BSc (Hons) Computer Networking & IT Security

BSc (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

Academic Level

  • NEB +2 overall aggregate of 2.2 CGPA (55%) or above with each subject (theory and practical) grade D+ or above, and SEE Mathematics score of C+ (50%) or above.
  • For A-Levels, a minimum of 3.5 credits and atleast a grade of D and above.

English Proficiency

  • English NEB XII grade B (60%) or above

      For Level 4 or Year 1 BIT

    • Pass in General Paper or English Language or IELTS 5.5 or PTE 47/ Meeting UCAS Tariff points of 80.

      For Level 4 or Year 1 BBA

    • Pass in General Paper or English Language or IELTS 5.5 or PTE 47/ Meeting UCAS Tariff points of 96.
Students not meeting the aforementioned criterias will have to pursue the University Foundation Course. It is a one-year academic programme of the London Metropolitian University, UK, designed to fulfill undergraduate admission requirements.

 

University Foundation Certificate Entry Requirements

Academic Level

  • Completion of NEB +2 Qualification with an aggregate of 1.8 CGPA (45%) or above with each subject (theory and practical) grade D+ or above, and SEE Mathematics grade of C or above.
  • For A-Levels, a minimum of 3.5 credits, a grade of E and above meeting UCAS Tariff points of 32.

English Proficiency

  • English NEB XII grade C or 1.8 GPA.
  • Pass in General Paper or English at A or AS Levels.

Applicants who do not meet the aforementioned English requirements can substitute with the following standardised English Tests:

  • IELTS overall band 4.5 with minimum 4.5 in each band.
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Score above 34.

Semester 1

  • Academic English for Undergraduate Study | 30 Credits
  • Undergraduate Study and Research Skills | 30 Credits
  • Foundational Mathematics | 15 Credits
  • Introduction 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