BEng (Hons) Computer Networking

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 1

Programming 1, Computer Networking 1, Web Platform Development 1, Integrated Project 1, Mathematics for Computing, Fundamentals of Computing.

Year 2

Secure Systems Administration, Computer Networking 2, Programming 2, Integrated Design Project 2, Database Development, Cyber Security Operations.

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.

  • 2019/20

Award

Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

UCAS

 

BEng (Hons)
Full Time
2 - 4 Years
16 Sep 2019
GCU Glasgow
I110
BSc (Hons)
Full Time
2 - 4 Years
16 Sep 2019
GCU Glasgow
I110
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BEng (Hons) Full Time 2 - 4 Years 16 Sep 2019 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
BSc (Hons) Full Time 2 - 4 Years 16 Sep 2019 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Standard entry requirements

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.

Year 1

Higher
BBBC including either Computing or Maths plus Nat 5 English at C. Maths must also be obtained at Nat 5 C if not taken at Higher level.
A-level
CCC including Computing or Maths plus GCSE English and Maths at C/4 if not taken at A level.
ILC Higher
H2 H2 H3 H3 including either Computing or Maths plus Ordinary level Maths and English at Grade 02
IB Diploma
24 points including either Maths or Computing
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in relevant subject at MMM plus GCSE English at Maths at C/4.

Year 3

HND
HND Computer Networking or Computing Technical Support with AA in the graded units plus passes in: Routing Technology unit or CCNA Semested 2 and either Mathematics for Computing 1, Mathematics for Computing: Essential Techniques or full attendance and successful completion of the GCU Summer School Maths programme

English language

Please note: if you are from a majority English speaking country, you may not be required to provide further proof of your English Language proficiency.

Additional information

Other academic and vocational qualifications

Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

International pathways

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the Academic English course.

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

Tuition fees 2019/20

Home: £1820** 
RUK: £9250*
EU: £1820** 
International: £11,845 

*Total tuition fees for RUK students completing a three or four year degree are capped at £27,750.

**Specific fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.

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 £2.5 million per year.

View our Undergraduate scholarships.

For new international students, particular care is taken around our induction events which begin on 14 September 2018 to welcome you to the UK and GCU prior to the start of teaching. There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus tours, city tours and social events where you can meet other international students. Where possible, we encourage you to arrange travel to allow you to arrive in time to enjoy these.

Find out more about international life at GCU.

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.