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What will I learn?

Build the technical and communication skills needed for success in careers relating to mainframe and cloud computing, virtual information technology, and systems deployment.

Learn about world class hardware and operating systems that can support thousands of workloads concurrently while delivering service levels to meet the most demanding customer requirements.

Cloud computing is a critical component of modern business operations. Enterprises with an interest in supplying services via the cloud, as well as those that utilize large data centers, will seek your skills in modelling and design, analysis and deployment. With leading edge availability, security, and scale, z System mainframes serve the needs of the largest banks, financial institutions, healthcare providers, insurance companies, defence forces, service organizations and more. The degree exposes you to a breadth of mainframe and cloud computing topics including mainframe hardware, system Z operating systems, batch/online programming, transactional services, and security.

Career opportunities

  • Systems administrator
  • Cloud security technician
  • Cloud system administrator
  • Contemporary mainframe administrator
  • Cloud computing engineer
  • Mainframe Services Technician

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering, IT and Physical Sciences



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,700.00 (13,22,270) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022


Federation University Australia

Mount Helen Campus,

University Drive,



3350, BALLARAT, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or overseas equivalent. International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) with a minimum score of 24 from 6 subjects. Academic IELTS: Academic IELTS: Overall 6.0 (no band less than 6.0); 60-78 with minimums: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson (PTE): Overall 50 (no band less than 50); Cambridge-CAE: Overall 169 (no band less than 169).

For international students

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 with final-year mathematics courses, or overseas equivalent.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS band score of 6.0, with no band less than 5.5, or equivalent

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

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About Federation University Australia

Federation University enjoys 5 stars for teaching quality, student support and overall graduate experience (The Good Universities Guide 2021).

  • No.1 in Australia for teaching quality
  • Among top 2 percent of universities worldwide for education
  • No.1 in Victoria for graduate starting salary
  • Great industry connections & work-integrated learning