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Advanced distributed systems

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2024

About the course

The main theme of the course is study of the underlying principles and technologies that are used to realize large-scale distributed systems. The course will give an overview of the building blocks used to construct distrubuted systems (for example programmimg, security, and service models) and discuss the trade-offs that come into play when distributed systems are scaled to large scale. The course also gives an overview of the main paradigms of distributed systems and computing and studies current examples from the fields of Peer-to-peer, High-Performance, High Throughput, Grid och Cloud computing. Great emphasis is placed on the acquiring practical skills in distributed systems development.

Application and eligibility

Advanced distributed systems, 7.5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2024 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


2 September 2024


31 October 2024

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

At least 90 ECTS, including 60 ECTS Computing Science. At least 7.5 ECTS data structures and algorithms; 7.5 ECTS object-oriented programming; 7.5 ECTS application development; 7.5 ECTS systems programming; 7.5 ECTS operating systems; 7.5 ECTS data communication and computer networks; and 7.5 ECTS distributed systems. Proficiency in English equivalent to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.

Entry requirements


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Application deadline was 15 April 2024. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 17,850

Total fee

SEK 17,850

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Course is given by
Department of Computing Science