This is a 1.5 or 2-year postgraduate programme leading to the award of MSc. in Computer Science. It aims at producing competent graduates in technical Computer Science and scientific research. The first academic year has 2 semesters, each of 15 instruction weeks and 2 examinations weeks. The second academic year is for the dissertation work. However, students may opt to do this programme by thesis, in which case no coursework is required of them. Programme periods are 18 months for regular students, and 24 months for evening students.
Apart from the ability to to analyze, design, implement, manage and maintain computer systems, the programme equips graduates with necessary skills to conduct scientific research in Computer Science and the related fields. It offers advanced training in the following areas: programming and software engineering, data communication and networking, management of information systems, mobile and cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and cyber security.
Direct Entry Qualification: An undergraduate degree in Computer Science or a related field from a recognized institution, with at least a lower second class award (GPA of at least 2.7 out of 5).
Equivalent Entry Qualification: Advanced Diploma in a related field with at least a lower second class; or undergraduate degree with at least a pass in related field plus a postgraduate diploma in a related field from a recognized institution certified by TCU with at least an upper second class (GPA of at least 3.5 out of 5).
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 complete the programme, each student is required to complete 156 credits of core courses (including 60 credits for dissertation work).
|S/n||Course Code||Course Name||Credits|
|1.||IS 605||Research Methodology||12|
|2.||IS 607||Artificial Intelligence||12|
|3.||IS 611||Advanced Object Oriented Programming||12|
|4.||IS 614||Multimedia Communication and Systems||12|
|5.||IS 615||Parallel and Distributed Systems||12|
|6.||IS 616||Advanced Algorithms and Complexity||12|
|7.||IS 618||Advanced Systems Security||12|
|8.||IS 625||IT Projects and Change Management||12|
|9.||IS 699||Masters Dissertation||60|
|Total Credits for Core Courses||156|
|S/n||Course Code||Course Name||Credits|
|1.||IS 612||Advanced Database Management Systems||12|
|2.||IS 613||Data Communication and Networks||12|
|3.||IS 617||Mobile and Pervasive Computing||12|
|4.||IS 619||Organization and Management of Information Systems||12|
|5.||IS 626||ICT-based entrepreneurship||8|
|6.||IS 630||e-Waste and Disposal Management||8|
|7.||IS 631||Advanced Data Warehousing and Data Mining||8|
|8.||IS 632||Computer Law and Intellectual Property Rights||8|
|9.||IS 641||Advanced Human Computer Interaction||12|
|10.||IS 642||Advanced Computer Architectures||12|
|11.||IS 644||Advanced Computer Graphics||12|
|12.||IS 646||Strategic Information Systems||12|
|13.||IS 648||Natural Language Processing||12|
|14.||IS 649||Principles of Geographic Information Systems||12|
|15.||IS 654||Cloud Computing||12|
|16.||IS 645||Advanced Software Engineering||12|
|Minimum Credits Required||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.