Postgraduate Prospectus for the Year 2010/2011 1 INTRODUCTION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAMThe University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) was born out of a decision taken on 25thMarch, 1970 by the East African Authority, to split the then University of East Africainto three independent universities for Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The University of Dar es Salaam is situated on the west side of the City of Dar esSalaam, Tanzania. It occupies 1,625 acres on the Observation Hill, 13 k.m. from thecentre of the city of Dar es Salaam. The University has five campuses – UDSM Main Campus, the Institute of MarineSciences located in Zanzibar, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC)located at Mikocheni, Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam University College of Education(DUCE) located at Chang’ombe, Dar es Salaam and Mkwawa University College ofEducation (MUCE) located in Iringa. Every year, candidates are admitted into theUniversity of Dar es Salaam to pursue various degree programmes/courses tenable atthe said campuses. The University has continued to grow and expand in terms of diversified academicprogrammes and student numbers. The number of students admitted at the Universityof Dar es Salaam has been increasing steadily, from 14 in 1961 to 2718 postgraduateand undergraduate degree and non-degree students in the 2008/2009 academic year. With regard to undergraduate programmes, the University offers various academicprogrammes leading to the award of certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas andfirst degrees. A total of four certificates, 10 diplomas, three advanced diplomas and 76degree programmes are offered at the various academic units of the University. Thespecific programmes offered are detailed under the respective academic unit in theprospectus. Likewise the University offers a wide range of postgraduate programmes atPostgraduate Diploma, Master’s and Ph.D. levels. Currently there are 82 postgraduateacademic programmes offered by the University. These range from basic sciences,applied natural and social sciences leading to professional degrees in engineering,medicine, law, architecture and the arts. A detailed information on these programmes isavailable in the prospectus under the respective academic units as well as in the bookleton the University of Dar es Salaam General Regulations and Guidelines forPostgraduate Study Programmes. For purposes of maintaining East African inter-university academic cooperation andcommunication, an Inter-University Council for East Africa was set up in 1970. The
2 University of Dar es SalaamCouncil established an Inter-University Exchange programme, through which theUniversity admits students from other East African countries mainly Kenya and Uganda.The University also admits students from several other countries the world-over throughestablished links, exchange programmes or individual applications. Most of thesestudents receive their bursaries from their respective governments. Students from othercountries are considered for admission to other undergraduate and postgraduate studiessubject to the availability of vacancies.Directorate of Post Graduate Studies (DPGS)The Directorate of Post Graduate Studies (DPGS) formally replaced the School ofGraduate Studies (SGS) in 2009. The former School was established in 2006, with themain functions being administering and coordinating postgraduate studies at the Universityof the Dar es Salaam (UDSM). In the past fifteen years the postgraduate students’population increased from about 100 in 1993/1994 to about 2,607 in 2006/07. Duringthe same period, postgraduate programmes increased from 48 to over 74. In view of the rapid expansion of postgraduate programmes, coupled with theUniversity restructuring programme, the UDSM Council at its 69th meeting approvedthe re-establishment of the Directorate of Post Graduate Studies (DPGS) andsubsequently de-established SGS. The DPGS has taken over all the functions of theSGS but with more responsibilities including providing the requisite environment forpostgraduate studies and activities.Higher DegreesDoctor of Laws (LL.D.), Doctor of Literature (D.Lit.) and Doctor of Science (D.Sc.). These degrees are retained as higher doctorates to be awarded in accordance withregulations relating to higher doctorates at the University of Dar es Salaam.COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCESMaster of Arts (MA) Degree in:Fine Art, Theatre Arts, Music, Economics, Geography and Environmental Management,History, Archaeology, Political Science, Public Administration and International Relations,Sociology, Statistics, Literature, Linguistics, Demography and Information Studies.
Postgraduate Prospectus for the Year 2010/2011 3Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) by Thesis in all the above fieldsDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) by Coursework and Dissertation in: Economics, Political Science and Public AdministrationUNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM BUSINESS SCHOOLPostgraduate Diploma in:Information and Communication Technology Policy and Regulations, Enterpreneurshipand Enterprise Development and Microfinance.Master Degree in:Business Administration (MBA), International Trade, Entrepreneurship and EnterprisingDevelopment, Information and ICT Policy and International Transport and Logistics.Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM SCHOOL OF EDUCATIONPostgraduate Diploma in:Education (P.G.D.E.)Master Degree in:Arts in Education (offered jointly with CASS), Arts in Applied Social Psychology(MAASP), Education (Science) and Educational Management and Administration(MEMA).Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGYPostgraduate Diploma in:Civil Engennering, Electronics and Information Technology, Chemical and ProcessEngineering, Electrical Power Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, EngineeringManagement and Environmental Engineering.
4 University of Dar es SalaamMaster of Science (M.Sc.) in:Construction Management, Highway Engineering, Structural Engineering,Telecommunication Engineering, Water Resource Engineering, Electronics Engineeringand Information Technology, Power Engineering, Power Electronics and ElectricalDrives, Power Systems and Highway Voltages, Chemical Engineering, EnergyEngineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering and ProductionEngineering, Master of Integrated Water Resources Management and Masters ofIntegrated Sanitation Management.Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM SCHOOL OF LAW (FORMERLYFACULTY OF LAW)Postgraduate Diploma in: Law (PGDL)Specialized Postgraduate Diploma in: Law (SPGDL)Masters Degree in: Laws (LL.M)Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)COLLEGE OF NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCESPostgraduate Diploma in: Scientific ComputingMaster of Science (M.Sc.) Degree in:Chemistry, Applied Science of Materials, Applied Zoology, Biology, Biotechnology,Botany, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematical Modelling, Molecular Biology,Microbiology, Physics, Wildlife and Terrestrial Ecology, Aquatic Sciences andBiodiversity Conservation. Master in Integrated Environmental Management. ThisProgramme is offered jointly with College of Engineering and TechnologyMaster of Science (by Thesis)Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Postgraduate Prospectus for the Year 2010/2011 5SCHOOL OF INFORMATICS AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIESMaster Degree of Science in: Computer Sciences and Health InformaticsDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIESMaster of Arts (M.A.) Degree in: Development Studies.Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATIONPostgraduate Diploma in: Mass Communication (PGDMC).INSTITUTE OF RESOURCE ASSESSMENTMaster of Science (M.Sc.) Degree in: Natural Resource Assessment andManagement.Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCESMaster of Science (M.Sc.) Degree in: Marine and Coastal Resource Management,Marine and Coastal Geo-Information, Marine Science.Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
6 University of Dar es SalaamPOSTGRADUATE STUDIES GENERAL INFORMATION1.0 ADMISSION REGULATIONS1.1 All enquiries about admission should be addressed to: The Director of Postgraduate Studies, University of Dar es Salaam, P.O. Box 35091, Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA. e-mail: DPGS@admin.udsM.A.c.tz Tel. General: +255-22-2410500-9 Ext: 2010 Tel. Direct: +255-22-2410069 Fax: +255-22-2410078 Application forms can be obtained from either the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies (DPGS), the respective programme Colleges/Schools/Institutes or our website at www.udsm.ac.tz.1.2 All new students are required to report for the orientation programme that normally takes place during the week preceding the beginning of the new academic year.1.3 Successful applicants will be registered only after they have paid the requisite University fees.1.4 Fees paid will not be refunded.1.5 All students, if accepted, are expected to conform to postgraduate general regulations and guidelines.1.6 The deadline for registration of first year students will be two weeks, from the first day of the orientation week, while for continuing students it will be the Friday of the second week after the beginning of the first semester.
