Master in Mobile Technologies is targeted at those wishing to enter into mobile applications and devices of the IT sector. The aim of this programme is to impart the understanding and skills required to manage complex mobile Information technology systems as part of the support services of an organisation. This will include selections, installation, developing, maintenance and support of a wide range of mobile computing technologies and an understanding of currently recommended mobile computing technologies. Graduates can expect to find employment with mobile software houses, mobile IT companies, mobile computer services divisions of companies, mobile financial service organisations, defence contractors or government mobile IT agencies and as mobile IT researchers/research students within universities.
Programme details: The programme consists of a core (required) and 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.
C6 - DCN - Data Communication and Networking (10)
C7 - DSA - Data Structures and Algorithms (10)
C6 - IWP - Internet and Web Programming (10)
C6 - DBS - Database System (10)
C7 - OOJ - Object Oriented Programming using Java (10)
C5 - MFC - Mathematics for Computing professionals (10)
C9 - PMA - Programming with Mobile Applications (20)
C9 - MDS - Mobile Device Security (20)
C9 - MNP - Mobile Network Protocols (20)
C9 - RME - Research Methodology (20)
C9 - MGD - Mobile Game Development (20)
C9 - MTH - Mobile Technologies for Health (20)
C9 - PDI - Project Dissertation (60)
Recommended full-time study path (For IT graduate students: 1½ years, For Non-IT Graduate students: 2 years):
Semester 1: C6 - DCN, C7 - DSA, C6 - IWP, C6 - DBS, C7 - OOJ and C5 - MFC
Semester 2: C9 - PMA, C9 - MDS, C9 - MNP
Semester 3: C9 - RME, C9 - MTH, C9 - MGD
Semester 4: C9 - PDI
Botho University Fee Structure
All Botho University programmes follow a credit based tuition fee structure. Every programme consists of one or more modules where each module is worth a specific number of credits. Depending on the level of the module there is a standard fee per credit. The tuition fee for the module is thus obtained by multiplying the number of credits by the fee per credit. Certain modules that require specialized equipment may have an additional surcharge. The tuition fee for a programme can thus be obtained by adding the fees for all the modules required to be successfully completed by a student to attain that qualification. The level and the credit value of the module can be known from the Botho University prospectus website.
For example: Consider the module C5-ICO shown under the BSc (Hons) in Computing programme in the prospectus/website as C5- ICO – Introduction to Computers (20). The number '5' indicates the level of this module; ICO is the module code and stands for "Introduction to Computing" and "(20)" is the credit value of this module. Thus the fee for this module will be 20 (credit value of the module) times 288.00 (Fees per credit for this level) = BWP 5760.00
Given below are the various levels and the standard fee per credit for that level. All fees shown are in Botswana Pula (BWP).
Distance Learning Fees per credit (BWP)
Professional Diploma (Honours), Bachelors (Ordinary) Degree
Bachelors (Honours) Degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma
Admission Fee: BWP 500.00
Unpaid Cheque Fee: BWP 300.00
Distance Learning Students will have to first pay the Admission Fee to confirm their acceptance of the offer made for enrolment. After the acceptance, they will be guided through to the registration of the modules for the programme of their choice. Fees are payable at least ten working days prior to the official commencement of the semester
Botho University reserves the right to change the fee structure as and when required. All of the above fees are subject to an increase of 10% every year.