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Diploma in Information Science

It is imperative to ensure proper organization and dissemination of information in all institutions for their proper functioning. This has not always been the case due to lack of knowledge and skills of handling information.  In this regard, the introduction of Diploma in Information Science degree programme is quite significant to fill the gaps identified in information management.   

Why study the programme
The goal of the programme is to enable students to contribute to the design, development, and maintenance of information systems and networks; provide leadership in the development of new technologies and new applications relating to the delivery of information to users; and demonstrate a theoretical knowledge of information science, including the theory of information storage and retrieval systems and social, political, and ethical implications of information systems.

Target Groups
O level, A level graduates and who wish to take a career  in Information Science as librarians and administrators among others.
Programme Objectives
To harness and equip students with the current and appropriate knowledge for service to humanity in information dissemination and management

Entry Requirements

i)    KCSE or equivalent certificate with a minimum of C and grade C- (minus) in both mathematics and English or similar grades in an equivalent examination approved by the University Senate.
ii)    Certificate in relevant disciplines in the field of information technology from an institution recognized by the university senate.

Exemptions and credit transfers
A maximum of 15 credit transfers for diploma holders of I.T. and related certificates and diplomas recognised by the Mount Kenya University senate for individual subjects where students have attained a credit and above

Programme duration
5 Trimesters

Programme start dates
Every January, May and Sept

Duration and Fees

Kindly click on this link to view the fees and program duration 

Download application form here

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