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National Diploma in Information & Communication Technology (NDICT)

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Award / Duration National Diploma / 2 years
Department ICT

Course Description

National Diploma in Information and Communication Technology (NDICT) curriculum is aimed at producing graduates of technical diplomas who are relevant to the industry and world of work. It is learner-centred and competence-based and emphasises practical teaching, projects and acquisition of skills by the learners.

It is a full time programme taught in two academic years. Each academic year has two semesters and a period for industrial training. The programme shall be completed within a time frame of five years from the time of enrolment and registration.

Each semester consists of 17 weeks of which 15 weeks are for teaching and continuous assessment and two weeks for practical as well as pen and paper examination. Industrial training is a core module and lasts for at least 10 weeks.

Prospects for National Diploma in Information and Communication Technology

NDICT graduates may opt to further their skills and education by offering the following courses:

  • Bachelors degree in Software Engineering for those who did Science at A-level.
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering for those who did Science at A-level.
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science for those who did Science at A-level.
  • Bachelors degree in Information Technology for those who did Arts at A-level.
  • Bachelors degree in Information Systems.
  • Bachelors degree in Data Communications and Networks for those who did Science at A-level.
  • Bachelors degree in Business Computing for those who did Economics or Entrepreneurship at A-level.
  • Any other related course.

Course Curriculum

The curriculum is in line with the BTVET strategic plan of ‘’skilling Uganda’’ and BTVET act of 2008.

The competences that the learners are expected to acquire are clearly spelt out in each module covered in the semester. The modules offered in this programme are packaged in a manner that will enable the learner to attain particular skills of performing tasks at any level of the respective semester.

Modules such as Computer Applications, Kiswahili and Communication Skills, are aimed at enhancing the learner’s report writing, communication and presentation skills.

In addition, the following modules: Internet Technologies and Web design, Computer Repair and Maintenance, Database planning, design and maintenance, Data communications and networks, Network and Systems administration and Web-based application development are aimed at equipping the learner with the core hands-on skills and techniques in the field of ICT.

Entrepreneurship and Ethics in Computing modules equip the learner with the skills of starting up, managing and sustaining an enterprise while following proper codes of conduct.

Industrial training, which comes at the end of each academic year, is aimed at, among others, to bridge the gap between the training institutions and the world of work.

This curriculum, if implemented effectively, will produce Technical ICT professionals who are able to:

  • Conceptualise, design and maintain websites.
  • Repair Computers and their accessories.
  • Troubleshoot Hardware and Software problems.
  • Design, maintain, use and backup databases.
  • Setup and maintain networks.
  • Write codes of application programs.
  • Exhibit proper societal and organizational codes of conduct in relation to ICT.

Course Programme Structure

Code Module Title L P CH CU
TDCH 111 Communications Skills and Humanities 30 30 45 3
TDIT 111 Introduction to Information and Communication Technology 45 30 60 4
TDIT 112 Computational Mathematics 60 0 60 4
TDIT 113 Computer Applications 45 30 60 4
TDIT 114 Computer Architecture 45 30 60 4
TDIT 115 Internet Technologies and Web Design 30 30 45 3
Code Module Title L P CH CU
TDIT 121 Systems Analysis and Design 30 30 45 3
TDIT 122 Computer Repair and Maintenance I 45 30 60 4
TDIT 123 Database Planning, Design and Management I 45 30 60 4
TDIT 124 Programming Algorithms and Data Structures 45 30 60 4
TDIT 125 Introduction to Programming with Visual Basic (VB) 45 30 60 4
TDIT 126 Real Life Group Project I 0 90 45 3
Code Module Title L P CH CU
TDIT 131 Industrial Training I 0 360 45 3
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Code Module Title L P CH CU
TDIT 211 Data Communications and Networks 45 30 60 4
TDIT 212 Database Planning, Design and Management II 45 30 60 4
TDIT 213 Operating systems 30 30 45 3
TDIT 214 Object–Oriented Programming with Java I 45 30 60 4
TDIT 215 Network and Systems Administration 45 30 60 4
TDIT 216 Research Methodology 30 30 45 3
Code Module Title L P CH CU
TDCH 221 Kiswahili 30 30 45 3
TDIT 221 Computer Repair and Maintenance II 45 30 60 4
TDIT 222 Web-Based Application Development 45 30 60 4
TDCH 222 Entrepreneurship Skills 45 30 60 4
TDIT 223 Ethics in Computing 30 30 45 3
TDIT 224 Final Project 0 150 90 6
Code Module Title L P CH CU
TDIT 231 Industrial Training II 0 360 45 3
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Year I
Code Module Title L P CH CU
Semester I
TDCH 111 Communications Skills and Humanities 30 30 45 3
TDIT 111 Introduction to Information and Communication Technology 45 30 60 4
TDIT 112 Computational Mathematics 60 0 60 4
TDIT 113 Computer Applications 45 30 60 4
TDIT 114 Computer Architecture 45 30 60 4
TDIT 115 Internet Technologies and Web Design 30 30 45 3
Semester II
TDIT 121 Systems Analysis and Design 30 30 45 3
TDIT 122 Computer Repair and Maintenance I 45 30 60 4
TDIT 123 Database Planning, Design and Management I 45 30 60 4
TDIT 124 Programming Algorithms and Data Structures 45 30 60 4
TDIT 125 Introduction to Programming with Visual Basic (VB) 45 30 60 4
TDIT 126 Real Life Group Project I 0 90 45 3
Recess Term
TDIT 131 Industrial Training I 0 360 45 3
Year II
Code Module Title L P CH CU
Semester I
TDIT 211 Data Communications and Networks 45 30 60 4
TDIT 212 Database Planning, Design and Management II 45 30 60 4
TDIT 213 Operating systems 30 30 45 3
TDIT 214 Object–Oriented Programming with Java I 45 30 60 4
TDIT 215 Network and Systems Administration 45 30 60 4
TDIT 216 Research Methodology 30 30 45 3
Semester II
TDCH 221 Kiswahili 30 30 45 3
TDIT 221 Computer Repair and Maintenance II 45 30 60 4
TDIT 222 Web-Based Application Development 45 30 60 4
TDCH 222 Entrepreneurship Skills 45 30 60 4
TDIT 223 Ethics in Computing 30 30 45 3
TDIT 224 Final Project 0 150 90 6
Recess Term
TDIT 131 Industrial Training I 0 360 45 3

