Computer Networking

Edinburgh College


Milton Road Campus, Sighthill Campus


This course will cover important computing areas of networking and security. You will study specialist areas including subjects in; Computer Forensics, Ethical Hacking and Networking.

Computer networking with security and forensics is one of the fastest developing branches of the new technologies industries. There is a huge demand in the industry for network professionals with salaries starting between £30,000-£50,000+. During this course you will develop an essential understanding of Networking for Home and Networking for Small Business. You will be introduced to Internet Service Provider (ISP) routing and switching which is used in the designing and support of computer networks. The course uses CISCO Network essentials and an additional CCNA certificate in this can be gained alongside your main studies. This course will prepare you for further studies in computer systems and networks at university degree level or employment within the computer networking industry.

Course includes:
Computer Networking technologies; Routing; Switching; Internetworking; Basic software development; Computer hardware and software installation fundamentals; Troubleshooting; Private Cloud Virtualisation; Server Administration; Forensics; Ethical Hacking.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers including Maths, Computing Science or a science subject. You will attend for interview and complete a skills and experience screening exercise.

Progression Routes

Enter the 2nd or 3rd year of general computing degrees such as Year 3 of BSc (Hons) Computer Systems and Networks at Edinburgh Napier University.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years



SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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