Why study this course?
Welcome to the next step on your path to a career in computer networking and cloud security. Taught in our School of Computing and Digital Media, this course will equip you with the latest technical and practical knowledge of computer networks, along with the cloud and security technologies that are indispensable for both business and personal users. As you progress through this specialist programme you’ll acquire the skills to assess, plan, design and develop secure and reliable networks and systems.
During your studies on this Computer Networking and Cloud Security BEng course you’ll learn
- to secure systems from hardware and software vulnerabilities and organised hacking through a Cisco and Palo Alto based skills-set
- prevention methods to both known and unknown attacks and the features of next generation firewalls, including user identification, data/URL filtering and denial of service prevention
Supported by training in its theory, our practice-led approach makes use of the equipment and tools which are considered indispensable across the industry, which in turn best prepare you as you make a start on your career. This computer networking and cloud security undergraduate course will ensure you graduate with the relevant skills for your next job, but it doesn’t stop there. You’ll also have a range of stimulating optional modules to choose from. Then there’s our Network Academy, which provides the opportunity to gain additional professional qualifications (Cisco and Palo Alto certification).
This degree is career-focused and vocational elements are integrated within the course content. With these skills you’ll hit the ground running to begin your career in the exciting and growing field of cyber security operations!
More about this course
Our Computer Networking and Cloud Security BEng combines theory with hands-on practice in our state-of-the-art networking and virtual laboratories. London Met is the proud home of the UK’s first ever Cisco Networking Academy and the first ever Palo Alto Networks regional academy.
The course also incorporates Cisco CCNA, CCNA security, CCNA infrastructure security essentials, CCNA cyber operations and Palo Alto Gateway and infrastructure configuration – this industrial recognition will give you a competitive advantage, graduating with an abundance of sought-after and recognised certifications in addition to your degree.
Throughout the course you will be supported by highly-qualified teaching staff who have strong links with industry.
You can get a taste for life at our School of Computing and Digital Media by taking a look at our showcase of recent student work.
You'll be assessed through coursework reports, case studies, individual and group research assignments, written and laboratory-based examinations and a final engineering project or dissertation. You'll receive regular, supportive feedback throughout the course.
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In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
- a minimum grades CCD, one of which must be from a relevant subject (or a minimum of 88 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Progression Diploma or Access to HE Diploma of 60 credits)
- English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/4 or above
If you don't have traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree may still be able to gain entry by completing our Computer Networking and Cloud Security (including foundation year) BEng (Hons) degree.
Accreditation of Prior Learning
Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course at London Met. Find out more about applying for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).
English language requirements
To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. This course requires you to meet our standard requirements.
If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.
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 and 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
This course will give you the key skills, knowledge and experience needed to succeed in the networking and security industry.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
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How to apply
If you're a UK applicant wanting to study full-time starting in September, you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified. If you're an international applicant wanting to study full-time, you can choose to apply via UCAS or directly to the University.
If you're applying for part-time study, you should apply directly to the University. If you require a Student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.
When to apply
The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.
If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.To find out when teaching for this degree will begin, as well as welcome week and any induction activities, view our academic term dates.
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