Diploma in IT

To study the Diploma in IT, you will need to have achieved, or been made exempt from, the Certificate in IT level.

The Diploma in IT modules include:

Core module

  • Professional issues in information systems practice

Optional modules (choose three)

  • Computer networks
  • Database systems
  • IT project management
  • Object oriented programming
  • Systems analysis and design
  • Principles of internet technologies
  • IT service management
  • Software engineering (part 1)
  • Principles of user interface design

Diploma in IT syllabus

A minimum of 225 hours of study is recommended for each module. The course culminates in a two-hour written exam which covers the core module and the three chosen modules.

Successful completion of the Diploma in IT means you are eligible to apply for Professional (MBCS) membership of the Institute, if you also have three years' experience as an IT professional.

Professional IT project
If you are not going on to study the Professional Graduate Diploma in IT, you will also need to complete a professional IT project in order to finish your Diploma in IT. A minimum of 200 hours of study is recommended for the project.

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