Ruaha Catholic University

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Ruaha Catholic University

Ruaha Catholic University (RUCU) is a private and secular institution of higher learning that is open to all regardless of their faith or religious affiliations. RUCU is the successor of Ruaha University College (RUCO) which was established by the Tanzania Episcopal Conference under its Trust Deed of the Registered Trustees of Ruaha University College through the generous support of well wishers within and outside the country.
RUCU is conveniently located centrally within Iringa Municipality along Uhuru Avenue on the Great North Road to Dodoma. It is at the centre of Iringa Town and has access to the regional government administrative offices, main regional business centres, the main bus terminal and other higher learning institutions.

The University is governed and administered in accordance with the Catholic Church Policy on Higher Education Institutions. It does not discriminate on any grounds such as faith or their backgrounds, religious affiliation, race, ethnicity, gender, disability or caste.

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Courses offered at Ruaha Catholic University

Courses offered at Ruaha Catholic University. The University is currently offering programmes that specialise in four professional areas: Information and Communication Technology, Law, Arts and Social Sciences, and Business and Management Sciences leading to the Ph. D Degree, Master’s Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, Bachelor’s Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates. It also provides short courses, seminars, consultancy and research.

These programmes are conducted from Monday to Saturday of each week in the semester. Where necessary, lectures may be conducted on public holidays by mutual agreement between the lecturer and the students attending the course.

The academic programmes focus on seven areas as follows:

SHORT COURSES
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA): a six (6) months programme.
Certificate in Information Technology (IT) Essentials: an eight months programme.
Computer Driving Certificate (CDC): a ten (10) weeks programme.
Webpage Fundamentals Certificate: a one month programme

CERTIFICATE AWARDS
Certificate in Computer Science: a one (1) year programme.
Certificate in Law: a one (1) year programme.
Certificate in Business Administration: a one (1) year programme.
Certificate in Library Information Studies (Library, Records and Archive Management): a one (1) year programme.
Certificate in Medical Laboratory Sciences: a two (2) year programme.

DIPLOMA AWARDS
Diploma in Computer Science: a two (2) year programme.
Diploma in Law: a two (2) year programme.
Diploma in Business Administration: a two (2) year programme
Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology Sciences: a three (3) year programme.
Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences: a three (3) year programme.
Diploma in Library Information Services: a two (2) year programme.

DEGREE AWARDS
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Information Systems)
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Software Engineering
Bachelor of Accounting and Finance with Information Technology
Bachelor of Environmental Health Sciences with Information Technology
Bachelor of Laws (LLB): a four (4) year programme.
Bachelor of Arts with Education (BAED) with teaching subjects majoring in English or Kiswahili and minor in Language/Geography/History/ Economics
Bachelor of Arts with Education (BAED) with teaching subjects Mathematics and IT, Geography and IT, Economics and IT
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA): a three (3) year Programme.

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA AWARDS
Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL).
Specialized Postgraduate Diploma in Law (SPGDL).
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PDE)

MASTER DEGREE AWARDS
Master of Laws (LL.M) in Human Rights Law
Master of Laws (LL.M) in Trade and Finance Law
Master of Laws (LL.M) in Finance and Banking Law
Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting and Finance
Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Human Resources
Management
Master of Education (MAED) in Curriculum and Instruction
Master of Education (MAED) in Educational Planning and Administration
Master of Arts (MALI) in Linguistics

PH.D DEGREE AWARDS
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) in Law.

Ruaha Catholic University Admission Requirements

Ruaha Catholic University Admission Requirements. Enquiries about admission into the undergraduate Degree, Diploma, or Certificate programmes should be addressed to:

The Admissions Officer
Ruaha Catholic University
P.O. Box 774
Iringa, Tanzania
Tel: +255-26-2702431
Fax +255-26-2702563
E-mail: info@rucu.ac.tz
Website: www.rucu.ac.tz

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
The applicants for programmes at RUCU must fulfil the general as well as the specific requirements for admission.

Short Courses
Specific admission requirements for each short course may be found in the Directorate of Short Courses and Continuing Education chapter of this prospectus.

Certificate Awards
A candidate shall be eligible for consideration for admission to a Certificate programme if he/she has obtained a Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE)  or East Africa Certificate of Education (EACE) ‘O’ level and has a pass.

Further specific admission requirements are detailed in the programme details under the relevant Faculty or Institute chapter of this prospectus.

Diploma Admissions:
A candidate shall be eligible for consideration for admission to a Diploma programme if he/she has obtained a Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or East Africa Certificate of Education (EACE) ‘O’ level with  passes in at least four approved subjects.

Further specific admission requirements are detailed in the programme details under the relevant Faculty or Institute chapter of this prospectus.

Degree Admissions:
Minimum Entrance Requirements for a First Degree admissions are as follows:
i) Certificate of Secondary Education (C.S.E.E) or equivalent with passes in FIVE approved subjects, obtained prior to the sitting of the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (A.C.S.E.E) or equivalent.
ii) At least two Principal level passes and a total of 4.5 or more points (where A= 5, B= 4, C= 3, D=2, E=1 and S= 0.5) in approved subjects in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (A.C.S.E.E).
iii) Equivalent qualifications such as ordinary or advanced diploma/certificate or degrees or Mature Age/Pre-entry courses considered to be appropriate for the programme to be pursued.
Further specific admission requirements are detailed in the programme details under the relevant Faculty chapter of this Prospectus.

Postgraduate Diploma

To be considered for admission to the Postgraduate Diploma, a candidate must be a holder of a First Degree of the then Ruaha University College or a recognised University or have satisfied the requirements for the award of the Degree with a GPA of at least 2.0

Further specific admission requirements are detailed in the programme details
under the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies, Research, Consultancy and Publications booklet or under Faculty Programmes.

Master’s Awards
To be considered for admission to a Master’s programme, a candidate must be a holder of a First Degree of the then Ruaha University College or of any other recognised University with a GPA of at least 2.7

Ph.D Awards
To be considered for admission to the Ph. D programme, a candidate must be a holder of a Master’s degree of this University or of any other recognized University

Ruaha Catholic University Contacts

P.O. Box 774
Iringa, Tanzania
Tel: +255-26-2702431
Fax  +255-26-2702563
E-mail: info@rucu.ac.tz
Website: www.rucu.ac.tz