University of Westminster

Course Introduction

As a student on our Computer and Network Engineering courses you will benefit from fantastic facilities and resources, including numerous laboratories offering access to Windows, Linux and Unix platforms, running industry'standard, computer'aided analysis and design applications. You will be based at our Cavendish Campus in the heart of London, close to major industry headquarters and the City. The course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, and covers the learning outcomes for the Engineering Council's Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK'SPEC). It incorporates the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) curriculum, enabling you to complete the CCNA qualification while studying for your degree. You will be able to take a year'long industry placement between Years 2 and 3, giving you a competitive edge in the job market and contributing to your development towards Chartered Engineer status.

Course Modules

Year 1: Audio processing using an embedded; microcomputer; computer networks and communications; digital systems; electronics and circuits; mathematics; programming. Year 2: Local and; wide'area networks; network software engineering; operating systems; professional employability skills. Year 3: Business finance and management; distributed systems and network software; enterprise network engineering; individual project; multimedia streaming.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time Including Foundation Year
BSc (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Full Time Including Foundation Year
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level DDE-CC
  • SQA Advanced Higher CD
  • Irish Leaving Certificates CCDDD
  • International Baccalaureate 24
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units) MM
  • BTEC National Diploma PPM
  • BTEC National Award
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Key Course Information

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76% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 76%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 93%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 89%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

70% Go on to work and/or study

In work 56
Studying 7
Studying and working 7
Unemployed 24
Unknown 7

32% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 54%

Total Coursework: 32%

Total Practical: 14%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation