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Cloud Computing / Ríomhaireacht (Néalríomhaireacht)

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

2023 CAO Points: 253

Leaving Certificate Requirements

Minimum Number of




2 H5's

Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



 Other Grade Requirements 

*Grade O5 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

In addition to the QQI minimum entry requirements, QQI quotas and QQI points apply. The max QQI points awarded is 390. Further details at

Mature Applicants

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

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.

Work Placement

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.

Professional Accreditation

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

Graduate Employers:

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

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
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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
Bus Eireann Workday Ericsson
Mastercard Yahoo! Future finance
Nostra Alexion Sage 
SAP AWS  Ardagh Group
Open Jaw GM HEAnet
Dept of Employment Affairs & Social Protection Ocuco Enclave 
Enterprise Ireland Stryker eDot
DHL Arkphire Bishop & co. 
Enclave Hubspot Keywords Studios
Our Health Service The State Laboratory Version 1
ESW Lidl Sisk Group
Guidewire Lets Get Checked Electric Ireland
Fathom AIB Datapac
Colgate-Palmolive Dell KN Group
Open Jaw Dunnes Stores eirgrid Group 
Sonalake Dept. of Agriculture, Food and the Marine GRH
Tallaght University Hospital Takeda Hubspot
RTE Advance Systems  Firemind
Trilogy Technologies Medray Deloitte
Travel Tech  IBM  Veriphone
Book golf 365  Accutrace Media Monks
Softworks HSA BWG Food
HSE Sysney Eir
South Dublin County Council Exigent Networks Smurfit Kappa
Graphic Mint Cianwilliam Group Paradyn
Verizon connect Landmark Oath
St James Hospital UCD  The Bar of Ireland
MWC Ammeon Bank of America / Merrill Lynch
Beacon Hospital Green IT Paddy Power 
Welocalize BXP Kyckr
Accenture Evros Zutec

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
  • Database Technologies
  • Discrete Mathematics 2
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Software Quality Assurance and Testing
  • Client-Side Web Development

Semester 4

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

Semester 5

  • Cloud Services & Distributed Computing
  • Big Data Technologies
  • Advanced Routing & Switching
  • Operating Systems
  • Server-Side Web Development


  • Data Analysis
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Semester 6

  • Work Placement

Semester 7

  • Public Cloud Architecture
  • Interactive Media Design & Visualisation
  • Information Management
  • Security for the cloud and IoT
  • Project 


  • Applied Machine Learning
  • Social Media Analysis
  • DevOps - Continuous Integration and Deployment

Semester 8

  • Enterprise Performance Architecture
  • IT Governance and Quality
  • Operations Research
  • Private Cloud Architecture
  • Project 


  • Applied Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning
  • Architecting on the Public Cloud
  • E-Learning
  • User Experience Design
  • Advanced Cloud Provisioning & Networking

Advanced Entry applications are accepted to this course. For further information on how to make an Advanced Entry application, please visit our CAO Hub. A full list of courses open for Advanced Entry are listed on the CAO website.

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

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Bachelor of Science (Honours)


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