Postgraduate Diploma in Information Security Management - DISEM


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 issuethat 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 2 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 Programme comprises of twelve (12) modules, (4 Basic and 8 Core) and divided into two (2) semesters that shall be conducted at UMI Main Campus. 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).

Admissions Requirements

  1. A Good Degree from a Recognised University, OR a Recognised Relevant Professional Qualification and at least One years of working experience.
  2. Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 5 passes and at least two principal passes at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education(UACE) obtained at the same sitting.
  3. If an applicant gained entrance to University through other means original documents to that effect should be presented.
    1. Mature Age Entry certificate, 25 years and above and accredited by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).
    2. Diploma Entry obtained at credit/distinction level from a recognised institution.
  4. The minimum duration for the Bachelor’s degree should be three years.

Program Details

1. Management Skills Improvement
2. Management Information Systems
3. Research Methods
4. Quantitative Methods in Decision Making
5. Principles of Information Security Management
6. Information Security Planning, design and Implementation
1. Information Protection Mechanisms
2. Cryptography and Network Security
3. Operating System Security
4. Information security Governance and Risk management
5. Ethics and Integrity
6. Information systems Project Planning and Management

Fees Structure



Tuition (Day and Evening)



Application (Paid after Applying)40,000$16
Registration (Functional Fee)100,000$35
Examination (Functional Fee)120,000$40
Development (Functional Fee)250,000$80

NCHE Fee (Click Here for Instructions)

Student' Council (Functional Fee)20,000$5
Library (Functional Fee)80,000$30
Indentity Card (Functional Fee)20,000$5
Journal (Functional Fee)30,000


School: Distance Learning & Information Technology
Branch: Kampala
Study Time: Evening (Monday – Thursday)
Duration: 1 year
Assessment: Participants are assessed through continuous practical exercises, course work and written examinations.
Target Group: Current and Potential Information System Administrators and Managers, policy analysts, and civil society leaders, librarians, accountants, human resource officers, Business owners, and political and religious leaders 

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Requirements Needed to Apply

The Basic Requirements for the whole process include:

  • An email address and contact number
  • Your Academic Documents to pick details like Award Institution, Index Number (O and A level), year of award, etc.
  • A Laptop/Computer with a Stable Internet Connection
  • Click to access Guideline for the Online Application
  • Note that a PDF Document (With all Qualifications) is attached after submitting the form
  • The Payment (40,000 UGX) is made after Attaching the Documents