Cloud Computing (MSc)
Field of Study
Type of Course:
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Application Closing Date:
10th September 2020
Entry to the MSc in Cloud Computing will require a minimum of a Level 8 honours degree in Computer Science or in a cognate discipline. As this programme is designed specifically for computing professionals working in the IT industry only graduates with experience will gain direct entry into this programme.
24 months (4 semesters) is the minimum duration. This programme is available online only.
Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2020-2021 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.
Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.
An Information session will take place early September 2020 from 5.30pm to 7.00pm at the CIT Bishopstown Campus (date to be confirmed). Institute staff will be in attendance to offer career guidance and assistance.
Course Fee: €10,800 but may be paid in 3 instalments of €3,600.
Duration & Delivery
No. of weeks per semester: 13
No. of timetable hours per week: 6
Which days: Normally two nights a week
Duration: 4 semesters
The MSc in Cloud Computing is taught online using Cloud based technologies, so students can learn about the cloud in the cloud. Learning technologies such as Canvas, Zoom and virtualised lab infrastructures are just some of the systems that are used to deliver this innovative programme. Lectures, which are delivered at night are streamed live over the Internet and recorded to facilitate easy playback for students. This offers great flexibility to students as they can access their lectures and labs anytime, anywhere on any device that has a Web browser. It is a testament to the online delivery platform in CIT that students can participate in the programme irrespective of their physical location or working status.
Relevant Links: http://cs.cit.ie
Cloud Computing refers to the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer. The MSc in Cloud Computing programme was designed to equip graduates with the detailed knowledge, specialist architectural and technical skills required to design and implement cloud based solutions, and services.
The programme content seeks to reflect current and likely future practice in cloud planning and management, the design and management of virtual environments, data analytics, the consolidation of data centres, security techniques in multi-tenant virtualised environments and related areas that contribute to the building of both private and public cloud environments. 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.
This innovative master’s programme was developed in conjunction with key industry stakeholders, such as EMC, VMWare and many other companies. The programme offers the opportunity to learn about cloud in the cloud. CIT hosts its own private cloud infrastructure to support the delivery of modules. Lectures are delivered online by industry and academic experts and are recorded for subsequent playback on any device.
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 PhD level in this exciting field of study.
Master of Science in Cloud Computing (60 ECTS, Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications).
Further Studies: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
CIT has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments and exams.
For detailed module information, please click here.
- Online application is open for course commencing 11th September 2020.
- Please see http://cs.cit.ie for more detailed information.
- Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
- Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.
- This programme will be delivered part-time over 18 months which is equivalent to three semesters. The full-time equivalent is designed to be delivered on campus over a 12 month period which is equivalent to two semesters. The full-time mode is not currently being offered.