Data Communication and Software Engineering, M.Sc. | Makerere University | Kampala, Uganda
M.Sc. On Campus

Data Communication and Software Engineering

24 months
3952 USD/year
1569 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This Data Communication and Software Engineering programme from Makerere University enables you to apply your knowledge of data communications to wireless and multimedia networks.


In the Data Communication and Software Engineering programme from Makerere University you study the analytical techniques that can be used to describe the properties of signals carried by such systems and you will learn the latest techniques by which digital systems can be applied to filter, compress and otherwise process these signals.

You be taught by experienced research and teaching staff with expertise in the specialist fields and you will be learning about the latest theories, techniques and technologies. In the first two semesters of the programme you take modules exploring a variety of current research topics in electronics and related areas.

Degree requirements

At the end of the programme you complete a project which enables you to demonstrate your understanding of the principles and concepts that you have learned and your ability to apply them to a substantial piece of development or investigative work.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Internetworking Protocols
  • System And Network Security
  • Graph Theory
  • Formal Methods In Software Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Get pay in slips from Stanbic or DFCU bank at the main campus Makerere University where applicable.
  • After paying the Fee of USD $ 75 or 172,500 UGX  take the bank slip to the main building (Finance Department) for verification where applicable.
  • On presentation of the application fee bank slip, pick the application form from Room 316, Level 3, Senate Building.
  • Applicants with academic documents prescribed in other languages other than English should be submitted to the School of Languages, Makerere University for translation into English.
  • Applicants who obtained qualifications elsewhere other than Uganda should take their secondary school academic documents to Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) located in Ntinda for purposes of being equated to Ugandan grades.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    3952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3952 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    1569 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1569 USD per year during 24 months.
  • 6,000,000 Ugandan shillings for national students
  • 15,112,600 Ugandan shillings for international students

Living costs for Kampala

1463786 - 1961574 UGX /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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