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Computer Network Security (Honours), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

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 (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. 

Graduates have also gone on to work for organisations such as BT, HP, Cisco, Dell, Google Enterprise, Huawei Technologies and Quinix, as well as for smaller private companies.

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.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Engineering Council and the British Computer Society (BCS). This entitles you to become a Chartered Engineer, after a period of experience.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

      3 or 4 years

  • Credits
    360 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Principles
  • Introduction to Networks
  • Mathematics for Computing
  • Networks and Communications
  • Programming Methodology 
  • Cryptographic Techniques for Network Security
  • Introduction to Network Security
  • Networks Simulation
  • Network Software Engineering
  • Network Technologies

English Language Requirements

  • 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:

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

UK
  • A levels – BCC/A*A to include at least one technical subject
  • International Baccalaureate – 26 points including 5 in a Higher Level technical subject
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma/National Diploma – DMM/D*D* in Engineering, ICT or Computing, to include Maths at Level 3
  • Access to HE Diploma – Pass in Engineering with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 27 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction
EU AND INTERNATIONAL
  • International Baccalaureate – 26 points including 5 in a Higher Level technical subject

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13400 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 London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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