Postgraduate Prospectus for the Year 2010/2011 72.0 POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME STRUCTURES AND DURATIONS2.1 Postgraduate Diplomas All Postgraduate Diploma programmes at UDSM are by coursework and depending on the programme, their duration range from 12 to 15 months.2.2 Masters Degree Masters Degrees are offered by either coursework or by thesis.2.2.1 Masters Degree by Coursework and Dissertation These are either 18 or 24 months programmes involving coursework followed by examinations and then a dissertation research.2.2.2 Masters Degree by Thesis These Programmes last for 24 months and they are pursued through research followed by the writing of a thesis.2.4 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Most of the doctoral programmes are offered through a research followed by writing a doctoral thesis. The programmes last for three years for full-time students and 5 years for part-time students.3.0 ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS3.1 Postgraduate Diplomas A candidate for admission into a Postgraduate Diploma programme must have the following qualifications: At least a Bachelors degree, Advanced Diploma or its equivalent from a recognized institution of higher learning.3.2 Masters Degree For admission to the Masters Degree programme by coursework and dissertation the applicant shall hold the following qualifications:
8 University of Dar es Salaam (i) An honours degree of the University of Dar es Salaam or an equivalent degree from another recognized University. Candidates who hold an unclassified degree e.g., M.D. should have at least a B grade average in the subject of the intended Masters study. (ii) Candidates with pass degrees may also be considered for admission if: (a) Their undergraduate performance in the proposed subject of study was a B grade or higher. (b) They have satisfied the relevant College/School/Institute with their academic potential through subsequent research experience and/or additional training. (c) Candidates with a coursework average of B+ or higher in specified Postgraduate Diplomas may upgrade to registration for a dissertation leading to a Masters Degree.3.2.3 For admission to the Masters Degree programme by thesis the applicants must have an upper second degree in the relevant field.3.3 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) A candidate for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy degree shall hold the following qualifications: a) An honours undergraduate degree of the University of Dar es Salaam or an equivalent degree from a recognized University. Candidates who hold an unclassified degree e.g., M.D. should have at least a B grade average in the subject of intended Ph.D study. AND b) Masters degree of the University of Dar es Salaam or an equivalent Masters degree from a recognized university.
Postgraduate Prospectus for the Year 2010/2011 9 c) Candidates with a First Class or Upper Second class degree, or holders of a distinction or a credit in the case of unclassified degrees, may also be considered for Ph.D. registration. Such candidates have to initially register for the Masters degree and undertake at least one full year’s postgraduate training. If they demonstrate outstanding performance, and obtain the authorisation of the Senate on the recommendation of the relevant College and DPGS Boards, they may upgrade their registration to Ph.D. candidacy.3.4 Other Requirements i) Certificates obtained from non-recognized Universities and institutions of higher learning shall be subject to approval by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU). ii) A candidate discontinued on academic grounds from a postgraduate programme may be allowed to apply for admission into another programme. Such a candidate may be admitted into the same programme after showing evidence that he or she has attended and passed a relevant professional or academic course lasting at least six months after the discontinuation. iii) Students discontinued from studies because of examination irregularities will be considered for re-admission after they have been away for three years. They will be required to re- apply and compete with other applicants for re- admission into first year. iv) Application deadline shall be 28th May for Masters course work/dissertation and Postgraduate Diploma programmes. There is no deadline for Masters and Ph.D. programmes by Thesis.4.0 POSTGRADUATE REGULATIONS4.1 Registration4.1.1 In most disciplines, candidates will be registered for course-work study followed by research leading to a dissertation. In others, the degree study will be by research leading to a thesis without a prescribed course-work component.
10 University of Dar es Salaam a) Candidates may register as full time or as part-time students. Registration will take place during the first two weeks of Semester I and Semester II for the respective intakes. b) First year candidates must submit the following documents at the time of registration: i) Evidence of payment of University fees; ii) Copies and originals of University/College transcripts and certificates and secondary school certificates (Forms 4 and 6). Original certificates/ transcripts will be returned to the candidate after physical verification; iii) Two stamp size photographs; iv) Evidence of release from employer (if employed); and v) Evidence of sponsorship or ability to support oneself. c) Candidates shall be required to register at the beginning of the first year of their studies using form UDSM/PG.F4a and to renew their registration at the beginning of every subsequent year by filling in form UDSM/PG.F5 and paying the required fees. d) Failure to renew registration shall mean automatic discontinuation from studies.4.1.2 Students shall be registered by names appearing on their certificates. No change of names by students shall be entertained during the course of study at the University.4.1.3 No student shall be allowed to postpone studies after effective commencement of an academic year, except under special circumstances. Permission to postpone studies will be considered after producing satisfactory evidence of the reason for postponement. Special circumstances shall include: a) Sickness; b) Serious social problems (each case to be considered on it’s own merit); or c) Severe sponsorship problem.
Postgraduate Prospectus for the Year 2010/2011 114.1.4 Students shall be allowed to be away from the University studies for a maximum of two years if they are to be re-admitted to the same programme and year of studies where they left off.4.1.5 No student shall be allowed to change subjects/courses/programmes after the third week of commencement of the semester.4.1.6 Transferring from one academic programme to another will be allowed only if the candidate possesses the required admission criteria for the programme for which transfer is being sought and a vacancy exists in that programme.4.1.7 The registration of new and continuing students shall be two weeks from the first day of the commencement of classes. Students seeking registration during the third week shall be liable to a surcharge of TZS 5,000/= per day. No student shall be registered after the third week since the commencement of the semester.4.1.8 Every registered candidate is required to submit a progress report to his/her supervisor who shall forward to the College/School or Institute through the Head of Department.4.1.9 Each College/School/Institute is required to submit progress reports of all postgraduate students to the Director, DPGS.4.1.10 Masters and Ph.D. by Coursework and Dissertation Students undertaking their Masters and Ph.D degrees by coursework and dissertation will have to observe the following: a) To complete the coursework, a student must pass a minimum number of units, including all the prescribed core courses. b) On Senate’s approval of the results, the candidate proceeds to the dissertation phase of the programme. It is essential that he/she writes and tables a comprehensive proposal in a Departmental/Institute seminar.
