Master Online

Cloud Computing and Virtualisation

12 months
29280 AUD/year
27600 AUD/year
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For computing professionals wishing to further their expertise, the Cloud Computing and Virtualisation program from Charles Sturt University provides the knowledge, capabilities and communication skills needed to design and manage complex cloud computing architectures in a business context.  


The Cloud Computing and Virtualisation program from Charles Sturt University equips existing and new IT professionals, network administrators and systems engineers with the skills and knowledge to work in the rapidly growing field of cloud computing.

You'll develop advanced knowledge of current and emerging trends in cloud architectures, managing and working with clouds, cloud security, software-defined networking and virtualisation technologies. You will also investigate and critically reflect on emerging cloud computing concepts, technology and architecture, and work to solve complex networking problems. Develop your practical application of skills by conducting a risk assessment on the deployment of corporate data to the cloud and developing recommendations and information security strategies.  

The latest government higher education statistics show that Charles Sturt University is Australia’s largest provider of postgraduate IT education. We have built this leadership on the quality of our courses and the breadth of ‘on topic’ subjects that we offer.

Delivered online, this course enables you to apply your learning and insight in real-time, having an immediate impact on your organisation. You can study from anywhere in the world, allowing you to update your qualifications while continuing to work. You can also speed up or slow down your study pace to meet your changing professional and personal schedules. Our subjects are supported by a host of educational technologies, from video lectures to online simulations.

Charles Sturt University's research strengths underpin this degree, and one of our aims is to help you develop your research potential. In your final year, you'll undertake a capstone project with relevance to your workplace.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of the Master of Cloud Computing and Virtualisation, you could work as a cloud architect, cloud designer, network designer or cloud security specialist, or establish your own consultancy. You will also have the specialised skills and knowledge to transition into managerial roles in cloud computing in Australia or overseas.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Privacy and Security
  • Emerging Technologies and Innovation
  • Information Security
  • Virtualisation
  • Architecting Cloud Solutions 
  • Containers and Virtualisation 
  • Wireless Communications
  • Linux Server Administration
  • IT Infrastructure Management
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Programming Principles
  • Internet of Things
  • Network Security and Cryptography

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS 00005F 

  • Bachelor degree in a related area from a recognised tertiary institution OR
  • Graduate Certificate in a related area.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29280 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29280 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    27600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27600 AUD per year during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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