Network Engineering - BS

The Network Engineering bachelor’s degree program gives students an in-depth skill base in the networking tools and problem-solving practices they need to become professionals in the fast-growing field of network technology. Using current networking software and hard­ware tools, students develop communications skills that prepare them to become highly functional members of project teams consist­ing of design, technological and business professionals.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply knowledge of math, science, engineering and contemporary developments in the fields of network architecture, network security, and transmission systems to carry out analysis and design appropriate to network engineering.
  • Use network engineering processes to identify and analyze problems, and formulate, implement and test networking solutions that meet required specifications.
  • Incorporate historical context and emerging developments in the fields of network architecture, network security, and transmission systems to create adaptable and efficient solutions with ethical considerations and global awareness.
  • Employ techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for network engineering best practices.
  • Integrate knowledge, tools, and problem solving skills to carry out the design, creation, maintenance and testing of state of the art networks.

Specially designed laboratories give students an enriched hands-on environment in which to hone their design and problem-solving skills, become familiar with equipment and methods common in industry and use a range of current networking software tools.

Seniors participate in one of these experi­ential education options: technical project team or internship. Students apply for the technical project teams and are placed according to their qualifications, work availability and the best fit for their program of study.  If students choose to select internship, they are able to complete the experience at a University-approved internship site.

Successful graduates of the program in Network Engineering should be prepared for network certification exams, and will be ready to embark upon careers in information technology and business as network administrators, managers, designers or assistant engineers.

Network Engineering

A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree

Major Courses
CAD2080CAD for Network Systems Design4.5
CSIS1000Problem Solving and Programming Concepts4.5
CSIS1101Computer Science I4.5
CSIS1112Computer Science II4.5
CSIS2045Introduction to Operating Systems4.5
CSIS2050Advanced Programming Concepts4.5
ENGN2014Computer Architecture I4.5
ITEC2081Network Protocols I4.5
ITEC2082Network Protocols II4.5
ITEC2085Distributed Systems with TCP/IP4.5
ITEC3010Server Configuration and Implementation4.5
ITEC3031Router Internals and Integration4.5
ITEC3050Information Security4.5
ITEC3060Network Management and Administration4.5
ITEC3075Network Security4.5
ITEC3083Wireless Networking4.5
Mastery ExamAs a condition of graduation, students are required to pass a mastery examination given by the Computer Science department consisting of material from the network engineering major courses after completion of the ITEC3060 course.0
Related Professional Studies
ACCT1210Financial Accounting4.5
CAR0010Career Management1
ENG2010Technical Writing4.5
LAW2001The Legal Environment of Business I4.5
MATH1040Calculus I4.5
MATH2020Discrete Mathematics4.5
MGMT2020Organizational Behavior4.5
PRMG2010Introduction to Project Management4.5
PRMG3010Advanced Project Management4.5
Applied/Experiential Learning
Choose 9 credits of the following: *9
Directed Experiential Education **
Technical Solutions Team I
Technical Solutions Team II
College of Engineering & Design Internship
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses 13.5
English Composition
Advanced Composition and Communication
Communication Skills
Integrative Learning 9
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, and one at the 4000 level.
Arts and Humanities 9
Ethics: A Global Perspective
One course from ART, HIST, HUM‡, LIT or REL
Precalculus (or higher, based on student's placement) ***
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
Social Sciences 9
Foundations of Leadership Studies
One course from ANTH°°, ECON, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
A&S Electives9
Two courses with an EASC attribute, at least one at 3000 level or higher.
Total Credits182.5

Students not meeting the requirements for experiential education may take other course options with Dept. Chair and Dean approval.


Directed Experiential Education (DEE) opportunities are based on project availability with community partners and student eligibility.  For more information, visit Experiential Education & Career Services (EE&CS). 


Students that do not place in MATH1030 Precalculus will need to take an extra course, MATH1020 Fundamentals of Algebra, as prerequisite. If needed this will count as an A&S elective.

Visit Courses by Subject Code for a listing of all campus courses.

‡HUM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
^BIO courses are not offered in North Miami, Charlotte or Online.
¶CAD courses are not offered Online.
±CHM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
°PHY courses are not offered in Charlotte.
°°ANTH courses are not offered in North Miami or Charlotte.

NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).

Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills. These writing skills will be assessed at the completion of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication .

In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Study Abroad programs offer a variety of options for major, minor, Arts & Science, and elective credit at many price points for students during the academic year and summer. Financial aid is applicable and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications.