Do you want to learn how to create and maintain in-house computer systems? This practical degree programme, accredited by the British Computer Society, will help you to develop an in-depth understanding of the major components and principles underpinning computer network technologies. Students studying computer systems and networks at Solent have the opportunity to use industry standard facilities throughout their studies. Our EC Council certified security and networking labs feature a wide variety of equipment from Cisco (including Cisco Packet Tracer), Fluke and HP, as well as high-fidelity simulation systems like the market-leading Opnet. Students also have free access to our devices lab, where they can test their projects on a variety of different computing devices. Students are able to select optional units in the third year of study. These units include communication signal processing and network management. Selecting optional units allows computing students to tailor their degree to an area they would like to progress into after graduation. Employability is deeply embedded in this course, and students have the opportunity to study for the Cisco and Microsoft certification schemes alongside their regular studies. Employability skills are also taught throughout the programme, and students are supported to develop a range of transferable skills that include project management, problem solving and analytics.