Bachelor of Science in Mobile Computing and Communications

Bachelor of Science in Mobile Computing and Communications

Computing Technology is continually evolving and one major trend in this evolution is towards Mobile Computing. The convergence of communication and computing technologies has resulted in powerful and sophisticated mobile services. The Bachelor of Science in Mobile Computing and Communications programme offered by UTAMU is purposed to equip the students with both traditional and cutting edge skills in Mobile Computing and Communications, so that they can be able to be innovative and develop mobile applications and understand the technical challenges posed by current mobile devices and wireless communications and evaluate and select appropriate solutions according to user requirements. The graduates of this program are taught to become innovators as well as entrepreneurs.

Mobile computing and communications have become the touchstone activity driving the most important and dynamic economic sectors worldwide over the last few years. It is a global business that thrives on innovation. This program therefore seeks to develop high quality human resources that will be able to develop and manage software products necessary in the computerized economy.

Career Options

There is hardly an area in which Mobile Computing and communication graduates won’t be able to thrive – be it conceptualization of communications systems, development of mobile phone applications and interactive technologies, the design of a smart home environment or implementation of new mobile services.

Graduates will be working in a highly dynamic field with excellent career prospects. Among potential employers keen to hire our graduates are not only mobile communication firms but also multinational Corporations, small and middle-sized enterprises and many highly innovative start-up ventures in the IT sector.

The prospective careers for mobile computing graduates include;

  • Mobile Applications Developer;
  • Telecommunication Engineer;
  • Information Security;
  • Products Designer.

Programme objectives

On this programme students will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge leading to a flexible career path as mobile computing and communications professional;
  • Gain sound knowledge and understanding of a wide range of current trends in the field with a wide variety of skills ranging from the mobile devices to networking structures;
  • Understand the technical challenges posed by current mobile devices and wireless communications and evaluate and select appropriate solutions according to user requirements;
  • Competently evaluate and select software tools and APIs for mobile applications and hence be aware of their scope and limitations;
  • Develop applications for mobile devices;
  • Understand drivers for mobile technologies adaption;
  • Gain sound knowledge and understanding of a wide range of current trends in the field with a wide variety of skills ranging from the mobile devices to networking structures.
Programme Name Bachelor of Science in Mobile Computing and Communications
Programme Duration 3 Years
Admission Criteria Direct Entry Scheme
Candidates seeking admission through the direct entry shall require the following:
  • At least two principal passes at same sitting in Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) 
  • At least one subsidiary pass in Mathematics in Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE).
Diploma Holders Scheme
  • Applicants should possess at least a second class (lower division) Diploma in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Information Technology, Information Systems or related field from any recognized Institution.
  • At least one principal pass and two subsidiary passes at same sitting in Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE).
  • At least one subsidiary pass in Mathematics in UACE.
Mature age scheme
For admission under mature age, a candidate must have sat and passed the university mature age entry examinations from a recognized centre. To sit for university mature age, the candidate must have age of at least 25 years
Mode Dual Mode (Online and Local Support)
Fee Type - Per Semester Uganda Shillings 1,200,000

Program Structure

Course Codes Course Name  LH P/FH TH CH CU
Year 1 Semester 1 (5 Cores)          
CS 100 Structured Programming 45 30 - 60 4
CS 101 Computer Applications & Systems 30 30 - 45 3
BA 104 Business Communication 30 30 - 45 3
NW 100 Introduction to Mobile Computing 30   30 45 3
MT 101 Discrete Mathematics 30 - 30 45 3
Semester Load         16
Year 1 semester 2 (5 Cores)          
CS 200 Object Oriented Programming 30 30 30 60 4
SE 200 Software Engineering 45 30 - 60 4
NW 200 Computer Networks & Data Communications 45 15 15 60 4
NW 202 Wireless Communication Technologies 30 30 30 60 4
NW 300 Mobile Technologies 30  30 - 45 3
Semester Load         19
Year 1 Recess Term          
TM 100 Community Engagement I - 300 - 75 5
Recess Term Load         5
Year 2 Semester 1(6 Cores)          
SE 202 Software Architectures & Patterns 30 - 30 45 3
SE 203 Requirements Engineering 30 15 15 45 3
NW 201 Mobile Applications Programming 30 - 30 45 3
NW 203 Cloud Computing 30 - 30 45 3
NW 204 Distributed Real-Time Systems 30 - 30 45 3
IS 300 Database Management Systems 45 15 15 60 4
Semester Load         19
Year 2 Semester 2 (5 Cores)          
CS 203 Artificial Intelligence 30 - 30 45 3
BA 108 Entrepreneurship Theory & Principles 30 - 30 45 3
IS 202 Human Computer Interaction 30 30 - 45 3
NW 302 Security in Mobile Systems 45 30 - 60 4
TM 201 Research Methods 30 30 - 45 3
(1 Elective)          
IT 101 E-Commerce 30 30 - 45 3
NW 205 Introduction to Signal Processing 30   30 45 3
Semester Load         20
Year 2 Recess Term          
TM 200 Community Engagement II - 300 - 75 5
Recess Term Load         5
Year 3 Semester 1 (3 Cores)          
IT 205 Innovations Management 30 - 30 45 3
IT 301 IT Project Management 45 30 - 60 4
NW 303 Advanced Mobile Applications Programming 30 30 30 60 4
(2 Electives)          
CS 303 Image Processing 30 15 15 45 3
NW 304 Selected Topics in Networking 45  - 30 45 3
IS 311 Multimedia Systems 30 - 30 45 3
Semester Load         17
Year 3 Semester 2 (4 Cores)          
CS 209 Interactive Technologies 45 30 - 60 4
CS 302 Embedded Systems Programming 30 30 30 60 4
SE 301 Performance Engineering of Software Systems 45 30 - 60 4

TM 301

Project

- 120 - 60 4
(1 Elective)          
BA 218 Mobile Business & Marketing 30 30 30 60 4
CS 301 Games Development 30 30 30 60 4
BA 323 Professional Ethics 30 - 30 45 3
Semester Load         18/19
Year 3 Recess Term        
TM 300 Community Engagement III  - 300  - 75 5
RecessTermLoad          5

The minimum graduation Load for the program is 124 Credit Units  


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