Computer networks are an integral part of business and as such our Computer Networks course will equip you with the skills you need to design, configure, manage and administer distributed network systems to a professional standard. As part of the course, you will look at computer and networking infrastructures and characteristics like flexibility, scalability, performance, resilience, quality of service and security, and design choices and implications of corporate infrastructure.
You will be well prepared for the world of work, gaining experience of project management, team working, presentation skills and working to deadlines in your first two years. You can opt to spend your third year on a work placement, meaning you will graduate with a year's work experience to add to your CV.
This course is also accredited by the British Computing Society (BCS), recognised by employers nationally and overseas. To be awarded Chartered IT Professional status from BCS you will need to complete a year of further learning beyond graduation, details of which can be found on the BCS website.
Computing has may specialist areas and it can be difficult to know what area you’d like to specialise in at this stage. All courses within the Department of Computing & Informatics share a common first year, so this gives you the time to really explore the subject before you decide which career path interests you most. We will give you the opportunity to change your degree title to another in the framework at the end of your first year should you choose to do so:
- BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology
- BSc (Hons) Computing
- BSc (Hons) Cyber Security Management
- BSc (Hons) Data Science & Analytics
- BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing & Security
- BSc (Hons) Information Technology Management
- BSc (Hons) Software Engineering
We have specialist computing suites on campus which 89% of our final year students said they could access when they needed to. Why not visit us to discover these for yourself or join us on live chat now to find out more?
All statistics shown are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.
Next start date:
September 2019, September 2020
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
4 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement or 3 years full-time. You will be enrolled onto the 4-year degree, but can opt out of the placement year
British Computer Society
All subjects considered
For September 2019 and September 2020 entry: 104-120 UCAS tariff points including 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our full entry requirements.