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Network Engineering Degree


Network Engineers are at the core of an organization’s IT infrastructure. As companies invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks, the need for skilled network engineers continues to rise. Students in UAT’s Network Engineering Bachelor’s Degree program will study key concepts such as routing, switching, server operating systems, email systems, IP Telephony, wireless and virtualization. They will learn how to plan, structure and manage networks and master the intricacies of designing and improving networks.

Graduates will be versed in the proper application of information systems, demonstrate a mastery of network architecture, and be fluent in systems administration. This degree will prepare students with the skills to become a successful network engineer, network architect, or computer network engineer.

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Network Engineering Course Description

Today’s increasingly connected digital world has created an internet/data-dependent society. Highly skilled Network Engineers are responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of our networked systems. A strong foundational knowledge of network and systems engineering concepts form the base on which the advanced topics are built. Key concepts such as routing, switching, server operating systems, email systems, IP Telephony, wireless and virtualization will be explored in detail. Contemporary topics such as IT mobilization, virtualization, cloud computing, IP telephony and datacenter design are some of the new and exciting degree focus areas. Graduates will demonstrate a mastery of network architecture and be fluent in systems administration. This degree will prepare you with the skills required to become a successful network engineer, systems engineer, or network or systems administrator.

Network Engineering Degree Objectives

  • Translate physical and organizational needs into network design(s) that fully address and support logical, physical, and/or virtualized operational requirements.
  • Implement, support, and evaluate network services (active directory, email, DNS, servers, clients and data storage), routed and switched network infrastructures (wired and wireless) that incorporate networking concepts and industry best practices.
  • Design network architectures that incorporate emerging networking technologies.
  • Produce professional and accurate visualizations and documentation related to network architecture and services.
  • Given cost and operational parameters, design network, hardware and system options with evaluations and recommendations of how they meet the requirements of specific projects.
  • Design and implement a secure network infrastructure using industry best practices.

Network Engineering Program Information

Program Credits: 120
Major Credits: 36
Semesters to completion: 8

Requirements to graduate include a 2.0 CGPA, completed required coursework, Portfolio, Internship, and a Student Innovation Project.

For a more detailed breakout of completion time frames and rates, please see the UAT Fast Facts page.

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Approved by the Student and Exchange Visitor Information Systems (SEVIS) for training of foreign students


Network Security curriculum certified by the US National Security Agency's Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation program