EMDC - European Master in Distributed Computing

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Masters Erasmus Mundus
In Barcelona (Spain)

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€ 16,000
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Important information

Typology Master
Start Barcelona (Spain)
Duration 2 Years
Start October
Credits 120
  • Master
  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • Duration:
    2 Years
  • Start:
  • Credits: 120

The Erasmus Mundus programme in Distributed Computing is a cooperation between KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, Instituto Superior Técnico in Portugal and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Spain. It is a two-year Master's programme including compulsory mobilty for the students. The EMDC programme offers education of high international standard as well as cultural experience from two different European countries and a double degree from two universities. Students from any country are welcome to apply. A number of Erasmus Mundus scholarships are available.


Where and when

Starts Location
Barcelona, Spain
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Starts October
Barcelona, Spain
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science encompassing a minimum of 180 ECTS credits or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognized university. Excellent grades from courses in operating systems, networking, programming languages, computer architectures and theory of computing are required. Applicants must provide proof of their English language proficiency, which is most commonly established through an internationally recognized test.


Arna Óskarsdóttir
What I would highlight Throughout my studies I was most drawn to the mathematical and the programming courses and therefore I was certain that this was the right programme for me. I was also drawn to the excellent reputation of the schools I am now studying within, TU Delft and KTH, as well as the international mix of students they both have. I have now finished my first year at TU Delft and will continue my second year at KTH. After a hard working and demanding year at the Applied Mathematical department at TU Delft I have gained a tremendous knowledge in both theoretical and applied mathematics. I have also had the opportunity to get to know students from a broad range of countries like, Canada, Columbia and Indonesia not to mention all the fantastic Dutch students and teachers of the school. Delft is a lovely town which I fell in love with and will for sure visit again in the coming years. Now my journey continues to Stockholm where I will start by taking an intensive course in Swedish to be able to adapt quicker to the culture before starting the second year of the COSSE program which I am really looking forward too .I truly believe that the COSSE programme is the ri

What could be improved I liked everything

Would you recommend this course? Yes.

What you'll learn on the course

Distribute and Networked Systems
Security in Information Technology Systems
Parallel Programming Models and Algorithms
Performance Tuning and Analysis Tools
Concurrent and Distributed Programming
Execution Environments for Distributed Computing
Decentralized Systems
Scalable Distributed Systems
Measurement Tools and Techniques
Mathematical Concepts Applied to Computer Networks
Internet and Multimedia Application Protocols
Middleware for Distributed Internet Applications
Network and Computer Security
Peer-to-Peer Systems and Overlay Networks
Parallel and Distributed Computing
Fault-Tolerant Distributed Systems
Cloud computing
Virtual Execution Environments
Mobile Computing
Applications and Implementations of Cryptographic Algorithms
Database Administration and Tuning
Philosophy of Science
Advanced Topics in Distributed Computing
Implementation of Scalable Distributed Systems
Scientific Writing and Communication

Course programme


1st Semester:

  • Distribute and Networked Systems, 6 ECTS
  • Security in Information Technology Systems, 6 ECTS
  • Parallel Programming Models and Algorithms, 6 ECTS
  • Performance Tuning and Analysis Tools, 6 ECTS
  • Concurrent and Distributed Programming, 6 ECTS

2nd Semester: (5 out of 6)

  • Execution Environments for Distributed Computing, 6 ECTS
  • Decentralized Systems, 6 ECTS
  • Scalable Distributed Systems, 6 ECTS
  • Measurement Tools and Techniques, 6 ECTS
  • Mathematical Concepts Applied to Computer Networks, 6 ECTS
  • Internet and Multimedia Application Protocols, 6 ECTS


1st Semester:

  • Middleware for Distributed Internet Applications, 7.5 ECTS
  • Network and Computer Security, 7.5 ECTS
  • Peer-to-Peer Systems and Overlay Networks, 7.5 ECTS
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing, 7.5 ECTS

2nd Semester: (4 out of 6)

  • Fault-Tolerant Distributed Systems, 7.5 ECTS
  • Cloud Computing, 7.5 ECTS
  • Virtual Execution Environments, 7.5 ECTS
  • Mobile Computing, 7.5 ECTS
  • Applications and Implementations of Cryptographic Algorithms, 7.5 ECTS
  • Database Administration and Tuning, 7.5 ECTS


3rd Semester:

  • Philosophy of Science, 7.5 ECTS
  • Advanced Topics in Distributed Computing, 7.5 ECTS
  • Implementation of Scalable Distributed Systems, 7.5 ECTS
  • Scientific Writing and Communication, 7.5 ECTS

Additional information

Application for Category A Scholarships: January 15
Application for Category B Scholarships: January 15
Selection meeting: Januar
Notification of the pre-selection lists: February 15
Final decision from EACEA: April 30
Application without Scholarship: April 30
Courses will start on: October

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