This unit prepares students to demonstrate knowledge of Cloud technology concepts from a business and technical perspective, including services, architecture, system integration, connectivity, administration, security, and technical support.


Teaching Periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
HE Block 4
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of Cloud Computing fundamentals
  • Analyse and document how cloud technologies can contribute to business transformation utilizing Industry 4.0 concepts
  • Demonstrate an understanding of various Cloud deployment solutions
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the technical aspects of Cloud technologies, costings and impact on the organisation.
  • Research and describe the roles and workplace skills required to support Cloud transformation.

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
3.00 13 week 39
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
3.00 13 week 39
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Individual Study
3.54 13 week 46
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
2.00 13 week 26


Type Task Weighting ULO's
AssignmentGroup 30 - 50% 3,4,5 
TestIndividual 20 - 30% 3,4 
TestIndividual 30 - 40% 1,2 


As the minimum requirements of assessment to pass a unit and meet all ULOs to a minimum standard, an undergraduate student must have achieved:

  • An aggregate mark for the unit of 50% or more, including
  • At least 35% of the possible final marks for each Major Assessment Component (any assessment worth 20% or more)
  • At least 45% in the final exam


Students who do not achieve at least 35% of the possible final marks for each Major Assessment Component and at least 45% for the final exam (if applicable), will receive a maximum of 44% as the total mark for the unit and will not be eligible for a conceded pass. 
The Major Assessment Components in this unit are the Online Activities (combined grade), Computer Lab Reports (combined grade) and the Exam. 


       Introduction into Cloud Computing concepts

  • Compute
  •  Storage
  • Databases
  • Scaling and Load-Balancing
  • Architecting
  • Shared Responsibility Model
  • Billing

ï‚· Business considerations for cloud migration

  • Total Cost Ownership
  • Capital Expenditure vs Operating Expenditure
  • ‘as a Service’ Concept

ï‚· Applications of Cloud Computing in Industry 4.0 transformation

  • Internet of Things Automation
  • Digitalization
  • Big Data
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.