Diploma In Records And Information Management (Day)

This is a 4-semester course, which aims at developing competent Record Officers with knowledge and skills necessary for efficient and effective management of information.

Target Group:

Clerical/registry officers and other employees from public, private and NGO Sectors who are responsible for managing records 


By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Enhance their knowledge and skills in the management of information resources
  • Implement the acquired knowledge and skills in archives management
  • Evaluate the implications of new technologies for managing records
  • Design and implement measures to improve organisational performance
  • Explain and seek viable solutions to the major practical difficulties in Records and Information Management
  • Identify and mitigate the symptoms of poor Record Management practices
  • Operate a Records Management System effectively and efficiently
  • Develop an Action Plan to improve the management of records/information in an organisation including considerations for computerization
  • Develop awareness of the steps involved in automating records management

Programme Content:

Module 1:Concepts of Records and information management

Module 2:Introduction to Archival Procedures

Module 3:Supervisory skills development

Module 4:Information Technology

Module 5:Database Management

Module 6:Research Methods

Module 7:Fundamentals of Financial Accounting and Budgeting

Module 8:Office Procedures

Module 9:Business communication Skills

Module 10:Management of Special Libraries

Module 11:Preservation and Conservation of Libraries and Archival Material

Module 12:Management of Record Centres and Archives

Project (Internship)

Training Methods:

Lectures, demonstrations, discussions, practical exercises, role-plays, presentations


Participants are assessed through classroom exercises, coursework and written examinations.

Tuition Fees:UgShs. 2,550,000=

Duration:2 years

Additional Info

  • Course Code: IT:201 – 25
  • Start Date: Sunday, 01 January 2017
  • End Date: Wednesday, 30 January 2019
  • School: Distance learning and Information Technology
  • Department: Information Technology
  • Centre: Main Campus