Taught course

Distributed Computing Systems Engineering

Institution
Brunel University, London · Electronic and Computer Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 2:2 (or above) UK honours degree,or equivalent overseas qualification, in Computer Science; Computer Engineering; Computing and Information Systems; Electronic Engineering; or a related subject. Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis. Basic programming skills are also required.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course runs in Germany.

This course covers a range of essential topics related to distributed computing systems. Yet these modules are not isolated; each one takes its place in the field in relation to others.

The emphasis in the course is to build the connections between topics, enabling software engineers to achieve co-operation between distinct autonomous systems under constraints of cost and performance requirements.

The course is suitable for:

  • Recent graduates in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or Computer Science, who wish to develop their skills in the field of distributed computing systems.
  • Practicing engineers and computer professionals who wish to develop their knowledge in this area.
  • People with suitable mathematical, scientific or other engineering qualifications, usually with some relevant experience, who wish to enter this field.


The past few years have witnessed that Grid computing is evolving as a promising large-scale distributed computing infrastructure for scientists and engineers around the world to share various resources on the Internet including computers, software, data, instruments.

Many countries around the world have invested heavily on the development of the Grid computing infrastructure. Many IT companies have been actively involved in Grid development. Grid computing has been applied in a variety of areas such as particle physics, bio-informatics, finance, social science and manufacturing. The IT industry has seen the Grid computing infrastructure as the next generation of the Internet.

The aim of the programme is to equip high quality and ambitious graduates with the necessary advanced technical and professional skills for an enhanced career either in industry or leading edge research in the area of distributed computing systems.

Specifically, the main objectives of the programme are:

  • To critically appraise advanced technologies for developing distributed systems;
  • To practically examine the development of large scale distributed systems;
  • To critically investigate the problems and pitfalls of distributed systems in business, commerce, and industry.

Information for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas)

Fees and funding

Learn more at the postgraduate funding page.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
18 months

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
enquiries@brunel.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1895 265599