Organisations need to ensure that the information they hold and transfer across networks is secure and confidential. However, numerous breaches of security and incidents of hacking have demonstrated that this is an ongoing battle for businesses, which in turn created a demand for graduates skilled in networks and security.
The BSc (Hons) Computer Networks and Security course will prepare you to become a successful networks or security specialist. You will learn the technical skills to be able to specify and build the physical infrastructure and the software development skills to make sure that solutions are robust and secure.
You will study switching, routing and wide-area networks, wired and wireless networks, Cisco and Microsoft networks. You will also be able to understand security issues and to critically analyse and evaluate responses to security-related problems. In addition, you will look at the theory and implementation of wired and wireless networks, network management, network security, network applications development and security protocols.
This course comprises of 20-credits modules, except for the diploma thesis of the 3rd year that equals to 40 credits. Most of the modules are semester-based, while there are few yearlong ones. First year modules and 50% of the 2nd year modules are taught & assessed in Greek, while the remaining modules are taught & assessed in English. (Note: This programme is also delivered entirely in English).
The course focuses on three pillars: The Technical, where students learn how to design and develop computer networks; the Programming, where students cultivate the necessary skills to design safe and secure solutions; the Business, where students learn how to design appropriate networks for potential businesses.
Students specialise in local and wide area networks, conventional or wireless networks. Other modules focus on security management, software applications development and databases. The highlight of the programme is that it incorporates the CCNA certification syllabus as well as Ethical Hacking content (with the opportunity to obtain the relevant certification).