B.Sc. Enterprise Cloud Computing (with Security & Cloud Certifications, L 7 add-on) (September 2022)

TU Dublin (TU090 Tallaght)
Key Programme Details
Award

BSc Enterprise Cloud Computing

NFQ Level

Level 7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Classroom, Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Digital and Data

General Information
Contact

Springboard @ Lifelong Learning

Email

Springboard@TUDublin.ie

Phone

353 12207432

Address

Dept of Lifelong Learning
TU Dublin
Dublin 24
D24FKT9

Important Dates
Application Deadline

05/09/2022

Start Date

19/09/2022

End Date

31/08/2023

About this Course

This programme aims to produce Technological IT specialists able to maintain, update and secure Enterprise Architectures according to industry best practices.
After a year where enterprise ICT architectures have been widely attacked it is clear that there are serious CyberSecurity challenges for organisations. The solution to these challenges lies not only in producing more cybersecurity specialists but also in ensuring that those responsible for maintaining and updating organisational architectures are aware of the necessity for security to be baked in to the organisation architecture, especially in complex, vulnerable, hybrid architectures.
This programme is a new programme with a clear focus on supporting all types of Enterprise maintain and update their complex, cloud and hybrid cloud architectures. The Microsoft Cloud Security Certification (AZ500) is a core element of this programme as is access to experts, workshops and projects built on current industry practice and experience. Content in this programme spans all the major types of public and private cloud provisioning enterprise level systems. Lecturers and creators of this programme include the current chief expert for the Cloud Computing at the Global level as well as senior members of the AWS Academy board.

This programme brings participants to a strong technical level across Public, Private, Hybrid Cloud as well as general computing skills. Graduates will have Public Cloud and Private Cloud practitioner skills as well as IT Automation, Networking, Virtualisation, Internet and Web Technonolgies, OS, Database and CyberSecurity Skills.
Over 20 Major organisations have expressed directly the need for graduates of this programme. ICT companies which have major bases in Ireland are seeking/ upskilling employees with Cloud Computing skills (public, hybrid and private).Their customers who develop and operate their IT systems on these platforms are also need a broad range of Cloud skills or they cannot exploit the advantages provided by Cloud Computing.
This is not an avenue with only an upside for IT Professionals. The World Economic Forum (Jobs of Tomorrow, 2020) identifies structural changes to labour markets that are set to displace work performed by humans. Cloud Computing is identified as a skill area of significant growth potential. This is a very positive re-inforcement of the value of this proposal and indeed the investment made by TU Dublin Computing in developing programmes to Masters level based around Cloud Computing skills (Public, Private, SysOps, Architecture, Development).
This proposal addresses this providing a major award focused on broad Cloud Computing. Opportunities for professional certification will be offered and strongly encouraged as part of this programme.
The department of computing carried a survey of 30 ICT employers in respect of Springboard Proposals for 2022. The response to the statement 'We plan to hire employees with these skills' was answered with 'Strongly Agree' by 76% of respondents (plus 20% 'Agree'). Companies included Dell, Ocuco, General Motors, Equinix, Hubspot, Fidelity as well as Microsoft and AWS.

Objectives

The B.Sc. Enterprise Cloud Computing programme prepares graduates to work at a technologist level as a Computing graduate in industry with a special focus on enabling large scale enterprises and organisations to utilise cloud computing systems. Graduates will possess broad technical knowledge across major fields of computing with a focus on Cloud Computing.

Modules: Cloud Automation & Security​; Operating Systems​; Private Virtualised Environments​; Public Cloud Computing; Big Data Technologies​; ​Project; Experiential Learning.
Note1: Those who cannot demonstrate prior knowledge of IT Automation and/ or CyberSecurity will be required to take these second year modules as part of credits contributing to experiential learning.
Note 2: Students will be prepared to take Microsoft Cloud Security Certification (AZ500) and AWS Cloud Foundation/ Azure Foundation Certification.
Note 3. Projects will be associated with industry mentors as far as possible to enhance industry relevance of projects.

Entry Requirements

Applicants require a Level 6 qualification in ICT or equivalent. RPL processes can be used in certain cases for experienced ICT workers who can demonstrate the equivalent learning needed to enter the programme.

