WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$602 /year
Applications Begin:June 2020
Final Award:Ordinary Diploma in Computer Science
Start Date:October 2020
Academic Unit:Faculty of Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: September 2020
Programme Overview

This qualification is intended for a person who will design simple computer systems, create simple computer programs, manage, administer and support computer−based information systems in an organization.

The graduates of this programme will be competent and able to;
(i) Develop simple computer programs that stress problem solving, independent of a particular programming language.
(ii) Comprehend the techniques used to apply computers to a wide range of tasks, and associated skills of problem solving with the aid of computers.
(iii) Enroll in a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or any related discipline of study at NTA level 7


First Semester:
– Programming I
– Introduction to Data Communications
– Introduction to Communication Skills
– Fundamentals of Website Design
– Introduction to Computer Systems
– Basic Mathematics and Statistics

Second Semester:
– Basic Operating Systems
– Introduction to Computer Networks
– Fundamentals of Database Management
– Introduction to Electronic Commerce
– Desktop Publishing
– Introduction to Information Systems
– Field Practical Training

First Semester:
– Business Communication
– Mathematics and Statistics
– Object Oriented Programming
– Fundamentals of Systems Analysis and Design
– Relational Database Development Using SQL
– Business Communication
– Fundamentals of Computer Security (Elective)
– Introduction to Visual Programming (Elective)

Second Semester:
– Fundamentals of Management
– Event–Driven Programming
– Maintenance of Computer Systems
– Fundamentals of Operating Systems
– Project Work
– Fundamentals of Management
– Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (Elective)
– Introduction to Internet and Web Development Technologies (Elective)

Industry Connections
At the end of year one students undertake a field placement where they work in different organizations for eight weeks. Field placement provides students with practical experience and industry contacts that will benefit their academic study and longer-term career.

In the last semester during the second year students undertakes a project (ITD06207 Project Work) that simulates working in industry. In this project students apply skills in software application development. Many students tackle real-world problems for their projects, with the close involvement and supervision of lecturers and industry partners.

Admission Requirements

Direct Entry:
Holder of Certificate of Secondary Education with four (4) Passes in NonReligious Studies and Advanced Certificate of Secondary Examination. One Principle Pass and two Subsidiary Pass in either Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry, otherwise O’Level should have a credit in Mathematics.

Equivalent qualification:
Holder of certificate of secondary education examination (CSEE) with four passes in non religious subjects and Holder of basic technician certificate in computer engineering, telecommunication and electronics engineering and information technology.

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

Applicants wishing to have themselves enrolled in the Institute of Finance Management Tanzania, should take note of the following:
1. All applications and recommendations must be submitted via an online application system.
2. Each applicant is responsible for ensuring his/her application is complete and correct.
3. No online application will be successful if a non-refundable fee has not been paid.

4. IFM will not consider any additional materials or changes once an application has been submitted. However an applicant can ask for amendment of online submitted materials after announcement has been made and new round of online application has been allowed.
5. The completed application becomes the confidential property of IFM and is not returnable
6. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all the information and accompanying material provided in connection with their application is authentic and accurate
7. The Institute may at any time require applicants to provide satisfactory verification of the information and documents submitted as part of the application. If an applicant is unable to do so, the Institute reserves the right to cease consideration of the application, to withdraw any offer of admission already made, and/or to terminate one’s status as a student
8. Applicants assume all costs for authenticating and verifying documents and information associated with their application
9. All applicants previously admitted but did not register in the admitted year, are required to re-submit a new completed online application
10. Once an application is submitted, the Institute reserves the right to request additional information from the applicant, including, but not limited to, an interview

11. All applicants who have been invited for an interview must fulfil the request in order to complete the application process
12. Communication for admission will be done to applicants who meet the admission requirements.
Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities for an Ordinary Diploma in Computer Science include:
– Software developer
– Computer hardware engineer
– Database administrator
– Systems analyst
– Computer network architect

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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students: $602
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,393

Tuition Fee per year for Tanzanian Students = 1,400,000 TZS
Tuition Fee per year for International Students = 3,239,880 TZS

The Institute of Finance Management (IFM) has made arrangement for instalment payment to ease the financial burden on its students. If one is unable to pay the amounts above at once, he or she can do it in two instalments:
**First Instalment = 60 percent
**Second Instalment = 40 percent

Relevant Contact

Dr. Faraja Teddy Igira
Dean, Faculty of Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admissions Enquiries