WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$731 /year
Applications Begin:June 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Start Date:October 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

This qualification is designed for a person who will independently study, apply, plan, innovate and manage Information and Communication Technology solutions for better performance in the dynamic business environments. The programme has been developed towards producing responsible, creative graduates with skills necessary to deal with professional Computing and Information Technology aspects in an organization.

Programme Objectives
The graduates of this programme will be competent and able to;
(i) Analyse, evaluate and interpret business and industry challenges.
(ii) Provide sound IT based solutions.
(iii) Implement, maintain computer based information systems.
(iv) Develop and enforce policies pertaining to Information Technology in relation to a particular organisation.


First Semester:
– Programming in C I
– Fundamentals of Computers
– Communication Skills
– Mathematics I
– Development Studies
– System Analysis and Design I

Second Semester:
– Programming in C II
– System Analysis and Design II
– Fundamentals of Databases
– Fundamentals of Web Technologies
– Fundamentals of Data Communication
– Operating Systems I
– Field Practical Training Report I

First Semester:
– Database Management Systems
– Internet and Web Development Technologies
– Management Information Systems
– Operating Systems II
– Multimedia Systems
– Field Practical Training Report I
– Visual Programming (Elective)
– Information Technology Law (Elective)

Second Semester:
– Object Oriented Programming
– Computer Networks
– Electronic Commerce
– Software Engineering
– Human Computer Interface
– Field Practical Training Report II
– Computer Systems Security (Elective)
– Discrete Mathematics (Elective)

First Semester:
Stream: Information Systems and Development
– Computer systems Management I
– IS Strategy Formulation
– IS Research methods
– E-Government
– Supply Chain Management Systems
– Customer Relationship Management (Elective)
– Web Database Applications (Elective)

Stream: Systems Administration
– Computer Systems Management I
– Advanced Networking I
– IS Research methods
– Wireless Technologies
– Supply Chain Management Systems
– E-Government (Elective)
– Customer Relationship Management (Elective)

Second Semester:
Stream: Information Systems and Development
– Computer systems Management II
– Final Year Project
– ICT Policy Formulation
– Management of Technology & Innovation
– ICT Entrepreneurship
– Social Networking Technologies (Elective)
– Network Security (Elective)

Stream: Systems Administration
– Computer systems Management II
– Advanced Networking II
– Network Security
– ITU08206 Final Year Project
– ICT Entrepreneurship
– Management of Technology & Innovation (Elective)
– ICT Policy Formulation (Elective)

At the end of year one and year two students undertake a field placement where they work in different organizations for eight weeks. Field placement provides students with the experience of seeking and securing a job, as well as practical experience and industry contacts that will benefit their academic study and longer-term career.In the last semester during the third year students undertakes a project (ITU08206 Final Year Project) 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:
Any two principal passes in science subjects. Those without a principal pass or subsidiary pass in Mathematics must have a credit at O’ Level.

Equivalent qualification:
Diploma in Information Technology or Computer Engineering or Computer Science with at least average of “B” or GPA of 3.0, and at least Four Passes (Excluding Religious Subjects) at O’ Level.

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 Bachelor of Science in Information Technology include:
– Application analyst
– Cyber security analyst
– Data analyst
– Data scientist
– Database administrator
– Information systems manager
– IT consultant
– IT technical support officer

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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students: $731
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,992

Tuition Fee per year for Tanzanian Students = 1,700,000 TZS
Tuition Fee per year for International Students = 4,630,400 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

Rose I Tinabo
Head, Department of Information Technology
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admissions Enquiries