Course Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Cloud Computing
2023 CAO Points: 253
Leaving Certificate Requirements
Minimum Number of
Minimum Grade in
English OR Irish
Other Grade Requirements
*Grade O5 in Maths is recommended but not a requirement.
QQI/FET Award Required
|Any full Level 5 or 6 award||
Three distinctions plus a pass in
In addition to the QQI minimum entry requirements, QQI quotas and QQI points apply. The max QQI points awarded is 390. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi
Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature
English Language Requirements
If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6.0 overall (or equivalent).
Learn with the People who develop the best in the world! TU Dublin has been a leader in the delivery of Cloud courses for a number of years working closely with Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure, global leaders in public cloud computing. The best in the world have developed their skills with us, in August 2019 a TU Dublin graduate won the coveted Gold Medal at the World Skills Competition for Cloud Computing in Kazan Russia.
Academic staff delivering this course include the Chief Expert for World Skills Cloud Computing in Shanghai 2021, as well as a member of AWS Academy’s World Advisory Board. So students can be assured they are getting the latest and best cloud computing curriculum. Like all our Computing courses, this uses a common Year 1 where you develop essential skills and get to understand your particular strengths.
The advantage of this is that you may choose your specialisation again at the end of Year 1. Stick with your original specialisation or move to a specialisation in Software Development/IT Management/AI & ML. There is no better course to launch your career in cloud computing, an areas of fast development where companies are looking for critical skills.
Study Abroad Opportunities
Students have the option of spending on semester 6 abroad in one of our partner colleges/ companies in Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Spain and Mexico.
A six-month long internship in Year 3 is part of the course and gives you a real advantage giving you industry experience and contacts. With around one hundred students placed annually, the list of placement companies is extensive and includes major users of Cloud Skills such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft, SAP, Fidelity & Bank of America.
There are opportunities to obtain certifications in Cloud Foundations, Cloud Architecture and Cloud SysOps as part of this course.
Graduate Job Titles:
- Cloud Software Developer
- DevOps Engineer
- Cloud Support Engineer
- Solutions Architect
- Cloud Engineer
- Full Stack Developer
- Cloud Operations Engineer
- Cloud Security Specialist
- Technical Support Specialist
- Site Reliability Engineer
- Amazon (AWS)
- Version 1
Students on this course will participate in a 6-8 month work placement in the third year of the course. The process is summarised as follows:
In September, the company contacts the placement coordinator with a job description. In the subsequent weeks, CVs of student candidates are sent to the company and from this, suitable candidates are selected for interview. A job offer will be made to the successful candidate through the placement coordinator. In December, the company liaises with student to finalise the contract. Students will commence their placement from mid‐January. The placement coordinator visits the student in May/June. The student returns to college in September.
Time of placement: From mid‐January to end of August (3rd Year Semester 6)
Placement duration: 6‐8 months
Placement roles of interest: Software Development/Software Test/Web Development/Service Desk/Applications Support/Technical Support/Cloud/Infrastructure/Networking/IT Security/Data Analysis
College Contact: Sean.McHugh@TUDublin.ie
Typical Placement Roles:
|Cloud Support Associate||Network Admin roles|
|Junior Software Developer||Technical Infrastructure Support Intern|
|DevOps Engineer||Data Admin and Analysis roles|
|Data Engineer||IT Security Analyst intern|
|Software Tester||IT Service Delivery Support|
|Enterprise Product Support Intern||QA Engineer|
|IT Service Delivery Support Intern||Service Delivery Support|
|UI Designer||Application Support roles|
|Professional Services Analyst||Tech Support roles|
|IT Managed Services Intern||Service Desk roles (1st and 2nd level)|
|Application Developer||Systems Engineer Intern|
|Mobile App Developer||IT Analyst Intern|
|Centre of Expertise (CoE) Intern|
Typical Placement Companies
|FBD Insurance||Equinix||Total Produce|
|Librety Information Technology||Fidelity Investments||Enterprise Solutions|
|Dept of Employment Affairs & Social Protection||Ocuco||Enclave|
