B.Sc. On Campus

Telecommunication Engineering

Makerere University

48 months
1272 USD/year
822 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The primary focus of the Telecommunication Engineering programme, offered by Makerere University, is to produce entrepreneurship-oriented graduates who are capable of propping up new companies, out of the prototypes that they will have developed at the undergraduate level.


Educational Objectives of the Telecommunication Engineering programme at the Makerere University:

The educational objectives of this programme are to:

  • Produce graduates who are able to practice Telecommunication engineering to serve Uganda and the regional industries, government agencies, or national and international industries.
  • Produce graduates with the necessary background and technical skills to work professionally in one or more of the following areas: telecommunication hardware and software design, computer network design, telecommunication system design and integration in wire line, mobile and satellite systems.
  • Prepare graduates for personal and professional success with awareness and commitment to their ethical and social responsibilities, both as individuals and in team environments.
  • Prepare graduates who are capable of entering and succeeding in an advanced degree program in a field such as engineering, science, or business.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Circuit Theory
  • Physical Electronics
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Introduction To Electrical Engineering
  • Introduction To Digital Electronics
  • Electrical Materials
  • Electronic Circuits

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




184 alternative credits


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

Admission to First Year

Admission into the first year is through any of the three avenues, the Direct Entry Scheme, the Mature Age Scheme and the Diploma Holders Scheme.

The Direct Entry Scheme

An applicant must have obtained two advanced level passes, one in Mathematics and one in Physics, at the same sitting of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1272 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 636 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    822 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 411 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National: 1,527,488 UGX (Uganda Shilling) per semester
  • International: 2,360,663 UGX (Uganda Shilling) per semester

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Fresh content

Updated in the last year

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

Telecommunication Engineering
Makerere University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!