Bachelor Of Science With Education
Programme Summary
Course Name: Bachelor of Science with Education
Course Initials: BSc Edu.
Duration: 3-8 years
Total Units: 38
Mode of Delivery: Blended mode of delivery (e-learning).
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, secondary schools as science teachers and one can be self-employed. A student taking Bachelor of Science with Education degree programme under Physical sciences department must study a combination of two subjects that are taught in schools together with courses from the Faculty of Education. Teaching subjects being offered by the Department of Physical Sciences are: Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. A student can also choose a subject from another Department in the Faculty (e.g. ICT, Biology, etc.), or from another relevant Faculty (e.g. Economics, Geography, etc.).
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 are supposed to take all core courses in this programme.
COURSE STRUCTURE FOR MATHEMATICS
LEVEL 1
Code | course Title | Credits | Units |
OMT 111 | Mathematical Analysis | 20 | 2 |
OMT 112 | Linear Algebra I | 10 | 1 |
OMT 114 | Probability and Statistics | 20 | 2 |
OMT 115 | Introduction to Mathematical Logic and Set Theory | 10 | 1 |
Total | 60 | 6 |
ELECTIVE courses
Code | Course Title | Credits | Units |
OMT 113 | Linear Algebra II | 10 | 1 |
OMT 116 | History of Mathematics | 10 | 1 |
Total | 20 | 2 |
LEVEL 2
CORE COURSES
Code | course Title | Credits | Units |
OMT 221 | Numerical Methods | 10 | 1 |
OMT 224 | Ordinary Differential Equation | 10 | 1 |
OMT 228 | Linear Programming | 10 | 1 |
OMT 230 | Mathematical Programming with MATLAB | 10 | 1 |
Total | 40 | 4 |
ELECTIVE Courses
Code | Course Title | Credits | Units |
OMT 222 | Numerical Analysis | 10 | 1 |
OMT 223 | Computer Programming | 10 | 1 |
OMT 227 | Real Analysis | 20 | 2 |
OMT 229 | Number Theory | 10 | 1 |
OMT 231 | Mathematical Methods | 10 | 1 |
OMT 232 | Advanced Calculus | 10 | 1 |
OMT 233 | Sample Survey and Quality Control | 20 | 2 |
OMT 234 | Advanced Statistics, Design and Analysis of Experiments | 20 | 2 |
OMT 235 | Discrete Mathematics | 10 | 1 |
OMT 236 | Fluid Mechanics | 10 | 1 |
OMT 237 | Applied Vector theory | 10 | 1 |
Total | 140 | 14 |
LEVEL 3
CORE COURSES
Code | Course Title | Credits | Units |
OMT 333 | Complex Analysis | 10 | 1 |
Total | 10 | 1 |
ELECTIVE Courses
Code | course Title | Credits | Units |
OMT 331 | Topology | 10 | 1 |
OMT 332 | Partial Differential Equations | 10 | 1 |
OMT 334 | Abstract Algebra | 20 | 2 |
OMT 335 | Mathematics Project | 20 | 2 |
OMT 336 | Measure Theory | 10 | 1 |
OMT 337 | Differential Geometry | 10 | 1 |
OMT 338 | Functional Analysis | 10 | 1 |
OMT 339 | Integer and Non-Linear Programming | 10 | 1 |
OMT 340 | Theory of Estimation and Tests of Hypothesis | 20 | 2 |
OMT 341 | Networks and Transportation Problems | 10 | 1 |
Total | 130 | 13 |
COURSE STRUCTURE FOR CHEMISTRY
LEVEL 1
Core courses
Code | Course Title | Credits | Units |
OCH 111 | Physical Chemistry | 10 | 1 |
OCH 112 | Inorganic Chemistry | 10 | 1 |
OCH 113 | Organic Chemistry | 20 | 2 |
OCH 114* | Introductory Chemistry for Biology Students | 10 | 1 |
OCH 320 | Chemistry Practical | * | * |
ELECTIVE courses
Code | Course Title | Credits | Units |
OCH 115 | Aromaticity | 10 | 1 |
*NOT FOR CHEMISTRY MAJOR
LEVEL 2
CORE COURSES
Code | Course Title | Credits | Units |
OCH 211 | Basic Analytical Chemistry | 10 | 1 |
OCH 213 | Advanced Inorganic Chemistry | 30 | 3 |
OCH 320 | Chemistry Practical | * | * |
ELECTIVE courses
Code | Course Title | Credits | Units |
OCH 212 | Basic Organic Spectroscopy | 10 | 1 |
OCH 214 | Organic Reaction Mechanism | 10 | 1 |
OCH 215 | Chemical Thermodynamics | 10 | 1 |
OCH 216 | Organic Stereochemistry | 10 | 1 |
OCH 217 | Chemistry of Natural Products | 10 | 1 |
OCH 218 | Forensic Chemistry | 10 | 1 |
OCH 219 | Medicinal Chemistry | 10 | 1 |
LEVEL 3
CORE COURSES
Code | Course Title | Credits | Units |
OCH 311 | Chemical Kinetics & Electrochemistry | 20 | 2 |
OCH 312 | Instrumental Methods in Analytical Chemistry | 10 | 1 |
OCH 320 | Chemistry Practicals | * | * |
*OCH 320A, B, C accumulated to 10 credits after completion.
