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Advanced Internetwork Engineering

If you want to gain expert level networking skills in a supportive academic environment, this MSc is the only one of its type in the world and offers a unique opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed for Cisco’s elite Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification.

The MSc Advanced Internetwork Engineering offers you a globally unique one-year postgraduate programme which provides a structured and supported path to developing expert level network engineering skills. Graduates who successfully complete this programme will have the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve CCIE certification.

The programme uses a novel approach in which the content of each technical module progressively feeds into the case studies and configuration challenges contained in the Integrating Network Technologies module, thus enabling you to complete successively more complex challenges incorporating all the technologies you have encountered so far. You are taught the workings and behaviour of technologies at an expert level, methods of verifying their correct operation and successful troubleshooting. You will learn to predict the behaviour of technologies and develop an expert knowledge of the interactions between them.

Our programme is taught hands-on using live equipment. As students, you will spend a great deal of your time in the lab developing excellent technical skills which are highly prized by industry.

Entry requirements

All entry requirements listed here represent the requirements for entry to the programme that are normally sought. The Admissions Team may assess additional evidence to assess your eligibility however, depending upon your full academic/employment background.

2nd-class Hons Degree or above in a computing/network related discipline. Networking modules with 2nd Class grades (or equivalent) at Year 3 and above are required.

English language requirements

Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

Course modules

  • Layer 2 Technologies
  • Layer 3 Technologies I
  • Layer 3 Technologies II
  • Integrating Network Technologies (trimesters 2 and 1)
  • Research and Project Methods (trimesters 2 and 1)
  • Security and VPN Technologies
  • Infrastructure Services
  • Multicast and WAN Technologies
  • Integrating Network Technologies (continued)
  • Research and Project Methods (continued)
  • MSc Project

Assessment methods

Taught modules are assessed on a mix of coursework and practical class tests. Practical networking skills form a significant part of the assessment. Modules also include formal examinations where appropriate.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,000 (Whole course) Home/EU 12 Months
MSc Full-time £ 12,600 (Whole course) International 12 Months

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