Computer Networking

Course details

Campus(es)

Paisley

UCAS Code

H601

Start Date

September 2020

Degree

BSc (Hons)

About the course

Computer networks help keep all aspects of modern life connected. UWS’s BSc (Hons) Computer Networking programme aims to provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to work in this exciting and ever-evolving field.

In this programme you’ll discover how networking hardware and software work together to keep people and organisations connected, and support the wide range of services we expect our networks to provide.

You will cover the curriculum of the CCNA professional certification, explore Windows and Unix/Linux system administration and learn about data security and network management.

Highly skilled graduates go on to work in infrastructure management roles with a wide range of organisations across the world. Some also go on to higher levels of university study.

  • This programme will equip you with the skills needed to specialise in the networking and IT infrastructure industries.
  • From web authoring and the operation of computing hardware and software, to specialist studies in wireless networks, virtualisation and cybersecurity, this programme covers a wide variety of topics in contemporary Computer Networking.
  • You will gain the knowledge required for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) certification.
  • This programme is accredited by the British Computer Society.

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:

Scotland & EU/EEA

  • Year 1: Open
  • Year 2: Closed
  • Year 3: Closed

England, Wales & Northern Ireland

  • Year 1: Open
  • Year 2: Open
  • Year 3: Open

International (non-EU)

  • Year 1: Open
  • Year 2: Open
  • Year 3: Open

Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: CCCC
  • A levels: CD or CD (56 UCAS Tariff points)
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H4 or H3 H4 H4
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points
  • Scottish Widening Access Programme: Access to STEM BBB
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: CCD (112 UCAS Tariff points) including Computer Science
  • A levels: BCC (104 UCAS Tariff points) including Computing
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 28 points
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Computing: Technical Support or Computer (Internetworking)

NB: all applicants to Year 2 must also have partially completed CCNA at a recognised Cisco Networking Academy

  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Computing: Technical Support or Computing: Network Computing or Computer (Internetworking) or Networking & Cyber Security or Cyber Security

Clearing Guide

Clearing can sometimes feel like a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Don’t worry though as we’re here to guide you through the process, giving you the information and advice you need.

UCAS Track

You should use UCAS Track to keep up-to-date with your Undergraduate application. Your UCAS Track account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Fees & Funding

Your tuition fee status is determined by your nationality and the country where you are ordinarily resident. Find out all about undergraduate fees and funding for Scottish, UK, EU and International students, including tuition fees, student loans, and alternative sources of funding.

Contact us

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we are here to help!

Whilst we may be dealing with a lot of enquiries during Results Day, our advisors will do everything they can to answer your call or email as efficiently as possible, so you shouldn’t be waiting too long.

T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
E: clearing@uws.ac.uk

Disclaimer

We will always try to make sure that we publish accurate course information but we do not accept responsibility for any mistakes or omissions. We will also try to make sure that we deliver our courses in line with our published information. However, we may not always be able to do so and you can find further information about this in our enrolment terms and conditions.


Contact our Clearing Team today 

+44(0)141 849 4101

We’re here to answer whatever questions you may have to help make the Clearing process as simple and stress-free as possible. Lines are open between 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday, with extended opening hours on the dates listed below: 

  • Tuesday 4 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Wednesday 5 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Thursday 6 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Friday 7th August – 8.30am-6pm 

Opening times will return to 8.45am-4.45pm from Monday 10 August. 

Our lines may be busier at certain times and we thank you for your patience in advance. Rest assured that our advisors will do everything they possibly can to answer your call as quickly as possible in order to guide you through the Clearing process.


Guide to clearing

We have put together a page to help you understand clearing and where you are on your clearing journey

If you have any questions you can email us at clearing@uws.ac.uk

Clearing 2020

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