OVERVIEW The BSc Hons Computer Networking aims to provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to work in this exciting and ever-evolving field and help keep all aspects of modern life connected. You’ll discover how networking hardware and software work together to keep people and organisations connected, and support the wide range of services we expect our networks to provide. You’ll cover the curriculum of the CCNA professional certification, explore Windows and Unix/Linux system administration and learn about data security and network management. PRACTICAL FOCUS The BSc Computer Networking is a very practical degree with much of the class contact time is spent in the lab, with lectures and tutorials to present and underpin more theoretical areas. In addition, in the Paisley Campus delivery only, there is an optional 36-week professional work placement between years 2 & 3 or 3 & 4. College Partnership - BSc Top-up Degree In addition, Year 3 entry to this UWS degree is also offered at New College Lanarkshire (NCL) under our college partnership agreements. Please note that this route is a one-year top-up degree option and is only open to students who have completed an HND in Computing: Technical Support with Cyber Security at NCL. Students on the BSc at NCL and who wish to complete the Honours year will be required to attend the Paisley Campuses to do so. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION This course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) as fully meeting the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered IT Professional. It is also recognised by the BCS, on behalf of the Engineering Council, as fully meeting the academic requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. CAREER PROSPECTS Jobs As well as launching their own businesses, many of UWS’s Computer Networking graduates have gone on to secure roles as networking engineers, computer network administrators and senior infrastructure analysts for a wide range of organisations including: Google / BT Networking / BSkyB / NHS / Scottish Government / IBM / DXC / JP Morgan / Morgan Stanley / Herald & Times Group Further Study Graduates from the BSC (Hons) Computer Networking degree have progressed to further study at a range of levels, including, master’s degrees both at UWS and elsewhere, doctoral study leading to a PhD and initial teacher training (PGDE).
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
- Year 4
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
For Year 2 Entry: Scottish Advanced Highers: CCD including Computing or evidence of programming A Levels: BBC including Computing or evidence of programming International Baccalaureate: 28 points SQA HNC/BTEC Level 4 HNC: Computing: Technical Support; Computing (Internetworking) BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM For Year 3 Entry: SQA HND/BTEC Level 5 HND: Computing: Technical Support; Computing (Internetworking); Networking & Cyber Security; Cyber Security; Computing: Network Computing; Computer Networking & Internet Technology
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. These are shown below.
Standard Qualification Requirements
Year 1 entry with SWAP (BBB) Access to STEM.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill / component.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||176 overall with no sub-test less than 169|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||176 overall with no sub-test less than 169|
|Trinity ISE||Pass||ISEII with the minimum of a Pass in all sub-tests|
|PTE Academic||54||An overall score of 54 with no element below 51|
|TOEFL (iBT)||78||no sub-test less than: Reading: 17; Listening: 17; Speaking: 17; Writing: 17|
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. The reason for this is that it’s essential that you are able to read, speak and understand the English language to get the most out of your time at UWS. All international applicants are required to meet minimum English language standards, with the exception of: // Native speakers of English // Erasmus students (unless advised otherwise) // non-Erasmus students from EU partner institutions (your institution must provide confirmation of your English language ability in the absence of a formal qualification) The qualifications above must have been gained within two years prior to the start of your course at UWS.
UWS's English language requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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