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BSc. Mobile Computing

This program seeks to equip graduates with the skills and attributes needed for professional practice and leadership in Mobile Computing technologies. It provides sound foundations in Mobile communications theory, technical expertise and knowledge of professional practice, whilst also developing academic literacy, advocacy skills and social awareness so that graduates become life-long learners and effective citizens in many different capacities.The program aims to utilize both work experiences and academic curriculum structure, giving in-depth knowledge that makes it competitive and up-to-date with similar cutting-edge programs. The core studies in Mobile computing are combined with technical Internet technologies offerings that can be tailored to individual specializations in computing and information systems.

Objectives of the Program

The program is designed to equip students with the following:

  • An in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of Internet and mobile communications technologies;
  • The skills to evolve into self-learners who have the necessary foundations to continue to update their expertise;
  • The ability to develop as creative learners who can work with abstract ideas and implement them in a practical environment;
  • The necessary knowledge and skills in mobile and Internet technologies requisite to function in a variety of professional ICT roles.
  • Gain skills and knowledge leading to future career path as mobile computing and communications professionals
  • Gain skills to develop mobile applications.
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of a broad range of recent trends in the mobile computing field with a broad variety of skills spanning from the mobile devices to networking.

Admission Requirements

1. WASSCE/SSSCE APPLICANTS

Credits in the three (3) SSSCE /WASSCE Core Subjects (Mathematics, English Language and Integrated Science) plus credits in any three elective subjects with an aggregate score of 24 or 36 respectively.

1. “A” LEVEL APPLICANTS

Five (5) Credits at “O” Level including Mathematics and English Language, plus, two (2) Passes at “A” Level in any subject.

3. MATURE APPLICANTS

Applicants must be 25 years at the time of submitting the application.Must have either :Five credits at the “O” Level including Mathematics and English Language. OR WASSCE/SSSCE credits in three (3) Core Subjects (Mathematics, English Language and Integrated Science), plus credits in three (3) Elective Subjects.

4. INTERNATIONAL BACCALAURETTE

Applicants must have good academic background .They must obtain a distinction, credit or pass as decided by the jury. They should also be proficient in English. This is checked through written exams, verbal interview and certification from a recognized language institution.

5. AMERICAN GRADE 12

Holders must have good academic background. This must be evaluated with the actual results on transcript for the programme.

6. CITY & GUILDS

Holders must have Technician Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Microcomputer Technology or in any relevant IT Programmes

7. HND FROM HIGHER INSTITUTIONS

Holders of Higher National Diploma in Information Technology/ HND in Computer Science or an IT related programme from a recognized University or Tertiary Institution with 1st Class, 2nd Upper or 2nd Lower grades. They must also satisfy the basic entry requirement into University.

OFFLINE APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Application forms for admission could be obtained at the GTUC Information Centre,

—  GTUC – Adjacent Police Training School, Tesano, Accra
— Kumasi Campus Amanfrom – University Junction– Off the main Barekese Road,
— Koforidua Campus Charley Junction,
— Ho Learning Centre, Vodafone Regional Head Office,
— Takoradi Learning Centre, Vodafone Regional Office
and at our website www.gtuc.edu.gh here.

Applicants should please note that application submitted will not be processed until the cost of application form of GH¢150.00 is settled with banker’s draft from any bank.

Completed application forms with certified copies of Certificates / result slips should be submitted to the admissions offices before the closing date.

ONLINE APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  • Select “For First Time Applicants” or “Create account” if a New User. Select “For Returning Applicants” or “Login” if a continuing user/applicant.
  • First time applicants are required to fill the various fields in order to have their account creation successful.
  • An SMS will be sent to phone number provided to confirm account creation.
  • Various programs offered in the institution will be displayed where user makes selection. Per selection made, the various programs within the selected program are displayed from which a choice is to be made by applicant.
  • Provide subsequent information to complete application;
  • -Personal details
  • -WAEC Results
  • -Sponsorship
  • -Payment

Graduate Application:

    • Personal details
    • Academic Background
    • Work experience
    • Document upload
    • Sponsorship
    • Payment should be made to confirm application (Visa Card/MTN Mobile Money).

You can also obtain a hard copy of the Application Form from our various campuses (Remember to attach your passport sized photograph)

NOTE: Applicants with statement of results from West African Examination Council (WAEC)  must add WAEC SCRATCH card(s) to their application form depending on the number of sittings

FIRST YEARSemester 1 Semester 2

Course Title Code Credits Course Title Code Credits
Principles of Programming IT-101 3 High-level Language Programming (C++)[1] IT-102 3
Microcomputer Systems & Applications IT-133 3 Introduction to Information Systems IT-124 3
Discrete Mathematics MA-171 3 Introduction to Information Technology Law IT-152 2
Computational Mathematics MA-173 3 Probability & Statistics MA-176 3
Functional French FR-171 2 Technical Communication Skills I EL-170 2
Moral & Ethics I ME-173 2 Functional French[2] FR-172 2
Sociology of Technology ST-175 2 Digital Electronics DE173 3
Total 18 Total 18

[1] Pre-requisite of IT-102 (IT101)

[2] Pre-requisite of FR-172 (FR-171)

SECOND YEAR

Semester 1 Semester 2

Course Title Code Credits Course Title Code Credits
African Studies AF-271 2 JAVA Programming[3] IT-204 3
Technical Communication Skills II EL-275 2 Algorithms & Data Structures[4] IT-206 3
Systems Analysis & Design IT-221 3 Open Source Operating Systems[5] IT-214 3
Computer Architecture IT-231 3 Database Design & Management I[6] IT-222 3
Data Communications IT-241 3 Digital Computer Design IT-232 3
Foundations of Multimedia and web designing IT-245 3 Network Communications [7] IT-242 3
Basic Economics IT-373 2
Total 18 Total 18

THIRD YEAR

Semester 1 Semester 2

Course Title Code Credits Course Title Code Credits
Mobile Application Development MC-311 3 Application development with java ME MC-320 3
Principles of wireless & Mobile Networking MC-313 3 Heterogeneous and mobile databases MC-322 3
Mobile operating systems MC-315 3 Mobile interaction design MC-324 3
Principles of Accounting & Management IT-371 3 Software Reliability & Quality Assurance IT-306 3
Artificial Intelligence IT-314 3 Research Methods IT-394 3
Industrial Training (Internship) IT-392 3 Principles of Entrepreneurship IT-372 3
Total 18 Total 18

[3] Pre-requisite of IT-204 (IT101)

[4] Pre-requisite of IT-206 (IT171)

[5] Pre-requisite of IT-214 (IT231)

[6] Pre-requisite of IT-222 (IT124)

[7] Pre-requisite of IT-242 (IT241)

FOURTH YEAR

Semester 1 Semester 2

Course Title Code Credits Course Title Code Credits
Security in Mobile Computing MC-411 3 Social Media and Networking MC-422 3
Mobile Multimedia MC-412 3 Cloud Computing and Mobile Applications MC-424 3
Fundamentals Ubiquitous Computing MC-413 3 Electronic Commerce IT-462 3
System’s Administration IT-413 3 Management Information Systems IT-464 3
Legal & Ethical Use of Information Technology IT-451 3 Project Work II IT-498 4
Project Management Commerce IT-463 3
Project work I IT-497 1
Total 19 Total 16