Master's Programme in Security and Cloud Computing (SECCLO) (Erasmus Mundus)


Master of Science (Technology).
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120 ECTS

Field of Study:

Technology and Engineering


2 years, full-time


An appropriate Bachelor´s degree or an equivalent qualification.

Language of Instruction:

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Organising school/s:

School of Science

Application period:

2018-03-15 - 2018-04-16

Further information:

SECCLO website

Security and Cloud Computing (Erasmus Mundus)

Two countries, two universities and a double degree in information security!

Master's Programme in Security and Cloud Computing (SECCLO) is a two-year double degree programme that provides students with a broad understanding of the latest and future technologies for secure cloud and mobile computing systems. Students will gain both practical engineering knowledge and theoretical insights into

  • secure systems engineering,
  • distributed application development,
  • network and service architectures, and
  • cloud and mobile platforms.

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. While cloud computing is a highly technical area that directly enables the implementation of modern ICT services, information security is a cross-cutting requirement that encompasses both technical and non-technical issues. 

The SECCLO programme is founded on the NordSecMob - Master's Programme in Security and Mobile Computing (Erasmus Mundus) which had student intakes in 2006-2016.

Study programme

The first year of the Master's programme will be provided by Aalto University. During the two semesters of courses (60 ECTS), studies will cover the fundamental concepts, methods and the latest technologies on secure systems engineering, distributed application development, network and service architectures, ubiquitous computing, and cloud and mobile computing platforms. The first year of studies is concluded by a summer school and a summer internship.

For the second year, students transfer to their exit university where they are able to specialize (30 ECTS) in

  • Communications Systems Design (KTH, Sweden),
  • Information Security (NTNU, Norway),
  • Reliable Distributed Systems (DTU, Denmark),
  • Cryptography (UT, Estonia) or
  • Big Data Security (EURECOM, France).

The fourth and final semester is dedicated to the thesis research and writing of the Master's thesis (30 ECTS). The programme leads into two Master of Science degrees (double degree) from the two universities the student has studied in.

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Tuition fees and scholarships

The programme has a joint participation fee and a scholarship scheme funded by the European Commission (Erasmus Mundus). Further information is available on the programme website.

Admission to the SECCLO programme

The SECCLO programme has its separate application periods and admission procedure. Further information on the admission can be found from the programme website ( or secclo [at] aalto [dot] fi.


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