Security and Cloud Computing (Erasmus Mundus)

Digitalization is taking over most aspects of business and life. While computation relies on distributed data processing and storage, pervasive digitalization goes much further, raising questions regarding security and privacy of data and reliability of computations on this data.

Security and Cloud Computing

Six European universities offer an Erasmus Mundus joint double degree Master's programme in Security and Cloud Computing (SECCLO), giving you a broad understanding of technologies for mobile and cloud computing, and providing you with the skills to design, build, and evaluate secure computing systems as a computer science professional.

The programme gives you a broad understanding of technologies for mobile and cloud computing, and provides you with the skills to design, build, and evaluate secure computing systems as a computer science professional.

During your two years of study, you will study the first year at Aalto University, then specialize at one of the five partner universities. Upon graduation, the student will be awarded a double degree diploma, i.e. a diploma from each university, at which you study.

Specializations

  • Communications Systems Design - The Royal Insitute of Techonlogy (KTH), Sweden
  • Information Security - Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • Reliable Distributed Systems - Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
  • Cryptography- University of Tartu (UT), Estonia
  • Big Data Security - EURECOM, France

Find more information on the specializations and curricula on the SECCLO programme website

Specialization in Reliable Distributed Systems at DTU

At DTU, you will learn to design and analyze secure and reliable computer systems including embedded, cloud and software-intensive systems and services. Students work on protecting computer systems with vital functions, from controlling critical infrastructure to providing public services over the web, against threats from vandals, criminals, industrial espionage and cyber-terrorism.

You will learn to design embedded and distributed cloud-based systems, and to provide essential and secure functionality under a range of competing constraints: low computational resources, high availability, reliable communication, and adequate security.

The DTU specialization also covers proactive methods and techniques for engineering the safe and secure software-intensive services typically found in cloud-based systems. The courses provide the formal underpinnings for developing these kind of systems, together with elective courses that allow the students to explore the wider context.

As a SECCLO graduate of the specialization in Reliable Distributed Systems at DTU, you will be able to design and develop the next generations of products and services for the ICT industry as well as financial companies within the fields of information security and systems.

Upon graduation you may be eligible to enter a PhD programme at any of the participating universities, but you are also qualitied for demanding positions in industry. Typical job titles include: security engineer/specialist, security architect, software engineer/specialist, research engineer.

Read more about DTU's PhD programmes

The application process of managed by Aalto University in Finland. 

For detailed information on academic requirements, the application deadline etc. Please visit the SECCLO programme website.

During your two years of study, you will study the first year at Aalto University, then specialize at one of the five partner universities.

The first year of the SECCLO curriculum is offered by Aalto University. The second year will be completed at one of the other consortium universities. The Master's thesis, is written under the joint supervision of both the first- and second-year university.

The language of instruction in all universities is English.

Summer school and internship

At the end of the first academic year, a joint one-week summer school is offered for all first year SECCLO students. This complements the curriculum offered by the entry and exit universities by introducing the most recent and up-to-date topics in the information security field.

Between year one and year two a summer internship is taken at one of the programme’s industry partners or in an applied research project in June-August before the second year studies.

For more information about the programme structure, please visit the programme website.

Curriculum for the specialization in Reliable Distributed Systems at DTU

The DTU specialization consists of the following elements:

  •   Mandatory courses: at least two courses
  •   Electives for the remaining credit up to 30 ects
  •   A Master's Thesis corresponding to 30 ects

Mandatory courses

7½ ECTS 02223 Fundamentals of Modern Embedded Systems
5 ECTS 02234 Current Topics in System Security
7½ ECTS 02242 Program Analysis

Electives

5 ECTS 02232 Applied Cryptography
7½ ECTS 02239 Data Security
7½ ECTS 02246 Model Checking
5 ECTS 02255 Modern Cryptography
5 ECTS 02267 Software Development of Web Services(January)

You´ll find more information on the specializations and curricula on the SECCLO programme website.

Degree

Upon graduation, the student will be awarded a double degree diploma, i.e. a diploma from each university, at which you study:

Aalto awards the degree MSc of Science (Technology), Computer, Communication and Information Sciences for the first year.

DTU awards the degree MSc in Engineering, Security and Cloud Computing for graduates of the specialization in Reliable Distributed Systems.

 

 

 

 

SECCLO is a selected Masters Course by the European Commission Erasmus + programme for European university education at Master’s level.

Through the Erasmus Mundus programme, a limited number of EU-funded scholarships are available.

Please refer to the SECCLO programme homepage for further information on the programme including application procedure, study structure, scholarship programme as well as an online application form.

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