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International: £13,650 per year
- Examine the design, implementation and support of secure network systems.
- Work in teams to design networks and network security.
- Recognise the professional and ethical issues involved in designing and deploying IT systems.
Gain the skills to set up and run a computer network, with a robust understanding of the hardware and software involved. You cover the practicalities of wireless technologies, LAN and WAN implementation and network security. One third of the year is devoted to an individual project in an aspect of IT networks.
How you learn
You specialise in the practical study of building network systems that support the needs of organisations. You will be exposed to a variety of teaching approaches including demonstrations of practical work and step-by-step network systems development.
You learn through:
- practical work
- hands-on development work
- Virtual Learning Environment
- written papers
- online and multiple-choice based test specialist projects
- one-to-one supervision
One third of the year involves a substantial project or dissertation. You have a project supervisor who provides one-to-one supervision and support. You're able to define IT projects that pursue your personal interests and that develop your practical skills or knowledge. Some work is on projects suggested by employers.
Throughout the year there are a number of opportunities for you to be involved in career management events, career fairs and workshops, employer presentations and visits. The course includes the frequent involvement of employers and IT professionals.
This course prepares you for a career as a
- network engineer
- network technician
- network manager
- network architect
- technical support engineer
This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
The Lovelace Colloquium, named after the first computer programmer Ada Lovelace, celebrates women in IT and offers an excellent programme of panels, lectures and competitions for female students. Sheffield Hallam hosted the event in 2016.
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- specialist networking laboratories
- network switches, routers, hubs
- wireless technology
- network security devices
A HND or foundation degree in a computing-related area with a merit profile.
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
|Module: Network Security Design||Credits: 20||
|Module: Project (Network, Cyber And Forensics)||Credits: 40||
|Module: Wide Area Network Design And Implementation||Credits: 20||
|Module: Wireless Lan Technologies||Credits: 20||
|Module: Data Storage||Credits: 20||
|Module: Data Warehousing And Data Mining||Credits: 20||
|Module: Exploiting Technology Enhanced Learning||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. ††
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Computing courses (PDF)
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