Welcome to the official website of the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department of the University of Dar es Salaam. Our department is one of the core academic units of the College of Information and Communication Technologies (CoICT), a campus college of the University of Dar es Salaam. The department’s core mission is to provide quality teaching, research, and public services (consultancy) in its core disciplines of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Information Systems.
Situated within the CoICT Kijitonyama Campus, the CSE department can easily be reached from all angles of the Dar es Salaam City and it provides a conducive environment for learning, teaching, and research. For the past ten years, the department has been progressively improving our programmes, teaching approaches, and the way we manage undergraduate and postgraduate students. Likewise, the department has been improving access to facilities such as laboratories, classrooms, and reference materials, together with strengthening our human resource capacity consistent with the dynamic and changing technological trends of the computing field.
The CSE department is made up of a team of 51 academic and technical staff members with PhD, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees and a broad range of high technical qualifications, experiences, and competencies. It is the only ICT-related department among Tanzanian universities with 23 academics with PhD qualifications and 22 with Master's degrees, most of them at different stages of their PhD studies. The academic staff have a mix of specialities in areas such as information systems, e-learning systems, machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), network and systems security, software engineering, control systems, microcomputer systems, data science, implementations of ICT projects, organisational change management, and big data analytics.
Apart from providing academic and professional training, the department has also been providing research and consultancy services within its specialization areas of Information Systems and Innovation, Software Engineering, Embedded and Intelligent Systems, Networks and Cyber Security. Over the past 15 years, the department has undertaken various projects in the public and private sectors, particularly, the design, development and implementations of large-scale software systems; situation analysis and evaluation studies; development of training materials, and conducting training in large and complex contexts such as health, water, agriculture, and road safety.
CSE department offers 3 undergraduate programmes (BSc in Computer Science, Computer and IT Engineering, and Business IT); 5 Master’s programmes (MSc in Computer Science, Data Science, Health Informatics, Information Systems Management, and Computer and IT Systems Engineering); PhD in Computer and IT Systems Engineering by coursework and dissertation; and PhD by thesis in any other computing and IT fields. Likewise, it offers Non-degree programmes (certificate and diploma in computer science) and a wide range of short and professional courses which are explained on this website.
CSE department invites you to our department to apply and study any of the programmes that we offer, attend short courses, or request ICT-related professional services. Also, it welcomes private and public organisations that would want to partner with us to advance knowledge, research and innovations in computing and ICT. At the CSE department, quality and best service of international standard are guaranteed.