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Computer Networking

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

For Year 2 entry.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H2

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,C

For entry to Year 2.

Scottish HNC

Pass

Entry to Year 2 with a HNC with B in the Graded Unit in one of the following titles: Computing: Technical Support; Computing networking, Networking and Cyber Security. Entry to Year 2 with a HND with C in the Graded Unit in one of the following titles: Computing: Technical Support; Computing networking; Networking & Cyber Security; Cyber Security.

Scottish HND

Pass

Entry to Year 3 with a HND with B in the Graded Unit in one of the following titles: Computing: Technical Support; Computing networking; Networking & Cyber Security; Cyber Security.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B

T Level

M

UCAS Tariff

114

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Creative computing

This programme equips you with the skills to specialise in networking and IT infrastructure. The programme includes study of the worldwide recognised Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) qualification.

Other topics include a variety of system management skills in Windows, Unix and virtualisation, along with specialisms such as wireless networks and cybersecurity. There is the optional to take a full time placement over a minimum of 36 weeks, leading to a sandwich award.

Graduates of this degree work in companies including BT, Fanduel, Google, HP, IBM, Iomart and Morgan Stanley in a wide variety of roles mainly relating to network infrastructure management.

The Honours degree is currently accredited by the British Computer Society, and will remain so, subject to reaccreditation by the BCS in 2017/18 - for full details see our website.
Course content

Year 1
Computing topics include basic web authoring and the operation of computing hardware and software

Year 2
You will examine networking infrastructure, such as routers and switches and undertake a group project or placement. At the end of second year, you will be ready to sit the industry-recognised CCNA certification

Sandwich Placement (optional)
You may take a paid full-time placement over a minimum 36 weeks duration, leading to a sandwich award. This can be taken between years 2 and 3 or years 3 and 4.

Year 3
Studies include exploring the Windows and Unix/Linux system administration, data security and the operation of networks and preparation for your Honours project

Year 4 (Honours)
You will study more advanced networking topics, including wireless networks, virtualisation, security and network automation, and undertake a network project designed to integrate your knowledge and skills.

Career prospects
Graduates of this degree work in companies including BT, Fanduel, Google, HP, IBM, Iomart and Morgan Stanley in a wide variety of roles mainly relating to network infrastructure management.

Placement/Work-based learning
You may undertake full-time or part-time placements in a commercial organisation. In recent years students have undertaken placements with Baillie-Gifford, the Department for International Development and Peugeot-Citroen.

Study abroad
You may study abroad while gaining credit towards your degree at one of our 80 educational partner organisations.

Professional recognition
The Honours degree is currently accredited by the British Computer Society, and will remain so, subject to reaccreditation by the BCS in 2017/18 - for full details see our website.

Tuition fees

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International
£13,325
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Paisley Campus

Lanarkshire Campus

Department:

Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
83%
Male students
17%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
21%
First year drop out rate

After graduation


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Computing

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.

£22,500
med
Average annual salary
83%
low
Employed or in further education
58%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
13%
Information technology technicians
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

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

Computing

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

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

£24k

£24k

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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