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This subject is taught by the School of Engineering and Computer Science.
The exponential growth in communication networks in recent years has totally changed the way we work and play. We now demand instant communication with anyone via voice, text and video, and immediate access to all kinds of information and services. The networks that make this possible involve a wide range of engineering challenges.
They employ different technologies—wireless, wired and fibre optics—which must be seamlessly interconnected and have to work in a highly robust and efficient manner. This requires complex designs incorporating different protocols that govern how information flows over the networks and how the networks respond to faults.
The study of networking includes the network elements, applications, content and the distributed systems that make up the service-enabling technologies. The Network Engineering major will give students an understanding of the full range of modern communication technologies, network protocols and middleware required for modern networks. It will equip them with the expertise to design, build, configure and test modern networks and networked services.
This programme is unique within New Zealand and builds on the long established expertise in computer networks and distributed systems at Victoria.
Network Engineering can be taken as a specialisation in the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours BE(Hons).
Network Engineering students must complete the following components to obtain their BE(Hons) in Network Engineering (NWEN).
This consists of the following courses, which provide the necessary foundation for a BE(Hons) (NWEN):
- ENGR 101 Engineering Technology
- ENGR 110 Engineering Modelling and Design
- COMP 102 Introduction to Computer Program Design
or COMP 112 Introduction to Computer Science
- COMP 103 Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms
- ENGR 121 Engineering Mathematics Foundations
- ENGR 123 Engineering Mathematics with Logic and Statistics
- PHYS 122 Introduction to Physics for Scientists and Engineers
- Students may substitute PHYS 114, PHYS 115 or ENGR142 for PHYS 122
- Students may substitute (MATH151 and MATH 161; and one of MATH 177, QUAN 102 or STAT 193) for (ENGR 121 and ENGR 123)
A full programme of study consists of eight courses per year. If you are doing seven courses we recommend that you take a Part 3 paper.
To gain entry to Part 2, students will need to pass their Part 1 courses with at least a B average.
This is the core component of the BE(Hons), and is made up of various 200, 300 and 400-level courses:
- ENGR 301, 302, 401, 489
- NWEN 241, 242, 243, 301, 302, 304
- At least three courses from COMP 261, SWEN 221, 222, 223, 224, ECEN 201, 202, 203 or 220
- At least one course from COMP 301-399, SWEN 301-399, NWEN 303, ECEN 301-399
- At least three courses from NWEN 401-439, ENGR 440
- At least one further course from COMP 401-479, SWEN 401-479, NWEN 401-479, ECEN 401-479, ENGR 440-441
This consists of three courses outside of your specialisation forming a coherent addition to your programme of study. This is an opportunity to explore some other interests outside of the BE(Hons) programme. These can be any level, but at least one of the courses must be at 200-level or above and need to be approved by the Dean once chosen.
This consists of 800 hours of approved work experience in an engineering environment.
Information about postgraduate study in Network Engineering can be found on the School of Engineering and Computer Science's postgraduate study pages.
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Courses, degrees and other qualifications in Engineering are taught by the School of Engineering and Computer Science. The School office is located in Room 358, Cotton Building, Kelburn campus.
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|100 Level Courses|
COMP 112 – Introduction to Computer Science
ENGR 101 – Engineering Technology
ENGR 110 – Engineering Modelling and Design
ENGR 121 – Engineering Mathematics Foundations
ENGR 122 – Engineering Mathematics with Calculus
|200 Level Courses|
ENGR 291 – Work Experience Preparation
NWEN 241 – Systems Programming
NWEN 242 – Computer Organisation
NWEN 243 – Network Applications
|300 Level Courses|
ENGR 301 – Project Management
ENGR 302 – Group Project
ENGR 391 – Practical Work Experience
NWEN 301 – Operating Systems Design
NWEN 302 – Computer Network Design
NWEN 303 – Concurrent Programming
NWEN 304 – Advanced Network Applications
|400 Level Courses|
ENGR 401 – Professional Practice
ENGR 440 – Directed Individual Study
ENGR 441 – Directed Individual Study
ENGR 489 – Engineering Project
ENGR 491 – Professional Work Experience
NWEN 401 – Distributed Systems Design
NWEN 402 – Internet Engineering
NWEN 403 – Advanced Network Engineering
NWEN 404 – Mobile Computing
NWEN 405 – Security Engineering
NWEN 406 – Distributed Computing in Grids and Clouds
NWEN 438 – Special Topic in Network Engineering 1
NWEN 439 – Special Topic in Network Engineering 2