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COMP90015 Distributed Systems

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures, 12 hours of tutorial/laboratory classes:
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours.

Prerequisites:
Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50

OR

Equivalent subjects.

Corequisites:

None

Recommended Background Knowledge:

None

Non Allowed Subjects:

None

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/

Coordinator

Dr Aaron Harwood, Prof Rajkumar Buyya

Contact

Professor Rajkumar Buyya

email: rbuyya@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

Topics covered include: introduction, principles and paradigms, design issues, communication, processes, naming, synchronization, consistency and replication, fault tolerance, and security issues in distributed systems and applications; distributed computing environments and standard toolkits, case studies in distributed systems and applications.

Objectives:

On complection of the subject, students should:

  • Have an understanding of the principles and paradigms underlying distributed software systems.
Assessment:

Project work of approx. 36 hours during semester (40%) and a 3-hour written examination (60%). Both components must be completed satisfactorily to pass the subject.

Prescribed Texts:

None

Recommended Texts:

TBA

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should:

  • Be able to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
  • Have a capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning; and
  • Have a profound respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of scholarship
Related Course(s): Master of Engineering in Distributed Computing
Master of Science (Computer Science)
Master of Software Systems Engineering
Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Computer Science
Master of Engineering (Software)

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