials in pdf format.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    180 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 180 EUR per year and a duration of 1 months.
  • National

    180 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 180 EUR per year and a duration of 1 months.
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