Diploma in Computer Information Systems - Kenya Methodist University | Educartis
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KSh38500 Per trimesterKSh34650 Per trimester

18 months
On Campus


Course Overview

This diploma is taken over the course of five trimesters and is designed to provide graduates with diverse computing knowledge so that they can meet the computer information system needs of organisations of all sizes. Taken on-campus at the Kenya Methodist University, this course gives students a solid foundation in relevant topics including web design, business communication, and computer hardware maintenance, to ensure they're able to contribute effectively to the workforce. For the most comprehensive learning experience, this programme includes an industrial attachment in the final trimester. 

IT has emerged as a major sector in many economies across the world, which is why graduates with solid computer skills are in such strong demand. This growing industry offers tremendous scope for growth and innovation, providing you with a multitude of exciting and challenging job opportunities. If this sounds like the right path for you, this on-campus programme will arm you with the knowledge and skills you need to meet the challenges of today's modern workplace and embark upon a rewarding and remunerative career. 
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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Use and configure essential office applications including word processing and spreadsheets.
  • Demonstrate essential operating systems skills including how to use, setup, configure, troubleshoot and maintain a current operating system. 
  • Develop a basic understanding of technologies and protocols used on the Internet, and how to effectively use Internet tools technologies, including current web-based applications, e-mail, and social networking tools.
  • Apply the skills and knowledge required to support and secure network environments.
  • Learn essential IT support skills including installing, configuring, securing and troubleshooting operating systems and hardware.
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Certification obtained

Diploma in Computer Information Systems 

What jobs will I qualify for?

This course will successfully prepare students for careers such as: 

  • Web Technician 
  • Software Engineer 
  • Data Administrator 
  • Computer Programmer 

When do I start?

Next available course

Admission Criteria

To be eligible for this course, students require: 

  • A KCSE Certificate with an aggregate grade of C + or any other approved equivalent qualification 

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, students must: 

  • Download and fill in an application form 
  • Submit a non-refundable fee of 1,000 KES 
  • Provide 4 passport-sized photographs 
  • Attach a copy of their National ID/Passport and relevant academic/professional certificates  

Payment options

Students can pay their school fees through a bank transfer or deposit using the following banks and information:

Consolidated Bank
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 10071200000122
Equity Bank 
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 0140290923812
Cooperative Bank
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 01129020131200 
Barclays Bank 
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 030131055757
Commercial Bank of Kenya 
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 1113539364
National Bank 
  • Branch: Mombasa 
  • Bank Account Number: 01021009876700
Family Bank 
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 063000022033
Chase Bank 
  • Branch: Riverside 
  • Bank Account Number: 0082071993001
Standard Chartered Bank

  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 10102863422800
UBA Bank
  • Branch: Westlands 
  • Bank Account Number: 55010160006068

Industrial Attachment Fee
Students should note that there is an industrial attachment fee of 10,000 KES. 

Detailed course information

This course is taken on-campus at the Kenya Methodist University over the duration of five trimesters. It includes an industrial attachment.

The curriculum is as follows:

Trimester 1 
  • Introduction to Computer Systems 
  • Foundation of Mathematics 
  • Introduction to Internet and Web Design
  • Business Communication 
  • Basic Electronics 
  • Office Applications
Trimester 2 
  • Computer Hardware and Maintenance
  • System Analysis and Design 
  • Computer Organisation and Architecture
  • Database Design and Implementation 
  • Introduction to Programming 
  • Computer Networks 
Trimester 3 
  • Computer Operating Systems
  • Event Driven Programming
  • Statistical Data Analysis 
  • Network Design and Configuration 
  • Advanced Web Design 
  • I.T. Project Management
Trimester 4 
  • Network Administration and Management 
  • Information System Management 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • I.T User Support 
  • Emerging technologies in ICT 
  • IS Project
Trimester 5 
  • Industrial Attachment 

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Where and When


Kenya Methodist University

View Park Towers 16th Floor, Nairobi, Kenya


Kenya Methodist University

View Park Towers 16th Floor, Nairobi, Kenya

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