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.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Brisbane
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Port Macquarie Campus
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Brisbane
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU 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

Grading System



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to postgraduate students.

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


This 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.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ITC561 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Cloud basics and technology
Concepts and models
Microservice design and re-factoring
Risk, security and management
Final exam

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: October 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.