BSc (Hons) Network Security Management

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Programme Specification


Course Data

1
.

Awarding Institution/Body

Southampton Solent University

2
.

Teaching Institution

Southampton Solent University

3
.

Course Accredited by

N/A

4
.

QAA Benchmarking Group

Computing

5
.

QAA Framework for Higher
Education

Qualifications Level

6

6
.

Final Award

BSc (Hons) Network Security Management

7
.

UCAS Code

G550

8
.

JACS Code

G550

9
.

Course Code(s)

BNSMF1, BNSMF2, BNSMF3

10
.

Language of Instruction

English

11
.

Language of Assessment

English

12
.

Mode of Study

Full
-
time/ Flexible

13
.

Faculty

Maritime and Technology

14
.

Programme

Computer Networking Programme

15
.

Foundation Year

G551

(Annex 3)

16
.

Placement Year

N/A


17.

Aims of the Programme


The
Computer Networking

Programme aims to:




Provide an intellectually

challenging framework for the student to develop the analytical
and critical thinking skills expected of a Graduate generally, and a professional in the
internet working and web design industries specifically.




Enable the graduate to work effectively with
in the social, ethical and legal frameworks
associated with a computer network, internet and web professional.




Promote a self
-
managed and enquiring approach to learning and work, and develop the
application of independent judgement.




Thoughtfully prepare
the graduate for the world of work and develop the life
-
long learning
skills required for career development in a rapidly changing technological environment.




Develop communication skills in a broad range of spoken, written and computer
-
based
media.




Devel
op the skills of collaborative working in a professional and social context.


In addition, the specific aims of the BSc (Hons)
Network Security Management

are to:




Equip the students with the skills to plan, design and implement secure computer networks
to

a given requirement.




Develop an understanding of the security context in which computer networks are
deployed.




Prepare the graduate for professional recognition by the British Computer Society.


18.

Intended Course Learning Outcomes



On successful co
mpletion of the course, students should be able to:


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Knowledge and Understanding

K1)

Recognise the security context within which computer networks are designed and deployed.

K2)

Select appropriate technologies for the development of network infrastructure
s.

K3)

Explain the rationale and principles of computer network security systems.


Teaching, Learning and Assessment:

Lead lectures, tutorials, student and tutor led seminars, laboratory and computer workshops,
presentations, problem based learning scena
rios.


Cognitive Skills

C1)

Evaluate and analyse a company’s requirements for a computer networking installation and
design a suitable system.

C2)

Evaluate the constraints and opportunities associated with networking technologies in a
security context.

C
3)

Specify and design secure web based solutions to real
-
world problems.


Teaching, Learning and Assessment:

Lead lectures, tutorials, laboratory and computer workshops.


Practical and Professional Skills

P1)

Apply a systematic approach to the solution o
f the problems associated with the
implementation of secure computer networks.

P2)

Undertake research based activities using a range of appropriate resources.

P3)

Apply computer based tools and applications in various contexts.


Teaching, Learning and As
sessment:

Tutorials, student and tutor led seminars, laboratory and computer workshops, projects,
presentations, problem based learning scenarios.


Transferable and Key Skills

T1)

Work effectively in collaboration with others.

T2)

Present information usi
ng a range of different communication media.

T3)

Make appropriate self
-
assessment judgements about their own learning.


Teaching, Learning and Assessment:

Tutorials, student and tutor led seminars, projects, group projects, presentations.







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19. Map

of Units to Intended Course Learning Outcomes







Unit Title

Knowledge &
Understanding

Cognitive

Practical &
Professional

Transferable &
Key

K1

K2

K3

C1

C2

C3

P
1

P2

P3

T1

T2

T3

FHEQ Level 4

Internet Technology















Introduction to
Security


















Introduction to
Networking


















Network Foundation















Network Applications

















Group Project


















FHEQ Level 5

Developing for the
Internet
















Network Security


















Network
Implementation

















Data Communications
and Networks
















Network Operating
Systems

















Graduate Development
















FHEQ Level 6

Curriculum Plus













Emerging Web
Technologies

















Security Management

















Network Management


















Computer Networks
















Cloud Computing


















Project


















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20. Course Structure and Assessment Summary


