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

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:

  • Demonstrate a critical detailed knowledge and understanding of concepts and required theories of mathematics, science, and engineering essential for a specialization mobile and network engineering.
  • Identify, formulate, and solve quantitatively engineering problems germane to mobile and network engineering.
  • Design a network/component or process to meet desired needs within realistic engineering constraints.
  • Use effectively the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  • Gain facility in the use of Hardware / software in conducting engineering experiments germane to mobile and network engineering.
  • Analyze and evaluate specific mobile/network engineering solutions with a view to practical implementation in mobile and network engineering.
  • Work effectively as a member/leader of a project team on a specialized topic in Mobile/ Network Engineering, taking on significant responsibility for the work of others.

Employability

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.

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, Digital Logic, MATLAB & Simulink, Object- Oriented Programmeming I, Data Networks, Data Structures and Algorithms, Signals & Systems, Object-Oriented Programmeming II, Calculus III.

Third Year

Year three focuses on the courses required for the major and consists of the following courses:

Computer Architecture and Organisation, Communication Systems I, Interconnecting Network Devices I, Humanities/ Social Sciences, Free Elective I, Communication Systems II, Interconnecting Network Devices II, Mobile Information Device Programmeming, Applied Probability, Humanities/ Social Sciences, Free Elective II.

Fourth Year

Year four focuses on the remaining major courses and consists of the following courses:

Multimedia Communications Overview, Computer Security, Research Methods in IT and Engineering, Operating Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Network Design and Security, Wireless Communications, Distributed Systems, Work-place Internship, 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: 70%
  • Conditional Acceptance; Passing an interview: 60%
  • Tracks Accepted: Science, Technical, General

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.

  • Application fee BD 20
  • Registration fee BD 200
  • Placement tests fee BD 40
  • Orientation courses BD 1,200
  • First year courses – 12 courses BD 3,500
  • Second year courses – 11 courses BD 3,630
  • Third year courses – 11 courses BD 3,960
  • Fourth year courses – 11 courses BD 4,290

Tuition Discounts

  • Orphans and people with special needs 50%
  • High school graduates 95% or more 50%
  • High school graduates 90% or above 25%
  • High school graduates 80% or more 20%