Glyndwr University School of Business

Computer Networks and Security 

Glyndwr University School of Business
In Wrexham

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Wrexham (Wales)
Start Different dates available
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Wrexham (Wales)
  • Start:
    Different dates available

Why choose this course? Computer systems and networks link people and businesses on a global scale. Business and industry is dependent on diverse network technologies, and there is high demand for professionals to design and manage efficient networked systems.   This is a technology-infused course that includes a mix of technology, security and networking modules with many hands-on opportunities. There is an emphasis on the installation, operation security, and maintenance of computer systems and networks used in business and industry.   The course will equip you with the essential skills not only to be able to design and implement systems, but also manage them effectively and ensure that the people using them benefit from their full potential. You will learn how to manage, design, implement, configure, and operate secure networks on a professional footing and how to identify a range of significant threats to network security and formulate and implement defence strategies and mechanisms.   You can also choose to study this course as a foundation year BSc (Hons) Computer Networks and Security (4 years including foundation year) UCAS code:I566   This course is available as an integrated masters MComp Computer Networks and Security.

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What you'll learn on the course

IT Security
Skills and Training
Network Training
IT Development
Network security

Course programme

  • Extensive PC and networked computer facilities with Internet access.
  • A specialist computer laboratory dedicated to computer networking.
  • The computing subject area is a recognised Cisco Academy. You have the opportunity to complete the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) qualification whilst studying for your degree.
  • Cisco Systems state-of-the-art equipment is used in practical sessions.
  • Accreditation is being sought for the honours degree from the British Computer Society (BCS) which would mean that you would gain exemption from part 1 and part 2 of the Society’s Professional Examinations.
  • This course responds to identified skills gaps and you will develop the critical understanding, knowledge and skills needed for successful employment.
  • The University is home to ARCLab, which specializes in research in the field of Computing and Computer Science.

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Year 1 (Level 4)

Your first year contains essential fundamental material which is relevant in all of our computing programmes. You will learn both subject specific skills along with transferable skills which will increase your employability prospects.

With the support of your tutors, you will learn about some of the essential facts, concepts, techniques, design process and context of computer networks. You will also learn about hardware issues, including interfacing and data communications, and their impact on the overall design and performance of computer based systems.


  • Network Technologies
  • Computer Systems
  • Managing Data
  • Problem Solving with Programming
  • Professional Development in Computing: Information Engineering

Optional Modules

  • Computational Thinking
  • Computing Maths
  • Digital Media Principles
  • Student Initiated Module (SIM4)
  • Web Technologies
  • CCNA R&S - Routing and Switching Essentials
  • CCNA R&S Introduction to Networks
  • Intro to JavaScript programming and DOM scripting
  • IT Business Graphics

Year 2 (Level 5)

Your second year continues teaching you the fundamentals of the discipline, and more specialist modules start to be introduced. You will enhance your computing and investigative skills by applying them in laboratory and practical work to areas such as network design. You will also undertake a group project, incorporating a feasibility study, to design, produce and test a prototype of a network system or product. By the end of your second year you will be able to demonstrate the fundamental interpersonal, organisational and study skills needed for undergraduate study and for lifelong learning in a career as a professional networking engineer.


  • Server Technology
  • Data Communications and Networks
  • Responsible Computing
  • Group Project Implementation
  • Group Project Design

Optional Modules

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Internet and Mobile App Development
  • Student Initiated Module (SIM5)
  • Applied Programming
  • Human Computer Relationships
  • CCNA Routing and Switching: Connecting Networks
  • CCNA R&S Scaling Networks
  • Databases and Web-based Information Systems
  • Agile Application Development
  • Database Administration and Optimisation

Year 3 (Level 6)

Once you reach your final year, you will further develop your skills through taught modules and research, with a focus on the latest developments in your chosen discipline. You will also undertake an individual final year project, which will help prepare you for the kind of tasks and situations you may encounter in the workplace. The final year practical and project work will further develop your in-depth specialist knowledge, understanding and practical skills within key areas of the discipline, as applied to the development of networking systems and services using current and emerging technologies.


  • Project
  • Applied Network Security
  • Network Management
  • 21st Century Computing
  • IT Project Management

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

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