BSc Computing (Computer Networks & Cyber Security) with Foundation Year In today’s interconnected world, Cybercrime affects every user. To understand Cyber Security fully, one should have strong Networking skills. The networks enable us to live, work, communicate and move freely without boundaries. This programme was developed to teach you the essential skills required to start a career in networking or cybersecurity. Foundation Year entry allows students to gain in confidence before studying at a higher level. UWTSD has been a Cisco Academy since 1999 and EC Council Academy partner since 2018. We are the only university to offer this unique programme that covers the curriculum of CCNA Routing & Switching, CCNA Cyber Operations and EC Council’s Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator certification (CHFI) within the degree programme. We have the best networking and cybersecurity lab in Wales. Why choose this course 1. Taught by staff with relevant academic and industry certifications. 2. Hands-on experience with Cisco routers, switches, firewalls and software used within the networking and security industry. 3. Blended with highly sought CCNA Routing and Switching certification. 4. Learn and conduct penetration testing, ethical hacking and forensics investigations. 5. Equip you with all the necessary job-ready skills to enter the networking and security industry.
Foundation Year (Cert HE STEM) • Academic Skills (20 credits; compulsory) • Analysing and Solving Problems (20 credits; compulsory) • Integrating Project (20 credits; compulsory) • Introduction to Computer Programming (20 credits; compulsory) • Introduction to Computer Systems (20 credits; compulsory) • Introduction to Mathematics and Science (20 credits; compulsory). Year One – Level 4 (HNC, HND & BSc) • Computer Architecture and Operating Systems (20 credits; compulsory) • Data Analysis and Visualisation (20 credits; compulsory) • Introduction to Web and Database Concepts (20 credits; compulsory) • Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Networks and Cyber Security Essentials (20 credits; compulsory) • Software Development (20 credits; compulsory). Year Two – Level 5 (HND & BSc) • Advanced Networking (20 credits; compulsory) • Changemakers: Creativity and Value Creation (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Computer Forensics (20 credits; compulsory) • Data Security and Compliance (20 credits; compulsory) • Network Operating Systems and Services (20 credits; compulsory) • Network Programmability (20 credits; compulsory). Year Three – Level 6 (BSc) • Advanced Cyber Security (20 credits; compulsory) • Emerging Trends (20 credits; compulsory / optional (DDA) / optional (PT)) • Enterprise Networking, Security and Automation (20 credits; compulsory) • Independent Project (40 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Industrial Based Research (20 credits; optional (DDA) / optional (PT)) • Switching, Routing and Wireless (20 credits; compulsory).
Students are assessed through a combination of laboratory-based practicals, assignments, presentations, projects and examinations. Module assessment is often by assignment, or assignment and examination. The final mark for some modules may include one or more pieces of coursework set and completed during the module. Project work is assessed by a written report and presentation.
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|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
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