Computer Communications and Networks
This course opens the door to a career in computing wherever digital, mobile or network systems are involved. Recent graduates have progressed onto masters courses or have secured jobs with global companies in wireless and digital design, network design and implementation, network planning, mobile internet applications and services development.
Where do our graduates go?
As a computer communications graduate you will have excellent career prospects; the range of potential employers will be vast across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. You will also have the potential to start your own business. Six months after graduating, 100% of Computer Communication and Network graduates were in employment or further study with the average full time salary for graduates from this group at £20, 000 (according to the 2009-10 Destination of Leavers in Higher Education survey).
Graduates from this group have been successful at gaining employment at IBM, Apple and Yahoo Europe and in the following roles: IT Project Manager, Software Engineer, Systems Developer and Applications Developer.
Below are just a few examples of the types of careers that you could pursue after graduating with us:
As an applications developer your role will include writing specifications and designing, building, testing, implementing and sometimes supporting applications using computer languages and development tools. You may also specialise in a specific development environment, such as computer games or e-commerce, and will have in-depth knowledge of a few relevant computer languages.
The role of the ICT manager is to ensure that information technology resources are aligned with the organisations mission, corporate goals, and the corporate strategic plan. Your role will include developing, maintaining, facilitating and implementing information frameworks in line with a corporate ICT strategy, supporting policies and defining standards associated with information management.
A network engineer is responsible for installing, maintaining and supporting computer communication networks within an organisation or between organisations. Your role will be to ensure the smooth operation of communication networks in order to provide maximum performance and availability for users (for example, staff, clients, customers or suppliers).