Professional Short Courses, Certificates and Diploma Programs

COURSES IN THE DEPARTMENT                 Duration

  1. Diploma in Tourism Management                   2 Years
  2. Certificate in Tour Guiding and Driving         2 Years

SHORT COURSES (SC)

Course                                                                Duration

  1. Tour Guiding & Driving                                  3 Months
  2. Interpretation for Tourism                            3 Months
  3. Event Management                                         3 Months
  4. Birding                                                               4 Months
  5. Site Guide                                                          2 Months
  6. Travel Management                                        4 Months

COURSE STRUCTURE

DIPLOMA IN TOURISM MANAGEMENT (DTM)

Duration                     :           2 Years (4 Semesters)

The course has both Professional and Essential/Crosscutting Course Units.

The Professional / Core Course Units

  1. Business of Tourism (Principles of Tourism)
  2. Touristic History and Cultures of Uganda.
  3. Touristic Geography & Map Interpretation
  4. Hotel Operations I
  5. Tourism Planning and Conservation.
  6. Tour Guiding Techniques
  7. Tour and Travel Management
  8. Eco and Community Based Tourism
  9. Hotel Operations II
  10. Park and Wildlife Management
  11. Tourism Product Development
  12. Sustainable Tourism management
  13. Tourist Driving I
  14. Economics of Tourism
  15. Museum and Monuments
  16. Tourist Driving II

Essentials / Cross – Cutting Course Units (Management)

  1. Sales and Marketing
  2. Principles of Management
  3. Entrepreneurship Development
  4. Customer Care and Visitor Management
  5. Business Communication Skills
  6. Principles of Accounting
  7. Research Methods
  8. Safety and Security

LANGUAGES

Swahili is compulsory for all and a student chooses one other for one year only.

  1. German
  2. French
  3. Swahili

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CERTIFICATE COURSE:  TOUR GUIDING AND DRIVING

Duration: 2 Year divided into 4 Semesters of 17 weeks each.

The course has Professional and Essential Course Units.

The Professional Course Units 

  1. Introduction to Tourism (Tourism Theory)
  2. Introduction to hospitality
  3. Tour guiding I
  4. Touristic History and Cultures of Uganda
  5. Nature Interpretation I
  6. Touristic Geography and Map Interpretation.
  7. Tour Guiding Techniques II
  8.  Tourist Driving
  9. Travel operations
  10. Birding
  11. Nature interpretation II
  12. Protected areas of Uganda.
  13. Travel behaviors and management
  14. Community based Tourism
  15. Product development
  16. Internship

 

Essentials / Cross – Cutting Course Units (Management)

  1. Computer Applications.
  2. Entrepreneurship Skills Development.
  3. Business Communication Skills.
  4. Principles of accounting
  5. Safety, Security and First Aid.

 

Languages

These are compulsory for all and a student chooses one for one year only:

  1. German
  2. French
  3. Swahili

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