Computer Networking and Infrastructure Security - BEng (Hons)

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Why study this course?

If you want to learn how to secure the computer networking infrastructures from hardware/software vulnerabilities and organised hacking through Cisco and Palo Alto based skills-set then this an unparalleled engineering course. The course is career-focused and vocational elements are integrated within the course content.

You will learn fundamental principles such as Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), routing and switching, before mprogressing to specialist technologies including firewalls and cyber security.

Addressing the skills-shortage in the area of intelligent hardware/software systems and applied robotics, this course offers better employment prospects through hands-on experience closely linked to industrial practices. You will have a range of stimulating optional modules to choose.

More about this course

The course 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.

Assessment

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.

Fees and key information

Course type
Undergraduate
UCAS code H201
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Entry requirements

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

Advanced entry applicants or applicants with relevant professional qualifications or extensive professional experience will also be considered on a case by case basis.

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 Computing, Technology and Mathematics Extended Degree, which starts with a foundation year.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Modular structure

Example modules include:

  • CCNA 1 and 2 (Networking Concepts)
  • Communications Engineering
  • Electronic Systems
  • Computer HW and SW Architecture
  • CCNA 3 and 4 (LAN & WAN)
  • Network Operating Systems
  • Hardware Infrastructure Security
  • Software Infrastructure Security
  • Work Related Learning
  • Project
  • Network Security (CCNA Security)
  • Network and Cloud Security
  • Wireless Networks (CCNA Wireless)
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Extension of Knowledge
  • Creating a Winning Business 1

After the course

This course will give you the key skills, knowledge and experience needed to succeed in the networking and security industry.

Additional costs

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/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.

UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.

Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) 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.

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