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Diploma in Information Technology

Information Technology (IT) plays a major role in enabling institutions of all kinds to realize their objectives. The Maseno University Diploma in Information Technology seeks to produce graduates who will fit in the various areas of IT in a variety of institutions that tap into the benefits of IT to achieve their goals. The programme is therefore designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge in the broad and fast changing field of Information and Communications Technology. The programme is intended to enable the students to engage in self-employment activities in emerging ICT fields. The graduates from the Diploma programme will also find employment in a wide range of sectors of the economy, including manufacturing, service industry, training institutions, NGOs, and public sector. The graduates from the programme will find employment as Applications software developers, network administrators, systems administrators, ICT officers, support technicians among others.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Maseno University Admission policy for undergraduate programmes shall apply.

DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME
The duration of the programme shall be TWO academic years.

COURSE DISTRIBUTION
YEAR ONE SEMESTER ONE
CDIT 101: Introduction to Information Technology.
CDIT 102: Introduction to Electrical Principles
CDIT 103: Applied Mathematics I
CDIT 104: Communications Skills
CDIT 105: Computer Application Software I
CDIT 106: Introduction to Computer Programming
YEAR ONE SEMESTER TWO
CDIT 201: Desktop Publishing
CDIT 202: Applied Mathematics II
CDIT 203: Data and Computer Communication Principles
CDIT 204: Introduction to Operating Systems
CDIT 205: Computer Application Software Packages II
CDIT 206: Visual Programming using VB
YEAR TWO SEMESTER ONE
CDIT 301: Object Oriented Programming using Java
CDIT 302: Systems Analysis and Design
CDIT 303: Discrete structures for Information Technology
CDIT 304: Mathematics for Information Technology
CDIT 305: Fundamentals of Programming.
CDIT 306: Introduction to Internet and Internet Technologies.
CDIT 307: Project.
YEAR TWO SEMESTER TWO
CDIT 401: Network and Systems Administration
CDIT 402: Data Structures and Algorithms
CDIT 403: Management Information Systems
CDIT 404: Mobile Applications Design and Programming
CDIT 405: Fundamentals of Database Management Systems
CDIT 406: Web Design and Authoring.
CDIT 407: Project.