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MSc in Cloud Computing National College of Ireland




Course info


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 specializations in two key areas: Infrastructure (IaaS - Infrastructure as a Service) and Development (SaaS - Software as a Service).

Studying at our state-of-the-art Cloud Competency Centre, you will gain experience with the latest design principles, models, and technologies in cloud computing. The course is delivered by faculty and industry practitioners with proven expertise in cloud computing.

Who is the course for?

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
  • Migrate from traditional ICT environment to a cloud-based platform
  • Manage the process of running an IT department as a cloud-enabled business unit

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study MSc in Cloud Computing.

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees

€14,500.00 (11,27,086) per year


16 Sep, 20 Jan


National College of Ireland

Mayor Street,




Republic of Ireland

Entry requirement for international students

An honours (level 8) primary degree in a cognate discipline with a 2.2 award or higher. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may be considered based on relevant work and other experience. This may be assessed using a portfolio of learning, demonstration of work produced, and an interview.

IELTS: 6.0; TOEFL Internet Based: 78; TOEFL Computer: 213; TOEFL Paper-Based: 550; PTE Academic: 50; Cambridge European Framework: B2; Cambridge Exams: FCE; Irish Leaving Certificate: Ordinary Grade D.

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