Network Design and Computer Management

60 credits

This academic package provides theoretical and practical knowledge prior to professional activity as a network administrator or an operations technician. During the studies you work in labs with the most modern communications equipment available from the Cisco Network Academy and the Palo Alto Networks Academy.

About the education

The programme encompasses two terms, corresponding to one year of fulltime studies. The course package is divided into two parts: 30 credits of computer network courses and 30 credits of basic courses in computer systems engineering, computer security, operating systems and programming for the Internet.

Security is a very important aspect in all types of computer networks. Therefore, the education contains several elements that teach how to work structured with computer and network protection. This category includes everything from vulnerability assessment to evaluation of methods and tools used to protect computer networks. 

Information on entry requirements can be found in the fact box for each semester – click on the plus sign to expand the box.

Course package content

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Semester 1

Computer Systems Administration 7.5 credits

Introduction to Linux and Python 7.5 credits

Computer Networks 15 credits

Semester 2

Advanced Routing 7.5 credits

Network Security 7.5 credits

Converged Optimized Networks 15 credits

Autumn 2019 (Campus based, Halmstad, 100%)
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Basic level

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Entry requirements:

Basic eligibility for university studies. Mathematics B. Applicants must also have written and verbal command of the English language equivalent to English course 6 (Swedish Upper-Secondary School). This can be proved by grades from English education or by such tests as:

  • IELTS: score (Academic) of 6.5 or more (with none of the sections scoring less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL paper based: score of 4.5 in written test and a total score of 575
  • TOEFL internet-based: score of 20 in written test and a total score of 90

Selection rules:

Selection is made on the basis of the required educational background.

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Language of instruction:

Teaching is in English.