DT769 CPD Diploma in Cloud Computing (Cloud Application Development)


DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8

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Learners on the programme will acquire advanced skills in computer programming (.Net development, C# programming, threading, concurrency emphasised, web application development, ASP.Net), they will learn how to develop applications for a Cloud platform (Azure development – web apps on the cloud, data storage on the cloud, web services and deploying web services on the cloud (SOAP and REST)), they will develop their understanding of the business case for the employment of Cloud resources by organisations, and they will develop key transferable skills.

The technical modules which students will complete on the programme are:

  • Cloud Computing Architecture and Infrastructure (10 ECTS)
  • Advanced Object-Oriented Software Development (10 ECTS)
  • Cloud Applications Development (10 ECTS)

In addition, learners will take the following mandatory modules:

  • Enterprise Project (10 ECTS): This is a module that can be completed in through work placement, project work (including interdisciplinary projects), industry sponsored projects, and service-learning. This module is designed specifically for this programme and other Springboard 2011 programmes, drawing on the strong background in industry liaison and service-learning/community based learning in the College of Sciences and Health, DIT.
  • Advanced Project Management (5 ECTS): This module prepares students to complete projects both in the academic environment and in the professional environment. As a key transferable skill, students are prepared through this module to appropriately plan, direct and take responsibility for their own work and the work of teams in the completion of projects.
  • Advanced Innovation and Career Development (5 ECTS): This module is designed specifically for the learning needs of Springboard 2011 participants. It will provide the learner with an opportunity to develop thinking and creativity skills, as well as learning how to adopt an innovative approach both as members of organisations and in their individual learning.

Course Duration

Classes will take place in blocks in September and January, and on evenings throughout the year with occasional Saturdays. This programme will be delivered by the DIT in partnership with the Institute of Technology, Tallaght.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this programme can:

  • Advance to further study in computing and information technology
  • Apply for advanced software development positions in the Irish software industry
  • Use their critical thinking skills, their career development skills, and their independent learning skills to make the right career choices


Graduates of this programme may be eligible to apply for admission to major award programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, depending on other experience.

Entry requirements

This is a programme at Level 8 on the NFQ, and as such, applicants must have a qualification at level 7, or relevant experience. Applicants must also have a good background in computing, particularly in software development.

Contact Details for Further Information:

Contact Iseult Kelly (sci-springboard@dit.ie)

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