This is a part-time work-based course in which theory and practice associated with network and communications technologies are explored. The main focus of the syllabus is the physical and software set up of local and wider network architectures.
The understanding of the wider environment in which technology is employed is an important aspect of the course, as is the encouraging of students to take responsibility for their own personal and professional development.
Students are required to be employed within roles where they are responsible for networking or communication management or maintenance. Their workplace experience and practice forms an integral part in the learning process, providing a context for reflection and practice.
While the primary purpose of this course is to equip students to be able to be effective in their work situations, meeting their employers networking and communication needs, they will also be able to progress to an Honours degree.
Content and Modules
In the first year of study students are provided with the fundamental skills and knowledge within the area of network maintenance and configuration. Later modules build on this by exploring subjects such as advanced routing and switching, project management, Voice Over IP and network security.
Through this study, students are also prepared for the industry recognised CISCO qualifications. In addition, students are encouraged to understand the context in which they work by looking at how business operates and their own personal and professional practice. Finally, all students complete a significant personal development project.
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Students are assessed through a mixture of written assignments, case study reports, presentations, practical skills and knowledge tests, and examinations. Some work involves group working, and students are expected to link their assessment to their work experience.
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What is included in your tuition fees
At UCS your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for.
Read full details of the included and additional costs for Network and Communications Technology.
Please note, UCS reserves the right to change this information as and when required.