12 University of Dar es Salaam4.1.11 Masters and Ph.D. by Thesis a) The candidate, with the help of the Department’s supervisory committee, is required to submit a two-page statement of the intended research topic to the relevant College/School/Institute. On the basis of the statement, the College/School/Institute assigns supervisor(s) to the candidate. b) Within four months of the registration, the candidate must have presented a comprehensive and substantive research proposal in a Departmental seminar. c) Guidelines on the writing of the research Proposal are detailed in the General Regulations and Guidelines for Postgraduate Study Programmes (2006).4.2 Extension of Registration Period a) Candidates who, for valid reasons, fail to complete their theses/dissertations within the specified period may apply using form UDSM/PG.F7 for an extension of the registration period. b) The student shall pay an extension fee of Tshs. 25,000/ per month. c) The extension period shall not exceed six months for full-time and twelve months for part-time candidates. Under very special circumstances, the DPGS Board may consider a further extension of registration period for a maximum of six months. d) Granted the extensions, the maximum duration of registration shall be two and half years for full-time and four years for part-time Masters’ students and five years for full-time and seven years for part-time Ph.D. students.4.3 Freezing Registration a) If, for any sound reason, a candidate fails to continue with his/her studies, he/she may apply to DPGS Board for the freezing of the registration through his/her Department and School/Institute/College.
Postgraduate Prospectus for the Year 2010/2011 13 b) The maximum period for such freezing of registration shall be two years.4.4 Completion of a Programme a) The duration of the registration period for each programme shall be as stipulated by the relevant College/School/Institute and approved by Senate. b) Failure of a candidate to complete the Masters and/or Ph.D. study programme within the specified period shall necessitate his/her discontinuation from studies, unless the DPGS Board decides otherwise.4.5 Transfer of Registration4.5.1 A Postgraduate Diploma candidate may on the recommendation of the Head of Department and Principal/Dean/Director apply to Senate for permission to transfer registration to that of a Masters degree. Senate will determine the contribution of the work done under Diploma candidacy towards the Masters degree being applied for. No candidate may acquire both the PG Diploma and the Masters from the same programme.4.5.2 A student for the degree of Masters by thesis may on the recommendation of the Department and College/School/Institute concerned apply through DPGS Board to the Senate for permission to transfer registration to that of a Ph.D. Senate will determine what recognition may be given to the period which the applicant has completed his or her studentship for Masters, as a contribution towards the fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. No candidate may acquire both the Masters and the Doctorate from the same programme.4.5.3 A student for a Masters or Ph.D. degree may on the recommendation of the Head and Principal/Dean/Director concerned apply through DPGS Board to Senate at any time before submission of the thesis for permission to transfer registration to that of Postgraduate Diploma or Masters degree, subject to the relevant programme being available.4.5.4 Where a College/School/Institute receives a report from the relevant Department that the progress made by a student for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy is
14 University of Dar es Salaam unsatisfactory but sufficient to allow the candidate to be transferred to the Masters degree or the Postgraduate Diploma, the College/School/Institute may recommend through DPGS Board to Senate that the candidate’s registration be so transferred, subject to current availability of the Masters/PG Diploma programmes.4.5.5 A candidate for the Ph.D. or Masters Degree, whose thesis examiners are either in disagreement or have recommended thesis revision and resubmission may, on the recommendation of the College/School/Institute Board, transfer registration to a Masters or to a relevant existing Postgraduate Diploma programme, respectively.4.5.6 Candidates from other Universities who would like to complete their postgraduate programmes at the University of Dar es Salaam, may apply to Senate through respective Departments/Colleges/Schools/ Institutes and DPGS Board to transfer from their previous Universities credits/Units that do not exceed 1/3 of the total credits/units for the programme provided the former institution is accredited and the candidates meet the minimum entry qualifications for the program they are enrolling.4.6 Postponement of Studies Postponement of studies shall not be entertained. However under special circumstances, permission to postpone studies may be considered as per regulation 4.1.3 for students at the coursework phase. Thesis and Dissertation students shall be required to freeze registration as per regulations 4.3 a and b.5.0 COURSE-WORK EVALUATION5.1 Candidates registered for the course-work and dissertation programme shall sit for course examinations following assessment procedures approved by the relevant College/School/Institute, DPGS Board and Senate. Unless stipulated otherwise the General University Examination Regulations shall be used to guide the conduct of examination of all postgraduate courses.5.2 In all Colleges/Schools/ Institutes and DPGS Board the value attached to the letter grades awarded shall be as follows:
Postgraduate Prospectus for the Year 2010/2011 15 A = Excellent B+ = Very Good B = Good C = Marginal Fail D = Fail E = Absolute Fail.The minimum passing grade at postgraduate level is B.5.3 In all cases, the relationship between the numerical score and letter grades shall be as follows: A = 70% - 100% B+ = 60 - 69% B = 50 - 59% C = 40 - 49% D = 35 - 39% E = 0 - 34%5.4 In grade point computations the allocation of points shall be as follows: A = 5 B+ = 4 B = 3 C = 2 D = 1 E = 0 points5.5 All coursework examination results must be submitted to the relevant Boards of the Colleges/Schools/Institutes, DPGS and Senate for approval.5.6 Presentation of examination results to Boards of Colleges/Schools/Institutes, DPGS and Senate shall be in accordance with the University approved format.5.7 Candidates must successfully complete the course-work phase before they are allowed to proceed with the dissertation phase. Successful completion of the
16 University of Dar es Salaam coursework phase shall mean attainment of a “B” grade or above i.e. grade point average GPA of at least 3.0 in all examinations.5.8 Candidates who fail in one or more examinations, but whose GPA is 2.7 and above shall be allowed to do supplementary examinations in the failed courses.5.9 Candidates who fail to attain a GPA of at least 2.7 shall be discontinued from studies.5.10 Candidates who fail in any supplementary examination and have a GPA 3.0 and above may be allowed to repeat the failed courses but shall not be allowed to proceed to the dissertation phase.5.11 Colleges/Schools/Institutes will administer supplementary examinations within a period of between one month and three months of approval of the results by Senate.6.0 REGULATIONS ON THESIS/DISSERTATION PHASE6.1 Candidates doing a Postgraduate programme by coursework and dissertation and who have qualified to continue with the dissertation research after the course- work part shall be required to submit a dissertation in partial fulfilment of the Degree requirements, after a specified period set by the relevant College/School/ Institute.6.2 In the case of some Colleges/Schools/Institutes where the dissertation constitutes a small proportion of the degree programme i.e. less than 50% of the study units, the College’s/School’s/Institute’s regulations for the submission and examination of dissertations shall apply.6.3 All thesis and dissertation postgraduate candidates shall be required to give at least one seminar presentation before the initial submission of the dissertation/ thesis.6.4 Guidelines on the preparation and presentation of postgraduate theses and dissertations are contained in the General Regulations and Guidlines for Postgraduate Study Programme (2006).
Postgraduate Prospectus for the Year 2010/2011 176.5 Notice of Intention to Submit At least three months before submitting a dissertation or a thesis a candidate shall, through the supervisor, Department and College/School/Institute, give notice in writing to the Chairperson, DPGS Board, expressing intention to submit the dissertation/thesis. Guidelines on how to file the notice of submission are provided for in form UDSM/PG.F8.6.6 Certification6.6.1 Every dissertation/thesis submitted for a degree award must be accompanied by a declaration by the candidate, to the satisfaction of Senate, stating that the dissertation/thesis has not been submitted for a similar degree in any other University. The dissertation/thesis must be submitted in four hard bound copies and one soft copy.6.6.2 The dissertation/thesis shall also contain a declaration by the candidate’s supervisor, confirming that he/she has read the dissertation/thesis and found it to be in a form acceptable for examination.6.7 Copyright Declaration6.7.1 The dissertation/thesis shall contain a statement of copyright by the author, reading as follows: For further details, see Guidelines on Preparation of Theses, Section 6.6.1. No part of this dissertation/thesis may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means: electronic, mechanical photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission of the author or the University of Dar es Salaam in that behalf.6.8 Abstracts6.8.1 All dissertations/theses submitted for degree awards must be satisfactory as regards format and literary presentation. They must also contain a one-page abstract of a maximum 300 words.6.8.2 The abstract shall indicate in summary the essential points of the dissertation/ thesis, the important results achieved and the conclusions reached.
18 University of Dar es Salaam7.0 EXAMINATION OF MASTERS THESES/DISSERTATIONS AND DEGREE AWARDS7.1 Every dissertation submitted shall be examined by at least two specialists approved by the relevant College/School/Institute Board, DPGS Board and Senate. At least one of these must be external to the University.7.1.1 Three specialists approved by the relevant College/School/Institute Board, DPGS Board and Senate shall examine every thesis. One of them must be external to the University.7.1.2 Transmission of theses/dissertations is the official responsibility of College/School/ Institute, using their share of examination fees.7.1.3 The examiners shall be required to submit their detailed reports on the thesis/ dissertation within a period of two months from the date of receipt of the thesis and within a period of one month for a dissertation.7.1.4 If the reports are not received within four months, new examiners shall be appointed.7.1.5 Each examiner shall also be required to summarise his/her report on the thesis/ dissertation with a definite recommendation for one of the following actions: a) The degree be awarded to the candidate unconditionally, or b) The degree be awarded subject to typographical corrections/minor revisions, or c) The degree be not awarded, but the candidate be allowed to revise and re- submit the thesis/dissertation for re-examination, or d) The thesis/dissertation be rejected outright7.1.6 A thesis or dissertation passed subject to typographical corrections/minor revisions must be submitted for degree award within three months from the date of the Senate’s approval of examination results.
Postgraduate Prospectus for the Year 2010/2011 197.1.7 A thesis/dissertation rejected in accordance with regulation 7.1.5c above must be re-submitted for examination within nine months from the date of the Senate’s approval of examination results.7.1.8 Candidates who fail, without reasonable cause, to submit their dissertations/theses within the period stated in 7.1.6 and 7.1.7 above shall be discontinued from studies.7.1.9 Where the examiners are not in agreement in their overall recommendation, DPGS Board shall examine the case and recommend one of the following actions: a) The recommendation of the External Examiners be adopted; or b) An additional independent examiner be appointed; or c) The relevant College/School/Institute be requested to establish a panel from amongst the experts available,to examine the candidate orally.7.2 Viva Voce Examinations for Masters Degree Programmes7.2.1 In Masters Degree programmes involving examinations by thesis alone without any prescribed course-work component, the candidates shall, in addition to writing a thesis, appear for a viva voce examination.7.2.2 Course-work and dissertation research candidates may also be required to appear for viva voce examinations, if such examinations are mandatory in their respective College/School/Institute.7.2.3 The viva voce examinations shall take place only after the DPGS Board and Senate have been satisfied that the thesis/dissertation submitted by the candidate is considered by the examiners to be satisfactory.7.2.4 The questions to be asked in the viva voce examination shall primarily focus on the candidate’s thesis/dissertation research area. Questions in peripheral areas are also encouraged, if they help to establish the candidate’s level of academic maturity on the thesis subject matter.
20 University of Dar es Salaam7.2.5 The members of the viva voce panel shall be selected in a manner that will ensure that sufficiently qualified and experienced scholars in the research or related area examine the candidate.7.2.6 The viva voce examination for Masters Degrees shall comprise of at least five, but not more than seven examiners, who shall be appointed by the Senate Chairperson, on the recommendation by the Principal/Dean/Director of the relevant College/School/Institute, and of the Head of the relevant Department where the candidate is registered. The viva voce panel shall comprise of the following: i. The College/School/Institute Principal/Dean/Director or his/her nominee Chairperson ii. External Examiner or his/her/ representative, appointed by the relevant College/School/Institute Principal/Dean/Director. iii. Internal Examiner who did not guide the research. iv. The candidate’s supervisors. v. Head of the relevant Department or his/her appointee. Not more than two other members appointed by the respective College/School/ Institute.7.2.7 The Director of DPGS or his/her representative may attend the viva voce examination to guide panel members on the conduct of the examination.7.2.8 The DPGS Board must approve the date of examination at least two weeks before the examination.7.2.9 The Head of Department must inform the candidate in writing regarding the examination arrangements at least two weeks before the examination, with copies to the Principal/Dean/Director and the Director, DPGS.7.2.10 The viva voce panelists shall be provided with full texts of the thesis examiners’ reports and copies of the candidate’s thesis/dissertation at least one week before the date of the oral examination. The College/School/Institute shall ensure availability of copies of the thesis using their share of examination fees.
Postgraduate Prospectus for the Year 2010/2011 217.2.11 The function of the viva voce panel shall be to ascertain that the thesis/dissertation presented fulfils the following criteria: i) The thesis is the original work of the candidate; ii) The broader subject area in which the study is based is fully grasped by the candidate; iii) Any weaknesses in the thesis are adequately clarified by the candidate; and iv) A definite recommendation is made to the DPGS Board whether the candidate should be declared as having Passed or Failed.7.2.12 The viva voce panelists should, as far as possible, work towards arriving at a unanimous decision on the candidate’s performance. Where the panelists are unable to reach a unanimous agreement as to whether the candidate passes or fails, a vote shall be taken to arrive at a decision. A majority vote shall be required for passing the viva voce examination.7.2.13 At the end of the viva voce examination, the panel members shall sign a viva voce Examination Results Form UDSM/PG.F11 obtainable from the Director, DPGS, giving a specific recommendation on the candidate’s performance. This shall be submitted, along with a detailed report on how the candidate handled the questions, to the Chairperson of DPGS Board for processing, whereupon, each panelist in the viva voce examination shall receive an honorarium at the rate approved by the University.7.2.14 Where there is a disagreement between the recommendation of the thesis examiners and viva voce examiners, the DPGS Board shall study the case and recommend to Senate one of the following options: a) The candidate revises and re-submits the thesis and subsequently re-appears for a further oral/written, or practical examination, within a specified period, but not exceeding 6 months since the date of the decision by Senate: or b) The candidate is deemed to have failed outright.
