Diploma in Information Technology

Information Technology is a critical component of modern life, and is essential to the communications that support modern society. New applications of information technology are constantly appearing; different applications are linked together forming a complex computing environment. There is now an urgent demand for highly skilled Information Technology professionals with diverse specializations including business and management processes, the design and development of software systems. This demand is forecast to increase both in Uganda and world over. The Diploma in Information Technology brings on board new approaches to teaching of Information Technology, combining solid engineering practices with knowledge of management and business processes


Year One

  • Information System and Technology
  • Communication, Skills
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Mathematics for IT professionals
  • Operating Systems Platforms
  • Programming Principles
  • Database System Concepts
  • Computer Architecture
  • Internet Technology & Web Design


Year Two

  • Object-Oriented System Development
  • Database Development and Administration
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Web development & management
  • Research Methodology in Computing
  • Computer Networks & Data Communication
  • Internet and E-Commerce
  • Application Development
  • Professional Issues in IT
  • Research project/ Dissertation

Graduates are in demand and may gain employment in a wide variety of roles such as:

  • Software engineer assistants
  • Systems analysts
  • Technology consultants
  • Database designers

The Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with at least 1 principal pass and 2 subsidiary passes obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent.


The Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 5 credits obtained at the same sitting.