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PGD in Computer Science (Computer Security Option)

This programme offers a course of study leading to the postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (PGDCS). It focuses on areas such as algorithms, programming environments, computing, artificial intelligence and expert systems. It is designed to give students a thorough knowledge of the field and to provide an enduring foundation for future professional growth. The program blends theory and practice into a learning experience that develops skills applicable to complex real-world problems.

Objectives and Justification
To build human resource capacity in computer science discipline in both the public and private sectors, especially in universities; to generate a pool of candidates for the M.Sc. in Computer Science programme; to address the increasing demand for computer science training at Postgraduate diploma level; to develop professionals with theoretical and practical skills in the ICT sector.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (PGDCS) Programme is offered to give an opportunity to prospective students to undertake training in Postgraduate diploma level within Uganda. This programme also provides an avenue to those already engaged in the ICT-sector without Postgraduate diploma qualifications in ICT to join the PGDCS Programme. The PGDCS Programme is also a core programme for the Centre of Excellence in Computing and ICT Training and Research being established at the School of Computing and Information Technology.

The PGDCS Programme enhances ICT private sector growth especially in the area of outsourcing by providing the required Computing and Computing and ICT professionals. PGDCS graduates have the opportunity to join the M.Sc. in Computer Science in 2nd year of study.

Graduation Requirements

To qualify for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science, a full-time candidate is required to obtain a minimum of 30 credit units for courses passed including all the compulsory courses and the Postgraduate diploma project within a period stipulated by the School of Graduate Studies, usually not exceeding three (3) years from the date of registration.



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