BEng (Hons) Computer Systems and Networks

Undergraduate, Full-time

Computer Systems and Networks BEng (Hons)



Study a course that focusses on employability across a broad area of computer systems

Overview

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 course 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.

Mode of Study:

Full-time

Duration:

4 years

Start date:

Sep

UCAS code:

H602

Placement:

Yes

Study Abroad:

Yes


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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.

  • calendar How you’ll be taught

    Lectures and tutorials.

  • note and pen Assessments

    Mixture of practical assignments, essays and exams.

  • briefcase Work placement

    A one year supervised work experience is available, intended to develop overall graduate attributes and employability.

  • study abroad Study abroad

    International study is available, and is intended to develop overall graduate attributes and global citizenship.

Popular modules

Year 1

  • Software Development 1
  • Information Systems in Organisations
  • Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Systems 1
  • Practical Networks 1

Year 2

  • Database Systems Applications
  • Development Systems and Services
  • Mathematical Approaches to Data Communications
  • Practical Networks 2

Year 3

  • Network Security and Cryptography
  • Project Management for IS
  • Networked Services
  • Group Project

Year 4

  • Mobile Communication
  • Information: Society and Security
  • Practical Network 3
  • Security testing and Advanced Network Forensics
  • Honours Project

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Disclaimer

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

Minimum year 1

SQA Higher

Typical Entry Requirement

BBBC

National 5 grade C in Maths and English.

Adjusted Offer Entry Requirement

BCCC

National 5 grade C in Maths and English.

You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet specific widening participation criteria as outlined in our contextual admissions policy. Click here for further information about our entry requirements and admissions policies.

A Level

CCC

GCSE grade C/4 in Maths and English.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Pre-2017 Grading System:

B1, B3, B3, B3 at Higher Level and grade C2 in Ordinary Level Maths and English.

New Grading System:

H2, H3, H3, H3 at Higher Level and grade O4 in Ordinary Level Maths and English.

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

Minimum grades MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit) in a related subject.

GCSE grade C/4 in Maths and English.

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.

Minimum year 2

HNC

Pass in a related subject with grade B in the graded unit.

SQA Advanced Higher

BBC

A Level

BBB

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

Minimum grades DDD (Distinction, Distinction, Distinction) in a related subject.

Minimum year 3

HND

Pass in a related subject with grades BB at SCQF Level 8 in the graded unit(s).

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2018/19 2019/20
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland (RUK) £9,000 £9,250
Overseas £14,350 tba
RUK Students starting in 2018/19 will be invoiced the 2018/19 fee for 3 years of their 4 years of study. Students starting in 2019/20 will be invoiced the 2019/20 fee for 3 years of their 4 years of study.


Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

Careers

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Career opportunities include:

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