New tech degree in collaboration with Amazon launched in Coventry

CU Coventry has worked with Amazon to develop a two-year accelerated Bachelor of Science in Cloud Computing.

Pictured: CU Coventry campus on Mile Lane in Coventry.

CU Coventry has launched a new, two-year accelerated Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) in Cloud Computing in collaboration with tech giant Amazon.

The new degree has been developed in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) through its Educate initiative, which provides students and educators with the resources needed to accelerate cloud-related learning.  

The two-year degree will welcome its first students this September and will also be available as a traditional three-year course. 

The curriculum content was developed in response to in-demand jobs and will provide students with fundamental cloud computing skills and knowledge of the latest cloud-based technologies. 

Cloud computing is one of the top “hard” skills that companies are seeking, as reported by a LinkedIn study.

The World Economic Forum has reported that 133 million jobs will be created in the sector by 2022. 

Students will receive access to the AWS Cloud environment and curated cloud learning, enabling them to develop their skills, connect with industry professionals and access a jobs portal featuring opportunities from Amazon and its partners. 

Daniel Flood, a tutor in cloud computing at CU Coventry, commented: “Given the large demand and growth in cloud computing, it’s exciting that we are able to launch this degree together with AWS.

“IT is constantly changing and developing, especially in the cloud, so it is important that graduates can move into the industry as quickly as possible. 

“Our students will leave us with the broadest possible skillset across a range of cloud platforms and services that will appeal to a wide range of industry employers.”

Further information about the course, including details on how to apply, can be found by visiting coventry.ac.uk/cuc/course-structure/hnc-hnd-degree/2020-21/cloud-computing.