WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$517 /year
Applications Begin:July 2021
Student Intake:110
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Start Date:November 2021
Academic Unit:School of Physical Sciences
Application Deadline: August 2021
Programme Overview

Programme Specification
Bachelor of Science  Degree in Chemistry is a three  years  programme offered by Chemistry Department of The University of Dodoma. It has been designed to produce graduates who will have working knowledge in the main areas of chemistry namely organic, inorganic, analytical, and physical.

As  well it cutters through latest Science and Technology inventions including Materials Science, Green Chemistry and Biosensors together with Forensic Sciences.


Programme Structure

Year One
Semester I
Code Course Title Status Credits
CH111 General Chemistry Core 10
CH112 Basic Analytical Chemistry Core 7.5
CH113 Chemistry Practicals I Core 10
CH114 Mathematics for Chemists Core 10
MT110 Introduction to ICT Core 10
DS106 Development Perspectives Core 7.5
LG106 Communication skills Core 7.5

Semester II
Code Course Title Status Credits
CH121 Organic Chemistry I Core 10
CH122 Chemistry Practicals II Core 10
CH123 Methods for Chemical Separation Core 10
CH124 Basic Inorganic Chemistry Core 10
CH129 Practical Training Core 10
MT120 Introduction to Programming Languages Core 10

Year Two
Semester I
CH 211 Chemical Thermodynamics Core 10
CH 212 Chemistry Practicals III Core 10
CH 213 Transition Elements Chemistry Core 7.5
CH 214 Organic Chemistry II Core 10
CH 215 Instrumental Methods in Analytical Chemistry Core 10
CH 216 Solid State Chemistry Core 7.5
Elective Core 7.5

Semester II
CH 221 Coordination and Organometallic Chemistry Core 10
CH 222 Organic Structure, Reactions and Mechanisms Core 10
CH 223 Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis Core 7.5
CH 224 Chemistry Practicals IV Core 10
CH 225 Forensic Analysis and Toxicological Chemistry Core 7.5
BI 218 Introduction to Research Methodology Core 10
CH 229 Practical Training Core 10

CH 217 Food and Beverages Chemistry Elective 7.5
CH 218 Fuel Chemistry and Technology Elective 7.5
CH 226 Medicinal chemistry Elective 7.5
CH 227 Polymer Chemistry Elective 7.5
CH 228 Organometallic in Catalysis Elective 7.5

Year Three
Semester I
CH 310 Chemistry Projects Core 10
CH 312 Chemistry Practicals V Core 10
CH 313 Spectroscopy Core 10
CH 314 Electrochemistry and Corrosion Protection Core 10
CH 315 Bio-organic Chemistry Core 10
CH 316 Chemical Speciation Analysis Core 7.5
CH 317 Quality Control and Assurance Core 7.5

Semester II
Code Course Title Status Credits
CH 310 Chemistry Projects Core 10
CH 321 Quantum Chemistry Core 10
СН 322 Surface and Colloid Chemistry Core 7.5
CH 323 Bio- and Environmental Inorganic Chemistry Core 10
CH 324 Chemistry Practicals VI Core 10
EM 306 Small Business and Entrepreneurship Core 10
1 Elective Elective 7.5

CH 318 Organic Synthesis Elective 7.5
CH 319 Photochemistry Elective 7.5
CH 325 Materials Science Elective 7.5
CH 326 Spectroscopy in Coordination Chemistry Elective 7.5
CH 327 Industrial Chemistry Elective 7.5
CH 328 Biosensors Elective 7.5
CH 329 Basics of Biotechnology Elective 7.5

Admission Requirements

Direct Entry;
Two principal passes at “D” grade or higher in Chemistry and one of the following subjects: Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Geography or Nutrition.

Equivalent Entry;
Diploma in Education, Pharmacy, Laboratory Technology with an average of “B” or GPA of 3.0 and four passes at O‟ level including a credit pass in Chemistry at O‟ level.

Application Process
Application Fees for Tanzanian 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 linked to this programme include:
– Academic researcher
– Analytical chemist
– Biotechnologist
– Chemical engineer
– Clinical scientist, biochemistry
– Forensic scientist
– Nanotechnologist
– Pharmacologist

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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students: $517
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,491

Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students = 1,200,000 TZS
Tuition Fees for International Students = 3,457,200 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

Andrew Banyikwa
Head of Department (Chemistry)
School Office
General Enquiries