Siavosh Haghighi Movahed

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Siavosh Haghighi Movahed MSc, BSc

Senior Lecturer in Computer Systems and Networks, Course leader for MSc Advanced Computer Networks


Siavosh teaches computer networking, network security, network design, network troubleshooting and virtualization at both MSc and BSc levels. He is a certified expert level Cisco networking academy instructor with many years industry experience in designing, implementing and managing IT solutions in mission critical networks. He is extremely passionate about innovative ways of learning and teaching computer networking in higher education.


He has an MSc in Computer Networks and a BSc in Software Engineering. Working in the industry for more than a decade, both as a senior network engineer and a network manager in mission critical networks, has given him the ability to draw on previous experiences to design innovative practical teaching and learning environments. 

In an area which evolves as fast as computer networking, Siavosh understands the importance of maintaining an up-to-date portfolio of expertise and certifications. He is a certified expert level Cisco networking academy instructor, with more than 8 years expertise in developing, utilising and adapting teaching materials used by Cisco networking academy. He is constantly working on development of new modules at all levels in computer systems and network subject group. 

Siavosh is course leader for MSc Advanced Computer Networks, and teach on different MSc and BSc programmes including Web and Cloud Computing and Computer Networks.

Routing & Switching, Network Troubleshooting, Computer Networks, Network Design, Network Security, Virtualization, Teaching and Learning Innovations


Department of Computing

College of Business, Technology and Engineering

Cisco Modeling Lab (CML)
Innovations in Learning and Teaching Computer Networking

Computer Systems and Networks

BSc Computer Networks

MSc Web and Cloud Computing
MSc Advanced Computer Networks

Advanced Switching

Enterprise Switching
Advanced Routing

Enterprise Routing
Network Troubleshooting

Advanced Network Design
LAN Switching and Wide Area Networks

LAN Design and Implementation
WAN Design and Implementation

Network Security
Cloud Technologies


Journal articles

Bass, M., & Haghighi Movahed, S. (2018). To what extent can 'bring your own device' be an enabler to widening participation in higher education for the socially disadvantaged? Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practices, 6 (1), 3-11.

Conference papers

Bagheri, M., & Haghighi Movahed, S. (2017). The Effect of the Internet of Things (IoT) on Education Business Model. 2016 12th International Conference on Signal-Image Technology & Internet-Based Systems (SITIS), 435-441.

Bagheri, M., & Haghighi Movahed, S. (2016). An investigation into finding the most influential factors in developing a Personalized Learning Environment for Higher Education. In Shoniregun, C.A., & Akmayeva, G.A. (Eds.) Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2016), (pp. 90-95). Dublin: Infonomics Society:

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