Diploma In Computing & Network Engineering (Dip.CNEng)

Course Overview

Aim of the Course

The aim of this course is to provide students with up to-date theoretical knowledge and practical skills on assembling computers, setting up and configuring networks, installation of operating systems and other relevant software together with troubleshooting and maintenance procedures.

The key Objective of this course is to establish Computer Hardware Technicians and Network administrators who are capable of configuring computer system/ network for usage starting from identifying customer requirements through giving a lifelong service to a customer.

Course is designed for few target groups such as; relevant undergraduates to provide practical aspects of Computer Systems and Networks, job seekers to enter into the job market as computer technicians, network technicians & related, as a step in stone for school leavers to enter into higher studies in computer systems and network engineering and for those who are in the business of computer systems & network engineering to provide them with necessary knowledge and basic skills.

The learning outcomes of the programme are;

  • Understand the evolution of Computer Systems and the  use of a Personal Computer in a network environment;
  • Understand the main components of a Personal Computer System and how they are integrated to work as a system;
  • Assemble, disassemble, configure & install system software in a Personal Computer and maintain a Personal Computer System;
  • Compare and contrast the features of peripheral devices and internal memory units of  a Computer System;
  • Configure & install a basic network of personal computers;
  • Understand at a broader level the theoretical and practical aspects of commonly used Networking Applications in Sri Lanka and abroad including the Internet and mobile computing;
  • Understand the theoretical and practical aspects of using a Personal Computer in standalone mode and as a networked personal computer;
  • Understand at a broader level – networking as a service, virtual private network, cloud computing etc.

Course Content

Modules/ Units

 Unit - 1: Introduction to Computer & Network Technology 

 Unit - 2: Technical Features of a Computer 

 Unit - 3: Process of Disassembling and Assembling of a PC 

 Unit - 4: Installation & Configuring System Software in a PC 

 Unit - 5: Troubleshooting, Repair & Maintenance of a PC 

 Unit - 6: Networking Configuration & Introduction to Basic PC Network 

 Unit - 7: Networked Applications using Internet 

 Unit - 8: Mobile Computing Environment 

Fee And Duration

 Full Time

6 Months (Weekdays) 

 Part Time

9 Months (Weekends) 

 Course Fee

LKR 30000/= (Payable in Installments)


Related Courses

Diploma in Computer Networks
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Diploma in Advanced Networking
Duration : 3 months