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INTRODUCTION This industry-recognised Computer Networks and Security degree gives you both the technical ability to build physical infrastructure and the software development skills to ensure it’s robust and secure. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE? It’s in touch with industry needs: we’re certified by CISCO and we’re also a member of the Microsoft IT Academy. This helps your employability – the latest national survey found that 100% of our Computer Networks and Security graduates were in work or further study within six months. Our facilities include a full range of wireless and conventional equipment by CISCO, D-Link, Linksys, Netgear and others. IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU? Do you want to become a successful networks or security specialist? Are you interested in building your experience with a year in industry? If so, this degree is perfect for you. HOW YOU WILL LEARN There’s a mixture of lectures, tutorials and laboratory work. OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES If you choose the optional year in industry, you could find yourself on placement with companies like Microsoft, IBM, Intel and BT, as previous students have. It’s a brilliant opportunity to gain experience, learn from leading network and security professionals, and transform your CV. CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY Several highly-publicised hacking incidents and breaches of security has led to a demand for graduates skilled in networks and security. Your wide range of abilities – developing, maintaining, securing and managing computer networks, as well as the engineering side of network protocol development and research – will make you suitable for a variety of computing careers.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||We encourage you to outline all your qualifications and achievements in your application to provide us a full picture. Your offer will typically be based on your predicted and/or achieved grades from full level 3 qualifications or above e.g. A levels, BTEC Ext Diploma, Access to HE, etc. Any subject specifics are outlined below in the A-levels section, and these specifics are applicable across all equivalent qualifications. A strong application/performance and appropriate experience will be taken into account where typical criteria is not met.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 15 credits M: 24 credits P: 6 credits||Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE Maths and English Grade 4/C(or above) or equivalent qualification|
English language requirements
IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|