• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


If you want to become a specialist network engineer, the Computer Network Engineering (Hons) BEng at University of Derby offers the ideal route to success. Including the opportunity for you to spend a year in industry, it is underpinned by expert teaching, strong professional links and first-class facilities. 

Computer networking is an increasingly prominent part of our lives. We are witnessing a substantial growth in the use of smart embedded devices and mobile devices. The Internet of Things (IoTs) is also revolutionising the way information about objects is collected and transmitted.

Such rapid advances have created an extremely high demand for professionals who have the skills and capability to design and implement computer networking hardware and software.

This course will bring you right up to date with topics related to computer networking such as topology design and networking hardware, as well as their applications in industry and research.


There is a high demand for professionals with expertise in developing, maintaining, securing and managing computer networks and computer network equipment.

With the BEng (Hons) Computer Network Engineering, you will gain a valuable and comprehensive understanding of this important subject area. The skills you acquire will be relevant to a broad spectrum of job opportunities in the computing field such as security, networks and computer systems design and management, electronic design and research.

You will graduate with in-depth knowledge of network design and the engineering side of network components, paving the way for you to pursue a career in the development and research of new network systems and architectures. This course also equips you with the management skills to lead network consultancy projects in future.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Programming
  • Signal and Circuit Analysis Techniques
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Engineering workshop
  • Analogue and Digital Electronics
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Project Management and Team Leadership
  • Hardware/software Codesign
  • Team Project
  • Electronic Communication Engineering
  • Wide Area Networks
  • Embedded Systems 
  • Distributed Networks
  • Communications Technology and Electromagnetic Compatibility (Option).
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Embedded Network Devices
  • Network Security

                                          English Language Requirements

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                                          • Minimum required score:


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                                          Academic Requirements

                                          General Requirements

                                          Typical entry requirements:
                                          • UCAS points - 120 (up to 16 from AS-levels).
                                          • Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
                                          Alternative entry qualifications:
                                          • BTEC - DDM
                                          • Access to HE Diploma - 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6

                                          Tuition Fee

                                          • International

                                            13250 GBP/year
                                            Tuition Fee
                                            Based on the original amount of 13250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                                          • EU/EEA

                                            9250 GBP/year
                                            Tuition Fee
                                            Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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                                          • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
                                          • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
                                          • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

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