Our diverse Computer Networks degree prepares you for entry into this exciting field. The focus is on the steps and strategies that can be adopted to mitigate security threats to networks, and internet or network applications. You will be taught by experts in the field in a high-tech lab and have access to specialist equipment.
Year 3 modules
- Network Management: Design and Support
- Wireless LANs and Mobile Computing
- Advanced Networks Design and Security
- Individual Project
We recognize a wide range of international qualifications. We normally make offers on a minimum of 104 UCAS points, plus GCSE Maths and English Language at grade C equivalents.
We also accept MATSEC Matriculation certificate with a minimum of 44 points, BTEC National Diploma, International Baccalaureate, and any equivalent level 3 certification for year 1 entry.
Year 2 and Year 3
Students in possession of NCC level 4 Diploma in Computing / BTEC HND / / Advanced Progression Diplomas/ MCAST Advanced diploma are eligible for direct entry to year 2 or year 3.
We also accept students who have achieved a level 4 in Computing Science or Networking, with possession of level 4 modules in programming and networking. An acceptable equivalent to a networking module would be a pass in the Cisco CCNA parts 1 and 2.
English language requirements
We normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification such as SEC O'level at grade 5 or better.
The most common English Language requirements for international students are IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all four components) or equivalent. If you are unsure about whether you meet the minimum requirements, please contact the Malta campus admissions office.
This course opens the door to a career in the rapidly growing network industry – network design and implementation, network consultancy, internet software applications development and network security. Recent graduates have progressed onto masters courses or have secured jobs with global companies.
Below are just a few examples of the types of careers that you could pursue after graduating with us:
Network Engineer - A network engineer is responsible for installing, maintaining and supporting computer communication networks within an organisation or between organisations. Your role will be to ensure the smooth operation of communication networks in order to provide maximum performance and availability for their users (staff, clients, customers and suppliers).
Network Administrator - A network administrator will be responsible for the analysis, installation and configuration of company networks. The role usually includes the monitoring network performance, troubleshooting problems and maintaining network security. Other activities include assisting customers with operating systems and network adapters, configuring routers, switches, and firewalls, and evaluating third-party tools.
Network Analyst - Network analysts generally write software programs or scripts that aid in network analysis, such as diagnostics or monitoring utilities. They also specialize in evaluating third-party products and integrating new software technologies into an existing network environment or to build a new environment.
Network Manager - Managers supervise the work of administrators, engineers, technicians, and/or programmers. Network and Information Systems Managers also focus on longer-range planning and strategy considerations.
IT Consultant - An IT consultant works in partnership with clients to overcome their business challenges through the application of technology. A consultant's work will often be based on the need to improve efficiency and the way a company functions, with IT, used as a means to achieve this.