Computer Networks with Foundation Year

Course Introduction

The field of computer networks is a multi-faceted one with exciting job prospects. By choosing our course, you will be able to achieve excellence in the design and implementation of networks, and gain industry-recognised certifications such as Cisco's CCNA and CCNP.

<b>Why study BSc Computer Networks at Middlesex University?</b>

Our diverse Computer Networks degree prepares you for entry into this exciting field. The focus is on the steps and strategies that can be adopted to mitigate security threats to networks, and internet or network applications. You will be taught by experts in the field in a high-tech lab, have access to specialist equipment and take part in practical hands-on experiments in our modern Cisco, Xilinx, and mobile communication labs to illustrate the application of theory and concepts.

This multidisciplinary course provides you with the opportunity to undertake exciting 12-month work experience placements as well as the chance to gain industry recognised certifications such as Cisco's CCNA and CCNP

<b>Course highlights</b>

We have excellent graduate employment rates with 100% of graduates in further study or employment six months after graduating (Destination of Leavers in Higher Education survey)

As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Course Modules

Foundation Year:Computing and Digital Technology,SMART (Students Mastering Academic writing, Research and Technology), Foundation Mathematics,Foundation Project.

Year 1: Computer Networks (30 credits) – Compulsory, Computer Systems Architecture and Operating Systems (30 credits) – Compulsory,Fundamentals of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (30 credits) –Compulsory, Programming for Data Communication and Problem Solving (30 credits) –Compulsory. Year 2: Advanced Connection of Network Devices (30 credits) – Compulsory, Data Communications (30 credits) – Compulsory, Protocols and Network Performance Simulation (30 credits) – Compulsory,Research Methodology and Professional Project Development (30 credits) – Compulsory. Year 3: Advanced Networks Design and Security (30 credits) – Compulsory, Individual Project (30 credits) – Compulsory, Distributed Systems (30 credits) – Optional, Network Analysis and Troubleshooting (30 credits) – Optional, Network Management: Design and Support 30 Credits (Optional), Wireless LANs and Mobile Computing 30 Credits (Optional), Supervised Industrial Placement (Optional).

Start Date


Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £14,000 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £14,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications Required

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.0 -- With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
  • TOEFL (iBT): 72.0 -- With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
  • PTE Academic: 51.0 -- With at least 51 in all components