AWS Academy enables diverse education institutions to deliver curriculum and hands-on learning experiences to prepare students for employment in cloud roles.

As part of its 2019 academic curriculum, Torrens University Australia (TUA) is now offering authorised cloud computing and data science courses, designed to help students acquire the skills and credentials needed to successfully join the cloud IT workforce.

Students can now study a Master of Software Engineering – Artificial Intelligence Advanced or Cloud Computing Advanced, or a Bachelor of Software Engineering – Artificial Intelligence or Cloud Computing. Alternatively, they can opt for micro-credentials and attain specific elements of learning from either of the programs.

In collaboration with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy, students can enrol in courses to acquire and expand the skills and credentials needed for careers in cloud computing technology and help them prepare for industry-recognised AWS Certifications. Students will have the opportunity to learn about cloud computing through creative interactive learning, lab work and state-of-the-art digital educational materials. Courses will be taught by AWS Academy Accredited Instructors, who are trained by AWS to help students become proficient in AWS services and solutions and prepare graduates and professionals at all levels to advance their careers in cloud computing technologies and business transformation. TUA’s participation in AWS Academy comes through a global arrangement with its parent company, Laureate Education, Inc.

“We are proud to be among the first institutions globally to make AWS Academy curriculum available to our students. Cloud computing has become the new normal for organisations around the world, and the technical skills that students develop through this program will position them well for their careers today and in the future. – Himanshu Khanna, TUA’s Director of Innovation, Industry and Employability.

Cloud technology, along with mobile internet, is predicted to be the top technological driver of job changes in the next few years(1) and industry trends indicate an imminent significant shortage of graduates.

(1) World Economic Forum http://reports.weforum.org/future-of-jobs-2016/drivers-of-change