Code

Unit Name

Credit

Type

Mode

Assessment Weighting
%


AE1

AE2

AE3

AE4

FHEQ Level 4

SWD309

Internet Technology

20

C

PC

50

50



NSM100

Introduction to Security

20

C

PC

100




CEN159

Introductio
n to Networking

20

C

PC

100




CEN160

Network Foundation

20

C

PC

50

50



CEN161

Network Applications

20

C

PC

60

40



SMT133

Group Project

20

C

PC

30

70



FHEQ Level 5

SWD292

Developing for the Internet

20

C

PC

50

50



NSM101

Network Security

20

C

PC

100




CEN162

Network Implementation

20

C

PC

60

40



CEN163

Data Communications and Networks

20

C

PC

40

60



CEN164

Network Operating Systems

20

C

PC

60

40



SMT130

Graduate Development

20

C

BL

80

20



FHEQ Level 6


Curriculum Plus

20

O

See CP Progra
mme details

MED170

Emerging Web Technologies

20

O

PC

60

40



NSM102

Security Management

20

C

PC

30

70



CEN166

Network Management

20

C

PC

30

70



ECT211

Computer Networks

20

O

PC

40

60



NSM103

Cloud Computing

20

O

PC

100




PRJ154

Project

40

C

PC

10

20

60

10


Unit type
: C = Core/Compulsory O = Option


Unit mode
: PC = Period Campus BK = Block Delivery BL = Blended Learning

DL = Distance Learning and Self
-
Directed Learning EL = E
-
Learning EX = Experiential

PL = Placement WB = Work B
ased Learning

Assessment Weighting
: AE1 = Assessment Element 1 AE2 = Assessment Element 2

AE3 = Assessment Element 3 AE4 = Assessment Element 4


Flexible Mode of Delivery:

In addition to the full time mode of course delivery, students may study
the above course on a flexible part time basis. In such cases, students must agree with the course
leader which units they will study each academic year (min. 40 credits/ max. 100 credits) and all
units must have been completed within 8 years from starting
. It is expected that students will
normally complete a level of study before progressing to the next level. Students will be expected
to attend the sessions timetabled for delivery of the unit to the full time students.











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21.

Admissions

For ful
l details of the standard admission requirements for this course please see the University’s
website:
-


http://www.solent.ac.uk/courses/courses.aspx


Advanced standing

Candidates with appropriate

certificated prior learning (or where they can demonstrate that they
have achieved all the learning outcomes of an earlier stage/level) may be considered for advanced
standing and admitted directly onto an appropriate stage or level of the course.


Non St
andard Entry

Students without one of the qualifications indicated on the entry profile may be considered on the
basis of previously achieved certificated learning, experiential learning and/or work
-
related
experience.


22.

Regulation of Assessment

Asse
ssment is carried out in accordance with Southampton Solent University’s Assessment
Regulations and Assessment Policy, as set out in the current edition of the Academic Handbook
(Section 2O).


Accreditation of Prior Learning

Where a student wishes to appl
y for the accreditation of prior learning on the basis of certificated
or experiential learning, they should follow the normal University APL procedure.


Progression

Entry to Level 5:



120 FHEQ Level 4 credits

Entry to Level 6:



120 FHEQ Level 4 credit
s + 120 FHEQ Level 5 credits



Awards

120 credits, with a minimum of 120 at

FHEQ Level 4 or higher:

Certificate of Higher Education

240 credits, with a minimum of 120 at

FHEQ Level 5 or higher:

Diploma of Higher Education

300 credits:

360 credits:

Ordina
ry Degree*

Honours Degree**


* Students may be awarded an Ordinary degree having been assessed in 360 credits and successfully
completed at least 300 credits with at least 60 credits at FHEQ Level 6.


**Students may be awarded an Honours degree having bee
n assessed in 360 credits and successfully
completed at least 340 credits, with at least 100 credits at FHEQ Level 6.


Classification

The degree classification for
BSc (Hons) Network Security Management

is determined by the
aggregation of Level 5 and Level

6 marks in the ratio of 30:70.



23.

