Diploma in Computer Engineering (DCE)

The Diploma in Computer Engineering is one of the courses offered at Kyambogo University in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering that provides solutions to the human need to use computers and other electronic equipment for various functions. These solutions require planning, installation, operation and maintenance of the necessary computer units and systems, and interacting with people, therefore the study of Computer Engineering is crucial.

Programme in Brief

Students study all the core courses in Computer Engineering.

In year one, students will be introduced to Basic Science, Electrical Engineering Science, Fundamental Electronics, Mechanical Technology, Engineering Mathematics I and II, Computer Science, Engineering Drawing, Communication Skills for Engineers, Programming and Database Systems, Electrical Devices and Machines, Measurements, Power Production, Non-linear Circuits, Power Electronics and Industrial Training during the recess term.

In year two, students will cover Production Engineering, Operating Systems, Digital Circuits, Workshop Testing Methods, Electrical Energy Generation, Engineering Mathematics III, Entrepreneurship Skills, Measurement and Control, Communication Systems, Computer Engineering, Computer Architecture and Fundamentals of Computer Networks. In many of the core courses, you will have hands on in our well-equipped laboratories and workshops gaining confidence in handling and working with equipment and tools. In the final year, students will have an opportunity to participate in a group-engineering project.

Admission to the Diploma in Computer Engineering (DCE) shall be done in accordance with the Kyambogo University procedures and regulations. In addition, a candidate shall be eligible for admission to the programme on meeting any of the following minimum qualifications:

Direct Entry Requirement

Holders of Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) should have at least One Principal Pass in either Physics or Mathematics and two subsidiaries in any two of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Economics and Technical Drawing obtained at the same sitting. Where Chemistry is not included in the subjects’ combination, the candidate should have at least a credit in Chemistry at Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE).

Diploma Entry Requirement

For Diploma Entry, he/she should be a holder of;

Diploma in an Engineering or Science and Technology field from a recognised institution.

Other Entry Requirements

For other Entry requirements, she/he should be a holder of a Credit Advanced Certificate from a recognized institution in any of the following fields:

  • A Technician Certificate in Radio, Television and Electronics Part II (RTET Part II)
  • A Technician Certificate in Electrical Installation Part C(EIC)or the equivalent
  • Those with Pass Advanced Certificates but with proven practical experience of at least three years after graduation may be considered

On completion of the Diploma in Computer Engineering, you will follow careers across a wide spectrum in the field of computer engineering. The Computer Engineering Technicians will be responsible for installation, operation, maintenance and training the users of computers and electronics equipment.

Through our qualified staff in the field of computer engineering, students combine the understanding of engineering principles with the application of these principles to finding solutions to practical problems with practical, hands-on experience and highly desirable skills in the computer engineering field.

Recent Employers

Employers of our Diploma in Computer Engineering graduates include:-

  • Royal Firm Computers & Accessories Ltd.
  • Infosoft Systems and Computer Supporter
  • Other tech Studios Limited
  • Computer Points Ltd
  • Computer and Systems Centre Ltd.
  • Computer Technical Services Ltd
  • Etel Data Link Systems
  • Various government departments
  • NGOs

Work experience opportunities

Our students undertake industrial training during the recess period at the end of year one.

Tuition Fees for 2019/2020 are UGX 600,000 (Home/EAC Students) and UGX 900,000 (International Students). The University reviews tuition fees on a regular basis.

There are other functional fees and other costs that you might incur while studying. These include costs for the internship, medical fees, research and other expenses such as photocopying, printing and buying specialized equipment and tools.

We have put together some useful information to help you understand these costs. Please see our study costs page for full details.