BEng (Hons) Computer Networking (Year 3 entry)

With today's advancing technologies comes the increasing threat of cybercrime. The National Cyber Security Strategy makes clear the importance of good network defences in securing the UK. GCU has developed a suite of programmes which provide the opportunity to be at the forefront of defending cyberspace from sophisticated malicious attacks and future threats.

Computer Networking provides an in-depth knowledge of the IT network infrastructure needed to run large enterprise and wide area network deployments. It focuses on the specification, design, deployment and troubleshooting of complex network topologies. We have the best networking labs in Scotland and teach this subject to CISCO ‘network professional' standards.

Your career

Enter the communication networks, security engineering and digital forensics sector, an industry which employs one in three of all jobs within the IT sector. Our computer networking engineering graduates could find themselves working in IT/network infrastructure support or as a network engineer.

Year 3

Quantitative Methods and Cryptography, Advanced Routing, IT Project Management 1, Advanced Switching, Integrated Design Project 3, Research Skills and Professional Issues.

Year 4

IT Project Management 2, Internet Security, Network Simulation, Software Defined Networks, Honours Project.

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

Study Options

  • 2020/21

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Mode of study

Duration

Start date

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BEng (Hons)
Full Time
2 Years
29 Sep 2020
GCU Glasgow
I110
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BEng (Hons) Full Time 2 Years 29 Sep 2020 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Study Options

  • 2021/22

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Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

UCAS

 

BEng (Hons)
Full Time
2 Years
17 Sep 2021
GCU Glasgow
I110
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BEng (Hons) Full Time 2 Years 17 Sep 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Year 3
College HND: Computer Networking or Computing Technical Support - graded units AA
Please note - specific modules are required for entry. Full attendance and successful completion of the GCU Summer School Maths course is required.

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Additional information

Modern Apprenticeships

If you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF level 6 in a relevant discipline this would be equivalent to two highers at B.

Relevant experience (RPL)

GCU’s flexible entry policies exist to allow relevant work experience and prior learning to be considered towards standard entry or advanced entry into a course. If you have three to five years of relevant work experience, you can apply for the degree that interests you and get in touch with our admissions team about your application and your eligibility for Recognition of Prior Learning.

International pathways

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for our pre-sessional English programme which is taught at our Glasgow campus.

Join GCU in September 2020

We are looking forward to welcoming you to what will be a great new academic year at GCU and we hope you choose this as your study destination. Your experience as an applicant and new student remains our priority. We will be doing everything we can to make sure you enjoy learning through our blended approach of online and face-to-face teaching and to give you as many opportunities to create new friendships and experience everything the GCU community has to offer you!

The health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff will continue to be our highest priority as rules around social distancing are eased. For more information on the things what you can expect from your first term at GCU, visit our Frequently Asked Questions pages or make an enquiry today.

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Tuition fees 2020/21

Home: £1,820*
RUK: £9,250**
EU: £1,820*
International: £12,250

*Scottish and EU student tuition fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.
**Students from rest of UK will pay no more than £27,750 towards the total fees of a three or four-year degree.

Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only. Fees and refund policy.

As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.

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Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2 million per year.

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An optional one-year industrial placementcan be taken after completion of Year 3.

We have full industrial standard CISCO labs where networks can be analysedand investigated for vulnerabilities. These allow the students to plan, design,implement, secure and troubleshoot complex enterprise class networks.These labs are the largest in Scotland supported by over 200 devicesRecent investments in our virtualized distance learning platform enablesstudents to continue their learning off campus, this includes our innovativeNetlab online laboratory system supporting both networking and digital security modules.