Middlesex University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Networks and Security with Foundation year

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Course summary

Overview Why study Computer Networks and Security BSc with us Our BSc Computer Networks and Security course lets you build on your existing knowledge to gain the skills, experience and industry-recognised certifications you need to excel in the rapidly growing network industry. You’ll learn how to reduce security threats to networks, and develop the skills to design and implement internet and network applications. You’ll learn to experiment with the specialist equipment that lets you put your newfound skills into practice. Build your computer skills You’ll have the opportunity to develop your professional skills with a year-long, paid work experience placement as part of a four-year study option. You’ll have the chance to gain industry-recognised certifications, including Cisco's CCNA and CCNP. Throughout your computer degree, you’ll put your skills to the test with hands-on experiments in our Cisco, Xilinx, and mobile communication labs. You'll also have access to observation control rooms, test areas and networking labs. Get the support you need to succeed We’ll give you the help you need to write your CV, develop your job entry plan and make the relevant industry contacts that will let you pursue your career goals. You'll also get the support you need to succeed. From your Personal Tutor to your Graduate Academic Assistant, each one has studied your subject and will provide the support you need based on their own experience. If you need a little help with writing, numeracy or library skills, we can help with that too. You'll benefit from wide variety of guest lecturers which include industry based project managers, specialist recruitment experts for Computer Network Engineers and MDX student work placement advisors.


Core modules Computing and Digital Technology (30 credits) - Compulsory SMART (Students Mastering Academic writing, Research and Technology) (30 credits) - CompulsoryFoundation Mathematics (30 credits) - CompulsoryFoundation Project (30 credits) - CompulsoryYear 1 - Compulsory Computer Systems Architecture and Operating Systems (30 credits) Computer Networks (30 credits) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) (30 credits) Programming for Data Communication and Networks (30 credits) Year 2 - Compulsory Project Management and Professional Practice (30 credits) Network Practices and Operations (30 credits) Network and Protocol Analysis (30 credits) Data Communications (30 credits) Placement year - Optional Supervised Industrial Placement (120 credits) Year 3 - Compulsory Individual Project (30 credits) Network Security (30 credits) Advanced Networking (30 credits) Year 3 - Optional Enterprise Networking and Automation (30 credits) Network Management & Disaster Recovery (30 credits) Security and Network Forensics (30 credits)

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic59With at least 59 in all components

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16600 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £16600 Year 1

Additional fee information

At Middlesex, we have a range of funding and loan options available to ensure you are able to attend university, whatever your financial background. Tuition fees vary for UK, EU and International students. More information about fees for the course you are interested in studying can be found at: https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/computer-networks
Computer Networks and Security with Foundation year at Middlesex University - UCAS