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Higher Diploma in Science in Cloud Computing

Course Code: CR_KCLCO_8 Delivery: Online Duration: 2 semesters (1 academic year) Timetable and Schedule Application Closing Date: 02/09/2016




Mary Carey / Noreen Lucey





This two year part-time Higher Diploma in Cloud Computing aims to develop students both technically and personally and produce focused graduates of high academic and practical standards to match the needs of both the Irish and international IT industry. It will also meet the needs for IT infrastructure and support roles in a broad range of other sectors. The programme will be delivered exclusively online using CIT's state of the art eLearning system. Labs are hosted 24/7 on CIT's world class private cloud infrastructure.

During the first year students will be immersed in a broad set of modules in the fundamentals of computing covering: Object-Oriented Programming (Java); Requirements Engineering; Networking Systems; Database Systems; Principles of Operating Systems; Server-Side Web Development.

In the second year the focus will be on developing Cloud Infrastructure. Students will learn about the Virtual Datacentre and the required composite skills to create a Virtual Datacentre of Virtualisation, Enterprise Storage, Networking & Scripting as well as Cloud Architecture. Uniquely to this course, the lab environment in CIT will enable students to build out a Virtual Datacentre giving them the practical skills desired by industry as well as the required theory.

Please note this is an intensive part-time programme run over two years. It will be very demanding and will require complete commitment from all students. However, at the end of the course you will have acquired an excellent, industry recognised qualification. More details are available at the CIT Cloud Academy website (

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Am I eligible to apply for these ICT Skills conversion courses?
If you currently hold a Level 8 degree you are eligible to apply if you are employed. If you are unemployed and in receipt of a jobseekers payment (including Farm Assist and Qualified Adults of Working Age) you are not eligible for the two year ICT Conversion courses. However, if you are in receipt of other social protection payments, e.g. One Parent Family or Disability Allowance, you may be eligible for these part-time conversion courses.

On-Campus Requirements
Both programmes will be delivered fully online. Lectures are delivered using Adobe Connect and labs are available 24/7 using CIT’s world-class private cloud environment. All examinations will be held on campus in January and May each year. Students may occasionally be required to travel to CIT for weekend (Friday/Saturday) sessions during each Semester.

How do I apply?
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The course modules are listed below. For detailed module information please click here

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