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Computer Systems and Networking

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems and Networking is a 1-year add-on available to graduates of the Higher Certificate in Computer Systems and Networking (or equivalent). This course is closely aligned to the needs of industry, training graduates who are industry-ready with the skillset to support, administer and manage ICT systems and networks in a wide range of industry sectors.

All companies rely on computer systems and services to support their business. Most require in-house ICT knowledge and expertise to track customers and products, to develop, analyse and administer web sites, to monitor and maintain their computers and networks, to maintain and update software operating systems and applications and to plan, deploy and monitor computer services while ensuring the security of data and networks.

There are also many large and small computer companies developing and providing software and hardware services and solutions to a variety of sectors, including Financial Services, Food & Agriculture, Telecommunications, Health and Education. There any many roles involved in the development of these services and solutions including testing, updating and deploying the solutions, operating and monitoring software remotely and providing customer support.

This course builds on the skills developed in the Higher Certificate in Computer Systems and Networking (or equivalent).

During work placement of the Higher Certificate, students are introduced to technologies and techniques employed in ICT provision. The B.Sc. add-on provides an ideal opportunity to gain additional exposure to and knowledge of these technologies in an academic environment.

 

This course provides a strong platform on which to base a career in a vibrant and dynamic industry. The range and location of industries seeking employees with the skills and expertise developed in this course is local, regional and international. 

The course is designed taking cognisance of the needs of industry. On completion, students can continue to pursue industry recognised certification in a wide range of technologies which may be required to enter and succeed in industry. Graduates of this course are industry-ready with the skills and knowledge to source and apply emerging technologies for the efficient provision of IT services.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems and Networking have a strong foundation in widely sought-after technologies such as Cloud, Virtualisation and Operating systems administration and are also equipped with the interpersonal skills to thrive in the computer services support industries.

This course equips students with the key skills and knowledge necessary to obtain a career in the vibrant and dynamic area of computer systems and IT infrastructure provision and support. Graduates of this course enjoy rewarding careers in the support and provision of ICT services in various sectors such as financial, education, food, agriculture and engineering.

The ICT roles in which graduates of this course find employment include IT Help Desk Coordinator, IT Support Technician, Analyst, Engineer, IT Systems Administrator, Network Support Engineer, Network Systems Administrator, Web Development, Web Administration, ICT Security Analyst, Cloud Support, IT Manager, IT Site Reliability Technician, DevOps Engineer, ICT Infrastructure Support.

Graduates of this course are eligible to undertake a 1 year add-on to complete the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Services Management, which develops the skills required to take on a management role in IT infrastructure planning and provision.

 

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