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University of Winchester

Computer Systems and Networks (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: I12X

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

48

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language and Mathematics is required.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2019

- Learn from a specialist team of research-active academics who work at the forefront of the field

- Access a wide range of specialist software and tools including dedicated Cyber Security and Forensics, Networking and Software Development laboratories in a state-of-the-art new development (from 2019)

- Set yourself up to flourish in your degree and beyond with our Foundation Year

Our three year degree provides in-depth knowledge and skills in computer networking, including routing and switching, network security, data centres and the cloud. You will learn the necessary skills to design and manage, state-of-the-art enterprise networks.

You will benefit from links to professional and industry bodies, including Cisco Networking Academy and the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.

The Foundation Year (first year of study) gives you the chance to commence your studies with us if you have not quite achieved the degree qualifications required or if you feel you would benefit from the opportunity to develop your study skills and subject knowledge prior to embarking on your degree. Through a range of engaging, small-group lessons and practical placements, you will be equipped with the academic, professional and personal skills to help you succeed at university. Modules will cover broad topics as well as an introduction to your chosen subject area. You will also have the opportunity to study alongside students undertaking a range of degree programmes.

In year one you will develop fundamental core knowledge in networks and information systems. You will engage with underpinning principles of computing and networking technologies together with relevant areas of programming, mathematics, statistics and business. You will build practical experience within a dedicated Cisco networking lab which you will continue in your second year. Legal and regulatory frameworks are explored together with developing your personal and professional skills.

In year two you will engage and deepen your understanding of issues related to networking and relevant supporting technologies including security and databases. There is a strong focus on employability and you will develop an in-depth understanding of web and mobile application development. The Integrated Project module incorporates your knowledge learned in Year 1 and enables you to design, develop and evaluate a security application as part of a team.

An optional Placement Year will enhance your employability, business understanding and professional skills through a sandwich placement year.

The core of your third year focuses on distributed systems and advanced routing and switching concepts; building on the foundation of the first two years. You will develop an appreciation of the legal, ethical and regulatory frameworks focusing on developing your core employability skills. The Computing Project module helps you to develop specialist skills and expertise through the undertaking of a substantial body of work.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Winchester

Department:

Winchester Business School

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