22 University of Dar es Salaam7.2.15 The duration of the viva voce examination for Masters Degrees shall not exceed two hours, which shall be distributed as follows: 30 minutes of presentation 1 hour and 15 minutes of questions and answers 15 minutes of deliberations7.2.16 The internal examiner who supervised the candidate shall be the recorder of the viva voce examination proceedings.7.2.17 The final decision on the award of the higher degree shall be made by the Senate on the recommendation of the DPGS Board.7.2.18 Work rejected by Examiners after re-submission shall not be accepted for re-examination at the University of Dar es Salaam.7.2.19 Subsequent publications from a thesis/dissertation submitted for a Masters degree of the University of Dar es Salaam must contain a statement that the work is based on a thesis/ dissertation submitted to the University.7.3 Submission of a Ph.D. Thesis7.3.1 The Ph.D. degree examination requires the submission of a thesis by the candidate, embodying the results of the research.7.3.2 No candidate shall be permitted to submit a thesis for the Ph.D. degree in less than 24 months from the date of registration.7.3.3 At least three months before the thesis is submitted; the candidate shall, through the supervisor, give notice of intention to submit the thesis. He/she should do this in writing to the Chairperson, DPGS Board submitting, at the same time, the proposed title and an outline of the plan and general scope of the thesis.7.3.4 Every thesis submitted for the Ph.D. degree of the University of Dar es Salaam must be accompanied by a declaration by the candidate, stating that it is the candidate’s own original work and that it has not been submitted for a similar
Postgraduate Prospectus for the Year 2010/2011 23 degree in any other University. The thesis must be submitted in six loose-bound copies, and one soft copy.7.3.5 The thesis shall contain a statement of copyright by the author, is accordance with the Guidelines for Preparation and Presentation of Higher Degree theses (see appendices).7.3.6 No part of the thesis may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means: electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission of the author or the University of Dar es Salaam in that behalf.7.3.7 Every thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy must be satisfactory with respect to its format and literary presentation. See the appendices in the Guidelines for preparation and presentation of Higher Degree theses. The thesis must contain a one page abstract of not more than 300 words, which shall concisely indicate the problem investigated, the procedures and research methods employed, the general results and new contributions made, and the major conclusions reached.7.3.8 The thesis shall contain a declaration by the candidate’s supervisor confirming that he/she has read the thesis and found it acceptable for examination.7.4 Examination of Theses and Award of a Ph.D. Degree7.4.1 For every Ph.D. candidate approaching submission Senate shall appoint, on the recommendation of the relevant College/School/Institute Board and the DPGS Board, at least three qualified examiners, one of whom shall be External to the University of Dar es Salaam. The Examiners shall be required to assess the thesis following standards similar to those applicable to Ph.D. degrees in all recognized Universities elsewhere.7.4.2 The Examiners shall be required to submit independent reports on the Ph.D. thesis as prescribed under the Masters Programme. a) The examiners shall be required to submit their detailed reports on the thesis within a period of two months from the date of receipt of the thesis.
24 University of Dar es Salaam b) If the reports are not received within four months, new examiners shall be appointed.7.4.3 The Ph.D. thesis should show evidence that the candidate has made an original and significant contribution to knowledge, and each examiner shall submit a summary of the report on the thesis using form UDSM/PG.F10 with a definite recommendation for one of the following actions:- a) The Ph.D. degree be awarded to the candidate unconditionally; b) The degree be awarded subject to typographical corrections and/or minor revisions; c) The degree be awarded subject to making substantial revisions and corrections recommended. d) The degree should not be awarded, but the candidate be allowed to revise and resubmit the Ph.D. thesis for re-examination after a further period of study and/or research; e) The degree should not be awarded, but the candidate be permitted to re- submit the work in a revised form for a Masters degree award; f) The thesis be rejected outright.7.4.4 The Director of Postgraduate Studies shall pay an honorarium of US $300 to the External Examiner and US $150 to the Internal Examiner on receiving detailed reports and summary reports of the thesis under examination.7.4.5 A thesis recommended for revision as per regulation 7.4.3c above must be revised and submitted within six months.7.4.6 A thesis rejected as per regulation 7.4.3d above must be re-written and re- submitted for re-examination within 18 months.
Postgraduate Prospectus for the Year 2010/2011 257.4.7 Candidates who fail to submit their thesis within the period stated in 7.4.5 and 7.4.6 shall be discontinued from studies.7.4.8 Where the examiners are not in agreement in their overall recommendation, DPGS Board shall consider the case and recommend one of the following actions: a) The recommendation of the External Examiners be adopted; or b) An additional independent examiner be appointed; or c) The relevant College/Department be requested to establish a panel of experts, internal and/or external to the University, with Senate’s approval, to examine the candidate orally.7.5 Viva Voce Examination for Ph.D. Candidates7.5.1 In addition to writing a thesis, the Ph.D. candidate shall appear for a viva voce examination.7.5.2 The viva voce examination shall take place only after the DPGS Board and Senate have been satisfied that the thesis submitted by the candidate is considered by the examiners to be of acceptable standard.7.5.3 The questions in the viva voce examination shall primarily focus on the candidate’s thesis research area. Questions in peripheral areas are also encouraged, if they help to establish the candidate’s level of academic maturity in the thesis subject area.7.5.4 The members of viva voce panel shall be selected in a manner that will ensure that the candidate is examined by sufficiently qualified and experienced scholars in the research or related area.7.5.5 a) The viva voce examination shall comprise at least seven examiners appointed by the Senate through the relevant College/School/Institute board and the DPGS Board. b) The composition of the viva voce panel shall be as follows: i) Chairperson with voting power.
26 University of Dar es Salaam ii) External Examiner who examined the thesis or his/her representative. iii) Internal Examiner who supervised the work and examined the thesis. iv) A second internal or external examiner or his/her representative, where applicable, who may or may not have supervised the candidate, but who also examined the thesis. v) Appointee of the Principal/Dean/Director of Institute where the candidate is registered. vi) Appointee of the Head of Department where the candidate is registered. vii) Any other qualified co-opted members, at most 2 invited by the relevant College/School/Institute, and approved by Senate through the relevant Board.7.5.6 The Chairperson of the viva voce panel, who need not be a specialist in the candidate’s thesis area, shall be a senior academician at least senior lecturer, and shall be appointed by the Senate through the DPGS Board, on the recommendation of the relevant College/School/Institute Board.7.5.7 Panelists under Regulation no. 7.5.5b(ii), (iii) and iv who are unable to be present at the viva voce examination, shall submit their oral examination questions to the Director, DPGS, and also nominate their representatives where possible to the viva voce who shall be appointed as per 7.5.5a .7.5.8 The viva voce panelists shall be provided with full texts of the thesis examiners’ reports, and copies of the candidate’s thesis, at least two weeks before the date of the oral examination.7.5.9 The function of the viva voce shall be: a) To ascertain that : i) The thesis presented, the data, methodology, analysis and findings is the original work of the candidate; ii) The broader subject area in which the study is based is fully grasped; iii) Any weakness in the thesis can be adequately clarified by the candidate; and b) To make a definite recommendation to the DPGS Board and Senate whether the candidate has passed or failed.
