Computer Networks (Manufacturing/Electrical Technology Module)
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Flexible & Professional
To provide the learner with a broad knowledge of computer network protocols, networking technology and the application of local area networks.
Having successfully completed this module, the student will be able to:
1. Describe and analyse network infrastructure such as cabling, interconnection equipment, network cards and connection architecture.
2. Examine and explore the TCP/IP internet protocol suite.
3. Review ethical and statute standards as they apply to enterprise networks including the data protection act.
4. Explain and characterise the factors affecting data security and distinguish between external, internal, deliberate and accidental threats to stakeholders data in an enterprise network environment.
5. Explain and characterise the factors affecting the scalability of networks and network operating systems.
6. Employ suitable tools such as an editor and a mark up language to implement a simple (non−interactive) web resource.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no formal entry requirements for participants wishing to take this module as a single subject, however these are not introductory level modules and some familiarity with the area as well as a level of independent study would be expected for exam success. Participants taking this module as part of the Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Technology or the Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Technology must meet the entry requirements outlined on the relevant course pages.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.
Who can I contact?
Flexible Learning Team
What modules will I study?
- Computer networking
- Networking Infrastructural Protocols
- Internet technology
- Data protection
12 weeks, 3 hours per week
Wednesday from 7.00pm to 10.00pm (ONLINE)
Commencing Wednesday13th January 2021
Please note that you are required to have access to a desktop PC or Laptop to participate in modules which are running in an online delivery format.
What will the time committment be?
Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.
Each taught module has a programme of continuous assessment worth 50% and a final exam worth 50%. It is necessary to pass both elements to achieve an award in the module.
Participants not registered on the Degree may request an LIT Subject Certificate (Level 7, 5 Credits) on successful completion of the module. Students registered for the Degree will receive ECTS credits for each group of modules successfully completed. Accumulation of 60 credits will lead to the Degree Award.
NOTE: This module may be completed as a stand-alone course, or it may be completed by eligible participants for credit towards the award of Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Technology (Level 7) or Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Technology (Level 7).
1st January 2021