The programme offers a unique learning experience that blends theoretical, practical and research skills. It aims at equipping students with advanced skills in computer security, mobile computing computer networks and information systems. 

Career Options

This programme is designed to enable students to develop innovations in the computing discipline, analyse software, systems and processes as well as offer expertise in the common computing fields including digital security, mobile computing, mobile applications, networks and information systems. The programme addresses the knowledge gap in the country by producing professionals skilled in innovation, research and entrepreneurship.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to this Master’s program must possess the following:-

  • A Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, Information Science, Networks, Data communication, Software Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering or related fields from a recognised institution. Or any other Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences with evidence of internationally recognised professional qualification in a computing field and practical experience in ICT related work.
  • A 2nd second class (lower division) Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Information Sciences or related fields from a recognized institution.
  • Candidates with prior graduate training may, after admission, apply for transfer of credits to this program

Businesses rely on computing to succeed, and on knowledgeable, skilled and passionate individuals to manage such vital technology within their organisation. Studying the MSc Computing and Information Technology programme offers you an excellent opportunity to learn the most up-to-date computing knowledge required by employers whilst also preparing you for a vast range of management roles.

Year One, Semester One (5 Cores)
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU
CS 505 Advanced Programming 30   30 45 3
CS 506 Contemporary Issues in Computing 30 - 30 45 3
CS 511 Information Security 30   30 45 3
TM 500 Research Methods 30 - 30 45 3
IS 504 IT Projects Planning & Mgt 30 30 - 45 3
Total           15
Year One, Semester Two (3 Cores)
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU
  3 Cores          
IT 501 Electronic Commerce Technologies 30 16 14 45 3
IS 501 System Analysis & Design 30 - 30 45 3
IS 505 E-Services 30 30 - 45 3
  1 Elective          
CS 509 Mobile Cloud Computing 30 30 - 45 3
CS 510 Cryptosystems 30 30 - 45 3
CS 512 Security of Software 30 30 - 45 3
Total           12
Year Two, Semester One (2 Cores & Dissertation)    
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU
  2 Cores          
TM 602 Legal & Ethical Issues 30 - 30 45 3
IS 603 Interactive Technologies 30 30 - 60 3
TM 601 Dissertation          
Total           6
Year Two, Semester Two (3 Cores)    
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU
  3 Cores          
TM 601 Dissertation - 120 30 75 5
BA 522 Financial Management 30 30 - 45 3
BA 509 Strategic Human Resource Management 30 30 - 45 3
Total           11

Interest in computer security is booming - the increase in cybercrime has led to a demand for experts in this area.

That's why we've designed this online course - it's your opportunity to learn how to protect and safeguard the information stored on digital devices around the world.

Our course will take your existing computing knowledge and develop your security expertise, with in-depth focus on penetration testing and ethical hacking. We'll teach you how to break systems in order to tighten the security and stop others from breaking into them, and develop new ways of protecting a company's security.

You will also study other key areas of computer security such as authentication, access control, malware, vulnerabilities, secure coding, sandboxing and virtualisation.

Year One, Semester One (5 Cores)  
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU  
CS 505 Advanced Programming 30 30 - 45 3  
CS 506 Contemporary Issues in Computing 30 - 30 45 3  
CS 507 Machine Learning 30 30 - 45 3  
TM 500 Research Methods 30 - 30 45 3  
SE 500 Software Design & Modeling 30 - 30 45 3  
Total           15  
Year One, Semester Two (3 Cores)  
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU  
  3 Cores            
CS 512 Security of Software 30 30 - 45 3  
IT 501 Electronic Commerce Technologies 30 16 14 45 3  
CS 510 Cryptosystems 30 30 - 45 3  
  1 Elective            
NW 502 Network Analysis & Monitoring 30 30 - 45 3  
CS 509 Mobile Cloud Computing 30 30 - 45 3  
IS 503 Data Mining 30 30 - 45 3  
Total           12  
Year Two, Semester One (2 Cores & Dissertation)  
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU  
  2 Cores            
NW 602 Security of Networks 30 30 - 45 3  
TM 602 Legal & Ethical issues 30 - 30 45 3  
TM 601 Dissertation            
Total           6  
Year Two, Semester Two (3 Cores)  
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU
  3 Cores          
TM 601 Dissertation - 120 30 75 5
BA 522 Financial Management 30 30 - 45 3
BA 509 Strategic Human Resource Management 30 30 - 45 3
Total           11

The Internet forms a paradigm shift in the way the world operates and communicates. This has huge significance for the future, and a solid understanding of Internet technology is almost a guarantee for a successful career. This programme provides detailed knowledge about all aspects of computer networks. Focusing on all aspects of what is relevant to future network experts, the programme provides a view on network architecture, protocols, security, performance and programming as well as wireless networks.

