Plymouth University

Plymouth University

Network Systems Engineering

Network technologies are changing the way we work and live. You need a big picture of the way the technologies interact. Besides knowing how to configure network hardware and design and monitor large networks, learn about the way that communication and data networks are converging, study best practice for making networks secure and find out about how software defined networking will affect the field. The programme offers the flexibility, expert teaching and hands-on experience needed to succeed.

Entry requirements

A minimum of BSc (Hons) 2:2 in computing, electronic engineering or similar background along with evidence of computer networking experience at the level of Cisco CCNA. A lower degree classification may be considered if applicants can demonstrate a significant level of experience in the networking area, with competence in computer programming. Professional experience may also be taken into consideration. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: advanced routing and switching, intrusion analysis and incident management, masters stage 1 placement preparation, monitoring and simulation, MSc project (September), multimedia networking, professional and research skills with entrepreneurship and servers, datacentres and cloud.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,660 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,660 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Plymouth Site Plymouth PL4 8AA South West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01752 585858