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Foundation Degree in Cyber Security and Networking Infrastructure

Course Code: C5158
Campus: Castlereagh
Week Commencing: 10 Sep 18
18/19 Academic Year End Date:
22 Jun 19

This is a two-year part time course, validated by The Open University (subject to approval) and offers a clearly defined progression route to university. Cyber Security is a fast growing area in IT with a predicted global shortfall of 3.5 million skilled cyber security professionals by 2021. The purpose of this course is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the area of Cyber Security and Networking Infrastructure within the computing sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The course covers the techniques that are used in the real world for cyber security, network design, installation and administration. This is allied with a significant emphasis on cyber security/ethical hacking, system support, professional development and research skills, such that students are properly prepared for their future.  Students will have access to a number of computing labs that are fully equipped with industrystandard hardware and software for their use. 
 
This course will provide you with skills in the following areas:
The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them. Additional Features: Modules are aligned with the BCS, Cisco and the Microsoft curriculums, utilising both the Cisco Networking Academy and the Microsoft IT Academy Program. This will prepare you for the industry recognised exams that are aligned to the modules.
Industrial Training • BCS - information security management principles  • Cisco IT-Essentials I  ( ComTIA  A+ Cert) • Cisco CCNA (Semester 1 and 2) • Microsoft MCSA
• cyber security • fundamentals, ethical hacking & incident management • professional development • additional • programming (Python) • host security
• networking • fundamentals • network design & construction • network administration
Foundation Degree in Cyber Security and Networking Infrastructure.

Belfast Met applies the Open University methods and approach to delivery and assessment. Teaching methods: modules are typically assessed through one or more coursework assignments. Depending on the nature of a given coursework assignment, you may be given the assignment specification at the beginning of the module for hand-in at the end of the module, or it may be given later in the module to complete for a set deadline. Normally, you receive feedback on coursework within three weeks of submission or completion. Modules also provide ample opportunities for formative feedback to guide you in your learning. A common approach is for activities to be set based on the content of an online unit and then provide you with the opportunity to discuss this work in online discussions. The feedback may be in groups or to you individually. Coursework assignments may involve essays, reports, projects, software development, answering questions, or various combinations of these submitted as a portfolio of work. Coursework assignments may also be individual or collaborative (i.e. involve group work).

Career Opportunities / Progression

Successful completion allows for progression onto university degree courses in software engineering and computer science, subject to individual course requirements. There are also employment opportunities upon successful completion of this course

Entry Requirements

Please refer to the College’s admissions criteria, which are outlined at the beginning of this document. Please note the minimum entry requirements for this Foundation Degree are 160 UCAS points or 64 tariff points, GCSEs at Grade C or above in English and Maths, or equivalent qualifications, such as Level 2 Essential Skills in Maths and English.

Cost

Tuition Fee

£1256.00

Fees relate to year 1 of a 2 year course.

All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Important Information

Successful completion allows for progression onto university degree courses in software engineering and computer science, subject to individual course requirements. There are also employment opportunities upon successful completion of this course

Contact Information

Tel: 028 9053 3151/02890 26 5385 or  email: [email protected]