BSc (Hons) top-up Computing with Networking

Start date(s):
11 Sep 2017
1 year
Level 6
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Part Time
Attendance Type:
Attendance Pattern:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
£3000 per year


The computing sector is experiencing more growth than any other area of business, which means computing graduates will be in demand by employers. This new and dynamic programme, which focuses on computer network technologies, will top-up your foundation degree in an IT related area to a degree.

You will develop practical skills in designing and building networks and expertise in five key areas of network management such as fault, configuration, accounting, performance and security. For each of these areas you will learn about available protocols and how to analyse different models and standards.


Research Methods – this module aims to introduce a variety of research methodologies and examines how to specify and contextualise a research problem, collect data, analyse and present data and evaluate the methodology applied.

Project Management – this module aims to develop a modern approach to the design, implementation and management of IT related projects applying latest principles, techniques and research.

Network Management – this module examines the standards, models and protocols of the five key activities associated with network management including: fault, configuration, accounting, performance and security and how to analyse their effectiveness.

Computing Project - This module enables learners to explore computing, information and communications technologies in substantial depth. It provides learners the opportunity to develop their abilities in solution development and gain practical experience of independent learning and reflective practice in solution development.

Ethical Hacking – this module develops your knowledge and understanding of ethical hacking, which is about locating and strengthening security weaknesses in computer systems. You will also investigate a range of legal and social aspects in the ethical hacking domain.

Routing and Switching – this module incorporates CCNA certification and focuses on the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks.


Day and time of study will be confirmed before the start of your course.

You could progress to a master's degree or apply for a wide range of graduate level jobs in the industry.

What else?

The industry standard CCNA certification is included as part of this programme.


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Entry Criteria

HND or foundation degree in a subject related to computing / IT with 240 credits or equivalent of a recognised UK undergraduate award in a relevant subject.