Cavendish Uganda

Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology

From Internet banking and online shopping, to communications and location-based services, businesses today are now investing in IT as a strategic enabler, relying on the Internet as a business platform.Be part of the innovative digital industry and solve complex problems with a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology.

The Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology provides students with a strong foundation in developing robust application systems for businesses, computer assembly repair and maintenance; and website design. Students are equipped with essential knowledge about Information Systems processes and provided with the technical skills required to harness the power of information and Internet technologies.

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Course Overview

Career objective

The following are the objectives of the Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology:

  • To educate and train students in the fundamentals of Computer Science and Information Technology in order to analyse and solve computing problems
  • To build the capacity with practical orientation needed to link the Computing sector with Government and Industry under the broader perspective of Information and Communication Technology
  • To prepare professionals with knowledge in ethical and legal issues as well as the interpersonal skills required to effectively promote ideas, goals, or products
  • To prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills to pursue further studies in Computer Science, Information Technology and other related disciplines
  • To equip students with the technical skills required to design, troubleshoot and maintain computer networks and hardware
  • To impart practical skills to students in database, computer programming and web technology principles

Programme structure

COURSE CODECOURSE NAME
YEAR ISEMESTER I
DCS111 Fundamentals of Mathematics
DIT110 Introduction to Information and Communication Technologies
DCS112 Introduction to Operating Systems
DIT111 Gender and ICT
DJC110 Communication Skills and Learning Skills for Employability
YEAR ISEMESTER II
DCS121 Computer Architecture and Organisation
DCS122 Programming principles
DIT123 Computer applications
DIT121 Introduction to Databases Systems
DIT122 Internet Technology and Web Design
YEAR IISEMESTER I
DCS211 Computer Assembly, Repair and Maintenance
DIT211 Database Development and Administration
DIT212 Systems Analysis and Design
DIT213 Dynamic Website Development
FST210 Industrial Training (Recess Period)
ELECTIVES(COMPUTER SCIENCE OPTION-CHOOSE ONE)
DCS212 Computational Mathematics
DCS213 Object Oriented Programming
ELECTIVES(INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OPTION-CHOOSE ONE)
DIT214 Information Systems Management
DIT215 E-Commerce
YEAR IISEMESTER II
DIT221 Professional Issues in Computing
DIT223 PC Network and Data Communication
FST222 Project
ELECTIVES(COMPUTER SCIENCE OPTION-CHOOSE ONE)
DCS221 Graphical User Interface
DCS223 Application Development
ELECTIVES(INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OPTION-CHOOSE ONE)
DIT225 Information Storage and retrieval
DIT224 Introduction to Multimedia Systems

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Faculty of Science and Technology

Faculty of Science & Technology

Faculty of Science & Technology