New Master of Engineering and Graduate Certificate in Engineering in Cloud Engineering

Maryland Applied Graduate Engineering (MAGE) in the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland announces a new academic option today in Cloud Engineering. Starting in Fall 2023, potential students can apply for the Professional Master of Engineering in Cloud Engineering or the Graduate Certificate in Engineering in Cloud Engineering program and may complete their coursework in-person at the University of Maryland campus in College Park, MD, online from anywhere in the world, or a hybrid of both methods of delivery, ensuring MAGE’s commitment to delivering a world-class education to working engineers all across the world. 

Cloud Engineering at MAGE will explore explore cost efficiency, resource utilization, industry ecosystem, role of cloud in the enterprise, and driving business value using cloud technology, as well as the three cloud models: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). As with all MAGE academic options, the new specialization is designed for working engineers, with flexible class schedules and practical, hands-on instruction from faculty at the forefront of their field. 

“More and more companies and organizations are realizing the benefits of moving their computing services to the cloud, which precipitates the need for an educated workforce of cloud engineers to design and maintain these systems,” says Dr. George Syrmos, Assistant Dean for Continuing Education. “MAGE is excited to help meet this new demand for trained cloud engineers by offering degrees that go beyond the basics of information technology and delve into the complex distinctions that we see in this growing field.”

Cloud engineers build and maintain cloud infrastructure, on-demand computer system resources, most commonly data storage and computing power, of which the hardware is not directly maintained by the user.

With the addition of Cloud Engineering, MAGE now offers Master of Engineering and Graduate Certificate in Engineering degrees in 19 academic options, with more than half also offered online, including Bioengineering, Cybersecurity, Energy Systems Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering, Project Management, Reliability Engineering, Robotics, Software Engineering, and Systems Engineering. MAGE also recently added a Master of Engineering and Graduate Certificate in Engineering in Embedded Systems and a Graduate Certificate in Engineering in Hypersonics, which are all offered online.

To learn more about the Cloud Engineering programs at MAGE, including admission and degree requirements and how to apply, visit

Published October 3, 2023