3-year full-time; 4-year thick-sandwich
About the course
All our degrees emphasise acquiring knowledge and skills to develop your new understanding creatively and professionally. Although this is an academic degree, the course balances theory with ‘real world’ practice in information and computer management.
On this programme in computer science, specialising in network computing, you will gain a good understanding of computer science and a grasp of the important elements of a computer system. You’ll also learn how to build different types of software from web-based systems to mobile solutions. In the final year you’ll take compulsory modules in advanced computer science and choose options from a range of computing topics.
Network computing graduates have a wide range of careers open to them. Perhaps you’ll start by becoming a general analyst/programmer, or join a consultancy firm – often just a first step toward setting up your own business.
Communication between computing systems by sending information across wide and local areas is a fundamental aspect of today’s IT infrastructure. The amount of data being transferred is growing at a rapid rate and this places demands on both the software and hardware that support networks.
In the coming years, the demand for these technologies will only get larger and business will need experts in a range of networking areas, such as wireless and mobile.
At Brunel you’ll be working with staff internationally recognised for their expertise: the 2014 Research Academic Exercise (REF) rated two thirds of all research carried out in the Department of Computer Science as ‘internationally excellent or better’ – and our research quality and quantity (research ‘power’) is ranked comfortably within the top third of all universities in the UK. Read more about our REF 2014 results.