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Computer Networks (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #751 (QS) Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Do you have a passion for technology, problem solving and excellent analytical skills? Why not develop these skills in our BSc (Hons) Computer Networks course and then apply them to help connect the world with the latest networking technologies?
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Overview

Do you have a passion for technology, problem solving and excellent analytical skills? Why not apply these skills to help connect the world with the latest networking technologies?

Network engineers develop the infrastructure that enables devices and systems to communicate. Computer networks have become a critical and integral part of all business sectors from banking and finance, to retail and professional services, and to support the increasing computing technology that is becoming embedded in our homes.

On this Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) accredited course, you’ll learn how to design, configure and optimise distributed and large-scale networks to create seamless systems which are vital for organisational efficiency and productivity.

You will learn both wired and wireless communication technologies and protocols ranging from traditional ethernet to ad-hoc and cellular, such as 4G and 5G networks. In addition to core computing skills, you will learn the fundamentals of networks including flexibility, scalability, quality of service and the security implications of corporate infrastructures.

Using state of the art network devices in our Cisco laboratory, you’ll put theory into practice by designing and configuring your own networks as well as exploring the latest developments in communication technologies, such as the cloud, the Internet of Things and next-generation networks.

Career opportunities can include roles such as network designer/engineer, network architect, IT manager or information systems manager.

This is one of eight undergraduate computing courses we offer at BU. As we understand that it can be difficult to know what area you’d like to specialise in, all of these courses share a common first year, giving you the time to really explore the subject before deciding on a specialism. You only need to apply for one of the courses and you will have the opportunity to change your final degree title during your study with us. 

Careers

ICT plays an ever-more important role in every aspect of our lives and businesses are always looking for professionals who have the skills and drive to succeed in this fast-paced and ever-evolving industry. Data communication and computer networks are particularly important to modern organisations and this degree will give you the technical knowledge you need to get ahead in this particular field.

The experience you gain from your work placement, coupled with the skills you’ll gain on your course, could make you stand out to potential employers. 

Accreditation

This course is accredited by The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      4 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement or 3 years full-time

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Programming
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Data and Databases
  • Networks and Cyber Security
  • Application of Programming Principles
  • Business Systems Analysis and Design

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • For September 2020  and September 2021 entry: The entry requirements for this course are 104-120 UCAS tariff points including 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.
  • GCSEs: GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade C (or grade 4 in the reformed GCSE grading) or equivalent qualifications.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 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 Bournemouth

  • 700 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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