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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.

Modules

Year 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)

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

Application codes

Course code:
I124
Institution code:
M80
Campus name:
Hendon Campus
Campus code:
H

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publishing and vary between programmes. Please check your chosen course page for specific entry requirements. Depending on your chosen course, we also consider a combination of qualifications. The latest entry requirements can be found on the course page at: https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/computer-networks We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.mdx.ac.uk/study-with-us/undergraduate/entry-requirements-for-undergraduates


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 Academic516.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all components

Visit our general entry requirements page, by clicking on the link below, to see how these points can be achieved from our acceptable level 3 qualifications and the combinations which are welcomed by Middlesex University, including GCSE requirements.

Entry Qualifications

http://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/help-with-your-application/undergraduate-application/entry-requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
73%
Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £15100 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15100 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 at Middlesex University - UCAS