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Computer Networks with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

Birmingham City University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Millennium Point Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

BSc (Hons) Computer Networks with a Foundation Year, will equip you to take the revolution in communications technology to the next level in our modern, mobile, connected society.You will have access to networked laboratories running the latest software, ensuring you become well acquainted with technologies you’ll encounter when working in the industry.About the Foundation YearThe Foundation Year course option enables you to study for our BSc (Hons) degree over an extended full-time duration of four years by including a Foundation Certificate (year one of four). The Foundation Certificate provides a broad study course that underpins the follow-on degree. In order to progress to the next year of your degree, it is necessary to achieve a pass in all of the modules of the Foundation Certificate.You’ll take a practice-led approach, making use of equipment and tools found in the workplace, giving you the best preparation for employment. We prioritise the practical skills sought by industry, backing them up with a thorough understanding of theory. You will explore the latest in computing, network, and cloud and server technologies and have the opportunity to gain additional accreditation from Microsoft, Cisco Systems and the Linux Professional Institute. We are also home to Cisco Systems and the Microsoft Academy Centre.You will study a well-rounded curriculum in computer network engineering, programming, server systems and practice, as well as develop management-level skills such as project and change management to maximise you career potential.Upon graduation you could progress into a career as a network administrator, network services engineer, network architect, network support analyst, data centre engineer, storage and virtualisation analyst, technical infrastructure architect, Linux network administrator, field network technician, service desk analyst, solutions architect, and IT infrastructure specialist.Why Choose Us?•We are home to a Cisco Systems and the Microsoft Academy Centre – one of Microsoft’s top UK university-based academies – and we are a member of the Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance. We are also a Cisco ASC (Academy Support Centre) and Cisco Instructor Training Centre (ITC) – one of only 10 such instructor training centres in the UK.•We are recognised for our excellent research capabilities and extensive industry partnerships.•You will work with industry-standard software development and simulation tools.•You have the opportunity to undertake an industry placement and gain professional qualifications from vendors such as Cisco, Microsoft and Linux Professional Institute.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,200per year

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

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80 UCAS pointsA maximum of 3 subjects are considered. These can be other A-levels or level 3 equivalents.

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University information

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Birmingham City University

  • University League Table

    84th

  • Campus address

    Birmingham City University, University House, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B5 5JU, England

One of only four UK universities offering a Master's in International Human Resource Management which is also fully CIPD-accredited.
ACCA programmes are taught in a Platinum status centre, showing that the university meets ACCA performance targets for course tuition and support.
Many master's courses now offer international students six-month professional placements towards the end of their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    81st out of 110 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    132 55%

    50th

    22
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    89th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    35th

    43

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