Enrolling this course in 2016 term one. Note of checking the main page of this course from Henry([email protected]).
My blog recording this course: http://changchen.me/blog/20160225/comp9201-os/
course homepage: http://cgi.cse.unsw.edu.au/~cs3231/intro.php
Every year's survey.. (amazing): http://cgi.cse.unsw.edu.au/~cs3231/surveys.html
Tutorial participation (COMP3231 only) and assignments will determine the ``class mark'' component towards the final assessment. (Note that the class mark is capped at 100, irrespective of how many bonus marks you have accumulated.) The exam will be the second component of the final assessment. The weighted harmonic mean of the ``class mark'', C, and the final exam mark, E, is used to determine the final mark, M, according to
The harmonic mean is weighted 50/50.
The final mark will be M = max(M1,M2), where M1 is a 50/50 weighted harmonic mean as above, and M2 is a 20/80 weighted harmonic mean (20 class, 80 exam) as shown below.
This method of weighting is to cater for postgraduates working full time who are unable to invest significantly in assignment work (hence 20/80 weighting), while not penalising postgraduates who do commit to the assignment component of the course (50/50 weighting).
A. Tannenbaum, Modern Operating Systems, 3rd ed., Prentice Hall, 2008