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Study computer networks abroad

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Computer networks degrees abroad

Computer networks have transformed the way we communicate, socialize, work, and trade. By studying a degree in computer networks, you’ll develop the technical knowledge and skills needed to launch a career in this exciting field.

You’ll build a solid understanding of various computer networks, including their structures, functions, and performances. As well as learning about the concepts and theories behind networking, you’ll master your practical skills in areas like programming, routing, and security.

By studying abroad, you’ll learn more about the networking technologies and systems that communities across the globe rely on. You’ll also meet new friends, make professional connections, and give your employability a huge boost.

Computer networks program structure

Bachelor’s degrees in computer networks last at least three years, but they can take up to four years to finish if you complete a placement year. Placements are a fantastic way to gain hands-on industry experience, and many internships result in graduate job offers.

If you decide to study in the US, you’ll take two years of liberal arts classes before declaring a major in computer networks at the end of your second year. Your total course length will be four years.

If you’re still keen to learn more about computer networks, you can pursue a postgraduate qualification. Some institutions offer integrated bachelor’s and master’s courses lasting four or five years, but most MSc degrees are studied independently over one or two years.

Following this, you might consider enrolling in a research-based PhD course. Doctorate degrees usually take between four and six years to finish.

You’ll be taught through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, seminars, practical workshops, and computer labs. Although module offerings vary between institutions, here are some of the core courses delivered at most universities:

  • Introduction to computers and network systems
  • Networking essentials
  • Principles of network technologies
  • Networking and security
  • Routing and switching
  • System administration and internetworking
  • Web applications
  • Network servers and services

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Computer networks undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in computer networks

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    Computer Science - Networking - BSc University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    27,000 USD
    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Computer Science: Distributed Systems and Networking - BSc Louisiana State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    28,700 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Computer Networks - BSc (Hons) University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    17,600 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Computer Networks - BSc (Hons) Bournemouth University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    13,750 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Information Technology (Networking) - BSc University of Southern Mississippi, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    10,770 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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Diploma in computer networks

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    Computer and Network Support Technician - UGDip Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    16,532 CAD
    Start date
    January
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    Computer Systems Technology – Networking - OCADip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    16,531 CAD
    Start date
    January, September
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Certificate in computer networks

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    Computer Network Administrator - Cert Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    17,700 CAD
    Start date
    January, September
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Associate in computer networks

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    Computer Desktop/Network Support - AASc Montana State University Billings, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    9,010 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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    Networking - AASc St. Charles Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    5,520 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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Master's in computer networks

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    Information Technology with Computer Networking (16 subjects) - MIT Charles Sturt University, Melbourne, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    33,216 AUD
    Start date
    March, July, November
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    Advanced Computer Networking - MSc Edge Hill University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    13,250 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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    Computer Networking and Cyber Security with Work Experience - MSc London Metropolitan University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Tuition fees per year
    14,200 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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    Computing: Computer Networks Engineering - MSc University of Northampton, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    13,750 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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Diploma in computer networks

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    Computer Systems Technician – Networking - OCDip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    16,531 CAD
    Start date
    January, September
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Certificate in computer networks

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    Information Systems Security – Computers and Networking - PGCert Durham College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    13,322 CAD
    Start date
    January
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Future computer networks careers

IT is a booming global industry that shows no signs of slowing down. So many businesses and organizations around the world depend on computer networks for their everyday operations, so you’ll graduate with an unlimited array of international career prospects.

You could apply your advanced technical expertise to sectors including IT, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, banking, and security. Below are just some of the roles open to you:

  • Network architect
  • Network developer
  • Network engineer
  • IT consultant
  • Systems administrator
  • Network analyst
  • Applications developer
  • IT manager

If you’re unsure of what your dream job is, or how to land it, most universities have a careers office that can help. The advisors offer free and professional advice tailored to your interests and ambitions.