SCQF Level 8

Course Overview

BEng Networks and Systems is a direct route to the third year of study at Edinburgh Napier University. You will study the most important areas of networking and security and look at specialist areas of computer forensics such as ethical hacking. Computer networking with security and forensics is one of the fastest developing branches of the new technologies industry. There is a huge demand in the industry for network professionals with starting salaries between £30,000-£50,000+.   

During this course you will develop an essential understanding of networking for home and networking for small business. You will learn about Internet Service Providers (ISP) and be introduced to routing and switching in the enterprise as well as designing and supporting computer networks. Edinburgh College’s computing department and computing students consistently win competitions both nationally and internationally. This course is highly regarded and well-recognised in the industry and sought after by employers.

What You Will Learn

Year one and two – Edinburgh College

  • Computer Networking Technologies
  • Routing
  • Switching
  • Internetworking
  • Basic Software Development
  • Computer Hardware and Software Installation Fundamentals
  • Troubleshooting
  • Private Cloud Virtualisation
  • Server Administration
  • Forensics
  • Ethical Hacking  

Year three and four – Edinburgh Napier University

Subjects may include:

  • Information 
  • Society and Security
  • Distributed Systems
  • Advanced Security
  • Digital Forensics

Entry Requirements
  • For school leavers: Three Highers at C pass in Computing, Mathematics or a Science 
  • For college learners: SCQF Level 6 course in Computing
  • For everyone else: All enquiries are welcome regardless of qualifications. Edinburgh College computing staff can assess where you can start or progress in your computing career and find the right course for you.
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • The course is mainly assessed on your practical skills
  • There will be some written assignments and multiple-choice tests
  • The Graded Unit for year one is an exam and for year two is a project

Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • If you are invited to attend an interview you will be asked to complete a screening exercise to assess your skills
  • During the interview you will be given information on the course from a lecturer
  • Not everyone will be required to attend an interview

Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Edinburgh Napier University BEng Networks and Systems

Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
  • Networks engineer
Number Of Days Per Week
  •  2.5 days per week (approximately)
Course Cost And Funding Options
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

Computing Overview

​Master the skills in digital media editing, database administration, social media and e-commerce, web design, animation, 3D modelling, programming in C#, PHP, Actionscript, Javascript, Java and C++, scripting, batching, network architechture and forensics, all taught by industry veteran lecturers with extensive real life experience.

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