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The main purpose of the programme is to provide students with knowledge and skills for personal development, family living and professional specialization. The programme will consist of three core areas:
(i) Food and Nutrition 226.
(ii) Home Management
(iii) Clothing and Textile

To support these core areas the following disciplines are included in the programme.

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Physics, Chemistry and Microbiology in the Home
  • Introductory Computer Science
  • Family Life Education
  • Gender Issues and Development
  • Statistics
  • Research Methods and Research Project
  • Teaching Methods
  • Extension Education
  • Community Health

Programme Summary

Course Name: B.Sc. (General) or B.Sc. (Ed) Home Economics & Human Nutrition
Course Initials:  B.Sc. HE
Duration:  3-8 years
Total Units:  38
Mode of Deliverence: Intensive Face to Face, Open Distance

Programme Informations

In addition to satisfying the minimum requirements of the degree programme candidates must have passed:
(i) Biology or Biological Science at A-level
(ii) Chemistry at A-level
(iii) Physics or Physical Sciences at A-level
(iv) Have taken and passed Home Economics at “O” level
(v) In special cases candidates who are holders of a Diploma in Home Economics or its equivalent, with a credit pass from a recognized college will be admitted.


OCP 100  Computer Application in Enviromental Studies  1
OFP 017 Communication Skills
OEV 101 Principles of Ecology 2
OEV 112 Environmental Management, Ethics and Philosophy 1
OCE 005 Health, Safety and Nutrition 1
OCE 006 Play and Learning in Early years 1
OCE 007 Organising and Managing an Early childhood Care & Education Centre 1
OCE 008 Teaching Mathematics & Science in early childhood education 1
OCE 009 Teaching Handicraft, Art and Sports in early childhood Education 1
OCE 010 Teaching Language & Literacy in Early Childhood Education 1
OCE 011 Field Practicum 1
  • Local Price: Tsh 900,000/=
  • Foreign Price: USD 400

The overall purpose of the Environmental Studies degree programme is to provide students from diverse backgrounds with a broad based contemporary program of study, which will produce graduates who are academically skilled, professionally competent and innovative to work as environmental professionals. The proposed programme in Environmental Studies will provide the needed knowledge and skills to accelerate attainments of the Tanzania Poverty Reduction Strategy goals.

In addition, graduates should be able to demonstrate transferable key skills:

  • Intellectual, practical and fieldwork
  • Communication, numeric and C & IT
  • Interpersonal and teamwork
  • self-management and professional development

Students’ understanding and knowledge in each topic shall be assessed by a student Portfolio and sitting for one timed tests (30%) and one examination (70%) and in addition, a practical and special proje4ct report shall be assessed.

The minimum pass mark for any course shall be the grade C or 40%

A student who fails a supplementary examination shall be allowed to repeat the course. In such an event, the grades obtained shall replace the failed grade in the calculation of the cumulative GPA and each grade shall be recorded on the transcript.

A student who fails to complete the programme in prescribed maximum period (5 years for intensive face to face learning and or 8 years for open distance learning) shall be deregistered.

Final Award Students who successfully complete their programme will qualify, upon approval by Senate, for the award of the degree of:

  • BSc. Environmental Studies (Science) or
  • BSc. Environmental Studies (Management)