MSc in Cloud Computing
Cork Institute of Technology – CR_KCLDC_9

1,5 year part-time course

Course Overview

The MSc programme is delivered using online learning technologies. CIT does not currently have plans to deliver this programmes using traditional full-time face-to-face delivery. Instead students will attend class remotely and remote login to cloud based labs. All lectures will be delivered at night and CIT’s cloud based lab environments will be available 24/7. This offers the maximum flexibility for students who can learn at their own pace, anytime, anywhere.

The MSc in Cloud Computing will use cloud based infrastructures to deliver and as a result students will learn about cloud computing while using the cloud. Learning technologies such as Blackboard, Adobe Connect and virtualised lab infrastructures are just some of the systems that we will be used to deliver this innovative programme. All lectures will be streamed live over the Internet and each session will be captured and stored in the cloud for later retrieval by students. This will facilitate lecture review and revision and will enable students to access lectures and labs anytime, anywhere on any device with a web browser.

Course content

The programme aims to provide the graduate with the advanced conceptual understanding, detailed factual knowledge, and specialist technical skills that are required for success in Cloud Computing. Graduates of this programme will be well equipped to meet the challenges associated with the major changes currently occurring in the IT industry. In this context the programme covers both theoretical background and practical design considerations.

The content seeks to reflect current and likely future practice in cloud planning and management, the design and management of virtual environments, 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.

Entry requirements

Entry to the MSc in Cloud Computing will require a minimum of a Level 8 honours degree in Computing 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.


€10,800 but may be paid in 3 instalments of €3,600.

Contact details

Dr Donna O’Shea