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Diploma in Computing

The Diploma in Computer Science aims at producing high quality graduates that will be used to manage, maintain, trouble shoot, upgrade and tune computer systems. They are also to have managerial and communication skills as well as have knowledge on operation of organisations.

Career Options

The objectives of the program are to produce graduates with

  • Technical skills to set up and manage networked infrastructures
  • Skills to manage Software Systems as well as other computational resources in organisations
  • Skills to maintain and troubleshoot hardware and software
  • Skills to develop and maintain organization websites
  • Prospective Careers

Graduates of the program can be employed as;

  • Systems Administrators
  • Network Administrators
  • Applications Developers
  • Web administrators/developers

The graduates can also exploit their entrepreneurial skills to develop ICT solutions

(Hardware/software) that can be used in the day today running of the organisations.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the program, the students shall be able to:

  • Develop and manage websites and web content
  • Maintain and repair common computer hardware and peripherals
  • Set up and administer computer networks
  • Develop basic software’s

Admission Requirements

Direct Entry

  • At least one principal pass and two subsidiary passes in UACE or its equivalent.
  • At least 5 passes in UCE or its equivalent

Certificate entry

  1. At least a Credit Certificate from a recognized institution (Equivalent to UACE)
  2. At least 3 passes in UCE or its equivalent

Programme Options

Codes Course name LH PH TH CH CU
Year 1 semester 1 (6 cores)
IT 100 Internet Technologies & Website Design 30 60 - 60 4
CS 107 Hardware Maintenance & Repair 15 60 - 45 3
CS 101 Computer Applications & Systems 30 30 - 45 3
BA 100 Organizational Theory & Management 30 - 30 45 3
BA 104 Business Communication 30 30 - 45 3
  Semester load         16
Year 1 semester 2 (5 cores)
IS 100 ICT in Organizations 30 - 30 45 3
IS 201 Management Information Systems 30 - 30 45 3
CS 100 Structured Programming 30 30 30 60 4
NW 101 Networking & Cabling I 15 60 45 3
MT 100 Computational Mathematics 30 - 30 45 3
  Semester load         16
Year 1 recess term
TM 100 Community Engagement I - 450 - 90 5
  Recess term load         5
Year 2 semester 1 (5 cores)
CS 200 Object Oriented programming 30 30 30 60 4
CS 211 Software Development Principles 30 -- 30 45 3
IS 200 System Administration 30 30 45 3
NW 102 Networking & Cabling II 15 60 -- 45 3
SE 206 Survey of Operating Systems 30 30 45 3
  Semester load         16
Year 2 semester 2 (5 cores)
MT 105 Probability & Statistics 60 - - 60 4
BA 107 Principles of Marketing 30 - 30 45 3
BA 108 Entrepreneurship Theory & Principles 30 - 30 45 3
CS 211 Event Driven programming 30 30 45 3
TM 201 Research Methods 30 -- 30 45 3
            16
Year 2 Recess Term
TM  101 Diploma Project 120 60 4

Fees per semester

Fees per semester Functional Fees Application Fees
700,000 UGX 250,000 UGX 50,000 UGX

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