Computer Science (Network Engineering), MSc - full time

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Computer Science (Network Engineering), MSc - full time 

Computing & Information Systems

Greenwich Campus


  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, up to and including the 2019 intake for Partial CITP and Partial CEng (Further Learning). Re-accreditation is pending output of the recent accreditation visit. This programme currently partially meets the Breadth of Knowledge requirement towards registration as a Chartered IT Professional and partially meets the academic requirement towards Chartered Engineering status.

Our Master’s in Computer Science specialising in network engineering provides the skills to design and manage computer systems and networks. Begin in September or January.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  •  This course involves networking, software development technologies and architectures to design and manage modern computer systems and networks.
  •  You’ll learn how to plan, design, deploy and evaluate advanced network technologies to support modern network infrastructures.
  •  You’ll critically evaluate existing technology options, future developments, protocols, architecture and tools.
  •  Through our short course centre, you can work towards professional qualifications such as CISCO Certified Network Associate, Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment.


This master's in computer science is designed for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in computer science and network engineering.

The course explores the networking, software development technologies and architectures involved in modern computer systems and networks. You will study the core principles that underpin computer science, as well as how to design, build and test a wide range of software and network systems to support modern network structures.

The course provides practical experience through realistic case studies. Your option modules include cyber security and forensics, data warehousing and business intelligence or user-centred web engineering and software engineering management.

Once you graduate, you will be equipped to deal with the intense demands of modern software development. You'll be able to evaluate and employ appropriate concepts and principles to build solutions of commercial, industrial or research value.

Through our short course centre, you may also have the opportunity to work towards the following professional qualifications: Microsoft Technology Associate Exams; Certified Professional Java SE Programmer; Java Certified Associate; Oracle Certified Associate (OCA).

The availability of some courses may be subject to constraints that are introduced in the year of entry.


Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • MSc Project (60 credits)
  • Cyber Security (15 credits)
  • Systems Development Management and Governance (15 credits)
  • Enterprise Software Engineering Development (15 credits)
  • Network and Internet Technology and Design (15 credits)
  • Programming Enterprise Components (15 credits)
  • Network Architectures and Services (15 credits)
  • Clouds, Grids and Virtualisation (15 credits)
  • Wireless and Mobile Technologies (15 credits)
  • Essential Professional and Academic Skills for Masters Students

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Next Open Day 29 Jun
The best way to find out about student life at the University of Greenwich is to join one of our amazing Open Days. You get to look around the campus, view our student accommodation, and speak with staff and students to get your questions answered. Parents are very welcome too!

Come and see why Greenwich is the ideal university for you.

Can't make it? Don't worry!
We host events regularly, so there will be more opportunities to visit very soon.

Fees and finance
Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.


Funding your study
There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs
If there are any field trips, students may need to pay their travel costs.



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