Computer Network Technology MSc

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MSc Computer Networks develops theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for employment in the network industry. The course has been designed with a complementary set of modules that will build skills to the level that would enable students to complete external CISCO and CCNP examinations in addition to achieving the MSc qualification.

This Masters' degree consists of a balance of taught modules and a project making 180 credit points in total. Each module on the course is separately assessed. This could be by either coursework assignments and/or examinations. Assignments can take the form of research reports, systems analysis documentation, or programming exercises, as appropriate for the module. Students will normally take half of the course as taught modules, together with a project equivalent to one half of the course. Every project involves both research and practical work and culminates in a dissertation.

Build skills to the level that will enable you to complete external CISCO and CCNP examinations after graduation

This course is designed to allow students to update, extend and deepen their knowledge in a flexible course to enhance their career opportunities. The increasing demand for specialists in network security and in network programming means that a graduate of this Masters' degree has excellent employment prospects in Computer Networks. Alternatively, graduates are very well equipped for further research in an academic or research & development environment and the mix of research, numerical and problem solving skills are desirable to careers outside of this subject.

Accreditation

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, for the purposes of fully meeting the further learning academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for a Chartered Engineer.

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Facilities InformationWhen you want to get hands-on with technology and really understand how everything connects, how to create games or protect data integrity, our range of specialist facilities will support you. Throughout your work, whether undergraduate, postgraduate or research, you will be able to investigate, diagnose, apply fixes and protections to ensure that organisations can make the best use of their technology. 

Research

Discovermore _button58% of the department of Computer Science and Digital Technologies research outputs were ranked world-leading or internationally excellent according to the latest UK wide research assessment exercise (REF2014, UoA11) making us the leading Modern University in the North East for research power. 

 

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Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 12 months full-time (September start)

Department Computer and Information Sciences

Location Pandon Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2016

Computer Network Technology MSc

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