Computer Networks Engineering BSc (Hons)
BSc with Foundation: I121
Full Time: 3 years
Full Time Foundation: 4 years
Part Time: 4 - 6 years
Fees UK 23/24:
Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,540 per 20 credit module
Integrated Foundation Year: £9,250
Fees International 23/24:
Full Time: £14,750
Integrated Foundation Year: £14,750
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The BSc Computer Networks Engineering degree 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. These capabilities are applicable to a wide range of professional roles within computer engineering. 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 throughout the network engineering course.
- 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
Computer networking engineering BSc 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. It is also a great chance to network with professionals with several years of experience in computer engineering industries.
Our Computer Networks Engineering degree gives you the opportunity to explore different ideas and develop innovative solutions to current issues in the computing industry. This three-year network engineering course will give you an insight into the computing industry, investigating the wide-reaching influences that computers and computing technology have on the world. As you explore these influences, we will help you to find your ideal path for a career in Computing.
During your first year of the computer network engineering degree, you will study common computer science modules, such as Communication Networks, Computer Systems, Software Engineering Fundamentals, Mathematics for Computer Science, Web Development, Problem Solving & Programming. These modules will help you build a foundation for more advanced topics in subsequent years.
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. There will also be a group project where you will be a part of a small team; you will be tasked 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.
In your final year of study, you will further enhance your Computer Networks Engineering knowledge/skills. This will be done by completing 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 showcase your overall knowledge/skills learnt from the course.
Please note the modules shown here relate to the academic year 22/23. The modules relating to the academic year 23/24 will be available from June 2023.
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 network engineering 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 bands for study at undergraduate level.
For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.
2023/24 Tuition Fees
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 23/24 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
- UK – Full Time: £9,250
- UK – Part Time: £1,540 per 20 credit module
- UK – Integrated Foundation Year: £9,250
- International – Full Time: £14,750
- International – Integrated Foundation Year: £14,750
There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2023 entry.
2022/23 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
There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2022 entry.
For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.
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 Computer Networks Engineering 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. We do this 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.
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.
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.
Senior Lecturer - Computing
Dr Triantafyllos Kanakis holds a PhD in Wireless and Mobile Communications from the University of Greenwich, and has participated in major international scientific and technical conferences and forums as a presenter, while he has tens of scientific and technical publications in international journals and conferences.
Joining UON in 2014, Dr Kanakis is now a senior lecturer on the computer network engineering courses at the University of Northampton.
Careers and Employability
Studying our BSc Computer Networks Engineering degree will allow you to pursue a wide range of professional careers in computer engineering.
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.
Successful completion of this course could lead on to one of our postgraduate programmes: