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Bachelor’s Degree in Mobile and Network Engineering (BSMNE)

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The Bachelor’s Degree programme in Mobile and Network Engineering (BSMNE) is a broad-based programme that provides the student with the technical knowledge and skills required to plan, design, construct and maintain telecommunications networks, equipment and facilities. This programme emphasizes an in-depth understanding of the technologies that support the local and global broadband digital networking, and mobile communication systems that are required for tomorrow’s broadband-interactive information transmission.

Through this programme, students acquire an in-depth knowledge in wireless and mobile communications, Computer networks, network design, Network switching and routing, mobile device programmeming, modern digital and analogue communication systems, and multimedia service convergences ensuring that graduates are fully prepared for employment within the sector. The several network courses embedded within the curriculum prepare students for professional certification such as Cisco CCNA and CCNP

Programme Aims

The aim of the programme is to enable graduates to:

  • To equip learners with in-depth knowledge and skills necessary to exhibit sustainable competence in the fields of mobile and network engineering in accordance with national and international standards.
  • To enable learners to identify and solve multifaceted problems in their area of specialization with a view to designing, analyzing, implementing and managing efficient solutions germane to current Engineering technologies.
  • To empower learners to successfully pursue careers as mobile and network engineers motivated to engage in research and life-long learning in ways that serve the societal needs. 
  • To instill in learners, who contribute productively to society through responsible professional engineering practice, norms of ethical behavior.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the department of Telecommunication Engineering have the opportunity to work  as Mobile Communications Engineer, Network Engineer, System Engineer, Mobile Network Planning Engineer, RF Cellular Engineer, and Network/ IT administrator. Besides, they have the opportunity to be instructors in universities after continuing their higher studies.

Programme Learning Outcomes

A. Knowledge and Understanding

A1. Concepts and Theories
Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the concepts and required theories of mathematics, science, and engineering essential for a specialization in mobile and network engineering.

A2. Contemporary Trends, Problems and Research
Impart knowledge of established research methods in the field of mobile and network engineering to enable students to grapple with contemporary issues in the field.

A3. Professional Responsibility
Gain appreciation of and insight into technical aspects in engaging in engineering practice as a mobile and network engineering.

B. Subject-Specific Skills

B1. Problem solving
Demonstrate creativity in solving engineering problems germane to mobile and network engineering.

B2. Modelling and Designing
Conduct engineering experiments in mobile and network system to meet desired needs within realistic engineering constraints using various concept.

B3. Application of Methods and Tools
Use specialized level of modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice and experiments in mobile and network engineering.

C. Critical Thinking Skills

C1. Analytic
Use range of approaches to analyze specific mobile and network engineering solutions with a view to practical implementation in computer and communication engineering.

C2. Synthetic
Integrate information and concepts within the common understanding of mobile and network engineering to generate cogent conclusions with respect to theoretical and practical issues encountered in mobile and network engineering.

C3. Creative
Demonstrate insight and innovative techniques in solving specific mobile and network engineering problems in complex solutions.

D. General and Transferable Skills (other skills relevant to employability and personal development)

D1. Communication
Operate at specialized level of skills to communicate ideas to make formal presentations on special topics in the field of mobile and network engineering.

D2. Teamwork and Leadership
Operate with significant responsibility as a member of a team on specialized topics, often involving experimentation in mobile and network engineering.

D3. Organizational and Developmental skills
Demonstrate ability to engage in scientific life-long learning to hone professional and organizational skills.

D4. Ethics and social responsibility
Gain insight into ethical dimensions of engineering and the role of the engineer as a positive agent of societal improvement in socioeconomic contexts at the local, regional, and international level.

