Operating Systems and Networks

Module code: CO2101
Module co-ordinator: TBC

In this module, you will:

  • Describe the fundamentals of current computer operating systems, and communications between computers
  • Use the Unix operating system. Describe key operating system features such as processes, threads, scheduling and synchronisation
  • Solve simple problems concerning the benefits and costs of distribution of computer systems
  • Give detailed accounts of the structure and organisation of network hardware and software
  • Describe the common physical attributes of networks


  • 24 hours of lectures
  • 8 hours of tutorials
  • 16 hours of supervised time in lab/studio/workshop
  • 102 hours of guided independent study


  • Coursework (40%)
  • Exam, 2 hours (60%)