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Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Network Engineering (W19)

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Course summary

This Diploma of Higher Education is a Higher Technical Qualification: the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) has approved it as meeting occupational standards for the digital sector. We’ve developed it in collaboration with employers and businesses so that you get the specific knowledge and skills required for your career as a network engineer. Designed around professional practice in the industry, this diploma will develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviours employers want. You’ll first build a foundation of computing and mathematical knowledge and skills. Then, learn the fundamental technologies and techniques relevant to the role of a network engineer – an in-demand and valued profession. Key features of the course

  • Study an IfATE-approved Higher Technical Qualification.
  • Enhance your employability with a qualification that meets employer-led occupational standards.
  • Gain career-specific and transferable knowledge and skills.
  • Build a solid foundation for further study.

This Higher Technical Qualification is approved against occupational standards decided by employers. Learn more about Higher Technical Qualifications.


This Diploma of Higher Education has two stages, each comprising 120 credits. You’ll start Stage 1 with three 30-credit computing and IT modules and a 30-credit mathematics module. Next, in Stage 2, you’ll study four 30-credit computing and IT modules.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13848 Whole course
International £13848 Whole course
England £13848 Whole course
Channel Islands £13848 Whole course
Northern Ireland £4416 Whole course
Scotland £4512 Whole course
Wales £5248 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £13296 Whole course

Additional fee information

The fee information provided is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2024. Fees normally increase annually. For further information about The Open University's fee policy, visit our website.
Network Engineering (W19) at Open University - UCAS