Important Entry Requirement & Application Update

Once you've applied, you will be invited to attend a virtual information event at the beginning of 2021. At this event, you will have the opportunity to find out more about your course, meet the staff and ask any questions that you may have.

Is this course right for me?

If you have already completed the Foundation Degree (FdSc) Computing (Networking) (or equivalent), then this course gives you the opportunity to progress onto Level 6 and gain a full honours degree.

The course will build upon your existing skills and knowledge of network infrastructures with modules relating to network server installation and administration.

Individual and group work will allow you to explore areas of interest to you and develop your independent learning ability.

This course is currently undergoing revalidation and, as such, the content provided in this leaflet is subject to change.

Additional information

More detailed information on Modules is to be found in the ‘Additional Campus/Course Information’ section.

Fees

Visit the Financial Support and Finance page for more information.

More detailed information on other costs associated with your course and work placements/work experience (if applicable) will be outlined in the programme validation document and explained to you at your interview.

Start date

September

Entry requirements:

Academic Requirements

  • Foundation Degree (FdSc) Computing (Networking) or other Level 5 qualification in a relevant discipline.

Language Requirements

  • Welsh or English as mother tongue with equivalent GCSE Grade C, or above
  • For overseas applicants, for entry onto Levels 5, English fluency to TOEFL 550 or higher (with no element less than 525), or IELTS 6.0 or higher (with no element less than 5.5)

Delivery:

The course is delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Interactive lectures
  • Tutorials / workshops
  • Guest speakers
  • Student centred learning
  • Virtual learning environment (MOODLE)

Learning is participative, informal and full of opportunities for individual exploration and creativity.

Timetable

  • Full-time: 1 year, 2 days per week (typically 9.00 am – 5.00 pm)
  • Part-time: 2 years, 1 day per week (typically 9.00 am – 5.00 pm)

Contact:

Mark Roberts (Programme Leader): robert19m@gllm.ac.uk

Diane Roberts (Administration): robert18d@gllm.ac.uk

Assessment:

The course is assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Demonstration
  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Practical Work
  • Portfolios
  • Reflection
  • Class Test.

Feedback

Where relevant, assessments will be marked and returned to students with constructive and developmental feedback. Effective feedback combines information which enables students to understand the strengths and limitations of their past performance, and information which enables them to recognise how future performance can be improved. Students will be provided with feedback in a timely manner and this feedback will justify how the grade has been awarded. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on the feedback given and identify their strengths, things they found challenging and areas for development that they will feed forward to their next assessment. Feedback will include linking evidence to assessment criteria to demonstrate how the student will have met the learning outcomes.

Progression:

Completion of the programme can lead to a range of options in employment and education.

Additional campus/course information:

  • Rhos-on-Sea

    BSc (Hons) Computing (Networking)

    Group Project: This module allows learners working in groups to explore a chosen area of the computing industries in a project that will develop new knowledge and skills, deploy knowledge and skills acquired from prior learning and continue to develop group working skills.

    Dissertation: This module allows individual learners to explore a chosen area of the computing and gaming industries in more depth through a research or project-based dissertation. Completion of the dissertation is expected to allow the learner to apply existing skills and knowledge, acquire new skills and knowledge related to their chosen subject and to develop their self-management and problem solving skills.

    Network Security: This module covers a wide range of topics relating to network and server based security. With most organisations now heavily dependent on information technology, the impact of any interruption of or damage to data or systems whether caused accidentally or maliciously is likely to be considerable.

    Through a mix of practical exercises, group discussion and research, students investigate the wide range of factors which must be taken into account when attempting to assure network and data security.

    Installing and Configuring Network Servers: This module uses a combination of vendor specific and open-source material and software to introduce the features and functions of servers used in small and medium (SMEs) and large organisations.

    Common server functions (such as DNS, DHCP, file-sharing, network time) are introduced and alternative approaches to providing these services (e.g. proprietary v. open-source software, hardware options, virtualisation) are considered.

    The module blends theoretical content with a range of practical exercises to plan and implement servers using proprietary and open-source software.

    Administering Network Servers: This module builds on the “Installing and Configuring Network Servers” module and focuses on the day-to-day management of network servers. Consideration is also given to more strategic considerations such as definition and deployment of security policies / procedures, disaster recovery planning, and selection / implementation of suitable methodologies (e.g. ITIL, Prince2).