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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.

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).

Duration

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

Careers or further progression

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

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.

Further enquiries

Department Administration:
Tel: +353 (0)74 918 6306
Thomas Dowling
Head of Department
Email: Thomas.Dowling@lyit.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)74 918 6304

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

Application date

We are now taking applications for the next intake in September 2020.

Applications will close on August 31th 2020 or earlier if the course is full.

Students requiring a study visa for Ireland should apply no later than May 29th 2020.

Course fee

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

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