Information technology, communications and electronics are some of the fastest growing areas of the economy.
Computer networks provide the infrastructure for most
- educational institutions
- public services.
And many companies increasingly rely on computer and network engineering, which is now a global discipline.
This course is hardware-based, and examines the design, specification, and integration of current and next generation computer and communications network technologies. It is ideal for professionals from communications, hardware design and development. And it is particularly useful for people working in companies that rely on constant innovation.
This course provides an opportunity for you to
increase the depth of your technical knowledge
develop your computer hardware skills
gain a thorough working knowledge of software engineering
study the latest technology for developing communication and network media and suitable applications
gain the expertise to customise computer systems
design and develop computer networks
We are holding a part-time open eveninghttp://www.shu.ac.uk/think/ on 13 May 2009, where you can find out more about our courses and staff.
The course is ideal for professionals with communications and hardware design and development backgrounds, who may be wanting to move into the area of network design and applications.
After successfully completing this course you will be able to customise computer systems and be proficient in designing and developing computer networks.
The course has two main themes, communication and networks, and computer engineering. You study eight modules plus a major project.
Communications and network modules
At least three from:
- communication engineering
- communication Media
- communication networks
- network applications
Computer engineering modules
At least three from:
- microprocessor engineering
- object-oriented methods
- operating systems
- software engineering
Up to two from:
- applicable artificial intelligence
- business process management
- digital signal processing
- advanced computer systems architectures
- project (equivalent to four modules)