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COMP9242 Informal Survey 2000
School of Computer Science & Engineering
University of New South Wales
Advanced Operating Systems
Informal Student Feedback 2000
The following is a verbatim transcript of anonymous feedback from studens
enrolled in COMP9242 in Session 2 of 2000. The survey was held during
the Week 13 lecture. There is a total of 8
replies (of 15 students enrolled). Student input is in red, my comments are in blue. Every top-level bullet point represents one
student's comment (according to the handwriting).
End of verbatim transcript. If you have more comments to make, please do.
- The project is intense and fun. But the fun part is not all the time.
- Not bad. Not bad alt all.
- Great stuff! I particularly enjoyed the concept of 1 big project
instead of several small assignemnts. Lectures were excellent too.
- Tons of work, tons of fun, tons of really cool things I never
knew before. Project is definitively cool.
- Hard but well worth it.
- Learnt a lot.
- I would recommend this subject to anyone with a passion for
system level understanding. From this subject you can expect to
appreciate the complexity of operating systems not only in
implementation but also in their design.
- For future years' projects, perhaps one idea would be to get the
students to build on a previours year's project -- if that one was
really good, of course.
I am already doing something along these
lines. I had offered that students could do an alternative project,
where they would contribute to an existing system. Not a student
system, but our own Mungi system. Several students have taken that
Still I require everybody to do the first few milestones, so they
get experience with all the low-level stuff.
It is always great fun teaching this course, with all students being
highly motivated and eager to learn. Many thanks for participating, and
also thanks for your feedback.
02 Aug 2002.