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Diploma in Business Information Technology (DBIT)

This programme prepares candidates to become specialists in the Information Technology to meet the needs of modern businesses, especially at the middle levels of organisations. It 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.

The DBIT course is a University Diploma designed to focus on issues surrounding development, implementation and management of Information Systems in a competitive business environment at middle-level management.

  • 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.

Why study DBIT?

  • 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.

Who can join DBIT?

  • 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.

Entry Requirements

  • KCSE Mean Aggregate C plain as well as a C plain for both mathematics and English
  • KCE certificate with a credit pass in mathematics and English and four other units
  • Candidates awaiting ‘O’ level results can apply using their Mock results

* Exemptions and Credit Transfers are granted at the discretion of the Academic Council.
* Candidates awaiting KCSE results can apply using KCSE-Mock results.


Semester dates

 

The DBIT Course takes one (1) academic year, which is three (3) semesters

 

There are two intakes per year:

January – full-time

May - evening

 

The next intake is in January 2017.


Programme Duration and Structure

 

The DBIT course is made up of eighteen (18) modules, each sixty (60) contact hours carefully developed by IT experts.

 

Each semester comprises of six (6) units.

 

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%. Marks are translated into letter grades as follows:

Overall Mark

Grade

75% and above

A

60% and below 74%

B

50% and below 59%

C

Below 50%

F


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

Award of Diploma

 

DBIT is granted to successful candidates, subject to the following:

  • Except where exempted, a candidate must have taken and passed the eighteen (18) required modules to be considered for the award of the Diploma.
  • The Diploma to be awarded is the Diploma in Business Information Technology (DBIT).
  • Final classification of the Diploma is based on the Overall Average Mark of the required modules. It is to be classified as follows, based on the Overall Average Mark:

Overall Average Mark

Class of Diploma

75% and above

Distinction

60% and below 75%

Credit

50% and below 60%

Pass



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Contact Details

Madaraka Estate
Ole Sangale Road, PO Box 59857,
00200 City Square
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 0703-034000, 0703-034200


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