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Cloud Computing

This online two year part-time Higher Diploma in Cloud Computing aims to develop students both technically and personally, and produce focused graduates of high academic and practical standards to match the needs of both the Irish and international IT industry. It will also meet the needs for IT infrastructure and support roles in a broad range of other sectors.

The programme will be delivered exclusively online using CIT's state of the art e-Learning system. Labs are hosted 24/7 on CIT's world-class private cloud infrastructure.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Applicants must have a Level 8 degree in any discipline or a Level 7 degree along with relevant experience. You will also need an underlying aptitude to undergo an intensive programme of study to acquire industry-relevant ICT skills at Level 8 of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).


2 years part-time.

Further enquiries

Eoin O'Regan
T: 021 433 5525

Subjects taught

During the first year, students will be immersed in a broad set of modules in the fundamentals of computing: Object Oriented Principles, Requirements Engineering, Network Systems, Operating Systems, Data Management Systems and Server-Side Web Development.

In the second year, the focus will be on developing Cloud Infrastructure skills. Students will learn about the Virtual Datacentre and the required composite skills to create a Virtual Datacentre.

Please see for further details.


T: 021 4335040 E:

Opening hours
First Three Weeks of Semester 1:
Monday – Thursday
9.30am – 7.00pm
9.30am – 12.30pm
2.00pm – 4.00pm

During term:
Monday – Thursday
9.30am – 4.00pm
9.30am – 12.30pm
2.00pm – 4.00pm

Outside of term:
Monday – Friday
9.30am – 12.30pm
2.00pm – 4.00pm

T: 021 433 5381/5385 E:

Opening hours
Monday – Thursday
8.30am – 12.30pm
2.00pm – 4.30pm
8.30am – 12.30pm
2.00pm – 4.00pm

Accounts/Course Fees
T: 021 433 5440 E:

Opening hours
Monday – Friday
9.30am – 12.00noon; 2.00pm – 4.00pm

CIT Bishopstown T: 021 432 6100
CIT Crawford College of Art & Design T: 021 433 5200
CIT Cork School of Music T: 021 480 7300
National Maritime College of Ireland T: 021 433 5600

Course fee

Springboard+ Funding Option Available.

Enrolment and start dates

Institute staff will be in attendance during each session to offer career guidance and assistance.

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Information/Registration for the academic year beginning September 2018 will take place from 6.00pm to 8.00pm on the following dates:

Tuesday 4th September 2018
CIT Bishopstown Campus

Business: Business Studies & Accounting, Marketing, and Human Resource Management.

Humanities: Cookery, Bar Operations, Hospitality Management, and Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Media: TV Production, Radio Broadcast Media, Journalism, PR with New Media, E-learning, and Digital Media.

Wednesday 5th September 2018
CIT Bishopstown Campus

Engineering: Biopharmaceutical, Civil, Structural & Environmental, Good Manufacturing Practice, Construction, Mechanical, Biomedical, Advanced Manufacturing & Manufacturing Systems, Supply Chain & Transport Management, Transport & Automobile, and Welding.

Science & Informatics: Applied Physics & Instrumentation, Quality Assurance/Management, Computing, and Mathematics.

Thursday 6th September 2018
CIT Crawford College of Art & Design

Please note: Enrolment will take place at the CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Sharman Crawford Street, Cork, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

Art Therapy, Art & Process, Weekend Courses, and Short Courses (Life Drawing/Painting/Photography/Pottery/Stained Glass/Art Portfolio Preparation).

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