Course Code: IH1HE10 UCAS Code: I900 Network Engineering (Cyber Security) - BSc Hons Degree - Topup Duration1 Year Day/s of weekMonday to Friday Time09:00 - 16:00 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 12 Sep 2022 University Centre 1 Year / £8,335 Apply now 12 Sep 2022 University Centre 2 Years / £4,125 per year Apply now 12 Sep 2023 University Centre 1 Year / £8,750 Apply now 12 Sep 2023 University Centre 2 Years / £4,168 per year Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary Recent years have witnessed the emergence of a technical skills gap in the IT industry, caused by the marked lack of appropriate higher level qualifications. The BSc (Hons) Network Engineering (Cyber Security) programme, which is accredited through the British Computer Society, aims to redress the balance. It provides students with a trusted route through to their chosen career and employers with the technical experts needed to positively impact their business. This is a one-year top-up degree which follows on from the successful completion of the FdSc Network Engineering (Cyber Security). A winning combination of technical, academic and transferable skills equips graduates to take up positions as cyber security consultant, lead penetration tester, cyber security contractor or managers within the IT and related industries. Course Detail The one-year BSc (Hons) Network Engineering (Cyber Security) top-up programme will further develop your technical and professional competence to meet the current expectations of industry following on from successful completion of the Foundation Degree. The skills you will develop include the ability to: • Collaborate in the design and delivery of Secure Systems commissioning to provide professional guidance for both existing organisations and new entrants to the market • Devise entrepreneurial methods for developing opportunities for SMEs and larger public / private organisations through the provision of networking and networking infrastructure • Apply networking and hardware skills that will enable the protection of information architecture through a range of suitable security mechanisms • Create and modify robust corporate infrastructures to protect from unauthorised and illegal hacking and industrial espionage against current and future threats • Develop advanced creative and problem solving skills • Work independently, in a team-leading role, including the ability to issue instruction and manage workloads / task delegation with professionalism You will also have the opportunity to undertake your own research project which will showcase your ability to put forward a cohesive, well-written argument on an area of academic interest. Entry Requirements Only applicants that have successfully completed the Foundation Degree in Network Engineering (Cyber Security), validated by Lancaster University, with Blackpool and The Fylde College are eligible to apply to this course. Qualification Obtained BSc (Hons) Network Engineering (Cyber Security) What will I learn? Modules at level 6 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Dissertation IH6MD016 No Cyber Ethics and Law IH6MD017 No Distributed Systems IH6MD018 No Corporate Network Strategies IH6MD019 No Cryptography and Cyber Security Trends IH6MD021 No Industry Placement and Field Trips There is no formal work placement within this qualification however, students not employed within the industry are encouraged to engage in voluntary or paid work experience to complement their studies. We have excellent relationships with local employers and opportunities for work experience frequently arise. Learning and Teaching Methods Scheduled Learning Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits. Independent Study Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision. Placement Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. How will I be assessed? Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Coursework 0% 0% 78% Exam 0% 0% 22% Practical 0% 0% 0% Assessment Methods Coursework Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework and exams – the percentage weighting of each of these is outlined below. Coursework might range from written tasks and assignments to the collation of a portfolio of evidence based around a work placement. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently. Exam Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. They assess your grasp of the theory and underpinning knowledge related to your chosen career area. The opposite of practicals, they require you to set out your practical understanding within an academic context. Some courses have no exams – the exam/coursework ratio is outlined below. Practical Practical assessments identify your technical ability to apply theory to hands-on tasks in your chosen career area. They can be timed or non-timed and involve observation of your practical skills and competencies, either in a work-based environment or a dedicated College setting that closely resembles the workplace. Practical work-based assessments are supported and carried out by a trained assessor. Learning Methods Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Scheduled 0 0 288 Independent 0 0 912 Placement 0 0 0 Total 0 0 1200 Tuition Fees Please click here to find out more about tuition fees for this course. Other Costs and Equipment Resources required to achieve the learning outcomes of the programme are provided by the College. You should be aware that there may be additional costs to consider such as optional educational visits and photocopying/printing. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT Awarding Body: Lancaster University Regulatory Body: Office for Students (OfS) Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Programme Specification Programme Spec NET-CS-2021.pdf Adobe PDF, 328.06 KB Career Options and Progression The area of cyber security opens up many emerging opportunities in what is an area of economic growth internationally. Many evolving technology concepts including virtualisation, cloud computing, Internet of Things and mobile computing open up exciting and numerous career progression routes for you in the future. Some of the roles that this programme will prepare you for include: Cyber Security Consultant Lead Penetration Tester Information Assurance Professional Cyber Security Contractor And many other opportunities You may decide that you wish to pursue further study opportunities and performing will in this degree will provide a platform for postgraduate study (Masters/PhD) at many universities including our partner institution Lancaster University. Also, you may wish to pursue further Cisco qualifications, pursue GCHQ training or broaden your skills by studying another module here in computing.