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Diploma in Information Security and Computer Forensics

What You Will Learn?

  • Demonstrate knowledge of information security and computer forensics.
  • Protect a computer system and carry out investigations on computer related crimes.
  • Apply, integrate theory and practice to work effectively and efficiently in organizations.
  • Utilize the knowledge and skills acquired to meet the labor market and enhance the chances of employment.
  • Write clear cyber security review and pen test reports with practical fixes.
  • Become a cyber security practitioner or trainer.
  • Pursue further studies.
  • Write clear forensics investigation reports.

About this Programme

This is a two-year programme which equips students with knowledge and technical (practical) skills in computer forensics and information security (cyber security). The duration is broken down into four semesters.

This programme is about exploring the aspects of information security and computer forensics. It equips the students with knowledge and skills of securing information systems and finding fraudulent activities carried out using a computer. It empowers students with investigative skills and knowledge on how to find out crimes carried out using a computer.

Objectives of the programme

  1. The objectives of this programme are to:

    1. Impart knowledge about information security and computer forensics.
    2. Equip students with knowledge and skills needed to protect a computer system and how to carry out investigations on computer related crimes.
    3. Produce graduates who can integrate theory and practice to work efficiently and effectively in organizations.
    4. Enable students to meet the requirements of the labor market and enhance the chances of employ-ability.
    5. Train the students for lifelong learning by exposing them to practical skills in cyber security and forensics.
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Intakes

The institute has two intakes;

  1. August Intake – 12th August 2019 (Application deadline – 29th July 2019)
  2. January Intake – 6th January 2020 (Application Deadline – 16th December 2019)

Entry Requirements

Direct Entry:
Students entry through A’ level must have at least one principal pass, two subsidiary passes in mathematics or Physics at Advanced level of education and at least five (5) principal passes at ordinary level in one sitting or its equivalent.
Holders of a degree with interest in practical forensics and cyber security are encouraged to apply.

Certificate Entry
A certificate from a recognized institution of higher learning with a credit and three passes at ordinary level on one sitting or its equivalent.

Foundation Programme
Foundation or Bridging course approved by NCHE

Tuition

Tuition: Ugx. 1,200,000 per semester
Other Fees:

  1. 20,000 NCHE Constitution (non – refundable, one off)
  2. 100,000 (Development fund)

Application is made through filling an application form obtained at a non-refundable application fee at the Institute, Ntinda Complex, Block B, Level 4. You may also download the application form and pay for it on submission.

The application form must be fully filled and the relevant academic documents attached. It must be returned to the Admissions Office of the Institute according to the set deadline dates obtained from the Admissions office.

Applications forms are available at a non-refundable fee of Uganda Shs. 50,000/= or $25.

The application form must be fully filled and the relevant academic documents attached. It must be returned to the Admissions Office of the Institute according to the set deadline dates obtained from the Admissions office.

  1. Click here to see our programs OR Check with the Admissions office at the Institute.
  2. Buy an application form from the Institute (Uganda Shs. 50,000/= or $25), or Download the form (Click here), fill it and return it to the Institute.
  3. On returning the application form, you’ll receive a coupon showing the date when the results of the application will be out.
  4. Admitted students shall be published on the Institute’s website and successful applicants shall then proceed to pick their admission letters.
  5. After admission, one may be required to pay a non-refundable tuition fee deposit in order to confirm your vacancy.

Application forms shall be processed and shortlists made by the Admissions Office shall be forwarded to the Institute Admissions Committee. The committee shall grant or deny the admission. The applicant’s file shall be reviewed for completeness and a letter shall be given indicating admission, pending fulfillment of the requirements.
All documents received by the Institute in connection with an application for admission will become the property of Institute of Forensics and ICT Security. Admission places of students who are admitted and fail to report will be filed. However, material will only be held for a period of only one year if the student notifies the Admissions Office in writing of postponement of enrollment.

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