University of Westminster

Course Introduction

As a student on one of our Computer and Network Engineering courses you will benefit from fantastic facilities and resources. These include numerous laboratories offering access to Windows, Linux and Unix platforms, running industry'standard, computer'aided analysis and design applications. Our aim is to develop graduates with the right skill'set in computer systems and networking for today's job market; as with all of our computing teaching, you will be based at our Cavendish Campus in the heart of London, close to major industry headquarters and the City. Our courses are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Engineering Council, enabling graduates to become Chartered and Incorporated Engineers after gaining professional experience. Our graduates have gone on to work for the BBC, British Aerospace, BT, GEC, Nokia, and smaller, private companies. Some have started up their own businesses in manufacturing or consultancy.

Course Modules

Year 1: Audio processing using an embedded microcomputer; computer networks and communications; digital systems; electronics and circuits; mathematics; programming. Year 2: Applied cryptography; local and wide'area networks; network software engineering operating systems; professional employability skills; threats and counter measures. Year 3: Business finance and management; distributed systems and network software; enterprise network engineering; individual project; multimedia streaming; network security systems; secure system planning.

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

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level
  • International Baccalaureate 26
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR Certificate for IT Professionals
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units) M
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units) M1
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M1
  • OCR Diploma for IT Professionals
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Key Course Information

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79% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 71%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 92%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 92%

£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: 51%

Total Coursework: 35%

Total Practical: 14%

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

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