Cloud Computing BSc (Hons) 2021/22 entry

Course code:

Study options:

3 years full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University Wrocław (Poland)

Starting:

September 2021
January 2022
May 2022

Fees:

24,995 zł

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Course code:

Study options:

3 years full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University Wrocław (Poland)

Starting:

September 2021
January 2022
May 2022

Fees:

39,995 zl

Find out more


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

Overview

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.

The Cloud Computing BSc (Hons) degree incorporates contemporary issues and approaches in computing, underpinned by fundamental skills in networking, software design, data science, coding, computer hardware and physical infrastructure.

Why Coventry University Wrocław?

At Coventry University Wrocław, we aim to offer a career-focused experience to our students, one that is traditionally academic but is also designed to help you progress in your future career. Our offering 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 are dedicated to making higher education accessible and enjoyable for as many people as possible, so we only to cover one module at a time, allowing you to become a specialist in each topic before moving onto the next.

Top Quality Courses

All of our degree courses are awarded by Coventry University

One Module

We only teach one module at a time, allowing more time for assignments

No Year-End Exams

Our modern teaching techniques mean no last-minute cramming

Career-Focused

Vocational degrees designed to maximise employability
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate Cloud Degree

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate Cloud Degree

This course has been designed in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The AWS Educate Cloud Degree initiative is a collaborative effort between AWS Educate and leading educational institutions to develop degrees in cloud computing to prepare graduates for in-demand cloud employment. You will also receive access throughout your degree program to the AWS Cloud enabling you to develop your skills using the world’s largest cloud service provider.

Course information

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.

Modules

Overview

In your first year we aim to teach you the foundations of the key concepts needed to apply the knowledge and skills to solve industry-focused problems using cloud computing concepts.

You will have the opportunity to develop qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment, requiring the undertaking and development of both practical and contextual modules, as well as having the chance to develop your foundational skills in computing, apply and analyse them within the context of specialised cloud computing subject areas and professional standards. The emphasis is upon the critical application and evaluation of key theory and skills and how these are formulated within systems and software solutions.

All modules listed below are mandatory. We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content.

Modules

  • Principles of Computer Systems

    This module seeks to provide you with an introduction to the fundamentals of software and database design, including the mathematical principles underpinning computer systems such as Boolean algebra & logic, as well as the principles of database design covering database modelling through the entity-relational model, database normalisation and SQL.

    A fundamental understanding of Object Oriented Programming Principles will be explored through practical programming workshops, the design being supported through the usage of Unified Modelling Language (UML). You will be encouraged to document the process of design, development and testing using industry-standard techniques (UML and ER Diagrams). You'll also be introduced to on-demand cloud computing platforms to host and manage your databases.

  • Serverless Web Applications

    This module seeks to provide you with an introduction to the fundamentals of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), web applications and Serverless Computing, covering User Experience and human factors that are fundamental to the web design process and how to apply programming techniques in the creation of web applications.

    A principle understanding of Serverless Computing will be explored through practical workshops enabling you the opportunity to deploy web applications utilising industry-standard cloud platforms. You should also be able to apply programming and database coding constructs and should develop a web application documenting the process of design, development and testing using UX and Agile Development techniques.

  • Networking Architecture and Design Concepts

    This module aims to provide you with knowledge of computer networking essentials, protocols, standards, security considerations. We will explore these principles through the design and implementation of a network using a range of hardware and software, which is designed to help you develop core knowledge of Local Area Networking, Wide Area Networking and the protocols related to IP networks.

    You will be exposed to the usage of various network topologies in software-defined networks (SDN) hosted within a virtual private cloud, providing the opportunity to develop skills through a practical networking project supported by workshops. After successful completion of this module, you should be able to design and install networks, and demonstrate the operation of IP data networks, router and switching technologies and basic troubleshooting. You will also be exposed to IaaS principles in linking physical systems to a virtual private cloud subnet.

  • Infrastructure Architecture and Design Concepts

    During this module we aim to teach you the concepts, architecture, and services of Cloud Computing and you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of configuring cloud infrastructure and also explore how to integrate physical infrastructure into a hybrid solution. You will be given the opportunity to develop a core understanding of concepts surrounding cloud computing, covering deployment models and types of cloud solutions and technology underpinning the usage of cloud solutions (virtualisation and networking).

    You will be encouraged to implement a simple hybrid infrastructure to meet the needs of a business whereby the services are hosted within the cloud with physical computers linked to the cloud VPC through a VPN. Through this process, you should gain a fundamental understanding of both Linux and Windows-based server operating systems and the installation of services on these systems; which aims to further develop your networking knowledge through the application of skills that you should have gained during the programme.

Overview

All modules listed below are mandatory. We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content.

