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MSc Computer and Network Engineering

Sheffield Hallam University


In Sheffield ()

£ 6,300 + VAT


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Course description
Ideal for you if you are a professional with a background in computer engineering, communication systems or electronic/electrical engineering, and provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to move into computer networking. It is particularly useful for people working in companies that rely on constant innovation in electronics, computer engineering and communications.
Computer networks currently provide the infrastructure for most, businesses, educational institutions, retailers, manufacturers and public services. Many companies rely increasingly on computer and network engineering, which is now a global discipline.
This course is hardware and software based, and examines the design, specification, and integration of current and next generation computer and communications network technologies.
This course provides an opportunity for you to
• increase the depth of your technical knowledge
• develop your computer hardware and software skills
• gain a thorough working knowledge of computer engineering
• study the latest technologies used in modern day computer networking systems and their applications
• gain the skills needed to design, develop and maintain computer network systems
You may wish to expand your current knowledge and expertise if you already have computer networking skills or possibly move into a new area of engineering and have the necessary entry requirements for this course.
Professional recognition
This programme is CEng accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and fulfils the educational requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer when presented with an CEng accredited Bachelors programme.

To take into account

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 the hardware and software aspects of computer network technologies and examine their design, specification and integration in a range of applications.

Entry requirements This course is subject to approval 2017 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. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not...

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Course programme

Course structure

Full time – September start – typically 12 or 18 months

Full time – January start – typically 12 or 18 months

Part time – September start – typically 36 months

Part time – January start – typically 36 months

Typical modules may include


The course is based around two main themes, communication and networks, and computer engineering. You study eight modules plus a major project.

Communications and network modules
At least three from • communication engineering • communication media • communication networks • network applications

Computer engineering modules
At least three from • microprocessor engineering • object-oriented methods • operating systems • software engineering

Option modules
Up to two from • applicable artificial intelligence • digital signal processing • embedded systems • mixed signal design • electrical energy systems • efficient machines and electromagnetic applications

Project (equivalent to four modules)
You undertake a major project under the supervision of a tutor.

MSc Computer and Network Engineering

£ 6,300 + VAT