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Bachelor of Science in Mobile Computing & Communications

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 and for which our students are thoroughly trained on our “Mobile Computing and Communications” degree programme.

In-depth technical knowledge in one or more specialist areas equips our students with the pro-active qualities that underpin leadership/ management positions, and can lead to highflying careers. 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;

  1. Mobile Applications Developer;
  2. Telecommunication Engineer;
  3. Information Security;
  4. Products Designer.

Career Options

Objectives of the Program

This is a state-of-the-art programme involving advanced networking, mobile technologies and trends, software development technologies and architectures for building modern distributed computer systems and networks that involve mobile devices. The objectives of the programme include:

  1. To provide graduates with the deep knowledge, skills and understanding required to allow them to contribute to the planning, design and management of modern enterprise computer systems that make use of mobile devices and wireless communications technologies.
  2. To provide to students the necessary understanding of current technologies and architectures that provides the network and communications infrastructure for mobile enabled enterprise computer systems.
  3. To develop student’s skills in the design of modern distributed software systems (using appropriate technologies, architectures and techniques) and in the advanced network technologies supporting the upper layers, together with their planning, management and security.

Program Learning Outcomes

On this programme students will:

  1. Gain skills and knowledge leading to a flexible career path as mobile computing and communications professional;
  2. 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;
  3. Understand the technical challenges posed by current mobile devices and wireless communications and evaluate and select appropriate solutions according to user requirements;
  4. Competently evaluate and select software tools and APIs for mobile applications and hence be aware of their scope and limitations;
  5. Develop applications for mobile devices;
  6. Understand drivers for mobile technologies adaption;
  7. 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.

Admission Requirements

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 the same sitting in UACE or its equivalent
  • At least one subsidiary pass in Mathematics in UACE or its equivalent
  • At least 5 passes in UCE or its equivalent
Diploma Holders Scheme
  • At least 2nd class (Lower division) Diploma in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Information Technology, Information Systems or related field from any recognized
  • At least one principal pass and two subsidiary passes at same sitting in UACE or its equivalent
  • At least one subsidiary pass in Mathematics in UACE or its equivalent
  • At least 5 passes in UCE or its equivalent

Diploma - CCNA

  1. CCNA from a recognized institution.
  2. At least one principal and two subsidiary passes at same sitting in UACE or its equivalent
  3. At least one subsidiary pass in Mathematics in UACE or its equivalent
  4. At least 5 passes in UCE or its equivalent
Mature age scheme
  1. Mature age Certificate
  2. **At least one subsidiary pass in Mathematics in UACE
  3. **At least a Credit in Mathematics in UCE.
Mode Dual Mode (Online and Local Support)
Fee Type - Per Semester Uganda Shillings 1,200,000

Programme 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 201 Software Architectures & Patterns 30 - 30 45 3
SE 202 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         20
Year 2 semester 2 (5 cores)          
CS 203 Artificial Intelligence 30 - 30 45 3
CS 207 Interactive Technologies 45 30 - 60 4
BA 108 Entrepreneurship Theory & Principles 30 - 30 45 3
IT 203 Human Computer Interaction  30 30   45 3
NW 302 Security in Mobile Systems 45 30 - 60 4
(1 elective)          
BA 109 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)          
BA 217 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
CS 307 Selected Topics in Networking 45  - 30 45 3
IS 307 Multimedia Systems 30 - 30 45 3
Semester load         17
Year 3 semester 2 (4 cores)          
SE 301 Performance Engineering of Software Systems 45 30 - 60 4
TM 301 Project - 120 - 60 4
CS 308 Embedded Systems Programming 30 30 30 60 4
TM 201 Research Methods 30 30   45 3
(1 elective)          
BA 218 Mobile Business & Marketing 30 30 30 60 4
CS 301 Games Development 30 30 30 60 4
IS 308 Professional Ethics 30 - 30 45 3
Semester load         19
Year 3 recess Term        
TM 300 Community Engagement III  - 300  - 75 5
Recess term load          5

Fees per semester

Fees per semester Functional Fees Application Fees
1,200,000 UGX 250,000 UGX 50,000 UGX

International students pay international student tuition fees which is rated in dollars and this specifically covers only the cost of teaching and many student support services. This tuition below is per academic session and includes both the tuition and functional fees.

Category of Programme Fees per academic session (USD) Application / Admission Fee
Bachelor’s Degree $700 $30
Undergraduate Diploma $500 $30
Undergraduate Certificate $250 $30

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