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 read more

Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

3 years full time

6 years part time

4 years sandwich programme

Overview

Overview

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.

Ranking

Our computer science degrees are ranked within the top 5 in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.

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.

What you'll study

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Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through:

  • Examinations
  • Assignments 
  • 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).

Careers

You may start your career as an IT professional building, maintaining and supporting networked computing systems across the industrial, commercial or public sectors. You might become an independent consultant or join a consultancy team specialising in telecommunications, networking, business and IT, Internet or e-commerce applications, or IT support. Graduates will also have the opportunity to go into research, teaching or training.

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