Networks are a vital part of systems infrastructure. Both businesses and society in general are increasingly reliant on high performance networks. This course aims to provide students with the knowledge and critical understanding of the operation of current networks, their limitations and the characteristics that future networks should have. It will enable students to critically discuss the key principles and practices related to the effective professional practice of a network administrator, engineer or manager.
- Comprehend the principles, limitations and applications of current and future networks
- Critically design, analyse and evaluate different network configurations
- Analyse and critically evaluate the different techniques that shape the emergence of new network technologies
- Autonomously perform research on current networking technologies
- TCP/IP Reference Model: Concepts and Protocols
- Routing Algorithms and Protocols
- Network Performance and Quality of Service (QoS)
- Modern network performance parameters including energy consumption in networks
- Software Defined Networks
Personal and Employability Skills
By the end of this course students will acquire the following skills:
- Demonstrate the knowledge and critical understanding of the essential features, theory and operation Internet and future protocols
- Critically understand the principles and operation of a set of protocols in the TCP/IP suite
- Critically explain the use of network monitoring and performance tools
- Critically analyse the operation and principles of wired communications
- Critically discuss the key principles and practices related to the effective professional practice as a network administrator or engineer or manager.
- Critically analyse a range of network protocols
- Design and configure networks using network simulation tools such as Riverbed Modeler (OPNET)
- Generic Competencies (Skills for life and work)
- Perform analysis and critically draw conclusions on specified network design and implementation scenarios on the performance of networks
Concepts will be introduced in lectures. Practical work will be through supervised laboratory sessions. Unsupervised, guided self-study will extend the amount of time students spend doing practical laboratory activities.
Coursework (50%) and Exam (50%)
- BSc (Hons) Computing (Top-Up)
The University of Greenwich's BSc (Hons) Computing top-up degree with its newly developed specialisms in Computing (General), Information Systems or Networking, is structured to provide a final year top-up option to graduates of the:
- Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing
- ABMA Level 5 Computing and Information Systems (eligible for the Information Systems pathway only)
- UTT NETD in Computer Engineering
- ROYTEC Associate Degree in Information Systems Management
- NCC Advanced Diploma in Computing
Applicants with a similar level qualification may also be eligible for the final year top-up. See our Entry Requirements tab below for more information or email us at CITE@sbcs.edu.tt
The next intake for this programme will be in July 2021.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 10 July 2021
For more details on fees and courses: Download the Programme Brief.
SBCS Graduates of the HND Computing: 5% off tuition
Why pursue the BSc (Hons) Computing top-up from the University of Greenwich?
- Duration of the top-up is one year
- Allows for specializations in Computing (General), Information Systems or Networking
- All classes are delivered entirely online and sessions are recorded.
- Comprises of four modules and one Final Project
- Flexible payment plans are available
- The University of Greenwich is well established and has been in existence since 1890
- SBCS GLI has been a collaborative partner with the University for 20 years
At SBCS we focus on -
- Producing graduates who are capable of thinking critically, creatively and ethically.
- Graduates who are team players with the ability to communicate persuasively.
- Read what some of our graduates have to say.