FdSc in Computer Networks

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Course Specifics

Awarding body:
Sheffield Hallam University
Level:
Level 5
Attendance:
Part-time|Full-time
Duration:
2-3 years
Availability:
Full-time and Part-time
Higher education course fee:
Available upon request - Please call Sharon Woodward-Baker on 01246500764.
Funding:
Higher Education Student Loan or Sponsorship
Higher education bursary:
FT courses only
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Course overview

During this course you will study aspects of computing that have a practical impact of business and everyday life. You’ll focus on the practical hands on side of computing learning the skills and knowledge required to gain professional employment.

You will study a wide range of units including:

  • Computer and network systems
  • Database design and implementation
  • Switched and Routed networks
  • Network servers
  • Virtualisation

Methods of assessment

Methods of assessment include:

  • Coursework
  • Exams
  • Practical projects
  • Structured walkthroughs
  • Phase tests
  • Reports/presentations
  • Online assessment

Who is this course for?

This is course can be studied full-time over two years (12 hours per week) or three years part-time (four hours per week). You will also need to dedicate some time to self-study and research.

Entry qualifications

Entry requirements:

Two A Levels or a relevant BTEC diploma
  • GCSE English and maths at grade C or above (or Level 2 equivalent)
  • Mature students with relevant experience will also be considered
  • What other experience will I gain?

    Tutors have years of industry experience and will support you in progressing down your chosen career path. The course will enable you to undertake relevant work based activities and projects and to explore issues and challenges that are of particular interest to you.

    Where will this lead?

    You can choose to ‘top-up’ your qualification by studying the BSc (Hons) Computing with Networks/Software development course at college, which is validated by Sheffield Hallam University. You could also work in industry with roles including:

    • Web designer
    • Game developer
    • IT project manager
    • Network administrator
    • Helpdesk support
    • IT consultant

    What are my career options?

    What Ofsted say

    ...enthusiastic teachers use their skills and expertise to plan exciting and challenging activities that stimulate learning and meet individual needs. (Ofsted 2013)

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