BSc (Hons) top-up Computing with Networking (Full-time)

Apply From: 12th of July 2019
Application Deadline:
Salary:
Start Date: 9th of September 2019

Overview

The computing sector is experiencing more growth than any other area of business, which means computing graduates will be in demand by employers. This new and dynamic programme focuses on computer network technologies, and offers the perfect opportunity to top-up your foundation degree to a degree in an IT related area. 

You will develop practical skills in designing and building networks and expertise in five key areas of network management such as fault, configuration, accounting, performance and security. For each of these areas you will learn about available protocols and how to analyse different models and standards. 

Aims

This programme aims to provide students with interdisciplinary and collaborative working opportunities. It has been newly validated to facilitate learning in varied areas and specialisms, such as: 

  • Routing & Switching
  • Network Management
  • Project Management
  • Concurrent & Distributed Systems
  • Ethical Hacking.

Additional aims of this programme are to: 

  • Encourage the development of professional, innovative and current outcomes in a supportive environment.
  • Engage in academic activities and negotiated projects, as simulations or live client projects, underpinned by personalised learning.
  • Promote engagement with employers to support the development of professional skills relevant to employment within the computing and IT sector.

This award has been designed to provide the learning opportunities required for those who wish to become professional computing practitioners within the computing and IT sector with particular emphasis on Network Engineering. It does this through the curriculum content which is directly matched to the knowledge and skills which research in the sector has identified for being essential in network engineering for computing and IT practitioners. 

The curriculum reflects contemporary issues supporting personal and professional development. While students obtaining the degree will be equipped to make a full contribution to the digital and technological sector, the level 6 studies they undertake have also been designed to encourage progression to postgraduate level study, and to provide an academic bridge allowing fluent transfer from Level 6 to Level 7 studies. 

Entry Criteria

UCAS tariff points:240

Standard Entry criteria 

  • Ideally, you will be working towards, or have attained, a Level 5 qualification (international equivalent 120 ECTS Credits) in a related discipline.
  • You must be interviewed by the curriculum team (international applicants via internet (e.g. Skype).
  • You will hold, or be working towards, GCSE (or Level 2 equivalent) maths and English (or a minimum 5.5 IELTS in each band for international applicants).

WNon-standard entry criteria: 

  • Evidence of appropriate computing and IT experience or employment within the sector.
  • You must be interviewed by the curriculum team (international applicants via internet (e.g. Skype).
  • You will hold, or be working towards, GCSE (or Level 2 equivalent) maths and English (or a minimum 5.5 IELTS in each band for international applicants).
  • You will be required to attend a Higher Education Pre-induction day to assess your suitability to the programme.

What next after BSc (Hons) top-up Computing with Networking?

You could progress to a master's degree or apply for a wide range of graduate level jobs in the industry.

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