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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.



Programme Summary

Course Name:Bachelor of Science(B.Sc)
Course Initials:  B.Sc  
Duration:  3-8 years
Total Units: 40
Mode of Deliverence: Intensive Face to Face, Open Distance
 

Programme Informations

  • Applicants who completed A-Level studies before 2014 with Two principal passes (Two Ds) with a total of 4.0 points from Two appropriate science subjects (where A = 5; B = 4; C= 3; D = 2; E = 1).
  • Applicants who completed A-Level studies from 2014 onwards with Two principal passes (Two Cs) with a total of 4.0 points from Two appropriate science subjects (where A=5; B+ = 4; B = 3; C= 2; D= 1).
  • Applicants with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) qualifications with B+ Grade (where A =75-100, B+ = 65-74, B=50-64, C =40-49, D = 35-39, F = 0-38).
  • Applicants with Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (C.S.E.E.) or East African Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) or equivalent with 5 passes or 4 passes at CSEE; Or NVA Level 3 with less than 4 passes at CSEE; AND a relevant Diploma or FTC as detailed in the University Prospectus.
  • Applicants who hold OUT foundation course certificate, with at least TWO Ds AND a minimum of 4 POINTS among the specialized subjects that one intends to pursue.
  • Applicants with degree or Advanced Diploma awards from other Institutions of Higher Learning will be considered on their own merit.

The mentioned programme lead to a variety of career opportunities including scientists working in: industries, metrological agencies, scientific laboratories, academic institutions and one can be self-employed. A student taking Bachelor of Science General degree programme under Physical sciences department can study a combination of TWO SUBJECTS, one major and one minor, from among the following that are being offered in the Department: Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Or, a student can choose ONE major subject from any of the mentioned subjects, and ONE minor subject from any other Department in the Faculty (e.g. ICT, Biology, etc.), or from another relevant Faculty (e.g. Economics, Geography, etc.). Likewise, it is worth knowing that there are two programmes being offered in Mathematics, namely, Single Mathematics Programme and Double Mathematics Programme. These programmes are studied in three levels within three to eight years as it is the case for other science subjects’ areas.

For the Single Mathematics Programme, Mathematics is studied as a single subject along with another subject such as Chemistry, Physics, etc. Students in this programme fall into two categories: MINOR AND MAJOR. On the other hand, for the Double Mathematics Programme, Mathematics is being treated as a double subject, so students do not take any other subject. Details of programme structure, showing courses in clusters are given hereunder. It is important to note that all courses that appear as core courses are mandatory and not optional; hence students taking a respective programme are supposed to take all core courses in that programme.

CLUSTERS FOR MAJOR IN MATHEMATICS

Code & Name

Credits

Units

Status

LEVEL I CLUSTERS

   

OFC 017: Communication Skills

10

1

Core

OCP 100: Introduction to Microcomputer Studies

10

1

Core

OMT 151: Mathematical Analysis I & II

20

2

Core

OMT 152: Linear Algebra I & II

20

2

Core

OMT 153: Probability and Statistics I & II

20

2

Core

OMT 154: Informatics & Programming Languages

20

2

Core

 LEVEL II CLUSTERS

   

OMT 203: Advanced Calculus

10

1

Core

OMT 205: Differential Equations

10

1

Core

OMT 251; Methods & Partial Differential Equations

20

2

Elective

OMT 252: Numerical Analysis I & II

20

2

Elective

OMT 225: Applied Vector Theory

10

1

Elective

OMT 255: Real Analysis I & II

20

2

Core

 LEVEL III CLUSTERS

   

OMT 324: Complex Analysis

10

1

Core

OMT 351: Abstract Algebra I & II

30

3

Elective

CLUSTERS FOR MINOR IN MATHEMATICS

Code & Name

Credits

Units

Status

LEVEL I CLUSTERS

   

OMT 151: Mathematical Analysis I & II

20

2

Core

OMT 152: Linear Algebra I & II

20

2

Core

OMT 153: Probability and Statistics I & II

10

1

Core

OMT 154: Informatics & Programming Languages

20

2

Core

LEVEL II CLUSTERS

   

OMT 205: Differential Equations

10

1

Core

OMT 252: Numerical Analysis I & II

20

2

Elective

OMT 225: Applied Vector Theory

10

1

Elective

LEVEL III CLUSTERS

   

OMT 324: Complex Analysis

10

1

Core

CLUSTERS FOR DOUBLE MAJOR IN MATHEMATICS

Code & Name

Credits

Units

Status

LEVEL I CLUSTERS

   

OFC 017: Communication Skills

10

1

Core

OCP 100: Introduction to Microcomputer Studies

10

1

Core

OMT 151: Mathematical Analysis I & II

20

2

Core

OMT 152: Linear Algebra I & II

20

2

Core

OMT 153: Probability and Statistics I & II

20

2

Core

OMT 154: Informatics & Programming Languages

20

2

Core

 LEVEL II CLUSTERS

   

OMT 203: Advanced Calculus

10

1

Core

OMT 205: Differential Equations

10

1

Core

OMT 251; Methods & Partial Differential Equations

20

2

Elective

OMT 252: Numerical Analysis I & II

20

2

Elective

OMT 253: Survey and Quality Control

20

2

Elective

OMT 209 Fluid Mechanics I

10

1

Core

OMT 216: Operational Research I

10

1

Elective

OMT 217: Number Theory I

10

1

Core

OMT 225: Applied Vector Theory

10

1

Elective

OMT 255: Real Analysis I & II

20

2

Core

OMT 254: Advanced Statistics, Design and Analysis of Experiment

20

2

Elective

LEVEL III CLUSTERS

   

