Computer networks play a vital role in all aspects of business, government, and public services. This course will provide you with knowledge and practical skills to design and manage computer networks at small and large organisations and to engineer new technologies that will influence the future of the industry. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) which means that it meets all of the academic requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). We pay Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) student membership fees for all of our students. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE: Our new £1m network laboratory rivals anything available at other UK universities. It will give you in-lab and remote access to over 250 servers in a data centre-like environment. You will get the chance to configure, experiment with, and manage different networking technologies. You can learn various programming languages such as Java, PHP and C, and you can use a wide range of network analysis tools such as OPNET and Wireshark. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? The emphasis of this course is on problem-solving and student-centred with practical network design projects linked both to the curriculum and real world applications. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED: The core curriculum can prepare you for obtaining industry-standard vendor certifications, such as Cisco or HP, while optional units allow you to tailor your degree to such specific interests as network management, network security, or network applications. You can also apply to do an optional year-long placement in industry which will put you ahead of the field when applying for graduate jobs. AFTER THE COURSE: The demand for computer networks specialists continues to grow and graduates from this course work with big brands and global corporations such as Cisco, IBM, HP, Microsoft, KPMG, PWC, BAE Systems, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Barclays.