Call: +255 22 2668992

Bachelor of Science in Energy Resources (BSc ER)

Bachelor of Science (Energy Resources) is designed to prepare students for their professional work in Physics in industry, energy sector and physical environment. The Programme contributes to the Faculty’s aim of training Scientists in Energy resources. It also contributes to the University’s aim to produce Scientists and Technologists in the energy sector. 

Philosophy

The programme will provide knowledge and understanding of the physical aspects of nature in relation to dynamics and energy relationships and its dynamics with Mathematics to model the processes as well as practical experience in Energy Resources. The programme will also train students in problem solving and entrepreneurship in the related field.

After completing this programme the student should be able to work as a technologist in industry, do research in Energy Resources and related disciplines.

This programme is Scientific and has a practical component.

Educational Aims of the Programme

The Educational aim of the programme is to enable graduates to understand the application of Physics at the higher level.

The Programme is intended to achieve the following objectives:

  • Build a positive community attitude towards the study of Physics
  • Enable individuals to think critically and analytically
  • Enable graduates to use Physics in their professions such energy, environment, engineering, meteorology, agriculture and industry
  • Help individuals to develop problem solving skills and creativity
  • Promote the spirit of entrepreneurship



Programme Summary

Course Name: Bachelor of Science in Energy Resources
Course Initials:  BSc ER
Duration:  3-8 years
Total Units:  38
Mode of Deliverence: Blended mode of delivery (e-learning).

 

Programme Informations

  • Applicants who hold Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (C.S.E.E.) or East African Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) or equivalent, with passes in FIVE approved subjects, one of which is Physics obtained prior to the sitting of the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (A.C.S.E.E.) or equivalent, AND One of the following combinations of passes in Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (A.C.S.E.E.) or equivalent: Either Two principal Level passes (in appropriate subjects) Or An appropriate equivalent Diploma/Certificate approved by the Senate of the Open University of Tanzania.
  • Applicants with degree in an area related to Physics.
  • Applicants who do not qualify under the first two options may register for Foundation Courses (OFC) offered by The Open University of Tanzania. Those who pass examinations set at the end of the course will be eligible for registration for this degree programme, if they have passed Physics and Mathematics.

Bachelor of Science (Energy Resources) is designed to prepare students for their professional work in Physics in industry, energy sector and physical environment. The Programme contributes to the Faculty’s aim of training Scientists in Energy resources. It also contributes to the University’s aim to produce Scientists and Technologists in the energy sector. The programme will provide knowledge and understanding of the physical aspects of nature in relation to dynamics and energy relationships and its dynamics with Mathematics to model the processes as well as practical experience in Energy Resources. The programme will also train students in problem solving and entrepreneurship in the related field.

Details of programme structure, showing courses codes, course names and their respective units are given below. 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.

Level 1 Core Courses

Course Code

Course Title

Units

OFC 017

Communication skills

1

OCP 100

Computer Studies

1

OPH 111

Fundamental Physics

3

OPH 112

Electromagnetism I and II

2

OPH 211

Statistical Thermodynamics

2

OPH 212

Mathematical Physics

2

OPH 320A

Physics Practical

*

*OPH320A,B,C will accumulate to 10 credits after completion

Level 1 Elective Courses

Course Code

Course Title

Units

OMT 111

Mathematical Analysis

2

OMT 114

Probability and Statistics

2

Level 2 Core Courses

Course Code

Course Title

Units

OMT 223

Computer Programming

1

OPH 213

Optics

2

OPH 214

Earth Physics

2

OPH 311

Fundamentals of Material Science

1

OPH 312

Physics of the Atom

2

OPH 313

Quantum Theory of Solids

2

OPH 314

Digital Electronics

2

OPH 320B

Physics Practical

*

*OPH320A,B,C will accumulate to 10 credits after completion

Level 2 Elective Courses

Course Code

Course Title

Units

OMT 221

Numerical Methods

1

OPH 215

Analog Electronics

2

Level 3 Core Courses

Course Code

Course Title

Units

OPH 322

Solar Energy

2

OPH 323

Environmental Physics

2

OPH 324

Wind Energy

2

OPH 325

Nuclear Energy

2

OPH 326

Non-conversional Energies

2

OPH 330

Energy Resources Practical

1

OPH 331

Energy Resources Final Project

1

OPH 320C

Physics Practical

*

*OPH320A,B,C will accumulate to 10 credits after completion

Level 3 Elective Courses

Course Code

Course Title

Units

OME 312

Entrepreneurship course

2

 

  • Local Price: Tsh 900,000/=
  • Foreign Price: USD 400
NAMECONTACTS

Mr. Pasvolo Mwinuka

Email:

After completing this programme the student should be able to work as a technologist in industry, do research in Energy Resources and related disciplines:

The Bachelor of Science with Education 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.