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 Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
Wagga 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

Grading System



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in IT Masters relevant courses

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.


This 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


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.