Cloud Computing Architecture

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


  • One Semester or equivalent
    This unit will be delivered on-line in Semester 2 2020.

Contact hours

  • 48 Hours

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

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

31 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22


MA-ITPC1 Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing)
Assumed Knowledge
Familiarity with PHP, database concepts and SQL

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
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
#Unit Learning Outcome Description
ULO1Explain the principles and value of cloud computing
ULO2Create and manage cloud services using a cloud management platform.
ULO3Implement and deploy a cloud-based web site that is reliable, scalable, secure and cost effective.
ULO4Research available cloud services, then design and justify an architectural solution that uses these services.