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DevOps and Cloud Computing

Master

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

Online Studies

Start your career's next successful chapter with a 5-star education from IU

Get your application in before December 15 and you can save up to US$1,399.

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Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.

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 degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
Study model
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
120 ECTS
Language: English
Study duration & extension
24 - 48 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start your studies later
Tuition fees
Starting from € 289 (US$ 303)* per month

*based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)
Accreditation
120 ECTS - English
Currently in the process of being accredited
Past education recognised
Save time and earn your degree faster by having your previous achievements/experience recognised
Online studies:
Available from 01.09.2023 (English, 120 ECTS)
Information about state accreditation
This programme is still in the process of accreditation. We are expecting Ministry approval at the very latest by the start of the study programme. So far, all IU programmes have been accredited and approved successfully on time.
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Versatile & Innovative

Your digital learning journey with personal support!

Top-Level Education

First-class study programmes with a recommendation rate of 96 %

Start your career's next successful chapter with a 5-star education from IU

Get your application in before December 15 and you can save up to US$1,399.

Apply now

Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.

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
ModuleECTS

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
ModuleECTS

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
ModuleECTS

Cyber Risk Assessment and Management

5

Seminar: Computer Science and Society

5

Elective A

10

Elective B

10

Semester 4
ModuleECTS

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

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

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

Module guide
Online course schedule
Admission

Entry requirements

How To Start Your Degree with the Online Degree Saver Programme:

Once you've enrolled and started on your studies, you'll have access to a part of your courses, based on the time model you choose. You will be registered as a student only after 50% of the total ECTS have been successfully completed. Then you will gain access to the rest of your courses, and will be able to finish your degree. 

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 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 points 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 points as part of your studies. 

English language skills

At IU, we teach in English to prepare you for the international work market. Therefore, we ask you to provide us with a proof of your English language skills. 

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 skills. 

You can prove your English skills with an English B2 level certificate (no older than 5 years). Don’t have this at hand? No problem! You can quickly get your English certified with Duolingo. 

  • Take the online test in just 45 to 60 minutes 
  • Receive your certified results within 2 days 
  • Save valuable money and time 

Find out if the Duolingo test is suitable for you. Click here to try it for free. In order to be accepted to your study programme, a minimum of 95 points in the Duolingo exam is required. 

Did you take the test and not get the 95 points required? Don’t worry! We’re offering a free English course. By successfully completing the course in 3 months, you'll prove that you have the required level of English proficiency.

We also accept the following English language skills certificates: 

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points) or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6) or 
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B) or 
  • Equivalent proof, such as a B2.2 Certificate from the free IU English course - further information can be requested from our student advisors.* 

*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than five years.
*Please note that course isn't accepted as a language certificate for on campus study programmes

Start your career's next successful chapter with a 5-star education from IU

Get your application in before December 15 and you can save up to US$1,399.

Apply now

Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.

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

Personal counselling

Have any questions?

Visit our FAQ page or get in touch with our Study Advisors. You can also find information about the application process under our Become a Student page.

Tuition fees

Study models & 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. 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

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

US$ 563
US$ 503 /mth* Apply now
* € 479 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)

Part-Time I

Duration 36 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

US$ 417
US$ 377 /mth* Apply now
* € 359 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)

Part-Time II

Duration 48 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their courses on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

US$ 333
US$ 303 /mth* Apply now
* € 289 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)
Additional charges

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Free 4-week trial
  • Online tutorials and guidance from tutors
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free
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 an online 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. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. 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, 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.

Start your career's next successful chapter with a 5-star education from IU

Get your application in before December 15 and you can save up to US$1,399.

Apply now

Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.