undergraduate programmes

BSc Telecommunications Engineering

Objectives and contents

The overall objective of the BSc in Telecommunication Engineering programme is to produce quality telecommunication engineering graduates of intellectual standard and high calibre capable of managing and operating telecommunication systems. The programme aims to meet current and future needs in the field of telecommunications engineering, both in Tanzania and internationally. Specifically, the programme aims to:

  1. To equip students with fundamental and advanced concepts of Telecommunications Engineering with particular emphasis on the application of these concepts to further advance the state of technology and to meet the needs of the telecommunications industry.

  2. To equip students with hands-on experience on key telecommunications tests and measurement equipment.

  3. To impart effective leadership and decision-making skills.

  4. To train students in effective verbal and written communication skills.

  5. To impart key principles and skills to enable the students to practice as good and responsible Telecommunication engineers, through courses in professional ethics, engineering management, engineering economics, and entrepreneurship.

  6. To equip students with learning and research skills.

  7. To equip students with the knowledge to develop appropriate telecommunications engineering analytical models based on given specifications.

  8. To equip students with skills to be able to start their own businesses through the incubation process.

Upon completion of the programme, graduates will be able to:

  1. Design, develop, test, configure and maintain electronic communications systems by the application of both analogue and digital techniques and using a variety of electronic instruments, development systems and computer software as applied to the Telecommunications Engineering field.

  2. Interface analogue and digital systems to provide solutions to a variety of performance and operational problems of a typical Telecommunications network.

  3. Interface computer hardware and software with telecommunications systems used in the transmission of both analogue and digital information.

  4. Evaluate, refine and solve engineering problems requiring the exercise of sound technical judgment and knowledge of engineering principles.

  5. Make an audio/visual/written presentation to convey a body of technical information in a coordinated, comprehensive manner.

  6. Demonstrate qualities of a professional team member specifically in the areas of interpersonal skills, scheduling, working within deadlines and budget restrictions.

BSc Telecommunications Engineering

A candidate shall be deemed eligible for consideration for admission to a first-degree BSc in Telecommunications Engineering programme of the University of Dar es Salaam if the candidate has one of the following qualifications:

Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (C.S.E.E.) or equivalent, with passes in FIVE approved subjects THREE of which must be at Credit level obtained prior to sitting for the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (A.C.S.E.E.) or equivalent;


Two principal level passes in appropriate subjects in the A.C.S.E.E. or equivalent with total points from three subjects not below 2 based on the following grade to point conversion scale: A = 5; B = 4; C = 3; D = 2; E = 1; S = 0.5 and F = 0 point. [Note: Principal level passes in Divinity/Islamic Knowledge are not counted]


An appropriate equivalent Diploma of not less than Second class/Credit level or B grade obtained from a college that is fully registered by NACTE and approved by the UDSM Senate. For Diplomas that are further classified into Upper and Lower classes, the requirement shall be an Upper Second class or B+ average.

Note: Applicants from countries that follow an 8-4-4 education system need to complete at least one year of study at a university in their own countries.

The school fee for this programme is TZS 1,500,000 for Tanzanian Nationals per year and USD 3,500 for Non-Tanzanian Nationals. The fee can be paid per academic year or by instalments per semester.

The University may change fees amount in each new academic year. Therefore, for accurate/ updated information about fees and other related direct costs paid to the University please visit the Webpage on the fees structure for undergraduate programmes under CoICT. See the Registration Process page HERE. 

For more information about this programme please contact the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering by emailing us through ete@udsm.ac.tz or Telephone +255222771011.

Otherwise, you are welcome to visit us to learn more about this programme at CoICT Kijitonyama Campus along Alli Hassan Mwinyi Road, Block B Room 003. We are open Monday to Friday from 08:00 am to 04:00 pm, except weekends and public holidays.