BEng Computer Networks, University of Essex

via UK Transfer Degree Programme (IT)

Here's the BIG Picture

Welcome to the next step on your path to a career in computer networking and cloud security. This course, via BAC’s UKT IT programme, will equip you with the latest technical and practical knowledge of computer networks that are indispensable for both business and personal users. As you progress through this specialist programme, you’ll acquire the skills to assess, plan, design and develop secure and reliable networks and systems. 

Supported by training in its theory, our practice-led approach makes use of the equipment and tools which are considered indispensable across the industry, which in turn best prepare you as you make a start on your career. This computer networking and cloud security undergraduate course will ensure you graduate with the relevant skills for your career.  

The University of Essex is home to many of the world's top scientists. That's why it is ranked 6th in the UK for research power in computer science (Times Higher Education research power measure, Research Excellence Framework 2021). 

With this Course, You Will:

  • Assess your ability to think in a programmatic way, boosting your skills and confidence in programming.
  • Be taught to combine theoretical and practical study in the mastery of the transport protocols, internetworking protocols and network access, Ethernet and further IP networking, and Traffic theory.

Why choose University of Essex?

The University of Essex is home to many of the world's top scientists and engineers in their field. They are Top 250 for Computer Science in THE World University Rankings by Subject 2021. This university puts student success at the heart of their mission, supporting you to achieve outstanding outcomes; preparing you to thrive in your future lives. It was ranked one of the top 30 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide 2022) and was named University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards 2018 for their determination to do things differently. At Essex, you will be provided with a global approach to the study of technology and innovation in a distinctive and vibrant academic community. 

How Do I Get In?

  • A pass in Matriculation or Foundation studies with minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0 and a Credit in Mathematics at Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) level or its equivalent; or
  • A pass in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) in any 2 subjects and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent;
  • A Diploma (Level Four Malaysian Qualifications Register, MQF) in Computer Science OR Software Engineering OR Information Technology OR Information Systems or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent; or
  • Any other Diploma (Level Four MQF) in Science and Technology or Business Studies with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 may be admitted (subject to a rigorous internal assessment process and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent
  • Candidates with CGPA below 2.5 but above 2.0 with a Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent may be admitted, subject to a rigorous internal assessment process.
  • Candidate with a Credit in computing related subject at SPM or STPM level or its equivalent may be given preferential consideration.

*Other qualifications recognised by the Ministry of Education Malaysia

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Year 1

- Mathematics and Statsistics for IT
- Information Technology  
- Programming Fundamentals
- Platform Technologies
- Database Management System  
- Statistical Data Analysis
- Web Development Technologies
- Networking  
- System Administration and Maintenance

Year 2

- Integrative Programming
- Human Computer Interaction
- Information Assurance and Security
- System Integration and Architecture

Elective Modules

- Business Communication
- Object Oriented Analysis and Design
- Critical Thinking Skills
- Design Principles
- Digital Entrepreneurship
- Principles of Management 

Elective Routes (Choose 1)

Elective Route 1

- Data Science Principles
- Internet of Things (IoT)

Elective Route 2

- Big Data Technology
- Cloud Computing and Virtualisation

Elective Route 3

- Business Intelligence
- Managing The Mobile Cloud

MPU Modules

- Falsafah Isu Semasa/Philosophy and Current Issues
- Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban

Year 3

- As per University of Essex

Tuition Fees

Malaysian Student

International Student

Year 1: (RM20,000)
Year 2: (RM20,000)

Year 3:
As per the current fees of the partner universities

Year 1: (RM25,000)
Year 2: (RM25,000)

Year 3:
As per the current fees of the partner universities

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