• » Master of Science Computing in Private Cloud Technologies

    Programme Title  Master of Science Computing in Private Cloud Technologies
    CAO Code  
    LYIT internal code  LY_KCLGT_M
    Duration  1 year full-time or 2 to 3 years part-time
    Standard Code Places:  20
    National Framework Level  MSc in Computing in Big Private Cloud Technologies level-9
    Award Type   MSc in Computing in Private Cloud Technologies level-9 - Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from QQI
    What is this course about?
    This course is a level 9 MSc in Computing in Private Cloud Technologies. The objective of the course is to take graduates who have an honours degree in Computing and/or an appropriate mix of academic qualifications and IT experience and augment their skills and knowledge in readiness to begin a career in Private Cloud Technologies. It is designed to ensure that graduates are given both a base for continuing self-development and a set of skills which are transferable to the broader computing industry. The main aim of the course is to produce graduates with the required theoretical and hands-on skills to allow them to work and participate effectively in a Private Cloud Technologies environment.
    Course Structure
    The MSc is a taught program which focuses on topics applicable to Private Cloud Technologies. The course is available in both full-time and part-time mode.  It includes a dissertation component which will offer the student the opportunity to apply a range of topics covered in the course to demonstrate an extended knowledge of and ability to work in the area of Private Cloud Technologies.  Students who do not take the dissertation may graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Computing in Private Cloud Technologies.
    Minimum Entry Requirements
    • Honours Degree in Computing or an Honours Degree any discipline plus 3 years’ appropriate industry experience in the IT industry. A combination of qualifications and relevant experience will also be considered.
    • Admission to this course will be by standard LYIT application procedure for a level 9 course
    • Apply: Postgraduate Programmes Application Form
    What will I study?
    No of credits
     Private Cloud Technologies Mandatory  10
     Enterprise & Data Centre Networking Mandatory  10
     Virtual Server Administration Elective  10
     Computer Systems Programming Elective  10
     Placement Mandatory  10
     Security & Legal Issues Elective  10
     Storage Technologies Elective  10
     Data Centre Industrial Automation Elective  10
     Advanced Database Development Elective  10
     Dissertation Mandatory  30
    Note: It is likely that not all elective modules will be offered in every iteration of the course. We envisage relatively small class groups to facilitate intensive laboratory work so it is likely that elective modules will run on the basis of “greatest-popularity”. Please contact Thomas Dowling for more information.
    Required attendance
    This course will be delivered by blended-learning.  This will typically include some attendance is on-campus and some distance-delivery. The on-campus section of the course may be a small number of intensive week-long blocks or may be a day and a half per week (possibly including Saturdays) depending on circumstances.  Please contact Thomas Dowling for more information. 
    Career Opportunities
      Successful graduates find themselves working in the following sectors:
    • Insurance Companies
    • All major IT Multinationals
    • All types of Companies using large Data Centre Based IT Systems
      Graduate careers typically include:
    • Cloud Architect/Engineer
    • Cloud Systems Administrator
    • Cloud Services Developer
    Non-EU/EEA Applicants
    The tuition and registration fees for this course are €9000, no additional scholarships are available.
    The start date is September of each year.
    English EILTS 5.5 is required
      Applicants require:
    • An undergraduate honours degree in computing or an equivalent qualification. 
    • OR
    • In certain circumstances an honours degree in a different discipline plus at least 5 years industry experience in computing may be considered on a case by case basis.  The quality of your computing experience will be a significant factor in determining your eligibility.
    Please note: “The Irish Government has agreed to extend the Third Level Graduate Scheme, for non-EU/EEA students at level 9 and above of the National Framework of Qualifications. The new permission will double the ‘stay back option’ for masters and PhD students from 12 months to 24 months. This will allow eligible graduates who have studied in Irish higher education institutions and whose award is granted by a recognised Irish awarding body at Masters or PhD level to remain in Ireland for two years to seek employment. http://www.educationinireland.com/en/News/Ireland-24-Month-Stay-Back-Option-.html
    For further information on the application process, visas etc. please contact Jill Murphy in the International Office (jill.murphy@lyit.ie)
    • Contact Thomas Dowling, Head of Department of Computing, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: thomas.dowling@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 918 6304