Programme Overview

Diploma in Information Communication Technology


The Diploma Programme takes duration of two years.

Course Details

There are a total of 22 units (Inclusive of Attachment) to be fully covered and completed for Diploma Award. Students will be required to pursue 7 units in Part I, 7 units in Part II, 7 units in Part III and Attachment in Part IV.

Unit Code Unit Title
DCU 1001 Communication Skills
DIT 1001 Computer Applications I
DCU 1002 Life Skills
DIT 1002 Structured Programming
DCU 1003 Entrepreneurship Development
DIT 1003 Computational Mathematics
DIT 1004 Operating Systems
DIT 1005 System Analysis and Design
DCU 1005 Research Project
DIT 1006 Object Oriented Programming
DCU 1006 Industrial Attachment
DIT 1007 Database Management Systems
DCU 1007 Information Communication Technology and Ethics
DCU 1008 Research Methodology
DIT 1008 Computer Applications II
DIT 1009 Visual Programming
DIT 1010 Data Communication & Networking
DIT 1011 Management Information Systems
DIT 1012 Internet Based Programming
DBA 1103 Principles and Practices of Management
DBA 1104 Quantitative Methods
DBA 1107 Business Plan

Entry Requirements

Direct Entry

Although the Diploma in Information Communication Technology is basically designed for mid-career entrants, entry is also open to KCSE graduates. In all cases, the applicant should have attained any of the following

  • KCSE Mean Grade C ( C Plain)
  • KCE Division II
  • Certificate from a reputable and recognised institution with a credit level pass.
  • Degree from those applicants wishing to obtain specialised knowledge and skills in Business Administration

Mid career Entry

Applicants should have 2 years working experience in the relevant area of study. Completion of the Diploma Programme in Business Administration will exempt students 1 (one) year in the Degree Programme in Business Administration at KWUST. Entry into this programme is competitive. Possession of the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the programme for either local or foreign applicants.

Fee Structure

Kshs 85, 000 for entire course

The business administration programme runs on a sessional basis. There are 3 intakes in a year – January, June and September.


There are daytime and evening classes on weekdays and on Saturday. Daytime classes are held in the morning from 8am to noon and in the afternoon from 2pm to 5pm. Evening classes are held from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.