Operating System Management

ICT60001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 hours face to face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

Aims and objectives

This unit is designed to introduce the use, configuration, control and management of operating systems. Students will learn a range of user interfaces and operating system commands. Students will understand OS file systems, access control and privilege management, user credential storage, updating processes and virtualisation. Students will use a high-level programming language to access different types of memory and block storage and input/output devices.
Objectives (Unit Learning Outcomes) (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this Unit will be able to:

1. Demonstrate the operation of modern operating systems and their file systems, user interfaces and commands.
2. Explain and program applications which access different types of memory using direct and indirect referencing.
3. Automate operating system commands using command-line interfaces of common operating systems.
4. Deploy and manage operating systems using virtualisation software.