About PGD Information Systems
This professional PGD IS program focuses on the technical, managerial and policy issues associated with designing, building and maintaining information systems in organizations. Data, information and knowledge are crucial to the modern enterprise, and the PGD IS programme addresses both the theoretical and engineering aspects of specifying, designing, implementing and managing large-scale information systems.
To qualify for admission, a candidate must fulfil the general Mbarara University of Science and Technology entry requirements for PGD degrees, and in addition the candidate must have:
A degree in Information Systems or Computer Science or software engineering or Information Technology or computer engineering from a recognized University/Institution.
OR Any other Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)-related degree with evidence of having taken acceptable courses in information systems.
Duration and Intake
The PGD. IS is a 1-year modular postgraduate programme consisting of 11 courses including a project concept paper taught/completed in two semesters. The programme minimum intake will be at least 15 students per academic year (commencing every August) in order to break even. The programme will be delivered over the weekend.
The programme is privately funded through students’ payment of fees and related charges. Therefore before enrollment, it is important that tuition fees are paid by the students to the university. Ugandan students will pay tuition fees totaling to 4,885,750/= (four Million and Eight Hundred eighty eight hundred, five thousand, seven hundred, and fifty shillings only per year.
Foreign students will pay fees at an international rate per the university requirement.