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Course Details

Entry year / start

Spring 2024


3 years (Full time) / 6 years (Part time)

Course code





Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2024-03-07 00:00:00


BSc (Honours) Computing and IT (Communications and Networking)

  • In this specialist route through our BSc (Honours) Computing and IT (Q62), you’ll gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of communications technologies. You’ll achieve a sound understanding of the principles of hardware and systems-based technologies, and the ability to apply your knowledge and skills in a broad range of industries and organisations. As a Cisco Academy, The Open University offers the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) (CCENT and CCNA) curriculum, which provides the knowledge, understanding, and skills needed to configure a LAN/WAN using Cisco equipment.

    • Provides opportunities for hands-on experience of configuring networks through day schools.
    • Gives you an insight into the possibilities and constraints of modern communications technology.
    • Upon completion of the Cisco CCNA® curriculum, puts you in a position to take CCNA certification, a widely recognised advanced work-based qualification.
    • Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
    • Stage 1 of this degree is the same as our Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT (T12) and Stage 1 of Diploma of Higher Education in Computing and IT (W36)

    Start dates:

    Feb 2024: Registration closes 11/01/204

    April 2024: Registration closes 07/03/2024

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