Programme Overview

The convergence of the two technologies of computing and telecommunications has created a window of opportunity for proactive institutions to train multi-skilled professionals with composite skills in both telecommunications and computing fields. A detailed market study has shown that there is a great demand for these professionals in the corporate sector.

Graduates of ICT Diploma will add value and cut costs to employees by having a single staff that is able to seamlessly navigate between the two traditionally distinct technological areas of IT and telecommunications. Upon completion of the ICT Diploma programme, the graduates will be equipped with strong scientific and analytical background to be able to demonstrate high level of competence in the following areas;

  • Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • Distributed Computing Systems
  • Data Communication System
  • Telecommunication Principles and Systems
  • Measurement and Fault Diagnosis of Telecommunication System

Semester 1

Code Title
ICT 111 Computer Architecture
ICT 112 Programming Methodology
ICT 113 Internet Technologies
ICT 114 Digital Electronics
ICT 115 Electrical Engineering Science
ICT 116 Telecommunications Principles and Systems

Semester 2

Code Title
ICT 211 Information System Analysis and Design
ICT 212 Introduction to Database Systems
ICT 213 Data Communication Principles
ICT 214 Semi-Conductor Electronics
ICT 215 Measurement and Fault Diagnosis
ICT 216 Operating Systems

Semester 3

Code Title
ICT 311 Communication Systems
ICT 312 Control Systems
ICT 313 Micro-processor Systems
ICT 314 Distributed Computing Systems
ICT 315 Operations Research
ICT 316 Entrepreneurship Education

Semester 4

Code Title
ICT 400 Internship and Project Write-up

Admission Requirements

  • KCSE Mean Grade C (C Plain)
  • C- (C Minus) in Mathematics, English/Kiswahili
  • Students who have done a certificate course in a computer-related/telecommunications engineering field will be considered for admission after review of their transcripts
  • ‘A’ Level leavers in any science cluster subjects; mid- career practitioners
  • Considerable work experience in IT or telecommunications industry will be considered

Course Duration

Full time: 15 months

Evening: 2 years