Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology

The PGD in Information Technology is aimed at equipping students with necessary skills through engaging them in rigorous intellectual analysis, critique and problem solving using a variety of teaching and learning techniques.

Career Options

The programme is designed to enable students to make decisions that span IT disciplines, innovate, take lead in Data-Mining, Cloud Computing, Business Analyst, Business Intelligence, ICT Infrastructure, Information Management, Mobile Devices, Network Design and Management, Security and Forensics, Quality Assurance, System Architecture disciplines.

The curriculum enables students to develop analytical tools for decision making in an IT dynamic world of complex business processes and problems and build IT human resource capacity in both public and private sectors.

Admission Requirements

The candidate must be a holder of either:

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, Software Engineering and Computer Engineering from a recognized University/Institution or its equivalent.
  2. Any other degree with evidence of having taken acceptable courses in Information Systems.
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
YEAR I SEMESTER I (5 Cores)
Code Name LH PH TH CH CU
CSC  7101 Information Security 30 - 30 45 3
CIS 7102 Project & Organization Change Management 45 - - 45 3
CIT 7103 Contemporary Issues in Information Technology 45 - - 45 3
CIT 7104 IT Strategic Planning & Management 45 - - 45 3
CRM 7100 Research Methods 30 30 - 45 3
Semester Load 15
YEAR I SEMESTER II (5 Cores)
Code Name LH PH TH CH CU
CIS 7205 Advanced Database Systems 45 30 - 60 4
CIS 7207 Systems Analysis & Design 30 30 - 45 3
CIT 7201 Electronic Commerce Technologies 30 30 - 45 3
CIT 7202 Audit & Security Assurance Principles 45 - - 45 3
CIT 7203 Web Design & Usability 30 30 - 45 3
Semester Load 16
YEAR 1 RECESS TERM (2 CORES)
HPM 7100 Project Management Theory & Practice 30 30 45 3
PDP 7201 Project 150 75 5
Recess Term Load 8
TOTAL COURSE CREDIT UNITS 40
Fees per semester

Local Students (East African Community)

Fees per semester (UGX)Functional Fees (UGX)Application Fees (UGX)
1,500,000300,00050,000

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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