Swinburne University will offer a two year degree in cloud computing, teaching students about cloud services programming, app building, data management, and analysis.

The Associate Degree of Applied Technologies – Cloud Computing is the result of a partnership with Amazon Web Series, the market leader in public cloud services, which helped design courses and will supply cloud resources. 

AWS Educate – Amazon’s initiative to skill up people in cloud computing – worked with the Melbourne technology university to “align its academic program to entry-level job requirements”.

The degree is part of Swinburne’s Industry 4.0 courses focused on developing skills for modern workplaces.

The Associate Degree of Applied Technologies – Cloud Technologies is a two-year, full-time course delivered by Swinburne’s Pathways and Vocational Education (PAVE). The course includes online delivery and in person teachings on applying cloud computing skills in “real world projects with industry partners”.

Students will have access to the university’s Cloud Innovation Centre, a research hub aimed at developing technology solutions for broad social problems, based on large amounts of data. Partner Amazon supplies the centre’s cloud resources and has similar hubs at universities around the world.

Graduates of the new cloud degree will also be eligible to participate in some AWS Academy certification programs like Cloud Practitioner and Solutions Architect (Associate) certifications.

Swinburne has industry partnerships for initiatives on analytics, digital marketing, blockchain and fintech.

“Swinburne is a future-facing university, working with industry to co-create new technologies and to prepare our students for the future of work”, said Swinburne Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise), Professor Bronwyn Fox.

“In collaboration with AWS, we are working to develop courses that meet the needs of future industry. Cloud computing services are growing rapidly and this new model for the Associate Degree will prepare Swinburne students for the high demand for cloud jobs”, says Professor Fox.

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