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Course summary

Economic well-being increasingly depends on functionality and the development of its technological networks. With a professionally-accredited BSc (Hons) Computer Networks degree from Salford, you’ll learn to manage sophisticated technology and develop solutions to shape the next generation of networks. Computer networks are transforming society, with cloud platforms, social networks and multimedia streaming influencing our daily lives and business operations. With many industries now dependent on their performance, coupled with a shortage of networking and IT professionals, our specialised three-year course will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence ready to launch a successful career. Develop in-demand knowledge and skills Based at our exciting MediaCityUK campus, a short tram ride from bustling central Manchester, our Computer Networks degree provides a practical and theoretical understanding of networks, how they work, and how they are applied. Accredited by the BCS, the Chartered Institute for I.T, you’ll be educated to the highest professional standards, studying real-world relevant modules developed in consultation with BBC, BT and Cisco. During your studies, you'll apply theory and practice to develop a comprehensive knowledge base. You’ll understand Python, Linux and database systems and specialise in penetration testing, advanced routing and mobile networking. You’ll also explore Internet of Things (IoT), the Wide Area Networks (WAN) and global information security. You will learn by undertaking both independent activities and group design projects. Get closer to industry Salford has strong industry connections and we advocate real-world learning. Salford has strong industry connections and we advocate real-world learning. With our envious campus location, minutes from central Manchester, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get involved in the region’s thriving tech community. You will have the option to include an additional industry placement year to apply what you’ve learnt and develop further skills. As a Network Academy Centre, delivering professional Cisco Certified Network Associate course materials, you’ll also have the opportunity to become CCNA certified, further enhancing your career prospects once you graduate. Features • Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for I.T • Obtain a broad understanding of the field of computing with a core specialism in networks • Acquire programming skills, with a critical awareness of selecting and managing appropriate software • Develop a systematic understanding of computer networks, how they function and perform • Understand the security implications of globally-connected internet-based systems • Gain Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification alongside your degree


Year one modules may include: Introduction to Computers and Network Systems, Web Content Creation, Technologies in Context, Database Systems, Introduction to Windows Programming, Professional Development and Practices. Year two modules include: Mobile and Internet Television Streaming, Principles and Concepts of Network Technologies, Routing and Switching, Digital Communication Systems Group Design Project, Mobile Networking and Network Simulation, System Administration. Year three modules may include: Advanced Routing and Switching, The WAN and Global Networks, Business Practice and Employability, Information Security, Project for Computer Networks.

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