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3rd Edition
15 ECTS (129 teaching hours)
Blended learning
Face-to-face sessions: They will be held on Wednesdays.
Online sessions: They will be held on Mondays.

The sessions will be streamed live.
Language of instruction
Special conditions on payment of enrolment fee and 0,7% campaign
Take advantage of the special enrollment conditions in this admission round! Complete your enrollment by July 1. Ask your Program Advisor!.
Start date
Start date: February of 2025
End date: July of 2025
Monday: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wednesday: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
There will be five online sessions on Thursdays (the first Thursday of each month in term time).
Taught at
Tech Talent Center
C/ de Badajoz, 73-77
Why this postgraduate course?
In just ten years, the field of IT infrastructures has evolved from installing routers and administering operating systems, to the creation of today's virtual datacenters that we call the cloud. This disruptive change has made cloud services an essential tool for any organisation, enabling greater interaction, increased security, and more productivity for businesses.

This revolution has led to an acute shortage of professionals in areas including the design and provision of resources in the cloud, the creation of self-scaling and serverless systems, artificial intelligence systems. The demand for cloud technology experts greatly increased as a result.

Gartner estimates that the area covered by cloud business application software will be twice that covered by cloudless software by 2025. These figures indicate that this profession will be one of those in most demand by companies.

The postgraduate course in Cloud Computing Architecture is an excellent opportunity to obtain in-depth learning about systems architecture and cloud infrastructure provisioning, using the services supplied by two of the industry's leading providers, AWS and Google Cloud Platform. The programme has a highly practical approach, and is aimed at professionals interested in the design and implementation of architectures in the cloud, serverless platforms, systems with high availability and scalability, Kubernetes clusters, observability in distributed systems, etc. It is taught by professionals currently working, who have been involved in successful projects since the inception of this technology. This means that the learning does not only cover technical issues, but also looks at the dynamics in this sector and how to deal with everyday issues.

The postgraduate course will also provide the necessary knowledge for students wishing to obtain the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certificate*.

*It is the student's responsibility to prepare for this certificate, which is not included in the registration fee for the postgraduate course.

  • Design highly scalable and reliable infrastructure solutions for critical 24x7 environments.
  • Implement the observability of complex distributed systems.
  • Automate the deployment and maintenance of all the components of a business infrastructure.
  • Understand and manage DevOps as a cultural model and how to apply it in an agile way to gain competitiveness.
  • Create integration and deployment pipelines for applications in infrastructure as a service environments (IaaS), Kubernetes clusters and serverless platforms.
  • Plan and execute the migration from a traditional system to a public cloud infrastructure.
Who is it for?
  • Profiles in the field of information and communication technologies wishing to manage and carry out projects with cloud technologies.
  • Professionals with experience in systems administration and software development wishing to improve their work or change their specialist field.
  • Chief technology officer requiring updated knowledge in classic infrastructures with new cloud technologies.
  • Professionals in ICT service companies who want to improve their company’s cloud infrastructure.

Training Content

List of subjects
5 ECTS 54h
Blended learning
Cloud-Native Applications
3 ECTS 30h
Blended learning
Delivery Engineering, DevOps and Observability
2 ECTS 15h
Blended learning
2 ECTS 15h
Blended learning
Containerization and Kubernetes
3 ECTS 15h
Blended learning
Postgraduate degree final project
The UPC School reserves the right to modify the contents of the programme, which may vary in order to better accommodate the course objectives.
Postgraduate qualification in Cloud Computing Architecture, issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Issued by virtue of the provisions of art. 7.1 of Organic Law 2/2023 of 22 March, concerning the University System, and art. 36 of Royal Decree 822/2021 of 28 September, which establishes the organisation of university education and the procedure for ensuring its quality. A prior official university qualification is necessary to obtain it. Otherwise, the student will receive a certificate of completion of the programme issued by the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya. Lifelong learning studies at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya are approved by the University's Governing Council on an annual basis. (See details appearing on the certificate).

Learning methodology

The teaching methodology of the programme facilitates the student's learning and the achievement of the necessary competences.

Learning tools
Participatory lectures
A presentation of the conceptual foundations of the content to be taught, promoting interaction with the students to guide them in their learning of the different contents and the development of the established competences.
Practical classroom sessions
Knowledge is applied to a real or hypothetical environment, where specific aspects are identified and worked on to facilitate understanding, with the support from teaching staff.
Case studies
Real or hypothetical situations are presented in which the students, in a completely participatory and practical way, examine the situation, consider the various hypotheses and share their own conclusions.
Problem-based learning (PBL)
An active learning methodology that enables the student to be involved from the beginning, and to acquire knowledge and skills by considering and resolving complex problems and situations.
Students are given technical support in the preparation of the final project, according to their specialisation and the subject matter of the project.
Students are supported when undertaking group work, including theoretical sessions which provide the tools and knowledge needed to achieve a result. Ideas and results are exchanged between all the participating groups.
Assessment criteria
At least 80% attendance of teaching hours is required.
Solving exercises, questionnaires or exams
Individual tests aimed at assessing the degree of learning and the acquisition of competences.
Work out projects
Studies on a specific topic, by individuals or groups, in which the quality and depth of the work is assessed, among other factors.
Completion and presentation of the final project
Individual or group projects in which the contents taught in the programme are applied. The project can be based on real cases and include the identification of a problem, the design of the solution, its implementation or a business plan. The project will be presented and defended in public.
Work placements & employment service
Students can access job offers in their field of specialisation on the My_Tech_Space virtual campus. Applications made from this site will be treated confidentially. Hundreds of offers of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development employment service appear annually. The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Virtual campus
The students on this postgraduate course will have access to the My_ Tech_Space virtual campus - an effective platform for work and communication between the course's students, lecturers, directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space provides the documentation for each training session before it starts, and enables students to work as a team, consult lecturers, check notes, etc.

Associates entities

Collaborating partners

Career opportunities

  • Site reliability engineer in product and service companies.
  • Delivery engineer in agile development teams.
  • Infrastructure architect in projects related to the cloud.
  • Native cloud applications developer (serverless, IaaS & K8s).
  • Cloud consultant.
  • Cloud trainer for professional environments.


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