List of UTAMU Professional Short Courses Programmes

List of UTAMU Professional Short Courses Programmes

List of Short Courses Offered at Uganda Technology and Management Univesity

Course Fees
Certificate in Computer Applications and Systems (CCAS) 100,000
CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) 450,000
Cisco IT Essentials (PC Hardware Repair & Maintenance) 250,000
Certificate in E-Marketing 200,000
Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Business Management 150,000
Certificate in Project Planning and Management 300,000
Certificate in Mobile Application Development (CMAD) 150,000
Certificate in Research methods and Data Analysis (CRMDA) 250,000

Special offer for ladies: 400,000 UGX on CCNA & 200,000 UGX on IT ESSENTIALS

Duration: All Courses are five weeks long.

Venue: At the newly set up state-of-the-art computer laboratories and lecture theatres at UTAMU Resource Centre Plot 6 and 8 Erisa Kiswa, Bugolobi and [map]. Please call 0414-696-888 or 0790-914-427for assistance/more information. International Students:

    • Need an equivalent of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or Ordinary Diploma Certificate.
    • Application fee is UGX 50,000 and for those that prefer to pay in US Dollars it is USD 20.
  • Tuition and functional fees are the same for all students irrespective of nationality

Application procedures

  1. Application Forms can be downloaded from here icon Short Course Application Form (277.19 kB) or pick physical copies from UTAMU Resource Centre, Plot 6 & 8 Erisa Road, Kiswa, Bugolobi,
  2. P.O.Box 73307 Kampala
  3. Pay course fees to EQUITY Bank (Account Name: Uganda Technology and Management University, Account No. 1032200688793).
  4. Deliver application form to either physical address above or by email to shortcourses (at) utamu dot ac dot ug

Course Details

1. Certificate in Computer Applications and Systems (CCAS):
Duration: 5 weeks
Cost: One hundred and fifty thousand shillings (UGX 100,000)

This course introduces learners to basics in common computer applications (like word processors, spreadsheets and presentations) as well as usage of emerging technologies like social media, tablets and smart phones.

Course Outline

    • Introduction to Digital literacy
    • Computing basics and evaluation
    • Trends and emerging technologies
    • Digital economy and skill values
    • Office Productivity tools
    • Document processing with MS-Word, Open-office
    • Spread Sheets ( MS-Excel and Open office)
    • Presentation tools (PPT and Open-office)
    • E-mail and Calendar tools
    • Internet and Web Applications
    • Browsing tools
    • Social networking and peer to peer computing
    • VoIP tools. I.e Skype, Lync, yahoo etc
    • Cloud computing
    • E-commerce
    • Smart phone productivity
    • Introduction to Android & windows smart-phone concepts and usage
    • Basics of tablet utilization
    • User profile Apps selection, installation and usability
    • smart-phone extended functionalities
  • Security basics

3. Certificate in E-Marketing Duration: 5 weeks
Cost:Two hundred thousand shillings (UGX 200,000) Individuals and organisations are reaping big from e-marketing and e-commerce businesses. However some people do not know how to tap into the e-marketing / e-commerce market. This course teaches how to market and sell goods and services online.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to internet eCommerce and eMarketing
  2. Understanding the Digital Customer
  3. Internet advertising
  4. Controlling and optimizing digital marketing campaigns
  5. Display Advertising
  6. Email marketing
  7. Mobile Marketing
  8. Online Advertising – Content & Format
  9. Social Media
  10. E-commerce infrastructure
  11. Managing e-commerce from a website
  12. Site Optimization Web Analytics Search engine marketing
  13. Measuring and evaluating international eCommerce effectiveness
  14. Regulation, permission and codes of practice

5. Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Business Management Duration: 5 weeks
Cost:One hundred and fifty thousand shillings only (UGX 150,000)

Course Outline

    • Entrepreneurship and Owner management: characteristics, roles, differences
    • Business development: types, strategies, techniques, challenges, solutions
    • Innovation and creativity: definitions, sources of new ideas, examples of innovations, processes involved in scouting and idea generation, examples of creativity, role of innovations and creativity
    • Research and information: importance, SWOT analysis, Common market Research Techniques, research tools, challenges
    • Regulatory framework: relevant regulations in company legalization, advertising, ICT laws, e.t.c, legal risks in business start-ups
    • Finances: financial requirements assessment, sources of finance, common financial difficulties, indicators of financial health, elements of financial management, pricing strategies
  • Enterprise culture: pros and cons of developing a culture, approaches to developing the culture, mitigating factors against the enterprise culture

6. Certificate in Project Planning and Management Duration: 5 weeks
Cost:Three hundred thousand shillings only (UGX 300,000) This course provides students with an understanding of the project planning, management, monitoring and evaluation processes. The entire project life cycle from conceptualising a project through to its closure is discussed. Students are also introduced to software that makes project planning and management easier.

Course Outline

    • Overview of project management processes
    • Roles, responsibilities and resources planning
    • Activity planning and sequencing
    • Communications planning
    • Scope management
    • Risk Identification and Assessment
    • Schedule Management
    • Cost management
    • Project monitoring and evaluation
  • Project planning software

9. Research Methods SPSS Course Outline
Course Objectives
At the end of the course, participants should be able to explain and perform hands-on
Operations on:
1 A Brief Introduction to SPSS
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Getting Help
1.3 Data Entry
1.3.1 The Data View Spreadsheet
1.3.2 The Variable View Spreadsheet
1.4 Storing and Retrieving Data Files
1.5 The Statistics Menus
1.5.1 Data File Handling
1.5.2 Generating New Variables
1.5.3 Running Statistical Procedures
1.5.4 Constructing Graphical Displays
1.6 The Output Viewer
1.7 The Chart Editor
2.0 Data Analysis
2.1 Analyzing descriptive statistics
2.1.1 Frequencies
2.1.2 Cross tabulations
2.1.3 Measures of central tendencies and dispersion (Mean median, standard deviation and variance)
2.2 Analyzing Inferential/Relational statistics
2.2.1 Correlation
2.2.2 Linear Regression
2.2.3 Logistic Regression
2.2.4 .Student’s T test
2.2.5 Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
2.2.6 Chi square test
2.2.7 Factor analysis STATA Course Outline

  1. Getting to know STATA and getting started
  2. Getting Data Into STATA
  3. Database Manipulation
  4. Data Analysis Using STATA Commands
  5. Estimation using STATA
  6. Programming using STATA

EPI INFO Course Outline

  1. Design and enter data into a simple questionnaire
  2. Edit data
  3. Create quality checks
  4. Create line lists
  5. Data Analysis
  6. Create bar graphs and Epidemic curves
  7. Create two by tables

Evaluation Test 10. Professional Graphics Design & Branding Training
Course Outline

  • What is graphics design?
  • Professional careers and industry opportunities
  • Inspiration and motivation
  • Design platforms and environments
      • Introduction to Adobe Creative Suite (CS5 and CS6)
    • Installation and setup

Programs to be covered: Adobe Photoshop (Ps), Illustrator (Ai) and InDesign (Id)

    • The user interface
    • Tools and customization
    • Creating your first project
    • Saving files and formats
    • Shortcuts
    • Typography
    • Shapes
    • Blending options
    • Transformation
    • Font installation
    • Image editing and effects
    • Brushes and strokes
    • Brush installation and presets
    • Brand product development
  • Graphics Designing for websites and mobile apps