|DHL||Arkphire||Bishop & co.|
|Our Health Service||The State Laboratory||Version 1|
|Guidewire||Lets Get Checked||Electric Ireland|
|Open Jaw||Dunnes Stores||eirgrid Group|
|Sonalake||Dept. of Agriculture, Food and the Marine||GRH|
|Tallaght University Hospital||Takeda||Hubspot|
|Book golf 365||Accutrace||Media Monks|
|South Dublin County Council||Exigent Networks||Smurfit Kappa|
|Graphic Mint||Cianwilliam Group||Paradyn|
|St James Hospital||UCD||The Bar of Ireland|
|MWC||Ammeon||Bank of America / Merrill Lynch|
|Beacon Hospital||Green IT||Paddy Power|
- Computer Architecture
- Critical Skills Development
- Business & Information Systems
- Discrete Mathematics 1
- Software Development 1
- Visual Design & User Experience
- Social Media Communications
- Database Fundamentals
- Operating Systems Fundamentals
- Software Development 2
- Systems Analysis
- IT Scripting & Automation
- Database Technologies
- Discrete Mathematics 2
- Network Fundamentals
- Software Quality Assurance and Testing
- Client-Side Web Development
- Data Analysis
- IT Service Management
- Management Science
- Routing & Switching Essentials
- Information Security
- Cloud Services & Distributed Computing
- Big Data Technologies
- Advanced Routing & Switching
- Operating Systems
- Server-Side Web Development
- Data Analysis
- Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- Work Placement
- Public Cloud Architecture
- Interactive Media Design & Visualisation
- Information Management
- Security for the cloud and IoT
- Applied Machine Learning
- Social Media Analysis
- DevOps - Continuous Integration and Deployment
- Enterprise Performance Architecture
- IT Governance and Quality
- Operations Research
- Private Cloud Architecture
- Applied Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning
- Architecting on the Public Cloud
- User Experience Design
- Advanced Cloud Provisioning & Networking
I chose this course due to the open day the college had. There was talk about the course from Barry Feeney who explain the possibilities that can arise from taking this course which, I found appealing. I wanted to go to a college that has small classes so I can get help from lectures if I didn't understand something which I knew would be important due to my dyslexia.
The best thing about this course, is the ability to feel comfortable no matter what the situation was. In terms of lectures & labs I always felt I could ask the lectures anything I didn't understand or wanted to go over. The work placement is very appealing for when picking this course. The commitment from Sean McHugh was outrageous. Sean went above and beyond for every student. All the lecturers I have come in contact throughout 4 years deserve a pat on the back for putting up with me. They all have helped with grasping an understanding of IT. The best thing about being a student is the friendless about the college. There is a group of friends for everyone with regards the clubs and society's allowing you to find friends who are similar to yourself.
Eoin Flood, TU865
I am currently working as a Service Engineer at Microsoft, monitoring the health of SharePoint Online and mitigating customer impacting availability issues. It is a new role in IT, a cloud based role. In my role we need team work, communication, time management, ability to approach complex issues and break them down into different basic troubleshooting steps to establish a better understanding.
In my job I enjoy the diversity, working with people from all walks of life. The systems we are working are very important and can be impacted by global issues affecting many large customers. It is a well-paid role with good working conditions, though the work can be challenging.
I did a Level 5 QQI course before coming to college which helped me understand the area. The reward and return on investment of the BSc Honours is invaluable. The hard work has been more than worth it and although there are new things to study from time to time due to the nature of the industry, this is exciting and can have a direct positive impact on your work.
TU Dublin really helped me get going, during my 6 month placement with Microsoft in 3rd year I was offered a 6 month probationary contract in a small company, I continued for the 4th year and started as an intern in Microsoft immediately after finishing.
After graduation, I worked as an intern for 12 months and then was offered a permanent position. One year on I received a promotion to a different level and I have been permanent for over 2 years now. I am still learning every day and I believe I have an excellent career ahead of me. My advice is be confident. We have the skills and qualifications from the course to equip us for any starting position out there.
Kirsty McCarthy, Graduate