The following are eligible to apply for courses in 2022/23 academic year (subject to the applicant meeting all requirements, e.g. academic requirements):
• Returners (Formerly known as Homemakers) May apply to all courses if they meet the nationality/visa requirement and residency criteria.
• People in employment may apply to all courses if they meet the nationality/visa requirement and residency criteria.
• Please note that a 10% course fee contribution for Level 7, 8, and 9 courses is applicable for employed participants. This is payable directly to the provider.
• The unemployed or formerly self-employed; all courses are open to these category of applicants, with the exception of the two year part-time ICT conversion courses which are not open to those in receipt of a Jobseekers-related payment.

Please see the Springboard courses website, Am I Eligible for more information.

Long Description

This programme aims to produce Technological IT specialists able to maintain, update and secure Enterprise Architectures according to industry best practices.
After a year where enterprise ICT architectures have been widely attacked it is clear that there are serious CyberSecurity challenges for organisations. The solution to these challenges lies not only in producing more cybersecurity specialists but also in ensuring that those responsible for maintaining and updating organisational architectures are aware of the necessity for security to be baked in to the organisation architecture, especially in complex, vulnerable, hybrid architectures.
This programme is a new programme with a clear focus on supporting all types of Enterprise maintain and update their complex, cloud and hybrid cloud architectures. The Microsoft Cloud Security Certification (AZ500) is a core element of this programme as is access to experts, workshops and projects built on current industry practice and experience. Content in this programme spans all the major types of public and private cloud provisioning enterprise level systems. Lecturers and creators of this programme include the current chief expert for the Cloud Computing at the Global level as well as senior members of the AWS Academy board.

This programme brings participants to a strong technical level across Public, Private, Hybrid Cloud as well as general computing skills. Graduates will have Public Cloud and Private Cloud practitioner skills as well as IT Automation, Networking, Virtualisation, Internet and Web Technonolgies, OS, Database and CyberSecurity Skills.
Over 20 Major organisations have expressed directly the need for graduates of this programme. ICT companies which have major bases in Ireland are seeking/ upskilling employees with Cloud Computing skills (public, hybrid and private).Their customers who develop and operate their IT systems on these platforms are also need a broad range of Cloud skills or they cannot exploit the advantages provided by Cloud Computing.
This is not an avenue with only an upside for IT Professionals. The World Economic Forum (Jobs of Tomorrow, 2020) identifies structural changes to labour markets that are set to displace work performed by humans. Cloud Computing is identified as a skill area of significant growth potential. This is a very positive re-inforcement of the value of this proposal and indeed the investment made by TU Dublin Computing in developing programmes to Masters level based around Cloud Computing skills (Public, Private, SysOps, Architecture, Development).
This proposal addresses this providing a major award focused on broad Cloud Computing. Opportunities for professional certification will be offered and strongly encouraged as part of this programme.
The department of computing carried a survey of 30 ICT employers in respect of Springboard Proposals for 2022. The response to the statement 'We plan to hire employees with these skills' was answered with 'Strongly Agree' by 76% of respondents (plus 20% 'Agree'). Companies included Dell, Ocuco, General Motors, Equinix, Hubspot, Fidelity as well as Microsoft and AWS.

Why Choose This Course

Cloud Computing is a major force in underpinning Digital Transformation. This programme brings participants to a strong level across Public, Private, Hybrid Cloud as well as general computing skills. Graduates will have Public Cloud and Private Cloud practitioner skills as well as IT Automation, Networking, Virtualisation, Internet and Web Technologies, OS, Database and CyberSecurity Skills.

Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud dominate the public cloud market. There is also huge value in the public and hybrid cloud markets. TU Dublin Tallaght Computing teach Cloud Computing using AWS, Azure and Google clouds. ICT employers which have major bases in Ireland are seeking/ upskilling employees with Cloud Computing skills (public, hybrid and private). Their customers who develop and operate their IT systems on these platforms are also need a broad range of Cloud skills or they cannot exploit the advantages provided by Cloud Computing.

This proposal uses the term ‘ Enterprise Cloud Computing’ in its title. This reflects the enterprise focused nature of the proposal which take the perspective of the overall needs of an enterprise to have technical resources with a broad sweep of knowledge across Enterprise Computing.


