Computer Systems, Software Engineering & High-Performance Computing
Information on the specialist area of Computer Systems, Software Engineering & High-Performance Computing.
This specialist area embraces both the theory and the practice of designing programmable systems, with topics ranging from advanced programming concepts to the design of computer systems and software engineering. As with other specialist areas, this Computer Systems, Software Engineering & High-Performance Computing prepares students for Ph.D. study and for careers in the software industry.
Students registered in this Specialist Area are recommended to select at least fifty credit points from the courses below. Courses are subject to availability.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Main Optional Courses|
Computer Design (20 credits, level 9)
Compiling Techniques (20 credits, level 10)
Software Design and Modelling (20 credits, level 10)
Operating Systems (20 credits, level 9)
Computer Communications and Networks (20 credits, level 10)
Software Testing (level 10)
|Further Optional Courses (see notes below)|
There are no core courses listed in this Specialist Area.
The further optional courses for this Specialist Area are offered by the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre. These courses have regular essential lab sessions, which require a Physics computing account. There is usually a drop-in session at the beginning of the year to get set up with a Physics computing account, and to pass on any other important induction information.
Additional note on course selection
Some courses have pre- and co-requisites listed in their linked description. For example, later parts of the external Parallel Programming Languages course assume knowledge of MPI and OpenMP, as taught in Message-Passing Programming and Threaded Programming. Also the Advanced Parallel Programming course has extensive prerequisites. Special permission from EPCC would be required to waive some of these.
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