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DevOps and Cloud Computing Management

Master

Get started in the IT world! With your DevOps and Cloud Computing Management distance learning programme, you can work at the intersection of structure and software development. Get to the pinnacle of IT with your Master DevOps and Cloud Computing Management. 

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

Become a high-flyer in the increasingly digitalized IT sector!

Do you want to expand your IT expertise and immerse yourself in cutting-edge topics? You can do it with Master DevOps and Cloud Computing Management! You will learn how to combine and maximize agile software development and IT organizational structures. You will get in-demand expert knowledge this way. And you will provide your organization a clear market edge.  

As one of the experts for the IT industry of tomorrow, you will work on the important modules: DevOps and Cloud Computing Management. You will learn how to successfully negotiate the organizational and cultural components of the IT sector, in addition to technical issues. With a master's degree, you may contribute to the complicated design of current IT architecture. You will work at the crossroads of software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops): By incorporating agile software solutions on a constant basis and considering all stakeholders. Following graduation, you will be able to confidently pursue attractive leadership jobs in the IT industry. 

Your online degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
Study model
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
60 ECTS
Language: English
Study duration & extension
12 - 24 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
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Tuition fees
Starting from € 409 (US$ 430)* per month

*based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)
Accreditation
60 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 01.03.2024 (English, 60 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 %

Study contents

Your online course outline for the online DevOps and Cloud Computing Management programme

In Master DevOps and Cloud Computing Management, you can learn more about crucial IT topics like DevOps, Cloud Computing, and Serverless Computing. In classes like Applied Research, Computer Science and Society, and Agile Project Management, you will also study agile and ethical project management. Modules like Business Communication and Storytelling complete your profile as a specialist in IT structure planning. In addition, you can specialize in your elective modules in one of these modules, for example: Applied Container Orchestration, Product Development and Design Thinking or Process Management with Scrum. 

Semester 1
ModuleECTS

Agile Project Management

5

DevOps

5

Introduction to Cloud Computing and Serverless Computing

5

Seminar: Strategic Analysis

5

Business Communication and Storytelling

5

Applied Research

5

Semester 2
ModuleECTS

Seminar: Computer Science and Society

5

Elective A

10

Master Thesis & Colloquium

15

Electives overview

Elective A

In your 2nd semester, you will need to select an elective module from the list below: 

Module

ECTS

Applied Container Orchestration

10

Continuous and Lifecyle Security

10

IT Services and Architecture Management

10

Product Development and Design Thinking

10

Internet of Things and Ethical Reflection in Management

10

Process Management with Scrum

10

Project Management within Operations

10

Project Management with PRINCE2®

10

IT Governance, Compliance and Service Management

10

Module guide
Course schedules
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 240 ECTS.
  • 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
  • Proof of at least one year’s professional work experience completed prior to the start of study programme. Work experience must have been gained after completion of your undergraduate studies
Further admission opportunities

Depending on your previous education, the following entry options are applicable for the 60-ECTS Master’s degree: 

  • undergraduate degree with 210 ECTS: you can bridge the gap of 30 ECTS with the proof of one year qualified work experience  
  • undergraduate degree with 180 ECTS: you can bridge the gap of 60 ECTS with the proof of two years qualified work experience 

Recognition of knowledge and abilities acquired outside of higher education is possible in principle. 

Work experience
  • Proof of at least one year’s qualified work experience completed prior to the start of the study programme (the work experience must be gained after the completion of your undergraduate studies).
  • Don’t have a year’s worth of qualified work experience? Don’t worry! With the Online Degree Saver Programme, you can start your studies right away, and gain your professional experience alongside your studies. You’ll need to achieve the one year’s worth of experience before you complete your Online Degree Saver Programme.
  • You can provide us a translation of your employment contract and your pay slip or you can ask your company to fill out this form in English, sign it, apply the company stamp and send it to us.
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

A specialist in IT architecture

Companies require a systematic way to link and optimize IT operations as a result of the digital revolution. You have the knowledge for this thanks to your Master's in DevOps and Cloud Computing Management! Become: 

Cloud Engineering Consultant

Create efficient cloud-based processes! Your responsibility as a Cloud Engineering Consultant is to give businesses IT strategy advice. Your attention is on the linked processes and the cloud lifecycle. You will be responsible for the required migration, the optimization of cloud-based standards, and IT compliance, among other things. As a result, your business will become a significant player in the global market. 

(Strategic) IT Service Manager with DevOps focus

With a structured approach, you can guarantee an efficient DevOps organization. As a (Strategic) IT Service Manager, you are a technical specialist with a focus in DevOps: You design and create IT infrastructure. You also serve as the key communication link between the various departments and the IT interface between software development and IT operations. 

(Multi-) Cloud Solution Architect

As a Cloud Solution Architect, you create cloud architectures that are specifically suited to your company's needs. You also create monitoring, logging, and infrastructure as code. You are in charge of IT security compliance as well as the auditing and optimization of cloud platforms. By doing this, you guarantee successful IT architectures that focus on solutions. 

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

Online study model & fees for your Master degree in DevOps & Cloud Computing Management

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 12 Months

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

US$ 782
US$ 662 /mth* Apply now
* € 629 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)

Part-Time I

Duration 18 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$ 594
US$ 514 /mth* Apply now
* € 489 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)

Part-Time II

Duration 24 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$ 490
US$ 430 /mth* Apply now
* € 409 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.