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

Graduates from this programme will have a defined learning outcome in computer science with a specialisation in network and system administration. A solid competence in computer science means that units like programming, algorithms, data structures, databases, operating systems, software engineering, and information security are included in the study programme. In addition, candidates have general competence that enables them to assume roles as trusted employees and good colleagues.

At the end of the study programme, the students are expected to have acquired the following learning outcome:

Knowledge

  • The candidate has broad knowledge of central topics, theories, problems, processes, tools, and methods in computer science.
  • The candidate has knowledge of programming, databases, operating systems and networks with a focus on the technical infrastructure created with the combination of these technologies.
  • The candidate is well aware of the concepts of scalability, reliability and security.The candidate has knowledge of research and development in network and system administration.
  • The candidate is able to update and extend the candidate's own knowledge and skills in network and system administration.
  • The candidate can explain professional work methods for development of IT systems.

Skills

  • The candidate can plan and implement computer networks including physical servers, basic internet services and standard applications.
  • The candidate can execute and automate tasks and establish good routines for administrative tasks within the context of IT service management.
  • The candidate can do change management in infrastructures, and integrate new computer systems into existing infrastructures.
  • The candidate can solve complex problems by means of abstraction, modelling, layering and hierarchies.
  • The candidate can work individually and within teams, in projects and groups.
  • The candidate commands relevant professional tools, techniques, and modes of expression.
  • The candidate can use tools which support development of IT systems.

General competence

  • The candidate has insight into relevant professional, legal, and ethical problems.
  • The candidate is aware of the role of IT in relation to humans, businesses and society.
  • The candidate can present relevant topics like theories, problems and solutions in written, oral and other applicable forms of expression.
  • The candidate can exchange arguments and share experience with others that have a background in the same field and by this can contribute to development of good practice.
  • The candidate is aware of innovation and innovation processes.

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 2012/2013

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        
IMT1381 IT Service Management C   5        
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 2013/2014

Coursecode Course name C/E *) ECTS each. semester
  S1(A) S2(S) S3(A) S4(S) S5(A) S6(S)
IMT2021 Algorithmic Methods C     10      
IMT2571 Data Modelling and Database Systems C     10      
IMT2521 Network Administration C     10      
IMT2282 Operating Systems C       10    
IMT2243 Software Engineering 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 2014/2015

Coursecode Course name C/E *) ECTS each. semester
  S1(A) S2(S) S3(A) S4(S) S5(A) S6(S)
IMT3005 Infrastructure as Code C         10  
IMT2631 Wireless Network Administration C         5  
IMT2641 Applied Network Security C         5  
Elective course, 10 ECTS E         10  
IMT3691 Routing and switching. C           10
IMT3912 Bachelor's thesis AIMT 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  
IMT3551 Digital Forensics E 5  
IMT2072 Ergonomics in digital media E 10  
IMT3102 Object-Oriented Software Development E 10  
IMT3281 Application Development E 10  
SMF1042 Basic Economics E 10  
IMT3501 Software Security E 10  
IMT3861 Stormaskiner E 10  
Sum: 0 0
*) C - Compulsory course, E - Elective course