UMI Postgraduate Diploma in Informations Security Management (DISEM)

UMI Postgraduate Diploma in Informations Security Management (DISEM)


Globally Information security Management has become much more than keeping hackers out of an IT network. It has grown from a departmental management issue to becoming a corporate governance and global issuethat require professional management based on international standards. Information security Management is the “preservation of confidentiality, integrity and availability of information.”

The Postgraduate Diploma in Information security Management is a Two semester Postgraduate Course. This Programme is designed to develop and enhance competencies for those aspiring to either be or those working as Information Security Officers/Managers in the Public, Private and NGO Sectors.

The Postgraduate Diploma is made up of 10 compulsory modules and 4 electives where the participants select 2 to make a total of 12 modules covered in the programme. The course is modularized to enable participants to study at their convenience by either completing the whole course in 2 semesters (1 year) or by completing it in 3 years. Participants who obtain the Postgraduate Diploma with second class or above may be admitted to the Master of Management studies (MMs) Degree Programme (Information security Management option).

Course Details

Basic Modules

Module 1:            Management skills Improvement

Module 2:            Quantitative Methods for

Decision Making

Module 3:            Management Information


Module 4:            Research Methods


Core Modules

Module 5: Principles of Information security Management

Module 6:            Information security Planning,Design and Implementation

Module 7:            Information Protection Mechanisms

Module 8:            Encryption

Module 9:            Operating system security

Module 10:          Information security Governance and Risk assessment


Elective Modules

Module 11:          Computer crime, Forensics and Ethics OR Project Planning and Management

Module 12:          Internet Technologies and E-service Delivery OR business Intelligence and Data Mining

Entry Requirement

1.A good degree from a recognised University, OR a recognised relevant professional qualification and at least two years of working experience.

With the exception of the Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation, applicants with working experience of one year will be considered for the UMI Week-end Programmes, UMI-Mbarara Branch, UMI-Gulu Branch, UMI-Mbale Branch, and the Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing

2.Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 5 passes and at least two principal passes at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education(UACE) obtained at the same sitting.

3.If an applicant gained entrance to University through other means original documents to that effect should be presented.

(i) Mature Age Entry certificate, 25 years and above and accredited by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).

(ii)Diploma Entry obtained at credit/distinction level from a recognised institution.

4.The minimum duration for the Bachelor’s degree should be three years.

Tuition Fees