- This course is offered in partnership with Didasko and AWS. La Trobe University, Didasko and AWS enjoy a unique partnership to bring you an employability-focused Applied Cloud Technology Degree with Australia’s best value Diploma of Applied Cloud Technology built-in.
The course contains knowledge and skills across information systems, web and software development, machine learning, databases and big data, enterprise cloud migration, cloud enterprise application development and computer networks. The course is applied in its focus and prepares students for key vendor certifications that are relevant to IT industry employment.
The La Trobe Bachelor of Applied Cloud Technology has been purpose-built for the cloud computing sector, which is currently enjoying rapid growth, and incorporates 6 highly regarded industry certifications (4 of which are Amazon Web Services specific) within the degree qualification.
Skills and knowledge of cloud computing is critical for companies to deliver on their digital transformation strategy. Cloud services provide a natural platform for optimising existing IT systems to increase operational efficiencies, while driving business agility and growth. Cloud technologies have transformed the way networking, data storage and processing, application development and infrastructure provisioning is accomplished.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Network Support and Operating Systems Management
- Cloud Support Engineer
- Systems Engineer
- Database Developer
- Web Developer
- Linux System Administrator
What You'll Learn
- Produce reports that concisely articulate technical and business requirements to peers, company stakeholders, and business communities consistent with professional standards in Information Technology (IT).
- Develop oral presentations that communicate technical and business requirements to diverse audiences, including colleagues and stakeholders in IT and general communities.
- Analyse and critically evaluate numerical data and other evidence from business, technical and scientific reports to make informed judgements and develop recommendations for peers, scientific and lay audiences consistent with professional standards in IT.
- Locate, interrogate and evaluate relevant business-related literature to develop IT specifications for cloud-based business systems.
- Design and analyse strategies to solve cloud system problems and other challenges in cloud technology.
- Evaluate unfamiliar complex business and technical problems and implement IT cloud solutions consistent with professional standards.
- Contribute constructively to teams through team-building, self-assessment, negotiation and communication skills; to enable successful completion of professional projects in cloud technology.
- Demonstrate awareness of appropriate social, legal and ethical values that shape the work of a cloud technology professional.
- Apply information system design concepts in IT and cloud technology to solve business and related problems.
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Duration Study Load
- You can complete your Bachelor of Applied Cloud Technology in three years with the flexibility online learning gives you. Studying 30 hours per week on average should see you successfully complete your qualification within this timeframe. Each year’s assessments must be completed and marked within each 12-month time limit. You can complete your studies after years 1, 2 or 3 with a La Trobe qualification.
- Part-time study options are also available.
For admission to this course, one of the following is required:
- Completion of Year 12, with a score in English of at least 25, or
- An equivalent academic level achievement, or
- Work experience after leaving school
- Two years if completing a business degree
- One year if completing an IT degree
All students are required to undergo the online Didasko Pre-enrolment Assessment and achieve a pass mark of 60%.
Please note that this course is delivered 100% online so is not available to individuals in Australia on a Student Visa (Subclass 500) or Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485).
Recognition Of Prior Learning
Those of you who have studied at tertiary level elsewhere, or who have relevant studies or work experience*, may be eligible for advanced standing (credit) towards your online La Trobe University qualification. Each college has specific policies in respect to the number and type of subjects and work experience it is willing to accept for advanced standing (credit) purposes.
We will inform you of the process for advanced standing at enrolment. However, if at some later point you believe you are eligible for advanced standing, please advise your Student Experience Team as soon as possible. It is preferable that you have advanced standing approved for a subject prior to starting it. Advanced standing must be approved before going through census for that subject.
All study resources (content and assessments) will be provided as part of the course. You will need to supply the following.
- A good, reliable internet connection
- Desktop/laptop computer
- Sound capabilities (microphone/speakers)
- 64bit CPU capable of virtualisation (VT-x/AMD-v) with at least 4 cores (either an Intel core i5/i7 or an AMD FX-61XX or AMD FX-81XX)
- Minimum 8GB RAM (recommended 16GB RAM or more)
- Minimum 150GB free HDD space (internal or external) cloud storage is encouraged for backups but shouldn’t be included as ‘Free HDD Space’
- 20GB of download allowance per month from your ISP
- 64bit operating system: Windows/Mac/Linux
The industry project enables students to experience real-life involvement in the planning and development of a medium-sized project relevant to their degree that addresses a real-life or community problem. The project utilises a teamwork approach to problem-solving in cloud technology. Students integrate previously learned skills and knowledge relating to technical, social and ethical issues. The subject covers project management, team organisation and communication, project estimation and planning, risk management, documentation and reporting and milestone presentation. Students continue with this project in Industry Project Cloud 3B.
In this subject students undertake a comprehensive study of workplace practices related to the ICT industry and reflect heavily on their personal views and approaches to individual and team responsibilities. Students develop professional skills related to ethical and moral decision-making and evaluate the social implications of their work and the broader global context. The subject is very interactive with guided discussions and debates. Specifically related to the La Trobe Global Citizenship Essential, the students embark on a series of learning activities and assessed tasks to broaden their understanding of different cultures and sensitivities relevant to engaging in the ICT sector. Students demonstrate and reflect on their skills in team leadership, intercultural communication, active listening and communication, conflict management and meeting behaviour.
This subject covers the various cloud services for compute, storage, networking, security, identity and access management. When designing a cloud-based system the key concepts such as high availability, reliability, cost optimisation, scalability and performance efficiency are also emphasised. This subject is designed to prepare students for undertaking a vendor certification.
This subject prepares the student to be able to create automatable and repeatable deployments of networks and systems on the cloud platform. Key concepts such as cloud metrics, provisioning systems, data integrity and data security are also emphasised. This subject is designed to prepare students for undertaking a vendor certification.
This subject covers the implementation of Big Data services on cloud. Key aspects include designing and maintaining Big Data and leveraging tools to automate data analysis using open source frameworks. This subject is designed to prepare students for undertaking a vendor certification.
About La Trobe University
La Trobe University has been providing a world-class education to students since its commencement in 1967 and, for the last three years in partnership with Didasko, they have been offering 100% online IT and business degrees developed with your career success in mind.
These multi award-winning courses offer an online study experience second-to-none with all the academic support you’ll need to succeed. The skilled academic team are there for you as often, and as much as you want.
With the highly flexible full and part-time options, you can design your study time around your other personal and professional commitments. The Student Support Team will even help you to develop your own weekly study plan to help keep everything on track.
Monthly start dates allow you to enrol and commence straight away.