PhD Information Communication Technology

Programme Overview

The PhD in Information Communication Technology program provides learners with deep scholarly knowledge and advance theoretical perspective on ICT issues. The program is designed to prepare learners for leadership, teaching, and consulting in the IT discipline. This program affords professionals the opportunity to design a doctoral program to meet their specific interests and career goals in ICT. Choose dissertation topics or area of study in information security or network architecture and design, or focus on IT within a specific industry, while also developing advanced research and scholarly writing capabilities. Learners are expected to choose electives that provide a coherent foundation for research in one or more areas of information technology. Successfully completing the General Information Technology specialization prepares learners to lead, consult, or teach in the field of ICT.

As you enroll on the PhD programme, you will begin work on your dissertation immediately. The curriculum begins with programs of research to help you determine your topic and incorporates credit-bearing dissertation research seminars with assistance blended into coursework. Expert faculty and advisors provide the right assistance at the right time, when you need it. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you seamlessly through your program and to your goal of a PhD. Hence, throughout the program, you will build a professional portfolio that demonstrates your doctoral competencies to current and future employers

Programme Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the programme, graduates should be able to

  1. Develop methodological, analytical and professional skills in  scholarly  research
  2. Acquire a wide scope of theoretical understanding of the topical areas in ICT
  3. Develop wider reasoning and analysis in their ICT discipline
  4. Conduct independent original research
  5. Evaluate, Analyze and conduct relevant ICT related research to solve real life problems.
  6. Formulate and execute effective solutions to complex, real world problems common to practice on ICT