High Performance Programming, 10 credits

Academic year 2023/2024

  • Spring 2024, 67%, Campus

    Start date: 15 January 2024

    End date: 17 March 2024

    Application deadline: 16 October 2023

    Application code: UU-62013 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

    Registration: 15 December 2023 – 22 January 2024

Entry requirements: 120 credits in science/engineering including 30 credits Mathematics and a second course in computer programming. Participation in Introduction to Scientific Computing. Introduction to Scientific Computing may be replaced by Scientific Computing II, Scientific Computing, bridging course or Numerical Methods and Simulation or Scientific Computing and Calculus. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 24,167

Tuition fee, total: SEK 24,167

About the course

Even if computers get faster and faster, there is a need to harness the processing power and get more work done in a limited amount of time. This is especially true for computational problems. The course discusses how you can write code that makes optimal use of your computer. Of equal importance is writing well-structured, portable code based on standards, and how to exploit parallelism in modern multi-core computers. The programming language used in the course is C, and an introduction to C or C++ is part of the course.

More information


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