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Cloud Technologies

Is this course for me?
Our Master of Science in Computing in Cloud Technologies Research has 30 taught credits and a 60 credit dissertation. Developed in collaboration with the IT industry, following graduation you'll be perfectly positioned to make the most of your future career opportunities in cloud technologies and infrastructure.

At the heart of the course is a focus on a range of topics applicable to cloud technologies. This is followed by a research dissertation where you can apply your learning to demonstrate an extended knowledge and ability in that area. The dissertation will normally be completed over one to three semesters.

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).


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

Thomas Dowling
Head of Department
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
• Placement (M)

Please choose two of the following Electives (E):
• Security & Legal Issues (E)
• Storage Technologies (E)
• Data Centre Industrial Automation (E)
• Advanced Database Development (E)

Semester 3
• Dissertation (M)

(M) = Mandatory, (E) = Elective

Course fee

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

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