a. What to study on the Bachelors of Computer Networks degree at APIST?
The course explores the principles of up-to-date network systems and focuses on key operational and technical aspects. The students will gain the practical competencies in network design and the development of mobile internet applications and services. They will have the opportunity to put what they have learned to practical use and make valuable industry contacts.
b. What will students gain?
Core modules such as Data Communications, Computer Networks, and Programming and Problem Solving for Communications are covered in this course. they will learn how to deploy practical techniques in the development of a range of network systems and internet level applications from the very start of their studies.
c. What sort of careers can you have with a degree in Computer Networks?
This course opens the door to a career in the rapidly growing network industry – network design and implementation, network consultancy, internet software applications development and network security or have secured jobs with global companies.
d. Where do our graduates will go?
As a Computer Networks 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.
Graduates from this group will be successful gaining employment in the following roles: network engineer, software engineer, ICT manager, and applications developer.
e. Graduate roles
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 you 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 organisation's 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, and 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 their users (staff, clients, customers and suppliers).
Software engineers’ research, design, test, implement and maintain software systems to meet client or employer needs. In this role you will use a variety of computer programming languages and applications, working in teams with other IT professionals, or alone.
Systems developers test systems, diagnose and fix faults, write diagnostic programs, and design and write code for operating systems and software to ensure that they function more efficiently. In this role you may also create systems in response to technical specifications supplied by an IT analyst, often integrating off-the-shelf software packages into existing systems.
IT Project Manager
An IT project manager specialises in information technology but also in sectors unrelated to IT that rely on IT systems. Their role is to manage the development and implementation of plans to meet business needs and the change control procedures to ensure a smooth transition during the implementation period.
f. What about work placements?
Work placements increase your success in the job market – as well as being a fantastic experience. You can further develop your interpersonal skills, build your confidence, and make contact with industry leaders. By making a good impression during your placement year, you greatly increase your chances of securing a job with the company after graduation. Research shows that 70% of placements result in a graduate job offer.