Year One, Semester One (5 Cores)
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU
CS 505 Advanced Programming 30 30 - 45 3
CS 506 Contemporary Issues in Computing 30 - 30 45 3
CS 507 Machine Learning 30 30 - 45 3
TM 500 Research Methods 30 - 30 45 3
SE 500 Software Design & Modeling 30 - 30 45 3
Total           15
Year One, Semester Two (3 Cores)
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU
  3 Cores          
IT 501 Electronic Commerce Technologies 30 16 14 45 3
NW 501 Unified Communications Design 30 30 - 45 3
NW 502 Network Analysis & Monitoring 30 30 - 45 3
  1 Elective          
CS 509 Mobile Cloud Computing 30 30 - 45 3
CS 510 Cryptosystems 30 30 - 45 3
IS 506 Data Simulation 30 30 - 45 3
Total           12
Year Two, Semester One (2 Cores & Dissertation)
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU
  2 Cores          
TM 602 Legal & Ethical Issues 30 - 30 45 3
NW 601 Wireless Networking 30 30 - 60 3
TM 601 Dissertation          
Total           6
Year Two, Semester Two (3 Cores)
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU
  3 Cores          
TM 601 Dissertation - 120 30 75 5
BA 522 Financial Management 30 30 - 45 3
BA 509 Strategic Human Resource Management 30 30 - 45 3
Total           11
Overal Total 44

If you want to move into the computing and information systems field, or if computing plays an increasing part in your role, the MSc Computing and Information Systems is ideal personal development. This postgraduate computing course is designed for people who have little or no previous experience or specific qualifications in computing or information technology, though you should have some related experience or skills that you wish to build upon.

We place emphasis on the effective use, design and development of software for information systems. You will become skilled in programming and learn how to design and implement information systems. Graduates of this computing Masters course will have relevant, up-to-date knowledge, along with the professional and technical skills needed to develop, manage and employ information systems applications in a range of organisations.

Year One, Semester One (5 Cores)
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU
CS 505 Advanced Programming 30 30 - 45 3
CS 506 Contemporary Issues in Computing 30 - 30 45 3
CS 507 Machine Learning 30 30 - 45 3
TM 500 Research Methods 30 - 30 45 3
SE 500 Software Design & Modeling 30 - 30 45 3
Total           15
Year One, Semester Two (3 Cores)
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU
  3 Cores          
IT 501 Electronic Commerce Technologies 30 16 14 45 3
IS 503 Data Mining 30 30 - 45 3
IS 506 Data Simulation 30 30 - 45 3
  1 Elective          
CS 509 Mobile Cloud Computing 30 30 - 45 3
CS 510 Cryptosystems 30 30 - 45 3
CS 512 Security of Software 30 30 - 45 3
Total           12
Year Two, Semester One (2 Cores & Dissertation)
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU
  2 Cores          
TM 602 Legal & Ethical Issues 30 - 30 45 3
IS 603 Interactive Technologies 30 30 - 60 3
TM 601 Dissertation          
Total           6
Year Two, Semester Two (3 Cores)
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU
  3 Cores          
TM 601 Dissertation - 120 30 75 5
BA 522 Financial Management 30 30 - 45 3
BA 509 Strategic Human Resource Management 30 30 - 45 3
Total           11



Software systems are increasingly used on mobile platforms, offering constrained modes of interaction and placing further constraints on the functionality and performance of applications. This course will help you to meet the challenges in designing software systems for mobile platforms. You’ll gain new skills in constructing mobile applications, including security and usability considerations. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet industry employers and take part in recruitment events.

UTAMU will provide you with the necessary qualifications for a skilled position in the computing industry.  Our courses have some of the highest student satisfaction.

Year One, Semester One (5 Cores)
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU
CS 505 Advanced Programming 30 30 - 45 3
CS 506 Contemporary Issues in Computing 30 - 30 45 3
CS 507 Machine Learning 30 30 - 45 3
TM 500 Research Methods 30 - 30 45 3
SE 500 Software Design & Modeling 30 - 30 45 3
Total           15
Year One, Semester Two (3 Cores)
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU
  3 Cores          
IT 501 Electronic Commerce Technologies 30 16 14 45 3
CS 508 Cell phone Applications Development 30 30 - 45 3
CS 509 Mobile Cloud Computing 30 30 - 45 3
  1 Elective          
CS 510 Cryptosystems 30 30 - 45 3
NW 500 Unified Communications Design 30 30 - 45 3
IS 503 Data Mining 30 30 - 45 3
Total 12
Year Two, Semester One (2 Cores & Dissertation)
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU
  2 Cores          
TM 602 Legal & Ethical issues 30 - 30 45 3
NW 600 Small Digital Devices Communications 30 30 - 60 3
TM 601 Dissertation          
Total           11
Year Two, Semester Two (3 Cores)
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU
  3 Cores          
TM 601 Dissertation - 120 30 75 5
BA 522 Financial Management 30 30 - 45 3
BA 509 Strategic Human Resource Management 30 30 - 45 3
Total           11

Fees per semester

Fees per semester Functional Fees Application Fees
1,700,000 UGX 300,000 UGX 50,000 UGX

International students pay international student tuition fees which is rated in dollars and this specifically covers only the cost of teaching and many student support services. This tuition below is per academic session and includes both the tuition and functional fees.

Category of Programme Fees per academic session (USD) Application / Admission Fee
Master's Degree $950 $30

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