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Basic Principles: Operating Systems and System Software

Module IN0009

This Module is offered by TUM Department of Informatics.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of SS 2012 (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions
SS 2012WS 2011/2

Basic Information

IN0009 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level which is offered in winter semester.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
180 h 75 h 6 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Basic concepts: Operating systems; concurrency; parallel programming; low-level programming (processes, memory, communication, resource management; models (abstract, formal) for concurrency, e.g. petri nets; mutual exclusion, synchronization, deadlocks; compiler/linker/loader with library integration, transition to (adequate) hardware basic, machine-oriented programming and C; I/O especially as preparation for networking)

Learning Outcome

After visiting this module, students are able to understand the basics, problems and solutions of operating systems and current developments. In addition they understand the components like process and memory management and they are able to analyze and evaluate different strategies and techniques. They learn to apply the acquired basic knowledge to new developments in the area of operating systems as well as system software.


IN0001 Introduction to Informatics 1 and IN0004 Introduction to Computer Organization and Technology - Computer Architecture are recommended

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 3 Basic Principles: Operating Systems and System Software (IN0009) Ott, J. Mon, 13:45–15:15, MW 2001
Wed, 13:00–14:00, MW 0001
Wed, 13:00–14:00, Interims I 101

Learning and Teaching Methods

Lecture (presentation and discussion of the foundations), exercises with presentations of solution and further in depth content in tutor groups, self assessment (with well-established questions)


Slides and further documents via moodle


A.S. Tanenbaum, H. Bos: Modern Operating Systems, 4/E (Pearson, 2015)

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In the 90 minutes written exam students have to show their understanding of the subjects, like resource management and the usage of systems software. They have to prove to be able to identify a given problem and find solutions within limited time.

Exam Repetition

The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.

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