Postgraduate Diploma in Computing

This programme intends to provide theoretical and hands on skills in computing to support learners’ initial careers.

Career Options

It aims at training high quality professionals in Systems Administration, Software Development, System Analysis and Design, Web Design and Management and Hardware Maintenance. Graduates of this programme will have an in depth understanding of ICT and work very well in purely ICT settings as well as apply advanced computing skills like programming, simulation and modeling in different professional disciplines.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted on the program, the candidate should have acquired a first degree in any discipline from a recognized university/institution. The candidate must be computer literate.

Program Duration

The program will extend over a period of one academic year. 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

Semester 1

CSC 7104Principles of Information & Communication Technologies3060604
CSC 7105Advanced Programming Principles3060604
CSC 7106Computer Hardware & Hardware Troubleshooting1560453
CSC 7103Principles of Computer Networking3030453
CRM 7100Research Methods3030453
Total Load17

Semester 2

CIT 7200Systems Administration1590604
CIS 7205Advanced Database Systems4530604
CIS 7207Systems Analysis &Design1560453
CIS 7201Modeling & Simulation1590604
CSC 7200Mobile Applications Development3030453
Total Load18
Recess Term
PDP 7201Project150755
HPM 7100 7100Project Management Theory & Practice30-30453
Total Load8


Fees per semester

Local Students (East African Community)

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International Students

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 ProgrammeFees per academic session (USD)Application / Admission Fee
Master's Degree$950$30
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