postgraduate programmes

MSc Electronics and Information Technology

Objectives and contents

The overall objective of the reviewed programme is to produce quality Electronics Engineering and   Information Technology specialists   of the intellectual standard and high caliber capable of designing, developing and managing information and communication systems to meet current and future needs in the Electronics Engineering and   Information Technology fields both in Tanzania and internationally. Specifically, the program is intended to meet the following objectives:

  1. To   provide   students   with   the   theoretical   background   and   applied knowledge that they need to practice as electronics and information technology engineers.
  2. To enable students to develop the technological and competitive skills needed in the design and engineering of modern communications systems and networks.
  3. To   ensure   students   acquire   the   ability   to   integrate   electronics   and information technologies      and     engineering      systems      using      their generalist   and   broader knowledge in multidisciplinary contexts.
  4. To   ensure   students   acquire   the   ability   to   innovate, develop, direct, coordinate and technically manage projects in the fields of communications, networks, and electronics.
  5. To provide a gateway to doctoral studies in communications, networks and electronics engineering
  6. To equip students with skills to be able to start their own businesses through incubation process.


Upon completion of the programme, graduates will have gained/ acquired:

  1.  A comprehensive understanding of the scientific principles and awareness of the most recent technologies, tools and applications in electronics and information technology fields.
  2.  Ability to use fundamental knowledge to investigate new and emerging technologies
  3.  An understanding of the concepts from a range of areas including technical and management skills and ability to apply them effectively in engineering projects
  4.  A comprehensive knowledge and   understanding   of   mathematical   and computer models in electronics and information technology disciplines and an appreciation of their limitations
  5.  Ability to apply mathematical and   computer-based   models   for   solving problems in electronics and information technology and ability to assess the limitations of particular cases
  6.  A wide knowledge and comprehensive understanding of design processes and methodologies and ability to apply and adapt them in unfamiliar situations
  7.  Ability to generate innovative designs for products, systems, components and processes to fulfil new needs
  8.  Ability to apply engineering techniques taking into account a range of commercial and industrial constraints
  9.  Ability to make an   audio/visual/written   presentations to convey a body of technical information in a co-ordinate and comprehensive manner.
  10.  Ability to demonstrate qualities of a professional team member specifically in the areas of interpersonal skills, scheduling, working within deadlines and budget restrictions.
  1. Experts in Electronics and Information Technology

  2. Researchers in Electronics and Information Technology

Direct Entry Qualification

UQF level 8 with at least a second class degree from an institution of higher learning recognised by TCU and background in Electronics courses in graduate studies.


Equivalent Entry Qualification

A Postgraduate Diploma in relevant field (same or similar discipline) from an institution recognized by TCU with at least an upper second class award. Candidates with equivalent qualifications must also possess at least secondary school certificates with principal passes in Physics and mathematics

MSc Electronics and Information Technology