Big Data and Extreme Computing

Partner Country: NETHERLANDS

University partner: Oulu

Place of study: Netherlands
The result of the program: Master of Science (ITMO University) Master of Science (University of Amsterdam)
Duration: 2 Years, including one semester in the University of Amsterdam 120 credits
Master of Science (ITMO University) Master of Science (University of Amsterdam)
Language: English
Deadline for submission of documents: 01 July 2017
Entry requirements: Bachelor's degree in the field of computational science or equivalent, with excellent/good grades. CV & motivation letter. Upper-intermediate level of English. For admission to the partner university IELTS or TOEFL may be required.
Cost: 183 500 RUR for Russian citizens 203 500 for foreign citizens (price noted is for first 2 semesters at ITMO, price for the second year will be set by Partner University).

Big Data and Extreme Computing Double Degree Master’s Program:

  • Builds on students’ quantitative and analytical skills to derive value from data to influence business decisions and for research purposes.
  • Emphasizes technical proficiency and practical experience with machine learning, database processing, data visualization and modeling, data storage, transfer and processing.
  • Offers a personalized track depending on students’ specialization.
  • Provides an opportunity to work hand-in-hand with researchers on the cutting edge of Big Data and Extreme Computing in the Netherlands and Russia.
  • Brings an international perspective on best practices and emerging trends in Big Data analysis and supercomputing, preparing students for research and applied IT positions in world’s leading institutions, companies and agencies.

ITMO University:

1st Semester:

Modern informational theory 3 credits
Introduction to computational Science 3 credits
Foreign language 3 credits
Internet and web technologies 4 credits
Stochastic mathematical models 6 credits

2nd Semester:

Parallel algorithms of data analysis and synthesis 6 credits
Models and Methods of Multidimensional Data Analysis 4 credits
Infrastructures and technologies for big data processing 6 credits

Introduction to eScience and eEngineering technologies (OR) Machine learning

4 credits


University of Amsterdam:

3rd Semester:

Urgent Computing 6 credits

Decision support systems based on Big Data (OR) Scalable computational algorithms

4 credits
Big multimedia data processing and analysis / Domain specific Big Data technologies / Scheduling in distributed computing systems and environments  - CHOOSE 3 OF 5 COURSES 3 credits

4th Semester:

Master Thesis 18 credits
State Exam 6 credits
Internship 6 credits


Both universities:

Research Work 8 credits
Individual Research Project 2 credits
Group Work 2 credits
Group project in the chosen specialization 2 credits


Oksana Lavrova