A good UK honours degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Networking, Security, or Engineering.
For those without a first degree, you may be granted entry on the basis of your industrial work experience. Such work experience should total five or more years in a related subject area.
IELTS overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each element
GCSE or O Level English language grade C or above validated in the UK
IGCSE English as a First Language Grade C and the following individual scores: Reading Grade E, Writing Grade E, Speaking and Listening: Speaking Grade D (0522) or 2 (0500), Listening Grade D (0522) or 2 (0500)
IGCSE English as a Second Language Grade C and the following individual scores: Reading and Writing: Reading Grade D, Writing Grade D, Oral (Speaking) Grade C (0511) or 2 (0510), Listening Grade A
Scottish Certificate of Education Standard Grade English, minimum grade C
Scottish Certificate of Education Higher Grade English, minimum grade D
Irish Leaving Certificate – Ordinary Level English, minimum grade C
Irish Leaving Certificate – Higher Level English, minimum grade D
West African Examinations Council School Certificate (WAEC SSCE): Minimum Grade C/6
Increasing expectations of ‘anytime, anywhere’ access to network facilities (whether from desktop, laptop, smart phone or tablet) means a constant demand for new networking protocols and technologies to keep up with the needs of a technologically reliant society. This course is designed to give you knowledge of both wired and wireless technology to enable you to enter a career in this fast-paced industry.
As a graduate of this course you will have gained practical skills that are much sought after in the business world. Career opportunities include IT and help desk support; network technician or administrator; systems administrator; network engineer or architect; computer networking instructor; university academic or ICT teacher, or network infrastructure manager.
Further study options include an MSc by Research, MPhil or PhD.