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Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology (PGD IT)

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.

Duration of the Program

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.

Programme Options

Code Name LH PH TH CH CU
CS 511 Information Security 45 - - 45 3
IT 502 Contemporary Issues in Information Technology 45 - - 45 3
IS 508 Project & Organization Change Management 45 30 - 45 3
TM 500 Research Methods 30 - 30 45 3
IT 503 IT Strategic Planning & Management 45 - - 45 3
Semester Load


IS 507 Advanced Database Systems 45 - 30 60 4
IT 504 Audit & Security Assurance Principles 45 - - 45 3
IS 501 Systems Analysis & Design 30 30 - 45 3
IT 501 Electronic Commerce Technologies 45 - - 45 3
IT 505 Web Design & Usability 30 30 - 45 3
Semester Load 16
Year I Recess Term (2 cores)  
TM 501 Project - 120 30 75 5
PM 500 Project Management Theory & Practice 30 - 30 45 3
Total load 8

Fees per semester

Fees per semester Functional Fees Application Fees
1,500,000 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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