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Open University of Tanzania

The Open University of Tanzania (OUT) is a public university in Tanzania. The University was established by an Act of Parliament No. 17 of 1992. It offers educational programs through Open and Distance Learning mode. It is a single mode institution offering certificate, diploma and degree courses through distance learning.

Open University of Tanzania Headquarters is situated in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Through Open and Distance Learning, Open University of Tanzania allows flexible learning environment leading to protracted periods of course completion.

It offers different academic programs which are certificates, diplomas, degrees and postgraduate courses. Educational Delivery is attained through various means of communication such as broadcasting, telecasting, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), correspondence, enhanced face to face, seminars, contact programs or the combination of any two or more of such means.

Courses offered at Open University of Tanzania

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Undergraduate Programmes

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Management (BTM)
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (BA (Soc))
Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BA (SW))
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (BA (Journ))
Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication (BA (MC))
Bachelor of Arts in Economics (BA Econ)
Bachelor of Arts in English Language & Linguistics (BA ELL)
Bachelor of Arts in Kiswahili & Creative Studies (BA KCS)
Bachelor of Library & Information Management (BLIM)
Bachelor of Arts in History (BA Hist)
Bachelor of Community Economic Development (BCED)
Bachelor of Arts in Natural Resources Assessment and Management (BA NRAM)
Bachelor of Arts in Population and Development (BA PD)
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and religious Studies (BA PRS)
Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration (BA PA)
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (BA IR)

Faculty of Business Management
Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting (BBA ACC))
Bachelor of Business Administration Marketing (BBA MKT)
Bachelor of Business Administration Finance (BBA FIN)
Bachelor of business Administration Human resource Management (BBA HRM)
Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business (BBA IB)
Bachelor of Human Resource Management (BHRM)

 

Non-Degree Programmes

Faculty of Education
Certificate in Early Childhood Education (CECE)
Diploma in Early Childhood Education  (DECE)

Faculty of Science, Technology and Environmental Studies
Certificate in Poultry Production and Health (CPPH)
Diploma in Poultry Production and Health (ODPPH)

Faculty of Business Management
Certificate in Early Childhood Education (CECE)
Diploma in Early Childhood Education  (DECE)

Institute of Continuing Education
Certificate in Distance Education, jointly with South African Extension Unit (CDE)
Diploma in Youth Development Work,jointly with the Commonwealth Secretariat (CYP)
Certificate in Foundation Course – (OFC)
Diploma in Open and Distance Learning (ODDEOL)
Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (ODPTE)

Institute of Educational and Management Technology
Pre-Entry to Certificate in ICT
Certificate in ICT – NTA Level 4
Diploma in Computer Science – NTA Level 5-6

Faculty of Science, Technology and Environmental  Science
Bachelor of Science (BSc.ICT))
Bachelor of Science  in Data Management
Bachelor of Science with Education (B.Sc. Ed)) – Conducted jointly with the Faculty of Education
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies (BSc ES)
Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics (BSc FND)
Bachelor of Science in Energy Resources (BSc ER)

Courses offered at Open University of Tanzania
Bachelor of Education Special Education
Bachelor of Education (Teacher Education)
Bachelor of Education (Adult and Distance Learning)
Bachelor of Education (Policy and Management)
Bachelor of Arts with Education (B.A. (Ed)
Bachelor of Business Administration with Education (BBA ED

Faculty of Law
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)

Post-Graduate programmes

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Postgraduate Diploma Programs

Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work(PGDSW)
Postgraduate Diploma in Policy Studies

Masters Programs

Master of Social Work (MSW) – (Hybrid mode)
Master of Science in Economics (MSc. Economics)
Masters in Community Economic Development (MCED)
Masters of Tourism Planning and Management (MTPM)
Masters of Arts in History (MA History)
Master of Arts in Natural Resource Assessment and Management (MANRAM)
Master of Arts in International Development and Cooperation (MA ICD)
Masters of Science in Humanitarian Action, Cooperation &Development (MSc HACD)
Master of Arts in Governance and Leadership (MA GL)
Master of Arts in Kiswahili (MA Kiswahili)
Master of Arts in Linguistics (MA Ling)
Master of Arts in Geography (M.A. (Geography)
Master of Arts in Economics (M.A. (Econ)
Master of Arts in Library and Information Management (MLIM)
Master of Arts in Monitoring and Evaluation (MA M & E)
Master of Arts in Gender Studies (MA GS)
Master of Arts in Sociology

