The BSc Computer Networking equips you with the skills to specialise in networking technology. The
programme covers knowledge required for CISCO Certified Networking Associate (CCNA),
a worldwide recognised qualification.
SQA Highers: BBBC including Computing Science or Maths or Physics
GCE A-Levels: CCC including Computer Science or Maths or Physics
Irish Leaving Certificate: HL: BBBC2 including Maths or Physics or Technology
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points (including 4, 4 at HL)
SQA Advanced Highers: AAB including two from Maths, Physics or Computing Science, plus 2 HGs at Grades AB in other subjects
GCSE A-Levels: BBB including two from Maths, Physics or Computer Science in one sitting
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 38 points (including 6, 6, 6 at HL including Maths and Computer Science)
SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Computing: Technical Support; Computer Networking; Internetworking (must include completion of part one CCNA at a recognised Cisco networking academy) (for SQA awards, with Grade A in the Graded Unit and Mathematics for Computing 1)
SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Computing: Technical Support; Computer Networking; Internetworking (for SQA awards, with Grade A in the Graded Unit)
world cannot function without computers and the networks which connect them.
The related technology, infrastructure, hardware and software needs to be
specified, designed, installed and maintained. Cisco networking equipment is
available on all campuses.
speakers from industry also form part of the programme to further deepen your
understanding of the subject. Richard
Edmonstone delivered a lecture on career opportunities within Cisco and former
graduate of the programme, Nelson McKinnon, now Infrastructure Development
Consultant at NHS Glasgow also contributed to students’ learning.
Computing topics include basic web authoring and the operation of computing hardware and software.
You will examine networking infrastructure, such as routers and switches and undertake a group project or placement. Depending on options chosen, you may be ready to sit the industry-recognised CCNA certification at the end of Year 2.
You may take a paid full-time placement over a minimum 36 weeks duration, leading to a sandwich award. This can be taken between years 2 and 3 or years 3 and 4.
Studies include exploring the Windows and Unix/Linux system administration, data security and the operation of networks.
You will study more advanced networking topics, including wireless networks and virtualisation, and undertake a network project designed to integrate your knowledge and skills.
UWS graduates work for companies including BT, Dell, HP, IBM, Iomart, Prudential and Tiscali. Careers include network engineer, IT specialist and customer operations engineer.
undertake full-time or part-time placements in a commercial organisation. In
recent years students have undertaken placements with West College Scotland,
the Department for International Development and Peugeot-Citreon.
study abroad while gaining credit towards your degree at one of our 80
educational partner organisations.
degree is accredited by the British Computer Society*, fully meeting the
educational requirements for Chartered IT Professional registration. Honours
students must complete a year of postgraduate study if they wish to complete
Chartered IT Professional registration. Part-time students must gain their
award within six years if they wish accreditation.