Centre of Diploma Studies (CDS or PPD) was formally established on 1 April 2006 and placed under the Department of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & International). In line with the Ministry of Higher Education to UCD offers diploma from the 2006/2007 Academic Session. Proposals for 6 Engineering Diploma program has been completed and has been discussed, agreed upon and approved at the Council School, Academic Planning Committee (JPA), the Senate, the Board of Directors (BOD), Board of Studies of the University and the Ministry of Higher Education.

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