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Department of Networks

Dr. Kyanda S. Kaawaase, HoD – Networks.

The  Networks Department  prepares students for current and next Generation technologies including the IoT, Wireless and mobile sensor networks for various use, embedded system technologies, among other technologies. The department prepares students at various levels including Bachelors in Software Engineering, Masters in Data communication and Software Engineering, Post graduate diploma in Data communication and Software Engineering, PhD in Software Engineering. The unit has  also embarked on introducing a programme on Data Communication Networks at Bachelors level, which will be able to produce human resource that is data and data communication aware. Such human resource is key to the development of the fourth industrial revolution as well as achieving the global Sustainable Development Goals.

The department offers learning and research at various levels namely: PhD in Software Engineering whose curriculum is currently under revision. The Masters in Data communication and Software Engineering, Post Graduate Diploma in Data Communication and Software Engineering and also the Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering. All the above curriculum documents are up to date except the PhD in Software Engineering which is currently under review. 

The Department has proposed and submitted a curriculum document for the new Bachelor’s Degree in Data Communication networks for approval. This is a field that provides grounds for innovations into the future technologies and was lacking among the programmes of Makerere University.

The Department has engaged in a number of research projects among which include the recently concluded WIMEA project, the freshly won grant of ADENMEA. The Staff in the department are engaged in Data Science Labs, Geospatial lab, the IoT lab formerly known as the Wireless Sensor Networks and System Security lab. 

A number of  staff have acquired PhD and returned to University service and to build the department capacity to research and innovate. In total the department now has 16 staff with PhD and one staff who is undergoing PhD research training.

Students of Networks Department under supervision of permanent department staff (Dr. Mary) won the Universities Challenge 2023 with their innovation on Eye for the Blind: Computer vision and signification. The department has been at the forefront of the SCIT Career Fair & Launch of Help ware Inc to sign an MoU, a collaboration which will get about 300 students gain internships and work related to ICT. The department is currently headed by Dr. Swaibu Kyanda


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Academic Staff

Alex Mwotil

Name: Alex Mwotil Title: Assistant Lecturer Highest Qualification: Masters Awarding...

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Benjamin Kanagwa

Title: Associate Professor Highest Qualification: PhD Awarding institution(s): Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands...

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Johnson Mwebaze

Title: Lecturer Highest Qualification: PhD Awarding institution(s): Radboud University Nijmegen,...

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