48 months
16425 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
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Study a Computer Systems and Networks (Hons) course at Edinburgh Napier University that focusses on employability across a broad area of computer systems.

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Computer networks form the backbone of the information world, from personal mobile devices to social media and large scale corporate data services.

With this growing trend there is a high demand for accomplished engineers who can design, develop and maintain networked hardware and software.

This Computer Systems and Networks (Hons) course at Edinburgh Napier University  focuses on key aspects of networks, computer systems and application development which will extend to database systems and human-computer interaction.

You will gain academic knowledge in areas of computer systems with the possibility to broaden your skills through a year long work placement.

Course details

This course will allow you to develop an understanding of the design and evaluation of network systems hardware and software.

During your studies you will develop an understanding of the concepts and principles of network operation, including the storage, retrieval and analysis of data.

In year three you will develop the ability to specify the hardware and software required for networked services in a structured and systematic manner.

Finally, you will learn to apply the concepts and principles of networks and network services to the development and delivery of networked applications in year four.

Career opportunities include:

  • Network Systems Administrators
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Architect
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Network Designer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Software Development 
  • Information Systems in Organisations
  • Computer Systems 
  • Practical Networks 
  • Database Systems Applications
  • Development Systems and Services

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Standard Entry Requirement

  • BBBC
  • National 5 grade C in Maths and English.

Minimum Offer Entry Requirement

  • BCCC
  • National 5 grade C in Maths and English.

A Level

  • CCC
  • GCSE grade C/4 in Maths and English.

Irish Leaving Certificate

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

  • Minimum grades MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit) in a related subject.
  • GCSE grade C/4 in Maths and English.

BTEC (QCF) National Diploma Level 3 plus A Level

  • Minimum grades MM (Merit, Merit) and A Level grade C

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • Award of Diploma with 27 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4.
  • Grade 4 in SL Maths and English.

European Baccalaureate

  • Pass at 70% or above with grade 7 in three subjects.
  • Grade 6 in Maths and English.
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications. Specific entry requirements by country.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16425 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16425 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland: £9,250
  • Overseas and EU: £16,425

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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