Computing and IT (Communications and Networking) (Q62-CNET) at Open University - UCAS

Open University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Computing and IT (Communications and Networking) (Q62-CNET)

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Course summary

In this specialist route through our BSc (Honours) Computing and IT (Q62) you’ll gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of communications technologies. You’ll achieve a sound understanding of the principles of hardware and systems-based technologies, and the ability to apply your knowledge and skills in a broad range of industries and organisations. As a Cisco Academy, The Open University offers the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) (CCENT and CCNA) curriculum, which provides the knowledge, understanding, and skills needed to configure a LAN/WAN using Cisco equipment. Key features of the course

  • Provides opportunities for hands-on experience of configuring networks through day schools
  • Gives you an insight into the possibilities and constraints of modern communications technology
  • Upon completion of the Cisco CCNA® curriculum, puts you in a position to take CCNA certification, a widely recognised advanced work-based qualification
  • Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT


This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits: In Stage 1, you’ll study three 30-credit computing and IT modules and choose one 30-credit mathematics module. In Stage 2, you’ll study four 30-credit modules. In Stage 3, you’ll study two 30-credit modules, choose a 30-credit option module and complete a 30-credit project module.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Computer Society
  • Engineering Council

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £21816 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £20952 Whole course
Scotland £7128 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6954 Whole course
Wales £7872 Whole course
EU £22416 Whole course
International £22416 Whole course
Channel Islands £22416 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fee information is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2025. Fees typically increase annually.
Computing and IT (Communications and Networking) (Q62-CNET) at Open University - UCAS