Taught course

Computer and Network Engineering

Sheffield Hallam University · Engineering and Technology

Entry requirements

Normally you need at least a second class honours degree from a UK institution in a relevant engineering or science subject, or an equivalent qualification from the UK or overseas. We may also accept other qualifications, for example an HND, backed up with relevant industrial experience. Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

For professionals with an engineering background in computing or a related discipline such as electronic or electrical engineering, this masters course will equip you will the skills you need to move into computer and network engineering. You learn about hardware and software aspects of computer network technologies and examine their design, specification and integration in a range of contexts.

Key points
• Gain the skills needed to move from a related discipline to computer and network engineering.
• Study the latest technologies used in modern-day computer networking systems.
• Learn about providing the hardware and software infrastructure for a range of organisations.
• Choose a study programme that fits your commitments with full-time or part-time options.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
6 months
part time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Dissertation30 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Sue Brady (Administrator)
0114 225 5555
0114 225 3161