Cloud Computing - Cork Campus

The MSc in Cloud Computing is taught online using Cloud based technologies, so students can learn about the cloud in the cloud. Learning technologies such as Canvas, Zoom and virtualised lab infrastructures are just some of the systems that are used to deliver this innovative programme. Lectures, which are delivered at night are streamed live over the Internet and recorded to facilitate easy playback for students. This offers great flexibility to students as they can access their lectures and labs anytime, anywhere on any device that has a Web browser. It is a testament to the online delivery platform in MTU Cork that students can participate in the programme irrespective of their physical location or working status.

Cloud Computing refers to the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer. The MSc in Cloud Computing programme was designed to equip graduates with the detailed knowledge, specialist architectural and technical skills required to design and implement cloud based solutions, and services.

The programme content seeks to reflect current and likely future practice in cloud planning and management, the design and management of virtual environments, data analytics, the consolidation of data centres, security techniques in multi-tenant virtualised environments and related areas that contribute to the building of both private and public cloud environments. CIT hosts its own private cloud infrastructure to support the delivery of modules giving students 24/7 access to state-of-the-art cloud computing labs. All lectures are delivered online by academic and industry experts.

This innovative master's programme was developed in conjunction with key industry stakeholders, such as EMC, VMWare and many other companies. The programme offers the opportunity to learn about cloud in the cloud. CIT hosts its own private cloud infrastructure to support the delivery of modules. Lectures are delivered online by industry and academic experts and are recorded for subsequent playback on any device.

Designed to address the widening practical and theoretical skills shortage in cloud computing the programme delivers content that follows best practice in industry. It has a strong applied emphasis which is supported by in-depth theoretical knowledge. The continuing trend of skills shortage in this area is predicted to increase the global demand for cloud computing graduates.

Graduates may also wish to continue to PhD level in this exciting field of study.

Subjects taught

MTU Cork has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments and exams.

For detailed module information, please go to

Entry requirements

Entry to the MSc in Cloud Computing will require a minimum of a Level 8 honours degree in Computer Science or in a cognate discipline. As this programme is designed specifically for computing professionals working in the IT industry only graduates with experience will gain direct entry into this programme.

Application dates

Application Closing Date:31st August

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Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.

Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.

This programme will be delivered part-time online over 24 months.


M.Sc.: 60 ECTS


24 months (4 semesters) is the minimum duration. This programme is available online only.

No. of weeks per semester: 13
No. of timetable hours per week: 6
Which days: Normally two nights a week
Duration: 24 months/4 semesters


€10,800 (payment by instalments is an option)

Enrolment dates

Contact the college for the next start date.

Post Course Info

Further Studies: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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