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Cloud computing

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2022

About the course

The aim of the course is to prepare the students for the rapidly changing field of cloud computing, preparing them not
only for the job they will have after graduation, but also the job they will have in the future. As a result, besides teaching
cloud computing, the course will also teach students how to learn and stay up-to-date with theory and technology in the
area of cloud computing.

The course consists of two parts:
Part 1 seminars, 4.5 credits
This part covers theoretical models and definitions as well as practical aspects of cloud computing, including the
fundamentals of data centers, hardware and OS virtualization, and how to design and build applications that are scalable,
robust and elastic.

Part 2, practice, 3 credits
The laboratory part depeens the knowledge acquired in the theoretical part by applying it in relevant real-life situations.
This part consists of a single, mandatory assignment.

Application and eligibility

Cloud computing, 7.5 credits

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2022 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


1 November 2022


15 January 2023

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

Univ: To be admitted you must have (or equivalent) 90 ECTS-credits including 60 ECTS-credits in Computing Science or 2 years of completed studies within a study programme (120 ECTS-credits). In both cases, including a course on advanced level in Distributed systems, (e.g. 5DV186).

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper Secondary course English A/5. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish 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 19 April 2022. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at

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