KIU School of Computing and Information Technology

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Kampala International University KIU School of Computing and Information Technology

KIU School of Computing and Information Technology – see the list of courses offered at the school…


Dating back to 2001, the School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT) has and still remains a learning environment which has for the past 18 years served with distinguished uniqueness, diversity and excellence.

The School offers rigorous International standards of instruction and problem-solving research supported by excellent computing facilities, globally exposed and highly qualified staff. This enables the school to produce internationally sought after professionals. Our graduates favourably compete in an ever technologically and economically changing world. We are committed to sustained growth by building strong industrial and academic partnerships. SCIT places a strong emphasis on industry links to ensure that our programs remain agile and relevant so as to produce cutting-edge and highly innovative developers as well as researchers. School of Computing And Information Technology is well suited to contemporary fast-paced and rapidly changing world.


To become an internationally renowned and sound Innovation Centre that through our graduates offers solutions in real-time.


To establish academic-industry relationships so as to create an innovative research environment which drives the development of a flexible and dynamic curriculum adaptive to the changes in the technological needs of the workforce; in order to produce fully equipped graduates who possess both knowledge and skills that will meet the demands of the professional careers.


  1. To provide innovative academic programmes and professional training attuned to the rapid global developments in science and technology;
  2. To train computer professionals competent in meeting the growing demand for software developers and IT experts in government, business, industry and education;
  3. To foster strong relationships with the community so as to help in the national social and economic development.
  4. To accurately and explicitly express the University’s Mission and expectation for all.

Programmes in SCIT

In the School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT), we offer a wide range of programmes, ranging from undergraduate to postgraduate degrees in various disciplines.

Postgraduate Programmes

  • PhD in Management Science- management information systems
  • Masters of Science in Information Technology
  • Masters of Science in Computer Science
  • Masters of Science in Information Systems
  • Masters of Science in Software Engineering
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science

Undergraduate Programmes

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science
  • Bachelors Degree in Information Systems
  • Bachelors Degree in Information Technology
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Engineering


  • Diploma in Computer Science
  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Library and Information Science

Certificates (UBTEB)

  • National Certificate in Information and Communication Technology
  • National Certificate in Library and Information Science

Short Courses

  • Certificate in Computer Applications
  • CCNA Cyber Security Operations AT
  • CCNA Cyber Security Operations
  • CCNA Routing and Switching
  • CCNA Security
  • Internet of Things
  • International Certificate Driving License
  • IT Essentials 6
  • Linux System Administration and Networking
  • Python
  • KOHA

Career Paths in SCIT

  • IT Operations Manager
  • Web Content Developer
  • Software Project manager
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Software Designer and Developer
  • Information Brokers or Scientist
  • Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
  • IT Academician/Researcher
  • Hardware Repair and Maintenance Specialist

School Organogram

The School administration has two departmental heads which report to the Dean of the school. The departmental examination coordinator (DEC) and teaching and learning coordinator (TLC), ensure the quality of the lectures or practical deliveries. However, all staff members are distributed to either one or two working committees at the school which are a reflection of the senate committees so as to ensure proactive, other than passive participation of all faculty members. Given the nature of all computing disciplines, the school has a designated person who works in collaboration with the heads of department in handling or managing the graduation project process. Additionally, (popularly known as the doctoral committee due to the rigour with which it manages its business), is the postgraduate research committee that guides doctorate and master’s degree students.

Technology Students Association (TESA):

Association of Technology Students was founded in 2014 by Mike Kijjambu under the able mentorship of their patron – Mr. John Patrick Asiimwe, has been a focal point for a number of winning innovations from our students.

Community Outreach:

Annually, we identify a particular community to train and equip with computer skills, mostly the vulnerable group of people (women and children) in the society, where we carry our community outreaches to as part of community development services.


For the past years, the school has produced graduates who are highly placed and serving in various organizations as Computer and Information scientists, Computer/Multimedia Programmer/Developers, Software engineers, Academicians, web content developers, Computer Systems Analysts, Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts, Database developers and administrators etc.

See Also:

Kampala International University KIU College of Education Open Distance and E-Learning

Kampala International University KIU College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Kampala International University KIU College of Economics and Management

Kampala International University KIU School of Law

Kampala International University KIU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Kampala International University KIU School of Mathematics and Computing

Kampala International University Biomedical Sciences Faculty

Kampala International University School of Allied Health Sciences

Kampala International University School of Nursing Sciences

Kampala International University School of Pharmacy

Kampala International University Institute for Social Research

Kampala International University Centre of Excellence in Entrepreneurship and Innovation


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