This is a two-year MSc programme that aims to contribute to the new emerging need for building country capacity for data science by producing highly sought after professionals capable of thriving in the challenging environments demanded in today's highly evolving data-driven business world. Specifically, the programme aims to:
Upon completion of the programme, graduates will be able to:
Graduate of this programme will have the capacity to work as:
Graduates can also venture into research and academia with the prospect of developing research careers in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Mining, and Data Analytics.
To be eligible for admission into this programme, a student should satisfy the general University minimum requirements with the following additional requirements:
Direct Entry Qualification
An undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics or a degree in related fields from a recognized institution certified by TCU with at least a lower second class award (GPA of at least 2.7 out of 5).
Equivalent Entry Qualification
Advanced Diploma in relevant and respective field with at least lower second class award AND a Postgraduate Diploma in relevant field from a recognized institution certified by TCU with at least an upper second class (GPA of at least 3.5 out of 5) award.
An undergraduate degree with at least a pass in relevant/related field PLUS a Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant and respective field from a recognized institution certified by TCU with at least an upper second class award (GPA of at least 3.5 out of 5).
Detailed information about the registration process and the required supporting documents is available on the main UDSM website under the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies. Open the link HERE.
For Tanzanian students, the school fee for this programme is TZS 6,412,500/= for 24 months (2 years) by coursework and dissertation and TZS 4,200,000 by thesis. For international students, the fee is US £8,040 for 24 months (2 years) both by thesis and coursework and dissertation. The fee can be paid in 2 instalments annually or in 4 instalments (per semester).
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 postgraduates programmes under CoICT. See the Registration Process page HERE and UDSM Postgraduate Fees Structure for the 2021/2022 academic year.
For more information about this programme please contact the Department of Computer Science and Engineering by email through firstname.lastname@example.org 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.