Diploma in Computer Science

Diploma in Computer Science (DCS)

This is a programme tailored to prepare learners to be technological experts in their career choices in future to be reliable employees. The course is structured to equip students with the skills required to effectively contribute to this rapidly evolving field and provides them with knowledge and practical experience of the latest technologies needed to excel in the Computer Science world.

Career Opportunities

  • Computer systems analyst
  • Computer network architect
  • Software application developer
  • IT specialist
  • Information research scientist

Programme Goals

  • Advance in graduate studies or be successful practitioners in applied or theoretical fields.
  • Apply communication and organizational skills in the context of ethical issues affecting the discipline or society.
  • Think critically and creatively to solve local or global problems and become lifelong learners and contributors to society.
  • Apply knowledge and skills to solve problems effectively and efficiently that contributes to the technical advancement of computer science.

Course Requirements

Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of a C- with a Minimum of D- Mathematics and English or Kiswahili .


Be a holder of KCE Division III with a Minimum of D- Mathematics and English or Kiswahili


Be a holder of a PASS in any relevant certificate course with at least KCSE Grade D or KCE lV


Be a holder of any other qualification accepted by the University Senate as equivalent to any of the above

Duration of Programme

This diploma course shall be offered in eighteen (18) months subdivided into four (4) semesters.

  • Demonstrate comprehension of math, science, and basic computer science topics.
  • Have the ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer based systems.
  • Exhibit problem solving skills.
  • Have the ability to use techniques, skills, and modern software tools necessary for professional practice.

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