BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS) IN NETWORK COMPUTING (TOP UP)

The combination of computers and telecommunications networks has changed our world. From the mobile phone in our pocket to the supercomputers used to model the earth’s climate, computers are an integral part of our work and social life today. Coupled with a massive increase in our communication infrastructure, this has resulted in a society where people are used to interacting with information and other people from all round the globe.

This has opened up exciting opportunities for people who know how to create and manage these networks and the computers that use them and a degree in network computing can help you utilize this potential. To be an effective practitioner in this area requires the ability to stay up to date with rapidly changing technologies and the competence to apply these technologies effectively.

On completion of the course you will have gained a knowledge and understanding of the foundations, techniques, limitations, developments, trends and applications of network computing and will have experience and skills in designing, creating, developing and maintaining networks and the computers and software that runs on top of them.

DELIVERY MODEL
Combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops in a classroom environment at Informatics Academy campus. Lessons are typically in blocks of 3-hour sessions. The following is the lecturer-student ratio:
a) For theory- 1:40
b) For practical- 1:32

INTAKES
Full-Time:
September
Part-Time:
September

Course Duration

Full-Time 12 Months

Part-Time 16 Months

Level

Bachelors Degree

Awarded By

Modules

Module Descriptor:
This module introduces students to selected areas of current research and development from sociological, technological and economic perspectives. Students work in groups to carry out a strategic analysis of a topic working in the style of an industrial technical analysis task force. Students also carry out an individual analysis of a selected topic. A range of topics will be covered in seminars led by specialist and guest lecturers, with practical experience in the topics. Not all seminars will be directly applicable to all subject areas, but there will be at least 3 relevant to each subject area and students will be required to attend them all in order to develop a broader awareness of current topics and trends.

Module Descriptor:
This module covers the logical and mathematical concepts that underlie the theories of computation. It introduces the notion that some problems are intrinsically more difficult than others (in a precise sense) and some problems are unsolvable. The module also aims to introduce students to the core concepts of formal languages and automata, which play key roles in the study of programming languages, and to develop practical skills in manipulating such entities.

Module Descriptor:
A study of the construction and operation of advanced networking technologies and an analysis of the multimedia data transported over such infrastructure. This module includes investigating state-of-the-art networking techniques used in metropolitan and wide area networks and examining the quality of service requirements of different types of data transported over them.

Module Descriptor:
This module takes a strategic look at systems administration and considers how large networks may be managed and improved efficiently. The material covered in this module prepares the student to manage large networks according to appropriate IT governance procedures and to effectively lead system administrator teams.

Module Descriptor:
This module encompasses the material required for the Cisco CCNA Security professional certification. This module aims to provide in-depth coverage of the concepts and implementation of security mechanisms for network protocols and network hardware.

Module Descriptor:
An individually supervised project to investigate a chosen problem to form an extended study of a topic selected from a suitable area of the student’s programme of study and that involves the solution of a practical problem. The project is intended to culminate the course giving the students an opportunity to present the breadth and the depth of knowledge gained in their specialist topic.

Fees

Domestic
Students
International
Students
Course Fee
Full-Time S$ 15,515.00 S$ 17,976.00
Part-Time S$ 15,515.00 NA
FPS
(Fee Protection Scheme)
S$ 108.61 S$ 125.83
Non-Refundable Application Fees S$ 107 S$ 321
Student Pass Processing and Administrative Fees NIL S$ 321

All fees stated above are indicative and inclusive of 7% GST. Refer to the personalized PEI-Student Contract for detailed fee payment schedule.

Admission Criteria

NORMAL ENTRY

Minimum Age: 19

Academic Qualifications:

  • International Diploma in Information Technology and Communication and International Advanced Diploma in Network and Computer Security or
  • Other equivalent qualification deemed acceptable by University.

English Language Requirement:

  • IELTS – minimum score of 6.0 or
  • Certificate in Proficiency in English awarded by Informatics Academy or
  • GCE ‘O’ Level – C6 or Other equivalent English qualification

ALTERNATIVE ENTRY

NA

Assessment Structure

Students will be assessed through a combination of coursework, project and examinations. Coursework may be in the form of class tests and assignments. Assessment methods may vary according to individual module requirements.

Assessment Structure Coursework Exam
Current Research 100% NA
Foundations of Computation  30% 70%
Advanced Networking 30% 70%
Network Systems Management  100% NA
Network Security  50% 50%
Trends and Directions  100% NA
Project 100% NA

Graduation Requirement

Upon successful completion of all modules, students will be eligible for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Network Computing awarded by Oxford Brookes University.

Progression Pathway

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Network Computing awarded by Oxford Brookes University, the student is eligible to apply for a Postgraduate programme.

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