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Faculty of Business Management (FBM)
Postgraduate Diploma Programs

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Studies (PGDBS)

Masters Programs

Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Business Management Transport and Logistics Management (MBA TLM)
Masters of Human Resource Management (MHRM)
Masters in Project Management (MPM)
Master’s in Business Administration (MBA)

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management (PhD)

Faculty of Law (FLAW)
Postgraduate Diploma Programs

Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL )

Masters Programs

Master of Law by Course Work and Dissertation (LLM)

Master of Law by Thesis (LLM)

Master of Law in Information Technology and Telecommunications (LLM IT & T)

Master of Law in International Criminal and Justice (LLM ICJ)

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy in Law (PhD)

Faculty of Science Technology and Environmental Studies (FSTES)
Postgraduate Diploma Programs
Masters Programs

Master of Science in Biology (M.Sc Biology)

Master of Science Botany (M.Sc Botany)

Master of Science in Chemistry (M.Sc Chemistry)

Master of Science in Environmental Studies (MES)-Health & Management

Master of Science in Human Nutrition (M.Sc Human Nutrition)

Master of Science in Physics (M.Sc Physics)

Master of Science in Zoology (M.Sc Zoology)

Master of Environmental Studies (MES)

Master of Science in ICT (MSc.ICT

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Faculty of Education (FED)
Postgraduate Diploma Programs

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE with 20 Units), this is applicable to students with TWO teaching subjects

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE with 26 Units), this is applicable to students with ONE teaching subjects

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE with 32 Units), this is applicable to students with NO teaching subjects.

Postgraduate Diploma in Curriculum Design and Development (PGDCDD)
Masters Programs

Masters of Education (M.Ed)

Masters of Education in Open Distance Learning (M.Ed. ODL)

Masters of Education in Curriculum Design and Development (MED CDD)

Masters of Education in Administration, Planning & Policy Studies M. Ed (APPS)
Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Ph.D)

Open University of Tanzania Admissions

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Open University of Tanzania Admission Requirements

Open University of Tanzania Admission Requirements

DIPLOMA AND CERTIFICATE

Entry requirements for certificate and diploma courses/programmes

CERTIFICATE IN FOUNDATION COURSE (OFC)
Applicants who do not straightaway qualify under the degree programme requirements may register for Foundation Course by which one is awarded a certificate.  This is a pre-university entry programme offered by the Institute of Continuing Education to suit requirements of various faculties.

Entry Requirements

  • A certificate of Secondary Education Examination with 5 passes or 3 credits at O-level or its equivalent in approved subjects, plus a certificate of Secondary examination at A – Level or equivalent with 1 principal pass and 1 or more subsidiaries.OR
  • A Certificate of Secondary Education Examination at O-Level or its equivalent with 5 passes or 3 credits in approved subjects plus a Certificate obtained after attending a professional course lasting at least nine months related to the degree programme the applicant is intending to pursue.OR
  • In rare cases a certificate of Secondary Education Examination at O-Level or its equivalent with 5 passes or 3 credits in approved subjects plus exceptional experience may be considered on its own merit.OR
  • An applicant with a Certificate of Secondary Education Examination at O-Level or its equivalent with 5 passes or 3 credits in approved subjects. He/she must also have either sat for, but failed ,‘A’ Level examination; or possess  a recognized certificate obtained after attending a professional course of duration of at least six months related to the degree programme he/she is intending to pursue. And he/she must also sat for and pass the Open University of Tanzania OFC admission test (OFC 100) OR
  • An applicant who has satisfied Examiners in Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Examination at an average of at least C Grade shall be eligible to be considered for admission into OFC programmes. The applicant’s RPL examination grade must have been obtained in RPL examination held in designated RPL Examination Centres approved by TCU and must have been obtained within the past three years from the date on which the examination was conducted.

CERTIFICATE COURSE IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
Entry requirements
The minimum entry requirements for the course are as follows:

  • A form IV Certificate or its equivalent with at least 4 passes plus a professional Certificate obtained from a national recognized Training Institution or
  • A Diploma or Advanced Diploma or a first degree or Postgraduate Degree.

CERTIFICATE COURSE IN POULTRY HEALTH AND PRODUCTION
Entry requirements:

  • Four passes at ‘O’ level or its equivalent, the passes must include biology/agriculture and chemistry.

