Study MSc Cloud Computing and gain the skills you need to manage cloud platforms, virtual data centres and related IT systems.
Become confident in your use of cloud infrastructures, cloud and web application development, visualisation and cloud security. Learn the newest software-engineering technologies used to develop cloud applications and work with Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Glasgow Caledonian University has an international reputation for research into cloud computing and service-oriented-architectures. As a cloud computing masters student, you will benefit from industry-relevant, research-informed teaching and use products from global industry leaders such as IBM and Microsoft, as well as the most popular open-source frameworks such as Hadoop.
This course has several available start dates and study options - for more information, view the relevant web-page:
SEPTEMBER 2017 (Part Time) - http://www.gcu.ac.uk/ebe/study/courses/details/index.php/P02986-1PTA-1718/Cloud_Computing_(Part-time)?utm_source=ZZZZ&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting
JANUARY 2018 (Full Time) - http://www.gcu.ac.uk/ebe/study/courses/details/index.php/P02985-1FTAB-1718/Cloud_Computing?utm_source=ZZZZ&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting
JANUARY 2018 (Part Time) - http://www.gcu.ac.uk/ebe/study/courses/details/index.php/P02986-1PTAB-1718/Cloud_Computing_(Part-time)?utm_source=ZZZZ&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting
The MSc in Cloud Computing equips students with the fundamental knowledge and practical skills required to become a practitioner in this rapidly expanding area of computing.
Worldwide opinion in the computing industry is that this decade will be dominated by advances in the architectures and technologies that deliver Cloud Computing. Cloud Computing platforms are rapidly becoming the preferred route for the development of powerful and expandable IT infrastructures for today’s businesses.
The MSc Cloud Computing programme equips you with the skills necessary to fully understand the world of cloud computing and associated aspects such as cloud security and cloud software engineering. You will also learn about how cloud computing provides support for the new technologies being used for Big Data systems and the Internet of Things.
In addition to gaining an understanding of the fundamental principles underpinning these areas, you will gain essential skills in developing software applications using these technologies. You will also study project management and research methods.
Assessment is used to demonstrate achievement of learning outcomes. The methods of assessment include class tests, coursework assignments, practical tests and technical reports. Practical implementation and evaluation form a significant part of the assessment for the taught modules and for the work of the MSc dissertation.
The field of Cloud Computing is rapidly expanding and the need for specialists to work with these new technologies is increasing at a great rate in all areas of business and industry.
These specialists will work in roles such as cloud software architect, cloud software engineer, cloud services developer, cloud sales consultancy, cloud engineer, cloud system administrator, cloud management and cloud security. The programme also prepares students for a research-oriented career.
Students will be made aware of placement opportunities provided by our industry partners. Typically a placement would be undertaken after graduating from the MSc programme but opportunities can sometimes be made available for students to undertake their MSc Dissertation in partnership with a commercial company.
What you will learn
Students complete six taught modules; three in trimester A and three in trimester B and an MSc dissertation in trimester C.
-Cloud Computing and Web Services
-Cloud Virtualisation Security
-Big Data Landscape
-Cloud Software Engineering
-Internet of Things
-IT Professional Issues and Project Methods