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Main Campus1.1.1
Postgraduate Diploma Courses
There are a number of postgraduate diploma programmes that are offered at the University of Dar es Salaam.
These are:Postgraduate Diploma in EducationPostgraduate Diploma in LawSpecialised Postgraduate Diploma in LawPostgraduate Diploma in Scientific ComputingPostgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering, with specialization in one of the followingareas:
Water Resources Engineering;
Structural Engineering;
Transportation EngineeringPostgraduate Diploma in Mechanical EngineeringPostgraduate Diploma in Engineering ManagementPostgraduate Diploma in Chemical and Process EngineeringPostgraduate Diploma in Environmental EngineeringPostgraduate Diploma in Electronics and Information TechnologyPostgraduate Diploma in Electrical Power EngineeringPostgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Enterprising Development,Postgraduate Diploma in Information and ICT PolicyPostgraduate Diploma in Micro finance
(i) The Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
is a one-year programme offered todegree holders who have not done Education in their earlier training programmes.The programme consists of courses at both the undergraduate and post-graduatelevels.
(ii) The Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL)
involves one academic year of studyfollowed by examinations. The programme admits candidates with either a B.A. orLL.B qualification. Candidates, whose first degrees did not include any courses inlaw, must first do some prescribed undergraduate courses (e.g., Jurisprudence) andpass them.
The Specialised Postgraduate Diploma in Law (SPGDL)
aims at providingspecialised training in specific fields of law to holders of degrees other than the LL.B.The objective is to enhance the candidates’ competence in their (non-legal) field of specialisation, without creating the impression that they are being prepared for legalpractice. The SPGDL shall be titled "Postgraduate Diploma in [name of specialisation
pursued] Law". The Faculty of Law will announce in advance what subjects will beon offer for SPGDL. Applicants should be holders of a first degree of the Universityof Dar es Salaam or its equivalent. The programme shall normally last for a minimumperiod of two semesters involving full-time attendance.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Scientific Computing (PDSC)
involves one academicyear of coursework and practical work. There are two intakes per academic year(October and April). Candidates with any good first degree of the University of Dares Salaam (BA, B.Sc., LL.B, B.Com, B.Sc. Eng, etc) or other recognised universitiesare admissible into the programme. Holders of Advanced Diplomas are also eligible.
Postgraduate Diplomas in Engineering, PGD (Eng)
offered by the College of Engineering and Technology, Faculties of Civil Engineering and the BuiltEnvironment, Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering and Mechanical andChemical Engineering involve one academic year of study followed by examinations.Applicants should be holders of 
or its equivalent inEngineering / Applied Sciences in the relevant field from a recognized College or a
in Engineering/Applied Sciences in the relevant field from arecognized university. Some Postgraduate diplomas in engineering are offered on fulltime and part-time (evening) basis.
Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Enterprising Development 
(PGDEED) offered by Faculty of Commerce and Management to equip students withEntrepreneurial economics and consulting skills; business diagnosis; businesscounselling; design, delivery and management of training programmes; projectformulation, management, monitoring and evaluation; marketing and fund-raising forSMEs and BDS providers, accounting and finance for SMEs and business planningskills. Applicants must possess a first degree or an advanced diploma from arecognized high learning institution, or recognized professional qualification (ACCA,CPA, CIM, CSP, CMA, etc). They should also have a minimum of two yearsexperience in delivering technical, technology or policy related, financial, marketing,and advisory of any form of support to micro, small or medium sized enterprises oractual running of micro, small or medium sized enterprises. Holder of Masters andPhD degrees in any field who are involved in SME development are also encouragedto join the programme, provided they have a minimum of two years experience inworking with SMEs.
Postgraduate Diploma in Information and ICT Policy.
The Faculty of Commerce andManagement delivers this multidisciplinary Postgraduate programme in collaborationwith a Network of Higher Education Institutions and Universities in Africa andAmerica known as Nettel@Africa. The programme is either online or face to face.As a multidisciplinary course, other Faculties such as the Faculty of Science, theFaculty of Law, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and College of Engineering& Technology are local partners in this programme. This is a one-year programmeinvolving course work and examinations. It admits candidates with a bachelor’sdegree or its equivalent from recognised institutions in a field related to ICT policyand regulations.
Postgraduate Diploma in Micro Finance.
This is an evening programme conductedfrom 5.00a.m. to 8.00 p.m. on weekdays and from 9.00am to 12.00 noon onSaturdays. The objective of the Postgraduate Diploma in Micro Finance is tocontribute to the growth and efficiency of the micro-finance industry through humancapacity building. Specifically, the programme will equip students with all basicskills in credit management, strategic and business planning, fund-raising, marketing,accounting, finance, human resources management, ICT, etc which are necessary forthe effective performance of micro-finance practitioners. The total duration of theprogramme is 15 months (12 months for coursework and 3 months for project).
1.1.2 Institute of Journalism and Mass Communication
Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication.
This is a one year programmeleading to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication (PGDMC).Candidates without prior training in Mass Communication shall be required to take atleast 6 units of undergraduate courses recommended by the Institute.
1.1.3 University College of Lands and Architectural Studies (UCLAS)
 UCLAS offers Postgraduate Diploma programmes in the following areas:Environmental Technology and ManagementValuationGeo-maticsUrban Planning and Management
 There are two broad categories (delivery modes) of Masters Degree courses at theUniversity:
(i) Masters by Coursework and Dissertation
These are either 18 or 24 months programmes
involving coursework followed byexaminations, and then dissertation research.These programmes are flexible, allowing students to choose classes outside their Faculties.The University has rationalised the Term and Unit systems of coursework into the SemesterUnit System, according to which, the unit for weighting courses is based on actual studentcontact hours (lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical and studio sessions, etc.). A one unitcourse is equivalent to either 15 lecture hours or 30-45 hours of practical /studio work. Thenumber of units in a particular programme is derived from appropriate course combinationsas stipulated by respective Faculties/Institutes. To complete a degree programme, apostgraduate student must pass a minimum number of units, including all the prescribed corecourses. The minimum number of units to be completed shall depend on the duration andstructure of the degree programme.

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