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Computer Networks Engineering BSc (Hons)

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    3 years full time
    4 years full time (with Foundation)
    4-6 years part time

  • Starting:

    September

  • Fees UK:

    Full Time: £9,250 Part Time: £1,500 per 20 credit module Integrated Foundation Year: £9,250

  • Fees International:

    Full Time: £14,000 Integrated Foundation Year: £14,000

  • 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 894503

Overview


Course subject to validation for September 2022, available to apply through UCAS

The Computer Networks Engineering BSc (Hons) programme enables students to develop and apply a range of analytical techniques and problem-solving skills to real-world computer networking scenarios. Students build their professional capabilities independently and as part of a team in a systematic practical manner applicable to a wide range of professional roles. Through their learning journey, students will study modern networking theories and will devise solutions to real problems. Students will have the opportunity to have a hands-on modern networking lab and access to simulation tools and cloud systems.

Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

Updated 23/11/2021

Highlights


  • Progression courses available
  • Student Support Initiative
  • Students will have the opportunity to join the world’s largest professional body at discount rates and join the UON IEEE Student Branch, through which they can get in contact with students from other academic institutes worldwide.
  • The chance to attend the annual UON IoT Workshop with guest speakers and presenters from the local, national and international industry.
  • HP laptop and software included with this course for eligible students* (*see Eligibility criteria and Terms and Conditions)

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UON IoT Workshop

Students will have the opportunity to attend the annual UON IoT Workshop with guest speakers and presenters from the local, national and international industry. This is a great opportunity for the students to meet and work with colleagues from different year groups but also with professionals with several years in the industry.

Course Content


  • Our Computer Networks Engineering programme gives you the opportunity to explore different ideas and develop innovative solutions to current issues in the computing industry. This three-year Computer Sciences degree will give you an insight into the computing industry, investigating the wide-reaching influences that computers and computing technology have on the world, while making contributions to help find your ideal path for a career in Computing.

    Year 1

    During your first year of this programme, you will study common computer science modules (e.g., Communication Networks, Computer Systems, Software Engineering Fundamentals, Mathematics for Computer Science, Web Development, Problem Solving & Programming) which help you build a foundation for more advanced topics in subsequent years.

    Year 2

    In your second year, you will continue your journey with the core Communication Networks Engineering modules such as Computer Communications, Digital Communications, Microprocessors and Internet of Things, Mobile Application Development, Cloud Computing and Bid Data etc. You also need to do a group project where you will be a part of a small team to design and implement a solution of decent quality for a given task. This will help you develop not only technical skills but also key soft skills such as teamwork, effective communication, leadership, etc.

    Year 3

    In your final year of study, you will further enhance your Computer Networks Engineering knowledge/skills by doing high-level modules such as Cloud and Advanced Network Technologies, Cybersecurity and Applied Cryptography and Advanced AI and Applications etc. You are also expected to complete an independent dissertation on a topic of your choice in the field of Computer Science (with some guidance from an assigned supervisor). This benchmarking module will allow you to show case your overall knowledge/skills learnt from the course.

  • 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.

    Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) Entry Requirements

    Admission to this foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course you wish to study.

    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 bandsfor study at undergraduate level.

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

  • 22/23 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 22/23 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Full Time: £9,250
    • UK – Part Time: £1,500 per 20 credit module
    • UK – Integrated Foundation Year: £9,250 for the foundation year; thereafter standard fees apply
    • International – Full Time: £14,000
    • International – Integrated Foundation Year: £14,000 for the foundation year; thereafter standard fees apply
    Additional Costs

    There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2022 entry.

    21/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Full Time: £9,250
    • UK – Part Time: £1,465 per 20 credit module
    • UK – Integrated Foundation Year: £6,780
    • International – Full Time: £13,000
    • International – Integrated Foundation Year: £13,000
    Additional Costs

    There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2021 entry.

     

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

  • Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

    Computing MSc (with or without Placement)

    Computing (Computer Networks Engineering) MSc

  • At the University of Northampton, everything we do, from funded trips to paid internships, is to give you everything you need to make a difference when you leave.

    If you join this full time degree at Northampton you will receive a laptop when your course begins. The laptops are built to a bespoke custom specification ideal for use in the seminar room, collaborative group work or studying at home.

    Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

    To check out the full list of perks visit our Student Perks page.

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