Bachelor of Science in Network and System Administration - BDR

Short description

Bachelor of Science in Network and System Administration is an education which combines traditional higher education with practical skills. The students will gain an understanding of:

  • Quality of service/helpdesk
  • Planning for capacity
  • Troubleshooting
  • Importance of documentation
  • User-friendliness
  • Follow up the IT-strategy/policy of an organization

There is a heavy emphasis on solving practical tasks such as:

  • Programming and scripting
  • Case-study of existing solutions
  • Planning and designs of different kinds of infrastructure
  • Installing and configuration of different services in virtual environments

All practical skills are rooted in ITIL framework for IT Service Management. ITIL is the leading standard for best practice in IT-support which everybody working in this field has to relate to both in present and future.

Language: The lectures are mainly held in Norwegian.

Duration

3 years180 ECTS creditsUndergraduate programme leading to a Bachelor's degree.The study programme is offered by the Faculty of Computer Science andMedia Technology.

Expected learning outcomes

The study will provide the students with the necessary skills to enter junior positions as network administrator or system administrator. The students will be trained in practical and theoretical aspects of computers and networks, focusing on the core principles of policy, scalability, reliability and security.

The study has a special emphasis on:

  • Basic technological subjects – It is a goal to give the students a fundamental technological understanding since that’s a necessary platform to work efficient with tasks related to IT-operation
  • Administration of IT-solutions – It is a goal to make the students understand the necessity to establish automatic and safe routines of IT-operations. The students are able to formulate and document these routines.

Target Group

Students looking for a combined theoretical and practical studyprogramme in computer science focused on administration of computers andnetworks.

Admission Criteria

General matriculation requirement + Mathematics R1 (2MX).

Course Structure

The programme combines topics from classical computer science educationwith practical work administrating computers and networks, and alsomanagement oriented topics to provide a solid understanding of ITservice management in general and how an IT infrastructure has to worktowards fulfilling the overall goals of its host organization and customers.

Table of subjects

1st year Bachelor of Science in Network and System Administration 2010/2011

Coursecode Course name C/E *) ECTS each. semester
  S1(A) S2(S) S3(A) S4(S) S5(A) S6(S)
IMT1031 Fundamental Programming C 10          
REA1101 Mathematics for computer science C 10          
IMT1121 Introduction to information security C 10          
IMT1082 Object-Oriented Programming C   10        
IMT2431 Data Communication and Network Security C   10        
REA1081 Statistics C   5        
Sum: 30 30 0 0 0 0
*) C - Compulsory course, E - Elective course

2nd year Bachelor of Science in Network and System Administration 2011/2012

Coursecode Course name C/E *) ECTS each. semester
  S1(A) S2(S) S3(A) S4(S) S5(A) S6(S)
IMT2521 Network Administration C     10      
IMT2571 Data Modelling and Database Systems C     10      
IMT2021 Algorithmic Methods C     10      
IMT2243 Software Engineering C       10    
IMT2282 Operating Systems C       10    
IMT3441 Database and application administration C       10    
Sum: 0 0 30 30 0 0
*) C - Compulsory course, E - Elective course

3rd year Bachelor of Science in Network and System Administration 2012/2013

Coursecode Course name C/E *) ECTS each. semester
  S1(A) S2(S) S3(A) S4(S) S5(A) S6(S)
IMT3292 System Administration C         10  
Elective course, 10 ECTS E           10
IMT3912 Bachelor's thesis C           20
Sum: 0 0 0 0 30 30
*) C - Compulsory course, E - Elective course

Electives

Coursecode Course name C/E *) ECTS each. semester
  S1(A) S2(S)
IMT3491 Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing E 5  
IMT3771 Introduction to Cryptology E 5  
IMT3551 Digital Forensics E 5  
IMT2072 Ergonomics in digital media E 10  
IMT3501 Software Security E 10  
IMT3281 Software Development E 10  
IMT3102 Object-Oriented Software Development E 10  
SMF1042 Basic Economics E 10  
IMT3861 Mainframes E 10  
IMT3681 IT-management E   5
IMT3591 Artificial Intelligence E   10
IMT3521 Introduction to security Planning and Incident Handling E   10
IMT3511 Discrete Mathematics E   10
IMT2291 Web Technology E   10
SMF2051 Organizational Management including Labour Laws E   10
IMT1132 Introduction to information security risk management E   10
Sum: 0 0
*) C - Compulsory course, E - Elective course