"Real World Learning"
The field of computer communications is a multi-faceted one with exciting job opportunities. By choosing our course, you will become a competent networking and computer communications practitioner who is able to design and implement safe network and computer communication systems. The course prepares you for a career in the design, operation, management and implementation of a range of computer communication systems, abilities that are in demand the world over.
A BEng degree is a basis for a wide range of exciting IT-based careers including network management; systems design engineering, software development, web-application development. You will be taught by experts in the field in a high-tech lab and have access to specialist equipment. Our diverse Computer Communications and Networks degree prepares you for entry into this dynamic field. The focus is on key operational and technical aspects of computer communication systems and relevant security issues, enabling you to appreciate emerging technologies.
You will study core modules such as Computer networks, fundamentals of STEM, Data communications, Digital Communications and Systems, Mobile systems and Security. You will learn how to adopt an engineering approach to the design, implementation and evaluation of communication systems in such a way that tested products can be delivered on time and within budget. You will have the opportunity to put what you’ve learned to practical use and make valuable industry contacts.
Taught sessions are held at our Dubai Knowledge Village campus (Block 16, 17, 04 and 19) during the week (Sunday to Thursday) between 8:30am and 6:30pm. Additional sessions might be scheduled over weekends or holiday periods and you can expect to receive plenty of notice for these. Attending scheduled weekly classes is an important requirement for completion of this programme.
You will be actively involved in a range of learning, teaching and assessment approaches as part of your programme. Such active approaches aim to put you at the centre of your learning so you are involved and engaged in all aspects of your assessment and learning. Your programme will require your active participation in learning activities and engagement with your fellow students both individually and collaboratively, working and learning with other students as part of a small group. Learning activities may also occur both within and outside the classroom.
Your learning will also be supported by technology. Increasingly your tutors will be using existing and emerging learning technologies to engage you in e-learning activities. Your programme may be facilitated using a variety of media and online tools (My Learning on UniHub, podcasts, wikis, etc.) which could allow you flexible access to a diverse range of online resources, quizzes and learning materials as well as collaborative tools with which you can engage and learn with your peers.
Not confined by the time and space associated with traditional teaching methods you may take part in online discussions and learning activities from wherever you are studying. By engaging with e- learning you will also be developing skills which are essential for your learning and are also highly valued by employers. These include but are not limited to: working flexibly, communication, understanding of IT, team working and creating shared understandings based on quality resources and access to global expertise.
We accept students with a diverse range of entry qualifications and from varying backgrounds. The following international qualifications are normally considered for admission:
Note: *** International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a one year programme to prepare students for entry to Undergraduate programmes
***** BTEC qualifications (QCF) (suite of qualifications known as Nationals) are acceptable both on their own and in combination with other qualifications. Applicants are expected to have studied for the Diploma or Extended Diploma. The Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma and 90 Credit Diploma are expected to be studied in combination to equal that of at least the Diploma (for example, the Subsidiary Diploma would need to be offered in combination with either a Diploma or two GCE A levels).
This list shows only a selection of qualifications. If your high school system does not appear here, please contact our Admissions Office email@example.com and we will be able to advise you further.
All programmes at Middlesex University Dubai are taught in English and applicants with previous education outside of English-speaking countries (such as the UK, the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand), must demonstrate English language proficiency as follows:
English Language Test
6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each band)
72 (17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading)
Additionally, students with the following qualifications may be considered as having met the English language requirements:
(as a first or second language)
Grade C or Higher
CBSE/ISC boards/NIOS/All state boards
Minimum grade of 70% in English
Minimum grade 4 in English A1 (Standard or Higher Level) in IB OR a minimum of grade 5 in English B (Higher Level)
West African/Nigerian Curriculum
Minimum grade “C6“
Our degree prepares you for a wide range of varied careers. As a graduate you will have excellent career prospects and the range of potential employers will be vast across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. There is also the potential to develop your entrepreneurship skills and establish your own business. This course opens the door to a career in computing wherever digital, mobile or network systems are involved. Recent graduates have progressed onto masters courses or have secured jobs with global companies in wireless and digital design, network design and implementation, network planning, mobile internet applications and services development. Careers include key roles as Application developer, ICT Manager, Network Engineer, Software Engineer, Systems Developer, IT project Manager.
BEng Computer Communication and Networks Graduate (2013)
"During the course I've learned how to programme in Java and VHDL for software and hardware components of systems, I can build and programme computer systems to perform tasks in the exact way I want and I regularly put my knowledge into practice with industry standard equipment available in the labs to test out our programmes and systems."
BEng Computer Communication and Networks Graduate (2013)
"For me, the best thing about the course is the practicals - I have the opportunity to put everything I have learned into practice using the latest equipment and technology. This course has allowed me to expand my knowledge of Java programming and how to programme CIP's and integrated devices at a high level. Topics that looked very challenging when I first decided to study networking, now seem pretty easy to accomplish and this makes me look forward to new challenges - luckily, there are plenty of these when studying technology."
Middlesex graduate Damian Milkins is president and co-founder of Control Circle, a global IT services company. Watch a video of Damian discussing his time at Middlesex and his thoughts on our investment in the latest facilities and equipment.