Diploma In Software Engineering

Diploma In Software Engineering (DSE) is offered as a DIPLOMA course examined by FINSTOCK EVARSITY COLLEGE. A certificate of completion is issued upon completion of this course. For more information about this course, use the tabs below to navigate.

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Entry Requirements


Duration: 12 Months

Delivery Method: Online

Fee Structure

Full Course Fees
Registration Fee KES 1,000.00 ($ 10.00)
Certification Fee KES 0.00 ($ 0.00)
Administration Fee KES 5,000.00 ($ 50.00)
Internal Exam Fee KES 15,000.00 ($ 150.00)
External Exam Fee KES 0.00 ($ 0.00)
Examining Body Membership Fee * KES 0.00 ($ 0.00)
Tuition Fee KES 71,000.00 ($ 710.00)
Fees Totals KES 92,000.00 ($ 920.00)
* Examining Body Membership Fee may be payable through us or directly to the Examining Body

All Fees are payable in lumpusm or in installments, for details see below.
Breakdown per semester,

Trimester Total Per Trimester
Trimester 1KES 30,666.67 ($ 306.67)
Trimester 2KES 30,666.67 ($ 306.67)
Trimester 3KES 30,666.67 ($ 306.67)
TotalKES 92,000.00 ($ 920.00)

NB: Fees are payable in 3 installments as detailed below:

The trimester fees of KES 30,666.67 ($ 306.67) is payable in 3 installments of KES 10,222.22 ($ 102.22)

Course Requirements

All Fees are payable in installements, for details check FAQs

Practical Requirements (where applicable)

For courses that require practicals, a separate fee is chargable (not included in fee structure above) as follows:

  • Short courses - KES 5,000
  • Certificate courses - KES 7,500
  • Diploma courses - KES 10,000

Course Units/Overview


Module I

DSE001:Communication & Investigation
DSE002:Organization Theory - Portfolio
DSE003:Computer Graphics
DSE004:Procedural Programming
DSE005:Systems Analysis
DSE006:Data structures & algorithms


Module II

DSE007:Object-oriented - programming - PHP
DSE008:Digital Communications
DSE009:Object-oriented - programming - Java
DSE010:Multi-media applications
DSE011:Windows Operating System
DSE012:Visual Basic, C++


Module III

DSE013:Engineering Statistics
DSE014:Data Warehousing I
DSE015:Business and Professional Speaking
DSE016:Biomedical Informatics
DSE017:Data Warehousing II
DSE018:Linux Operating System

Unit IDUnit Name
DSE001Information Communication Technology
DSE002Organization Theory - Portfolio
DSE003Computer Graphics
DSE004Procedural Programming
DSE005Systems Analysis And Design
DSE006Data Structures & Algorithms
DSE007Object-oriented - Programming - PHP
DSE008Digital Communications
DSE009Object-oriented - Programming - Java
DSE010Multi-media Applications
DSE011Windows Operating System
DSE012Visual Basic And C Family Of Programming Languages
DSE013Engineering Statistics
DSE014Databases And Data Warehousing I
DSE015Business And Professional Speaking
DSE016Biomedical Informatics
DSE017Databases And Data Warehousing II
DSE018Linux Operating System

Course Description


Course description

The Diploma in Software Engineering course offered at Finstock Evarsity college is examinable by Finstock Evarsity College.The course has a duration of 12 months after which a student is able to download their certificates inside their students account.

This programme offers knowledge and skills in a range of computer skills to ensure learners can provide solutions to a dynamic world. The course deals with the processes, methodologies, techniques, and tools of developing high-quality software systems in a cost-effective manner. The course is tailored to meet the high demand for software engineers among the fastest growing ICT profession in Kenya and beyond.

What is the minimum grade required to do a Diploma in Software Engineering?

In order to enroll and study in Diploma in Software Engineering, a student should have a minimum of C- in their KCSE exams.

Mode of Delivery

Home and/or office-based media employing a variety of self-instructional electronic and online self-study materials, such as; written self-instructional study modules, online interactive devices and self-tests, cloud-based content, videos of lectures mediated technical learning materials e.g., audiovisual and e-learning materials



Career prospects for diploma students

  • Software application developer

  • Information security analyst

  • Software Engineer

  • Computer systems manager

  • Database Administrator

Program goals

  • Provide a knowledge base that applies both computer science and engineering principles and practices to the creation, operation, and maintenance of software systems.

  • The programme sets to provide student with hands-on knowledge in software engineering concepts, analysis, designing, project management, testing, and development with an additional practical programming environment.

Reasons you should study this course

  • You get to solve interesting problems

  • You can code your own application

  • Excellent salary package

  • Being able to work remotely

  • It’s a constantly evolving industry

What we offer

Finstock evarsity college offers a wide range of courses that are geared towards job creation as well as employment. Our courses and product offerings are categorized as online college based, degree programs, freemium courses and premium resources!

Both freemium and premium online courses come with certificates of completion and you can register instantly and begin studying at your convenience.

Enroll and study in one of the best online Software Engineering schools in the world. Listen to the advice of the best. Participate in training sessions with industry experts to learn more about your career options. Take classes with students from all over the world. Join us at Finstock Evarsity college for the best learning experience.


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Examining Body



Q1. How many intakes are there?

There are three intakes in a year as follows:



Term Period


Registration Window

January Intake

Trimester 1

Jan 1 — Apr 30



May Intake

Trimester 2

May 1 — Aug 31



September Intake

Trimester 3

Sep 1 — Dec 31



Q2. In how many installments can I pay the fees?

Payments can be done in 3 installments as specified in the fee structure.

Q3. When can I sit for the exams?

  1. Internal exams are activated for students individually.
  2. External exams (where applicable) are booked one month after you complete the course.

Refer to the external examining body for more details and requirements before seating for their exams.

Q4: Is this college accredited/approved?

Yes. The college is approved under the ministry of education, through TVETA, and also through National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).

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