MSc in Computing in Private Cloud Technologies

Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LY_KLCGT_M)
Key Programme Details
Award

Major Award from Letterkenny Institute of Technology

NFQ Level

9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Mixed

Mode

Part-Time

ECTS Credits

100

Department

Computing

Skills Area

Information/Communications Technology

General Information
Contact

Thomas Dowling

Email

thomas.dowling@lyit.ie

Phone

074 918 6304

Address

Address: Letterkenny Institute of Technology – Port Road – Letterkenny – County Donegal – F92 FC93 – Ireland

Role

Head of Department

Important Dates
Application Deadline

01/09/2017

Start Date

04/09/2017

About this Course

This is a two semester taught programme in computing which focuses on topics applicable to Private Cloud Technologies. These are complemented by a placement module (mid-way through the course) in which students will gain practical experience working in a company engaged in work relating to the creation and management of large-scale private clouds. Its aim is to take a graduate and further augment his/her skills and knowledge in readiness to begin a career in cloud technology. It is designed to ensure that graduates are given both a base for beginning to work immediately in the industry/field and also for continuing self-development. These skill sets are reinforced with a strong emphasis on teamwork and industry experience.

From an industry point of view, this programme was developed in partnership with the IT industry in general. The objective of developing the course and of providing a placement is to ensure a supply of highly-skilled and experienced graduates for key employers throughout Ireland. The existence of the course and the placement reflects the commitment of employers to this field of expertise. Graduates from this course can expect to find attractive employment opportunities locally and nationally. The national projections for jobs growth in cloud computing are enormous.

All students who are accepted onto this course will be assisted in finding suitable placements with LYIT's network of employers. Several companies have engaged in a partnership with LYIT in respect of the delivery of this course as a key component of their efforts to identify and source suitable graduates with skills in Private Cloud Technologies. Note however that ultimate responsibility for securing a placement resides with the students.

Entry Requirements

Level-8 in a computing or related discipline. Candidates with a level-7 in a computing discipline and at least three years work experience which is relevant to their level-7 degree will also be considered. Candidates may also be eligible for consideration based on significant appropriate industry experience in computing.

Long Description

This is a two semester taught programme in computing which focuses on topics applicable to Private Cloud Technologies. These are complemented by a placement module (mid-way through the course) in which students will gain practical experience working in a company engaged in work relating to the creation and management of large-scale private clouds. Its aim is to take a graduate and further augment his/her skills and knowledge in readiness to begin a career in cloud technology. It is designed to ensure that graduates are given both a base for beginning to work immediately in the industry/field and also for continuing self-development. These skill sets are reinforced with a strong emphasis on teamwork and industry experience.

From an industry point of view, this programme was developed in partnership with the IT industry in general. The objective of developing the course and of providing a placement is to ensure a supply of highly-skilled and experienced graduates for key employers throughout Ireland. The existence of the course and the placement reflects the commitment of employers to this field of expertise. Graduates from this course can expect to find attractive employment opportunities locally and nationally. The national projections for jobs growth in cloud computing are enormous.

All students who are accepted onto this course will be assisted in finding suitable placements with LYIT's network of employers. Several companies have engaged in a partnership with LYIT in respect of the delivery of this course as a key component of their efforts to identify and source suitable graduates with skills in Private Cloud Technologies. Note however that ultimate responsibility for securing a placement resides with the students. .

Delivery Location

Blended - Delivery details pending

Delivery Notes

Step 1: Register on springboardcourses.ie

Step 2: Log-in on Springboard website and apply for course(s).

Step 3: Kathleen Mulvin-Brady will respond to your application and request all relevant documentation. Note your application will not be processed until all documentation has been received.

Gather all required documentation(required documentation differs depending on course):
- social welfare receipt, letter from social welfare or letter from commissioner of oaths
- Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts/college results
- Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name
- Any other relevant documentation to support your application, such as a CV or professional certificates.

All requested documentation are compulsory documents. It can take time to gather these documents so please do so prior to submitting your application.

Step 4: Once your documentation has been uploaded and received it will be sent to the Head of Department and reviewed.

Step 5: You will received an email letting you know if your application is successful or unsuccessful.

Step 6: Log-in to Springboardcourses.ie to accept your offer.

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Kathleen Mulvin Brady

Address

Registry, Letterkenny Institute of Technology - Port Road - Letterkenny - County Donegal - Ireland

Phone

074 918 6177

Email

Kathleen.Mulvin-Brady@lyit.ie

RPL Information

RPL: Recognition of Prior Learning Prior learning can be Certified or Experiential. Prior Certified Learning is where an applicant has already been awarded a qualification for a formal programme taken at an institution or training organisation. This prior learning can be recognised on the National Framework of Qualifications and may entitle the applicant to: Admission to a programme or course of study, The award of advanced academic standing, The award of exemptions from some parts of a programme. Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning involves the awarding of credit for learning from experience. In this case, the candidate must demonstrate that the learning experience has occurred by producing a Portfolio of Evidence to support the claim for access, exemption or credit (in some instances the assessor may decide to use an alternative method of assessment, e.g. project or exam.