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SECCLO is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme in the field of computer science, in information security and cloud computing. We combine practical engineering skills with a strongly research-based curriculum. The emphasis is on combining strong security knowledge with hands-on R&D skills in a specific technical area, cloud computing. Our consortium consists of six highly ranked technical universities in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, and France. SECCLO aims is to educate highly professional engineers to meet both the immediate hiring requirements and the long-term needs of the European ICT industry.
SECCLO focuses on two specific aspects of modern computing systems: cloud computing, which in a broad sense means highly distributed and scalable computation and data storage in data centers as well as physically accessible devices, and information security, which means protection of computation, communication and data from unauthorized access. It responds to the demand for professional engineers who are able to innovate and build the next generation cloud and mobile computing services and applications.
The emphasis on combining strong security knowledge with hands-on R&D skills in a specific technical area, cloud computing, is a special characteristic of SECCLO.
Mobility scheme and joint summer activities
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: KTH, NTNU, DTU, UT or EURECOM. The final project, 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.
At the end of the first academic year, we offer a joint one-week summer school 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. It also serves as a networking and feedback event for all students before they move to exit universities. 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.
The Security and Cloud Computing programme aims to educate professional engineers who are able to take on the most demanding R&D tasks and drive the development of future products and services. More specifically, the learning outcomes are the following:
- Students have the theoretical understanding of information security and practical skills for designing and analyzing secure computing systems.
- Students understand the architectural principles of distributed services and applications. They are able to design, analyze and implement distributed, cloud and mobile computing systems.
- Students have in-depth knowledge of their chosen specialization area and are able to apply it to
- Students have strong software development skills and other technical and professional skills that enable them to take key roles in an industrial research and development environment, and they are qualified to continue to doctoral studies in academia.
SECCLO graduates receive two officially recognized Master of Science degrees (120 ECTS) issued by the entry and exit university (two national degrees, double degree). The degrees are awarded upon successful completion of the two-year programme
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General eligibility requirements
To be considered eligible for SECCLO studies, you will need to fulfil these general eligibility requirements:
- Your previous higher education institution needs to be officially recognized.
- Your previous degree needs to meet our requirements.
- If an English language test result is required from you, your test scores will need to fulfil our minimum requirements and you will need to submit the result as instructed.
- You will need to submit your online application and all compulsory application documents before the application deadline as instructed.
If there is a problem in any of these general eligiblity requirements, your application will not be eligible and will not proceed to the academic evaluation. Please see further details below.
Requirements concerning previous university and degree
Successful applicants should hold a Bachelor degree from a university/higher education institution fulfilling the following requirements:
- The university must be an official and recognized part of the national education system.
- The university has to be found on an official list of degree-awarding institutions (e.g. WHED) or in an international handbook that is completed by some international organization (e.g. UNESCO).
Applicants are eligible to apply if they have completed a 3–4 year Bachelor’s degree awarded by a university or a Bachelor’s degree by university of applied sciences (/polytechnic degree) or equivalent studies. The degree must entitle the graduate to apply for Master’s degree at university in the awarding country.
Applicants in their final year of study are eligible to apply provided that they will graduate by 31 July 2020.
Requirements concerning English language skills
Our language of instruction is English. The applicants are expected to have an excellent command of English. The recognized language tests and their minimum score requirements are listed below.
Student selection criteria
Selection criteria to the SECCLO programme is a high quality Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent studies encompassing a minimum of 180 ECTS credits in Engineering (Computer Science or Information Technology) i.e. a degree consisting of at least three years of full-time studies.
Required background consists of sufficient studies in:
- mathematics (linear algebra, calculus, probability theory, statistics, and discrete mathematics)
- good programming skills
- algorithms and data structures
- theory of computing
- computer networks
- software engineering
Knowledge of the following areas is considered an advantage:
- additional knowledge of mathematical methods
- mobile applications
- web software and online services
- operating systems
- distributed computing
- embedded systems
- advanced computer networking
- information security and cryptography
Deadline: January 05, 2022
Cost/funding for participants:
Applicants apply for the available scholarships when they apply to the SECCLO programme. All applicants who have applied for the scholarships are considered for them. The competitive allocation of scholarships is based on academic merit.