linfo1252  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h + 30.0 h
Q1
Teacher(s)
Language
French
Prerequisites
This course assumes that the student already masters the programming skills in C language targeted by LEPL1503 and the algorithmic notions covered by the LEPL1402.

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
  • Levels of abstraction in computer systems
  • Processor architectures
  • Machine language, assembly language and C language
  • Roles and functions of operating systems
  • Using the features of an operating system in applications
  • Processes and threads: concepts, problems and solutions
  • Multi-processor systems
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1
Given the learning outcomes of the "Bachelor in Engineering" program, this course contributes to the development, acquisition and evaluation of the following learning outcomes:
  • AA1.1, AA1.2
  • AA2.4-7
  • AA4.1, AA4.4
Given the learning outcomes of the "Bachelor in Computer Science" program, this course contributes to the development, acquisition and evaluation of the following learning outcomes:
  • S1.I4
  • S2.2-4
  • S5.2, S5.5
Students who have successfully completed this course will be able to
  • explain which functions are fulfilled by the different levels of the hierarchy ranging from the physical machine to the level on which the applications are based
  • explain the main architectures of operating systems and processors, as well as the main devices and techniques used to realize them
  • use and effectively implement the various services and functions offered by processors and operating systems
 

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Content
The course presents the organization and the use of computer systems, and the principles and implementation of operating systems.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

- lectures;
- online exercises and self-training using the Inginious platform;
- exercices and work sessions with tutors.
Some of these activities may be organized online.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

January:
- participation in mandatory activities (10%)
- continuous evaluation, mini projects (30%)
- exam (60%)
September:
- participation in mandatory activities -- maintained from January session, cannot be redone (10%)
- personnal project (30%)
- exam (60%)
Formative activities may become certificative and cover a part to all of the weight of the exam if the circumstances impose it.
The professor may ask for an additional oral exam to the exam, including but not limited to the following circumstances: technical issues, suspicion of irregularities.
Online resources
A link to the online syllabus is available on the Moodle page of the course.
Teaching materials
  • LINFO1252 open source Syllabus
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Computer Science

Bachelor in Computer Science

Master [60] in Computer Science

Master [120] in Data Science : Statistic

Minor in Engineering Sciences: Computer Sciences (only available for reenrolment)

Specialization track in Computer Science