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BSc Computer Systems

UCAS Code 3-Year Degree G530 BSc/CSA

UCAS Code 4-Year Degree with a placement year
G531 BSc/CSA4 3/4-Year Honours Degree

All computer systems need to be administered. They are Modules

complex, with numerous functions, challenges and security
Year 1
n Computer architecture and systems software
issues, and people must be able to use them effectively. This

n Relational databases
makes computer system administration an essential element of

n Fundamentals of information communication technologies

managing industry. These powerful computer and networking

n Foundations of human-computer interaction

technologies are expanding rapidly, driving every modern

n Introduction to Web technologies

successful business. Throughout the industrialised and

n Software development
developing world, there is a growing demand for managers and
specialists with the skills needed to play an active role in
developing and running the technical computing infrastructure of
Year 2
n Systems administration 1
companies, public organisations and governments. These skills
n Unix programming 1 & 2
include system and network planning, security, data integrity,
n Computer communications and networks
capacity, availability, technical support and disaster recovery. Our
n SQL programming and administration
BSc Computer Systems Administration course provides the high
level of practical skills, experience and knowledge demanded by
industry today. On our course you will cover essential subjects, Options choices from:
including the management and administration of computer n Network business and distributed information management
network systems, managing users and networks, security and n Cyberpsychology
encryption, hardware, operating systems, software management, n How to run an SME
and developing administration policy. With the emphasis on n Computer architecture and systems software 2
practicality and academic learning, you will not only gain the
skills needed for business today, but also be trained to cope with Year 3
the demands of industry in the future. Graduates have gone on n Final-year project
to rewarding careers in systems administration in areas such as n Systems administration 2
IT support engineering, network support and IT implementation.
Alternatively, you may want to continue your studies on one of Options
our Master’s-level taught courses or research programmes. Choose two from:
n Security, privacy and data protection
n Deploying Web technologies
n Information engineering

Choose one from:

n Human-computer interaction (design and development)
n Real-time systems

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