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Professional IT Diplomas

Professional Diplomas are practical programmes focused on real-life projects and scenarios, intended to help you develop new skills and move into new careers. They are designed for working professionals; for those who have followed a different academic path and now wish to develop their skills in IT and Computing; or for those who have left work but are looking to enhance their skills.

  • Professional Diploma in Networking and Security
  • Professional Diploma in Web Design and Application Development
  • Specialist Professional Diploma in Networking and Cybersecurity
  • Specialist Professional Diploma in Java Programming
  • Advanced Specialist Professional Diploma in Secure Application Development

Programme Essentials

  • enjoy fast and direct training, while building an excellent CV
  • benefit from flexible modes of study designed for working professionals
  • explore relevant modules from our IT programmes
  • earn internationally-recognized UK-accredited credits, which can be extended to our BSc (Hons) and MSc Computing programmes
  • receive practical training that will make a difference to your professional workplace
  • participate in the programme as corporate training (for company employees)
  • study in person or through blended learning in the Digital Campus

“As a former Hospitality & Tourism manager, studying Computer Science at Prague College (now PCU) was a big twist to my career. In the beginning, I was a bit insecure, but thanks to the supportive environment and personal approach, I am now able to work with confidence as a Full Stack Developer, in a field I truly love.

Markéta Školoudíková

Your Programme Leader


Veronika Douchova is Head of the School of Media & IT and Programme Leader for the Professional Diploma programmes. Veronika studied Mathematics and Geometry at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, and Logic at the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, both at Charles University. After gaining her MSc. in Mathematics, she continued in graduate studies in Applied Mathematics. Currently, she is finishing her PhD in Cognitive Science.

Professional Diploma in Networking and Security

1- year Diploma
This diploma introduces students who are familiar with or have some knowledge of programming, to essential and current topics in networks and security, including application development. It is an excellent fit if you are seeking a career as a Network Administrator or Network Specialist.

What you Study

  • Networks and Systems Administration
  • Network Architecture and Security
  • Secure Application Development

Professional Diploma in Web Design and Application Development

1- year Diploma
As a growing number of applications are web-based, developers and designers must be able to understand the complicated relationship between solution components and how they contribute to solution architecture. This programme provides you with web application development fundamentals and principles for effective data management. There is also a strong emphasis on the need for well-structured and secure data storage. Previous experience with any programming language is an advantage, as is graphic design experience. It is also recommended that the applicant is familiar with programming.

What you Study

  • Web Design and Development
  • Relational and NoSQL Databases
  • Web Application Architecture and Development

Plus one of the following options:

  • Systems Design and Databases
  • Programming Fundamentals

Specialist Professional Diploma in Networking and Cybersecurity

1- year Diploma
This programme is for those who have previous knowledge on the essentials of networking infrastructure and are familiar with networking administration, as it provides additional knowledge focused on security, cybersecurity and information systems.

What you Study

  • Network Architecture and Security
  • Secure Application Development
  • Cybersecurity and IS Management

Specialist Professional Diploma in Java Programming

1- year Diploma
This professional diploma offers candidates with programming knowledge the opportunity to shift to Java by extending their knowledge of algorithms and computational complexity. Previous knowledge and experience with at least one programming language (any kind) is required.

What you Study

  • Systems Design and Databases
  • Java Programming
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Design Patterns in Java

Advanced Specialist Professional Diploma in Secure Application Development

1- year Diploma
Given the large number of environments in which modern applications operate, the need for thorough design that combines effectiveness with security is growing. Senior Developers should be able to perceive problems in the organizational context, and there is an increasing need to understand application design principles in the context of key security measures. Good programming skills are required along with systems design basics, UML and flowcharts.

What you Study

  • Secure Application Development
  • Mobile Systems and Cybersecurity - Master’s level only
  • Systems Administration and Security - Master’s level only

“Studying at Prague College (now PCU) helped me change my career direction: I switched from diplomacy to IT! Working and studying at the same time was a real challenge, quite different from full time studies, but with good time management and dedication it brought me fruitful results.”

Nicolae Popa

Entry Requirements

  • High School Diploma
  • Sufficient English language level (IELTS 5.5)
  • Letter of motivation
  • CV
  • Evidence of knowledge and skills gained prior to study at PCU (for Specialist and Advanced Specialist Professional Diplomas)
  • Interview assessment - The programme leader will determine whether the requested level is appropriate.

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