Students have the opportunity of completing Cisco CCNA certification courses during this degree course at the BU Cisco Certified Local Networking Academy.
Data communication and computer networks have become integral to all modern organisations and this course gives you the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge to exceed the requirements of this increasingly demanding and expanding market. By the end of the course you will be capable of designing, configuring, managing and administering distributed networked systems to a professional standard.
The entry requirements for this course are 104 to 120 tariff points, including 3 A-Levels, or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma DMM.
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
You will get the opportunity to study traditional network computing with an emphasis on network design, management and the broader administration aspects of networks. Our excellent resources include dedicated network and multimedia laboratories and we will provide you with access to the latest in hardware and software tools for producing professional products.
You can also choose to undertake a professional placement year to gain vital experience, practical understanding and the confidence to develop your final year project. After completing this course you will be equipped to establish a successful career in an exciting area.
Years one and two comprise of six equally weighted 20 credit units. Following the placement year, the fourth year consists of three 20 credit units and the individual project unit weighted at 60 credits. Foundation Year Applicants who have successfully completed a foundation year in relevant disciplines such as Science, Computing, IT, Business Studies will be considered for this course.
Year 1 - Level C
Business & Professional Issues
Computers & Networks
Systems Analysis & Design
User Centred Web Development
Year 2 - Level I
Network and Software Engineering
Project Management & Team Working
Web Technology Integration
Year 3 - Placement
Industrial Placements in the third year consist of 40 weeks full- time work in industry in a related discipline.
Year 4 - Level H
Network Configuration Management
Business Development & Enterprise
Business Processes & Requirements
Human Factors in Computing Systems
Machine Intelligence for Business Decision Making
Management in Computing
Software Quality & Testing
Software Systems Modelling
Ubiquitous & Pervasive Computing Systems
Web Information Systems
Managers of our placement students have reported that the placement scheme provides them with keen, enthusiastic and hard working employees. Students in several organisations have either received very favourable comments regarding re-employment or are being considered for graduate roles and/or possible sponsorship for their final year. Such companies include:
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