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 applications
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
Program Duration

The program will extend over a period of two academic years. An academic year shall consist of two semesters and one recess term. A semester shall consist of 15 weeks of lectures. A recess term shall consist of 10 weeks.

Program Options
Year 1 semester 1 (5 Cores)
BBA 1104Principles and Practices of Management30-30453
BBA 1106Communication Skills3030-453
CIT 1100Internet Technologies & Website Design3060-604
CSC 1101Computer Applications & Systems3030-453
MMT 1104Mathematics for Computing30-30453
 Semester Load    16
Year 1 Semester 2 (5 Cores)
CIS 1200ICT in Organizations30-30453
CIS 1201Management Information Systems30-30453
CSC 1202Computer Architecture3030-453
CSC 1207Principles of Programming303030604
CSC 1206Hardware Maintenance & Repair303030604
CNW 1201Networking & Cabling I1560453
 Semester Load    16
Year 1 Recess Term
COE 100Community Engagement I-450-905
 Recess Term Load    5
Year 2 Semester 1 (5 Cores)
BBA 2108Entrepreneurship Theory & Principles30-30453
CIS 2101Databases Management  Systems303030604
CSC 1201Object Oriented Programming303030604
CSE 2102Software Development Principles303030604
CSE 2103Survey of Operating Systems303030604
 Semester Load    16
Year 2 Semester 2 (5 Cores)
BBA 1204Principles of Marketing30-30453
CSC 2200Event Driven Programming303030604
CIT 3200System Administration30303060 4
CNW 2200Networking & Cabling II1560--453
CRM 2201Research Methods30--30453
Year 2 Recess Term
DPR 2201Diploma Project120604
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