DIPLOMA COURSE IN DISTANCE EDUCATION AND OPEN LEARNING
Entry Requirements:

  • A Class “B” and above, Certificate in Distance Education of The Open University of Tanzania (OUT) or an equivalent qualification or
  • 4 passes at O-level or its equivalent plus at least 2 years of relevant professional experience or
  • At least 1 principal Pass and 1 Subsidiary at A-Level plus one year of relevant professional experience or
  • A two year Diploma or a Degree in any relevant field e.g. Education, Humanities, Social Sciences, etc.

 

CYP DIPLOMA IN YOUTH IN DEVELOPMENT WORK
Entry Requirements

  • Four passes at O-level or its equivalent plus at least 2 years of experience in youth work or
  • Professional Certificate in Commonwealth Youth Programme plus three credits at O-level and at least 2 years of experience of youth work or
  • One Principal pass and one subsidiary at A-level plus one year experience in youth work or
  • A two-year diploma or degree from any field related to youth work plus at least one year of experience in youth work.

In addition to the above, the applicant must be competent in both oral and written English.  He or she will be required to sit for a test.

DIPLOMA COURSE IN POULTRY PRODUCTION AND HEALTH
Minimum Entrance Requirements
One or more passes at principal ‘A’ level in science subjects and such candidate must have passed biology and chemistry at ‘O’
Or
Certificate in Animal health or Animal Production from a recognised institution.

ORDINARY DIPLOMA IN TEACHER PRIMARY EDUCATION (ODPTE)
Minimum Entry Requirements
Candidates holding the following qualifications will be eligible for admission into the O(DPTE) programme.
•    3 credits or 4 passes at O’Level secondary education and a grade A certificate in teaching  with an average pass of B and above or its equivalent
or
•    3 credits or 4 passes at O’Level secondary education and Advanced level certificate with at least one principal pass Or three subsidiaries
or
•     Grade A teaching certificate with a teaching experience of not less than 2 years and any other qualifications approved by OUT Senate.

 UNDERGRADUATE
Minimum Entry Qualifications
Entrance Requirements for First Degree Courses
Applicants should fulfill the following conditions:

OPTION I

  • Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (C.S.E.E.) or East African Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) or equivalent, with passes in at least FIVE approved subjects, or credits in at least THREE approved subjects 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

  1. Two principal Level passes (in appropriate subjects) Or
  2. An appropriate equivalent Diploma/Certificate approved by the Senate of The Open University of Tanzania. The diploma must be of duration of at least two year 

Additional Requirements for Different Degree Programmes:

  1. B.Sc. and B.Sc. (Education)
  2. Two Principal level passes in appropriate Science subjects. 
  3. B.Sc (ICT) initially Open to students in and around Dar es Salaam and for some selected cities   in Tanzania for intensive and regular face-to-face and lab sessions.  It will be soon offered for learners in Mbeya, Arusha, and Kagera. To be completed in a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 5 years.

Requirements:
O-level with 5 passes, 3 of which are at credit level and a pass in Maths
AND

One of the following:
Two principal level passes with one being advanced Maths
Or
Any two science subjects at a principal level with Maths as a subsidiary
Or
First degree holders from other disciplines with Maths as a subsidiary at  A-Level.

iv. B.Sc (Environmental Studies)

Science stream – B.Sc. Environmental Studies (Science) Direct entrants
The candidate should have a principal level pass at “A” level in two of the following    subjects; Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Physics, or Mathematics
Or
Appropriate Diploma with passes at “O” level in two of the following subjects;
Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Geography.

Management stream – B.Sc. Environmental Studies (Management) Direct entrants
Candidates should have a principal level pass at “A” level in two of the following subjects; Geography, Economics, History. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Biology.
or
Appropriate Diploma with passes at “O” level in two of the following subjects
Geography, History, Biology, Chemistry or Physics, Economics, Mathematics.

ii.    BA (Gen), BA (Soc), BA (MC), BA (SW, BA (Journ), BA (Tour) and B.A. (Education), B (HRM)
Two Principal Level passes in appropriate Arts subjects.

iii.   BBA (Acc), BBA (Mkt), BBA (HRM), BBA (Fin), BBA (IB), BBA (Education), BHRM
Two or more Principal level passes in Accountancy, Commerce, Economics or Mathematics;
Or
Two or more Principal level passes in the following subject combinations: PCB,PCM, PGM, CBG or HGE
Or
Science Diplomas, an appropriate advanced Diploma / Certificate with a “B+ average credit or higher grade.” Duration of the diploma should be at least 2 years while that of Advanced Diploma should be at least 3 years.

iv.   LL.B.
Any Two or more Principal Level Passes plus ‘O’ Level credit passes in History and English.  A Pass on the subjects at O-level but a good principal at A level may be considered. Or an appropriate equivalent Diploma/Certificate in Law with Credit or Higher Grades.

