Network Engineering (Systems Administration) - BSc Hons Degree - Top up

Course Code: IH1HE09
UCAS Code: G421

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Start DateLocationDuration
10/09/2018Bispham Campus1 YearApply
09/09/2019Bispham Campus1 YearApply

Course Overview

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) Network Engineering (Systems Administration) programme, which is accredited through the British Computer Society, aims to redress the balance. It provides students with a trusted route through to their chosen career and employers with the technical experts needed to positively impact their business. This is a one year top up degree which follows on from the successful completion of the FdSc Network Engineering (Systems Administration). A winning combination of technical, academic and transferable skills equips graduates to take up positions as technicians, senior administrators or managers within the IT and related industries.

Entry Requirements

Only students who have studied the Foundation Degree in Network Engineering, Security and Systems Administration (NESSA) at Blackpool and The Fylde College and have achieved a minimum of a pass will be considered for this top-up course.

Qualification Obtained

BSc (Hons) in Network Engineering (Systems admin) - Blackpool and The Fylde College

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

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.

Delivery at honours will place more emphasis on you as an independent learner and bring your research to disseminate, analyse and discuss where appropriate. There is a larger emphasis on theoretical content at Honours level and our aim will be to support you in developing high level skills such as deeper analysis, critical evaluation and reflection.

Where there are practical activities, the basics will be delivered through demonstration and supervised labs, however extending the skills to achieve highly will be your responsibility; the more additional work and research you put in the better the outcomes will be for you.

This is all the more important as the dissertation will be self-managed. Supervisors will be allocated based on level of knowledge academically or technologically to aid in completion of the dissertation yet appointments need to be managed by students to build their ownership of academic progress.

Each module on the course has an expected total learning time broken down as:

  • 48 hours college attendance (lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops)
  • 152 hours independent study

Work Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

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 technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

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