Bachelor’s Degree Specialization in Mobile and Networked Devices

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Smart devices are all around us. From fridges that display the weather to light bulbs that turn on with a voice command, it’s possible to turn anything into a smart device thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT).

If you’re passionate about technology and fascinated by smart devices, a Mobile and Networked Devices Degree Specialization from DeVry University is a great way to gather a unique perspective into this field. This hybrid or online program builds upon concepts in the Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology and Networking program, teaching you how devices connect, collect data and talk to each other.

Get to Know Our Mobile and Networked Devices Specialization

Through our degree specialization in Mobile and Networked Devices, you’ll learn concepts and techniques to navigate information technology and mobility, networked devices and embedded systems, the ecosystem of the IoT, information security and mobile devices.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology and Networking with Mobile and Networked Devices Specialization in as little as 2 years + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.



Why DeVry?

Complimentary Laptop

As a new student, you’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program1. It’s our way of investing in your education—and you.

You can take it anywhere, it’s powerful enough to run robust applications, and best of all, you can use it for all of your classes to optimize your DeVry experience.

IoT Kit

Simulate the Internet of Things (IoT) wherever you are with your IoT Kit*, designed to give you hands-on experience and confidence working with real IoT technologies.

With the full complement of microprocessors and sensors in your kit, you’ll build elementary IoT devices, integrate them into cloud-based server systems and develop skills needed for today’s IoT economy.

*The IoT Kit is a required expense and is not complimentary.

Certification Exam Reimbursement

Our Tech programs are designed with industry-recognized certifications in mind. Qualified students may receive up to a $300 reimbursement for the cost of one exam attempt across a wide range of certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • Microsoft Technology Associate - Python

Others may be applicable as well. Speak with your professor for more info.

What You'll Learn

The Mobile and Networked Devices Specialization covers the following:

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    Communicate Methods and Findings
    Learn to communicate the rationale behind research methods and recommendations while presenting performance objectives, issues and solutions.
  • identify and mitigate risks icon
    Identify and mitigate risks
    Develop fundamental infrastructure security implementation skills by learning about identification of security vulnerabilities, wireless vulnerabilities, risk assessments, intrusion detection and prevention, business continuity and disaster recovery, firewall architecture, and cryptography.
  • complex problem solving icon
    Complex Problem Solving
    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • analyze big data and wireless connectivity icon
    Big Data and Wireless Connectivity
    Examine IoT architecture and analyze big data and wireless connectivity of machine-to-machine communication.
  • data analysis icon
    Data Analysis
    Learn to draw conclusions by finding patterns and relationships in numerical data with tools used for statistical analysis.
  • iot systems icon
    IoT systems
    Explore digital concepts, devices and connectivity within the realm of the Internet of Things (IoT). Learn the basics of networking, computing, and digital devices while deriving IoT solutions to solve problems.
  • collaborate in dynamic work environments icon
    Collaborate in Dynamic Work Environments
    Learn to collaborate with colleagues in varying locations and environments to coordinate and share information.
  • digital literacy icon
    Digital Literacy
    Apply appropriate technologies.
  • network devices icon
    Network devices
    Explore networked devices and programming techniques that make up operational terminal points. Learn about wired and wireless technologies, wearable computers that can access the Internet, and small devices embedded in larger machines.

Embedded Programs - Demonstrate Skills at Every Step

Interested in earning two additional credentials while acquiring your Information Technology & Networking bachelor’s degree? Our unique 3-in-1 design allows all courses in our Networking Essentials certificate program and Information Technology and Networking associate degree to be included within this program. Giving you the opportunity to earn a certificate and an associate degree on the way to your bachelor's degree.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Mobile and Networked Devices Specialization may consider careers such as:

  • Computer Systems Analyst

  • Computer Network Support Specialist

  • Information Systems Analyst

  • Mobile and Wireless Device Technologist

  • Mobile Device Administrator

  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Essentials Courses

Communication skills

ENGL112 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing
SPCH275 Public Speaking


ETHC232 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions
LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture Social Sciences

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS185 Culture and Society
SOCS325 Environmental Sociology

Mathematics & Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
MATH234 Discrete Math in Information Technology
PHYS204 Applied Physics with Lab

Personal & Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Tech Core Courses

Tech Core

CEIS101 Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
CEIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CEIS110 Introduction to Programming
CEIS114 Introduction to Digital Devices
NETW191 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking
NETW211 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing
SEC285 Fundamentals of Information Systems Security

Program-Specific Courses

Information Systems and Programming

CEIS236 Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals
CEIS312 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
CIS170C Programming with Lab

Network Systems Administration

MGMT408 Management of Technology Resources
NETW260 Intermediate Information Technology and Networking I
NETW270 Intermediate Information Technology and Networking II
NETW310 Wired, Optical and Wireless Communications with Lab
NETW320 Converged Networks with Lab

Career Preparation

CEIS299 Careers and Technology
CEIS499 Preparation for the Profession
MGMT404 Project Management
TECH460 Senior Project

Specialized Courses

Mobile and Networked Devices

CEIS490 Ecosystem of the Internet of Things
ECT286 Automation and Control
ECT315 Industrial IoT
NETW411 Information Security and Mobile Devices

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Related Programs

1As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s in Software Development, Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology–Electronics and Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.
* Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.