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. 


Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
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

Assumed Knowledge

ITC561 Cloud Computing or equivalent

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to create and implement procedures for secure cloud deployment and maintenance;
  • be able to plan and 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, including associated processes and procedures for compliance, control and operation;
  • be able to plan and execute a cloud migration strategy; and
  • be able to evaluate a cloud migration strategy.


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


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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.