The Higher Diploma in Cloud Computing programme is a graduate conversion course designed for Level 8 degree graduate from non-computing disciplines. This course was designed and developed in close collaboration with industry partners, providing a dynamic pipeline of job-ready graduates, with up-to-the-minute skills, and valuable qualifications, for sectors of the Irish economy that are expanding and recruiting. 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.
Springboard+ Are you interested in a career in Cloud Computing? Do you hold a Level 8 honours degree? Are you eligible to apply under the Springboard+ initiative? If so, this programme is the right choice for you. The Springboard+ initiative gives an opportunity to job seekers to access relevant courses in CIT free of charge while maintaining their benefits.
Cloud computing is a type of on demand sharing of Internet-based computer resources and data. It represents an era in computing where companies can outsource their IT functions enabling greater productivity, IT flexibility, performance and agility. This model of computing allows IT departments to focus on strategic initiatives and innovation rather than on infrastructure maintenance and support.
CIT offers this unique and innovative graduate conversion programme which is designed to address the skills shortage in the ICT industry. The Higher Diploma in Cloud Computing provides graduates from other disciplines with the opportunity to study the key principles and technologies that support the deployment of cloud computing. 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 MSc level in this exciting field of study.
The programme places significant emphasis on student learning by doing. It adopts a practical, hands-on, approach to learning, where many modules are fully assessed using continuous assessment methods. This 60-credit part-time online programme is delivered exclusively online over 24-months. Each semester has a number of mandatory modules and a choice of electives modules.
Higher Diploma in Science in Cloud Computing (60 ECTS, Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications).