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Bachelor of Science in Data Management

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 in Data Management
Course Initials:  BSc Data Management
Duration:  3 years
Total Units: 40
Mode of Deliverance: Face to face and distance learning
 

Programme Informations

Two principal passes in Science subjects or other relevant subjects which are Geography, Economics, Commerce, or Accountancy

Diploma in Data Management, Computer Sciences or any other related programme with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level

SN

CODE

COURSE TITLE

UNITS

Level 1

1.        

OIT 131

Fundamentals of Information Systems

1

2.        

OIT 132

Discreet Mathematics with Applications

1

3.        

OIT 133

Probability and Statistics

1

4.        

OIT 134

Communication Skills for IT

1

5.        

ODM 108

Data Structures and Algorithm

2

6.        

ODM 103

Introduction to Computer Programming Languages

1

7.        

ODM 109

Data Governance in Organizations

1

8.        

OIT 138

Database Design and Implementation

2

9.        

OIT 231

Operating Systems

1

10.    

OIT 139

Industrial Training 1

2

Level 2

11.    

ODM 201

Graphics Processing & Human Computer Interaction

1

12.    

ODM 204

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems

2

13.    

ODM 206

Research Methods & Data Analysis

2

14.    

ODM 207

Fundamentals of GIS

1

15.    

ODM 209

Cross cutting issues

1

16.    

ODM 211

E-Commerce and Entrepreneurship

1

17.    

ODM 212

Data Mining Techniques and Application

2

18.    

OIT 137

Data Communications and Networking

1

19.    

OIT 233

Inventory Models and Queuing Theory

1

20.    

OIT 238

Industrial Training II

2

Level 3

21.    

ODM 301

Multimedia Technologies

1

22.    

ODM 308

Data Security

2

23.    

OIT 333

Computer Ethics and Social Cultural Implication

1

24.    

OIT 334

Final Year Project

3

Elective Courses

25.    

ODM 304

Education Data Management and Digital Libraries

2

26.    

ODM 305

Health Data Management

2

27.    

ODM 306

Data in Agriculture Systems

2

28.    

ODM 307

Financial Data Management

2

29.    

ODM 309

Environment Data Management

2

Tuition fee for BSc ICT and BSc in Data Management is paid TShs 90,000/= (USD 60 for SADC/EAC and USD 120 for Non SADC) per unit for all courses except Industrial Training and Final Year Project which cost TShs 100,000/= per unit

NAMECONTACTS
Mathias Ombeni Email:mathias.ombeni@out.ac.tz

At the end of the programme, graduates will have acquired adequate skills required in all stages in data cycle i.e. to create, process, analyse, store, retrieve, interpret, transmit, secure and manage enterprise data

  • Mode of Assessment: All courses shall be examined during the academic year in which they are studied as per the General University (OUT) Examinations regulations for undergraduate courses. The assessment shall consist of continuous assessment (demonstrations and main timed tests) and a written final examination. The weighting is as follows:

For courses with no practical demonstrations, the continuous assessment composition shall be main timed test 30% and final examination 70%.

 For courses with practical demonstrations, the continuous assessment composition shall be practical demonstrations 20%, main timed test 30% and final examination 50%.

  • Timed tests: There shall be one main timed test.

 Final Examinations: Final examinations for each academic year of study.