|Application deadline:||January 15|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||January 2015, September 2015|
|Duration full-time:||13 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
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This course has been developed in response to the need for personnel equipped to design, configure and manage networks within an enterprise-wide computer network infrastructure. It aims to offer you the opportunity to use your graduate skills in a challenging area of technology, whilst providing you with the necessary skills to enter an expanding and rapidly developing area of the job market.
This course will:
* demonstrate a systematic understanding and a critical awareness of current issues relating to the field of study of network
* design, configure and manage computer networks within the constraints of an autonomous system comprising Local and Wide Area Networks
* configure and deploy network tools to effectively manage an organisation's computer network
* define the goals, parameters and methodology of a research and development activity related to network management, and implement and evaluate it
* during your studies you will design and implement complex, enterprise-wide computer networks, configure and deploy network management tools to assess network performance, and develop skills in managing staff and resources.
* IT Infrastructures (30 credits)
* Advanced Computer Networks 1 (30 credits)
* Advanced Computer Networks 2 (30 credits)
* Advanced Network Security (30 credits)
* Secure Systems (15 credits)
* Research Methods (15 credits)
* Postgraduate Major Project (60 credits)
On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
* demonstrate an in-depth understanding of, and the suitability and applicability of, network protocols and security policies within a campus network environment
* devise strategies to analyse and evaluate network performance
* analyse and evaluate the role of security management within an information system
* identify the legislation relevant to IT practice and understand the implications of non-compliance
* demonstrate an awareness of current research and developments within the discipline
* recognise your obligations to function in a professional, moral and ethical way
* synthesize novel solutions to network design from a knowledge of current tools, methodologies and strategies
* critically survey current and recent practice in the networking field, identifying examples of best practice and generalising from them
* demonstrate the ability to manage a project through its life cycle
* define the goals, parameters and methodology of a research and development activity.
A broad range of assessment methods will be used, measuring all aspects of your understanding and skill application. These will include written assignments, laboratory practice, presentations and a Major Project-based Dissertation. Recognising that this course relies heavily on knowledge and practical skills, there will be a significant emphasis on laboratory-based assignments.