Computer Systems and Networking, BSc Hons

Computer Systems and Networking, BSc Hons

This programme has been created in response to industry demand for graduates with the knowledge and technical skills to design, create, operate and maintain network infrastructures for modern distributed computer systems. Opportunities exist to work with the latest tools and technologies to develop a sound theoretical understanding and gain confidence through practical experience. Students will be supported in developing personal and professional skills enabling graduates to communicate effectively and make a positive contribution in the workplace across a variety of roles and a wide range of organisations.

Students can take industrial examinations such as Cisco, Certified Hacker, Enterprise Architecture, Microsoft and Java certifications and develop valuable personal and professional skills. All students are automatically enrolled as student members of the British Computer Society the chartered body responsible for establishing and maintaining technical and ethical standards in the profession.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide students with practical experience in using current generation tools and techniques
  • To familiarise students with the issues and concerns involved in network implementation and management
  • To equip students with the skills to deal with the demands of distributed enterprise application development.

UCAS code

G491 G BSc/CSN

Department

Computing & Information Systems

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
6 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

320 UCAS points

FROM subjects studied at A-level or equivalent qualifications

PLUS GCSEs in English and mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications such as key skills level 2.

* Applications from students taking Access to Higher Education courses are welcome.

Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations, assignments and project work.

Professional recognition

This degree is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS). The programme can lead to full exemption from the BCS Certificate, Diploma, Professional Graduate Diploma (PGD) and PGD Project, as well as partial chartered engineer (CEng) status. The programme also has accreditation from the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE).

Career options

Graduates can expect to work as IT professionals to build, maintain and support networked computing systems across industry, commerce and the public sector. Opportunities exist to develop a career working as independent consultants or within teams in diverse areas such as telecommunications, networking, business and IT, Internet and e-commerce applications, IT support, research, teaching and training.

Course content

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Year 5

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 6

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Sandwich

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Work Placement Course - CMS

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

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