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

  • 2021/22

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Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

UCAS

BEng (Hons)
Full Time
2 Years
28 Sep 2021
GCU Glasgow
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Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BEng (Hons) Full Time 2 Years 28 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.

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

Tuition fees 2021/22

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

*Scottish 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.

Additional costs

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 placement can be taken after completion of year three.

We have full industrial standard CISCO labs where networks can be analysed and 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 devices. Recent investments in our virtualized distance learning platform enables students to continue their learning off campus, this includes our innovative Netlab online laboratory system supporting both networking and digital security modules.