Why study this course?
Our Computer Networking and Cloud Security (including foundation year) BEng (Hons) degree has a built-in foundation year which will expose you to the importance of network security, the range of threats to network infrastructure, how these threats work, what vulnerabilities exist in the protocols, possible threats and mitigations to those attacks.
You’ll learn about the concepts of computer networking cloud security, developing your technical expertise and opening up career opportunities for you in the the computer networking and cyber security industry.
More about this course
In your foundation year you’ll gain skills across a variety of subjects including cyber security, logic and problem solving, communications engineering, programming and mathematics. These key skills will ensure you are fully prepared for the following three years of your course. This course shares a foundation year with a number of other foundation year degrees in our School of Computing and Digital Media, so your foundation year is a great opportunity to study with other students who are interested in a variety of different specialisms.
You’ll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.
Following your foundation year, you will study the same course content and get the same choice of modules as those who study our Computer Networking and Cloud Security BSc (Hons) degree.
Accreditation of Prior Learning
Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.
Example Year 0 modules include:
- Cyber Security Fundamentals
- Introduction to Robotics and Internet of Things
Example Year 1 modules include:
- Communications Engineering
- Computer Hardware and Software Architecture
- Electronics Systems
- Networking Concepts (CCNA 1 and 2)
Example Year 2 modules include:
- Mobile Communications Systems
- Microprocessors & Embedded Systems
- Network Operating Systems
- Enterprise Network and Security
- Work Related Learning
Example Year 3 modules include:
- Network Security 1 (CISCO)
- Network Security 2 (CISCO
- Next Gen Firewalls for Network and Cloud Security (Palo Alto)
- Cyber Security Operations (CCNA Cisco Cyber Ops)
- Wireless Networks (Cisco)
- Ethical Hacking
- IoT Systems and Security
Where this course can take you
Several computing career paths will be available to you upon graduating from this degree. You could find employment in computer programming, computer engineering, administration or systems analysis among many others.
You could also choose to pursue postgraduate study to raise your earning potential and expand your career options.