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Cloud Computing (MSc)

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study

    Computing,Computer Science

  • Type of Course:

    Masters Degree

  • Type of Qualification:


  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    14th September 2018

Admission Requirements:

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.


Computer Science

Timing Details

24 months (4 Semesters) N.B. The MSc programme is delivered using online learning technologies.

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2017-2018 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/Registration session will take place on Wednesday 6th September from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the CIT Bishopstown Campus. 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

24 months (4 Semesters). 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.

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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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.



Master of Science in Cloud Computing (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.

  • Applications are now open online for September 2018.
  • Please see 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.


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