Taught course

Networks and Performance Engineering

University of Bradford · School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Entry requirements

-2:2 or above, or an equivalent overseas qualification, in an area relevant to your proposed programme of study -If you have lesser academic qualifications but have substantial (approx. 5 years') relevant work experience, your application may also be considered

Months of entry


Course content

Global markets are demanding greater numbers of professionals
with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in computing
engineering, networks and performance engineering, software
development, and industrial information systems applications.
In particular there is a great need to produce postgraduates
with in-depth knowledge and skills in the design, development,
tuning and upgrading of computer, communication and software
systems which meet performance objectives.
Our pioneering course will equip you to use modelling and
quantitative analysis techniques to predict and evaluate
performance implications of design and implementation decisions.
Many of our graduates have moved on to roles in the computer
and telecom industries, especially the rapidly-developing highspeed
networks such as mobile and wireless ad hoc networks,
as well as all optical networks.
The techniques covered are equally applicable to careers in
manufacturing, vehicle and people movement, and logistics.
Within these industries, the application of performance
modelling and engineering is key, and there is strong demand
for graduates with strategic skills to investigate the effects of
changes of operational parameters on a system's behaviour.
Special Features:
- The projects of the course relate to the themes of the NetPEn
Networks and Performance Engineering Research Group
which is a member of the European Network of Excellence
(NoE), a Euro-NGI focusing on the design and dimensioning
of the next generation internet towards the convergence of
multi-service heterogeneous networks
- The project work of is also motivated by the activities of HETNETs,
an international working conference on the Performance
Modelling and Evaluation of Heterogeneous networks
under the auspices of prestigious academic and industrial
organisations worldwide
- This course is accredited by the British Computer Society
Modules 2011/12:
(C) = Core, (O) = Option
Stage 1 60 Credits (3 x Core Modules):
- Software Development* (20 Credits) (C) OR
- Advanced Software Development* (20 Credits) (C)
- Networks and Protocols (20 Credits) (C)
- Network Performance Modelling and Analysis (20 Credits) (C)
Stage 2 60 Credits (1 x Core Module and 2 x Option Modules):
- Software (Performance) Engineering Group Project (20 Credits) (C)
- Advanced Simulation and Modelling (20 Credits) (O)
- Real-Time Systems (20 Credits) (O)
- Reliability Modelling and Analysis (20 Credits) (O)
Stage 3:
- Dissertation (60 Credits) (C)
* Advanced Software Development is offered as an alternative to Software
Development for students who already have experience in Software Development

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

PG Admissions
+44 (0) 1274 234 286
+44 (0) 1274 233 727