WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$647 /year
Applications Begin:July 2021
Student Intake:30
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering
Start Date:October 2021
Academic Unit:College of Earth Sciences
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: August 2021
Programme Overview

This programme is designed to provide students with a broad background  for a modern mining career and thus to produce highly qualified mining  engineers to suit the fast growing mining industry. This four year programme is focused on state of the art mining engineering skills, drilling and blasting, rock mechanics, mine design, ventilation and transportation.


Programme Structure
Year One
Semester I
MN 111 Engineering Mathematics I Core 10
MN 112 Engineering Drawings Core 10
MN 113 Introduction to Mining Engineering Core 10
DS 104 Development Perspectives for Earth Scientists Core 7
LG 104 Communication Skills for Earth Scientists Core 10
AG 112 Introduction to Geology and Geological Processes Core 13
PE 111 Introduction to Computers and Programming I Core 7

Semester II
MN 121 Engineering Mathematics II Core 10
MN 122 Computer Aided Drafting Core 10
MP 121 Introduction to Mineral Processing Core 10
AG 122 Earth Materials Core 10
AG 124 Introduction to Surveying and Mapping Core 10
PE 125 Introduction to Computers and Programming II Core 10
MN 123: Industrial Training I (7 Credits)

Year Two
Semester I
MN 211 Engineering Statics Core 10
MN 212 Mechanics of Materials I Core 7
MN 213 Engineering Mathematics III Core 10
MN 214 Mine Surveying Core 10
MP 211 Fluid Mechanics Core 10
MP 214 Mineral Processing Engineering I Core 10
AG 315 Hydrogeology Core 10

Semester II
MN 221 Basic Electrical Engineering Core 7
MN 222 Rock Fragmentation Core 10
MN 223 Mine Development Core 10
MN 224 Engineering Thermodynamics Core 10
MN 225 Mechanics of Materials II Core 7
MN 226 Engineering Mathematics IV Core 10
AG 322 Fuel Geology Core 10
MN 227: Industrial Training II (7 Credits)

Year Three
Semester I
MN 311 Mine Transportation and Materials Handling Core 10
MN 312 Surface Mining Methods Core 10
MN 313 Engineering Rock Mechanics Core 10
MN 314 Geostatistics and Ore Reserve Estimation Core 10
MN 315 Coal Mining Core 7
AG 314 Metallic Mineral Deposits Core 10
Elective Elective 10

Semester II
MN 321 Underground Mining Methods Core 10
MN 322 Mine Ventilation and Climate Control Core 10
MN 323 Computerized Mining Design Core 10
MN 324 Mining Engineering Laboratory I Core 7
AG 224 Research Methodology in Earth Sciences Core 10
AG 322 Industrial Minerals and Rocks Core 10
Elective Elective 10
MN 325: Industrial Training III (7 Credits)

Year Four
Semester I
MN 411 Mineral Economics Core 10
MN 412 Mine Health and Safety Core 10
MN 413 Mine Management Core 7
MN 414 Mining Engineering Laboratory II Core 7
MN 415 Entrepreneurship and Management for Engineers Core 10
MN 416 Mining Project I Core 7
Elective Elective 10

Semester II
MN 421 Engineering Procedures, Ethicsand Professional Conduct Core 7
MN 422 Mine Planning and Design Core 10
MN 423 Mining Project II Core 13
MP 421 Mining Environment Core 10
AG 321 Mining Geology Core 10
Elective Elective 10

MN 316 Introduction to Oil and Gas Mining Elective 10
AG 310 Geology and Mineral Resources of Tanzania Elective 10
MP 324 Coal Processing Elective 10
AG 326 Engineering Geology Elective 10
MN 417 Small Scale Mining Elective 10
MN 418 Quarrying Operations Elective 10
MN 424 Mining Machines and Equipments Elective 10
AG 320 Mineral Exploration Techniques Elective 10

Admission Requirements

Direct Entry;
Two principal passes of at least “D” grade in Mathematics and  Physics and atleast “E” grade in Chemistry or Geography at A Level.

Equivalent Entry;
Diploma/FTC in Mining Engineering  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:
– Quarry manager
– Petroleum engineer
– Energy engineer
– Minerals surveyor
– Geochemist
– Wellsite geologist

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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

Mr Sospeter Pastory Maganga
Head of Department (Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering)
Directorate of Undergraduate Studies
Responsible for undergraduate studies
College of Earth Sciences Office
Responsible for College Enquiries