ITE531 Architecting Cloud Solutions (8)


This subject will help students prepare for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect industry certification. Students will study important characteristics of a successful cloud-based implementation, including those that relate to scalability, security, reliability, durability, and cost effectiveness. This learning will be applied through the design of an optimal cloud-based system in accordance with a set of project requirements. 

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 3
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITE531
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

Enrolment restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in: Graduate Certificate in Cloud Computing and Virtualisation
Graduate Certificate in Industry Computing
Graduate Certificate in Management (Information Technology)
Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration
Master of Cloud Computing and Virtualisation
Master of Management (Information Technology)
Master of Networking and Systems Administration

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to create and implement secure procedures for cloud deployment and maintenance;
  • be able to compare and contrast different cloud architectures;
  • be able to manage the lifecycle of a cloud application;
  • be able to critically analyse and Implement appropriate data storage architectures within a cloud computing context;
  • be able to design a cloud-based system and compliance control procedure; and
  • be able to plan and execute a cloud migration strategy.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Designing cloud-based systems
  • Cloud implementation and deployment
  • Troubleshooting cloud-based systems
  • Project costing
  • Deployment management
  • Network design
  • Data storage
  • Cloud-based security
  • Scalability and elasticity
  • Cloud migration and hybrid architecture


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 12 August 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.