FdSc Networking and Cyber Security
Start Date: 13th September 2021
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This exciting Networking and Cyber Security degree is the only one of its kind in the North East that focuses solely on networking and cyber security, and has been developed with input from industry professionals. You will build secure networks, assess the vulnerability of networks and carry out open source investigation.
You will be analytical, methodical and have a curious mind with the ability to make decisions and problem solve. You will use industry standard Cisco equipment as well as network simulation software and learn Python programming and Windows servers administration, all from tutors with extensive knowledge and experience of networking and cyber security. You will also have the opportunity to study a Microsoft Technical Associate (MTA) qualification of your choice.
64 UCAS points
If you are a current Newcastle College student and successfully pass your Level 3 course in an appropriate subject, you will be guaranteed a place on a degree course.
You will be invited to an interview as part of the application process.
What will I learn?
- Work Related Learning
- Network Design Fundamentals
- Routing Protocols and Concepts
- Fundamentals of Security Programming
- Open Source Investigation
- Academic Study Skills
- Personal Development
- LAN Switching and Server Admin
- Enterprise Network Design
- Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
- Advanced Security Programming
- Professional Development
- Work-Based Learning
What will I achieve?
Upon successful completion you will receive an FdSc Networking and Cyber Security (awarded by NCG)
How is the course taught?
How am I assessed?
- Group projects
- Practical assessments
There is a real skills gap in the cyber security sector for experienced professionals, who can troubleshoot and find solutions. Each module of this degree programme has been developed with input from industry to ensure you study content that is relevant. Through studying this degree you will develop professional skills such as communication, problem solving and teamwork. As part of this course you will gain real-work experience by working collaboratively with local employers on a range of projects to meet business needs. You may also have the opportunity to attend industry conferences.
Where can I progress?
Once you complete your degree you may choose to progress onto our BSc (Hons) Applied Computing (Cyber Security) (Top-Up). You may want to get into employment and look for roles within network administration, helpdesk, ethical hacking or penetration testing.
Course costs and information
Tuition Fees for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students are £9,000 per year. Read more about financial support.
NCG (the institution which Newcastle College University Centre belongs to) is in the process of applying for Indefinite Degree Awarding Powers. Read more about what this means about our offer here.
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