This course examines the networking and computer technology which provides us with the data links for
social network, business and enterprise, and information that we have become reliant upon in our everyday lives. You will already have experience of local area networks, and this course extends that knowledge to networks which encompass a country, or indeed between countries. You will have knowledge and experience of real life networking equipment and the threats and countermeasures used to secure networks.
You will study both wired and wireless networks and at the same time develop an appreciation of ubiquitous computing. This course provides you with an opportunity to develop skills in problem solving, analysis and design, as well as management within a technologically engaging subject. We aim to produce skilled graduates who are able to make a positive contribution within the global, networked, community.
You will be taught by a professional team of lecturers who have significant research and industrial
experience. Many of our staff are Fellows and Members of the Industry’s professional body the British Computer Society.
You will learn about how cutting-edge technology works and how to take advantage of it. You will get hands on experience of real life industrial networking equipment and develop practical skills in network security.
You will be offered the opportunity to undertake a placement year, where you gain invaluable experience in the workplace, before returning to complete your final year. Many students have found this to be a real asset when it comes to finding a job after graduation.
A placement can be undertaken anywhere; local, national or even, in some instances, international. During a placement, you will be doing similar work to a normal employee of the organisation giving you a unique insight into your chosen profession or sector, the opportunity to acquire crucial personal skills and the opportunity to build a network of useful contacts. Many companies that employ graduates use placement programmes as a method of recruitment so you could be fast tracked into employment or onto one of their graduate schemes if you impress them.
The team at The Workplace constantly search for new placement opportunities but if you find an opportunity that interests you or you have been successful in securing one yourself, contact them for further information and support.
Computing graduates with a Networks specialism have a variety of career opportunities, both nationally and internationally. These include network design, construction and maintenance. There is a strong demand for graduates with network security skills.
These modules are correct at the time of publication. Modules may change over time due to validation and continuous monitoring policies. Applicants will be notified in writing of any significant changes to their chosen course(s).
Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.
The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.
The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.
Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.
Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.