Notes


Exemption(s) from Southampton Solent University Assessment Policy/Regulations:

None


Exemption(s) from the Southampton Solent University Academic Framework:

None


Special Provisions relating to requirements of

Professional/Statutory Bodies:

None

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Annex 1

Map to Computing Subject Benchmark (2007)


Threshold*

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate a requisite understanding of the main body of
knowledge for their programme of study

K1, K2, K3

Understand and apply essentia
l concepts, principles and
practice of the subject in the context of well
-
defined scenarios,
showing judgement in the selection and application of tools and
techniques

C1, C2, C3

Produce work involving problem identification, the analysis, the
design or t
he development of a system with appropriate
documentation recognising the important relationships between
these. The work will show problem solving and evaluation skills,
drawing on supporting evidence, and demonstrate a requisite
understanding of the need

for quality

P1, P3, C3

Demonstrate transferable skills with an ability to under
guidance and as a team member

P2, T1, T2, T3

Identify appropriate practices within a professional and ethical
framework and understand the need for continuing professional
d
evelopment

T3

Discuss applications based upon the body of knowledge

T2


* This is intended to mean that all students (taken over all years) graduating with an honours
degree in this discipline will have achieved this.





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Annex 2

Learning Outcomes for e
xit awards


1.

Learning Outcomes for Award of Cert HE in Network Security Management:


Knowledge and Understanding

K1)

Recognise the key components of network infrastructure.

K2)

Describe the operating characteristics of hardware sub
-
systems.

K3

Describe
security threats and countermeasures.


Cognitive Skills

C1)

Interpret a range of network models.

C2)

Assess the role of the network security manager.


Practical and Professional Skills

P1)

Use a range of specialist software tools.

P2)

Gather and interpret
information from secondary sources.

P3)

Structure routine problems and apply appropriate solutions.


Transferable and Key Skills

T1)

Contribute to the work of a group.

T2)

Communicate clearly and effectively.


2.

Learning Outcomes for Award of Dip HE in Ne
twork Security Management:


Knowledge and Understanding

K1)

Compare and contrast a range of network technologies.

K2)

Explain the rationale and principles of computer network security systems.


Cognitive Skills

C1)

Realise network designs.

C2)

Evaluate net
work security issues.


Practical and Professional Skills

P1)

Apply specialist computer based tools and applications.

P2)

Assess the usefulness of gathered information.


Transferable and Key Skills

T1)

Work in collaboration with others.

T2)

Communicate effe
ctively with an intended audience.

T3)

Assess personal strengths and areas for personal development.


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Annex 3

Supplementary Information: Level 3 Technology Foundation Programme pathway


Programme Specification


Course Data

1.

Awarding Institution/Body

South
ampton Solent University

2.

Teaching Institution

Southampton Solent University

3.

Programme Accredited by

N/A

4.

QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

N/A

5.

QAA Framework for Higher Education
Qualifications Level

3

6.

Final Award

N/A

7.

UCAS Code

See relevant degree

8.

JACS C
ode

See relevant degree

9.

Course Code(s)

See named awards list

10.

Language of Instruction

English

11.

Language of Assessment

English

12.

Mode
of Study

Full Time / Flexible

13.

Faculty

Maritime and Technology

14. Programme

Technology Foundation

15. Foundation year

N
o

16. Placement Year

No



17.

Aims of the Programme


The
Technology Foundation P
rogramme aims to:




Provide a range of knowledge and skills appropriate for further study in a chosen subject area



Establish a confident and self
-
directed approach to learnin
g



Establish an understanding of the expectations, standards and ethos of Higher Education



Promote an appreciation for the role of technology and the 'technologist'



Establish an understanding of the nature of professional practice in a chosen discipline



Es
tablish a disciplined approach appropriate to higher education study



Encourage active engagement in the learning process



Promote collaborative working


18.

Intended Course Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of the course, students should be able

to:


Knowledge and Understanding

K1)

Recognise the importance, diverse applications and implications of technology

K2)

Apply the methods and working practices encompassed by specific technological subject
disciplines

K3)

Recognise the range of mathematica
l techniques utilised in technology


Teaching, Learning and Assessment:

Acquired through bounded preparation tasks, computer based learning resources and occasional
lectures. Assessed through presentations, portfolios and written reports.


