Advanced Computing and Systems (MSc)
About the programme
The two-year Advanced Computing and Systems programme (120 EC) includes mandatory core courses and electives, as well as a Master's Thesis Research Project.
The curriculum of the Advanced Computing and Systems specialisation consists of:
- Core programme (36 EC)
- Specialisation courses and seminars (42 EC)
- Master's Thesis Research Project (42 EC)
Read more about the programme outline and courses.
Are you ready for this programme?
The Advanced Computing and Systems programme is a research-oriented master programme and requires you to have the appropriate knowledge and skills before you start. The most important prior knowledge and skills can be summarised as follows:
- Excellent programming skills in C and C++, preferably at system and application levels
- Good scripting (bash, Python) and command-line skills in a Linux-based terminal environment
- Good knowledge and understanding of digital systems design fundamentals (including most topics of: binary arithmetic and codes, boolean algebra, combinational logic circuits, sequential circuits, memory basics, computer design basics)
- Good knowledge and understanding of computer architecture, operating systems, and networking
- Basic knowledge of compiler construction and excellent skills in using compilers
- Basic knowledge of image processing
- Good academic reading and writing skills; proficient in LaTeX
- Excellent command of English, both in writing and speaking
- Independent and critical research attitude
- Computer lab
- Individual research paper
- Literature study
- Working group
- Master's Thesis Research Project