University of Derby

Computer Network Engineering with Foundation Year University of Derby Degree level: Undergraduate


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Prepare to become a successful specialist network engineer on this Computer Network Engineering degree. You’ll learn to specify and build network components and physical infrastructure.

This Computer Network Engineering degree covers emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things and networked embedded systems. Content certified by the industry giant CISCO is also integrated into the course. Both these features will help your employability but if you want to put yourself further ahead, you can also choose to take a year in industry and amass valuable experience.

Choose this course if you want to gain an in-depth understanding of network design and the engineering side of network components.

There will be a mixture of lectures, tutorials and laboratory work. Our facilities include a full range of wireless and conventional equipment by CISCO, D-Link, Linksys, Netgear and others. You will also be taught in our specialist electronics laboratories which include a range of customised Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design facilities and an embedded systems lab.


Thanks to the rapid growth of smart embedded devices, mobile devices and the Internet of Things (IoTs), the skills you’ll learn on this Computer Network Engineering degree are in very high demand. Suitable careers include computer security, networks and computer systems design and management, as well as electronic design and research.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course code I11F
Institution code D39
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 - 96 points Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. In addition you are required to have 5 GCSEs grades A-C or grade 4 including Maths and English.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £11,750 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Derby
Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB

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