Cloud Technologies

Is this course for me?
Our Master of Science in Computing in Cloud Technologies will augment your existing skills and knowledge to position you for a successful and rewarding career in Cloud Technologies.

If you already hold an honours degree in computing or an appropriate mix of academic qualifications and IT experience then this course will help maintain your self-development with a set of skills that are transferable to the broader computing industry.

These skill are reinforced with a strong emphasis on teamwork and the primary aim of the course is to empower you with the necessary theoretical and hands-on skills to allow you to work and make a a significant contribution in a Cloud Technologies environment.

Successful graduates find opportunities in insurance companies, all major IT multinationals as well as any company using large Data Center based IT Systems. Roles include becoming a Cloud Architect or Engineer, a Cloud Systems Administrator or Cloud Services Developer.

Key features
• Industry placement option
• Industry input into course design.
• Excellent employment record for graduates
• An area of high skills demand.

Subjects taught

What will I study
Semester 1
• Private Cloud Technologies (M)
• Enterprise & Data Centre Networking (M)

Please choose one of the following Electives (E):
• Virtual Server Administration (E)
• Computer Systems Programming (E)

Semester 2
• Storage Technologies Mandatory 10
• Security & Legal Issues Mandatory 10
• Machine Learning Mandatory 10

Semester 3
• Dissertation (M)

(M) = Mandatory, (E) = Elective

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Level 8 Honours Degree in Computing, or equivalent, second class honours (2.2), or Higher Diploma in Computing (Conversion Course into Computing). If you do not have an honours degree but have relevant experience you may also be eligible to apply via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Application dates

Non-EU Application Deadline: 25th June 2021


1 year, full time
2 years, part time
PGDip: 9 months


EU Fees: €5,000.00
Non-EU Fees: €10,000.00

Post Course Info

Follow-on Courses
Follow up programmes elsewhere include:
• Level 10 studies (Doctoral) at other institutions and universities at home and abroad.

Career Pathways
The main employers are:
Multinational Companies
Insurance Companies
Data Centre Based IT Systems
Graduate Careers

Graduate careers typically include:
Cloud Architect/Engineer
Cloud Systems Administrator
Cloud Services Developer

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time

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