Diploma in Computing and Information Technology

Minimum Entry Requirements
The minimum entry requirement to the Diploma in Computing and Information Technology 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 Computing and Information Technology is two years.

Year One Semester One

Code Name

LH

PH

CH

CU

DCIT 1101 Database Programming

30

60

60

4

DCIT 1102 Information Systems

50

20

60

4

DCIT 1103 Data and Computer Architecture

50

20

60

4

DCIT 1104 Hard ware and Software Maintenance I

30

90

75

5

DCIT 1105 Computer Applications I

20

50

45

3

DCIT 1106 Computing Project I

10

130

75

5

Total

190

370

375

25

Year One Semester Two

Code Name

LH

PH

CH

CU

DCIT 1201 Computer Networks and Data communication

40

70

75

5

DCIT 1202 Internet Programming and Web Design

30

90

75

5

DCIT 1203 Database Management Systems

30

30

45

3

DCIT 1204 System analysis and design

40

40

60

4

DCIT 1205 Hard ware and Software Maintenance II

30

90

75

5

DCIT 1206 Computer Applications II

20

50

45

3

DCIT 1207 Computing Project II

10

130

75

5

DCIT 1208 Fieldwork

10

130

75

5

Total

210

630

525

35

Year Two Semester One

Code

Name

LH

PH

CH

CU

DCIT 2101 Hard ware and Software Maintenance III

30

90

75

5

DCIT 2102 Object-Oriented Programming

30

90

75

5

DCIT 2103 Linear Programming

30

90

75

5

DCIT 2104 Data Structures and Algorithms

50

20

60

4

DCIT 2105 Computer Graphics

20

50

45

3

DCIT 2106 Computing Project III

10

130

75

5

Total

170

470

405

27

Year Two Semester Two

Code

Name

LH

PH

CH

CU

DCIT 2201 User Interface Design

45

30

60

4

DCIT 2202 Hard ware and software maintenance IV

30

90

75

5

DCIT 2203 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Computers

50

20

60

4

DCIT 2204 System security

30

60

60

4

DCIT 2205 Software project management

35

50

60

4

DCIT 2206 Computing Project IV

10

130

75

5

Total

200

380

390

26

Program Load
To qualify for the award of the Diploma in Computing and Information Technology, a candidate must obtain 113credit units distributed as follows:

Year One Semester One 25
Year One Semester Two 35
Year Two Semester One 27
Year Two Semester Two 26
Total 113