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Anglia Ruskin University

Computer Networks (with Placement year)

UCAS Code: G422

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

Entry requirements


104 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent.)

Access to HE Diplomas are accepted, 30 level 3 credits at Merit grade are required.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (or A*-C), including English and Maths.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

104 UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are accepted.

104 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted. 104 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted.

104 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent.)

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Computer networks

Get ready to enter an exciting, fast-changing world where your skills will be in high demand. Use our on-campus and virtual lab environments to learn how to set up complex networks. Take advantage of our relationship with Cisco Systems and gain the skills necessary for certification. This course has been validated to include an optional Sandwich Placement year in industry.

Learn to design, configure, install, manage and support networks in organisations of all sizes, from the relatively small to the multinational.

We’ll begin by studying computer architecture, design principles and programming before exploring the design and implementation of small-scale and enterprise-wide computer networks, and learning about converged voice/data networks.

There’s plenty of opportunity for practical work, including modelling networks and using advanced simulation tools to analyse performance. We’ll also demonstrate the importance of security in network design and critically discuss the relevant ethical and legal issues.

Our stand-alone network lets you safely experiment with building complex networks. You’ll learn to install and configure hardware, operating systems and software. We have Apple Mac Pro computers with dual boot (Windows/Mac OS X), featuring a wide range of CAD, database design and web software. Our virtual network lab means you can access our networking devices from anywhere at any time.

When you graduate, you can apply for certification at Associate (CCNA) and Professional levels (CCNP) with Cisco Systems, the leading manufacturer of networking equipment.

Modules

Year one, core modules

Software Principles
Web Development
Learning and Skills for HE
Networked Systems
Basic Maths for Technology
Operating Systems

Year two, core modules

Routing and Switching Essentials
Data Security
Streaming Media
Network Technologies
Design Methods and Technology Project
Entrepreneurship in IT

Placement Year

Year four, core modules

Advanced Network Routing
Information Security
Advanced Campus Networks
Network Simulation and Modelling
Undergraduate Major Project

Assessment methods

We’ll assess you throughout the course so that you can measure your progress. Most of this assessment will be based on case studies, as well as class-based laboratory tests, group work, presentations and reports.

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
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Chelmsford Campus

Department:

Computing and Technology

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.

80%
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 science

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

88%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
90%
Male students
10%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
E
241

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 science

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Information technology technicians
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

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

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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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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