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Enterprise and Cloud Computing PG (11510.1)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology


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Enterprise and Cloud Computing introduces cloud computing concepts from an industry-centric and vendor-neutral point of view. Service delivery models, enabling technologies and mechanisms, cloud architectures, cloud security, privacy issues, virtualisation, quality, metrics, multimedia cloud, case studies, and current technologies for working with clouds will be studied. Non-technical aspects, such as service-level agreements (SLAs), community vs proprietary models, and principles of cloud management will also be studied.

Students will have hands-on experience using computing, networking, storage, and database services provided by some of the top cloud providers worldwide, as well as hands-on experience with the deployment and management of cloud services.

This unit is co-taught with the undergraduate version of the unit, 9281 Enterprise and Cloud Computing.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Describe the main concepts of Cloud Computing and applications;

2. Explain service deliverable models, enabling technologies and mechanisms, security and privacy issues, quality and metrics;

3. Apply current technologies for working with clouds;

4. Assess the challenges faced by cloud deployments, and how they can be addressed;

5. Evaluate cloud solutions and vendor offerings;

6. Comprehend technical capabilities and business benefits of virtualization and cloud computing; and

7. Develop high quality cloud-based solutions for professional software systems.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

On-campus lectures: 24 hours per semester, On-campus hands-on practical tutorial classes: 22 hours per semester.


Must have passed 12 credit points.



Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units

9281 Enterprise and Cloud Computing

Equivalent Units


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