Cloud Networking Technologies / Néalteicneolaíochtaí Líonraithe

Appropriate Higher Certificate in Science in Computing (NFQ Level 6) or equivalent. In the event of a student not attaining this standard level, students must achieve an acceptable standard for progression by other means approved by the QQI. The acceptance of candidates with appropriate work experience and industrial certification on this course will be allowed provided there is evidence that the candidate can cope with the learning objectives of the course.

This Bachelor of Science in Computing in Cloud Enterprise Architecture was designed in collaboration with ICT Skillnet and Industry. The programme aims to address current industry qualification, skills and knowledge shortfalls in the ICT sector, by producing graduates with a combination of technological know-how, creative problem solving skills, and professional understanding and competence to function in IT dependent organisations.

IT Requirements: A MEDIUM spec (i.e. able to run Win 10, an AV solution and Office comfortably. Be able to use Wi-fi and camera to attend online classes, use other software such as SPSS, Adobe Connect, Minitab, Maple, so needs more RAM, SSD, etc.)

Please search for the TU Dublin offer on the HEA website

The primary objectives of the programme are to produce graduates who:

  • Have the necessary skills to design, install, configure and operate different components of Cloud systems and to and apply appropriate critical and practical design skills to their work.
  • Are able to recognise the opportunities and limitations of Cloud systems, their implementation platforms, and how these tie in with organisation objectives. They will possess knowledge of new and emerging technologies and a close familiarity with best practice and emerging trends in the profession.
  • Are able to apply detailed working knowledge of project management, lifecycle development, and other professional practices to their work in the development of solutions, including their role in project teams and that of other colleagues at a mid to senior level.
  • Can work effectively as individuals, in teams and in multidisciplinary settings by communicating effectively with other professionals working in the information technology community, such as computer scientists, marketing specialists, business managers, and information security specialists.
  • Have adequate interpersonal and professional skills to work within a business environment, understanding the requirements of modern industrial organisations.
  • Will be able to pursue Continuing Professional Development (CPD), demonstrating a capacity to undertake lifelong learning.

Semester 1

  • Network Programming
  • Enterprise Routing and Switching

Semester 2

  • Cloud Architecture
  • Network Function Virtualisation

Semester 3

  • Software Defined Networking
  • Group Project

Online Lectures:

  • Monday 6pm - 10pm
  • Wednesday 6pm - 10pm



This course is partially funded through Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet for eligible applicants.

Before applying, applicants need to first confirm their eligibility for funding with Skillnet by emailing

Eligible applicants may then submit an application to TU Dublin. 


Closing date to apply is Thursday 26th November

TU Code



NFQ Level 7


Bachelor of Science


18 months

Course Type


Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery


Commencement Date

January 2021





*Part funded by Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet

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