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

Aalto University
2 years
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Master's degree
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Program description

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

The world is becoming more digital. Can you keep up with its security and privacy needs? SECCLO is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree program in the field of computer science, in information security and cloud computing. We combine practical engineering skills with a strongly research-based curriculum. The emphasis is on combining security knowledge with hands-on R&D skills in a specific technical area, cloud computing.

Admission requirements

To be considered eligible for SECCLO, you will need to fulfill these general eligibility requirements:

  • Your previous higher education institution needs to be officially recognized.
  • Your previous degree needs to meet our requirements.
  • If an English language test result is required from you, your test scores will need to fulfill our minimum requirements and you will need to submit the test result as instructed.
  • You will need to submit your online application and all compulsory application documents before the application deadline as instructed.

For more details about admission requirements, please visit the university website. 

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Program content

SECCLO is a double degree programme offered by a consortium of six highly ranked universities in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, and France. The first year of the Master's programme is taken at Aalto University.

During the two semesters of courses at Aalto (60 ECTS), students will learn about the fundamental concepts, methods and the latest technologies of secure systems engineering, distributed application development, network and service architectures, ubiquitous computing, and cloud and mobile computing platforms. The first year ends with a summer school on a relevant information security topic and a summer internship taken at one of our industry partners or a university research group.

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

  • Communications Systems (KTH, Sweden),
  • Information Security (NTNU, Norway),
  • Reliable Distributed Systems (DTU, Denmark),
  • Cryptography (University of Tartu, 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). 

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


The program leads into two Master of Science degrees (double degree) from the two universities the student has studied in.

Career opportunities

The SECCLO graduates will be well trained for international industrial R&D jobs, security engineering and consulting, various expert roles, and doctoral studies. During the obligatory summer internship, SECCLO students work in a real R&D environment or expert organization as members of a project team.

Examples of typical job titles in the SECCLO predecessor (NordSecMob 2006-2016) include

  • Software Engineer
  • Security Analyst
  • Development Engineer
  • Software & Systems Reliability Engineer
  • IT Security Specialist
  • R&D Engineer
  • Wireless Engineer
  • Enterprise Data Architect
  • Security Architect
  • Data Scientist
  • Web Developer
  • Security Engineer
  • Mobile Developer and
  • Research Assistant

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Aalto University

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Aalto University

Otakaari 1B
02150 Espoo

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