Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly onto their chosen Honours degree programme. This practice-based degree will prepare you for a career in a rapidly changing industry that, thanks to new ideas, applications and constantly evolving technology, is a fascinating arena to work in. It includes the latest developments in wired and wireless computer networking and relevant theory to offer a broad view of the networking industry. Supported by teaching in purpose-built laboratories, you’ll use specialist software to develop not only your networking skills and understanding of theory - you’ll also consider the associated legal, social, ethical and commercial issues. You’ll graduate with a range of transferable skills allowing you to work across the computing industry, as well as in other graduate careers. You can take a one-year industrial placement after completing your second year/third year if on Foundation entry. Most placements are UK-based, but we regularly place students in English-speaking workplaces elsewhere in Europe. It is possible to study a year of the course at a university abroad. The taught element of the CNAA qualification is integrated into the course, so you can gain the qualification by taking the CNAA examination. Most students find roles in network management, design and implementation. Others will be employed as security analysts, systems managers and technical support staff. There will also be opportunities in graduate careers that do not require a specific degree. Our innovative course will enable you to work as a network designer, network manager or even a network engineer. With Cisco accreditation and a wide range of transferable skills including project management, group working and communications, you will develop excellent long-term career prospects and a high earning potential. Our graduates have gone on to work in IT support for organisations such as GlaxoSmithKline, Intel, Red Bull, Fujitsu -Siemens and a large defence organisation. Some have undertaken an MSc in computer security while others have gone into teaching.