Study Plan

First Year

Year one consists of the general (University and College) required courses and include the following courses: Arabic, Academic English I, Introduction to Computers & IT, Calculus I, General Physics I, Academic, English II, Modern History of Bahrain, Introduction to Computer Programmeming, Calculus II, General Physics II, Introduction to Statistics, Principles of Human Rights

Second Year

Year two consists of the remaining college required courses and includes the following courses: Electric Circuits, Discrete Structures, Differential Equations, Objectoriented Programming I, Signals & System, Digital Logic.

Third Year

Year three focuses on the courses required for the major and consists of the following courses: Computer Architecture & Organization, Communication Systems I, Mobile Application Development, Computer Networks, Antenna & wave propagation, Network Routing & Switching, Ethics & Professional Practice in IT & Engineering, Humanities/ Social Sciences.

Fourth Year

Year four focuses on the remaining major courses and consists of the following courses: Network Design & Security, Digital Signal Processing, Research Methods in Information Technology & Engineering, Multimedia Communications, Wireless Communication, Work-place Internship, Major Electives, Final Project.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for consideration for admission at the undergraduate level, an applicant should normally hold a recently issued recognized secondary school certificate or its equivalent. The requirements for admission stated by the University are in all cases the minimum demanded for admission, and their fulfilment by a candidate does not automatically ensure his /her selection. Prior to enrolling at Ahlia University, citizens of non-GCC States should secure residence permits in the Kingdom of Bahrain; otherwise, their admission will be conditional and subject to being rescinded at the discretion of the University

English Language Proficiency

Applicants must demonstrate a level of English proficiency consistent with the demands of an academic programme taught and assessed almost exclusively in the English language. This can be done in one of the following ways:

  • Submission of an internationally recognized certificate of English language proficiency, e.g. Cambridge ESOL SCE or City & Guild’s Pitman Intermediate Level.
  • Attainment of an acceptable score on an internationally recognized examination of English language proficiency, typically either IELTS or TOFEL.
  • Passing the University English language placement test.

Recognized Secondary Certificates

  • Bahraini secondary School certificate (Tawjihia).
  • Secondary school certificates awarded by private secondary school in the Kingdom of Bahrain provided such certificates are endorsed by the Bahraini Ministry of Education.
  • Arab secondary school certificates awarded by Arab Ministries of Education. Where applicable, the streams of these certificates are given the same consideration as the Bahraini Tawjihia.
  • Any other certificates recognized by the Bahraini Ministry of Education as equivalent to a Tawjihia certificate.

Programme Specific Requirements

The applicants who meet the following programme specific admission requirements will be admitted to the programme:

Academic Score in the Secondary School Certificate (Tawjihia) or its Equivalent

  • Unconditional Acceptance: Applicant academic score (Tawjihi) is equal to or more than 70% (or an equivalent CGPA)
  • Conditional Acceptance; Passing an interview: Candidates who do not meet the above criteria in terms of academic score and specialization may be conditionally accepted subject to passing an interview and evaluation at the college level.
  • Tracks Accepted: Science, Industrial, General
  • Transfer Students: Applicants transferring from other undergraduate programmes are subjected to the external transfer policy and procedure and may receive exemption from equivalent courses completed in their former programme.

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The estimated duration for completion of a Bachelors Degree at Ahlia University is 4 years. This is structured around 134 credit-hours covering 45 courses.

The duration of study for each course is fifteen weeks, covering approximately 45 study hours.

Item Fee
Application Fee BD 20
Registration Fee BD 200
Placement Tests Fee ( if applicable ) BD 40
Orientation Courses ( if applicable ) BD 1,200
100 Level Courses – 12 courses ( BD 300 Per Course ) BD 3,600
200 Level Courses – 11 courses ( BD 330 Per Course ) BD 3,630
300 Level Courses – 11 courses ( BD 360 Per Course ) BD 3,960
400 Level Courses – 11 courses ( BD 390 Per Course ) BD 4,290

Available Scholarships

Item Discount
Orphans and people with special needs 50%
High school average of 95% or above 50%
High school average of 90% or above 25%
High school average of 80% or above 20%