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London Metropolitan University

Computer Networking and Infrastructure Security (including foundation year)

UCAS Code: H202

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


At least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma).

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent eg Functional Skills at Level 2). Applicants who meet the UCAS points criteria but who obtained a D/grade 3 in English and/or Maths at GCSE may be offered a University test in these areas.

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About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

8.0 years | Part-time | 2021

Subjects

Computer networks

Computer and information security

**Why study this course?**

Our Computer Networking and Infrastructure Security (including Foundation Year) BEng (Hons) degree has a built-in foundation year, designed to teach you the fundamental principles of computing which will prepare you for the rest of your course. This degree will help you learn about the concepts of computer networking infrastructure, opening up career opportunities for you in the computing and engineering industries.

**More about this course**

In your foundation year you’ll gain skills across a variety of subjects, these include cyber security, logic and problem solving, communications engineering, programming and mathematics. These key skills will ensure you are fully prepared for the following three years of your course. The foundation year on this course is shared with a number of other foundation year degrees, so in Year 0 you’ll get to study with other students who are interested in a variety of different specialisms.

You’ll benefit from our impressive computer laboratories. London Met is home to the UK’s first-ever Cisco Networking Academy and this course incorporates the complete set of CCNA modules, meaning that you’ll graduate with additional Cisco certifications that are highly sought-after in the industry.

You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.

Following your foundation year, you will study the same course content and get the same choice of modules as those who study our Computer Networking and Cyber Security BSc degree.

Modules

Example Year 0 modules include:

Cyber Security Fundamentals
Introduction to Robotics and Internet of Things
Mathematics
Programming

Example Year 1 modules include:

Communications Engineering
Computer Hardware and Software Architecture
Electronics Systems
Networking Concepts (CCNA1 and 2)

Example Year 2 modules include:

Software and Hardware Infrastructure Security
LAN & WAN (CCNA 3 & 4)
Network Operating Systems
Professional Issues, Ethics and Computer Law
Work Related Learning

Example Year 3 modules include:

Network Security (CISCO)
Project
Wireless Networks (Cisco)
Ethical Hacking
IOT Technologies
Network and Cloud Security

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

School of Computing

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Computer networks

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computer networks

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

83%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
91%
Male students
9%
Female students
59%
2:1 or above
24%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
C
E

Computing

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
94%
Male students
6%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
A
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computer networks

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
65%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

There are a lot of computing courses out there, and they vary a lot in content, modules and the way they work with employers, so individual courses can have very different outcomes. This is a course where you really need to get a good grade — employers really pay attention to the class of your degree and a low grade will serious hit your prospects. But you can get a job on pretty much any industry in the country with a computing degree - and organisation with an IT system and a web site needs graduates in this discipline - and many employers report difficulty in finding graduates. So most students do get jobs, and starting salaries are good, particularly in London. If you want to find out more about the prospects for a computer science course at a particular institution, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.

Software engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
90%
med
Employed or in further education
78%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

A specialist subject, and not surprisingly graduates tend to go into software engineering roles or related. The degree classification students achieved made a particular difference last year — computing graduates with the best grades were much less likely to be out of work after six months and employers can even rate a good grade as important as work experience. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good — particularly in London, where average starting salaries for good graduates were getting towards £38k last year. Be aware that at the moment, recruitment agencies are much the most common way for graduates from this degree to get their first job, so it may be worth getting in touch with a few specialist agencies in advance of graduation if you take this degree to get a foot in the door.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Computer networks

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£17k

£21k

£21k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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