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Linux Operating System

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IITB6006
Curriculum: IT 2023
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 2 (2024-2025)
Semester: Spring
Credits: 4 cr
Responsible Teacher: Matila, Jukka
Language of Instruction: English

Courses During the Academic Year 2024-2025

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3005IT2023-2, IT2023-2A, IT2023-2B, IT2023-2C2025-01-07 – 2025-04-30Jukka MatilaEnglish2024-12-01 – 2025-01-13

Taking the course in advance? See the courses during the academic year 2023-2024.

Learning Outcomes

The aim of the course is to familiarize the student with the basics, structure and activities of Linux. After the course, the student has comprehensive knowledge of the most frequently used Linux commands and can work naturally in a Linux environment, know how to handle files and processes, and write shell scripts.

Student's Workload

108 h, of which 40 hours of scheduled contact teaching.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Operating Systems and Domain Services.


Linux operating system structure, Linux commands, file processing, process control.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Material provided by the teacher.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Exercises in computer class. Short lectures during exercises.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: Capable of producing script programs.
Grade 3: Capable of managing the Linux system.
Grade 1: Knows how to install and use Linux from both a graphical device and a terminal.

Assessment Methods

Exercises 50%, mini quizzes 30% and final examination/project 20%.