Syllabus for Applied Cloud Computing

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A revised version of the syllabus is available.


  • 10 credits
  • Course code: 1TD265
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Computer Science A1N, Computational Science A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2015-03-12
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2014
  • Entry requirements:

    120 credits including Scientific Computing I. Computer Programming II or Imperative and Object-oriented Programming Methodology (programming in Java or Python). Also recommended are courses in parallel computing/programming, distributed systems and web applications.

  • Responsible department: Department of Information Technology

Learning outcomes

To pass, the student should be able to

  • use public and private cloud solutions for computational science and engineering applications;
  • discuss key concepts of cloud computing services, such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS);
  • asses the suitability of cloud computing infrastructures for different scientific applications;
  • implement software for cloud-based distributed computing using the technology presented in the course;
  • critically analyse and present solutions and implementations in writing and orally.


An application oriented introduction to cloud computing. Basics of Service Oriented Architectures (SOA). Basic concepts of cloud computing such as virtualisation and the service layers IaaS, PaaS and SaaS, dynamic provisioning, elasticity. Practical use of available public and private cloud stacks. Introduction to cloud security. Task based programming in cloud environments, distributed task queues such as Celery. Message brokers such as RabbitMQ.


Lectures and tutorials, guest lectures, laboratory work. Participants work in groups as well as on individual basis.


Written assignments with oral presentation. Written and oral presentation of a software project. Active participation in seminars. Written and oral discussion of assignments and research papers.

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Spring 2018

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Gannon, Dennis B. (professor Emeritus) Cloud computing for science and engineering

    Mit Press Ltd, 2017

    Find in the library


Last modified: 2022-04-26