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Linux Operating System

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IITB6006
Curriculum: IT 2020
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 2 (2021-2022)
Semester: Autumn
Credits: 4 cr
Responsible Teacher: Matila, Jukka
Language of Instruction: English

Courses During the Academic Year 2021-2022

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3002IT2020-2, IT2020-2A, IT2020-2B, IT2020-2C, IT2020-2D2021-08-23 – 2021-11-21Jukka MatilaEnglish2021-08-01 – 2021-09-06

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Learning Outcomes

The objective of the course is to get the student familiar with the Linux operating system, its structure and functionality. After the course, the student will have good knowledge of the most used commands in the Linux operating system, she will feel comfortable with working under the Linux operating system, she can handle files and processes, and she will be able to write shell scripts.

Student's Workload

108 h, which contains 56 h of scheduled contact studies.
The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.


The structure of the Linux OS, Linux command line commands, configuration and process management.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Linux : The Complete Reference, Richard Petersen, 2. ed., ISBN 0-07-882461-3. Material on the Moodle page of the course.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, assignments and a project work.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: The student is able to produce script programs.
Grade 3: The student can manage the Linux system.
Grade 1: The student can implement and use the Linux operating system from a graphical device and from a terminal.

Assessment Methods

Assignments 50 %, a project work 20 % and an examination 30 %.