YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)
Level 4 contains essential fundamental material that is relevant in all of our computing programmes and supports your studies in years two and three. You will learn both subject-specific skills along with transferable skills, which will increase your employability prospects.
With the support of your tutors, you will learn about some of the essential facts, concepts, techniques, design process and context of computer science and security. You will also learn about hardware issues, including interfacing and data communications and their impact on the overall design and performance of computer-based systems.
- Computer Systems
- Managing Data
- Problem Solving with Programming
- Information and Systems Engineering
- Discrete Computational Methods
- Fundamentals of Networks and Security
YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)
Level 5 continues teaching you the fundamentals of the discipline as more specialist modules start to be introduced, such as the Cybersecurity and Forensics and Security in Context modules, which explore how computer systems can be configured to resist and identify cyber-attacks. You will enhance your computing and investigative skills by applying them in laboratory and practical work, to areas that are relevant to the discipline of cybersecurity.
- Server Technology
- Networking: Scaling Networks
- Data Structures and Algorithms
- Responsible Computing
- Cybersecurity and Forensics
- Group Project
YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)
Once you reach your final year, you will further develop your skills through taught modules and research, with a focus on the latest developments in cybersecurity, and study the specialist modules of Network Security and Ethical Hacking, both of which will prepare you to deal with a range of security threats and attacks. You will also undertake an individual final year project, which will help prepare you for the kind of tasks and situations you may encounter in the workplace. The final year practical and project work will further develop your in-depth specialist knowledge, understanding and practical skills within key areas of the discipline, as applied to the development of telecommunications systems and services using current and emerging technologies.
- IT Project Management
- Network Security
- Ethical Hacking
- Future Technologies