Cloud computing and networking


Cloud computing powers modern-day industry through seamless provision of servers, storage, networking, software and analytics. Study cloud computing to develop in-demand skills and expertise in virtualisation, cloud infrastructure, app development and security.

Get work-ready

Become equipped to work across numerous industries and be a highly sought after cloud computing graduate. With an industry focus, you'll learn and develop the expertise needed to construct solutions using public and private cloud infrastructure to support organisation needs. You'll also have the opportunity to train for Cisco's CCNA routing and switching certification – the most in-demand networking certification globally.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Career opportunities

Cloud skills are critical for digital transformation and cloud experts are highly sought after globally by businesses aiming to gain a competitive advantage. Cloud technologies have transformed data storage and processing, networking and communication infrastructure provisioning and application development lifecycles. By training in this field, you'll be equipped to work across numerous industries that are experiencing critical skills shortages in cloud computing.

As a graduate, you may find employment in roles such as:

  • cloud infrastructure architect
  • cloud computing enterprise architect
  • cloud solutions architect or developer
  • cloud support engineer
  • cloud systems administrator
  • cloud computing engineer
  • cloud DevOps engineer
  • cloud service delivery consultant
  • cloud platform engineer
  • cloud operations specialist.
Industry experience in every IT course

Industry experience in every IT course

All IT students can undertake a real-world internship as part of their course. You’ll be able to apply your learning and gain valuable industry experience that counts towards your degree. You'll also experience the work environment and develop professional networks before you graduate.

The latest technology and facilities

Learn using the latest technology in fully equipped computer labs and facilities. Alongside hardware and equipment, you'll get to use both professional and specialised computer software including development platforms, programming IDEs and engines, and other content development systems.

Find out more about our facilities

Explore our facilities

Discover Deakin's fully equipped computer labs and spaces, specialised equipment and technologies found in our IT facilities at our Melbourne Burwood Campus.

Learn from the experts

Our cloud computing curriculum is delivered by experts who are at the forefront of emerging trends. Our Distributed Systems and Security research group undertake cutting-edge research in cloud systems and security, virtualisation and app development. You'll learn from teachers and researchers who are driving innovation in this field.

Industry connections

We recognise the importance of maintaining strong industry links and being closely aligned with the IT industry. IT representatives from leading corporates, industry sectors and government agencies guide our curriculum and teaching programs, keeping our courses current and relevant to industry needs, which is pivotal in a fast-moving and dynamic industry.

Regular guest speakers from key industry partners is a unique feature of the curriculum delivery, keeping you up to date with industry trends as well as providing important networking opportunities.

I'm passionate about learning more about computers because there is so much to learn every minute.

Hani Alabdrabunnabi

Cyber Security Student


Most of our IT courses are accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS), ensuring a high quality of education and providing you with international recognition as an ICT industry professional so you stand out to future employers.

Research with us

The School of Information Technology aims to benefit society by generating new fundamental knowledge, training tomorrow's technology leaders and advancing industry technologies to maintain a competitive edge. Our research develops your skills and with our expert staff supervising you, you'll be on the right path to a successful career.

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