Master
DevOps and Cloud Computing

Get to the pinnacle of IT with a master’s in DevOps and Cloud Computing at IU International University of Applied Sciences. 

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Studies that match your ambitions and schedule: cutting-edge and 100% online. Study anytime, from anywhere, and earn your degree on your own terms. 

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Apply by the 20th of July and save up to 25% on your on-campus tuition!   

Study on campus at IU and maximise your career growth in Germany. Socialise, build your professional network and soak up a new culture – all while earning an international degree

Overview

Take the first step toward a successful IT career: Study DevOps and Cloud Computing at IU

IT expertise concentrated in a single degree program. The Master in DevOps and Cloud Computing is divided into two main sections: DevOps - the combination of software development (development) and IT operations (ops) - and cloud computing. You will also learn all there is to know about product development and agile software. The subject of cyber security will also be covered. Additionally, depending on your chosen study models, you can select one or two elective modules: For instance, laws governing IT security, orchestration of containers, continuous and lifecycle security, management of IT services and architecture, and product development and design thinking. 

These and other basic IT competencies assist students in organizing and overseeing the DevOps culture in various organizations. So, by learning about DevOps and cloud computing, you're also improving business culture and assisting in the development of IT infrastructures that are adaptable, scalable, and automatable. 

Your onlinecampus degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
OnlineCampus Study Model Degree
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
120 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1157523


Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 299 (US$ 329)* per month
*based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Discounts
Discounts and promotions are available on a seasonal basis

Online application
No application fees
Study Duration
Study start
any time

Duration
24 - 48 months (depending on time model)
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Versatile & Innovative

Your digital learning journey with personal support!

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Study contents

Online course overview

You blend skills from DevOps with Cloud Computing. In addition to DevOps and Cloud Computing, you will also deal with topics like Serverless Computing and Container Orchestration. With modules such as Agile Software Development Techniques and Design Thinking, you will learn to implement agile working methods. Additionally, you will expand your knowledge in modules such as Computer Science and Society, Cyber Security and Data Protection, and Cyber Risk Assessment and Management.

Increase your knowledge even further by concentrating on optional topics in IT law for IT security, machine learning, and deep learning, for instance: 

Semester 1

Module

ECTS credits

Agile Software Development Techniques and Methods

5

IT Service Management

5

DevOps

5

Advanced Research Methods

5

Introduction to Cloud Computing and Serverless Computing

5

Project: Cloud Computing

5

Semester 2

Module

ECTS credits

Product Development

5

Design Thinking

5

Cyber Security and Data Protection

5

Seminar: Applying Threat Intelligence

5

Container Orchestration

5

Project: Container Orchestration

5

Semester 3

Module

ECTS credits

Cyber Risk Assessment and Management

5

Seminar: Computer Science and Society

5

Elective A

10

Elective B

10

Semester 4

Module

ECTS credits

Master Thesis & Colloquium

30

Electives overview

Elective A

In your 3rd semester, you'll need to choose an elective module from one of the following:  

Module

ECTS credits

IT Governance, Compliance and Service Management

10

Secure Software Entwicklung

10

Audit- and Security Testing

10

Prerequisites for Machine Learning

10

Sustainable Corporate Development

10

Elective B

In your 3rd semester, you'll need to choose an elective module from one of the following:  

Module

ECTS credits

Aspects of Modern Business Communication

10

Machine Learning and Deep Learning

10

Process Management with Scrum

10

Internet of Things and Ethical Reflection in Management

10

IT Services and Architecture Management

10

Project Management within Operations

10

Management Consulting

10

E-Commerce

10

IT Law for IT Security

10

AI and Mastering AI Prompting

10

Module guide

Online course schedule

Enhance your learning with AI

Work with AI

The AI revolution is here. We’ll help you lead it.  

This programme offers an AI prompt engineering elective course, so you can: 

  • Develop the best practices for working with AI   
  • Explore the strengths and limits of current technology  
  • Build confidence in your ability to work with AI tools

Learn with AI 

Enhance your learning with Syntea: an AI tutor at your service.  

Ask any question related to your studies, and get answers based on the study contents, 24/7.

  • Answers are routinely verified by human tutors  
  • Build personal study plans based on Syntea’s feedback   
  • Coming soon - learn through dialogue: Socratic Teaching 

Transform with AI

You don’t need to navigate the world of AI on your own. We’re here to guide you.  

Develop your ability to work with AI in a positive, experienced setting.  

  • Study plans created by AI experts  
  • Benefit from being an early adopter of a revolutionary technology  
  • Graduate with skills that fit tomorrow’s job market

Each course in this study programme has a live teaching session

At IU, we want you to feel supported, and to give you the best learning experience possible. 

In keeping with our mission, we now offer two-hour, monthly intensive live sessions in every course.The live events are recorded, so you can access them whenever you want. Each monthly session will cover all the course contents, so you only need to attend or watch it once. 

Admission

Entry requirements

The admissions documents must be provided in English or German. If they were not issued in one of these two languages, a translation is required. If you need to translate your documents, we can help refer you to our trusted translation partners. You can find more details here

General admission requirements

  • Completed undergraduate degree with 180 ECTS credits with a focus on Business informatics or computer science 
  • Your degree must be from a state or state-recognised higher education institution/university 
  • You must have achieved a final grade of at least “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent in your previous undergraduate degree 

Further admission opportunities

Is your undergraduate degree not in the required subject field for this programme's 120 ECTS credits variation admission requirements? You can still apply! You'll have to take 2 specific courses at the start of your studies, and pass them successfully in order to continue with your studies. That way, you don't have to take an entrance examination, and can prove your skills while earning ECTS credits as part of your studies. 

