BSc (Hons) in Mobile Computing

Mode of Study

Campus Learning

 

The Bachelor of Science with Honours in Mobile Computing is targeted at those wishing to become Mobile Solution Specialists, Mobile Application Developers, Mobile Computing Analysts, Game Developers, Mobile Technicians, Mobile Security Experts, Mobile Phone Verification Managers and Mobile Applications Developers for Android, Blackberry, iPhone and Windows. Graduates of this programme can choose several career paths which include jobs in fields such as mobile edutainment, wireless applications and online banking.

Programme details: The programme consists of core (required) and elective modules as detailed below. Some modules may have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to pass another module or set of modules first). Some modules may be co-requisite (i.e. such modules are required to be taken together). The number at the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided, in-class and independent combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires on average 100 hours of learning from the student.

Core modules:

  • C5-ICO-11 Introduction to Computers 20
  • C5-MAT-11 Mathematics-1 20
  • D5-CS1-13 Communication and Study Skills 1 20
  • C5-CSA-11 Computer System Architecture 20
  • C5-OSH-11 Operating Systems & Hardware 20
  • D5-CS2-13 Communication and Study Skills 2 20
  • C6-QMD-11 Querying and Managing Databases 40
  • C6-IPC-11 Introduction to Programming using C++ 20
  • C6-MDC-13 Mobile Communications 20
  • C6-MD1-11 Managing Business Desktops 1 20
  • C6-WCD-11 Web Content Development 20
  • C7-JAV-11: Programming Using Java 20
  • C7-MTE-13: Mobile Technologies 20
  • C7-MOS-13: Mobile Operating Systems 20
  • C7-WNM-13: Wireless Networks and Mobile System Architecture 20
  • C7-MDP-13: Mobile Device Programming 20
  • C7-DCO-13: Data Communications 20
  • C7-PPR-11: Professional Practice in Computing 60
  • C8-MID-13: Mobile Interaction Design 20
  • C8-PRO-11: Project 40
  • B8-ENT-13: Essentials of Entrepreneurship 20

Elective modules:

Select Two from the following:

  • C8-DIS-13: Distributed Systems 20
  • C8-WNS-13: Wireless Network Security 20
  • C8-MIA-13: Mobile Internet Applications and Services 20
  • C8-MEC-13 : Mobile Electronic Commerce 20
 

Recommended full-time study path (4½ years):

Year Sem. Module Credits
Year 1  Sem 1 C5-ICO-11 Introduction to Computers 20
C5-MAT-11 Mathematics-1 20
D5-CS1-13 Communication and Study Skills 1 20
Sem 2 C5-CSA-11 Computer System Architecture 20
C5-OSH-11 Operating Systems & Hardware 20
D5-CS2-13 Communication and Study Skills 2 20
Year 2 Sem 3 C6-QMD-11 Querying and Managing Databases   40
C6-IPC-11 Introduction to Programming using C++ 20
Sem 4 C6-MDC-13 : Mobile Communications 20
C6-MD1-11 Managing Business Desktops 1 20
C6-WCD-11 Web Content Development 20
Year 3 Sem 5 C7-JAV-11: Programming Using Java 20
C7-MTE-13: Mobile Technologies 20
C7-MOS-13: Mobile Operating Systems 20
Sem 6 C7-WNM-13: Wireless Networks and Mobile System Architecture 20
C7-MDP-13: Mobile Device Programming 20
C7-DCO-13: Data Communications 20
Int Sem 7 C7-PPR-11:  Professional Practice in Computing 60
Year 4 Sem 8 C8-MID-13: Mobile Interaction Design 20
Elective any two  
C8-DIS-13: Distributed Systems 20
C8-WNS-13: Wireless Network Security 20
C8-MIA-13: Mobile Internet Applications and Services 20
C8-MEC-13 : Mobile Electronic Commerce 20
Sem 9 C8-PRO-11: Project  40
B8-ENT-13: Essentials of Entrepreneurship 20
 
 

Admissions Criteria

1) Applicants are expected to have successfully completed secondary schooling. The typical entry requirement is BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) or other equivalent secondary school qualification. BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) candidates are required to achieve a minimum grade of ‘D’ in five subjects.

2) Applicants must have 10 points in English and Mathematics combined or 32 points in the top 5 subjects.

3) Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher Diploma in related field may be given exemptions based on the credit point equivalency

4) For enquiries and more information please visit our website: www.bothouniversity.com

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