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.
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Communications and Network Engineering minor
For the minor in the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, complete the following courses:
- COSC264 Introduction to Computer Networks and the Internet
- COSC364 Internet Technology and Engineering
- ENEL320 Signals and Communications
- COSC441 Wireless Networking Systems and Performance
- ENEL400 Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Project
- ENEL422 Communications Engineering
Plus complete the requirements for Computer Engineering.
Aotearoa New Zealand has a rapidly 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.
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