he modules taught on this programme present a well-balanced combination of the theory of computer networks, network management, and network security. Through gaining the essential and much needed skills of network security, you'll have the opportunity to work in a dedicated laboratory to experience security configuration for various systems. You'll study network systems and services, computer networks, wireless and mobile communication systems, network management, security and disaster recovery, and web-based information systems management. This is in addition to the computer communications project. These modules present a good combination of the theory of computer networks, their management and application. You'll also have the opportunity to work in a dedicated laboratory to experience setting up local area networks, and troubleshoot such systems. Alongside PCs, the laboratory is equipped with internet working units such as hubs, switches, routers and servers. You will experience the use of various network operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP/Win7, Novell NetWare, and Linux in a networked environment. The final dissertation offers the opportunity to integrate all of your studies through an individual piece of practical, problem solving work of topical interest to you and of relevance to industry. Access to campus-based facilities will depend on COVID-19 related restrictions in place at the time. In some instances remote access to campus facilities or equivalent online facilities may be used instead. The course is designed for those students who have previously studied computing at university level or who are currently working in the sector, and are looking to develop an advanced mastery of the subject.
Computer Networks and Internetworking (15 Credits) - Compulsory Enterprise Network Troubleshooting (15 Credits) - Compulsory Network Management (30 Credits) - Compulsory Network Security and Mechanisms(15 Credits) - Compulsory Operating Systems for Networked Environments Virtualisation and Cloud Computing (30 Credits) - Compulsory Individual PG Project (changes for students in 2020) (60 Credits) - Compulsory Individual PG Project (typical course structure) (60 Credits) - Compulsory
As well as exams, tests and your research project, you’ll be assessed through practical assignments, including laboratory work, and coursework including essays, reports, presentations and class discussions. Some assessed work will also be group work.
A 2:2 honours degree or above in computer science, science or engineering, or an equivalent overseas qualification Those with other degrees but with a minimum of three years work experience will also be considered.
English language requirements
|With at least 6.0 in each component
|With at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading
|With at least 51 in all components
Fees and funding
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.