Modules

  • Software Defined Networks and Content Delivery Networks

    Software-Defined Networking (SDN) represents an approach to computer networking that attempts to address weaknesses in current networking design and operation. SDN’s move to a highly scalable and centralised network control architecture better suited to large scale networks prevalent in today’s mega-scale data centres.

    Content Delivery Networks (CDN’s) can improve the user experience by delivering a cached copy of the content from a nearby edge. In this module you will be encouraged to critically appraise the usage of SDN in the development of a SDN linked mini-project and have the opportunity to critically determine whether traditional network designs achieve the same objectives. You should also develop a scalable CDN to be able to serve content to multiple simultaneous users globally.

  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

    This module introduces the fundamentals of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning algorithms and practical implementation of these algorithms supported by the opportunity of hands-on experience using industry-leading cloud platforms.

    Machine learning can enable systems to learn from data or to solve problems without being explicitly programmed, and can be used in several areas such as predictive modelling, speech recognition, object recognition, computer vision, anomaly detection, medical diagnosis and prognosis, robotic control, time series forecasting and much more.

    We aim to teach core concepts in artificial intelligence from a theoretical, practical and cognitive point of view, designed to develop innovative thought processes to build intelligent systems for future needs. At this stage you are not expected to design and develop bespoke machine learning algorithms but rather understand their function and integration into intelligent systems and how cloud systems can be used to accelerate data training.

  • Securing Cloud Systems

    This module introduces the fundamentals of cyber security and its implications within the cloud. Organisations expect their workforce to take their asset security seriously. The loss of data by an organisation can have severe consequences, including prosecution and loss of customers.

    You should benefit from contemporary case studies, including examples of corporate theft, regulatory approaches to IT security and international cooperation between agencies and nation-states. As system administration and management are essential tasks in the day-to-day functioning and security of Information Systems, inadequate or improper practices can lead to loss of data, its integrity, performance reductions, security breaches or total system failure. Individual planning and provisions need to be made for the ongoing support of systems and networks, which account for a significant proportion of the IT budget.

    On successfully completing the module you should be able to discuss, apply and analyse network and infrastructure security measures that can be adopted if working within cloud environments. You should also have a clear, practical understanding of the associated protocols, cryptographic types and configuration settings of network security environments.

  • Managing Virtualized Servers and Infrastructure

    This module is designed to allow you to propose, implement and suggest a management strategy to fulfil enterprise business requirements, and the need and purpose of systems integration to support organisational goals.

    You are expected to gather and review business objectives so that you should be able to develop a systems specification document, with the opportunity to evaluate factors and issues affecting the successful completion of the integration, and describe and document the functional architecture and design of a system. Exploration of cloud technologies to establish an integration methodology to design and implement cloud-based solutions should be considered.

    In addition, you will have the opportunity to investigate and compare different cloud service models and evaluate different deployment methods considering their effect on systems integration. An introduction to service management frameworks will be provided in preparation for final year projects.

Overview

The final year aims to provide you with opportunities to further engage with formal business practices, international standards, and legislation to hone workplace acumen. You should be able to formulate your strategy for cloud project development and creation, service management and deliver solutions to meet a business, social or ethical need. You will be encouraged to engage in learning pivotal skills required towards potentially becoming a graduate practitioner in the field of cloud computing, upon successful completion of the course. Your final project is designed to place you in an innovative real-world environment where you will have the opportunity to propose, design, develop, test, deliver and maintain across your entire stage.

All modules listed below are mandatory. We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content.

Modules

  • Proposing Cloud Solutions

    This module applies the knowledge gathered during the first two years of the program to propose an integrated cloud project covering both a cloud architecture solution and a cloud software solution to solve a social, ethical or business need.

    This project will be proposed under a PRINCE2 Agile framework, enabling you the chance to gain experience in using and operating in an industry-standard project management environment. You should also, during the development of your Project Initiation Documentation (PID), consider ITIL practices so that you should be able to effectively service manage the resulting solution in a later module as part of implementation and maintenance planning in the PID. Following the successful completion of this module you should be able to propose a cloud project under the PRINCE2 lifecycle, critically demonstrating an applied understanding of PRINCE2 Agile.

  • Applied Cloud Architecture Project

    This module aims to enable you to demonstrate the capacity and ability to conduct academic and technical research, towards the research objectives proposed at the start of the project year, and to present the outcomes of such research in both written and verbal formats.

    We will encourage you to demonstrate an advanced technical ability to give you the opportunity to develop a cloud architecture to support the projects research goals and detail this application in the form of a detailed executive summary and analysis while continuing to operate under the PRINCE2 lifecycle and keeping all documentation up to date.

  • Applied Cloud Software Project

    This module enables you the chance to demonstrate the capacity and ability to conduct academic and technical research towards the research objectives proposed at the start of the project year and to present the outcomes of such research in both written and verbal formats. The module also encourages critical evaluation of engagement in the research process during which recommendations for future, personal development are key learning points completed during the viva-voce.