OPTION II
For Diploma applicants, the minimum entry qualification to a relevant degree programme is at least Four O level passes (D’s and above).

AND

  1. Ordinary Diploma (NTA Level 6) with at least GPA of 2.7; or
  2. Full Technician Certificate (FTC) with at least points average of 2.7 (where A=5, B=4,C=3 and D=2 points); or
  3. Diploma in Teacher Education with an average of ‘C’ grade; or
  4. Health related awards such as Clinical Medicine and others with average of ‘B’ grade; or
  5. Credit class diploma for classified diplomas and certificates in terms of ‘distinctions, OPTION III credit or pass’ or
  6. Lower Second Class diploma for classified non-NTA diplomas;

Candidates who have satisfied Examiners in the Mature Age Entry Examinations set by Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), University of Dar Es Salaam (UDSM) or any other recognized university will be considered for admission.  Written evidence of a satisfactory pass will be essential.

OPTION IV
Candidates who have satisfied Examiners in Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Examination at an average of B Grade or above and holding a valid RPL certificate shall be eligible to be considered for admission into relevant degree programmes. The applicants must have valid RPL certificates obtained in RPL examination held in designated RPL Examination Centres approved by TCU. The RPL certificate must be valid for three years from the date of issue. The applicants must have been assessed through examinations organized along targeted degree programmes.

OPTION V

  • Candidates who do not qualify under options I, II, III and IVI may register for OUT 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 any of the degree programmes listed above, depending on the subject combination taken in the OFC.
  • Candidates applying for BSc ICT who do not qualify under options I, II, and IV simply because they do not have  passes in Mathematics may register for OFC009: Mathematics  which is offered under OUT Foundation Courses (OFC). Candidates who pass the course (OFC009: Mathematics) will be eligible for admission into BSC ICT.

OPTION VI
Candidates with awards from other Institutions of Higher Learning will be considered on their own merit.  These include a degree or an advanced Diploma in a relevant field.

 

POSTGRADUATE

Master Dergree
Minimum Qualifications for a Master’s Degree
i. For admission to the Master’s Degree of the Open University of Tanzania a candidate shall either hold an honours degree of the Open University of Tanzania or a qualification from an approved institution of higher learning, deemed to be equivalent to an honours degree of the Open University of Tanzania.

ii. Candidates who hold unclassified degrees should have a credit or, a distinction in the subject of the intended Master’s Degree. Candidates with a Pass Degree will also be considered for admission if:-

•  Their undergraduate performance in the proposed subject of study was a B grade average or above
and
•  They have satisfied the relevant Faculty/Institute that they have exhibited academic potential through extensive field work, subsequent research experience and/or additional training.

iii. Candidates for Masters Degree by thesis should in addition to the above have extensive or rich experience in research in the area of study.

Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.)
Entry Qualifications for Ph.D. Studies

i. A candidate for admission to the Ph.D. degree programme of the Open University of Tanzania shall hold a relevant Master’s Degree of the Open University of Tanzania or relevant Master’s Degree of equivalent standing from another approved University

ii. Candidates with only the first degree but with First Class or Upper Second Honours or holders of a distinction or a credit in the relevant subject in the case of unclassified degree may also be considered for Ph.D. registration after initially registering for the Master’s Degree and doing at least one full year’s postgraduate training, if they have been authorized by Senate on recommendation of the relevant Faculty/Institute Board to upgrade their registration to Ph.D. candidacy.

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P.O. Box 23409,
Dar es Salaam,Tanzania.
Tel:+255 22 2668992
Fax:+255 22 2668756
Email: vc@out.ac.tz

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Open university of Tanzania,
P.O. Box 23409,
Dar es Salaam,Tanzania.
Tel:+255 22 2668992
Fax:+255 22 2668756
Email: vc@out.ac.tz