London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

Taught in our state'of'the'art networking laboratories, this Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) accredited course gives you excellent practical skills. It is supported by our Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) curriculum, and includes optional work placements to give your career a head'start.

**More about this course**

Computer networking is a rapidly growing sector in the IT industry, and practitioners are constantly learning and adapting to new technologies. On this course you’ll cover wired and wireless data and voice communications, IT security and system management.

You’ll learn about computer hardware and current and future technology development through taught classes and hands'on sessions in our Cisco computer laboratories. Using the latest in modern technology, you’ll have the opportunity to configure and troubleshoot Local and Wide Area Networks, secure them, and improve their performance.

Our teaching staff are Cisco'qualified instructors, who are supported by visiting lecturers who currently work in the industry. You’ll get the opportunity to ask questions, keep your knowledge up to date and network with potential future employers.

**What our students say**

"I work part'time as an ICT technician and I am learning real practical stuff from CISCO qualified lecturers. I'm learning to use new technologies like Network Security, Cloud Computing, the Internet of Things, Wireless Systems and so on."

Course Modules

Example Year 1 modules include:

Communications Engineering (core, 30 credits)

Computer Hardware and Software Architectures (core, 30 credits)

Electronics Systems (core, 30 credits)

Networking Concepts (CCNA1 and 2) (core, 30 credits)

Example Year 2 modules include:

LAN & WAN (CCNA 3 & 4) (core, 30 credits)

Microprocessors & Embedded Systems (core, 30 credits)

Mobile Communications Systems (core, 30 credits)

Network Operating Systems (core, 15 credits)

Audio Engineering (option, 15 credits)

Creating a Winning Business 1 (option, 15 credits)

Professional Issues, Ethics and Computer Law (option, 15 credits)

Work Related Learning (option, 15 credits)

Example Year 3 modules include:

Network Security (CISCO) (core, 30 credits)

Network and Cloud Security (core, 30 credits)

Project (core, 30 credits)

Wireless Networks (Cisco) (core, 15 credits)

Data Acquisition and Interfacing (option, 15 credits)

Ethical Hacking (option, 15 credits)

Network Planning and Simulation (option, 15 credits)

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) £2,310 Home Fees