Faculty

:Computing Engineering and Built Environment

University

:Birmingham City University

Intakes

:Feb & Sep

Class size

:16

Mode of Delivery

:Weekend Classes

Modules

:6 Modules + Masters Project

Duration

:12 Months

Topic

  • Faculty
  • Computing Engineering and Built Environment
  • University
  • Birmingham City University
  • Intakes
  • Feb & Sep
  • Class size
  • 16
  • Mode of Delivery
  • Weekend Classes
  • Modules
  • 6 Modules + Masters Project
  • Duration
  • 12 Months

Develop your competence in using tools and techniques for configuring data networking systems, securing data networking systems and managing data networking systems in a production environment.

Course Overview

The MSc Data Networks and Security programme intends to develop your competence in using tools and techniques for configuring data networking systems, securing data networking systems and managing data networking systems in a production environment.

The course is designed to cover a number of advanced topics in data network engineering, namely, network management, network security, network automation and information security. In addition, you will receive a solid grounding in research methods and project management before undertaking an individual project that provides an opportunity to demonstrate technical and general employability skills in preparation for career progression.

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  • The only 100% fully franchised UK MSc in Data Networks and Security in Sri Lanka
  • Birmingham City University ranked #7 for employability in the UK
  • Expert lecture panel comprising CEOs and Senior industry leaders
  • Purpose-built Post Graduate center aided by state-of-the-art virtual learning environment.
  • We will help you with your future employability by offering essential training and consultation.

Course Overview

The MSc Data Networks and Security programme intends to develop your competence in using tools and techniques for configuring data networking systems, securing data networking systems and managing data networking systems in a production environment.

The course is designed to cover a number of advanced topics in data network engineering, namely, network management, network security, network automation and information security. In addition, you will receive a solid grounding in research methods and project management before undertaking an individual project that provides an opportunity to demonstrate technical and general employability skills in preparation for career progression.

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Assessment

The formative assessment programme is designed to ensure tasks are aligned to modules learning outcomes.

You will be assessed via individual and group presentations, essays, case studies, reports, research proposals and a final project research report. It's expected that you'll have two assessments for each module, with the exception of the final project where just one assessment is expected.

Entry requirements

  • UK Honors Degree or equivalent with a class of 2nd lower or better
  • Full professional qualification with a minimum of 3 years of work experience
  • +8 years of work experience and currently working at a Managerial capacity.

Any application that does not fit into the above criteria will be considered by the University on a case by case basis. Please note that acceptance into the MBA is at the sole discretion of BCU International Admissions & Business School.

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Modules

Research Methods and Project Management

This module prepares you for the research project that you will undertake towards the end of your master’s course. It equips you with knowledge and transferable skills that will also help you in your subsequent career, for example, when you are asked to write a report or to carry out an IT project. You will become familiar with the research literature in your discipline, research methodology and research ethics, as well as project management tools, methods and techniques.

Network Management

The module gives you an opportunity to learn and critically reflect on the skills of advanced network switching techniques and information distribution within a local and wide area network context. This module builds on the knowledge and underpinning theory from the networking modules and reviews the requirements for a secure and robust international network communication system.

Advanced Networking Systems and Security

The module gives you an opportunity to learn and critically reflect on the skills of advanced network routing techniques, information distribution and network security within a global context. This module builds on a prerequisite basis of networking knowledge and underpinning theory, and reviews the requirements for a secure and robust international network communication system.

Information Security

The module gives you an opportunity to learn and critically reflect on the skills of network and information security within a global context. This module builds on the knowledge and underpinning theory from the networking modules and reviews the requirements for a secure network communication system.

Advanced Ethical Hacking

The module provides you with an opportunity to learn and critically reflect on the skills of Advanced Ethical Hacking and information security within a global context. This module builds on the knowledge and underpinning theory from the networking modules and reviews the requirements for a secure network communication system.

Network Automation and Orchestration

The module provides you with an opportunity to gain experience and critically reflect on the skills of network automation and orchestration within a global context. This module builds on the knowledge and underpinning theory from the networking modules and reviews the requirements for good network management.

Master’s Dissertation

The purpose of the module is to enable you to undertake a sustained, in-depth and research-informed Level 7 project exploring an area that is of personal interest to you. In agreement with your supervisor, you will decide upon your topic which will take the form of a practical outcome (artefact) with accompanying contextual material. The main consideration when choosing your topic is that it must be aligned to the programme you are studying and informed by the research strategy of your school, and you should consider the relevance of this topic to your future academic or professional development.

After the course

Our graduates are very highly sought after because there is a global shortage of high-quality network programmers who have the ideal combination of academic and practical skills.

Students have typically taken up placement job roles such as:

  • Network administrator, design or architect
  • Network security design
  • Network implementation
  • Network optimisation
  • Network and security support
  • Network operations and support

About the University

With a student body amounting to 29, 000 students from a variety of countries worldwide, Birmingham City University has become one of the most highly ranked, large and academically diverse universities in the United Kingdom. With it’s student focused education, illustrious teaching staff and friendly environment, BCU is one of the most coveted sites of learning in the United Kingdom.

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