Taught course

Advanced Computer Networks

University of Derby · College of Engineering and Technology

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Entry requirements

An appropriate Honours degree (at least 2.2) or equivalent qualifications/experience in a computing discipline.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Course Aims:

  • Develop vital skills in designing, implementing, maintaining, troubleshooting and securing wired and wireless networks
  • Choose an advanced course aligned to the crucial aspects of the industry-recognised CISCO Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching
  • Build your practical skills in our dedicated Network Development Suite featuring the latest equipment
  • Learn from experienced computer network specialists and former industry professionals
  • Tailor your studies to match your professional interests and career ambitions with an in-depth independent project on a theme of your choice
  • Prepare for a successful career in roles such as network engineer, network developer or network consultant
  • Gain a firm foundation for conducting high-level research leading to a PhD qualification

The Internet has become an indispensable part of many people’s daily lives. With computer networks forming the underlying infrastructure of the Internet, there is a growing demand for professionals who can keep our online experiences efficient, effective and safe.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will need to demonstrate proficiency in English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1332 590 500