The Diploma in Information Systems (Dip. IS) 2-year program prepares graduates with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to enter a career in Information Systems. 

After completing this hands-on diploma program, graduates will possess a foundation in Information Technology systems and networking concepts, programming languages, cybersecurity and Web technologies.


The Diploma in Information Systems (Dip. IS) program is distinguished by:

  1.  Building a strong foundation in information systems.
  2. Preparing graduates to be adaptable to changes in the computing industry.
  3.  Alignment with the needs of the computing industry.
  4. Integrating applied real-world experiences in learning.
  5. Alignment with and mapped to international requirements of leading professional bodies.

Graduates will be well-positioned to assist with the support and maintenance of Information Systems. Students gain hands-on experiential learning through applied assignments and a required 9-week IS work placement. Diploma in Information Systems (Dip. IS) graduates are eligible for entrance into the third year of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems (B.A.Sc. IS).

Career Opportunities

A wide range of career opportunities in the field currently exist and they include but are not limited to the following:

  • Junior Information Systems Administrator
  • IS Project Coordinator
  • System Architect Support Technician
  • Information Systems Specialist
  • Junior Information System Analyst
  • Government Data System Support Specialist
  • Junior Data and Systems Maintenance
  • Junior DB Systems Support Specialist
  • MIS Systems Support Specialist

Program Transferability

The Information Systems – Web Developer program allows an exit point after completion of two years of study with an Information Systems – Software Diploma.

Request for more information

We are excited you are interested in joining UDST's College of Computing Information Technology! You can request for more information or contact below for general inquires:

School of Information Technology

4495 2067

Entrance requirements

  1. High school graduation certificate or equivalent approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education with a minimum average of 60%, plus two courses: one final year Mathematics, and one final year Science (Biology, Physics, Chemistry) or Technology (Algorithms, Programming, Network, Computer Science, or equivalent); 

  2. OR

  3. One-year Advanced Information Technology Diploma from UDST, or equivalent.

Note: Admission is competitive. Eligible applicants are ranked based on their overall final year (Grade 12 or equivalent) high school percentage, placement tests rankings, and Admission Priority Category.

Language proficiency Requirements

  1. The required score on the University English Placement Test or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Admissions & Registration Department; OR
  2. A valid (within two years) IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 5.0; OR
  3. Successful completion of Foundation Program requirements.


  1. Must achieve the required score on the University Math Placement Test; OR
  2. A valid SAT Report Form with a minimum score of 480.