BSc (Hons) Computer Networks and Security
BSc with honours
Birmingham City University
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Undergraduate (QCF_NQF Level 6)
Full time – Classroom & Laboratory based
3 or 4 years
£12,000 per year
At the point of application, you must have GCSE at Grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics. GCE A Level/ AS Level with BBC at A Level or 280 UCAS tariff points from A/AS Level with a minimum of 2 A Levels. Equivalent qualifications will be accepted.
Students for whom English is not the first language must satisfy the University requirement for IELTS currently at 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in any component.
Further academic study at postgraduate level or professional career.
Graduates of this course are able to embark upon careers not only in the specialist field of computer networking but also in IT/information security industry (particularly in relation to cyber/network security) as network administrator, network and security engineer/designer/manager/consultant, planning analyst, LAN/WAN support in IT/information/cyber security companies, cybercrime investigation companies, the police force, government agencies, etc.
You'll be encouraged to further enhance your career prospects by including an industrial placement in your course. This takes place after the second year of study and extends the course duration to four years.
As well as providing the workplace experience sought by many employers, a placement provides an invaluable opportunity for you to further develop your practical expertise, earn money and try out a potential career path.
A range of assessment methods are employed, the criteria for each module being published within each specified module guide and assignment briefs. Knowledge is assessed, formatively and summatively, by a number of methods, including seminars, coursework, examinations (seen and unseen, open- and closedbook), presentations, and practical work. Assessment breakdown: written exams (24%), coursework (66%), practical exams (10%).
Reasons for choosing this course
Developments in high speed digital communication systems and computer networks have created demand for professionals with a broad knowledge and practical skills in data networking, intelligent devices who are able to evaluate communications networks and design and implement secure network systems. The course aims to address this need through a broadly-based and stimulating curriculum which places emphasis on active and participative learning to produce professionals that will be able to play a significant role in system design and implementation across a range of rapidly developing computer network related areas.
The aim of the programme are to:
Main learning outcomes
On completion of the course, students should be able to:
Knowledge and understanding
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