Cloud Computing is a model for enabling on-demand access to a pool of computing resources, e.g. networks, servers, storage, applications, and services, that can be rapidly provisioned with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. This course is available as either a full-time three year programme or an accelerated two year programme.
The Cloud Computing BSc (Hons) course incorporates contemporary issues and approaches in computing, underpinned by fundamental skills in networking, software design, data science, coding, computer hardware and physical infrastructure.
Why CU Coventry
We offer a style of education which is flexible and designed to fit around your life, allowing you to benefit from a modern, forward-thinking higher education institution, reinforced by the quality and reputation of Coventry University. We aim to provide career-focused courses, wherever possible, coupled with placement opportunities to help prepare you for the world of work. We are dedicated to making higher education accessible and enjoyable to everyone, so we keep our fees low and made it a policy to cover one module at a time, allowing you to become a specialist in each topic before moving onto the next.
What you’ll study
The degree in Cloud Computing is designed to provide you with the breadth of skills to be effective in the varied digital workplace, developing your self-management and self-development capabilities to keep pace with change and adapt to new technologies, software languages and cloud management systems.
We aim to produce graduates that are well equipped with a range of skills, knowledge and understanding of latest cloud-based platforms and technologies, e.g. Scalable and Elastic systems, Infrastructure as Code, Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, Software as a Service and Machine Learning.
This course is available as either a full-time three year programme or an accelerated two year programme. This overview outlines the accelerated two year course. Students taking the full-time three year course will study four modules each year instead of six modules. All modules and the order they are studied are the same for both options.
How you’ll learn
This course is taught as either a full-time three year programme or an accelerated two year programme, which is designed to support your development of the essential skills you need to get you employment-ready and into the industry quicker.
Our teaching methods are varied, offering a number of teaching styles to suit the needs of all our students, so in addition to lectures, we also utilise a blended learning approach, including online aspects, workshops and group work.
Classes usually run Monday to Friday at a fixed time each day, either in the morning (9am-1pm) or afternoon (2pm-6pm). On Wednesdays we offer a choice of enhancement activities between 9.30am-1.30pm to support your studies, providing time in the afternoon to engage in clubs and societies. We operate an open-door policy, with additional availability via email and our online learning platform.
Progression through the modules aims to develop knowledge and skills, including communication (written and oral), study skills, research methods, project management, presentation and career development. We will also encourage you to consider your employability and/or entrepreneurial development, which aims to prepare you following graduation.
Each module’s assessment is comprised of two components, the first being a pass/fail competency assessment which may take the form of a multiple choice quiz or oral assessment, this assessment does not count towards your module mark or degree classification, however, you must pass this assessment to pass the module. This has been designed so that all students progressing through the course have demonstrated knowledge and competency the core areas of the module regardless of the project grade. This aims to help you to improve your employability and abilities as a potential cloud practitioner following graduation, by being able to recall technical knowledge and skills from memory.
The second component is a project that will be submitted in the final week of each module and may be comprised of a single or combination of; Quizzes, Viva Voce, Presentation, Artefact Submission and Demonstration, Reflective Report and Business Documents. All coursework is designed to be consistent and appropriate with the types of outputs required in the workplace (e.g. demonstration of a working product, technical report, presented to the customer) with the addition of a reflective or evaluation component to enhance self-development.
On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Adapt and gain additional specific competencies.
- Apply contemporary knowledge and practical skills in Cloud Computing.
- Develop the combination of skills and knowledge required to undertake research and development work involving technically advanced computer applications.
- Deploy a range of skills into a global cloud computing market.
- Potentially complement the degree with additional certifications and relevant memberships responsive to local and international employer needs (such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Technology Associate, ITIL, PRINCE2). Subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements. You will need to refer to the relevant authority’s website for further information on requirements.
- Develop cognitive, practical and employability skills needed to play a critical role for societal and economic development.
Careers and opportunities
Graduates could move into a variety of jobs in the computing industry such as:
- Cloud Support Associate/Engineer
- Cybersecurity Specialist
- Data Integration Specialist
- Data Scientist
- DevOps Engineer
- Machine Learning
- Web/Software Development Engineer
- Solutions Architect
- Application Developer
Where our graduates work
Graduates of the department work in business analysis and cyber security roles in National Rail; software development roles in BT; IT consultancy roles in Infosys Ltd and infrastructure and deployment roles at McKesson UK.
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