Do you have a passion for technology, problem solving and excellent analytical skills? Why not apply these skills to revolutionise computer network performance?
Network engineers develop the infrastructure that enables devices and systems to communicate. Computer networks have become a critical and integral part of all business sectors from banking and finance, to retail and professional services.
On this British Computing Society (BCS) accredited course, you’ll learn how to design, configure and optimise distributed and large-scale networks to create seamless systems which are vital for organisational efficiency and productivity.
The course will cover wired and wireless communication technologies and protocols ranging from traditional ethernet to ad-hoc and cellular, such as 4G and 5G networks. In addition to core computing skills, you will learn the fundamentals of networks including flexibility, scalability, quality of service and the security implications of corporate infrastructures.
Using state of the art network devices in our Cisco laboratory, you’ll put theory into practice by designing and configuring your own networks as well as exploring the latest developments in communication technologies, such as the cloud, the Internet of Things and next-generation networks.
Career opportunities can include roles such as network designer/engineer, network architect, IT manager or information systems manager.
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 100% of our final year students said have supported their learning well and 100% of our final year students said staff are good at explaining things. With 90% of our final year students saying that they were satisfied with the quality of the course, why not visit us to discover the course 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 2020, September 2021
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 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.