BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Network Computing)

Specialise in secure networks and operating system security.

You will learn about the general area of computing and then enhance this knowledge in terms of communications and forensic security technology. Additionally, we have adopted the CISCO academy programmes to ensure that you get the opportunity to gain the current CISCO academy certifications, in addition to your University degree – a combination highly valued by graduate recruiters in industry.

Teaching and Learning

You will learn through lectures, tutorials and workshops. Lectures are highly interactive and incorporate group discussions, video presentations, and activity-based learning. Learning activities are designed to develop soft skills as well as your ability to work independently and as part of a group. Your learning experience will be enriched by field visits and guest lectures by industry experts.

Duration

Four Year Programme with Internship

Software Development and Application Modelling

  • Introduction to object oriented programming
  • Introduction to object oriented analysis & design using UML

Digital Technologies

  • Elementary computing mathematics
  • Elementary computer & cloud architecture & networking

Networking Concepts and Cyber Security

  • Design and development of commercial network infrastructure (CCNA: Routing and Switching)
  • Introduction to basic cyber security principles

Web Development and Operating Systems

  • Basic website design & development using java script & HTML
  • Introduction to Linux operating system & bash scripting

Commercial Computing

  • Professional & study skills & research methods
  • Introduction to project management using agile methods

Databases and Data Structures

  • Introduction to database design & development
  • Introduction to algorithms & data structures

Cyber Operations and Network Security

  • Provision of cyber security operations (CCNA: Cyber Ops)
  • Implementation of Cyber-security using Cisco ASA (CCNA: Security)

Routed and Switched Architecture

  • Implementing cisco routing for large scale networks (CCNP: Routing and Switching 1)
  • Advanced switching using cisco technologies and devices (CCNP: Routing and Switching 2)

Industry Placement up to 1 Year

At the end of the second year you may opt for an internship/ placement to gain industry exposure.

 

Emerging Technologies

  • Research methods
  • Introduction to cutting-edge technologies

Final Year Project

  • Design and modeling of a solution for a real-world problem
  • Development and evaluation of a solution for a real-world problem

Troubleshooting and Future Technologies

  • Documentation, maintenance and troubleshooting of converged networks (CCNP: Routing and Switching 3)
  • Evaluation & deployment of cutting-edge & future technologies

Advanced Networks and Operating System Security

  • Advanced threat control using Cisco VPN and firewall (CCNP: Security)
  • Windows and Linux server hardening

Admission Requirements

The minimum qualifications required for admission on the standard route are:

A. GCE Advanced Level

  1. Sri Lankan: 3 passes or
  2. London, Cambridge or Edexcel: 3 D passes or
  3. Any combination totalling to 12 points from the following tariff scheme:
GCE Advanced Level Grade
(Sri Lankan/London/Cambridge/Edexcel) A B C D/S E
Points 10 8 6 4 2

 

Or

Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Degree Foundation

And

B. GCE/GCSE Ordinary Level – Credit Passes (Grade 4) for English and Mathematics

Or

C. Equivalent qualifications

 The minimum qualifications required for admission on the accelerated route are:

– GCE Advanced Level (Sri Lankan, London, Cambridge or Edexcel) – 3 C passes and

– GCE/GCSE Ordinary Level – Credit Passes (Grade 4) for English and Mathematics

 

You may apply pending A/L results. Applicants with additional qualifications may receive advanced entry.

 

Career Opportunities

You will be able to commence your career as a Network Technician, Network Engineer, Network Analyst, Network Administrator and progress onto roles such as Network Manager, Network Specialist or Network Solutions Architect.

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