OMT 303: Measure Theory

10

1

Core

OMT 304: Differential Geometry

10

1

Elective

OMT 305: Topology I

10

1

Core

OMT 352: Test of Hypothesis & Theory of Estimation

20

2

Elective

OMT 324: Complex Analysis

10

1

Core

OMT 351: Abstract Algebra I & II

30

3

Elective

CLUSTERS OF PHYSICS MAJOR COURSES

Code & Name

Credits

Units

Status

LEVEL I CLUSTERS

   

OFC 017: Communication Skills

10

1

Core

OCP 100: Introduction To Microcomputer Studies

10

1

Core

OPH 151: Introductory University Physics

30

3

Core

OPH 152: Electromagnetism I & II

20

2

Core

OPH 350A: Physics Practicals

*

*

Core

 LEVEL II CLUSTERS

   

OPH 251: Mathematical Physics

20

2

Core

OPH 252: Optics

20

2

Core

OPH 208: Thermal Physics II

10

1

Core

OPH 350B: Physics Practicals

*

*

Core

 LEVEL III CLUSTERS

   

OPH 351: Physics of the Atom

20

2

Core

OPH 352: Quantum Theory of Solids

20

2

Core

OPH 411: Applied Earth Physics

30

3

Elective

OPH 441: Analog Electronics

20

2

Core

OPH 442: Digital Electronics

20

2

Elective

OPH 443: Microelectronics

20

2

Elective

OPH 350C: Physics Practicals

*

*

Core

OPH 305: Physics Special Project

10

1

Core

*OPH 350A, B, C accumulated to 10 credits (1 unit) after completion

 CLUSTERS OF PHYSICS MINOR COURSES

Code & Name

Credits

Units

Status

LEVEL I CLUSTERS

   

OPH 151: Introductory University Physics

30

3

Core

OPH 152: Electromagnetism I & II

20

2

Core

OPH 251: Mathematical Physics

20

2

Elective

OPH 350A: Physics Practicals

*

*

Core

 LEVEL II CLUSTERS

   

OPH 252: Optics

20

2

Core

OPH 208: Thermal Physics II

10

1

Elective

OPH 351: Physics of the Atom

20

2

Core

OPH 350B: Physics Practicals

*

*

Core

 LEVEL III CLUSTERS

   

OPH 352: Quantum Theory of Solids

20

2

Elective

OPH 411: Applied Earth Physics

30

3

Elective

OPH 441: Analog Electronics

20

2

Core

OPH 442: Digital Electronics

20

2

Elective

OPH 443: Microelectronics

20

2

Elective

OPH 350C: Physics Practicals

*

*

Core

*OPH 350A, B, C accumulated to 10 credits (1 unit) after completion

CLUSTERS FOR CHEMISTRY MAJOR

Code & Name

Credits

Units

Status

LEVEL I CLUSTERS

   

OFC  017: Communication Skills

10

1

Core

OCP 100: Introduction To Microcomputer Studies

10

1

Core

OCH 151: General and Physical Chemistry

20

2

Core

OCH 152: Organic Chemistry

20

2

Core

OCH 104: Systematic Inorganic Chemistry

10

1

Core

OCH 105: Chemical Thermodynamics

10

1

Core

OCH 350A: Chemistry Practicals

*

*

Core

 LEVEL II CLUSTERS

   

OCH 251: Organic Spectroscopy

20

2

Elective

OCH 252: Organic Reaction Mechanism

20

2

Core

OCH 253: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

30

3

Core

OCH 206: Chemical Bonding

10

1

Core

OCH 254: Analytical Chemistry

20

2

Core

OCH 255: Natural Products & Carbohydrates Chemistry

20

2

Elective

OCH 350B: Chemistry Practicals

*

*

Core

 LEVEL III CLUSTERS

   

OCH 351: Chemical Kinetics & Electrochemistry

20

2

Core

OCH 303: Industrial Organic Chemistry

10

1

Elective

OCH 309: Theoretical Chemistry

10

1

Elective

OCH 350C: Chemistry Practicals

*

*

Core

OCH 307: CHEMISTRY SPECIAL PROJECT

10

1

Core

*OCH 350A, B, C accumulated to 10 credits (1 unit) after completion

CLUSTERS FOR CHEMISTRY MINOR

Code & Name

Credits

Units

Status

LEVEL I CLUSTERS

   

OCH 151: General and Physical Chemistry

20

2

Core

OCH 152: Organic Chemistry

20

2

Core

OCH 104: Systematic Inorganic Chemistry

10

1

Core

OCH 105: Chemical Thermodynamics

10

1

Core

OCH 350A: Chemistry Practicals

*

*

Core

 LEVEL II CLUSTERS

   

OCH 251: Organic Spectroscopy

20

2

Elective

OCH 252: Organic Reaction Mechanism

20

2

Elective

OCH 253: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

30

3

Elective

OCH 206: Chemical Bonding

10

1

Core

OCH 254: Analytical Chemistry

20

2

Core

OCH 255: Natural Products & Carbohydrates chemistry

20

2

Elective

OCH 350B: Chemistry Practicals

*

*

Core

 LEVEL III CLUSTERS

   

OCH 351: Chemical Kinetics & Electrochemistry

20

2

Core

OCH 303: Industrial Organic Chemistry

10

1

Elective

OCH 309: Theoretical Chemistry

10

1

Elective

OCH 350C: Chemistry Practicals

*

*

Core

*OCH 350A, B, C accumulated to 10 credits (1 unit) after completion

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