COVID-19 Updates: For advice and updates for staff, students, and applicants who may have concerns about the coronavirus outbreak please visit our Situation Updates page.

Computing (Computer Networks Engineering) BEng (Hons) / MEng

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code:

    G421

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    3 years full time
    4-6 years part time

  • Starting:

    February/September

  • Fees UK/EU:

    Full Time: £9,250 Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module Integrated Foundation Year: £6,750

  • Fees International:

    Full Time: £12,900 Integrated Foundation Year: £12,900

  • Location:

    Waterside

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 892134

TEF Gold. Teaching Excellence Framework.

Overview


Computer networks are integral to everything, from home life to globally recognised brands. This programme gives you a technical understanding of computer networking, distributed computing, artificial intelligence design, data communications, mobile computing and multimedia technologies, whilst also learning their relevance to industry and commerce.

Updated 23/09/2020

Highlights


  • Acquisition of highly relevant vocational skills.
  • Student Support Initiative.
  • Emphasis on practical learning.
  • Integrated Masters programme available.
  • HP Laptop and software included with this course. Terms and Conditions apply

Course Content


  • When you graduate from our degree, you will have developed your independent thinking and flexibility within computer networking, mobile applications programming and the communications sectors of computing. You will have opportunities to reinforce your theoretical knowledge through practical work in our computer facilities.

    The integrated postgraduate element of this course expands your technical expertise while developing your awareness of the business context in which computing sits. There is an industry focus, giving you the opportunity to work towards professional qualifications, allowing you to become a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or Cisco Certifies Network Professional (CCNP). You will study three modules and complete a dissertation.

  • How will I be taught on Computing (Computer Networks Engineering) BEng (Hons) / MEng?

    You will be taught through a variety of activities and problem solving challenges, so that you can apply your theoretical knowledge. Being able to analyse problems, implement statistical methods, research solutions and apply them in new ways are all skills that are highly valued in the computing industry. When you finish this course you will be an independent thinker, capable of tackling challenges and diverse tasks.

    How will I be assessed?

    For the initial BEng (Hons) qualification, a wide range of assessment tools are used including essays, reports, and end of year examinations. For the subsequent MEng portion of the qualification assessment takes the form of:

    • coursework
    • oral presentations
    • group work
    • practical reports
    • critical reviews
    • a substantial independent research dissertation

    Are there any specialist facilities and features?

     

    • Acquisition of highly relevant vocational skills – CISCO, Microprocessors, O-O Programming, Prince2.
    • Exciting career opportunities: GE, HMGCC.
    • Up-to-date workstation hardware and software in dedicated laboratories.
    • Exclusive 24/7 access to a specialist laboratory.
    • An emphasis on practical learning to reinforce academic underpinnings in specialist laboratories – Robots.
    • A supportive approach to tuition with small classroom and laboratory sizes.
    • Student Support Initiative – Year 2 students mentor Year 1 students.
    • Computing Society – the largest Student Union’s Society.
  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer could be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. Applicants will be expected to have achieved GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

    For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

  • The Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

    If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year programme which includes an Integrated Foundation Year. The Integrated Foundation Year will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award.

    Featuring a reduced tuition fee in the first year, our four-year courses will enable you to successfully follow the degree pathway of your choice while gaining essential study skills. The foundation year of your chosen degree will be studied on a full-time basis and is aimed at supporting the transition to higher education. Years two, three and four are then studied as a standard degree programme.

  • UK & EU

    20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module

    Integrated Foundation Year: £6,750

    Fourth year will be charged at MSc rate, subject to inflationary increase.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

    Fourth year will be charged at MSc rate, subject to inflationary increase.

    International

    20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,900

    Fourth year will be charged at MSc rate, subject to inflationary increase.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,500

    Integrated Foundation Year: £12,900

    Fourth year will be charged at MSc rate, subject to inflationary increase.

  • This course includes an integrated postgraduate year, so that you can expand your understanding of a range of complex topics. We also offer this course without the postgraduate year. For more information see our Computing (Computer Networks Engineering) BEng page.

Upcoming Opendays

Open Days give you the best experience and insight to courses, people and facilities that interest you. Make your choice easier and come meet us.

Careers and Employability


This course will give you all of the skills and knowledge you need to get work in a range of roles including: computer systems hardware development, computer networking, software development, internet technology.