Postgraduate Prospectus for the Year 2010/2011 277.5.10 The viva voce panel should, as far as possible, work towards arriving at a unanimous decision on the candidate’s performance as per 7.12.9a (i) to (iii). Where the panelists are unable to reach a unanimous agreement as to whether the candidate passes or fails, a vote shall be taken to arrive at a decision. A majority vote in favour of passing the candidate shall be required for passing a viva voce examination.7.5.11 At the end of the viva voce examination, the panel members shall sign a viva voce Examinations Results Form UDSM/PG.F12 giving a specific recommendation to DPGS Board on the candidate’s performances.7.5.12 The Chairperson of the panel shall also submit to DPGS a comprehensive report approved by the viva voce panelists, detailing all the questions addressed to the candidate and the answers he/she gave to those questions.7.5.13 Whereupon, each panelist in the viva voce examination shall receive an honorarium at the rate approved by the University.7.5.14 Where there is disagreement between the recommendations of the thesis examiners and those of the viva voce panelists, the DPGS Board shall carefully study the case and recommend to Senate one of the following actions: a) The candidate revises and re-submits the thesis and subsequently re-appears for a further oral examination, within a specified period, but not exceeding 12months from the date of the decision by Senate; or b) The candidate be deemed to have failed outright.7.5.15 The duration of the viva voce examination shall normally not exceed three hours, distributed as follows: Maximum of 45 minutes for presentation Maximum of 2 hours for questions and answers. Maximum of 15 minutes for deliberations.7.5.16 Senate shall make the final decision on the Ph.D. degree award to the candidate, on the recommendation of the DPGS Board.
28 University of Dar es Salaam7.5.17 Subsequent publications from a thesis submitted for the Ph.D. degree of the University of Dar es Salaam, must contain a statement to the effect that the work is based on a thesis submitted to the University.8.0 APPEALS8.1 The General University Examination Regulations govern the conduct of appeals against the decision of the Senate pertaining to examination results except where it is indicated “Undergraduate Studies Committee” should read “Post- graduate Studies Board”.8.2 Such appeals must be lodged with the appropriate University authorities within six months from the date of approval of the results.8.3 All appeals shall be accompanied by a non refundable appeal fee of ten thousands shillings (TZS 10,000/=) for Tanzanian students and twenty-five US dollars (US dollars 25) for foreign students.9.0 OCCASIONAL STUDENTS9.1 Definition The term “Occasional Student”, as applied at the University of Dar es Salaam, shall be taken to mean any student whose study programme lasts for only one semester, or part of a semester, and does not extend to a full academic year.9.2 Entry Requirements9.2.1 The entry qualifications shall be as those prescribed for regular students.9.2.2 The application for Occasional Studentship must be supported by at least two referees. At least one of these must be an academic member of staff, who is well acquainted with University teaching and research.9.2.3 The admission of an Occasional Student will take into consideration not only the academic qualifications of the applicant, but also the availability of a local supervisor in the relevant Department where the applicant intends to undertake studies.
Postgraduate Prospectus for the Year 2010/2011 299.2.4 While Occasional Students are not obliged to sit for the end of semester examinations, they are encouraged to do so. They may be allowed to take various courses by audit.9.2.5 Occasional Students shall pay their fees pro rata, in accordance with what is prescribed for regular postgraduate students.9.2.6 Occasional Students may register for some undergraduate courses.10.0 SHORT-TERM STUDENTS10.1 Definition The term “Short-Term Student” as applied at the University of Dar es Salaam, shall be taken to mean any student whose study programme lasts up to one full academic year.10.2 Entry Requirements10.2.1 The admission qualifications shall be as those prescribed for regular postgraduate students.10.2.2 Short-term students are expected to enroll in their courses for credit. Hence they shall be required to appear for end of semester examinations.10.2.3 Short-term postgraduate students taking courses on credit will be governed by the General University Regulations applicable to other relevant postgraduate courses.10.2.4 Short-term students may register for undergraduate courses, in which case relevant Undergraduate Regulations shall apply.10.2.5 Short-term students may enrol for training by research alone, in which case they will be assigned supervisors to guide them.10.2.6 Short-term students who attain the grade of B or higher in their prescribed postgraduate courses, may be allowed to change their status to a Masters degree and in exceptional circumstances to a Ph.D. degree course.
30 University of Dar es Salaam10.2.7 Short-term students shall pay their fees in accordance with what is prescribed for the regular postgraduate students.11.0 SANDWICH PROGRAMMES11.1 The University of Dar es Salaam has developed links with other academic institutions for collaboration in postgraduate training. Under these arrangements, postgraduate students at the course-work stage registered in other Universities may conduct part of their studies at the University of Dar es Salaam as short- term or occasional students as per sections 9 and 10 depending on the period they would like to stay at the University of Dar es Salaam11.2 Postgraduate students registered in other institutions may also conduct part of their studies at the dissertation or thesis phase as research associates. In order to obtain such associate-ship, candidates must send applications to Senate through DPGS Board and the respective teaching units at least six months in advance stating the duration they would spend at the University of Dar es Salaam. The application letter must be attached with the following documents: i) A concise statement of the proposed project; including: objectives, description of problem area, methodology, expected out-puts, the period of research and places in Tanzania where the work will be carried out. ii) Confirmation of availability of financial support to cover travel, fees, research funds and up-keep allowances, and or any other material support to the intended research. iii) Applicants full curriculum vitae. iv) Names of two referees who are qualified in the field of research which the applicant wishes to undertake. v) Name of contact person in the Department of intended study at the University of Dar es Salaam. vi) Ethical Clearance if necessary from his/her country and from the relevant authorities in Tanzania. vii) Research Clearance.11.3 The Research associate-ship will be awarded for a period not exceeding one
