Private Cloud Technologies

Is this the course for you?
This course is a level 9 MSc in Computing in Private Cloud Technologies. The objective of the course is to take graduates who have an honours degree in Computing and/or an appropriate mix of academic qualifications and IT experience and augment their skills and knowledge in readiness to begin a career in Private Cloud Technologies. It is designed to ensure that graduates are given both a base for continuing self-development and a set of skills which are transferable to the broader computing industry. These skill sets are reinforced with a strong emphasis on teamwork. The main aim of the course is to produce graduates with the required theoretical and hands-on skills to allow them to work and participate effectively in a Cloud Technologies environment.

This course may also be delivered off-site and in distance/blended/block delivery mode where there is demand for this type of delivery.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements
Level 8 Honours Degree in Computing, or equivalent, second class honours (2.2). If you don’t have an honours degree but have relevant experience you may also be eligible to apply via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).


1 year full time, 2 years part time.

Careers or further progression

Career opportunities
Successful graduates find themselves working in the following sectors:
• Insurance Companies
• All major IT Multinationals
• All types of Companies using large Data

Centre Based IT Systems Graduate careers typically include:
• Cloud Architect/Engineer
• Cloud Systems Administrator
• Cloud Services Developer

Follow-on courses
• Masters degrees (by research)
• Level 10 studies (Doctoral) at other Institutions and universities at home and abroad.

Further enquiries

Head of Department
Thomas Dowling
Telephone: 074 918 6304

Subjects taught

Mandatory modules
Semester 1
• Private Cloud Technologies (M)
• Enterprise & Data Centre Networking

Please choose one of the following Electives (E):
• Virtual Server Administration (E1)
• Computer Systems Programming (E2)

Semester 2
• Placement

Please choose one of the following Electives (E):
• Security & Legal Issues (E1)
• Storage Technologies (E1)

Please choose one of the following Electives (E):
• Data Centre Industrial Automation (E2)
• Advanced Database Development (E2)

Semester 3
• Dissertation

Enrolment and start dates

Proposed Commencement Date: September (annually)

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