Postgraduate Diploma In Information Security Management(Evening)


Globally information security management has become much more than keeping hackers out of an IT network. It has grown from a departmental management issue to becoming a corporate governance and global issue that require professional management based on international standards. Information security management is the “preservation of confidentiality, integrity and availability of information.” The postgraduate Diploma in Information Security Management is a two semester postgraduate course. This programme is designed to develop and enhance competencies for those aspiring to either be or those working as information security officers/managers in the public, private and NGO sectors. The postgraduate diploma is made up of 10 compulsory modules and 4 electives where the participants select 2 to make a total of 12 modules covered in the programme. The course is modularized to enable participants to study at their convenience by either completing the whole course in 2 semesters (1 year) or by completing it in 3 years. Participants who obtain the Postgraduate Diploma with second class or above may be admitted to the Master of Management Studies (MMS) degree programme (Information Security Management option).

 Programme Content

Basic modules

Module 1:                Management Skills Improvement

Module 2:                Quantitative Methods for Decision Making

Module 3:                Management Information System

Module 4:                Research Methods

Core modules

Module 5:                Principles of Information Security Management

Module 6:                Information Security Planning, design and Implementation

Module 7:                Information Protection Mechanisms

Module 8:                Encryption

Module 9:                Operating System Security

Module 10:              Information security Governance and Risk assessment

 Elective modules

Module 11:             Computer crime, Forensics and Ethics OR Project Planning and Management

Module 12:             Internet technologies and E-service delivery OR Business Intelligence and Data mining


Participants are assessed through continuous practical exercises, course work and written examinations

 Tuition Fees:           UgShs 2,810,000=

Additional Info

  • Course Code: CODE:IT: 201- 27
  • Start Date: Thursday, 01 September 2016
  • End Date: Friday, 29 September 2017
  • School: Distance learning and Information Technology
  • Department: Information Technology
  • Centre: Main Campus