Computer Networks (with Placement year) Anglia Ruskin University

Undergraduate

Get ready to enter an exciting, fast-changing world where your skills will be in high demand. Use our on-campus and virtual lab environments to learn how to set up complex networks. Take advantage of our relationship with Cisco Systems and gain the skills necessary for certification. This course has been validated to include an optional Sandwich Placement year in industry.

Learn to design, configure, install, manage and support networks in organisations of all sizes, from the relatively small to the multinational.

We’ll begin by studying computer architecture, design principles and programming before exploring the design and implementation of small-scale and enterprise-wide computer networks, and learning about converged voice/data networks.

There’s plenty of opportunity for practical work, including modelling networks and using advanced simulation tools to analyse performance. We’ll also demonstrate the importance of security in network design and critically discuss the relevant ethical and legal issues.

Our stand-alone network lets you safely experiment with building complex networks. You’ll learn to install and configure hardware, operating systems and software. We have Apple Mac Pro computers with dual boot (Windows/Mac OS X), featuring a wide range of CAD, database design and web software. Our virtual network lab means you can access our networking devices from anywhere at any time.

When you graduate, you can apply for certification at Associate (CCNA) and Professional levels (CCNP) with Cisco Systems, the leading manufacturer of networking equipment.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Sandwich

  • Location

    Chelmsford Campus

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    4 years


Course details

Modules

Year one, core modules

Software Principles Web Development Learning and Skills for HE Networked Systems Basic Maths for Technology Operating Systems

Year two, core modules

Routing and Switching Essentials Data Security Streaming Media Network Technologies Design Methods and Technology Project Entrepreneurship in IT

Placement Year

Year four, core modules

Advanced Network Routing Information Security Advanced Campus Networks Network Simulation and Modelling Undergraduate Major Project

Assessment method

We’ll assess you throughout the course so that you can measure your progress. Most of this assessment will be based on case studies, as well as class-based laboratory tests, group work, presentations and reports.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code G422
Institution code A60
Campus name Chelmsford Campus
Campus code A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent.)
A level 104 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent.)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 104 UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are accepted.
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diplomas are accepted, 30 level 3 credits at Merit grade are required.
Scottish Higher 104 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted.
104 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (or A*-C), including English and Maths.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

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

http://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/computer-networks

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note the fee for the placement year is £1000. http://www.anglia.ac.uk/student-life/help-with-finances/uk-eu-undergraduate#tuitionfees