BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Cloud Technologies)

Specialise in the latest technologies from the leading providers of Cloud Services globally such as Amazon AWS and Microsoft in order to make yourself ultra-employable and well versed in current standards.

Staffordshire University is a member of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy programme and we have embedded the AWS Certified Solutions Architect knowledge within our course.

Throughout your degree, you will have the opportunity to learn a wide variety of transferable skills. These skills will be useful in Cloud Computing or any other career you may choose to pursue. Skills gained will include project management, independent working, team working and advanced computer literacy.

Teaching and Learning

You will learn through lectures, tutorials and workshops. Lectures are highly interactive and incorporate group discussions, video presentations, and activity-based learning. Learning activities are designed to develop soft skills as well as your ability to work independently and as part of a group. Your learning experience will be enriched by field visits and guest lectures by industry experts

Duration

Four Year Programme with Internship

Software Development and Application Modelling

  • Introduction to object oriented programming
  • Introduction to object oriented analysis & design using UML

Digital Technologies

  • Elementary computing mathematics
  • Elementary computer & cloud architecture & networking

Networking Concepts and Cyber Security

  • Design and development of commercial network infrastructure (CCNA: Routing and Switching)
  • Introduction to basic cyber security principles

Web Development and Operating Systems

  • Basic website design & development using java script & HTML
  • Introduction to Linux operating system & bash scripting

Commercial Computing

  • Professional & study skills & research methods
  • Introduction to project management using agile methods

Databases and Data Structures

  • Introduction to database design & development
  • Introduction to algorithms & data structures

Routed and Switched Architectures

  • Implementing Cisco routing for large scale networks (CCNP: Routing and Switching 1)
  • Advanced switching using Cisco technologies and devices (CCNP: Routing and Switching 2)

Enterprise Cloud and Infrastructure Automation

  • Enterprise cloud infrastructure design & development
  • Evaluation & selection of automation techniques for enterprise infrastructure

Industry Placement up to 1 Year

At the end of the second year you may opt for an internship/ placement to gain industry exposure.

Emerging Technologies

  • Research methods
  • Introduction to cutting-edge technologies

Final Year Project

  • Design and modeling of a solution for a real-world problem
  • Development and evaluation of a solution for a real-world problem

Cloud, Virtualization and Communications

  • Exposure to cutting-edge cloud and networking technologies
  • Selection & deployment of state-of-the-art technologies on enterprise network infrastructure

Developing for the Cloud

  • Advanced cloud infrastructure including fault tolerance and security
  • Development of cloud based software using micro Services

Admission Requirements

The minimum qualifications required for admission on the standard route are:

A. GCE Advanced Level

  1. Sri Lankan: 3 passes or
  2. London, Cambridge or Edexcel : 3 D passes or
  3. Any combination totalling to 12 points from the following tariff scheme:
GCE Advanced Level Grade
(Sri Lankan/London/Cambridge/Edexcel) A B C D/S E
Points 10 8 6 4 2

 

Or

Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Degree Foundation

And

B.GCE/GCSE Ordinary Level – Credit Passes (Grade 4) for English and Mathematics

Or

C. Equivalent qualifications

The minimum qualifications required for admission on the accelerated route are:

– GCE Advanced Level (Sri Lankan, London, Cambridge or Edexcel) – 3 C passes and

– GCE/GCSE Ordinary Level – Credit Passes (Grade 4) for English and Mathematics

 

You may apply pending A/L results. Applicants with additional qualifications may receive advanced entry.

 

 

Career Opportunities

Cloud Technologies graduates will find that there are many career opportunities available. You might choose to work for a business as a Consultant to help manage cloud storage or for a cloud provider. Alternatively, you could be self-employed and go into business to provide education and information around cloud computing.

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