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Why choose this course? Cyber Security is a rapidly expanding area with exciting career opportunities. A variety of telecommunications such as the internet and wireless technology are used in our everyday lives and essential for industry. Our dynamic degree aims to enhance your career prospects through working on real live projects and work placements and to meet the future needs of the IT industry. Developed to be in line with our research strengths within the computing department, our course is not all about theory; you will have the opportunity to undertake real life projects in your second and third years, preparing you for work within the industry. This course is intended to address the advances in telecommunications. Due to its delivery being within the computing department it concentrates on the delivery of computer based solutions and the protocols associated with this technology. Studying Cyber Security will give students a deep understanding of IP telephony and the future and emerging technologies associated with this area. Opportunities are given to students to build and configure telecommunications system as well as the necessary support systems to enable them to work in a production environment. Additionally the course explores the issues associated with managing these types of systems and in particular the necessary aspects of network security. This degree combines aspects of computer science, computer programming and software development with some elements of electrical engineering. You will gain an understanding of the theory behind telecommunications, new techniques and future developments and learn through practical tasks enabling you to become a versatile and knowledgeable practitioner. You can also choose to study this course as a foundation year BSc (Hons) Cyber Securitys (4 years including foundation year) UCAS Code: H098
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- IT Security
- Skills and Training
- IT Development
- Network Training
- Network security
- Opportunities for work placements relevant to your degree.
- Research active department in Future and Emerging Technologies.
- The department has been successful in achieving funding for developing a range of intelligent kitchen appliances for use by elderly or disabled people and continues to develop research projects.
- Award-winning Computing department – judged ‘world leading’ in the last UK research assessment (RAE 2008).
- The University is home to ARCLab, which specializes in research in the field of Computing and Computer Science.
- Newly refurbished IT labs.
- Host of biennial internet research conference attracting delegates from across the world.
- Accredited Cisco Networking academy.
- Strong links with local companies and employers.
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
- Computing Maths
- Digital Media Principles
- Student Initiated Module (SIM4)
- Web Technologies
- CCNA R&S - Routing and Switching Essentials
- CCNA R&S Introduction to Networks
- IT Business Graphics
- IT for Information Analysis
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 that are relevant to the discipline of telecommunications and computer network management and 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/telecommunications engineer.
- Server Technology
- Data Communications and Networks
- Responsible Computing
- Group Project Implementation
- Group Project Design
- Internet and Mobile App Development
- Student Initiated Module (SIM5)
- CCNA Routing and Switching: Connecting Networks
- CCNA R&S Scaling Networks
- Databases and Web-based Information Systems
- Agile Application Development
- Database Administration and Optimisation
- Cyber Security and Forensics
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 telecommunications systems and services using current and emerging technologies.
- Ethical Hacking
- Applied Network Security
- 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.