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UCAS CODE: H601

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Paisley Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This programme equips you with the skills to specialise in networking and IT infrastructure. The programme includes study of the worldwide recognised Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) qualification.Other topics include a variety of system management skills in Windows, Unix and virtualisation, along with specialisms such as wireless networks and cybersecurity. There is the optional to take a full time placement over a minimum of 36 weeks, leading to a sandwich award.Graduates of this degree work in companies including BT, Fanduel, Google, HP, IBM, Iomart and Morgan Stanley in a wide variety of roles mainly relating to network infrastructure management.The Honours degree is currently accredited by the British Computer Society, and will remain so, subject to reaccreditation by the BCS in 2017/18 - for full details see our website.Course contentYear 1Computing topics include basic web authoring and the operation of computing hardware and softwareYear 2You will examine networking infrastructure, such as routers and switches and undertake a group project or placement. At the end of second year, you will be ready to sit the industry-recognised CCNA certificationSandwich Placement (optional)You may take a paid full-time placement over a minimum 36 weeks duration, leading to a sandwich award. This can be taken between years 2 and 3 or years 3 and 4.Year 3Studies include exploring the Windows and Unix/Linux system administration, data security and the operation of networks and preparation for your Honours projectYear 4 (Honours)You will study more advanced networking topics, including wireless networks, virtualisation, security and network automation, and undertake a network project designed to integrate your knowledge and skills.Career prospectsGraduates of this degree work in companies including BT, Fanduel, Google, HP, IBM, Iomart and Morgan Stanley in a wide variety of roles mainly relating to network infrastructure management.Placement/Work-based learningYou may undertake full-time or part-time placements in a commercial organisation. In recent years students have undertaken placements with Baillie-Gifford, the Department for International Development and Peugeot-Citroen.Study abroadYou may study abroad while gaining credit towards your degree at one of our 80 educational partner organisations.Professional recognitionThe Honours degree is currently accredited by the British Computer Society, and will remain so, subject to reaccreditation by the BCS in 2017/18 - for full details see our website.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 13,000per year

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University information

University of the West of Scotland

  • University League Table

    109th

  • Campus address

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    89th out of 110 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    122 51%

    74th

    32
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%

    100th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    35th

    24

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