Course Title: Unix Systems Administration and Programming (Linux)

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Unix Systems Administration and Programming (Linux)

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COSC1131

City Campus

Postgraduate

140H Computer Science & Information Technology

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015

COSC1131

City Campus

Postgraduate

171H School of Science

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

COSC1133

City Campus

Undergraduate

140H Computer Science & Information Technology

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015

COSC1133

City Campus

Undergraduate

171H School of Science

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

COSC2242

Taylors College KL

Undergraduate

140H Computer Science & Information Technology

Face-to-Face

Offsh 3 10,
Offsh 3 11

Course Coordinator: Dr Ke Deng

Course Coordinator Phone: Phone: +61 3 9925 3202

Course Coordinator Email: ke.deng@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: City campus, Building 14, Level 9, Room 12

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study for undergraduate students: 

 

Note it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course.

For your information the RMIT Course Requisites policy can be found at Course requisites – 7.29.1.6: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=twx09y07zi1c    


Course Description

This course provides an intensely practical introduction to Unix System Administration using Linux. The Linux Operating System, a free implementation of UNIX for personal computers, will be used extensively throughout this course for lecture/tutorial examples and importantly during laboratory classes. In addition to System Administration, TCP/IP network service administration and the use of scripting languages will be introduced. Since Linux implements the POSIX standard, most of the learning from this course will be directly applicable to commercial Unix systems.

 

 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

This course is an option course so it is not required to contribute to the development of program learning outcomes (PLOs) though it may assist your achievement of several PLOs.    


Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  • CLO 1: Demonstrate knowledge of the role and responsibilities of a Unix system administrator
  • CLO 2: Install and configure the Linux operating system
  • CLO 3: Manage the resources and security of a computer running Linux at a basic level
  • CLO 4: Make effective use of Unix utilities, and scripting languages
  • CLO 5: Configure and manage simple TCP/IP network services on a Linux system

 


Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities included in this course are:

  • Key concepts will be explained in lectures, classes or online, where syllabus material will be presented and the subject matter will be illustrated with demonstrations and examples;
  • Tutorials and/or labs and/or group discussions (including online forums) focussed on projects and problem solving will provide practice in the application of theory and procedures, allow exploration of concepts with teaching staff and other students, and give feedback on your progress and understanding;
  • Assignments, as described in Overview of Assessment (below), requiring an integrated understanding of the subject matter; and private study, working through the course as presented in classes and learning materials, and gaining practice at solving conceptual and technical problems.

 

A total of 120 hours of study is expected during this course, comprising:

Teacher Guided Hours (48 per semester): lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions. Each week there will be 2 hours of lecture plus 2 hours of computer laboratory work. You are encouraged to participate during lectures through asking questions, commenting on the lecture material based on your own experiences and by presenting solutions to written exercises. The tutorial / laboratory sessions will introduce you to the tools necessary to undertake the assignment work.

Learner Directed Hours (72 per semester): You are expected to be self-directed, studying independently outside class.

 


Overview of Learning Resources

The course is supported by the Blackboard learning management system which provides specific learning resources. See the RMIT Library Guide at http://rmit.libguides.com/compsci 

 


Overview of Assessment

The assessment for this course comprises assignments and and a final exam.

Note: This course has no hurdle requirements.

 

Assessment tasks

 

Assessment Task 1:  Assignment 1 (15%)

This assessment task supports CLOs 1-5

Assessment Task 2: Assignment 2 (35%)

This assessment task supports CLOs 1-5

Assessment Task 3:  Examination (50%)

This assessment task supports CLOs 1-5