B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Networking & IT Security

B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Networking & IT Security

Intakes

  • Autumn Semester
  • Spring Semester

Overview

The complexity of networking and the severity of security challenges the world faces today require a background comprised of multiple courses from fundamentals to integrated topics. This program gives students an extensive grounding in traditional network and security protocols, as well as preparation for technologies such as wired and wireless networking, VOIP, virtualization and others only now emerging. London Metropolitan University is a certified Cisco Academy, and one of the very few places in the UK which has been certified by Cisco Systems to provide both CCNA and CCNP training. This will put our graduates ahead by having some of the most sought-after professional qualifications in the industry.

Course Content

Year 1

  • Information Systems 
  • Programming 
  • Communications Engineering
  • Networking Concepts (CCNA 1 & 2)

Year 2

  • Security in Computing 
  • Risk, Crisis and Security Management 
  • Networks and Operating Systems
  • Professional Issues, Ethics and Computer Law 
  • LAN & WAN (CCNA 3 & 4)

Year 3

  • Network Security (Cisco) 
  • Ethical Hacking 
  • Work Related Learning II 
  • Project 
  • Digital Crime Investigation

Career Prospects

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Network Administrator | Information Security Representative | Network & Security Designer Network Engineer | Network Tech Consultant | LAN/WAN Specialist | Ethical Hacker

Entry Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Track
  • HSEB 10+2 overall aggregate of 55% and above, Year 12 English score 60% and above, and SLC Mathematics score of 50% above, or
  • 2 ‘A’ Level passes with minimum grades A to C or 3 ‘A’ Level passes with minimum grades D and above; and General Paper (A or AS Level) or English (A or AS Level) with Grade E and above.

Applicants who do not meet the above mentioned English requirements can substitute with the following English Tests: IELTS 5.5 and above (minimum score of 5.5 in each component) or Pearson Test of English Score above 47.

Students not meeting the Entry Requirements will have to pursue iAcademy’s University Foundation Certificate (UFC). UFC is a one year academic programme awarded by iAcademy (New Zealand) and articulated with advanced standing by London Metropolitan University (UK). 

 

University Foundation Certificate Entry Requirements
  • HSEB +2 total aggregate of 45% and above, and Year 12 English score of  45% and above, or
  • 2 ‘A’ level subject passes, and a pass in General Paper (A or AS Level) or English (A or AS Level) with Grade E and above.

Applicants who do not meet the above mentioned English requirements can substitute with the following English Tests: IELTS 4.5 and above or Pearson Test of English Score above 37.

Semester 1

  • Academic English for Undergraduate Study: 30 Credits
  • Undergraduate Study and Research Skills: 30 Credits
  • Foundational Mathematics: 15 Credits
  • Introducation to IT: 15 Credits

Semester 2

  • Academic English for Undergraduate Study: 30 Credits
  • Undergraduate Study and Research Skills: 30 Credits
  • Foundational Statistics: 15 Credits
  • Introduction to Business: 15 Credits

All other qualifications are revaluated on a case-by-case basis by London Metropolitan University