BSc Computer Networking

UCAS codes

  • UCAS code not applicable for this part-time course - Apply online

Course contact

Uni Direct
0800 027 1000


  • School of Engineering and Computing

Qualifications and durations

Flexible; students study in appropriate modules, which are available by evening, day, distance learning and weekend study. More options are available during the day but the degree can be completed entirely by evening and weekend study.

The BSc Computer Networking degree from University of west of Scotland offers a range of broad based computing support and networking modules including modules that cover elements of the CISCO networking qualifications. Graduates from the UWS course, which can be taken at either Hamilton or Pailsey campus, should find themselves ideally placed to take up jobs such as network and systems administrators, systems engineers, network managers, network support specialists and network support technicians.

Few organisations in today’s technological world operate without computer resources and, in almost all cases, these are connected to each other using local and wide area networking technologies. Such technologies need to be specified, designed, installed and administered.

The internet and the web have changed the way in which society and commerce operate. Modern internet applications, ranging from online shopping and internet banking, to search engines, such as Google, and MP3 music sites, all require safe, secure and reliable websites and networks.This creates demand for a range of computing professionals to develop the web services and applications of the future and to design and manage the networks that they operate on.

Entry Requirements

  • 3 Highers or appropriate experience, or First Steps at University.
  • CertHE/HNC* in Computing related subject.
* Some HNCs are credited at 96 credits, additional credit required can be attained from the Level 7 portfolio
  • DipHE/HND in Computing related subject (equivalent to 240 credits).
At Level 9 there is a strong focus on network design and both the Windows and Linux operating systems.

SQCF Level 7

  • Introduction to Programming
  • First Steps at University
  • Introduction to Web Development
  • Computing Systems
  • Computer Networks
  • Level 7 option

SCQF Level 8

  • Router & Router Configuration
  • LAN Switching & WLANS 
  • WAN Protocols & Configuration
  • Database Development
  • Computing Project
  • Level 8 option

SCQF Level 9

  • Professional Computing Issues
  • Windows Domain Administration
  • Unix System Administration
  • Network Design
  • Windows Network Administration
Graduates from this programme will be well-positioned to apply for industry jobs such as network and systems administrators, systems engineers, network managers, network support specialists and network support technicians among others.