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Undergraduate subject

Communications and Network Engineering

28 October 2023

If you have an interest in the design and development of communications network computing, then this minor is an excellent option.



Communications and Network Engineering


Communications and Network Engineering is about planning, designing, and building computer networks, and the sharing of data between communication devices such as internet and mobile.

You will gain specific knowledge of how the internet and telecommunications systems work, how to create and maintain networking connections, and how to create new smart devices.

Communications and Network Engineering

What will my study involve?

  • Learn about internet design, networking applications, and new telecommunication technologies.
  • Practical project work in simulated network environments.
  • Final-year project, often sponsored by industry, so you can gain experience optimising communications infrastructure around Aotearoa, with many networking providers based in Ōtautahi Christchurch.

Communications and Network Engineering

Career opportunities

Computer network expertise is highly valued in the technological industry. There is an increasing need for online communications globally which means there are a lot of career opportunities in this field, with new roles being created constantly.

Career pathways could include:

  • communication and networking equipment development
  • smart devices design
  • networking infrastructure planning
  • mobile and cellular engineering.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Computer Engineering.

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