Ghana Technology University College

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, Tesano – Accra, the Kumasi Campus near Ahodwo roundabout, 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¢120.00 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

  1. Purchase a voucher nationwide at Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) at GH120.00  through the SMART _  PAY platformVisit GTUC website: www.gtuc.edu.gh and click on online application
  2. Enter the Serial Number and Pin on the voucher
  3. Complete application form, scan and attach your passport sized photograph and relevant documents
  4. Print a copy of the completed form and submit to GTUC Admissions Office

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 TitleCodeCreditsCourse TitleCodeCredits
Principles of ProgrammingIT-1013High-level Language Programming (C++)[1]IT-1023
Microcomputer Systems & ApplicationsIT-1333Introduction to Information SystemsIT-1243
Discrete MathematicsMA-1713Introduction to Information Technology LawIT-1522
Computational MathematicsMA-1733Probability & StatisticsMA-1763
Functional FrenchFR-1712Technical Communication Skills IEL-170 2
Moral & Ethics IME-1732Functional French[2]FR-1722
Sociology of TechnologyST-1752Digital ElectronicsDE1733
Total18Total18

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

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

SECOND YEAR

Semester 1 Semester 2

Course TitleCodeCreditsCourse TitleCodeCredits
African StudiesAF-2712JAVA Programming[3]IT-2043
Technical Communication Skills IIEL-2752Algorithms & Data Structures[4]IT-2063
Systems Analysis & DesignIT-2213Open Source Operating Systems[5]IT-2143
Computer ArchitectureIT-2313Database Design & Management I[6]IT-2223
Data CommunicationsIT-2413Digital Computer DesignIT-2323
Foundations of Multimedia and web designingIT-2453Network Communications [7]IT-2423
Basic EconomicsIT-3732
Total18Total18

THIRD YEAR

Semester 1 Semester 2

Course TitleCodeCreditsCourse TitleCodeCredits
Mobile Application DevelopmentMC-3113Application development with java MEMC-3203
Principles of wireless & Mobile NetworkingMC-3133Heterogeneous and mobile databasesMC-3223
Mobile operating systemsMC-3153Mobile interaction designMC-3243
Principles of Accounting & ManagementIT-3713Software Reliability & Quality AssuranceIT-3063
Artificial IntelligenceIT-3143Research MethodsIT-3943
Industrial Training (Internship)IT-3923Principles of EntrepreneurshipIT-3723
Total18Total18

[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 TitleCodeCreditsCourse TitleCodeCredits
Security in Mobile ComputingMC-4113Social Media and NetworkingMC-4223
Mobile MultimediaMC-4123Cloud Computing and Mobile ApplicationsMC-4243
Fundamentals Ubiquitous ComputingMC-4133Electronic CommerceIT-4623
System’s AdministrationIT-4133Management Information SystemsIT-4643
Legal & Ethical Use of Information TechnologyIT-4513Project Work IIIT-4984
Project Management CommerceIT-4633
Project work IIT-4971
Total19Total16