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Cloud computing

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

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

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1 November 2024


19 January 2025

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

At least 90 ECTS, including 60 ECTS Computing Science, or 120 ECTS within a study programme. 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



The online application opens 15 March 2024 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 15 April 2024. How to apply

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