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Entry year / start

Spring 2025


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

Course code






Closing Date

2025-03-13 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.


    Key features
    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 – see Careers
    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)

    Course details
    This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits.

    In Stage 1, you’ll study three 30-credit computing and IT modules and choose one 30-credit mathematics module.
    In Stage 2, you’ll study four 30-credit modules.
    In Stage 3, you’ll study two 30-credit modules, choose a 30-credit option module and complete a 30-credit project module.


    Register for this course
    This is the Communications and Networking route through our BSc (Honours) Computing and IT. You’ll register on the BSc (Honours) Computing and IT and enrol on the relevant modules for this route.

    Start dates

    Oct 2024 - Registration closes 05/09/2024

    Feb 2025 - Registration closes 09/01/2025

    Apr 2025 - Registration closes 13/03/2025

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