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Study network engineering abroad

An in-depth guide to studying network engineering as an international student.

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Network engineering degrees abroad

Network engineering refers to the development and maintenance of digital and telecommunications networks. It’s a field that blends engineering with computing and communications technology.

As a network engineering student, you’ll learn how to design, implement, and improve computer networks to meet user needs and security requirements. You’ll get to grips with the different types of networks and develop core skills in computer theory and literacy.

The pace of digitization and technological advancement varies between countries. By earning your degree abroad, you’ll encounter different kinds of software, technology, and troubleshooting problems. These experiences will mold you into a more adaptable, experienced, and well-rounded professional.

Network engineering program structure

Bachelor’s degrees in network engineering are usually studied full-time over three years, or four years if you complete an optional sandwich year. Work placements allow you to try out potential careers, gain industry insight, and make professional connections.

Some universities offer their bachelor’s program as a BSc, while others classify it as a BEng. BSc programs are more theoretically-oriented, whereas BEng courses include more practical modules. BEng degrees are also accredited by an engineering body.

If you’re keen to further your knowledge, master’s degrees let you dive into more advanced ideas and concepts. Most master’s programs last for one year, but you can study on a part-time basis over two years.

A doctoral degree in network engineering will add several additional years to your studies, but they’re vital for students hoping to contribute to academic research or teach at higher education institutions.

Your timetable will mainly consist of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical workshops, and computer laboratories. The precise content of your program will depend on the university and elective modules you select, but most institutions include core units in:

  • Data transmission
  • Network security
  • Server administration
  • Network management
  • Hardware installation
  • Network routing
  • Software systems design and programming
  • Network support and troubleshooting

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Network engineering study abroad programs

Network engineering undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in network engineering

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    Computer and Network Engineering/ Management - BEng RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    5 years
    Tuition fees per year
    41,184 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Information Technology (Network Engineering) - BIT Charles Sturt University, Melbourne, Australia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    29,696 AUD
    Start date
    March, July, November
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    Network Engineering and Security - Network Security - BSc DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    40,551 USD
    Start date
    -
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    Network Engineering - BSc (Hons) University of Suffolk, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    11,790 GBP
    Start date
    September
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Network engineering graduate programs

Master's in network engineering

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    Engineering (Telecommunication and Network Engineering) - MEng RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    37,440 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Computer Science (Network Engineering) - MSc University of Greenwich, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    14,000 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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    Network Engineering and Security - MSc DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    24,320 USD
    Start date
    January, March, September
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Future network engineering careers

To keep up with global communications and international trade, companies and organizations across the world are always looking to secure the latest, fastest, and most efficient network technologies. As such, your technical expertise will be in high demand.

Your intricate knowledge of networks and IT systems will be attractive to countless employers, but graduates commonly work for telecommunications businesses, utility companies, and government agencies. Here’s an idea of some of the roles you’d be prepared for:

  • Network engineer
  • Network technician
  • Network designer
  • Network analyst
  • Network administrator
  • Project manager
  • Network security specialist
  • Network solutions architect

Consider making the most of your university holidays by participating in relevant work experience. Completing placements with companies or departments operating in network engineering will tremendously improve your chances of securing employment after graduation.