Diploma in Computing

The Diploma in Computing aims at producing high quality graduates that will be used to manage, maintain, trouble shoot, upgrade and tune computer systems. Students under this programme will acquire skills to set up and manage networked infrastructures, manage Software Systems and other computational resources in organizations, develop and maintain organization websites among others.

Admission Requirements

Direct Entry
  • The candidate must have at least one principal pass and two subsidiary passes attained at the same sitting of Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) – or its equivalent.
  • The Candidate must as well have at least 5 passes in the same sitting of Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent.

Certificate Entry -
The candidate must have at least three passes obtained at the same sitting of Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent as well as a Credit Certificate in any course from any institution recognised by the National Council of Higher Education.

Programme Structure

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 Entrepr 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
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