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521290S Distributed Systems, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 521290S  Validity 01.08.2015 -
Name Distributed Systems  Abbreviation Distributed Sys 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline4307 Information Engineering 
TypeCourse   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
 
   
Unit Computer Science and Engineering DP 

Teachers
Name
Ojala, Timo Kullervo 

Description
ECTS Credits 

5

 
Language of instruction 

In English.

 
Timing 

Spring, period 3.

 
Learning outcomes 

1. is able to explain the key principles of distributed systems

2. apply the principles in evaluating the major design paradigms used in implementing distributed systems

3. solve distributed systems related problems

4. design and implement a small distributed system

 
Contents 

Architectures, processes, com-munication, naming, synchronization, consistency and replication, fault tolerance, security, distributed object-based systems, distributed file systems, distributed web-based systems, distributed coordination-based systems.

 
Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face.

 
Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 30 h, exercises 26 h, project work 50 h, self-study 54 h. Project work is completed as group work.

 
Target group 

M.Sc. students (computer science and engineering) and other Students of the University of Oulu

 
Prerequisites and co-requisites 

None.

 
Recommended optional programme components 

The course is an independent entity and does not require additional studies carried out at the same time.

 
Recommended or required reading 

Required literature: Andrew S. Tanenbaum and Maarten van Steen, Distributed Systems – Principles and Paradigms, Second Edition, Prentice Hall, 2007, ISBN 978-0132392273, 704 pages.

 
Assessment methods and criteria 

The course uses continuous assessment so that there are 3 intermediate exams. Alternatively, the course can also be passed with a final exam. The course includes a mandatory project work.

Read more about  assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.

 
Grading 

Numerical scale 1-5; zero stands for a fail.

 
Person responsible 

Professor Timo Ojala

 
Working life cooperation 

None.

 


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Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Distributed Systems  University exam  Ojala, Timo Kullervo 
27.09.17wed 14.30-17.00