Online degree saver programme

Apply for the online Degree Saver programme and receive a discount on your tuition fees. 

Please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team for more details. 

English language skills

Depending on your personal circumstances, you might be required to provide proof of your English language proficiency. Your skills would need to match the B2 level of the Common European Framework (CEF). 

We accept the following English language skills certificates*: 

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points)* or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6)* or 
  • Duolingo English Test (minimum 95 points)*
  • PTE Academics (minimum 59 points)* or 
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B)* 

Is English your native language, or have you graduated from an English-speaking school or university? Then you do not need to prove your English language proficiency. 

Get in touch with our study advisors for more details. 

*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than five years. 

Careers

Your DevOps and Cloud Computing career outlook

Upon receiving your master's degree, you will be responsible for the management and planning of DevOps activities, as well as change management. Thanks to your scientific and practical expertise, you can find work in many exciting fields. For example as:

DevOps Cloud Engineer

You design, implement, and manage CI/CD pipelines. At the same time, you integrate the development infrastructure with the CI/CD pipeline and IT operations.  You provide an automated IT infrastructure for self-service. On a local or cloud computing basis, you incorporate monitoring and observability in software solutions. If there is a problem with the code, you can step in as a DevOps Engineer in the middle of the development process and also get an IDE (integrated development environment) up and running again since you are thinking in a broader picture.

DevOps/MLOps Consultant

As a technology consultant, you will guarantee the adoption of DevOps methods in your company. By doing this, you contribute to the development of agile process approaches for digitalization strategies. You master particular difficulties in specialized DevOps tasks like DataScience and Machine Learning. You will make sure, along with your colleagues, that these significant issues are adequately addressed in the increasingly digital environment. 

(Multi-) Cloud Solution Architect

You concentrate on creating and designing needs-based cloud architectures. This means that you use unique cloud solutions and security principles to secure the data of your clients. On cloud platforms, you also design and deploy infrastructure as code, monitoring, logging, and auditing. You often collaborate with IT staff. Together, you will handle the migration of software and systems to the cloud as well as the sourcing of IT services. 

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • “The idea of online studies was still in its infancy in 2017, when I enrolled to my Bachelor's degree at IU. But my experience was so positive that it persuaded me to do a Master's degree at IU after completing my Bachelor's.”

    Andreas Aumeier

    M.Sc. IT Management, Germany

  • “What I like most about the programme is its flexibility. It allows me to adapt my studies perfectly to my everyday life - and not the other way around. That was important to me!”

    Raphael Hagemann

    Graduate, Germany

  • Anastasia Zerounian

    M.A. Marketing Management, Greece

Tuition fees

Online Study models & fees for your Master degree in DevOps and Cloud Computing

On campus study model and fees for your Master degree in DevOps and Cloud Computing

Depending on your personal or professional circumstances, you may wish to complete your studies as quickly as possible, or you may prefer a more flexible study programme that is less time-consuming. That’s why we offer part-time options for all our study programmes. This allows you to study alongside professional or personal commitments. We adjust your study fees based on your chosen time model.

Are you unable to finish your programme within the given time? No problem! If you realise that you need more time, you can simply switch to another time model with one months’ notice before the end of the month.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you’ll only be charged once your studies have started, and the trial month has ended.

Your trial month begins when you receive your login credentials. This will give you the opportunity to test our courses for one month without obligation, before being charged. During that month, you can then take your first courses and start learning right away!

Once the trial month is over, your studies continue. You’ll pay your tuition fees according to your contract.

At IU, we believe in full transparency – so there are no hidden fees. You only pay for your tuition and the one-time campus registration fee of €1,500.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you'll only be charged once your studies have started. If you won't be admitted to a programme because you do not meet the admission requirements, no fees will be charged.

Full-Time

Duration 24 Months

US$ 607
US$ 547 /mth* Apply now
* € 496 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time I

Duration 36 Months

US$ 456
US$ 415 /mth* Apply now
* € 377 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time II

Duration 48 Months

US$ 359
US$ 329 /mth* Apply now
* € 299 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • 1-month trial
  • Monthly live and recorded tutorials
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn German and English for free
  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn German and English for free
  • On-campus tutorials, 2-3x week
  • Access to all on-campus services
Recognition

Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Have you completed a course or a learning path through IU LinkedIn Learning, and earned a certificate? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised, and complete your studies at IU sooner.

  • Save time: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!

Even before you apply for a study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our recognition application form, which you can find under the content section of each study programme's webpage, and upload it via our upload section. You can also e-mail it to us, or send it via post.

Send an email to study@iu.org to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies.

Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment.Arrange a personal video consultation appointment to discuss recognition

Why IU International University of Applied Sciences is the best choice

Your Studies Are Flexible and 100% Online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, live teaching sessions, student advice and support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time. 

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

Hybrid Studies = More Flexibility

By combining in-person tutorials 2-3 times per week with 24/7 access to online study materials, you get to benefit from a more flexible study schedule. This allows you to work alongside your studies, or combine other activities, with relative ease. 

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, intimate campuses, easy access to lecturers, live teaching sessions, student advice services, and career support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions – and so are our study coaches.