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, 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 covers the learning outcomes for the Engineering Council's Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK'SPEC). 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: Computer networks; computer systems engineering; event'driven and GUI programming; FPGA design; micromouse maze'solving competition; network software engineering; operating systems; professional employability skills. Year 3: Advanced networks; business finance and management; computer architecture and performance; concurrent programming; individual project; real'time and embedded systems; safety and security in systems design.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £12,500 ???abroad???
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000 ???home???
4 years
Sandwich Including Industrial Placement
BSc (Hons) £12,500 ???abroad???
4 years
Sandwich Including Industrial Placement
BSc (Hons) £9,000 ???home???

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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89% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 72%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 89%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 94%

70% Go on to work and/or study

In work 55
Studying 15
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 20
Unknown 10

33% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 49%

Total Coursework: 31%

Total Practical: 20%

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

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