Diploma in Information Technology

Introduction

The Diploma in Information Technology (DIT) programme intends to prepare candidates to become specialists in the Information Technology needs of modern businesses, especially at the middle levels of organizations. It is designed to meet the increasing demand in the work place for IT professionals with a wide knowledge of business management, technical skills and the capacity to offer support in the implementation of IT-based solutions in a business environment.

The course is structured with a focus on issues surrounding the development, implementation and management of Information Systems. Courses focusing on business systems management skills are included to address the need for a wider consideration of issues in business decision-making, and the relationship between business enterprises and Information Systems.

Goals of the Programme (Program Learning Outcomes)

The DIT programme aims to achieve the following objectives:

  1. To equip students with Practical skills to develop programs and systems as business solutions
  2. To develop a coherent and broad-based coverage of information systems and underlying technology to implement the systems in industry and business.
  3. To enhance confidence and the ability to evaluate business information systems requirements and develop solutions from model professional and technical perspectives.
  4. To ensure the students are equipped with problem solving skills and can adapt to a fast changing technological world.
  5. To prepare candidates for progression to higher levels of education notably to degree level.

Duration and Structure of the Course 

  1. The program is divided in twenty (20) courses units.
  2. The program shall extend over a minimum period of Sixteen (16) months and a maximum period of thirty-six (36) months.
  3. The program comprises of four (4) Trimesters, each consisting five (5) course units of forty five (45) lecture hours. For this purpose, one lecture hour is defined as the equivalent of two (3) one-hour tutorial sessions or three (3) laboratory hours.
  4. Course units in the four (4) trimesters are all mandatory.
  5. The programme shall be done through course work, examinations and an Information System Project.
  6. The project shall be equivalent to one course unit.

 YEAR ONE

 Semester One

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester Two

Unit Code

Unit Name

Hours

Unit Code

Unit Name

Hours

DIT 111

Introduction to Information Technology

3

DIT 121

Systems Analysis and Design

3

DIT 112

Introduction to Programming.

3

DIT 122

Object Oriented Programming   

3

DIT 113

Mathematics for Business Computing

3

DIT 123

Discrete Mathematics

3

UC 124

Foundations for Life and Mission

3

UC 125

Bible Interpretation and Study Methods

3

UC 121

Communication Skills 

3

GS 113

Introduction to Library Research

  3

Total 

15

Total 

15

 YEAR TWO

 Semester One

 Semester Two

Unit Code

Unit Name

Hours

Unit Code

Unit Name

Hours

DIT 131

Database Systems

3

DIT 141

Probability and Statistics

3

DIT 132

Introduction to Computer Networks

 3

DIT 142

Introduction to Web Applications Development

3

DIT 133

Data Structures and Algorithms

 3

DIT 143

Business Information Systems

3

DIT 134

IT Project Management

 3

DIT 144

Information systems Project

3

DIT 135

Life Skills

3

DIT 145         

ICT and Society

3

Total 

15

Total 

15