24 months
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12000 EUR/year
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About

Cloud and Network Infrastructures (CNI) at EIT Digital Master School provides a comprehensive view on network and cloud computing. Students will learn to master network management, operation, and design on the one hand and cloud service and deployment models, implementation strategies, and application design on the other. 

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Overview

The Cloud and Network Infrastructures (CNI) programme at EIT Digital Master School  also focuses on future directions of cloud computing, for example, in the fields of edge and fog computing as well as blockchains and distributed ledger applications respectively.

Today’s networks are reaching their limit because of an increased number of devices connected to the Internet, rapid traffic growth and quantity of data exchanged online. This led to the physical split of Cloud Computing and networks. By bringing cloud computing closer to the network, the benefits of the next generation of wireless technologies is that of being flexible, safe and cheap. This will allow real-time big data analysis and improved application performance.

The cloudification of networks enables new application fields like smart cities, Industrial Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, autonomous driving and augmented virtual reality. For instance, smart traffic signal will enable traffic lights to work in sync with connected vehicles, so drivers aren’t forced to seat at an empty intersection, waiting for the traffic light to turn green. Furthermore, the set of technical possibilities it offers is so innovative that it will also enable new business models and business opportunities bringing tremendous changes in society overall.

Experts and specialists working in this field need to understand the fundamentals of networking and cloud computing, and they must be capable of making judgements of how innovations in these fields affect existing business models or can create new ones.

EIT Digital Master School offers a unique two-year academic programme, whereby students study Cloud and network Infrastructures, innovation and entrepreneurship at two different leading European universities. At the same time, they also acquire extensive business skills by learning how to bring an innovation to the market and developing a successful business model. These additional entrepreneurial skills will give students their ticket to a successful career.

How is the programme structured?

All EIT Digital Master School programmes follow the same scheme:

  • Students study one year at an ‘entry’ university and one year at an ‘exit’ university in two of EIT Digital’s hot spots around Europe.
  • Upon completion, graduates receive degrees from the two universities and a certificate awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.
  • The first year is similar at all entry points with basic courses to lay the foundation for the chosen technical programme focus. Some elective courses may also be chosen. At the same time, students are introduced to business and management. During the second semester, a design project is combined with business development exercises. These teach how to turn technology into business and how to present a convincing business plan.
  • In between the first year and the second year, a summer school addresses business opportunities within a socially relevant theme.
  • The second year offers a specialisation and a graduation project. The gradation project includes an internship at a company or a research institute and results in a Master thesis with a strong innovation and entrepreneurship dimension.

What are the career opportunities?

More and more companies take advantage of the benefits that cloud networking can provide, and the demand for cloud and network professionals is booming. According to a study conducted by Deloitte for the EU in 2016, 1.6 million jobs could be created and the formation of 303 000 new businesses, in particular SMEs, is expected. Graduates qualify for jobs in international and local organizations in both technical and business roles. Typical titles are:

  • Network designers
  • Network planners
  • ICT managers
  • Cloud CTO
  • Cloud Software Engineer
  • Lead software Developer
  • Cloud Service Broker
  • Cloud Alliance Manager
  • Cloud Infrastructure Architect
  • Business developer
  • Product manager
  • Consultant

What can I study at the entry and exit points?

Entry 1st Year

  • Aalto University (Aalto), Finland
  • Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
  • Sorbonne University (SU), France
  • Technical University Berlin (TUB), Germany
  • University of Rennes 1 (UR1), France
  • University of Trento (UNITN), Italy

Exit 2nd Year

  • Aalto University (Aalto), Finland
  • Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
  • Sorbonne University (SU), France
  • Technical University Berlin (TUB), Germany
  • University of Rennes 1 (UR1), France
  • University of Trento (UNITN), Italy

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Internet Protocols
  • Mobile Cloud Computing
  •  Information Security 
  • Wireless Systems 
  • Internet Traffic Measurements and Analysis
  • Routing and SDN
  • Laboratory Course in Internet Technologies

Audience

If you wish to apply to this programme you must have a Bachelor of Science in, or be in your final year of studies of:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Information Systems

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Application period one: November 15 - February 3
  • Application period two: February 17 - April 17
  • It is recommend that non-EU citizens apply in period one to allow sufficient time for a visa processing.

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

A Bachelor of Science in:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  •  Information Systems
Students should have basic competence in mathematics, theoretical foundations of computer science, algorithms and data structures, software engineering and database systems, computer architectures, computer networks and operating systems. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

No separate application form for the EIT Digital Scholarship is needed. When you apply to the EIT Digital Master School in the application portal, you will only be asked to confirm whether you apply for an EIT Digital Master School scholarship.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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