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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.
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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.