Higher Diploma in Cloud and Mobile Software Development – January 2014
This Springboard funded programme is targeted at Level 8 degree holders who are not currently in employment and wish to convert to a career in IT. The programme is delivered using cloud based technologies, learning about cloud in the cloud.
Major skill gaps in Software Development have been identified in numerous reports and forecasts by organisations such as Forrester Research, Gartner and Forfás. Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is addressing these skill gaps with the innovative Higher Diploma in Cloud and Mobile Software Development programme which has technology as its core focus. Graduates from this programme possess the key in-demand skills that industry desires. CIT is now a major player contributing to the growth of a cloud eco-system within Ireland. Graduates from our programmes possess the necessary skills to fuel Ireland’s ambition of becoming a key global location for the expansion of the cloud computing industry.
Online synchronous and asynchronous learning environments are used throughout this programme to enable learning to take place anywhere at any time. Private clouds in CIT’s new datacentre are deployed to support remote student labs. These state-of-the-art systems combined with sophisticated learning environments enable each student to achieve the measurable learning outcomes in the most flexible way possible. All lectures are streamed live over the Internet and each session is captured and stored in the cloud for later retrieval by students. This facilitates lecture review, revision and enables students to access lectures and labs by simply using a web browser.
The private cloud infrastructure at CIT enables challenging remote labs to be delivered to students in any location using fixed or mobile devices. When students login to this facility they are given access to hardware, software and systems that will enable them to complete all labs remotely. This offers great flexibility and at the same time this world-class state-of-the-art infrastructure allows students to learn at their own pace, 24 hours a day, every day. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is also deployed to deliver desktop virtualisation enabling students to access a CIT personal computer from home. Using this technology students have access to all the software, systems and services that an on-campus student would experience.
All classes will be delivered online by day so there is no need to travel to CIT. However, we will run at least three weekend workshops (Friday/Saturday) each semester which will require you to attend the Bishopstown campus.
CIT’s suite of Cloud Computing programmes are aligned with industry business models and are delivered globally with students based in Russia, India, Saudi Arabia, Germany, France, Spain, UK, Netherlands, USA and across Ireland who study in a global virtual classroom.
- The application deadline is 8th January 2014.
- This is a conversion programme for graduates who are currently not in employment.
- The programme is extremely intensive, you must be fully committed to succeed.
- All applicants are required to hold an Honours Bachelors degree (NFQ Level 8).
- This is an online programme, you will need access to a computer and a broadband connection.
- You will be required to attend 3/4 weekend sessions in Cork each semester.