Academic Programmes

BSc in Business Information Technology (BSc BIT)

Objectives and contents

This is a three-year full-time degree programme with the main objective of producing quality Business Information technologist graduates of high intellectual standard and calibre capable of devising, designing, developing and managing business IT systems to meet current and future computing needs in the business field both nationally and internationally. Specifically, the programme is designed:

  1. To equip students with fundamental and advanced concepts of business and IT with particular emphasis on the application of these concepts to further advance the state of information technology that meet the needs of intricate business applications.
  2. to provide students with expertise in the development and use of computer systems and quantitative modelling techniques for solving business problems and making managerial decisions.
  3. To equip students with hands-on experience in IT systems design and implementation in business environments.
  4. To impart effective business problem-solving skills.
  5. To train students in effective verbal and written communication skills.
  6. To impart key principles and skills to enable the students to practice as good and responsible business information technology professionals.
  7. To equip students with learning and research skills that integrate business issues, information challenges and technology.
  8. To equip students with the knowledge to develop innovative software systems that address business needs.
  9. To equip students with skills to be able to start and eventually manage their own businesses.

Graduate of BSc. in Business Information Technology will have acquired:

  1. Comprehensive understanding of business administration principles, information technology theories and practice using the most recent technologies, tools, applications and approaches in Business Information Technology fields.
  2. Comprehensive understanding of the challenges that constraints contemporary businesses and how Information Technology can be harnessed to tackle these challenges
  3. Skills to apply principles, theories and approaches for problem-solving in business fields.
  4. Skills to identify and analyze challenges facing effective business management
  5. Oral and written communication skills for effective business communications
  6. Skills to integrate blended business and IT competencies in devising business solutions.

Also, should be able to:

  1. Design and implement viable software-based business solutions.
  2. Evaluate existing business processes and redesign/ re-engineer for improvements.
  3. Analyze and document business requirements.
  4. Provide effective business management and innovation

Graduate from this programme may play different roles in business organisations such as:

  1. Business Analysts
  2. Information Systems Analysts
  3. Application Systems Designer
  4. Research Assistants 
  5. Help Desk Support
  6. Webmasters
  7. Information Systems Auditors 
  8. Systems Administrators 
  9. Trainers 
  10. Data Analysts

The UDSM minimum entry qualifications will apply with the following additional requirements:

Direct entry: two principal passes in the following subjects: Advanced Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Economics. In addition, applicants without Advanced Mathematics in their principal subjects must have a minimum of “C” grade in Mathematics at O-level.

Equivalent Entry Qualification: Appropriate equivalent Diploma or Full Technical Certificate (FTC) in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Electronics or Telecommunication Engineering with an average of “B+” or a minimum GPA of 3.5 and must have a minimum of “D” grade in O-level Mathematics. 

Admission Procedures
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 on page 13 of the admission guidebook.

The school fee for this programme is TZS 1,500,000 for Tanzanian Nationals per year and USD 3,500 for Non-Tanzanian Nationals. The fee can be paid per academic year or by 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 undergraduates programmes under CoICT. See the Registration Process page HERE. Tuition fees for undergraduate programmes offered by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering are listed in the Admission Guidebook on page 25.

For more information about this programme please contact the Department of Computer Science and Engineering by email through cse@udsm.ac.tz 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.