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Computing Technologies (Networks & Cyber Security)

FOUNDATION DEGREE IN COMPUTING TECHNOLOGIES (NETWORKS & CYBERSECURITY)

IS THIS FOR ME?

This two-year course will prepare you for degree-level study. It will give you an excellent grounding in computing while allowing you to specialise in aspects relating specifically to networks and cybersecurity.

In the first year, you will develop your knowledge of programming, computer systems architecture, data analysis, networks and wireless and systems analysis.

In your second year, you will study a mix of modules focusing on computing areas as well as networks and cybersecurity.

HOW AND WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Your course will consist of classroom-based theory sessions, practical activities and a work-based learning project working with employers.

You will study topics including programming concepts; developing the computer professional; topics in computer systems; understanding databases and data analysis; networking fundamentals; systems analysis and, three specialist modules related to networks and cybersecurity.

You will benefit from two state-of-the-art cyber networking labs providing high capacity hardware, networking systems and IT infrastructure allowing learners at all levels to access industry-standard equipment.

The cyber and networking labs include:

  • 50 high-spec PCs with dual monitors, core i7 processor, 8G RAM, incl. graphics card
  • Cisco network switches and routers
  • Ten biometric fingerprint readers
  • Mobile technology access to laptops, tablets and mobile phones to allow for mobile cybersecurity testing
  • Interactive 70” touch screens

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Having successfully completed this course, you will be able to progress to:

  • The third year of BSc (Hons) Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire
  • Paid employment in the sector

KEY FACTS AND MORE INFORMATION  

More details about the course and the programme specification can be found here.

WHAT DO I NEED TO APPLY?

You need 48 UCAS points (120 on the old tariff) and typically GCSEs at grade 9-4 in maths and English.

Applications for these courses must be made via UCAS, using the University code H36 – course code I120. Campus code N.