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Computer Networks (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Birmingham, United Kingdom
Computer Networks (Hons) at Birmingham City University will equip you to take the revolution in communications technology to the next level in our modern, mobile, connected society.
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Overview

What's covered in the course?

Computer Networks (Hons) course from Birmingham City University takes a practice-led approach, making use of equipment and tools found in the workplace. Our approach prioritises the practical skills sought by industry, backing this up with a thorough understanding of theory. The programme delivers the latest in computing, network, and cloud and server technologies, backed by the opportunity to gain additional accreditation from Microsoft, Cisco Systems and the Linux Professional Institute.

The programme delivers a well-rounded curriculum in computer network engineering, programming, server systems and practice, as well as management-level skills such as project and change management to maximise you career potential.

Upon graduation you could progress into a career as a network administrator, network services engineer, network architect, network support analyst, data centre engineer, storage and virtualisation analyst, technical infrastructure architect, Linux network administrator, field network technician, service desk analyst, solutions architect, and IT infrastructure specialist.

Why Choose Us?

  • We are home to a Cisco Systems and the Microsoft Academy Centre – one of Microsoft’s top UK university-based academies – and we are a member of the Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance. We are also a Cisco ASC (Academy Support Centre) and Cisco Instructor Training Centre (ITC) – one of only 10 such instructor training centres in the UK.
  • We are internationally recognised for our high quality of teaching, our excellent research capabilities and our extensive industry partnerships.
  • Our course has accreditation from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), which demonstrates that it meets the educational criteria needed for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status.
  • You will work with industry-standard software development and simulation tools.
  • You have the opportunity to undertake an industry placement and gain professional qualifications from vendors such as Cisco, Microsoft and Linux Professional Institute.
  • The School is based at Millennium Point, within the state-of-the-art City Centre Campus, which has outstanding resources and facilities.

What is an Integrated Master’s degree?

An Integrated Master’s degree combines undergraduate and postgraduate study. When you apply for an Integrated Master’s, you are essentially committing to undergraduate and postgraduate study at the same time. The Integrated Master’s degree is normally identical to the equivalent undergraduate course, but provides the opportunity to explore a subject in greater detail by offering a fourth year of study, enabling you to graduate with a more specialised qualification.

Accreditation

The course has IET accreditation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Sandwich (4 years)

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Systems
  • Maths for Computing
  • Computer Programming
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Applied Operating Systems
  • Innovation Project
  • Smart Systems
  • Server Systems
  • Programming for Network Engineers
  • Enterprise Network Systems
  • Network Technologies
  • Enterprise Practice Project
  • Data Centre Systems Management
  • Consultancy and IT Management
  • Wireless Networking Technologies
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Project
  • Cloud Infrastructure and Services
  • Advanced Networking Systems and Security
  • Software Defined Network Engineering
  • Technology Deployment and Innovation
  • Project

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • At the point of application, you must have GCSE at Grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics. Equivalent qualifications will be considered.
  • 112 UCAS tariff points from A/AS Level with a minimum of 2 A Levels

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    12800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12800 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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