This unit introduces the basic concept and fundamental principles of cloud computing and cloud development platforms. Students will learn programming skills in cloud and design and develop cloud applications in various platforms. This unit includes important topics in cloud computing, e.g., virtualization, storage, infrastructure/platform/software as a service, reliability, security, MapReduce programming, etc. The knowledge will be applied to design, develop and deploy cloud based applications in selected platforms.

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NIT1102 - Introduction to Programming or

BCO1102 - Information Systems for Business

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Apply knowledge of concepts of cloud;  
  2. Apply the current cloud technologies, framework architecture and principles in cloud application development; and  
  3. Analyse the usage of cloud computing in different sectors and the impact of cloud on society.  


Melbourne campuses

Students studying under the VU Block Model.

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Test 1 25%
Laboratory Work Cloud application development 1 25%
Laboratory Work Cloud application development 2 25%
Test Test 2 25%

Other locations

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Cloud application design (1000 words) 25%
Project Cloud application development (1000 words) 25%
Examination Final Written Examination (3 hours) 50%

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