University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

High Performance Computing

This course provides a grounding in HPC technologies and their practical application; it will appeal to students who already have a keen interest in programming and would like to learn about HPC and parallel programming.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 degree, or its international equivalent, or equivalent work experience; no prior HPC knowledge is assumed, but applicants should have experience in programming and must be a competent programmer, preferably in C, C++, Fortran or Java; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.

Course modules

Core modules include: HPC architectures; message-passing programming; programming skills; threaded programming; HPC ecosystem; software development; project preparation. Optional modules include: parallel numerical algorithms; parallel programming languages; advanced parallel programming; parallel design patterns; performance programming.

Assessment methods

The courses are assessed through a combination of coursework and examination.

Sponsorship information

EPSRC studentships available covering fees and maintenance for UK nationals, fees only for European nationals.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 22,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Whole course (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 22,500 per Whole course (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Whole course (Wales) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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