Programme Structure
Admission Requirements
Career Opportunities

BEng (Hons) Computer Networks and Security

Networks are vital to any modern organization. Computer systems store, process and communicate a wide variety of data over networks. Much of this data is private and improper access can result in significant costs to the organization or persons who own the data. Securing computer networks and systems against malicious attack or even accidental damage, is vital to any computer network and system.

The BSc/ BEng (Hons) Computer Networks & Security is a three-year full-time degree awarded by Staffordshire University, UK. The award aims to provide a sound understanding of computer networks and network security so that students acquire the skills to troubleshoot networked systems, identify and rectify security breaches and design robust and secure network security solutions. The curriculum incorporates cutting edge technologies and emergent industry practices.

The component of a computer system that is most commonly exploited to breach security is the computer network. Sensitive and important data transmitted across networks needs to be secured against unauthorised access and tampering. Through study in this award, you will gain computer network related skills and a detailed understanding of computer network security vital to the design and implementation of modern network systems.

Over the study programme, you will acquire the knowledge required to successfully complete relevant industry certifications, namely CCNA Routing and Switching, CCNP Routing and Switching and CCNA Security.

Teaching and Learning

You will learn through lectures, tutorials and lab sessions. Lectures are highly interactive, comprising group discussions, video presentations, and activity based learning. Learning activities are designed not only to develop practical skills, but also to develop your ability to work independently and as part of a group. Your learning experience will be enriched by industry visits and guest lectures by industry experts.

Programme Structure

Fundamentals of Computer Networks

Hardware & Computer Systems

Data Storage and Software Development

Skills for Computing Professionals

Introduction to Security Technologies

Network Security

Routing and Switching

Ethical Hacking

Professional Skills for Networking

Optional Industry Placement:

At the end of the second year students can opt for an internship/placement to gain industry exposure and enhance skills required by the industry.

Final Year Project

Advanced Network Security

Computer Systems Security

Troubleshooting a Converged IP Based Network

Information systems engineering in Industry

Admission Requirements

The minimum qualifications required for admission are:
GCE Advanced Level with 2 passes with a Credit Pass for English at the GCE (Ordinary Level)
GCE Advanced Level (London, Cambridge or Edexcel) with 2 passes
Successful completion of the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Degree Foundation
You may apply pending A/L results. Applicants with additional qualifications may receive advanced entry.

Career Opportunities

As a Staffordshire Graduate you will enter the world of work with the unique advantage of having skills of Employability, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. You will be able to commence your career as a Network Administrator, Network Engineer, or Network Manager. These careers may eventually lead to senior positions such as Network Specialist, Network Architect and Information Security Specialist. You may aspire to careers associated with decision making that will shape the ICT infrastructure of large corporates.


We have flexible payment options to suit your finances.You can choose to make the full payment upfront, semester payments in two to three instalments or the monthly instalments.

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