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Computer Networks and Security BSc

University of Derby

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science - BSc

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Course description

With computer security breaches and hacking incidents hitting the headlines on a regular basis, there is an urgent demand for highly skilled professionals who can deliver effective solutions.

  • Become part of a new generation of network and security specialists
  • Study an industry-recognised CISCO Certified Network Associate syllabus
  • Learn from experienced computer network specialists and ex-industry professionals
  • Work in our Network Development Suite, complete with a full range of wireless and conventional equipment
  • Take an optional placement year to gain invaluable industry experience: our students have broadened their professional horizons with major names like Microsoft, IBM, Intel and BT
  • Get involved in far-reaching projects such as the ALICE experiment, on which we are working in partnership with leading organisations at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research.

This BSc (Hons) degree prepares you to become a successful network or security specialist. You will develop the technical skills to specify and build the physical infrastructure and the software development skills to make sure that solutions are robust and secure.

We focus on switching, routing and wide-area networks, wired and wireless networks, Cisco and Microsoft networks. We also deepen your understanding of security issues and develop your ability to critically analyse and evaluate responses to security-related problems.

In addition, you will look at the theory and implementation of wired and wireless networks, network management, network security, network applications development and security protocols.

Optional industrial placement

You can choose to spend your third year on an industry placement. This is a great opportunity to work alongside other network and security professionals and to put the skills you have learned on the course into practice. Our students have broadened their professional horizons on placement with major names such as Microsoft, IBM, Intel and BT.

Professional accreditation

The CISCO Certified Network Associate Certification (CCNA) is an integral part of our BSc (Hons) Computer Networks and Security, which adds further credibility to your qualification. We are also a member of the Microsoft IT Academy.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 14,045per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    99th

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning International Student Centre offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the EU and EEA.
A comprehensive welcome and induction programme helps international students settle into university life.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    71st out of 110 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    112 47%

    88th

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    44th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    54th

    13

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