ITC561 Cloud Computing (8)


This subject provides students with an in-depth study of cloud computing technologies and their use in business.  It looks into various standards based cloud systems and architectures. It further discusses various cloud delivery models, planning for migration to a cloud model. It also discusses governance and security issues in a cloud model and managing the cloud infrastructure.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalCSU Study Centre Melbourne
InternalCSU Study Centre Sydney
DistanceBathurst Campus
Session 2
InternalCSU Study Centre Melbourne
InternalCSU Study Centre Sydney
Session 3
InternalCSU Study Centre Sydney
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITC561
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Computing and Mathematics

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to compare and evaluate the ability of different cloud computing architectures to meet a set of given business requirements;
  • be able to evaluate a set of business requirements to determine suitability for a cloud computing delivery model;
  • be able to identify and design an ICT Risk Management strategy for a cloud computing delivery plan to meet business requirements;
  • be able to critically analyse business requirements to plan a migration to a cloud model;
  • be able to compare and critique Service Level Agreements (SLA) that meet the business requirements for a cloud computing plan


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Fundamentals of Cloud Computing.
  • Cloud Architectures.
  • Cloud Delivery Models.
  • Cloud Risk Management.
  • Cloud Security.
  • Planning a migration to the Cloud.
  • Cloud Governance and Management.
  • Managing the Cloud Infrastructure.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.