This is a two-year diploma programme that emphasises the application of computers in solving business-related problems. The programme provides the foundation on the basics of programming paradigms, computer hardware, networking, software development life cycle, communication (written and oral) and business skills. This programme is considered as a stepping stone towards a higher education on a bachelor’s degree. The programme intends to:
Establish the foundation of technologies needed to effectively use information systems in supporting organizations daily operations.
Upon completion of the Diploma in Computer Science, the graduates will have the ability to;
Graduate from this programme can potentially work as:
The minimum eligibility for admission in Diploma in Computer Science is given below:
Direct Entry Qualifications
Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (C.S.E.E.) or equivalent with passes in at least four approved subjects including Mathematics, and one of the following combinations of passes in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (A. C. S. E. E.) or equivalent:
Equivalent Entry Qualifications
Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (C.S.E.E.) or equivalent with passes in at least four approved subjects and one of the following qualifications:
Detailed information about the admission process is available on the main UDSM website under the Directorate of Undergraduate Studies (click HERE). The Admission Guidebook for the academic year 2021/2022 is available HERE. The entry requirements for admission to this programme are provided in table 6 on page 20 of the admission guidebook.
The school fee for this programme is TZS 1,000,000 for Tanzanian Nationals per year and USD 2,270 for Non-Tanzanian Nationals. The fee can be paid per academic year or by instalments per semester. Also, each student has to pay TZS 20,000 as a registration fee and TZS 5,000 for the University Identification Card.
The University may change schools fees in each new academic year. Therefore, for accurate/ updated information about fees and other related direct costs paid to the University please visit the University Webpage on the fees structure for non-degree programmes under CoICT. The tuition fee and other applicable costs for the Diploma in Computer Science are in Table 20 in the Admission Guidebook on page 33.
For more information about this programme please contact the Department of Computer Science and Engineering by email through email@example.com or Telephone +255(0) 222700225. Otherwise, you are welcome to visit us to learn more about this programme at CoICT Kijitonyama Campus along Alli Hassan Mwinyi Road, Block A Room 002. We are open Monday to Friday from 08:00 am to 04:00 pm, except weekends and public holidays.