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

Programme Specification
This is a three year programme aiming at offering skills and knowledge on hydrogeology such as
addressing the optimal and sustainable development and management of water resources,
understand groundwater hydrology, establish the groundwater balance of any area, apply
mathematical and chemical concepts in hydrogeological studies, prepare the groundwater
models and hydrogeological maps, estimate the water resources potential of an area, prepare
integrated water resources management plans of any area, acquire knowledge on various
groundwater exploration techniques and equipment and be in a position to help the projects
related to water resources development.

Learning Outcomes
Graduates who have undertaken the BSc Hydrogeology will be equipped with:
– Competent knowledge of the literature and contemporary research techniques in
– In depth understanding of theories and concepts in interactions between surface and
subsurface water resources, Physical, chemical and biological aspects of groundwater
– Master the major hydrological methodologies and applications with regard to water
quantity and quality, including techniques for data collection, processing and analysis, and
the application of catchment hydrological modeling and aquifer modeling techniques.
– Apply and integrate relevant physical, chemical, applied mathematical, computational and
earth-scientific principles and concepts.
– Evaluate and analyze hydrogeological systems and processes at a wide range of scales in
both space and time for the purpose of water resources assessment, natural hazard
assessment and mitigation, and environmental planning and management.
– Design and conduct hydrological research and experiments for applied or scientific
purposes, independently or within a team.
– Be aware of the importance of hydrogeology to society, the relationship of hydrogeology
and other disciplines such as geophysics, ecology.
– Be able to co-operate within a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary framework with due
consideration of ethical and social aspects related to the application of their knowledge and
– Use of Remote Sensing and GIS techniques in surface and subsurface water resources


Programme Structure
Year One
Semester I
HG110 Introduction to Hydrogeology Core 10
AG 110 Introduction to Physical Chemistry Core 10
DS 104 Development Perspectives in Earth Sciences Core 7
LG 104 Communication Skills in Earth Sciences Core 10
AG 112 Introduction to Geology and Geological Processes Core 13
PE 111 Introduction to Computer and Programming I Core 7
HG 111 Eco-hydrology Core 10

Semester II
PE125 Introduction to computers and programming –II Core 10
HG120 Introduction to Geophysics 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
HG121 Hydrogeological Mapping and Excursions Core 7

Year Two
Semester I
HG 210 Groundwater Hydrology Core 10
HG 211 Surface water Hydrology Core 10
HG 212 Principles of Geomorphology Core 12
AG 211 Introduction to Geochemistry Core 10
AG 214 Structural Geology Core 10
AG 215 Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographical Information System (GIS) Core 13
Elective Elective 10

Semester II
HG 220 Hydrometeorology Core 10
AG 224 Research Methodology in Earth Sciences Core 10
AG 221 Sedimentary Petrology Core 10
AG 222 Magmatic Petrology Core 10
AG 223 Metamorphic Petrology Core 10
HG 223 Stochastic Hydrology Core 10
HG221 Industrial/Field Training Core 7
Elective Elective 10

Year Three
Semester I
HG 310 Environmental Impact Assessment Core 10
HG 311 Exploration Geophysics Core 10
HG 312 Applied Geochemistry and Water Quality Core 10
HG 313 Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in Water Resources management Core 10
HG 314 Hydrogeological Modelling and GIS. Core 10
Elective Elective 10

Semester II
HG 320 Ground water Exploration and Monitoring Core 10
HG 321 Introduction to Hydrology Software Core 7
HG 322 Hydrogeological Data Collection and Processing Core 10
HG 323 Final Project Core 13
HG 324 Borehole Drilling, Designing, Construction and Operation Core 10
Elective Elective 10

AG 326 Engineering Geology Elective 10
HG 222 Environmental Hydrogeology Elective 7
HG 224 Application of isotopes in hydrogeology Elective 7
HG 225 Isotope Hydrology Elective 7
HG 325 Introduction to River Flood Modelling Elective 10
HG 326 Engineering Hydrology Elective 10
HG 328 Watershed Management Elective 10

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

Some career opportunities for this programme include:
– Oceanographer
– Engineering geologist
– Marine biologist
– Quarry manager
– Meteorologist
– Geochemist

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