Citation in Cloud Architecture and Security

Are you ready to embark on a dynamic journey into the world of cloud computing and security? At Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), our Citation in Cloud Architecture and Security program is crafted to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed for this industry. 

Why Choose Our Program? 

Industry-Relevant Training: 

Our program is a direct response to the growing demand for skilled IT professionals in cloud computing and security. We've meticulously designed our curriculum to align with industry needs, ensuring you receive practical training in designing, implementing, and managing secure cloud environments. 

Comprehensive Skill Development: 

Focusing on essential skills such as designing resilient cloud environments, deploying secure solutions, and ensuring regulatory compliance, our program provides a solid foundation for a rewarding career. Whether you're a seasoned IT professional or a recent graduate, our flexible program structure allows you to tailor your learning experience based on your background. 

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: 

Our program actively incorporates equity, diversity, and inclusion through an inclusive curriculum design, gender diversity initiatives, collaboration with Indigenous communities, and enhanced accessibility options. We integrate diverse case studies from various industries, highlighting the real-world impact of cloud security and encouraging you to adapt strategies to meet the unique needs of different sectors. 

What You'll Gain: 

Industry-Ready Expertise: Be equipped with the knowledge and practical skills required to contribute effectively to cloud technology and security roles. 

Mastery of Cloud Technology: Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of cloud technology, showcasing proficiency in designing, implementing, and managing secure cloud computing environments. 

Effective Problem Solving: Develop strong problem-solving skills, enabling you to identify and address complex issues related to cloud technology and security. 

Continuous Learning and Adaptation: Cultivate a mindset of constant learning and adaptability, staying current with emerging technologies and industry trends in the fast-paced field of cloud technology. 

Collaborative Leadership: Gain the capability to effectively collaborate with diverse teams and lead projects in cloud technology and security, contributing to a dynamic and inclusive work environment. 


The Cloud Architecture and Security Program is designed to provide students with a deep understanding of cloud computing and security, equipping them with the essential knowledge and skills required for success in these critical domains. Students not only learn to proficiently design, implement, and manage resilient cloud computing environments but also gain expertise in enhancing data security, deploying robust measures, and safeguarding data confidentiality, integrity, and availability in cloud settings.

Additionally, students develop resource management skills for efficient cloud application deployment and scaling. The program prioritizes the development of network security expertise and fosters a commitment to compliance with regulatory standards and industry best practices. Ultimately, it prepares students for rewarding careers in the rapidly evolving field of cloud technology and security, effectively bridging the skill gap among IT practitioners and enabling them to tackle real- world security challenges confidently.

This is an undergraduate, limited intake program starting in Fall 2024. CCAS course fees are assessed according to Tuition Category 2.a.9 for Canadian Citizens/Permanent Residents, or Tuition Category 8.a for International Students.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, the following program admission requirements apply:

  • Satisfy the Math requirement at Level E1 of the Mathematics Alternatives Table 
  • Successful completion of a recognized diploma in the discipline of information technology, computer science, or computer engineering within the last 10 years from the term of admission. 

Applicants who have not completed a recognized diploma but have a minimum of 5 years of related information technology work experience within the last 10 years may also be considered for admission to this program. A detailed resume including the names of the organizations, dates of employment, responsibilities/duties, along with professional references suited to speak to the related work experience will be required to make an admission decision.   

Curricular Requirements

Course CodeCourse TitleCredits
CCAS 1110Cloud Concepts, Architecture and Design3 credits
CCAS 1120Cloud Operations, Legal, Risk & Compliance3 credits
CCAS 1210Cloud Data Security3 credits
CCAS 1220Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Security3 credits
CCAS 1230Cloud Application Security3 credits
TOTAL15 credits

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Citation in Cloud Architecture and Security.