Cognitive Skill
s

C1)

Apply mathematical principles to an understanding of real
-
world problems

C2)

Solve routine and non
-
routine problems using a range of technological concepts and
principles


Teaching, Learning and Assessment:

Acquired through problem solving activities
, tutorials and analysis of data drawn from laboratory
work. Assessed through portfolios, written reports and time
-
constrained assignments.

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Practical and Professional Skills

P1)

Present information using an appropriate range of information technologies

P2
)

Use numbers confidently

P3)

Identify, retrieve and appropriately use information from a range of sources

P4)

Record information accurately


Teaching, Learning and Assessment:

Acquired through group and individual activity sessions, tutorials and the cond
uct of laboratory

experiments. Assessed through portfolio.


Transferable and Key Skills

T1)

Accurately report the conduct of, and outputs from practical activities

T2)

Make independent judgements about personal performance

T3)

Work productively as a membe
r of a group


Teaching, Learning and Assessment:

Acquired through group and individual activity sessions and tutorials, self and peer
-
assessment.
Assessed through presentations, portfolios and written reports.

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19. Map of Units to Intended Course Learning

Outcomes




Unit Title

Knowledge &
Understanding

Cognitive

Practical &
Professional

Transferable &
Key

K1

K2

K3

C1

C2

P1

P2

P3

P4

T1

T2

T3

Level Three

Group Technology Project





















Degree Related Project



















Information

and Analysis



















Technology Concepts and
Processes





















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20. Course Structure and Assessment Summary


Code

Unit Name

Credit

Type

Mode

Assessment Weighting
%


AE1

AE2

AE3

AE4

Level Three

TFP104

Group Technology Project

3
0

C

BK

60

40



TFP105

Degree Related Project

30

C

PC

60

40



TFP106

Information and Analysis

30

C

PC

50

50



TFP107

Technology Concepts and Processes

30

C

PC

50

50




Unit type
: C = Core/Compulsory

O = Option


Unit mode
: PC = Period Campus BK = Block

Delivery BL = Blended Learning

DL = Distance Learning and Self
-
Directed Learning EL = E
-
Learning EX = Experiential

PL = Placement WB = Work Based Learning

Assessment Weighting
: AE1 = Assessment Element 1 AE2 = Assessment Element 2

AE3 = Asse
ssment Element 3 AE4 = Assessment Element 4


Flexible Mode of Delivery

In addition to the full time mode of course delivery, students may study the above course on a
flexible part time basis. In such cases, students must agree with the course leader which
units they
will study each academic year (min. 40 credits/ max. 100 credits) and all units must have been
completed within 2 years from starting. It is expected that students will normally complete a level
of study before progressing to the next level. S
tudents will be expected to attend the sessions
timetabled for delivery of the unit to the full time students.


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21.

Admissions


For full details of the standard admission requirements for this course please see the University’s
website:


http://www.solent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/foundation
-
year
-
options/technology
-
foundation
-
year.aspx


Advanced standing

Not applicable.



Non Standard
Entry

Students without one of the qualifications indicated on the entry profile may be considered on the
basis of previously achieved certificated learning, experiential learning and/or work
-
related
experience.


22.

Regulation of Assessment


Assessment i
s carried out in accordance with Southampton Solent University’s Assessment
Regulations and Assessment Policy, as set out in the current edition of the Academic Handbook
(Section 2O).


Progression

Students may progress to Level 4 of their chosen named deg
ree pathway having successfully
completed 120 credits.


Awards

120 Level 3 credits Foundation Certificate (exit award)


23.

Notes


Exemption(s) from Southampton Solent University Assessment Policy/Regulations:


None


Exemption(s) from the Southampton Solent University Academic Framework:



Exceptionally, whilst the course structure is comprised of 30 credit units, the normal limitation on
compensation to a maximum of 20 credits will be waived and students may be compen
sated to a
maximum of 30 credits. (Approved by Academic Services January 2012)


Special Provisions relating to requirements of Professional/Statutory Bodies:



None