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Course summary

This course focuses on the technical aspects of network design, network installation and configuration, systems administration, maintenance and management, as well as how they can be applied in modern technologies. Computer networks have become part of our everyday lives - they form the backbone of modern information systems. As networks expand, there is a growing need for individuals who understand their practical benefits, as well as how to implement and manage them. By studying this course, you'll develop the required skills to implement computer network infrastructures in all sectors of the community. Emphasis is placed on the development of strong technical skills in combination with the management of networks, implemented through design, and managing the needs of clients and businesses. Foundation Year In the foundation year you will study three days per week. The focus will be on academic writing skills and numeracy, plus subject-specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree. The course has been designed to develop your skills and to prepare you for entry onto the first year of your chosen course. It provides a balance between content related to your chosen subject and the range of wider skills required for undergraduate study. This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will be required to pass the foundation year in order to progress to the first year of your bachelor’s degree. This course is ideal for those who do not meet our standard entry requirements or those with a non-standard educational background. It will allow you to graduate with a full undergraduate degree in your chosen subject in four years. Why choose this course?

  • Learn the highly sought-after skills needed to design, implement, install, configure, maintain and manage the latest state-of-the-art networks
  • Study core computing and information systems
  • Develop your ability to manage the needs of a wide range of clients and businesses, both large and small
  • Gain advanced knowledge on a course that is focused on employment and establishing a rewarding career
  • Explore the subject using a carefully structured mix of theory and practice
  • Challenge yourself in our dedicated test network laboratory using the latest industry-standard programmes
  • Benefit from a course that prepares you for a number of professional certification programmes

Modules

Areas of study include:

  • Databases and Computer Networks
  • Mathematics and Concepts for Computational Thinking
  • Principles of Information Security
  • Principles of Programming and Data Structures
  • Information Security Management and Emerging Technologies
  • Networking
  • Switching and Routing
  • Network Programming
  • Wireless Communications and Networking
  • Advanced Networking
  • Agile Project Management
  • Undergraduate Project in Computer Networking
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Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Computer Society

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
I1FY
Institution code:
B22
Campus name:
Luton Campus
Campus code:
D

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications and/or work experience will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For information on the 2024 fees please refer to our website, https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/fees/
Computer Networking with Foundation Year at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS