BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing (Cloud & Networks)

Bachelor of Science (Honours)Applied Computing (Cloud & Networks)

Full Time
2019 CAO range:
        279 - 511
Cork Road
4 years
240 ECTS

What is Applied Computing (Cloud & Networks)?

The BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing (Cloud and Networks) is a full-time, four year, honours degree course of study that can be chosen within the BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing Common Entry Route. This course is designed to equip students with a practical understanding of Operating Systems and the tools required to deploy, manage and troubleshoot the underlying infrastructure supporting networked systems.

Course Aims

This stream will develop a strong underlying knowledge of how network communications and Cloud infrastructure is designed, implemented and managed. Students will work with the latest technologies from leading companies such as Amazon, Cisco, Red Hat and IBM. Graduates who are able to configure, manage and troubleshoot applications and services in Cloud based systems are in high demand across many domains.

Students will learn how to configure reliable, fault-tolerant, secure Cloud infrastructure systems using popular environments such as Amzon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform. Students will take some modules from the Security stream to develop the essential skills required in modern Cloud environments. 

In order to facilitate the delivery of programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic, module outline and order may change slightly for the academic year 2020/2021.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Programming Fundamentals 1Programming Fundamentals 2
Website DevelopmentWeb App Development
Computer Systems 1Computer Systems 2
The Computer IndustryApplied Calculus
Discrete MathematicsPhysics 2
Physics 1Introduction to Cloud Computing
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Data Structure & Algorithms 1Data Structure & Algorithms 2
Relational DatabasesSoftware Eng. Practice
Computer NetworksApplied Cryptology
Mathematical MethodsStatistics & Probability
Professional CommunicationsNetwork Theory
Operating SystemsNetworks Infrastructure
Year 3
Semester 5Semester 6
Web App Development 2Choose one of the following electives:
NoSQL Databases*Study Abroad
Developer Operations*Professional Certification
Professional Practice*Voluntary Organisation Project
Measurement Systems*Industrial Placement
Model-Based Development* = Elective
Year 4
Semester 7Semester 8
Mobile App Development 2 Functional Programming
Distributed SystemsData Mining 2
Data Mining 1Project 2
Project 1Cloud Computing 1
Cloud Computing 1Free Elective
Network & Systems Security

Leaving Cert: Entry requirements for the BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing (Cloud & Networks):

2 subjects: H5
4 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O3/H7

How to apply for the BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing (Cloud & Networks) on the CAO:

The entry route for this programme is from WD001 BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing (Common Entry). Applicants who select degree option WD001 CLN (Cloud & Networks) are guaranteed a place in that programme, subject to meeting the entry requirements and points. Applicants who are undecided about their degree option should choose WD001 GEN.

At the end of year 1, students must confirm their degree option and may change their selection up to that date.

Advanced and Equivalent Entry for the BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing (Cloud & Networks):

Career Opportunities for the BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing (Cloud & Networks)

Graduates who are able to configure, manage and troubleshoot applications and services in Cloud based systems are in high demand across many domains. Recent graduates are eagerly sought after by many local companies such as Red Hat, Errigal, Done Deal, Routematch, Sun Life Financial Services to name but a few.

Follow on study for the BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing (Cloud & Networks)

Many graduates of this stream subsequently undertake the taught MSc. In Enterprise Software Systems, however as graduates will have developed a highly sought after Cloud technologies skillset, many choose to undertake this programme in part-time mode. This programme has been developed in a modular design and the flexibility facilites part-time students taking modules over a number of years.

Other graduates have opted to undertake research Masters and Phd career paths both locally within WIT’s TSSG research center and beyond.

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