WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$647 /year
Applications Begin:July 2021
Student Intake:50
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Applied Geology
Start Date:October 2021
Academic Unit:College of Earth Sciences
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: August 2021
Programme Overview

This is a three year programme specially designed to produce highly qualified professionals in the field of applied geology. The programme focuses on knowledge and skills in areas such a s geophysics, geochemistry, crystallography, mineralogy, structural geology, Stratigraphy, paleontology, remote sensing and geographical information systems (GIS)


Programme Structure
Year One
Semester I
AG 110 Introduction to Physical Chemistry Core 12
PE 111 Introduction to computers and programming –I Core 7
DS 104 Development Perspectives in Earth Sciences Core 7
LG 104 Communication Skills in Earth Science Core 10
AG 112 Introduction to Geology and Geological Processes Core 13
AG 113 Principles of Geomorphology Core 12

Semester II
PE125 Introduction to computers and programming –II Core 10
AG 120 Physics for Geoscientists Core 10
AG 121 Basic Mathematical Statistics Core 10
AG 122 Earth Materials Core 13
AG 123 Analytical Chemistry Core 10
AG 124 Introduction to Surveying and Mapping Core 12
AG125 Geological Mapping and Field Excursions Core 7

Year Two
Semester I
AG210 Solid Earth Geophysics Core 10
AG 211 Introduction to Geochemistry Core 10
AG 212 Crystallography and Mineralogy Core 13
AG 213 Optical Mineralogy Core 7
AG 214 Structural Geology Core 10
AG 215 Introduction to RS and GIS Core 13
Elective Elective 7

Semester II
AG220 Stratigraphy and Paleontology Core 10
AG 221 Sedimentary Petrology Core 10
AG222 Magmatic Petrology Core 10
AG 223 Metamorphic Petrology Core 10
AG224 Research Methodology in Earth Sciences Core 10
AG225 Advanced Geological Mapping and Industrial Training Core 10
Elective Elective 7

Year Three
Semester I
AG 310 Geology and Mineral Resources of Tanzania Core 10
AG 311 Applied Geophysics Core 10
AG 312 Applied Geochemistry Core 7
AG 313 Metallic Mineral Deposits Core 7
AG 314 Hydrogeology Core 10
AG 315 Industrial Minerals and Rocks Core 10
Elective Elective 10

Semester II
AG 320 Mineral Exploration Techniques Core 10
AG 321 Mining Geology Core 7
AG 322 Fuel Geology Core 10
AG 323 Ore Microscopy Core 10
AG 324 Final Project Core 13
Elective Elective 10
AG 226 Geotectonics Elective 7
AG 227 Statistics and Computer applications in geology Elective 7
AG 228 Environmental Geology Elective 7
AG 229 History of the Earth Elective 7
AG 325 Engineering Geology Elective 10
AG 326 Basin Analysis Elective 10
AG 327 Seismology Elective 10
AG 328 Marine Geology Elective 10

Admission Requirements

Direct Entry;
Two principal passes in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography at A Level.

Equivalent Entry;
Diploma/FTC in Geology with an average of “B” or GPA of 3.0  and four passes at ‘O’ Level science subjects

Application Process
Application Fees for Tanzanian and SADC Students: $4
Application Fees for International Students: $4

How to Apply
Applicants are required to lodge applications directly to the University of Dodoma through the UDOM Online Admission System (OAS) at
**An Application fee of 10,000 TZS, is expected to be paid by all Applicants
NOTE: The Application Deadline is in August.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Engineering geologist
– Geochemist
– Geophysicist
– Geoscientist
– Geotechnical engineer
– Hydrogeologist
– Mudlogger
– Wellsite geologist

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian and SADC Students: $647
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,988

Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students = 1,500,000 TZS
Tuition Fees for International Students = 4,611,200 TZS
Students from countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), also pay the same fee as local Students. The 16 Countries in the SADC region include: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

– All students are required to pay full tuition fees for the year. Payment by installments will only be permitted under special arrangements. It is the responsibility of the students to arrange for the payment of fees by the sponsor or the Higher Education Students‟ Loans Board (HESLB). No student will be allowed to use University facilities before payment of the required fees.
– Students who fail to pay will be expelled from the university.

Relevant Contact

Dr Michael Msabi
Head of Department (Geology)
Directorate of Undergraduate Studies
Responsible for undergraduate studies
College of Earth Sciences Office
Responsible for College Enquiries
School Office
General Enquiries