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Computer Network Security with Foundation (Honours), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
This Computer Network Security with Foundation (Honours) degree at the University of Westminster builds on more than ten years of experience in education in network design and support, and its aim is to produce network engineers with a strong background in security.
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Overview

Security is a vital aspect of any networked system, especially as the dependency on network infrastructures has grown over the past few decades. 

The Computer Network Security with Foundation (Honours) degree at the University of Westminster focuses on three main aspects – communication, network design and implementation, and security. 

You will develop the knowledge and technical expertise to be able to take on specific responsibility within a network team or as a team leader for the security aspects of that network, particularly in industries such as banking, where security is crucially important. 

You will learn the fundamental principles of computing and network engineering, and develop the connection between these and a broad range of network systems (with special emphasis placed on the optimisation of converged networks).

You will also be encouraged to use initiative and confidence in approaching engineering problems, investigating solutions using a blend of analytical and practical skills.

Career Path 

Graduates are versatile engineers who are equipped with skills to design, support, problem-solve and maintain network systems of high quality and reliability, as well as apply current technologies in network security.

Typically students on this degree are working at different levels with networked communication systems as network designers, network managers or network engineers in small and large size companies in charge of setting up, developing, managing and maintaining network systems.

Companies that are involved with our courses, including industrial placements, are :

  • BBC
  • Broadcom
  • Catapult Satellite Applications
  • Cisco
  • Intel 
  • Edwards and Siemens
  • ESA
  • GE Aviation Systems Ltd.
  • IBM UK Ltd. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Systems and Networks
  • Critical Thinking for Academic and Professional Development
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Information Systems and Data Representation
  • Introduction to Academic Practice
  • Programming
  • Digital Principles
  • Introduction to Networks
  • Mathematics for Computing
  • Networks and Communications
  • Cryptographic Techniques for Network Security
  • Introduction to Network Security
  • Networks Simulation
  • Network Software Engineering
  • Network Technologies

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    78

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    54

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • A Levels – CDD to CCC
  • International Baccalaureate – 24 points. We also welcome applications from students taking the IB Career related Programme
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – MMM
  • BTEC Diploma – DM to DD
  • Access – 80 to 96 UCAS Tariff points from the Access course

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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