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Bradford College

Networking Infrastructure and Security *

UCAS Code: I120

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

English and Mathematics at grade C/4 minimum. Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy accepted as equivalent.

UCAS Tariff

72

Preferably to include an ICT qualification at Level 3.

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time day | 2020

Our innovative course combines the study of secure networked systems, infrastructure and associated services and therefore aims to provide you not only with a core set of technical skills, but the knowledge of technology to best utilise them. We also aim to prepare you for the competitive computing industry by training you in a range of vendors, which is increasingly sought after in the sector.

In your final year, you will have the freedom to specialise in a preferred area of study, which your Final Year Project will be based around. We also place particular emphasis on employment in the field, and your accumulative body of work will be brought together to form a portfolio to showcase to potential employers. Our degree course is an opportunity for you to develop knowledge and skills necessary to address Industry challenges and meet the demand.

We have a three-year programme for those who meet the UCAS points. This can be studied on a full time basis (three years) or on a part-time basis (six years).
We also have a four-year programme which includes a foundation year for those who may not have achieved the required UCAS points. This can be studied on a full time basis only.

If you only need to study the Top-up level, this can be studied on a one year full time basis or a two year part time basis.

**Why choose this course?**

Today’s businesses demand the ability to have computer systems and networks, which operate on a global scale. You’ll learn from a well-rounded curriculum in computer network infrastructure, programming, server systems, security theory and practice, as well as management-level skills, maximizing your career potential.

**Students will:**

- learn within a practical lab environment

- develop critical skills and cutting edge thinking to gain the confidence to keep up with the fast pace of change in this field

- develop technical knowledge of the installation, operation security, and maintenance of computer systems and networks used in business and industry

- develop industry-critical key skills such as team working, communication and business skills

- learn the fundamentals of data communications and how to apply this knowledge to manage, design, implement, configure and operate secure networks on a professional footing

- learn how to identify a range of significant threats to network security and formulate and implement defence strategies.

- have the opportunity to gain additional accreditation from Cisco, CompTIA and AWS.

- have opportunities to work on real-life projects

* PLEASE NOTE - THIS PROGRAMME IS UNDERGOING PERIODIC REVIEW/REAPPROVAL IN THE 2019-20 ACADEMIC YEAR FOR DELIVERY FROM 2020-21. Periodic Review is a monitoring and review activity undertaken by all universities/colleges delivering HE programmes. Any changes to the existing programmes as a result of this process will be fully communicated to all applicants as soon as possible after conclusion of the reviews.

Modules

Level 4 modules will include: • Operating Systems, Hardware and Maintenance • Introduction to Networks and Computer Security • Introduction to Systems Support • Networking Architecture, Standards and Addressing Schemes • Supporting Operating Systems • Emerging Technologies Level 5 modules will include: • Configuring and Maintaining Routing Environments • Desktop Support Technician • Helpdesk Management • Enterprise Routing and Switching • Systems Security • Project Management for IT Level 6 modules will include: • Designing and Supporting Enterprise Networks • Server Configuration and Administration • Advanced Network Design and Testing • Employability Skills for Computer Graduates • Final Year Project

Assessment methods

The course uses a wide range of learning methods with a focus on practical workshops. These are designed to allow you to develop your skills and knowledge in a supportive environment. Additionally, although contact hours are tutor and group-based, independent learning is increasingly developed throughout the course, and actively encouraged for your personal development; use of problem-based exercises and relevant scenarios aid this process. Concepts and theories that are presented through lectures are then explored and developed during tutor led tutorials and student led seminars. Case studies and interactive Workshops are also implemented to aid learning, and there is a strong focus on Personal Development Planning, which aims to prepare you for employment and consider ethical, social and legal issues which can face the computer professional. An annual literacy and numeracy test is also given, so that you can be offered learner specific support if needed. Assessment is centred on the practical and professional skills required by the industry, and therefore you will be specifically focusing on deriving a solution to a specified problem through researching, analysing and evaluating the issue. This creates a workload which is primarily practical, but will be substantiated through written work such as reports and essays. Group work is also used to promote transferable skills where appropriate.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£8,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,750
per year
Scotland
£8,750
per year
Wales
£8,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bradford College

Department:

School of Applied Science and Technology

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