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Advanced distributed systems

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2021

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 2021 Visa tillfällen för efterkommande termin

The information below is only for exchange students


30 August 2021


1 November 2021

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

To be admitted you must have 60 ECTS in Computing Science or 2 years of completed studies, in both cases includning the courses Application Development in Java (5DV135) and Distributed Systems (5DV186) or equivalent. 

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper Secondary course English A. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.


Students applying for courses within a double degree exchange agreement, within the departments own agreements will be given first priority. Then will - in turn - candidates within the departments own agreements, faculty agreements, central exchange agreements and other departmental agreements be selected.

Application code



This application round is only intended for nominated exchange students. Information about deadlines can be found in the e-mail instruction that nominated students receive. The application period is closed.

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Course is given by
Department of Computing Science