Communications and Network Engineering
If you have an interest in the internet, and specifically in the "internet of things", the design and implementation of computer networks, and in a wide range of communications, the minor in Communications and Network Engineering would be a good choice to complement your Computer Engineering degree.
Aotearoa New Zealand has a larger number of internet providers, communication and networking equipment manufacturers, and infrastructure providers, spanning both major exporters and smaller companies. A number of these companies are based in Ōtautahi Christchurch. Currently, there is a shortage of computer engineers to fulfil the roles in this area and a need to increase the number of graduates with these skills.
Employment opportunities for graduates in this field are extensive, especially in the overseas marketplace.
- By taking this minor, you will learn about network design for wireless, mobile and LAN system networks, communications hardware and software, digital security, and the "internet of things". Students with this minor will be well equipped to work at the interface of the physical and virtual worlds that will define tomorrow's societies.
- See the Engineering subject page for many other reasons why UC's College of Engineering | Te Rāngai Pūkaha is a world-class destination for engineering studies.
UC offers a minor in Communications and Network Engineering as part of the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours. Students intending to complete this minor must also complete the Computer Engineering discipline.
Communications and Network Engineering minor
The following courses are required for the Communications and Network Engineering minor throughout the degree:
- COSC 264 Introduction to Computer Networks and the Internet
- COSC 364 Internet Technology and Engineering
- ENEL 320 Signals and Communications
- COSC 441 Wireless Networking Systems and Performance
- ENEL 400 Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Project
- ENEL 422 Communications Engineering
Students must also meet the requirements for the Computer Engineering discipline.
Aotearoa New Zealand has a rapdily expanding technological sector, with a number of established internet providers, communication and networking equipment manufacturers, and infrastructure providers. In addition, new companies are expanding, taking advantage of developments in smart devices and the "internet of things".
There is a worldwide shortage of engineers to fulfil these roles, and graduates of this minor will be in high demand.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Computer Engineering.
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