801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2020
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2019
201+
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Tees Valley, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, TS1 3BX, United Kingdom

Cybersecurity and Networks (with Industry Experience) - Teesside University

**Course overview**: Network technologies are constantly evolving and underpin almost everything we do. This degree provides a hands-on approach and strong emphasis on network infrastructure, particularly how you can create and manage secure networks. This course includes a placement year. You study a curriculum that meets the growing needs of industry and the course has been developed with input from leading international providers and local businesses. You can be part of the next generation of network and security graduates to support and enhance the world economy, through social developments, medical systems, education, financial institutions or heavy industry. You explore a range of different network platforms and learn about their applications: how different network architectures are used in industry; network convergence; how to deliver excellent server administration and enterprise server management; investigation of mobile services; implementing network virtualisation and virtual network security; and understanding the needs of specialist networks such as automotive, robotic and sensor networks. There may also be the opportunity to achieve Cisco certification during the first two years of your course. The computer security element of this course starts with an investigation into data collection and the inherent security, ethical, legal, social and professional issues. You also study information security management principles including security for cloud-based systems, before studying advanced security techniques in your final year. You will spend one year learning and developing your skills through work experience. You will have a dedicated work placement officer and the University's award-winning careers service to assist you with applying for a placement. Advice is also available on job hunting and networking. Employers are often invited to the University to meet you and present you with opportunities for work placements. By taking a work placement year you gain experience favoured by graduate recruiters and develop your technical skillset. You also obtain the transferable skills required in any professional environment, including communication, negotiation, teamwork, leadership, organisation, confidence, self-reliance, problem-solving, being able to work under pressure, and commercial awareness. **After the course**: Most graduates seek careers in companies directly or indirectly linked to computing, web, digital media, journalism, media, games or animation. However, in addition to these digital industries your skills and knowledge will also be relevant to the automobile, manufacturing, health and charitable industries, to name just a few.