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Diploma in Business Information Technology program

Strathmore University

Diploma Program 16 Months

Course Details

Course Overview

The Diploma in Business Information Technology (DBIT) programme at Strathmore University prepares candidates to become specialists in the Information Technology to meet the needs of modern businesses, especially at the middle levels of organisations.

DBIT is designed to meet the increasing demand in the work place for IT professionals with a wide knowledge of business management, technical skills and the capacity to offer support in the implementation of IT-based solutions in a business environment.

DBIT is a University Diploma. The curriculum goes beyond material currently covered in Diploma, Higher Diploma and Graduate Diploma programmes in the common professional programmes in Kenya today.

•Made up of 20 modules, each 60 contact hours carefully developed by IT experts.
•Prepares candidates to become specialists in the IT needs of modern businesses, especially at the middle levels of organisations.
•Designed to meet the increasing demand in the work place for IT professionals with a wide knowledge of business management, technical skills and the capacity to offer support in the implementation of IT-based solutions in a business environment.
•Focuses on issues surrounding development, implementation and management of Information Systems in competitive business environs.

Minimum Entry Requirements

To be eligible for entry into the Diploma in Business Information Technology, DBIT, programme at Strathmore University, a candidate requires to have met the following qualifications:


KCSE Aggregate C+ with a minimum of C in both Mathematics and English.
KACE certificate with a minimum of two Principal Passes and one Subsidiary, and a minimum of a Credit Pass in Mathematics at KCE.
KCSE aggregate C with a Professional Certificate in Information Technology or a relevant discipline from an institution recognised by the Academic Council. 


 Exemptions and Credit Transfers are granted at the discretion of the Academic Council. 


 Candidates awaiting KCSE results can apply using KCSE-Mock results.

Course Objectives

Why Study Dip BIT at Strathmore University?


•Curriculum developed to meet the immediate needs of the Kenyan market, relevant to the growing need for IT professionals at the middle levels of organisations.
•Provides good intermediate-level training for those who want to enter the job market at the middle levels.
•Relevant and well focused towards the Bachelor of Business Information Technology at Strathmore University and equivalent degree programmes in other Universities.
•Good backup for candidates pursuing non-IT courses who wish to change professions in future.
•It is an added advantage to non-IT professionals who wish to acquire IT skills for their professional work.
Goals of the Programme


•To develop a coherent and broad-based coverage of business information systems and the underlying technology to implement these systems.
•To enhance confidence and the ability to evaluate business information requirements and develop solutions from model professional and technical perspectives.
•To prepare candidates to apply the principles learnt in the performance of their duties in the workplace.
•To prepare candidates for progression to higher levels of education, notably to degree level.


The Diploma in Business and Information Technology programme at Strathmore University is suitable for:


Secondary school leavers with the required qualifications who are interested in developing a career in IT.
Trained professionals in other disciplines who have an interest in developing a career in IT.
Individuals in the IT industry with basic qualifications (e.g. certificate holders) who wish to progress to Diploma and eventually to degree level.
Individuals in other professions who wish to acquire IT skills to supplement their core specialisation.


Career Opportunities


•Database developers and administrators
•Data Management personnel
•Systems Support personnel
•System Analysts and Designers
•Solution Developers
•Network Administrators
•Network Support personnel
•Middle level Managers in IT departments
•Project managers
•IT Trainers

Course Program

The Dip BIT programme at Strathmore University  is offered in terms of modules over a period of 4 semesters; three semesters in a year. Each module is 60 contact hours.
The course is divided into two Parts: Part I and Part II. Each Part comprises ten (10) modules.
Examinations


•All modules are examined in the semester in which they are taken.
•Examinations consist of Continuous Assessments and University Examinations.
•Continuous assessments will normally comprise practicals, tests and assignments.


Continuous assessments account for 40% of the total marks and written University


Examinations 60% of the total marks. Modules that consist entirely of practical work may be assessed out of 100% by means of continuous assessment.


Each module is graded out of 100 marks and the pass mark is 50%.

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