Master in High Performance Computing

2022/2023 · 60 credits

What you learn

Graduates of the Master in High Performance Computing will be able to apply supercomputing techniques to technologic and industrial environments for improving quality and productivity, and they will know and use the tools provided by a supercomputer to solve technical and scientist problems in their field.

Complete study skills

Professional and academic career

The Master in High Performance Computing has as main objective the training of professionals, technologists and researchers in the field of computer architecture and high performance computing. This affects the academic, research and technology transfer that will allow students to join research and innovation departments, high-tech centers, and/or begin PhD studies in the field of high performance computing.

Professional and academic career

  • Joining departments R & D & I:
    • research groups
    • technology centers
    • data processing centers
    • companies in the field
  • Ph.D. in HPC

Companies and institutions involved

Planning for teaching

This study has teaching guide
You can read it to learn more about the study. In the table below you can see the individual teaching guides for each subject.

Study structure

The masters are organized by modules. Click on a module for more information.

  Guide Type QTR. credits
High Performance Architectures Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Parallel Programming Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Heterogeneous Programming Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
High Performance Infrastructures Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Projects Workshop Compulsory 2nd 3 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
HPC Tools Optional 1st 6 ECTS
HPC on the Cloud Optional 1st 6 ECTS
Advanced Parallel Programming Optional 2nd 6 ECTS
Data Analytics with HPC Optional 2nd 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Work Placement Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Master's Dissertation Compulsory 2nd 15 ECTS

 BOE with syllabus (PDF)

Student mobility

UDC holds student mobility agreements with universities and other third-level institutions across four continents. Students are offered several opportunities each year to apply to study abroad in one of these centres (for a single term or for a whole year), with the guarantee that all credits obtained will be duly recognised in their academic record upon their return.

For each round of applications, the University publishes the list of exchange options available to students and, where relevant, the specific conditions associated with each. Students may also apply to the University for funding for international work experience placements and internships.

Work experience placements are accredited in the student's academic record and the European diploma supplement. Students are free to decide in which host company or academic institution within the EHEA they wish to carry out their placement. To assist them in their search, the University has created an online noticeboard with jobs postings and other news.

Work-study placements in A Coruña are arranged by the International Relations Office (ORI) of the UDC in collaboration with the international relations coordinators in the student’s home university. The general entry criteria, rights and obligations of students, and admission and acceptance procedures for the programme, are regulated by the UDC Mobility Policy.