Our BSc (Hons) in Computer Networks (Top-Up) course is specifically aimed at those who have already obtained a relevant HND or Foundation Degree and who are interested in building on this to develop a higher level of knowledge and understanding of Computer Networks.
This course examines the networking and computer technology which provides us with the data links for social network, business and enterprise, and information that we have become reliant upon in our everyday lives. You will already have experience of local area networks, and this course extends that knowledge to networks which encompass a country, or indeed between countries.
You will study both wired and wireless networks and at the same time develop an appreciation of ubiquitous computing. This course provides you with an opportunity to develop skills in problem solving, analysis and design, as well as management within a technologically engaging subject. We aim to produce skilled graduates who are able to make a positive contribution within the global, networked, community.
On this course you will be given the opportunity to further develop your knowledge and understanding of computer networks and security.
Our course is flexible enough to allow you pursue an area of particular interest such as project management.
To support this activity you will also engage in studies focused on developing your academic and employability skills, and you will have ample opportunity to apply your theoretical learning an individual project.
You will benefit from hands on practical experience in our dedicated Network lab and from the knowledge and expertise of an academic team which includes the UK’s only Oracle Professor of Database Technology.
We also have staff who are involved in a number of fields, especially mobile and ubiquitous computing and security. They work on projects with a variety of agencies, both national and international which allows them to bring their research and experience to their teaching.
We are a Cisco Regional Academy as well as a Microsoft IT Academy Program Member and have labs dedicated to these functions.
You will be offered the opportunity to undertake a placement year, where you gain invaluable experience in the workplace. Many students have found this to be a real asset when it comes to finding a job after graduation.
Computer Networks graduates are faced with a variety of career opportunities, both nationally and internationally. These include network design, construction and maintenance. There is a strong demand for graduates with network security skills.
You could also choose to continue your studies at postgraduate level or pursue a career in research.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
Accredited by the British Computer Society – The Chartered Institute for IT, for IEng
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course
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The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2011/2. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 323403
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study
Students commencing a degree course on or after the 1st September 2012, “end-on” to a foundation degree or HND course (i.e. where there is no gap in study other than the vacation period) and remain on the same mode of study, will be classed as a continuing student. Continuing students are not subject to the new fees and will be charged at the lower rate rather than new fees indicated above. Fees are per academic year and are subject to an annual increase.