MSc Cloud Computing in Ireland

This course will provide you with the latest knowledge and competencies required by the fastest growing global industry: the cloud. Cloud computing has become a multi-billion euro industry and this course offers specialisations in two key areas: Infrastructure (IaaS – Infrastructure as a Service) and Development (SaaS – Software as a Service).
cloud computing in Ireland

National College of Ireland

This computing course will appeal to computer science or engineering graduates, ICT industry practitioners, system administrators, and those with an interest in gaining practical experience in cloud computing. To be admitted as a student, an applicant must have earned a degree or equivalent qualification at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. Students in their final year of undergraduate study can be admitted on the condition that their degrees are awarded before they enrol at NCI.
As a graduate of this course you will be able to:
  • Create and deploy commercial multi-tier applications onto multiple (public/hybrid) cloud platforms
  • Plan and architect highly-scalable computing/data analytics solutions for business and scientific needs
  • Design pattern-based application code to run efficiently in a cloud environment
  • Evaluate security strategies associated with cloud computing and apply them to ensure the technical sustainability of an organisation
  • Perform a migration from a traditional ICT environment to a cloud-based platform
  • Manage the process of running an IT department from a cloud environment
The fee for this course for international students is €14,500.
Find out more about studying here as an international student.

Cork Institute of Technology

Cloud Computing is considered a relatively new field in Internet computing where novel perspectives in internetworking technologies have emerged. To successfully deal with issues relating to this new paradigm the MSc in Cloud Computing programme aims to equip the graduate with the advanced conceptual understanding, detailed factual knowledge, and specialist architectural and technical skills required to design and implement cloud-based solutions and services.
More recently the convergence of the cloud with big data has created additional opportunities for IT professionals to gain valuable insights into their business data. Such insights are critical for companies to maintain their competitive edge, increase their revenues and deliver new innovative services and solutions. The programme also aims to address the skills gap in this area so the graduate is equipped with not only the skills to store the data in the cloud but also to derive meaningful analytics from it to deliver true business value.
The 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.
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 Blackboard, Adobe Connect, 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.
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Dr Donna O’Shea
+353 21 4325116
Course Fee: €10,800 but may be paid in 3 instalments of €3,600.


Griffith College

Designed specifically to address a growing need in the industry, the MSc in Cloud Computing at Griffith College is a 1-2 year programme which aims to equip students with a thorough understanding of the key principles of Cloud Computing. Delivered on a full and part-time basis, as a graduate of this course, you will:
  • Obtain specialist knowledge and skills essential for a career in computing or IT.
  • Establish an analytical mindset necessary for independent academic and professional research.
  • Gain a practical understanding of how to resolve and improve cloud solutions in a variety of situations.
  • Develop a team player attitude necessary to communicate problems, ideas and solutions to all levels of the industrial team.
  • Build upon your knowledge of supporting topics in the area of Cloud Computing.
Finish early with Post-Graduate Diploma
  • Small class sizes
  • Access to state of the art facilities
  • A dedicated experienced lecturing Team
  • Industry guest speakers
EU living Ireland: EUR 6,550.00
Non-EU living Ireland: EUR 11,000.00
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