Cloud Computing and Blockchain

The post-graduate certificate in cloud computing and blockchain will prepare students for the challenges of evaluating the feasibility, designing, and implementing cloud-based solutions that fulfill the requirements of specific business cases. Additionally, the program content will provide students with the cognitive and technical skills to evaluate blockchain technologies beyond cryptocurrencies. Therefore, they can design and implement blockchain-based solutions.

The program content is based on the expectation that students will have developed necessary digital-literacy skills, such as online research, sharing information to create knowledge, being responsible online, among others, in their undergraduate information and communication technology degree and that the Cloud Computing and Blockchain post-graduate certificate program will enhance their existing knowledge and skills.

Students will study cloud computing in the following fields:

  • provision of cloud computing, storage, and networking resources
  • security of cloud-based solutions
  • migration of on-premises systems and databases
  • design of hybrid architectures
  • monitoring and auditing of cloud-based solutions
  • cost management and business continuity
  • evaluation and design of cloud-based solutions to save costs and optimize resources

Students will also study blockchain technologies in the following fields:

  • the role and impact of cryptocurrencies in our economy
  • evaluation and design of smart contracts
  • analysis of the deployment and operational cost of smart contracts
  • analysis and design of solutions that integrate on-chain and off-chain components
  • evaluation and design of blockchain-based solutions to provide high reliability, transparency, and fault tolerance.

The program structure allows students to experience the challenges and pressures of emerging cloud computing demand in such a way that they can develop their critical thinking to propose cloud-based solutions. The program structure also allows students to study blockchain technologies to identify the need to design solutions that integrate blockchain components.


Admission requirements

Admission method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

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Tuition and fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as approximate cost for books and supplies. Visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program.

2023-24 academic year


Students are required to bring their own laptop to class daily. The minimum requirements for this device are:

  • Intel I5
  • 16GB memory
  • 256GB HD
  • Windows (not MAC)

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