Cloud Computing Architecture

COS80001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 24 hours face to face + blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

26 Feb 24 - 26 May 24

2 Jul 24

Last self enrolment:
10 Mar 24

31 Mar 24

Last withdraw without fail:
12 Apr 24


Assumed Knowledge
Familiarity with the concepts of web server and databases, including HTML, PHP, and SQL
Anti-requisite (similar in content)

Aims and objectives

This unit covers generic principles of "everything as a service" in cloud computing, plus practical work doing design and development for one or more contemporary platforms, which may vary from year to year. Cloud computing undergoes constant evolution, and there are several competing platforms, such as Amazon.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to: 
Explain the principles and value of cloud computing 
Create and manage cloud services using a cloud management platform.
Implement and deploy a cloud-based web site that is reliable, scalable, secure and cost effective
Research available cloud services, then design and justify an architectural solution that uses these services.