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.
- 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 a large number of networking providers based in Ōtautahi Christchurch.
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.
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.
Some 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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