University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

This programme has been created in response to industry demand for graduates with the knowledge and technical skills to design, create, operate and maintain network infrastructures for modern distributed networked systems.

The programme also provides students with a solid foundation in computer and communication systems, network infrastructures, development and managing security within a network environment. Course content will cover the security needs of networks, users and applications. Opportunities exist to work with the latest tools and technologies to develop a sound theoretical understanding and gain confidence through practical experience. Students will be supported in developing personal and professional skills enabling graduates to communicate effectively and make a positive contribution in the workplace across a variety of roles and a wide range of organisations.

Students can take industrial examinations such as Cisco, Certified Hacker, Enterprise Architecture, Microsoft and Java certifications and develop valuable personal and professional skills.

You will learn how to put personal and professional skills and ideas into practice, working both individually and in teams, in preparation for careers in industry and the commercial world.

Student will work both independently and as part of a team, selecting and using appropriate strategies to solving business problems in the taught elements of the degree. The programme encourages them to consider the legal, social, ethical and professional issues that arise when working in a placement as well as when developing and using IT. The degree encourages you to become an independent learner, developing your analytical and self-reflective skills so that you become confident in oral, written and interpersonal communication.

**Why study with us?**

The Department of Computing and Information Systems, part of the Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities, offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Subjects range from computer science, computer security and forensics and software engineering to games development and creative digital media. Through a rigorous and rewarding course of study, students gain an impressive range of skills, making them attractive to employers.

Each discipline employs a wide variety of teaching strategies, ranging from lectures and lab sessions to class presentations and research projects. There is a strong focus on student support, both within the discipline and through our personal tutoring system.

Students are encouraged to access extracurricular activities within the department and across the university. Subject-related societies help prepare students for graduate employment.

Our proximity to central London has enabled us to establish valuable relationships with public sector, heritage and political organisations. Students develop their own links with these bodies through work placements and extracurricular activities such as volunteering.

Our students study on the university’s Greenwich Campus, which is part of the Old Royal Naval College and on the banks of the River Thames. The university’s largest campus, it is centred on three baroque buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren at the end of the 17th century.

The surrounding town is a bustling mix of shops, restaurants and pubs, as well as some of the most famous tourist attractions in the country. There are also direct rail links into central London.

Course Modules

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

• Programming Foundations (15 credits)

• Digital Systems (15 credits)

• Scholarly and Academic Practice (15 credits)

• Logical Foundations (15 credits)

• Object Oriented Programming (15 credits)

• Database System Development (15 credits)

• Analytical Numeric and Statistical Methods (15 credits)

• Smart Systems (15 credits)

**Year 2**

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

• Web Database Systems (15 credits)

• Professional Project Management (15 credits)

• User Interface Design (15 credits)

• Database Applications Technologies (15 credits)

• Group Project (15 credits)

• Distributed Interactive Application Development (15 credits)

Mandatory for this endorsement

• Computer Networks (15 credits)

• Network Security (15 credits)

**Year 3**

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

• Individual Project (60 credits)

• Requirements Management (15 credits)

• Information Security (15 credits)

Mandatory for this endorsement

• Network Technology (15 credits)

• Network Design and Implementation (15 credits)

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Sandwich Including Industrial Placement
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Sandwich Including Industrial Placement
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees