DIPLOMA AND CERTIFICATE

Entry requirements for certificate and diploma courses/programmes



CERTIFICATE IN FOUNDATION COURSE (OFC)
Applicants who do not straightaway qualify under the degree programme requirements may register for Foundation Course by which one is awarded a certificate.  This is a pre-university entry programme offered by the Institute of Continuing Education to suit requirements of various faculties.

Entry Requirements


CERTIFICATE COURSE IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
Entry requirements
The minimum entry requirements for the course are as follows:


CERTIFICATE COURSE IN POULTRY HEALTH AND PRODUCTION
Entry requirements:


DIPLOMA COURSE IN DISTANCE EDUCATION AND OPEN LEARNING
Entry Requirements:

 


CYP DIPLOMA IN YOUTH IN DEVELOPMENT WORK
Entry Requirements


In addition to the above, the applicant must be competent in both oral and written English.  He or she will be required to sit for a test.



DIPLOMA COURSE IN POULTRY PRODUCTION AND HEALTH
Minimum Entrance Requirements
One or more passes at principal ‘A’ level in science subjects and such candidate must have passed biology and chemistry at ‘O’
Or
Certificate in Animal health or Animal Production from a recognised institution.

ORDINARY DIPLOMA IN TEACHER PRIMARY EDUCATION (ODPTE)
Minimum Entry Requirements
Candidates holding the following qualifications will be eligible for admission into the O(DPTE) programme.
•    3 credits or 4 passes at O’Level secondary education and a grade A certificate in teaching  with an average pass of B and above or its equivalent
or
•    3 credits or 4 passes at O’Level secondary education and Advanced level certificate with at least one principal pass Or three subsidiaries
or
•     Grade A teaching certificate with a teaching experience of not less than 2 years and any other qualifications approved by OUT Senate.

 UNDERGRADUATE
Minimum Entry Qualifications
Entrance Requirements for First Degree Courses
Applicants should fulfill the following conditions:


OPTION I

Either

  1. Two principal Level passes (in appropriate subjects) Or
  2. An appropriate equivalent Diploma/Certificate approved by the Senate of The Open University of Tanzania. The diploma must be of duration of at least two year 

Additional Requirements for Different Degree Programmes:

  1. B.Sc. and B.Sc. (Education)
  2. Two Principal level passes in appropriate Science subjects. 
  3. B.Sc (ICT) initially Open to students in and around Dar es Salaam and for some selected cities   in Tanzania for intensive and regular face-to-face and lab sessions.  It will be soon offered for learners in Mbeya, Arusha, and Kagera. To be completed in a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 5 years.


Requirements:
O-level with 5 passes, 3 of which are at credit level and a pass in Maths
AND

One of the following:
Two principal level passes with one being advanced Maths
Or
Any two science subjects at a principal level with Maths as a subsidiary
Or
First degree holders from other disciplines with Maths as a subsidiary at  A-Level.

iv. B.Sc (Environmental Studies)

Science stream – B.Sc. Environmental Studies (Science) Direct entrants
The candidate should have a principal level pass at “A” level in two of the following    subjects; Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Physics, or Mathematics
Or
Appropriate Diploma with passes at “O” level in two of the following subjects;
Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Geography.

Management stream – B.Sc. Environmental Studies (Management) Direct entrants
Candidates should have a principal level pass at “A” level in two of the following subjects; Geography, Economics, History. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Biology.
or
Appropriate Diploma with passes at “O” level in two of the following subjects
Geography, History, Biology, Chemistry or Physics, Economics, Mathematics.


ii.    BA (Gen), BA (Soc), BA (MC), BA (SW, BA (Journ), BA (Tour) and B.A. (Education), B (HRM)
Two Principal Level passes in appropriate Arts subjects.

iii.   BBA (Acc), BBA (Mkt), BBA (HRM), BBA (Fin), BBA (IB), BBA (Education), BHRM
Two or more Principal level passes in Accountancy, Commerce, Economics or Mathematics;
Or
Two or more Principal level passes in the following subject combinations: PCB,PCM, PGM, CBG or HGE
Or
Science Diplomas, an appropriate advanced Diploma / Certificate with a “B+ average credit or higher grade.” Duration of the diploma should be at least 2 years while that of Advanced Diploma should be at least 3 years.

iv.   LL.B.
Any Two or more Principal Level Passes plus 'O' Level credit passes in History and English.  A Pass on the subjects at O-level but a good principal at A level may be considered. Or an appropriate equivalent Diploma/Certificate in Law with Credit or Higher Grades.


OPTION II
For Diploma applicants, the minimum entry qualification to a relevant degree programme is at least Four O level passes (D’s and above).

AND

  1. Ordinary Diploma (NTA Level 6) with at least GPA of 2.7; or
  2. Full Technician Certificate (FTC) with at least points average of 2.7 (where A=5, B=4,C=3 and D=2 points); or
  3. Diploma in Teacher Education with an average of ‘C’ grade; or
  4. Health related awards such as Clinical Medicine and others with average of ‘B’ grade; or
  5. Credit class diploma for classified diplomas and certificates in terms of ‘distinctions, OPTION III credit or pass’ or
  6. Lower Second Class diploma for classified non-NTA diplomas;


Candidates who have satisfied Examiners in the Mature Age Entry Examinations set by Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), University of Dar Es Salaam (UDSM) or any other recognized university will be considered for admission.  Written evidence of a satisfactory pass will be essential.

OPTION IV
Candidates who have satisfied Examiners in Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Examination at an average of B Grade or above and holding a valid RPL certificate shall be eligible to be considered for admission into relevant degree programmes. The applicants must have valid RPL certificates obtained in RPL examination held in designated RPL Examination Centres approved by TCU. The RPL certificate must be valid for three years from the date of issue. The applicants must have been assessed through examinations organized along targeted degree programmes.

OPTION V


OPTION VI
Candidates with awards from other Institutions of Higher Learning will be considered on their own merit.  These include a degree or an advanced Diploma in a relevant field.