Take your hands-on computer networking skills to the next level with our industry-focused course. As the demand for specialists in the computer networking industry continues to grow, this course will support you to develop the specialist technical and consultative skills required to progress to higher technical a d managerial positions within businesses, or work towards doctoral study.
Concentrating on practical networking rather than abstract concepts or theories in data communications, the programme is centred around real-world network problem-solving, the planning, design and development of network services and infrastructures,plus the use and application of current and emerging hardware and protocols.
For your dissertation, you will be expected to investigate cutting-edge technologies, implement and test novel networking solutions, or develop or analyse original network applications.
Key Course Features
-Opportunity to study Computer Networking in-depth. -Lecture/tutorial and practical sessions are enhanced with additional, resource-rich online materials allowing you to continue independent learning through a variety of approaches. -Taught by staff leading research into the areas of the internet and computer networks. -Research activities are associated with the University’s research centre. -Learning progresses from design and building small networks to the techniques required for large public networks. -Options to complete external Cisco Certification qualifications.
What Will You Study?
As with most masters programmes this has 2 parts, a taught part followed by a dissertation.
Students study 6 core modules of 20 credits each, followed by a 60 credit dissertation, making a total of 180 credits. All modules are core.
For the Networking modules assessment is through a range of individual and group work and coursework techniques including; practical work, on-line tests, reports on lab-based problems, and assignments using case studies.
The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
Successful completion of the course enables you to put greater focus on your future career in the field of Computer Networking or the educational paths. You will have the knowledge and competence necessary to continue to develop professionally in the workplace. You might take the opportunity to progress to higher-level academic investigation.
It is expected that you will be able to gain employment at higher technical and managerial levels, develop particular specialist technical and consultative skills, and be capable of embarking upon Doctoral level study.
Previous students have found employment as: -Computing Consultants -Network Engineer / Management in large Internet companies -Continued Research to PhD level -Teaching in 6th Form Colleges
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