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Key details

Attendance Full-time
Duration 3 years
Code I120
Attendance Part-time
Duration 6 years
Code I120
Awarding Body University of Bolton
Level BSc (Hons)
Start Date 12/09/2022

Course overview

Talk to the tutor before you apply, email information@bradfordcollege.ac.uk to book a 1-2-1 call.

Our innovative course combines the study of secure networked systems, infrastructure and associated services and therefore aims to provide you not only with a core set of technical skills, but the knowledge of technology to best use them.

We also aim to prepare you for the competitive computing industry by training you in a range of vendors, which is increasingly sought after in the sector.

In your final year, you will have the freedom to specialise in a preferred area of study, which your Final Year Project will be based around.

We also place particular emphasis on employment in the field, and your accumulative body of work will be brought together to form a portfolio to showcase to potential employers.

Our degree course is an opportunity for you to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to address industry challenges and meet the demand.

We have a three-year programme for those who meet the UCAS points. This can be studied on a full-time basis (three years) or on a part-time basis (six years). We also have a four-year programme which includes a foundation year for those who may not have achieved the required UCAS points. This can be studied on a full-time basis only.

If you only need to study the Top-up level 6, this can be studied on a one-year full-time basis or a two-year part-time basis.

Why choose this course?

Today’s businesses demand the ability to have computer systems and networks, which operate on a global scale. You’ll learn from a well-rounded curriculum in computer network infrastructure, programming, server systems, security theory and practice, as well as management-level skills, maximizing your career potential.

You will:

  • learn within a practical lab environment
  • develop critical skills and cutting edge thinking to gain the confidence to keep up with the fast pace of change in this field
  • develop technical knowledge of the installation, operation security, and maintenance of computer systems and networks used in business and industry
  • develop industry-critical key skills such as team working, communication and business skills
  • learn the fundamentals of data communications and how to apply this knowledge to manage, design, implement, configure and operate secure networks on a professional footing
  • learn how to identify a range of significant threats to network security and formulate and implement defence strategies.
  • have the opportunity to gain additional accreditation from Cisco, CompTIA and AWS.
  • have opportunities to work on real-life projects

 

What you'll study

The course uses a wide range of learning methods with a focus on practical workshops. These are designed to allow you to develop your skills and knowledge in a supportive environment.

Additionally, although contact hours are tutor and group-based, independent learning is increasingly developed throughout the course, and actively encouraged for your personal development; use of problem-based exercises and relevant scenarios aid this process.

It allows students who have not achieved the required entry requirements to enrol on to the 4-year degree programme.

Foundation Year modules will include (entry with 48 UCAS points – 4-year programme):

  • Computers in Society
  • Skills for IT
  • Problem Solving
  • Information System
  • Digital Security
  • Design and Modelling

Year 1 (Level 4) modules will include (entry with 80 UCAS points – 3-year programme):

  • Automated Security Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Academic Skills
  • End Point Management
  • Coding and API Principles
  • Introduction to Network Environments
  • Introduction to Server Management

Year 2 (Level 5) modules will include:

  • Helpdesk Management
  • System Administration and Operation
  • Network Performance Monitoring
  • Routing and Switching Environments
  • Core Security Implementation and Management
  • Cloud Concepts (AWS)

Year 3 (Level 6) modules will include:

  • Scaling Networks for the Enterprise
  • Network Vulnerability Management
  • Cloud Solutions (AWS)
  • Employability Skills for Computer Graduates
  • Final Year Project

Bradford College has joined the prestigious worldwide AWS Academy program from Amazon Web Services (AWS). All HE computing students will be given an opportunity to enhance their employability skills, helping to make them ready for the world of work.

AWS Academy is a global program that provides educational institutions with access to cloud computing content to support student learning in a competitive digital workplace. As a member of the AWS Academy, Bradford College will help students become proficient and certified in the use of AWS technologies and ready to join the dynamic cloud IT workforce.

  • The course uses a wide range of learning methods with a focus on practical workshops. These are designed to allow you to develop your skills and knowledge in a supportive environment.

    Additionally, although contact hours are tutor and group-based, independent learning is increasingly developed throughout the course, and actively encouraged for your personal development; use of problem-based exercises and relevant scenarios aid this process.

  • It allows students who have not achieved the required entry requirements to enrol on to the 4-year degree programme.

    Foundation Year modules will include (entry with 48 UCAS points – 4-year programme):

    • Computers in Society
    • Skills for IT
    • Problem Solving
    • Information System
    • Digital Security
    • Design and Modelling
  • Year 1 (Level 4) modules will include (entry with 80 UCAS points – 3-year programme):

    • Automated Security Fundamentals
    • Introduction to Academic Skills
    • End Point Management
    • Coding and API Principles
    • Introduction to Network Environments
    • Introduction to Server Management
  • Year 2 (Level 5) modules will include:

    • Helpdesk Management
    • System Administration and Operation
    • Network Performance Monitoring
    • Routing and Switching Environments
    • Core Security Implementation and Management
    • Cloud Concepts (AWS)
  • Year 3 (Level 6) modules will include:

    • Scaling Networks for the Enterprise
    • Network Vulnerability Management
    • Cloud Solutions (AWS)
    • Employability Skills for Computer Graduates
    • Final Year Project
  • Bradford College has joined the prestigious worldwide AWS Academy program from Amazon Web Services (AWS). All HE computing students will be given an opportunity to enhance their employability skills, helping to make them ready for the world of work.

    AWS Academy is a global program that provides educational institutions with access to cloud computing content to support student learning in a competitive digital workplace. As a member of the AWS Academy, Bradford College will help students become proficient and certified in the use of AWS technologies and ready to join the dynamic cloud IT workforce.

Assessment

Assessment is centred on the practical and professional skills required by the industry, and therefore you will be specifically focusing on deriving a solution to a specified problem through researching, analysing and evaluating the issue.

This creates a workload which is mostly practical but will be built on through written work such as reports and essays.

Group work is also used to promote transferable skills where appropriate.

Entry requirements

UCAS tariff points
80
UCAS tariff points (for foundation year entry)
48
GCSE Maths
Grade 4 or C
GCSE English
Grade 4 or C

Applications are welcomed and encouraged by those who do not meet the standard entry requirements but can demonstrate the ability to study at Higher Education level.

Some credit points may be built up through prior learning and experience.

For further information please email HEComputing@bradfordcollege.ac.uk.

We also consider individual applicants who can demonstrate relevant learning, work/voluntary experience, using our Recognition of Prior Learning process. Please contact the admission team for further information and support.

For information about our student services, please click here.

Tuition fees

Full-time: £8,750 per year

See our tuition fees.

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