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Computer Networks and Security (with Foundation Year) BSc (Hons)

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

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UCAS CODE: I566

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Wrexham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This is a technology-infused course that includes a mix of technology, security and networking modules with many hands-on practical opportunities. Developing critical skills that are looked for in this industry is an emphasis throughout the course and is put to the test through practical hand-on projects. These help to ensure that your thinking remains cutting edge and gives you the confidence that you are going to be able to keep up with the fast pace of change in this field. As well as developing technical knowledge our computer network and security course also develops key skills, which are critical in this industry such as team working, communication and business skills. These are developed through opportunities to work on real life projects. There is an emphasis on the installation, operation security, and maintenance of computer systems and networks used in business and industry and you will learn the fundamentals of data communications and how to apply your knowledge to manage, design, implement, configure and operate secure networks on a professional footing as well as how to identify a range of significant threats to network security and formulate and implement defence strategies. You will have the opportunity to complete the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) qualification whilst studying for your degree and Cisco Systems state-of-the-art equipment is used in practical sessions.

Assessment is seen as an integral part of learning and assessment criteria are linked to individual module learning outcomes. Assessment methods include practical assessments, reports and essays, analysis of case studies, oral presentations, seminar papers, project work, personal development portfolio, examinations and unseen class tests. Assessment will involve both individual and group / team-based assignments. The Careers & Zone at Wrexham Glyndŵr University is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need. Computing is essential to most careers these days, however this course will specifically prepare you for a number of specific industry-related positions such as: Network manager; Network analyst; Systems administrator; Computer security specialist; Other computing related professions.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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11,750per year

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University information

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

  • University League Table

    126th

  • Campus address

    Glyndwr University, Wrexham, Plas Coch, Mold Road, Wrexham, Wrexham, LL11 2AW, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    97th out of 110 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    93 39%

    106th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    97th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    20th

    7

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