Cloud Computing

National College of Ireland


Course Name Cloud Computing
Course Provider National College of Ireland
Course Code 68004 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time, Evening, Online or Distance, Daytime, Blended
Location (Districts) Dublin City Centre
Qualification Letters MSc
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: September 2023.
Application Date Application: Apply online at
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Expand+Part-time Option:
This course runs over 2 years; 4 semesters with a final research project.

Blended: Livestream with some Campus Stream classes scheduled in advance.

Part-time Schedule:
Indicative Schedule:
Two evenings per week 1...

Course Fee Part-Time:
€4,700 per annum. €9,400 total fee. (Fees revised annually).

EU Fee: €6,800 total fee. (EU/Ireland applicants). (Fees revised annually).

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Entry Requirements

Expand+An honours (level 8) primary degree in a computing discipline with a 2.2 award or higher. Students in their final year of undergraduate study can be admitted on the condition that their degrees are awarded before they enrol at NCI. The college op...

Course Summary This programme aims to fulfil the ICT sector-specific needs as reported in Ireland’s National Skills Strategy 2025. By combining technical skills with innovation principles, it effectively delivers core technology skills in cloud software development, fog/edge computing, DevOps, security, and data governance. Having also taken into account global industry trends, it includes electives in innovation, quantum computing, blockchain, and machine learning.
Course Content

Expand+Students will gain experience with the latest ethical design principles, models, and technologies via our state-of-the-art Cloud Competency Centre. The course is delivered by faculty and industry practitioners with proven expertise in cloud comp...

Subjects Taught Year 1-2:
Core Modules
• Cloud Architectures
• Cloud Platform Programming
• Cloud DevOpsSec
• Scalable Cloud Programming
• Research in Computing
• Fog and Edge Computing
• Research Project
• Data Governance, Compliance and Ethics
• Blockchain Concepts
• Cloud Machine Learning

Please note that in some instances exams may take place in the daytime, evening, and/or at weekends.
Careers or Further Progression Award and Progression
The Master of Science in Cloud Computing is awarded by QQI at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. Students who successfully complete this course may progress to a major award at level 10 on the NFQ. Students may also elect to exit early with the Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Cloud Computing at level 9 on the NFQ.
Further Enquiries For Further Information Contact:
The Admissions Team
Telephone: 1800 221 721
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