Dr. Mercy Mbise

Head of Department

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

The Department
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is one of the core academic units of the College of Information and Communication Technologies (CoICT), University of Dar es Salaam. The department endeavors to provide quality teaching, research and public services in its core disciplines of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Information Systems. [Read more]
To become a leading center of excellence in training, research, innovation, and consultancy services in ICT for sustainable and inclusive development.
To advance the social, economic, and technological development of Tanzania and beyond through effective and excellent ICT teaching, research, innovation, and knowledge management.

New Postgraduate Programmes

MSc. in DataSc

Data and information have gained an unprecedented popularity in recent years due to the advent of new and innovative ways in which data is created and collected, including the speed and diverse nature of its format, fostered by the ever expanding new digital telecommunication technologies that bring a close inter-twine of societies, including the Internet and mobile devices. This has created knowledge and skill gaps owing to the demand for new ways of storing and analyzing such usually voluminous data needed for a workforce better able to meet the demands of the data-driven economy of the future. This programme aims at producing graduates with skills in advanced data analytics, visualization, and other areas of data science sub-disciplines which are in high demand in industry. Click here for more information on the course.

The ongoing research and development on health information systems (HIS), including DHIS2 software implementation across different countries in Africa, provides an arena for comparative case studies and experience sharing. The programme aims to address the gap, both knowledge and practical, between the areas of integrated health and modern information technologies in order to address local, national, and regional HIS needs in Africa. More information on MSc. Health Informatics
The power of ICT has grown much more rapidly than the ability of organizations to apply and use it. Organizations in Africa and elsewhere face various technical and organizational challenges in building and using information systems to achieve the set goals. Therefore, managers with proper knowledge and understanding of information systems management are in demand. This programme provides students with broader theoretical and practical knowledge needed to implement and manage information systems. More information on MSc. Information Systems Management
The drive to improve the economy of African  countries depends on having reliable, efficient and affordable electrical power supply for industries, services and households. There is a number of challenges in realizing reliable power sources due to management, monitoring and control issues. This programme aims to build capacity in Smart Grid for electrical power systems. More information on MSc. in Computer and IT Systems Engineering.