CE 350 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Linux Utilities and Shell Scripting
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
CE 350
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This is an undergraduate course in Computer Science on UNIX/Linux programming tools. This course gives a general view of the UNIX operating system, and provides a description of user level tools available to users and programmers.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to express the historical development of UNIX and Linux operating systems..
  • will be able to describe Linux internals and utilities.
  • will be able to use the “bash” shell and the basic commands in this shell.
  • will be able to write “bash” scripts.
  • will be able to discuss the administration issues of Linux operating systems.
  • will be able to explain the concept of open source software development.
Course Content This is an undergraduate course in Computer Science on UNIX/Linux operating system. Although the course provides a broad view of the operating system, it mostly focuses on Bash programming and system administration. Students will get a handson approach on using and programming the operating system commands and scripts and will become very familiar with the UNIX environment. This course requires an understanding of modern operating systems and a working knowledge of programming basics. Students will be asked to work on a substantial Bash programming project and will need to develop good technical writing skills and programming skills.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
X
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 UNIX/Linux History and Introduction to Command Line Interface The Linux Command Line, Chapters 1, 2; UNIX Shells by Example, Chapter 1
2 File System and Commands The Linux Command Line, Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
3 Bash Shell The Linux Command Line, Chapters 6, 9, 10; UNIX Shells by Example, Chapter 13
4 Scripting The Linux Command Line, Chapter 24; UNIX Shells by Example, Chapters 13, 14
5 Regular Expressions The Linux Command Line, Chapter 19
6 The Stream Editor: sed https://www.gnu.org/software/sed/manual/sed.html
7 The awk Programming Language https://www.gnu.org/software/gawk/manual/gawk.html
8 Midterm Exam
9 Text Processing The Linux Command Line, Chapter 20
10 System Administration The Linux Command Line, Chapters 14, 15, 16; UNIX Shells by Example, Chapter 16
11 Advanced Scripting and Programming The Linux Command Line, Chapters 23, 30, 36
12 Python Programming Language, Part I https://www.python.org/ Core Python Programming, Part I
13 Python Programming Language, Part II Core Python Programming, Parts I, II
14 Project Presentations
15 Review
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

The Linux Command Line: A Complete Introduction, William E. Shotts, Jr., ISBN-13: 978-1-59327-389-7 (internet edition is available for free download at linuxcommand.org)

Suggested Readings/Materials

UNIX Shells by Example, Fourth Edition, Ellie Quigley, ISBN: 013147572X

 

Online reference book on Bash scripting: http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html

 

Core Python Programming, Wesley J. Chun, ISBN 0-13-226993-7

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
10
30
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
11
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
10
3
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
20
Final Exam
1
20
    Total
150

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To have adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science, Computer Science and Software Engineering; to be able to use theoretical and applied information in these areas on complex engineering problems.

X
2

To be able to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex Software Engineering problems; to be able to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.

X
3

To be able to design, implement, verify, validate, document, measure and maintain a complex software system, process, or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the requirements; ability to apply modern methods for this purpose.

X
4

To be able to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for analysis and solution of complex problems in software engineering applications; to be able to use information technologies effectively.

X
5

To be able to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex Software Engineering problems.

X
6

To be able to work effectively in Software Engineering disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; to be able to work individually.

X
7

To be able to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; to be able to author and comprehend written reports, to be able to prepare design and implementation reports, to be able to present effectively, to be able to give and receive clear and comprehensible instructions.

X
8

To have knowledge about global and social impact of engineering practices and software applications on health, environment, and safety; to have knowledge about contemporary issues as they pertain to engineering; to be aware of the legal ramifications of Engineering and Software Engineering solutions.

X
9

To be aware of ethical behavior, professional and ethical responsibility; to have knowledge about standards utilized in engineering applications.

X
10

To have knowledge about industrial practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; to have awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; to have knowledge about sustainable development.

X
11

To be able to collect data in the area of Software Engineering, and to be able to communicate with colleagues in a foreign language.

X
12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To recognize the need for lifelong learning; to be able to access information, to be able to stay current with developments in science and technology; to be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to Software Engineering.

X

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