Computer Network Engineering with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Derby

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    5 (Computer Science)
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Course Summary

Prepare to become a successful specialist network engineer on this Computer Network Engineering degree. You’ll learn to specify and build network components and physical infrastructure.WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?This Computer Network Engineering degree covers emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things and networked embedded systems. Content certified by the industry giant CISCO is also integrated into the course. Both these features will help your employability but if you want to put yourself further ahead, you can also choose to take a year in industry and amass valuable experience. IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?Choose this course if you want to gain an in-depth understanding of network design and the engineering side of network components.HOW YOU WILL LEARNThere will be a mixture of lectures, tutorials and laboratory work. Our facilities include a full range of wireless and conventional equipment by CISCO, D-Link, Linksys, Netgear and others. You will also be taught in our specialist electronics laboratories which include a range of customised Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design facilities and an embedded systems lab. OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCESCAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITYThanks to the rapid growth of smart embedded devices, mobile devices and the Internet of Things (IoTs), the skills you’ll learn on this Computer Network Engineering degree are in very high demand. Suitable careers include computer security, networks and computer systems design and management, as well as electronic design and research.

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  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
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£9,250 per year

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About this University

The University of Derby is recognised for its teaching quality, rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. Industry-experienced lecturers, modern facilities, and opportunities for placements and study abroad combine to give students the practical skills, academic knowledge, and confidence to succeed in their chosen career.


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