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Tuition Fees:$1,833 /year
Applications Begin:July 2020
Final Award:Diploma in Information Technology
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Computing and Information Technology
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline:
Programme Overview

The course is intended to provide students with a wide range of software, technical and technological ICT skills required by industry at the diploma level. A graduate will be expected to develop an IT solution to a practical business problem using an engineering approach.

The course is intended to provide students with a wide range of software, technical and technological ICT skills required by industry at the diploma level. A graduate will be expected to develop an IT solution to a practical business problem using an engineering approach.

Curriculum

Year 1
Stage I
– Introduction to Computers
– Word Processing
– Spreadsheets
– Desktop publishing
– Communication Skills
– Introduction to HIV/AIDS

Stage II
– Database Systems
– Introduction to Programming and Algorithms
– System Analysis and Design
– Introduction to Object-Orientation
– Elementary Mathematics and Decision Making

Stage III
– Principles of Computer Support and Maintenance
– Network Essentials
– Object-Oriented Programming
– Electronic Construction-1
– Financial Management

Year 2
Stages IV and V In stages IV and V, a student selects the required number of units from areas of specialization defined below.
Areas of Specialization (A) Programming and Web Design Stage IV Core Unit(s)
– Software Engineering
– Project (2 units)

Electives
– Event Driven Programming
– Advanced Object-Oriented Programming
– Web Development I
– E-commerce

Stage V Core Unit(s)
– Entrepreneurship Skills

Electives
– Intranet Technology
– Advanced Event-Driven Programming
– Web Development II
– Database Programming
– Accounting Software

(B) TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND MANAGEMENT Stage IV Core Unit(s)
– Advanced Computer support and Upgrading
– Project (2 Units)

Electives
– Operating System I
– Introduction to Digital Electronic
– Network Design and Setup

Stage V Core Unit(s)
– Entrepreneurship Skills

Electives
– Operating System II
– Electronic Construction II
– Printed Circuit Boards Design and Fabrication

(C) PUBLISHING DESIGN AND MULTI-MEDIA Stage IV Core Unit(s)
– Editing
– Project (2 units)

Electives
– Corel CAD
– Web Development I
– AutoCAD

Stage V Core Unit(s)
– Entrepreneurship Skills

Electives
– Web Development II
– Desktop Photography and video editing
– Multi-media Application

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Diploma in IT, a candidate must satisfy one of the following minimum requirements:

1. An aggregate grade of C (PLAIN) in KCSE and grades C- (MINUS) in Mathematics and English or Division II in KCE with credit passes in Mathematics and English or an equivalent qualification recognized by the University Senate.

2. A grade of C- in Mathematics and English and credit pass in IT Certificate (stage I)or an equivalent qualification from an Institution recognized by the University Senate.

3. A KACE certificate with a subsidiary pass in Mathematics or an equivalent qualification recognized by the University Senate.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan and East Africa Community Students: $9
Application Fees for International Students: $45

How to Apply
Application Requirements for qualified students:
– A dully filled registration form – to be obtained from the offices/website upon payment of non-refundable fee.
– Two passport size photos.
– Copies of relevant certificates

Application Procedure
Applications for the courses are on official application forms.
1. click to download JKUAT IT Department application form. or obtain a hand-copy from the office.
2. Pay a non-refundable application fee as follows:
– Certificates: Kshs500
– Diplomas: 1000
– Degrees: Kshs1,500
– Masters: 1,500

Bank Account Numbers:
– Standard Chartered Bank Account number 0108023434900
– Barclays Bank Account Number 0775001216
– Co-operative Bank of Kenya Account Number 01129098952900
– National Bank Account Number 0100359580600
– Equity Bank Account Number 0090291251426

3. Proceed on with filling the application form, ensuring all mandatory fields are filled, attach photocopies of required certificates and submit when done.
Note:
– You will be required to present certified copies of the relevant certificates, Result slips, National Identity Card, Birth Certificate for verifications when reporting.
– IT Department will call or send an SMS to request successful candidates to pick An official admission letter.
Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Application analyst.
– Cyber security analyst.
– Data analyst.
– Data scientist.
– Database administrator.
– Information systems manager.
– IT consultant.
– IT technical support officer.

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for Kenyan and East Africa Community Students: $1,833
Tuition Fees for International Students: $2,199

Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = Kshs201,756
Tuition Fees for International Students = Kshs242,107
**EAC (East African Community) Students pay the same amount as Kenyan students. Countries in the East African Community include; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
NOTE: The tuition fees charged, may vary from programme to programme and from time to time, with foreign students paying 20% more that the Kenyan students.

Relevant Contact

 
Dr Agnes Mindila
Chairman of Department
 
IT Office
Relevant Office for this course
 
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries