Why choose this course?
Today’s businesses demand the ability to have computer systems and networks, which operate on a global scale – so there is a high demand for people with the skills to make this happen.
This is a technology-infused course that includes a mix of technology, security and networking modules with many hands-on practical opportunities.
Developing critical skills that are looked for in this industry is an emphasis throughout the course and is put to the test through practical hands-on projects. These help to ensure that your thinking remains cutting edge and gives you the confidence that you are going to be able to keep up with the fast pace of change in this field.
As well as developing technical knowledge our computer network and security course also develops key skills, which are critical in this industry such as team working, communication and business skills. These are developed through opportunities to work on real-life projects.
There is an emphasis on the installation, operation security, and maintenance of computer systems and networks used in business and industry and you will learn the fundamentals of data communications and how to apply your knowledge to manage, design, implement, configure and operate secure networks on a professional footing as well as how to identify a range of significant threats to network security and formulate and implement defence strategies.
You will have the opportunity to complete the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) qualification whilst studying for your degree and Cisco Systems state-of-the-art equipment is used in practical sessions.
The option of an Industrial Placement Year (2019 entry only) is a defining feature of this programme. It takes place in year 3 after which students return to complete the final year of the course. The Industrial Placement Year provides students with an opportunity to gain valuable experience of the workplace, put the knowledge and skills developed so far into practice, and to acquire new information and abilities in a practical setting.
This course is available to study with an Industrial Placement year in 2019 BSc (Hons) Computer Networks and Security (with Industrial Placement)* UCAS code:CNIP
You can also choose to study this course as a foundation year BSc (Hons) Computer Networks and Security (four years including foundation year) UCAS code:I566
*Subject to Validation. The University reviews its courses on a regular basis to ensure that they reflect the needs of students and employers. To do this we have a schedule for approving new programmes and updating existing ones. Some are awaiting their turn in the approval cycle and are shown as 'subject to validation'. As soon as the award is validated, details will be amended automatically. For those courses listed as subject to validation, please contact the Admissions Office on 01978 293439 for further information. Once a programme that you have applied for is validated, details will be communicated to you. If you are not happy with the changes made and wish to withdraw your choice, the University will assist you in finding an alternative programme.
I enjoyed the interesting lectures and assignments, good variety of theoretical and practical work, excellent relationship with staff and other students on the course, friendly atmosphere, good facilities.