Higher Diploma in Science in Cloud Computing

Course Code: CR_KCLCO_8 Delivery: Online Duration: 2 semesters (1 academic year) 




Eoin O'Regan
Department of Computer Science

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Who is this course aimed at?

This unique and innovative graduate conversion programme is designed to address the skills shortage in the ICT industry. The Higher Diploma in Cloud Computing provides graduates from other disciplines with the opportunity to study the key principles and technologies that support the deployment of cloud computing.


What skills will I learn?

Our 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.


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; among others.
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 MTU Cork will enable students to build out a Virtual Datacentre giving them the practical skills desired by industry as well as the required theory.


What are the benefits of doing the course online?

This programme will be delivered fully online. Lectures are delivered using Adobe Connect and labs are available 24/7 using MTU'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 MTU Cork for weekend (Friday/Saturday) sessions during each Semester.


What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing is a type of on demand sharing of Internet-based computer resources and data. It represents a new era in Computing where companies can outsource their IT functions enabling greater productivity, IT flexibility, performance and agility. This model of computing allows IT departments to focus on strategic initiatives and innovation rather than on infrastructure maintenance and support.


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