Postgraduate Diploma In Information Technology(Evening&Weekend)


Information Technology(IT)continues to evolve at breathtaking speed. Understanding the opportunities and threats created by advances in IT is critical for modern-day IT managers/officers and this understanding will grow in importance as more and more business is conducted in "virtual" domains in the future. According to the World Bank, ICTs have been reckoned globally as tools that can propel national development, promote sustainable development and enable economies to acquire, share and create new ideas, expertise, services and technologies locally, regionally and across the world. The postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology is a two semester postgraduate course. This programme  is designed to develop and enhance competencies for those either aspiring to be or those working as IT officers/managers in the public, private and NGO sectors. The curriculum provides a broad range of theoretical, analytical and practical skills to develop and enhance IT knowledge and skills.

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 Technology 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:                Information Security Management

Module 6:                Computer Networks

Module 7:                Systems Administration

Module 8:                Systems Analysis and Design

Module 9:                Database Design and Management

Module 10:              Web Based Technologies

Elective modules

Module 11:             Object Oriented Systems Development With Java OR Project Planning and Management

Module 12:             Business Intelligence and Data mining OR ICT Policy, Legal and Ethical issues 


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

Tuition Fees:           UgShs 2,720,000=(Weekend)

Additional Info

  • Course Code: CODE:IT: 201-28
  • Start Date: Thursday, 01 September 2016
  • End Date: Friday, 29 September 2017
  • School: Distance learning and Information Technology
  • Department: Information Technology
  • Centre: Main Campus