Postgraduate Prospectus for the Year 2010/2011 31 academic year. Applicants for registration as a Postgraduate Research Associate shall hold either a good bachelor or master’s degrees and must be registered students of recognized institutions of higher learning.11.4 Research Associates who wish to extend their work at the University may apply for renewal at least two months before expiry of their registration. The renewal letter stating justification for continuation of the registration must be sent to the Senate through the DPGS Board and the respective teaching Units.FEES STRUCTURE FOR TANZANIANSApplication Fee (T.Shs.) Application fee for Masters and Postgraduate 20,000 Diploma candidates Application fee for Ph.D. candidates 30,000 Tuition Fee for Postgraduate Diploma Programmes Cluster Programmes Programmes in the College of Arts and Social Sciences (except 1,647,500 Economics), Programmes in the School of Education, SJMC, I IRA, IDS, and CoET, (except Computer Engineering and Information Technology, Telecommunication Engineering) Programs in the College of Natural and Applied of Sciences, 1,947,500 II Business School, IMS and Economics Programmes in the School of Law (Formerly Faculty of Law), 2,547,500 School of Informatics and Communication Technologies, and III Computer Engineering & Information Technology, Telecom. Engineering programmes
32 University of Dar es Salaam Tuition Fee for Masters and Ph.D. by Thesis Programmes C lu ster P rogram m es M asters P h . D Y ear I Y ear II Y ear I Y ear II F inal Y ear 1 P ro gram m es in the C ollege of A rts and Social S cience s (except E cono m ics), P ro gram m es in the Sc ho ol o f 1,697,500 2,00 2,500 2,49 7,500 2,30 2,500 3,102,5 00 E ducation, S JM C , IR A, ID S, and C oE T , (except C o m puter E ngineering and Inform atio n T echnology, T elecom m unicati o n E ngineering) 2 P ro gram s in the C ollege of N atural and A pp lied of S cience s, 1,997,500 2,30 2,500 2,39 7,500 2,202,5 00 3,002,5 00 B usiness School and E co no m ics, and M aster o f Integrated E nvironm ental M anagem ent (M IE M ) 3 P ro gram m es in the Sc ho ol o f L aw (Form erly F aculty of L aw ), S choo l of Inform atics and C o m m unica tion T echnologies, 2,597,500 2,90 2,500 2,79 7,500 2,602,5 00 3,402,5 00 and C om p uter E ngineering & Inform atio n T echnology, T elecom . E ngineering p rogram m es
Postgraduate Prospectus for the Year 2010/2011 33Tuition Fee for Masters and Ph.D. by Coursework and DissertationProgrammes Cluster Programmes Masters Ph. D Year Subsequent Years Year I Sub Final I 6 12 sequent Year months months Years Programmes in the College of Arts and Social Sciences (except Economics), Programmes in the School of Education, SJMC, IRA, IDS, 1,577,500 1,302,500 1,752,500 2,147,500 1,952,500 2,402,500 I and CoET, (except Computer Engineering and Information Technology, Telecommunication Engineering) Programs in the College of Natural and Applied of Sciences, Business School and 1,877,500 1,452,500 2,052,500 2,347,500 2,152,500 2,602,500 II Economics, and Master of Integrated Environmental Management (MIEM) Programmes in the School of Law (Formerly Faculty of Law), School of Informatics and Communication Technologies, and 2,477,500 1,752,500 2,652,500 2,747,500 2,552,500 3,002,500 III Computer Engineering & Information Technology, Telecom. Engineering programmes
34 University of Dar es SalaamDirect Student Costs y b . D. h P y b . D . h P s r et s a M y b s r e t s a M et a u d a r gt s o P sise h T - es r u o C si s e h T y b - e s r u o C a m ol pi D d n a k r o W d n a k r o w n oi t at r e s s i D n o it at r e s si D 0 0 0, 0 0 1 0 0 0, 0 0 1 0 0 0, 0 0 1 0 0 0, 0 0 1 0 0 0, 0 5 y r a n oit a t S 0 0 0, 0 0 4 0 0 0, 0 0 4 0 0 0, 0 0 4 0 0 0, 0 0 4 000,05 3 sko o B 0 0 0, 0 0 5 0 0 0, 0 0 4 0 0 0, 0 0 3 0 0 0, 0 5 2 0 sis e h T * * * n o it c u d o r P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 , 0 0 5 t n e d n e p e d n I l a cit c a r P/ y d u t S h c r a es e R / g n i ni a r T g n i h c a e T / r e p a P r of e cit c a r P et a u d a r gt s o P s t n e d u t S a m ol p i D 0 0 0, 0 0 6 , 3 0 0 0, 0 0 6 , 3 0 0 0, 0 0 6, 3 0 0 0, 0 0 6, 3 0 0 0, 0 0 6 , 3 d n e pi t S 0 0 0, 0 0 6 , 4 0 0 0, 0 0 5 , 4 0 0 0, 0 0 4, 4 0 0 0, 0 5 3, 4 0 0 0, 0 0 5 , 4 L A T O T *Cost for thesis production shall be paid to students in the Final Year.Research Funds C lu s t e r R e s e a r c h F i e l d s P ro g ra m m e s B y C o u r s e - By w o r k a n d T h e sis D isse rta tion A l l r e s e a r c h a c ti v i t ie s i n f i e l d s M a ste rs 1 ,0 0 0 , 0 0 0 3 ,0 0 0 , 0 0 0 o f A r t s a n d H u m a n i t ie s in c l u d i n g p ro gra m m e s o ff e r e d b y C O N A S I S c h o o l o f E d u c a t io n , S J M C , I R A , I D S , U D B S , S c h o o l o f L a w P h .D . 4 ,0 0 0 , 0 0 0 5 ,0 0 0 , 0 0 0 ( F o r m e r l y F a c u l t y o f L a w ) , a n d C o E T , ( e x c e p t C o m p u te r E n g in e e rin g a n d I n f o r m a t io n T e c h n o l o g y , T e l e c o m m u n ic a t io n E n g i n e e r i n g ) A l l r e s e a r c h a c ti v i t ie s i n f i e l d s M asters 3 ,0 0 0 , 0 0 0 5 ,0 0 0 , 0 0 0 o f N a t u r a l a n d P u r e S c i e n c e s i n c l u d i n g p ro gram m e s II o f f e r e d b y C O N A S , S I C T , C o m p u te r P h .D . E n g in e e rin g a n d 6 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0 7 ,0 0 0 , 0 0 0 I n f o r m a t io n T e c h n o l o g y , a n d T e l e c o m m u n ic a t io n E n g in e erin g
Postgraduate Prospectus for the Year 2010/2011 35FEES STRUCTURE FOR NON-TANZANIANApplication Fee (US $) Application fee for M asters and Po stgrad uate D iploma cand id ates US $ 20 Application fee for Ph.D. candidates US $ 30 Tuition Fee for Postgraduate Diploma Programmes Cluster Programmes US $ Programmes in the College of Arts and Social Sciences 2,449 (except Economics), Programmes in the School of Education, I SJMC, IRA, IDS, and CoET, (except Computer Engineering and Information Technology, Telecommunication Engineering) Programs in the College of Natural and Applied of Sciences, 2,952 II Business School, IMS and Economics Programmes in the School of Law (Formerly Faculty of 3,956 Law), School of Informatics and Communication III Technologies, and Computer Engineering & Information Technology, Telecom. Engineering programmes Tuition Fee for Masters and Ph.D. by Thesis Programmes Cluster Programmes Masters Ph. D Year Year Year Year Final I II I II Year I Programmes in the College of Arts US $ US $ US $ US $ US $ and Social Sciences (except 3,849 4,024 5,949 4,824 6,824 Economics), Programmes in the School of Education, SJMC, IRA, IDS, and CoET , (except Computer Engineering and Information Technology, Telecommunication Engineering) II Programs in the College of Natural US $ US $ US $ US $ US $ and Applied of Sciences, B usiness 4,352 4,527 6,452 5,327 7,327 School and Economics, and Master of Integrated Environmental Management (MIEM) III Programmes in the School of Law US $ US $ US $ US $ US $ (Formerly Faculty of Law), School of 4,356 5,531 7,456 6,331 8,881 Informatics and Communication Technologies, and Computer Engineering & Information Technology, Telecom. Engineering programm es
