This is a 1.5 or 2-year postgraduate programme leading to the award of MSc. in Computer and IT Systems Engineering. It equips graduates with comprehensive skills required by engineers working in instrumentation, electronic systems, and hardware and software aspects of computer engineering. The programme is appropriate for engineers who wish to update their knowledge in various aspects of Computer Engineering and IT Systems, and to acquire necessary skills required to conduct scientific research. The programme takes 24 months, if taken in evening mode; and 18 months, if taken in regular mode. For the regular mode, the first year is for coursework, and the first six months of the second year are devoted to a dissertation project. For the evening mode, the first year is for coursework, and the second year is for a dissertation project.
It is organized around a number of core and elective courses in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering and Mathematics, with the aim of preparing graduates to pursue careers in academia, research, relevant technical and innovation environment, and technology entrepreneurship.
Direct Entry Qualification: UQF level 8 with background in ICT related undergraduate programmes, or Electrical Engineering related Programmes which includes ICT courses, with at least a second class degree with minimum GPA of 2.7 out of 5 from institutions recognized by TCU.
Candidates with pass degrees may also be considered for admission if: (i). Their undergraduate performance in the proposed subject of study was a B grade or higher; (ii). They have satisfied UDSM regarding their academic potential through subsequent research experience and/or additional training.
Equivalent Entry Qualification: A Postgraduate Diploma in ICT related programmes or Electrical Engineering related Programmes which includes ICT courses from a recognized institution recognized by TCU or equivalent with at least an upper second class B+ award with minimum GPA of 3.5 out of 5. Candidates with equivalent qualifications must also possess at least advanced secondary school certificates with principal passes in both Physics and Mathematics.
Information on the most recent fee structure can be obtained through the office of Head of Department, or from the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies, University of Dar es Salaam.
To qualify for graduation, each student is required to complete 156 credits of core courses, including 60 credits for dissertation.
|S/n||Course Code||Course Name||Credits|
|1.||CS 602||Microprocessors and Embedded Systems||12|
|2.||CS 605||Smart Grid||12|
|3.||CS 606||Research Methods in Science and Engineering||12|
|4.||CS 608||Optimization and Operations Research||12|
|5.||CS 610||Problem Driven Group Project||12|
|6.||CS 621||Distributed Algorithms||12|
|7.||CS 631||Mathematical Modeling and Methods||12|
|9.||IS 607||Artificial Intelligence||12|
|S/n||Course Code||Course Name||Credits|
|1.||CS 601||Systems Engineering||12|
|2.||CS 603||Power Systems Operation and Control||12|
|3.||CS 604||Power Systems Modelling||12|
|4.||CS 607||Hardware Description Language||12|
|5.||CS 609||Adaptive Control||12|
|6.||CS 622||Cyber Security for Smart Grid||12|
|7.||CS 623||Secure Software Design and Programming||12|
|8.||CS 624||New Developments in Smart Grid||12|
|9.||ES 630||Power Electronics||12|
|10.||IS 611||Advanced Object Oriented Programming||12|
|11.||IS 614||Multimedia Communication and Systems||12|
|12.||IS 631||Advanced Data Warehousing & Data Mining||8|
|13.||IS 654||Cloud Computing||12|
|14.||TE 627||Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks||12|
|15.||TE 631||Advanced Signal Processing||12|
|16.||TE 633||Wireless Communication||12|
|17.||TE 648||Powerline Communications||12|
|Minimum Required Credits||24|
Students develop their research proposals in their first year, as part of the course on research methodology. They then present them in their respective research groups and department for feedback and approval to higher levels. Dissertations/Theses follow the same process.
Proposals/Dissertations/Theses approved by the departments are further processed by the college. A proposal approved by the college means that a student can progress with their research, after obtaining appropriate clearance.
A dissertations/thesis approved by the college goes through the examination process whereby suitable internal and external examiners are identified for the same. Reports from both examiners are used to determine the candidate's fate.
Further information on university requirements and procedures for research students can be obtained from here.