United Kingdom

University of the West of Scotland

151-200 th
Young University Rankings 2017
501–600 th
World University Rankings 2018
Paisley Campus, Paisley, PA1 2BE, United Kingdom

University of the West of Scotland

Computer Networking BSc Hons (Sandwich)

This programme equips you with the skills to specialise in networking and IT infrastructure. The programme includes study of the worldwide recognised Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) qualification. Other topics include a variety of system management skills in Windows, Unix and virtualisation, along with specialisms such as wireless networks and cybersecurity. There is the optional to take a full time placement over a minimum of 36 weeks, leading to a sandwich award. Graduates of this degree work in companies including BT, Fanduel, Google, HP, IBM, Iomart and Morgan Stanley in a wide variety of roles mainly relating to network infrastructure management. The Honours degree is currently accredited by the British Computer Society, and will remain so, subject to reaccreditation by the BCS in 2017/18 - for full details see our website. Course content Year 1 Computing topics include basic web authoring and the operation of computing hardware and software Year 2 You will examine networking infrastructure, such as routers and switches and undertake a group project or placement. At the end of second year, you will be ready to sit the industry-recognised CCNA certification Sandwich Placement (optional) You may take a paid full-time placement over a minimum 36 weeks duration, leading to a sandwich award. This can be taken between years 2 and 3 or years 3 and 4. Year 3 Studies include exploring the Windows and Unix/Linux system administration, data security and the operation of networks and preparation for your Honours project Year 4 (Honours) You will study more advanced networking topics, including wireless networks, virtualisation, security and network automation, and undertake a network project designed to integrate your knowledge and skills. Career prospects Graduates of this degree work in companies including BT, Fanduel, Google, HP, IBM, Iomart and Morgan Stanley in a wide variety of roles mainly relating to network infrastructure management. Placement/Work-based learning You may undertake full-time or part-time placements in a commercial organisation. In recent years students have undertaken placements with Baillie-Gifford, the Department for International Development and Peugeot-Citroen. Study abroad You may study abroad while gaining credit towards your degree at one of our 80 educational partner organisations. Professional recognition The Honours degree is currently accredited by the British Computer Society, and will remain so, subject to reaccreditation by the BCS in 2017/18 - for full details see our website.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    5 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Lanarkshire Campus,Hamilton
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science - BSc
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    New College Lanarkshire,Cumbernauld
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £7,250
  • Wales Year 1 £7,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £7,250
  • International Year 1 £10,500