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Computer Networking and Infrastructure Security (including foundation year) - BEng (Hons)

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Why study this course?

Our Computer Networking and Infrastructure Security (including Foundation Year) BEng (Hons) degree has a built-in foundation year, designed to teach you the fundamental principles of computing and prepare you for the rest of your course. You will learn about the concepts of computer networking infrastructure, developing your technical expertise and opening up career opportunities for you in the computing industry.

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More about this course

In your foundation year you’ll gain skills across a variety of subjects including cyber security, logic and problem solving, communications engineering, programming and mathematics. These key skills will ensure you are fully prepared for the following three years of your course. This course shares a foundation year with a number of other foundation year degrees, so in Year 0 you’ll get to study with other students who are interested in a variety of different specialisms.

You’ll benefit from our impressive computer laboratories. London Met is home to the UK’s first-ever Cisco Networking Academy and this course incorporates the complete set of CCNA modules, meaning that you’ll graduate with additional Cisco certifications that are highly sought-after in the industry.

You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.

Following your foundation year, you will study the same course content and get the same choice of modules as those who study our Computer Networking and Cyber Security BSc (Hons) degree.

Assessment

Throughout the course you will be assessed through case studies, research assignments, laboratory-based exams, case studies and a final engineering project or dissertation.

Fees and key information

Course type
Undergraduate
UCAS code H202
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Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent eg Functional Skills at Level 2)

If you meet the UCAS points criteria but obtained a D/3 in English and/or Maths at GCSE, you may be offered a University test in these areas.

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language 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.

Modular structure

Example Year 0 modules include:

  • Cyber Security Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Robotics and Internet of Things
  • Mathematics
  • Programming

Example Year 1 modules include:

  • Communications Engineering
  • Computer Hardware and Software Architecture
  • Electronics Systems 
  • Networking Concepts (CCNA1 and 2)

Example Year 2 modules include:

  • Hardware Infrastructure Securit
  • LAN & WAN (CCNA 3 & 4) 
  • Network Operating Systems
  • Professional Issues, Ethics and Computer Law
  • Work Related Learning 
  • Software Infrastructure Security

Example Year 3 modules include:

  • Network Security (CISCO)
  • Project 
  • Wireless Networks (Cisco)
  • Ethical Hacking
  • IOT Technologies
  • Network and Cloud Security

After the course

Several computing career paths will be available to you upon graduating from this degree. You could find employment in computer programming, computer engineering, administration or systems analysis among many others. 

You could also choose to pursue postgraduate study to raise your earning potential and expand your career options.

What is a degree with foundation year?

This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It's the perfect route into university if you can't meet the necessary entry requirements or don't have the traditional qualifications required to start a standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.

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

Apply to us for September 2019

Applying for a full-time undergraduate degree starting this September is quick and easy – simply call our Clearing hotline on or complete our online Clearing application form.

UK/EU applicants for September full-time entry must apply via UCAS unless specified otherwise.

Applicants for September part-time entry should apply direct to the University using the apply online button.

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 one year before the start of the course.

Our UCAS institution code is L68.

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