Master Programme in Computer Science and Engineering - specialization in Distributed Cloud Systems

120 Credits, Programme, master's level
The master program in Computer Science and Engineering is for students who wish to enhance their knowledge in the area of distributed cloud systems, software engineering for applications and systems using mobile devices and communication to create distributed and web-based applications and services.

The program targets students who have completed a Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related disciplines. Students are taught to work independently as well as in a team while developing their research skills, in particular the ability to identify and define problems, propose theoretical solutions and develop these proposals through implementation and validation. The program is closely linked to the research carried out at the Division of Computer Science. The language of instruction is English.


The program specialization in Distributed Cloud Systems opens for a wide area of application domains such as backend game programming, cloud based computation, pervasive computing/Internet of Things and scalable/distributed systems.
The coursework primarily consists of advanced courses related to key research areas. The first year is mainly based on course work combined with a specialization project carried out during the second semester.  The second year is dominated by a development project as well as a larger thesis work, complemented with two taught courses. The projects and thesis work are often carried out in cooperation with hi-tech ICT industry, including many SMEs, which is strongly present in and around LTU. The thesis work is often performed within research labs in industry.

Labour market

This program will give students a broad technical competence in Computer Science and Engineering together with expert knowledge within their field of interest. This will lay the foundation for students to play leading roles in industry as technical development, science and engineering research or ICT consulting as well as an attractive career in academic research and education.

Skellefteå, Normal, Autumn 2017

Startdatum 2017-08-28, v.35 2017
Daytime, 100%
Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree of at least 180 ECTS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical/ Electronics Engineering or Information Technology or a closely related area. At least 22,5 ECTS mathematics and 15 ECTS programming at the university level has to be achieved. Knowledge of computer networking and operating systems is recommended.

Documented skills in English language.

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The selection is based on 20-285 credits

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Robert Brännström

Robert Brännström, Senior Lecturer

Organization: Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)910 585358