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Computer Networks with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Course summary

  • Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
  • Become a highly motivated and competent specialist with a substantial theoretical and practical skillset.
  • Gain the skills to design a computer network infrastructure, administer, manage and maintain computer network systems which meet the needs of organisations.

Computer networks provide the supporting infrastructure for the global internet. National and international businesses as well as home users need computer networks to function securely, efficiently and cost effectively.

You will learn the theory and technical skills to be able to graduate as a network engineering specialist, ready for a career as a developer, designer, manager or administrator of these highly complex networked systems.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) Computer Networks course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other computing foundation year students, then move on to the degree.

Case study and problem solving activities, often in groups, allow you to deepen your understanding through an active learning approach.

Problem solving is a key component of many activities and you are encouraged to be a reflective learner in preparation for life long learning.

You are closely supported and monitored by module leaders and the course team to ensure the required skills are developed. You learn through

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • practical lab sessions

In the foundation year, you’ll build on your existing knowledge and experience — developing useful academic, computing and IT skills in preparation for undergraduate study. You’ll benefit from innovative course content that allows you to access and use cutting-edge technology. Throughout, you’ll reflect on your progress, and build valuable communication and interpersonal skills.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career as a

  • applications support analyst
  • business consultant
  • data storage manager
  • information security manager
  • infrastructure engineer
  • IT engineer
  • IT solutions analyst
  • network engineer
  • sales
  • support specialist
  • security analyst
  • service desk analyst
  • software developer
  • software engineer
  • system administrator
  • technical support engineer
  • web developer

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 80

This must include at least one A level or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:CDD at A Level.MMP in BTEC Extended Diploma.A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    66th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Home to a globally diverse student community from 100 countries, Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, and Malaysia.
Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities collaborate on a range of research and teaching projects and study exchange programmes.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working, or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    56th out of 114 18

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    122 52%

    74th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    91.0 91%

    22nd

    53
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.66 73%

    85th

    22

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