bsc (hons) computing (networking, security and forensics) bsc (hons) computing (networking, security
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UCAS Code: I290
3 Years Full-Time, Typically 4.5 Years
Start Dates: September 2020, September 2021
Department: Computer Science
Location: Edge Hill University The systems and information that networks contain are key assets for organisations, so it is essential they are run
Specialise in the management of networked computer systems, their security and forensic analysis as you prepare to manage a modern IT infrastructure on a degree accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
Studying Abroad Option Available Sandwich Year Option Available International Students Can Apply
Work Placement Opportunity Professional Accreditation
BSc (Hons) Computing (Networking, Security and Forensics)
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professionally. Working on real life projects and using industry-standard equipment as part of a lively learning environment, this degree will prepare you to manage modern IT infrastructures, but will take you beyond technical network administration to integrate IT management, project management, network theory and
practice, and security and forensics. A short work placement and an optional year-long industry placement will help you develop technical and managerial perspectives to view the network as a strategic resource.
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Course in Depth
What will I study?
In Year 1 you will study a balanced range of current computing topics covering the fundamentals of analysis and construction of systems, as well as the foundations of computer science, multimedia technologies, and web design and development. This experience, together with expert advice from your personal tutor, will enable you to make an informed choice when selecting subsequent modules
Year 2 provides a more specialised focus on networking and data communications, introducing security and forensics, together with computer systems architecture. There is also a dedicated module focused on enhancing your employability and developing essential skills for the workplace. This module includes the opportunity of a work placement to enable you to relate theory to practice. On completion of the second year you have the option of undertaking a 12-month industrial placement before beginning your third year.
In Year 3 you will have the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in more specialised and developing areas of technology. These include areas such as information and network security applications. You will also complete a research and development project which can take the form of either the creation of an appropriate piece of software or hardware or the writing of an academic paper. The emphasis at this level is on the development of independent study and learning.
How will I study?
Computing involves considerable practical activity and many classes are based in computer workshops, focusing on student activity as a means of learning. Theoretical concepts will then be introduced by building on solid practical activity.
To enhance your employability, you will be given opportunities to work together and develop the essential people skills to complement your technical ability. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement.
How will I be assessed?
The pattern of assessment is varied and designed to ensure you acquire a range of skills, particularly those required by future employers. You will design and write programs, write reports and essays, critically analyse documents, deliver oral presentations and undertake examinations. We want you to develop an ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Who will be teaching me?
You will be taught by staff who are passionate about student learning and development. The programme team are specialists in computing and active researchers in areas including security, networks and forensics. Academic staff are regular contributors to academic conferences and journals.
A Great Study Environment
The Department of Computer Science is based in the state-of-the-art £13m Technology Hub. This purpose-built development offers highly contemporary suites of outstanding facilities for Computer Science students.
Our modern computer laboratories are equipped with high-specification computers, high-resolution screens and the latest hardware and software.
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A four-screen CAVE (Computer Augmented Virtual Environment) provides a super immersive 3D virtual environment, enabling users to immerse themselves in a virtual room and experience real life scenarios in 4K resolution.
There are also specialist laboratories for networking and games programming, in addition to a specialist research laboratory, open access laboratory, a Harvard style lecture theatre, and 'The Hatchery', a working space for new business ideas.
Learning resources include robots and a robotics simulator, wired and wireless networking hardware, graphics software, web development tools, software development environments, big data servers, eye trackers, giant 3D interactive teaching screens, and other specialist software required for studying forensics and internet security techniques.
The department has strong links with industry and the curriculum is kept current and highly relevant through input from our Employer Advisory Panel.
A dedicated Enterprise Projects Team and Web Factory social enterprise initiative recruit students to paid work on a range of commercial projects. This provides you with the opportunity to gain experience in a commercial environment. You will also be actively supported in developing solutions for local businesses through your coursework.
Competitions including 'University Technology Challenge' and 'Hackathon', organised in collaboration with companies such as Barclays, the BBC and Talk Talk, allow you to show invention and initiative through, for example, inventing new apps and presenting a business case in a highly competitive environment.
An annual employability conference and specialist careers fair prepare you for employment. You can also engage with research through the 'INSPIRE' initiative, with some of our students having papers published at international conferences.
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Level 4 (Year 1 of Full-Time Programme)
CIS1107: Foundations of Computer Science (20 credits) Foundations of Computer Science introduces you to the concepts and practices of problem solving through a series of innovative class seminars and individual experiments. You will learn to identify a problem, analyse it, and produce a structured solution. Exploring common issues within computing, you will also see how all of the separate areas merge, overlap and depend on each other in order for a robust computing system to be developed.
CIS1108: Digital World: Information Systems and Design (20 credits) Digital World: Information Systems and Design explores how the world of the 21st century is underpinned by computing technology. The module will develop your understanding of the essential concepts of systems analysis, including identifying systems processes, understanding business needs and presenting appropriate IT solutions. You will then apply this knowledge of systems analysis and design methods to make suggestions for improvement of a business, its processes and information systems.
CIS1109: Digital World: Computer Architecture and Networks (20 credits) Digital World: Computer Architecture and Networks explores how the world of the 21st century is underpinned by computing technology while challenging you to envision your future developments as a Computing professional. The module discusses how current and modern computer architectures operates. It also analyses the technology on which computer architecture depends, starting with current central processing units (CPUs) and their instruction sets and progressing to the principles of modern multitasking operating systems that are supported by the underlying hardware architectures. An important aspect of modern computer technology is networking. The module introduces and covers basic principles of networks, their interconnecting components and protocols used in enabling reliable communications.
CIS1110: Web Design and Development (20 credits) Web Design and Development is a fusion of two distinct areas in the world of web content production. The module will enable you to develop a sound understanding of the World Wide Web, the related technologies, the relationships between them and also their use. You will also explore colour and design theories, layout and typography. In addition, the module provides an appropriate setting to introduce some of the more powerful, user friendly web development tools used widely in the industry today, along with HTML and CSS and both client and server side scripting.
CIS1111: Programming: Concepts to Construction 1 (20 credits) Programming: Concepts to Construction 1 provides a practical introduction to the fundamentals of an object-oriented approach to software development. You will be introduced to the analytical techniques and processes that are essential for specifying, designing and implementing applications.
CIS1112: Programming: Concepts to Construction 2 (20 credits) Programming: Concepts to Construction 2 provides