    You should be able to demonstrate advanced technical ability, and will have the chance to develop a cloud software solution to support the projects research goals and detail this application in the form of a detailed executive summary and analysis, operating under the PRINCE2 lifecycle keeping all documentation up to date.

    You should be able to prove advanced knowledge of some of the following; database, programming and web applications and have applied them to a range of context, e.g. artificial intelligence/machine learning, web services and Information Systems in support of the project goals.

  • Managing Cloud Solutions

    This module covers how services are managed delivered and supported by organisations and are structured around the ITIL framework. The module will cover a range of areas relating to IT organisations involved in service and support and will provide the opportunity for you to understand how related small-medium enterprises operate and are managed.

    The module continues the final project; in this final module, you will have the opportunity to apply ITIL and service manage your cloud solutions, and complete your project closure documentation for PRINCE2 Agile.

In more detail...

  • Upon completion of this course, you will receive a qualification awarded by Coventry University.
  • Included within the course fees, you have the option to undertake Microsoft Technology Associate certifications following successful completion of each academic stage. (Subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements. Please also refer to the requirements of Microsoft for each certification on their website).
  • You may also undertake PRINCE2 Agile and ITIL Foundation qualifications following Stage 3 of the degree course at no extra cost; these industry-standard certifications are subject to meeting a performance benchmark in their associated modules and you will need to refer to the PRINCE2 Agile and ITIL Foundation website for further information.
  • You will receive support with applying for short and long-term placements*, providing the chance to gain the experience employers desire, with our in-house careers team. Subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements.
  • We deliver one module at a time during each block. This means you can dedicate your time to specialise in each subject without the distraction of numerous modules and multiple deadlines.
  • In order to make higher education accessible to as many people as possible, we keep our tuition fees competitively priced.

Cloud Computing. An overview of technologies and services that enable cloud computing, which shifts information systems from on-premises computing infrastructures to highly scalable internet architectures. Explores different types of cloud computing models and the security and legal issues associated with cloud computing.

Compute Engines. Expands on the introduction to cloud computing concepts to explore how cloud computing systems are built using a common set of core technologies, algorithms, and design principles centred around distributed systems.

Databases. Explores cloud database management with the opportunities to define, operate, and scale both SQL and NoSQL data storage solutions.

Network and Storage. Object storage concepts and networking concepts and services such as content delivery networks, virtual private clouds, and elastic load balancing. These technologies provide robust networking and security features to scale application request handling to deliver low latency along with high transfer speeds and connect a physical network to a private virtual network.

Cloud Architecture. IT infrastructure in the cloud so you have the opportunity to build scalable and resilient solutions.

Security. Explores fundamental cloud computing and security concepts, including access control and management, governance, logging, and encryption methods—addresses security-related compliance protocols, risk management strategies, and procedures related to auditing your security infrastructure.

AI and Machine Learning. Explores the different branches of Al and the difference between Al, Machine Learning, and Data Science.

This degree is designed to support your development of the essential skills you need to get you employment-ready and into the industry. 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.

We also 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.

*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any, trip, event, internship, placement or study abroad opportunities and that any such opportunities referred to on this webpage may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

Entry Requirements

Polish Requirements

Polish Matura Exam Polish Matura Extended Level International Baccalaureate (IB) English Language Requirements
Satisfactory Grade One subject at Grade 4 or 55% if higher. If one Extended Level subject is English at 75% or higher you do not require additional English Language qualifications.  28 points A telephone interview to assess English language skills will be arranged for non-native English speakers. 
If you hold IELTS Level 6.0 (with no component less than 5.5) or equivalent, you will not have to complete the telephone interview. 


EU Requirements

Entry Requirements Europe International Baccalaureate (IB) English Language Requirements
We're here to help you understand which qualifications, diplomas and certificates you can use form your own country to meet our entry requirements. 
You can contact us at wroclawenquiries@coventry.ac.uk.
28 points A telephone interview to assess English language skills will be arranged for non-native English speakers. 
If you hold IELTS Level 6.0 (with no component less than 5.5) or equivalent, you will not have to complete the telephone interview.

 

For regional specific information, find your home country on our regional entry requirements page.

For international students, find your home country on our regional entry requirements page.

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

24,995 zł (per year)


January 2022

24,995 zł (per year)


May 2022

24,995 zł (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2021

39,995 zl (per year)


January 2022

39,995 zl (per year)


May 2022

39,995 zl (per year)


Career prospects

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.

Disclaimer

The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study. The University will review tuition fees each year and will be entitled to increase the fees in line with inflation based on the average annual index of consumer goods and services announced in the form of a communication by the President of Statistics Poland in the Official Journal of Poland “Monitor Polski”. If the tuition fees are increased the student may withdraw from their student contract before that increase takes effect without incurring any financial penalty.