Diploma in Public Administration & Management

Minimum Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement to the Diploma in Public Administration is:

1. Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 3 passes
2. Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with 1 Principal pass and two subsidiaries obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent.
3. Qualifications equivalent to Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) as shall be determined by the National Council in consultation with the Uganda National Examinations Board.
4. A Certificate from a recognized institution of higher learning.

Duration of the Program
The minimum period to complete the Diploma in Public Administration is two years.

Year One Semester One

Code Name

LH

PH

CH

CU

DPA 1101 Sociology

60

30

75

5

DPA 1102 Administrative law

50

20

60

4

DPA 1103 Financial Accounting I

50

50

75

5

DPA 1104 Business Economics

50

20

60

4

DPA 1105 Principles of ICT

45

30

60

4

DPA 1106 Computer Applications I

20

50

45

3

DPA 1107 Public Administration Project I

10

130

75

5

Total

285

330

450

30

Year One Semester Two

Code Name

LH

PH

CH

CU

DPA 1201 Principles of Management

50

20

60

4

DPA 1202 Human Resource Management

30

30

45

3

DPA 1203 Public Speaking Skills

30

60

60

4

DPA 1204 Communication Skills

40

40

60

4

DPA 1205 Statistics

40

40

60

4

DPA 1206 Computer Applications II

20

50

45

3

DPA 1207 Public Administration Project II

10

130

75

5

DPA 1208 Fieldwork

10

130

75

5

Total

230

500

480

32

Year Two Semester One

Code Name

LH

PH

CH

CU

DPA 2101 Office management

45

30

60

4

DPA 2102 Political science

45

30

60

4

DPA 2103 Public Relations

45

30

60

4

DPA 2104 Strategic Management

40

40

60

4

DPA 2105 Taxation & Public Finance

45

30

60

4

DPA 2106 Research Methods

35

50

60

4

DPA 2107 Public Administration Project III

10

130

75

5

Total

265

340

435

29

Year Two Semester Two

Code Name

LH

PH

CH

CU

DPA 2201 Public Administration

45

30

60

4

DPA 2202 Principles & Practice of Administration

45

30

60

4

DPA 2203 Leadership skills

40

10

45

3

DPA 2204 Industrial Psychology

45

30

60

4

DPA 2205 Monitoring & Evaluation

40

40

60

4

DPA 2206 Public Administration Project IV

10

130

75

5

Total

225

270

360

24

Program Load

To qualify for the award of the Diploma in Public Administration, a candidate must obtain 115 credit units distributed as follows:

Year One Semester One 30
Year One Semester Two 32
Year Two Semester One 29
Year Two Semester Two 24
Total 115