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 specialisations 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.
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:
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.
According to a recent Higher Education Outcomes Report released by the CSO, ICT graduates receive the highest weekly earnings five years after graduating compared to other sectors based on the analysis of the destinations of students who graduated between 2010 and 2016.
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.
This programme has a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy. Specifically, students are expected to successfully participate in lectures, laboratories and projects using a portable computer (laptop/notebook) with a substantial hardware configuration. The minimal suitable configuration is 8GB of RAM (16GB are recommended); a modern 64-bit x86 multi-core processor (Intel i5 or superior); 250+ GB of available space in hard disk; WiFi card; and a recent version of Ubuntu, macOS or Windows.
It is the responsibility of each student to ensure their computer is functioning correctly and that they have full administrator rights. NCI IT cannot provide support for personal devices.
For information on the modules taught on this course view our module descriptors.
This course runs over 1 year; 2 semesters and a
final research project.
€6,500 total fee
(Fees revised annually)
You can spread the cost of this course with a direct debit plan.
Students need to be available 09.00am - 18.00pm Mon – Fri (class days and times vary).
Please note that exams can be scheduled during the morning, afternoon or evening Monday to Saturday.
The fee for this course for international students is €15,000.
Find out more about studying here as an international student.
We have access to the facilities in the Cloud Competency Centre and we work with the latest technologies in cloud computing which are taught to us by experienced lecturers who have worked in the field for many years. Its well-known that there is a shortage of skills in this area and the MSc in Cloud Computing is a great opportunity to get yourself a job.