The need for existing professionals to upskill
. The World Economic Forum (Jobs of Tomorrow, 2020) identifies structural changes to labour markets that are set to displace work performed by humans. Cloud Computing is identified as a skill area of significant growth potential. This is a very positive re-inforcement of the value of this proposal and indeed the investment made by TU Dublin Computing in developing programmes to Masters level based around Cloud Computing skills (Public, Private, SysOps, Architecture, Development).
It is clear that a great deal of what was previously standard IT work is being automated, moved to the cloud and otherwise changed in profile. Those who previously handled this work or those who are underqualified can use this programme to position themselves very strongly in the current context. This proposal addresses the need to upskill existing resources by providing a major award focused on broad Enterprise Cloud Computing. Opportunities for professional certification will be offered and encouraged as part of this programme.


Career Opportunities

Demand for graduates of this programme is strong. Information on demand comes from (i) Extensive contacts with industry (Senior Management, HR, In industry Placement supervisors, in industry project mentors) as well as recent graduates (ii) National and International Reports.

The growing pool of potential participants are (a) those IT workers who need to upskill their ICT Skills for Automation, Cloud Computing, CyberSecurity (b) those with level 6 awards (or equivalent) in the ICT area who need to develop their direct skills and their ability become independent learners in a way consistent with a level 7 B.Sc. Graduate. These cohorts include long term graduates needing to update, recent apprentice or higher Certificate graduates and, subject to RPL processes, those who have worked in ICT roles without formal education.

Many reports have been considered (WEF 2020 Jobs of Tomorrow; Shortages and Surpluses in Europe 2020; Technology Skills 2022, Future Jobs Ireland 2022). All carry the same strong message that there is a severe shortage of Professional Cloud Computing Security and Automation skills in Ireland and Europe. COVID-19 has resulted in an expansion of demand for these technical computing skills.

Ireland is ranked 2 in the world for ICT Skills immigration (IMD World Competitive Centre) which helps alleviate some of the shortages in the short term but graduates re-skilled and upskilled in Ireland are less likely to leave the economy over time. Reviews of SLMRU and SOLAS reports as well as the Dublin Regional Skills Forum consultation back up the need for this proposal.

Timetable Info

Year 3​
This is a typical timetable for illustrative purposes. Actual timetable may vary.

(Sem 5) September-January [Evenings 6pm-10pm]
Monday: Server Side Web/ Big Data Technology
Tuesday: IT Automation/ Cyber Security [Year 2 modules - see notes above]
Wednesday: Operating Systems

(Semester 6) January-May
Monday: Private Virtualised Environments/ Cloud automation & Security
Thursday: Public Cloud Computing

All Year in parallel: Experiential Learning & Project


Evening. Timetable is subject to change.

Delivery Location

TU Dublin
Dublin 24
D24 FKT9

Delivery Notes

Blended

Admissions Contact Details
Address

Dept of Lifelong Learning
TU Dublin
Dublin 24
D24 FKT9

Phone

353 12207432

Email

Springboard@TUDublin.ie

RPL Information

The RPL process will enable Springboard participants to build on their existing skills and competence. The University is aware that many Springboard applicants will have a range of knowledge skills and competence that they have developed through their life and work experience and that are not necessarily accredited. TU Dublin Tallaght has an RPL process in place that recognises both the accredited and experiential learning of an individual. TU Dublin Tallaght will work with Springboard participants to identify their existing skills and competence and to award them credit for their learning however it has been acquired. This will ensure that Springboard participants will have the opportunity to gain credit for both their accredited ad experiential learning and can tailor their programme to complement existing skills and knowledge and to develop new skills to support future years.

Application Procedures

In order to process your application, we initially require copies of the following:

• Curriculum Vitae,
• All Transcripts/Awards
• Proof of competency in English (if required)
• Any documentation that you may consider relevant in supporting your application.

If your qualification is from a country other than Ireland: please request a letter of recognition from the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQA) and attach to your application with a copy of your original transcript.

Please Note: We cannot process your application without the above documents. Any application received without supporting documents will be returned to you to add your documents.