Network Engineering Security and Systems Administration - BSc Hons (Lancaster University)
Qualification Obtained: BSc (Hons) in Network Engineering, Security and Systems Administration
Recent years have witnessed the emergence of a technical skills gap in the IT industry, caused by the marked lack of appropriate higher level qualifications. The BSc (Hons) and Foundation Degree programmes in Network Engineering, Security and Systems Administration aim to redress the balance. They provide students with a trusted route through to their chosen career and employers with the technical experts needed to positively impact their business. A winning combination of technical and transferable skills equips graduates to take up positions as technicians, senior administrators or managers within the IT and related industries. The CISCO-specific content of the course enhances graduates’ employability further.
Course Entry Requirements
Only students who have studied the Foundation Degree Network Engineering Security and Systems Administration (NESSA) at Blackpool and The Fylde College and achieved a PASS will be considered for this top-up course.
2017 Entry Requirements
A new UCAS Tariff will be used for courses starting from September 2017, the new entry requirements are as follows;
Only students who have studied the Foundation Degree in Network Engineering, Security and Systems Admin (NESSA) at Blackpool and The Fylde College and have achieved a minimum of a pass will be considered for this top-up course.
Career Options and Progression
Honours graduates are expected to progress into the IT, Technical and Networking industries as managers. With the current shortage of IT technical expertise the employment prospects in this field are particularly good.
Modules and Assessment
Only students who have studied the Foundation Degree in Network Engineering, Security and Systems Admin (NESSA) at Blackpool and The Fylde College and have achieved a minimum of a pass will be considered for this top-up course.he BSc (Hons) and Foundation Degree programmes in Network Engineering, Security and Systems Administration have been developed to provide the technical and professional skills required by the IT, technical and networking industries. On the technical side these broadly incorporate networking/hardware skills, skills to embed security within systems, along with infrastructures, and configuration and maintenance skills for server-based solutions. Transferable skills include the ability to work independently and with others, the ability to take instruction and work to deadlines, adaptability, creativity, along with communication and problem solving skills.
Year - Level 6 (120 credits)
CMP650 Dissertation - 40 credits
CMP651 Computing Ethics & Law - 20 credits
CMP652 Distributed Systems - 20 credits
CMP653 Corporate Network Strategies - 20 credits
CMP654 Advanced Communications - 20 credits
Each individual module has a detailed assessment strategy that reflects that particular module’s aims and objectives. A range of assessment techniques are employed, of which exams are just one: others include case studies, oral presentations, written assignments and practical assessments.
The assessment breakdown for each module is as follows:
CMP650 Dissertation - 100% coursework
CMP651 Computing Ethics and Law - 40% coursework, 60% examination
CMP652 Distributed Systems - 40% coursework, 60% examination
CMP653 Corporate Network Strategies - 70% coursework, 30% practical
CMP654 Advanced Communications - 40% coursework, 60% examination
Teaching and Learning Methods
The programme content is delivered via informal lectures, tutor-led whole group discussions, student presentations, technical workshops, computer laboratory activities, group work, group and individual research and seminars.
The breakdown between class contact, directed study and personal study is as follows:
- Class contact - 48 hours
- Directed study - 48 hours
- Personal study - 104 hours
Work Placement and Field Trips
There is no work placement included on this course.
All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant vocational and industrial experience and professional practice.
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You should be aware that there may be additional costs to consider such as optional educational visits and photocopying/printing.
Resources required to achieve the learning outcomes of the programme are provided by the College.
Regulation and Accreditation
This programme is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
Terms and Conditions
Read our full terms and conditions for more information.
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