36 University of Dar es Salaam Tuition Fee for Masters and Ph.D. by Coursework and Dissertation Programmes Cluster Programmes Masters Ph. D Year Subsequent Years Year I Sub- Final I 6 12 sequent Year months months Years Programmes in the College of Arts and Social Sciences (except Economics), Programmes in the School of US $ US $ US $ US $ US $ US $ Education, SJMC, IRA, IDS, 2446 2622 3374 5,949 4,824 6,324 I and CoET, (except Computer Engineering and Information Technology, Telecommunication Engineering) Programs in the College of Natural and Applied of Sciences, Business School and US $ US $ US $ US $ US $ US $ II Economics, and Master of 2,950 2,874 3,877 6,452 5,327 6,827 Integrated Environmental Management (MIEM) Programmes in the School of Law (Formerly Faculty of Law), School of Informatics US $ US $ US $ US $ US $ US $ and Communication 3953 3,375 4,881 7,456 6,331 7,831 III Technologies, and Computer Engineering & Information Technology, Telecom. Engineering programmes IDS Institute of Development Studies SJMC School of Journalism and Mass Communication IMS Institute of Marine Sciences IRA Institute of Resource Assessment CoET College of Engineering and Technology CASS College of Arts and Social Sciences SICT School of Informatics and Communication Technologies CONAS College of Natural and Applied Sciences UDBS University of Dar es Salaam Business School
Postgraduate Prospectus for the Year 2010/2011 37Direct Student Costs Post- Masters by Masters Ph.D. by Ph.D. graduate Course- by Thesis Course- by Diploma work and US $ work and Thesis US $ Dissertation Dissertation US $ US $ US $ Stationary 100 150 150 150 150 Books 300 400 400 600 600 ***Thesis 0 300 300 400 500 Production Independent 500 0 0 0 0 Study/Practical Training/ Research Paper/ Teaching Practice for Postgraduate Diploma Students Stipend 3,600 3,600 3,600 3,600 3,600 TOTAL 4,500 4,450 4,450 4,750 4,850 *Cost for thesis production shall be paid to students in the Final Year.Research Funds Cluster Research Fields Programmes By By Coursework Thesis and Dissertation US$ US$ Cluster All research activities in fields of I Arts and Humanities including Masters 1000 2500 programmes offered by CONAS School of Education, SJMC, IRA, IDS, UDBS, School of Law (Formerly Faculty of Law), and CoET, (except Computer Ph.D. 4000 5000 Engineering and Information Technology, Telecommunication Engineering) Cluster All research activities in fields of II Natural and Pure Sciences Masters 3000 4000 including programmes offered by CONAS, SICT, Computer Engineering and Information Ph.D. 6000 7000 Technology, and Telecommunication Engineering
38 University of Dar es SalaamCOLLEGE OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCESThe College of Arts and Social Sciences has facilities in all departments and teachingunits to enable students to undertake advanced work and research under supervisionfor the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees and for the Postgraduate Diploma of the University ofDar es Salaam.Purpose and ScopeThe College has an organized uniform structure for postgraduate courses in Archaeology,Economics, Geography, Information Studies, Political Science and Public Administration,Sociology and Anthropology, Statistics, Literature, History, Languages and Linguisticsand Fine and Performing Arts with particular emphasis for in-service government andparastatal personnel, and for the University’s own staff development. The postgraduate studies programmes incorporate all postgraduate teaching beingoffered by the College’s departments under a common administrative structure.Jurisdiction over the degrees to be awarded by thesis alone remains the responsibilityof individual academic units.Aims and ObjectivesThe aims and objectives of the postgraduate studies programmes are:i) To extend the existing generalized undergraduate studies by offering specialized teaching and instruction at an advanced level to meet Tanzania’s immediate professional needs.ii) To create awareness of the problems of African development and a personal commitment to social reconstruction in Tanzania.iii) To encourage an interdisciplinary approach and joint research among all the University’s social sciences departments.iv) To generate teaching and research materials with direct relevance to contemporary policy issues in Tanzania.
Postgraduate Prospectus for the Year 2010/2011 39Duration of the CourseThe M.A. programmes offered in the College last for 18 months.Course Structurei) Basic work on related academic or professional disciplines (termed “core courses”).ii) Some optional courses to make up a particular specialization suited to each student’s intended professional specialization (termed “optional courses”).Eligibility for Admission into the Postgraduate ProgrammesTo be eligible for admission, the candidate must fulfill the following conditions:i) A good Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent; andii) Positive recommendations from a minimum of two referees.Teaching ProgrammeThe programme consists of nine months of instruction, followed by a term period ofnine months of writing a dissertation. The instructional period is divided into twosemesters, consisting of 15 teaching weeks and a 2-week period for revision andsemester examinations.Examinationsi) Coursework Assessment: Course assessment ordinarily counts for 50% towards the final marks in each course. Coursework marks include semester tests, coursework exercises, or research papers.ii) Final Examinations: All courses are examined separately at the end of each semester, and before the start of the research phase in each academic year. The marks and scripts are carried forward and considered alongside the other results at the full Examiners’ Board Meeting for the programme at the end of the academic year.
40 University of Dar es SalaamFailuresNo candidate shall be allowed to repeat the course. A candidate failing not more than 4units may be allowed to sit for supplementary examinations under conditions to beapproved by the College Board.Allocation of CoursesA year’s studies are divided to give approximately half the time to take required corecourses (including one required common course), and half the time for optional coursesselected in accordance with a student’s intended specialization. Course units for theyear are allocated as follows:ExemptionAny candidate who has taken any of the required courses at undergraduate level may,at the discretion of the Department, be exempted from such courses. Such a candidateshall enroll in equivalent work related to his/her needs and such work shall be examinedin place of the exempted courses.DissertationThe term period of 9 months is directed towards the completion of either (1) a researchpaper or (2) an applied project. The M.A. degree will not be granted until this dissertationhas been satisfactorily completed.Coordinator of Postgraduate StudiesA coordinator of postgraduate studies administers the proposed programme.In the College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS), Masters Degree programmes bycoursework and dissertation are offered as shown below. There are also Ph.D. bycoursework and dissertation programmes in the Departments of Economics and PoliticalScience and Public Administration. Some of the postgraduate programmes are offeredin alternate years. All departments offer both Masters and Ph.D. programmes by thesis,depending on the availability of supervisory services.