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University of Greenwich

Computing (Network Systems)

UCAS Code: G410

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

Entry requirements

A level


At least 2 A-levels or equivalent qualifications PLUS GCSE English and mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications such as Key Skills Level 2.

Applications with Access to HE Diplomas are welcome.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)


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Course option


Full-time | 2020

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4.0 years | Sandwich including industrial placement | 2020


Computer science

This programme has been created in response to industry demand for graduates with the knowledge and technical skills to design, create, operate and maintain network infrastructures for modern distributed networked systems.

The programme also provides students with a solid foundation in computer and communication systems, network infrastructures, development and managing security within a network environment. Course content will cover the security needs of networks, users and applications. Opportunities exist to work with the latest tools and technologies to develop a sound theoretical understanding and gain confidence through practical experience. Students will be supported in developing personal and professional skills enabling graduates to communicate effectively and make a positive contribution in the workplace across a variety of roles and a wide range of organisations.
Students can take industrial examinations such as Cisco, Certified Hacker, Enterprise Architecture, Microsoft and Java certifications and develop valuable personal and professional skills.

You will learn how to put personal and professional skills and ideas into practice, working both individually and in teams, in preparation for careers in industry and the commercial world.

Student will work both independently and as part of a team, selecting and using appropriate strategies to solving business problems in the taught elements of the degree. The programme encourages them to consider the legal, social, ethical and professional issues that arise when working in a placement as well as when developing and using IT. The degree encourages you to become an independent learner, developing your analytical and self-reflective skills so that you become confident in oral, written and interpersonal communication.

**Why study with us?**

The Department of Computing and Information Systems, part of the Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities, offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Subjects range from computer science, computer security and forensics and software engineering to games development and creative digital media. Through a rigorous and rewarding course of study, students gain an impressive range of skills, making them attractive to employers.

Each discipline employs a wide variety of teaching strategies, ranging from lectures and lab sessions to class presentations and research projects. There is a strong focus on student support, both within the discipline and through our personal tutoring system.

Students are encouraged to access extracurricular activities within the department and across the university. Subject-related societies help prepare students for graduate employment.

Our proximity to central London has enabled us to establish valuable relationships with public sector, heritage and political organisations. Students develop their own links with these bodies through work placements and extracurricular activities such as volunteering.

Our students study on the university’s Greenwich Campus, which is part of the Old Royal Naval College and on the banks of the River Thames. The university’s largest campus, it is centred on three baroque buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren at the end of the 17th century.

The surrounding town is a bustling mix of shops, restaurants and pubs, as well as some of the most famous tourist attractions in the country. There are also direct rail links into central London.


Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

• Programming Foundations (15 credits)
• Digital Systems (15 credits)
• Scholarly and Academic Practice (15 credits)
• Logical Foundations (15 credits)
• Object Oriented Programming (15 credits)
• Database System Development (15 credits)
• Analytical Numeric and Statistical Methods (15 credits)
• Smart Systems (15 credits)

**Year 2**

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

• Web Database Systems (15 credits)
• Professional Project Management (15 credits)
• User Interface Design (15 credits)
• Database Applications Technologies (15 credits)
• Group Project (15 credits)
• Distributed Interactive Application Development (15 credits)

Mandatory for this endorsement
• Computer Networks (15 credits)
• Network Security (15 credits)

**Year 3**

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

• Individual Project (60 credits)
• Requirements Management (15 credits)
• Information Security (15 credits)

Mandatory for this endorsement
• Network Technology (15 credits)
• Network Design and Implementation (15 credits)

Assessment methods

The course is assessed using a variety of assessment methods including examinations, coursework, practical submissions, demonstrations and presentations, and Final Year Project with Dissertation with an evaluation report of 10,000 to 12,000 word.

Final Year Projects are also submitted to an End of Year Show which are attended by Employers and Recruiters from the IT Industry.

Teaching and learning will be achieved primarily through taught courses, based around material provided in lectures it is further enhanced by team work and role?play. In addition, students will be encouraged to extend their knowledge by:

* Exploring other sources of information
* Self?study
* Discussion of ethical dilemmas
* Directed research and reading
* Self?study using other materials and the use of on?line resources.

Students will be encouraged to use other information sources and documentation, such as online journals and eBooks available through the University's eLibrary. Students will be encouraged at all times to develop their critical faculties and exercise creative problem solving. The final year project gives the opportunity for students to further enhance these skills.

The assessment methods are defined in each module description. Each section will be assessed by an appropriate combination of:

* Examination
* Coursework
* Presentations
* Peer assessment
* Logs and/or tests.

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Course location:

Greenwich Maritime (University Campus)


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Teaching and learning

Staff make the subject interesting
Staff are good at explaining things
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
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

Library resources
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Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

UK students
International students
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2:1 or above
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Top job areas of graduates

Information technology and telecommunications professionals
Information technology technicians
Artistic, literary and media occupations

This is a newly-classified subject area for this kind of data, so we don’t currently have very much information to display or analyse yet. The subject is linked to important and growing computing industries, and over time we can expect more students to study them — there could be opportunities that open up for graduates in these subjects as the economy develops over the next few years.

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