Programmes – DRAIM

Diploma in Records, Archives and Information Management (DRAIM)

About the Programme

This Diploma produces competent personnel able to create, maintain, use and dispose of records economically and efficiently. These diploma graduates are registry, records and archive managers with internationally acceptable practice and professional conduct, and excellent ICT skills to enhance access and archiving of information in the contemporary world. The programme is available in the College of Natural and Applied Science (CoNAS) under the Department of Informatics and Information Technology (DIIT). It is delivered on a full-time basis for a minimum duration of 2 years.

Expected Learning Outcomes

By the end of the programme, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of key concepts, principles, and theories in records, archives and information management
  2. Be able to manage registries, records centres and archival institutions.
  3. Be able to use relevant ICTs to manage records and archives

Join and learn to identify, collect and manage the items & components for knowledge centres.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this diploma programme work as records managers, knowledge managers, science communicators, archivists, librarians and information managers. They will also work as information brokers, content writers and editors, trainers in the information science field, researchers in the field and social media analysts. Prospective employees include libraries, archives, records centres, registries, news houses, publishers and other content developers.

Admission Requirements

A-Level Certificate with at least one Principal Pass in one of the following Subjects: Mathematics/ Physics/ Bi- ology/ Chemistry/ Science and Practice of Agriculture/ Geography/ Economics, Commerce/ History/ English/ French and Kiswahili OR Certificate in Records/ Office Management or relevant disciplines with a minimum of Second Class and O-level passes in at least three subjects.


TShs. 900,000 per year

Applicants should apply directly to SUA using the SUA online admission system or Click Apply Online (Undergraduate)” button on the SUA website.


Semester 1

Core courses: Computer Applications, Principles of Records Management, Principles of information management, Information Literacy, Communication Skills I

Elective courses: Principles of Development, Office Management and Practice, Basic Mathematics

Semester 2

Core courses: Managing Archives, Introduction to Statistics, Knowledge Management, Managing Registries and Record centres

Elective courses: Business Archives, Desktop Publishing, Communication Skills II

Semester 3

Core courses: Introduction to Database Management, Project 1: Research Methods and proposal development, Infopreneurship, Managing Electronic Records and Archives, Introduction to Web Publishing

Elective courses: Computer Networking, Principles of Management, Managing Health Records, Digitisation of information Resources

Semester 4

Core courses: Digitisation of information Resources, Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Management, Marketing of Information Services, Preservation of Records and Archives, Library Automation and Institutional Repositories, Research Project II

Elective courses: Policy and Planning for Information Services, Managing Legal Records, Information Technology and Society, Managing Financial records.

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