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Cloud Computing / Ríomhaireacht (Néalríomhaireacht)

Course Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Cloud Computing

2022 CAO Points: 227

Leaving Certificate Requirements:

Leaving Cert
Minimum Number of




2 H5

Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



 Other Grade Requirements 

*Grade 05 in maths is recommended but not a requirement. 

QQI/FET Requirements:

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Any full Level 5 or 6 award
Three distinctions plus a pass in
  • B20029
  • C20139
  • C20174
  • C20175
  • N33029
  • 4N2138
  • 5N0554
  • 5N0556
  • 5N16654
  • 5N1833
  • 5N18396
  • 5N2066
  • 6N3395
  • F2/O6/H7 in LC Maths

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Mature Applicants:

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at

Learn with the People who develop the best in the  World! In 2019 a graduate from TU Dublin Computing Tallaght won WorldSkills Gold in Cloud Computing in Kazan, Russia.

TU Dublin Tallaght 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 in TU Dublin Tallaght – in August 2019 a TU Dublin Tallaght graduate won the coveted Gold Medal at the World Skills Competition for Cloud Computing in Kazan Russia.

TU Dublin 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 you know you are getting the latest and best cloud computing curriculum.  Like all TU Dublin Tallaght 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 specialization again at the end of ear 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.

  • The are opportunities to obtain certifications in Cloud Foundations, Cloud Architecture and Clooud SysOps as part of this course.
  • You 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 across Computing courses in Tallaght the list of placement companies is long and includes major users of Cloud Skills such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft, SAP, Fidelity & Bank of America.

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

Graduate Employers:

  • Amazon (AWS)
  • Workday
  • Microsoft
  • IBM
  • Fidelity
  • Version 1
  • FBD
  • Mastercard

Semester 1

  • Computer Architecture
  • Critical Skills Development
  • Business & Information Systems
  • Discrete Mathematics 1
  • Software Development 1
  • Visual Design & User Experience

Semester 2

  • Social Media Communications
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Operating Systems Fundamentals
  • Statistics
  • Software Development 2
  • Systems Analysis

Semester 3

  • IT Scripting & Automation
  • Advanced Database Technologies
  • Discrete Mathematics 2
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Software Quality Assurance and Testing
  • Client-Side Web Development

Semester 4

  • Data Administration and Analysis
  • IT Service Management
  • Management Science
  • Routing & Switching Essentials
  • Project
  • Information Security

*Some modules are elective

Semester 5

  • Cloud Services & Distributed Computing
  • Data Analysis (Elective)
  • Big Data Technologies
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Elective)
  • Advanced Routing & Switching
  • Operating Systems
  • Server-Side Web Development

Semester 6

  • Experiential Learning Mandatory

*Some modules are elective

Semester 7

  • Applied Machine Learning (Elective)
  • Private Cloud Architecture
  • Social Media Analysis (Elective)
  • DevOps - Continuous Integration and Deployment (Elective)
  • Interactive Media Design & Visualisation
  • Information Management
  • IT Mgt Project Semester 7
  • Security for the cloud and IoT

Semester 8

  • Applied Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning (Elective)
  • Architecting on the Public Cloud (Elective)
  • E-Learning (Elective)
  • Enterprise Performance Architecture
  • IT Governance and Quality
  • Operations Research
  • IT Mgt Project Semester 8
  • User Experience Design (Elective)
  • Advanced Cloud Provisioning & Networking (Elective)

Eoin Flood, Student

TU865, Computing with IT Management

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.


Kirsty McCarthy, Graduate

TU865, Computing with IT Management

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 Tallaght 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.

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Level 8


Bachelor of Science (Hons)


4 years

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