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Parallel Functional Programming

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: DIT261
Spring 2020
50% Day
Period: 23 March 2020 - 5 June 2020
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The course introduces the principles and practice of parallel programming in a functional programming language. In this course, the term parallel programming means using multiple hardware cores or processors in order to gain speed. Functional programming is one of the most promising approaches to the problem of how to program in parallel, as the computers around us inevitably become more and more parallel. The course covers approaches to parallel functional programming in both Haskell and Erlang. It covers current research on these topics, and relies heavily on scientific papers as its source materials. However, we stress that the emphasis in the course is practical, rather than theoretical. Several of the lectures are given by leading external experts from both academia and industry.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: Successfully completed two years within the subject Computer Science or equivalent. The course participants must have completed an introductory course in Funtional Programming, preferably using Haskell or Erlang (examples at GU are DIT440 Introduction to Functional Programming and DIT142 Functional Programming). Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS..

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 17 587 SEK
First payment: 17 587 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance



Department of Computer Science and Engineering
41296 Göteborg

Visiting address: Rännvägen 6 B

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