ELECTIVE courses
Code | Course Title | Credits | Units |
OCH 313 | Nuclear Chemistry | 10 | 1 |
OCH 314 | Industrial Organic Chemistry | 10 | 1 |
OCH 315 | Theoretical Chemistry | 10 | 1 |
OCH 316 | Industrial Inorganic Chemistry | 10 | 1 |
OBL 215** | Biochemistry | 10 | 1 |
OCH 317 | Chemistry Research Project | 10 | 1 |
**This Is Will Be Taken From Life Science Department
Note: All Science Students Must Take One of the Special Projects from One Teaching Subject to Complete the Programme
COURSE STRUCTURE FOR PHYSICS
LEVEL 1
Core courses
Code | Course Title | Credits | Units |
OFC 017 | Communication skills | 10 | 1 |
OCP 100 | Computer Studies | 10 | 1 |
OPH 111 | Fundamental Physics | 30 | 3 |
OPH 113 | Mathematical Methods of Physics | 20 | 2 |
OPH 320A | Physics Practical | * | * |
Total | 80 | 8 |
LEVEL 2
CORE COURSES
Code | Course Title | Credits | Units |
OPH 112 | Electromagnetism I & II | 20 | 2 |
OPH 216 | Basic Electronics | 10 | 1 |
OPH 320B | Physics Practical | * | * |
| Total | 30 | 3 |
ELECTIVE Courses
Code | Course Title | Credits | Units |
OPH 211 | Statistical Thermodynamics | 20 | 2 |
OPH 213 | Optics | 20 | 2 |
OPH 214 | Earth Physics | 20 | 2 |
OPH 215 | Analog Electronics | 20 | 2 |
Totals | 80 | 8 |
LEVEL 3
CORE COURSES
Code | Course Title | Credits | Units |
OPH 312 | Physics of the atom | 20 | 2 |
OPH 321 | Physics Research Project | 20 | 2 |
OPH 320C | Physics Practical | * | * |
Total | 40 | 4 |
*OPH 320A, B, C accumulated to 10 credits after completion.
ELECTIVE Courses
Code | course Title | Credits | Units |
OPH 311 | Fundamentals of Material Science | 10 | 1 |
OPH 313 | Quantum Theory of Solids | 20 | 2 |
OPH 314 | Digital Electronics | 20 | 2 |
OPH 315 | Microelectronics | 20 | 2 |
OPH 323 | Environmental Physics | 20 | 2 |
Total | 90 | 9 |
The following are fee structure guidelines for continuing students:
- Any student having a ‘Repeat’ subject must pay in full the subject’s fees according to the Rates approved by Council (kindly refer the recent University prospectus).
- The amount of TSh 5,000 is to be paid as examination fee for every paper registered for exams or TT. Students who were admitted before 2012/13 academic year, should evaluate the cumulative amount of fees that they have paid since beginning studies at OUT, then subtract this from the PROGRAMME FEE, to know how much they still need to pay at the level that they have reached. For most programmes, those wishing to advance to Level 2 (200 series) must have paid at least TSh. 720,000; those moving to level 3 (300 series), must have paid at least TSh. 1,440, Before graduation, one must have paid at least TSh. 2,160,000. This does not include fees for REPEAT subjects. Students who still lag behind in fees are advised to complete the gap in fees paid before being allowed to continue with the next level. DRCs will be there to check and advice students accordingly. Evidence of previous payments made must be presented and copies must be attached to the registration form.
- Students are allowed to pay 50% of the fees due by the end of the registration period announced by DES. A penalty of 20,000 ($20 for international students) will be levied to those who fail to pay by the deadline, as approved by Council as announced by the Directorate of Examinations Syndicate.
- Fees once paid, cannot be refunded until after the expiry of the registration period. The refund will be made after deduction of 5% administration costs, on the excess amount to be refunded.
New students will need to observe the following fee structure guidelines:
- All New students will pay all their fees according to the new rates approved by Council (kindly refer the recent University prospectus).
- Having registered for some courses, a student is expected to pay the respective 50% of the total fees required by the deadlines as announced by DES. Paying after that deadline means you will also pay in addition, the penalty for late payment of fees, i.e. 20,000.
- The tuition fees for practical/field courses for the respective academic year, must be paid before end of January of the respective academic year, or else such students won’t be supervised nor be allowed to participate in the field. Students paying fees after that will also have to pay the penalty for late payment, of TSh 20,000.
NAME | CONTACTS |
Dr. James Mutasingwa | Email: |
On successful completion of the physical sciences subjects, students should be able to:
- Apply the acquired knowledge in a variety of career opportunities including working in industries, metrological agencies, scientific laboratories, academic institutions and secondary schools as science teachers.
- Explain and interpret correctly all key experimental observations they come across while doing practical/field works, hence becoming true scientists who qualify to either be employed or self-employ in any relevant scientific institution.
- Proceed doing further research in higher degrees programmes if one wishes to do so.
The Bachelor of Science General programme follows general OUT assessment procedure.
Candidates shall be assessed in the modules for which they have enrolled for each year of study. Within each module candidates shall be assessed by a combination of Main timed test (30%) and annual examination (70%). The pass mark shall be 40 for each assessment element and for the module overall.
The course assessment also includes written reports of practical work with an equivalent weight of 2 units. These are marked out 100% for each module, in which case the scores will be awarded by the teacher responsible for the course and / or practical session. However the overall grade will be determined by the average of the sub grades at each level of study. Therefore the final overall grade will be computed at level three after completing all the practical sessions of all the modules studied.
The coursework also includes written report of project which is done at level three when a student has completed at least two-thirds of the total number of units required for graduation.