Bachelor of Science(B.Sc)
The demand for data management services in Tanzania is growing each year within both public and private sectors as a result of ongoing digitization processes of enterprise data. The amount of data generated is increasing exponentially and its management is becoming weighty. In Tanzania, the sectors that realize the need of data management services include research and development, data processing firms, teaching/training, advisory services/consulting, maintenance & repair of production facilities, counselling/advocating, development and experiment, production, finance, standardization and licensing, planning and organizations, project management, accountancy, tax affairs, system analysis, project execution, environmental management, processing development, sales management, agriculture, health management and library management.
The apparent data problems include the mismatch in reports retrieval and production, time consumption in data processing, inaccurate data, ineffective data protection, lack of data management practice and haphazard data management and preservation strategies. Many of the data warehousing projects are less than successful although this is a scholarly debate. It is estimated that about 50% of the projects involving data management fail. Data needs to be treated as a strategic asset of the enterprise and should come from the trusted source and be managed effectively throughout its entire lifecycle. This requires a comprehensive academic programme to ensure that data management experts who possess high skills and the desired integrity are produced.
To address the above situation, the BSc in Data Management programme will enable its professionals to choose the right data management tools through their understanding of the types and scope of specific data quality problems. And due to the diversity of its knowledge in data management the programme beneficiaries will be able to work across different fields. Furthermore, the expanding IT investments in terms of Management Information Systems (MIS) in the country and the region at large, create special market demand for specialists in Data Management ranging from Health sector, Land and Agricultural sector, Law Enforcement sector, Security and Defense, Financial (Banking), Water and Energy, Transportation, Academia, etc.
In order to address the need of data professionals, the BSc in Data Management is designed to produce graduates with all the necessary knowledge in data cycle starting from data creation, data processing, data storage, data security and data management in general. All the above mentioned economic/social sectors require data professionals who are technically competent.
Candidates must satisfy the general entrance requirements of the Open University of Tanzania for degree award. Besides the general requirements, the candidate must satisfy the special requirement.
The following shall be eligible for registration for the Bachelor of Science programmes in Environmental Studies:
- Science stream – BSc. Environmental Studies (Science) (i) Direct entrants.
- Management stream – BSc. Environmental Studies (Management) (i) Direct entrants.
The candidate should have a principal level pass at “A” level in two of the following subjects; Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Physics, or Mathematics.
(ii) Equivalent qualifications.
Appropriate Diploma with passes at “O” level in two of the following subjects; Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Geography.
Candidates should have a principal level pass at “A” level in two of the following subjects; Geography, Economics, History. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Biology.
(ii) Equivalent Qualifications. Appropriate Diploma with passes at “O” level in two of the following subjects Geography, History, Biology, Chemistry or Physics, Ecomics, Mathematics.
Bachelor of Science(B.Sc)
|OIT 111||Fundamentals of Information Systems||1|
|OIT 112||Computer Mathematics I||1|
|OIT 113||Probability and Statistics||1|
|OIT 114||Communication Skills for IT||1|
|OIT 115||Introduction to Computer Architecture||2|
|OIT 116||Programming in C||2|
|OIT 117||Data Communications and Networking I||1|
|OIT 118||Industrial Training I||2|
|OIT 119||Web Design and Development||2|
|OIT 211||Operating Systems||2|
|OIT 212||Systems Analysis and Design||2|
|OIT 213||Environmental Computer mathematics II||1|
|OIT 214||Object Oriented Programming with Java||2|
|OIT 215||Data Communication and Networking II||2|
|OIT 216||Introduction to Computer Security||1|
|OIT 217||Database Concepts and Design||1|
|OIT 218||Web Programming||2|
|OIT 219||Industrial Training II||2|
|OIT 311||Information Systems Security Management||1|
|OIT 312||Information Systems Planning and Management||1|
|OIT 313||Network Design and Administration||2|
|OIT 314||Computer Ethics and Social Cultural Implication||1|
|OIT 315||Wireless Networks||2|
|OIT 316||Final Year Project||3|
|OIT 317||Database Implementation and Administration||2|
|OIT 220||Introduction to e-Business||1|
|OIT 220||Multimedia Technologies and Applications||1|
|OIT 318||Introduction to Computer Graphics||2|
|OIT 319||Programming in C++||2|