Course Entry Requirements

A candidate shall be eligible for admission to the National Diploma in Information and Communication Technology programme on meeting any of the following minimum qualifications:

a) Advanced Level Entry Scheme

At least One Principal Pass obtained at the same sitting of the Advanced Level Examinations with credits in Mathematics and English at Ordinary Level as a must or its equivalent.

For purposes of computing entry points, the Advanced Level subjects shall be classified as follows:

  • Essential - Any two best done subjects x3
  • Relevant - Third best done subject x2
  • Desirable - General Paper and Sub- ICT or Sub Mathematics x 1

b) Certificate Entry Scheme

A person may be admitted to the National Diploma in Information Communication Technology Programme if he/she has the following:

  • O Level Certificate with at least 6 credits and at least a six months Certificate in a Computer related course from a recognized institution of higher learning with at least one year of working experience.

c) Diploma Entry Scheme

At least a Pass diploma in any Physical Sciences, Business and any other related programmes from a recognised institution

d) Graduate Entry Scheme

A degree in any Physical Sciences, Business and any other related programmes from a recognised institution.

Awards

A learner who scores at least 2.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) in all the modules of the programme shall be awarded a classified ‘’National Diploma in Information and Communication Technology’’ by the Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB).

A learner who attains less than 2.0 GPs in some modules even after three attempts of retaking such modules but has achieved to score 2.0 CGPA and above, shall be awarded with an unclassified ‘’Probationary National Diploma in Information and Communication Technology’’ by the Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB). The Probationary National Diploma shall not be useful for upgrading purposes but for employment since the learner will have attained some useful competences and skills required for doing work

UBTEB shall provide learners with a statement of results for Semester One and Semester Two of first year of study indicating the grades obtained in each module irrespective of the performance.

Application Procedure

A Hard Copy of Application Form and Bank-slip can be obtained from the Academic Registrar’s office, or downloaded (merged Application form and Bank-slip) by clicking on Apply Now link under Course Summary, filled and returned after payment of a non-refundable application fee (Bank Charges inclusive) of UGX 53,000 to Uganda Technical College Lira, Acct No. 3100000035, Centenary Bank; Lira branch.

Closing date for receiving applications is Monday 31st January, 2022. For further information, contact the Academic Registrar on 0776 158 138 or send an inquiry email to registry.utclira@gmail.com

Course Lecturers

Adul Suzan

+256 777847074

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Mawanda Edmond

+256 789818236

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Enin Willy

+256 787568736

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Mukasa Joseph Serwadda

+256 789551382

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Ochen Tonny Walter

+256 773746210

A Computer Engineering graduate from Makerere University with a 1st class Hons degree and experience in diverse IT environments, a Computer Network enthusiast, a Part –Time Computer Engineering Facilitator at Lira University – Computer Science Department, as well as an Assistant Lecturer – ICT, at UTC-Lira

As an Assistant Lecturer & HoD-ICT at UTC Lira, I have not only managed and steered the department, but also trained students through a practical Internship initiative that I personally founded to equip the community with relevant ICT skills in Computer Repair & Maintenance, Computer Networking (Server Installation & Administration, IP-PBX System Installation, IP-based Surveillance System Installation), lectured in various ICT course units, and supervised various ICT projects.

Sifudu Peter Masige

+256 779063287

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Osinde Daniel

+256 783233437

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Egip Geoffrey

+256 772782799

Holds a Bachelor’s of Commerce Accounting (Option) – Makerere University and a Diploma in Secondary Education from Kyambogo University.

A qualified trained and registered teacher with particular interest in Education Policies and Practices, committed to deepening and supporting learning processes, education – led action interventions and policy-oriented responses and performances.

Lectured Communication Skills, Entrepreneurship in Uganda Technical College – Lira. Taught Entrepreneurship and Economics in Atapara Sec. School for 9 years and Adwari Sec. School for 1 year.

Currently pursuing an Executive Masters of Business Administration from Lira University.

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Course Summary

  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Language: English
  • Department: ICT
  • Course: NDICT
  • Course Units: 26
  • Lecturers: 8
  • Award: National Diploma
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