Can I transfer academic credits earned in another University to this programme?
No. The integrity of the programme would not be preserved if middle-of-the road credit transfer is allowed into the programme. Because of the uniqueness of the curriculum pursuit, together with the intensity of focus this programme is designed to address, credit transfers from other institutions of higher learning is not allowed.
Why does the programme not include Bachelor’s degree programmes?
A bachelor’s degree programme will take four to five years to produce the first graduands which is actually a very long time compared to the urgent and immediate challenges in the industry. Therefore, academic programmes with 12-18 months average duration represent the ideal duration for an early impact in the industry. The programme is designed to address the URGENT and pressing manpower problem in the emerging Nigerian telecom and IT industries...
What is DBI Academic programme?
DBI Academic programme is uniquely designed to provide world-class academic preparation to students as a means of addressing the manpower needs of the emerging telecommunication and information technology industries in Nigeria and Africa. The Degree and Diploma programmes offered under the Academic Degree initiative includes:
M.Eng in Telecommunications Engineering
M.Sc. in Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
M.Sc. in Telecommunications Economics & Policy
M.Sc. in Digital Communications Networks
M.Sc. in Computer Networks
PG.Dip in Telecommunications Technology
PG.Dip in Telecommunications Economics & Policy
PG.Dip in Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
What is DBI’s Payment/Cancellation Policy?
DBI operates first-come first-serve model for course enrolment and service reservations. Without prejudice, DBI actually operates a strict first-pay first-serve model. Payments, both domestic and international, must be received two weeks before the first day of the desired service, education, or training. We realize that service reservations and course registrations may occasionally need to be altered, but last minute changes may hamper our ability to hold classes or deliver other services as scheduled. Therefore, to avoid forfeiting service reservation and course fee(s), cancellations, where necessary, must be made two weeks before the start of the desired service or course. Such cancellation(s) will attract a fixed cancellation charge. Service reservations or course registrants who do not attend or cancel two weeks prior to the start of the desired service or course, will not be refunded.
Will DBI consider running a customized program for a Corporate Client?
Yes. Indeed, DBI looks forward to a lot of customized courses stemming from collaborations with many of the corporate clients in Nigeria and Africa.
Will DBI permit other organizations to use DBI facility?
Yes, corporate organizations that are interested in running programmes that are compatible with DBI’s mission would be permitted to use the facility after availability is determined.
How can I register for a course?
You can register, by phone, by Web, or in person.
Where can I get information regarding course schedules and pricing?
What is the minimum requirement for admission into DBI programmes?
DBI’s admission requirements for the academic programmes mirror that of Nigerian universities, especially our partner universities – UNN & UDUS
There is no all-encompassing requirement specification for non-academic programmes. Indeed, each skill-or-proficiency oriented course has an attached applicable prerequisite. Most awareness-oriented courses demand no prerequisite.
Does your program cover Microsoft’s MCSE, and MOUS; as well as Cisco’s CCNE, CCNP, CCNA, and CCDE?
Yes, DBI offer courses that cover the entire gamut of Microsoft and Cisco certifications. Similarly, DBI offer other industry certifications courses including Oracle’s OCP, SUN’s Java, Linux RHCE, and vendor-neutral certifications – such as CompTIA, CWD, A+, iNet+, Network+, etc.
When will the academic programmes begin?
Academic programmes are on-going, beginning from September of every year.
What is the difference between Industry Certification and Professional Certification?
Industry Certification is a certification of proficiency issued by a company which is a renowned industry leader. Such a certification is standardized worldwide and it has worldwide recognition - it includes Microsoft’s MCSE and MOUS; Cisco’s CCNE, CCNA, and CCNP; Oracle’s OCP; SUN’s Java, Red Hat’s RHCE, Lucent’s LCTE, Ericsson’s E, etc.
On the other hand, Professional Certifications is a certification of proficiency issued by an organization or a professional body that has a business imperative or statutory mandate to do so. Typically, such a certification receives automatic national recognition, but may however not enjoy same level of recognition abroad.
What education and training courses are available at DBI?
DBI offers a wide variety of courses bordering on Telecom, Datacom, Networking, and Management training. Some of the courses are intended for prospective engineers or technicians; while others are intended for Business Executives, Managers, Lawyers, Judges, Accountants, Bankers, Legislators, and other policy makers.
Industry Certification programmes leading to MCSE, MOUS, CCNE, CCNP, OCP, CWD are available. Also, Professional Certification programmes leading to CTP, CBS… are available.
Additionally, postgraduate Diploma and Degree courses in Telecommunications and ICT Studies are included in the portfolio of programmes offered by DBI.
Overall, there are eight major course-tracks currently offered by DBI. Specifically:
- Telecommunications Engineering
- Telecommunications Technology
- Telecommunications Management
- Telecom Regulation, Policy, & Law
- Information Systems Engineering
- Information Technology Management
- Information Systems – Productivity tools
- Management & Leadership Development
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What is DIGITAL BRIDGE INSTITUTE about?
The DIGITAL BRIDGE INSITUTE (DBI) is an International Centre for Telecommunication and IT studies in Nigeria.
DBI is an initiative of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); and the Institute offers a broad range of cutting-edge academic and professional training courses, seminars, and workshops bordering on the technology, the business, the policy-making, the legal, the regulatory, the management, and the engineering practices within Telecommunications and Information Technology knowledge environment.