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.
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
Fundamentals of Information Systems
Discreet Mathematics with Applications
Probability and Statistics
Communication Skills for IT
Data Structures and Algorithm
Introduction to Computer Programming Languages
Data Governance in Organizations
Database Design and Implementation
Industrial Training 1
Graphics Processing & Human Computer Interaction
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems
Research Methods & Data Analysis
Fundamentals of GIS
Cross cutting issues
E-Commerce and Entrepreneurship
Data Mining Techniques and Application
Data Communications and Networking
Inventory Models and Queuing Theory
Industrial Training II
Computer Ethics and Social Cultural Implication
Final Year Project
Education Data Management and Digital Libraries
Health Data Management
Data in Agriculture Systems
Financial Data Management
Environment Data Management
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
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.