1. General Minimum Entry Requirements
A candidate shall be deemed eligible for consideration for admission into a first-degree programme of the MUCE if he/she has one of the following qualifications:
(a) 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 Examinations (A.C.S.E.E.) or equivalent.
(b) (i) For all Applicants except graduates of 2014 and 2015:
Two Principal Level Passes in appropriate subjects in the A.C.S.E.E. or equivalent with total points from three subjects not below 5 for Arts programmes and 4 for Science-based programmes 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
The minimum Principal in this case is an 'E' grade.
(ii) For graduates of 2014 and 2015:
Two Principal Level Passes in appropriate subjects in the A.C.S.E.E. or equivalent with total points from three subjects not below 5 (for Arts programmes) and 4 (for Science-based programmes) based on the following grade to point conversion scale:
A = 5; B+ = 4; B = 3; C = 2; D = 1; E = 0.5 and F = 0 point.
The Minimum Principal in this case is a 'C' grade
[Note: Principal Level Passes in Divinity/Islamic Knowledge are not counted]
(c) An appropriate equivalent Diploma with a GPA not less than 3.0 for Ordinary Diplomas or B average for Teacher Education and Health Related diplomas or Distinction for unclassified awards or C grade for Full Technician Certificates or Upper Second Class for non-NTA diplomas obtained from a college which is fully registered by NACTE and approved by the UDSM Senate.
1. Applicants from countries which follow the 8-4-4 education system need to complete at least one year of study at a university in their own countries before they can be considered for admission into the University of Dar es Salaam.
2. All Direct applicants must also satisfy the TCU minimum requirement of Two Principal passes with at least a total of 4.0 points from Two Subjects.
1.1 Additional Entry Requirements
In addition to the general minimum entrance requirements, there are additional qualifications, specific to the various degree programmes, as shown in the UDSM/MUCE prospectus.
1.2 Bachelor of Education in Arts ( B.Ed. Arts)
This is a three-year degree programme tailored to cover a wide range of educational courses and minor subject content components selected from Arts subjects. It aims at creating graduates who have a good understanding of educational issues in the country, region and the world in general. The degree programme requires students to take many educational courses and one teaching subject from Arts subjects depending on their education background and performance. Students admitted in this degree programme should have a background in Arts subjects in their advanced secondary school education or equivalent education qualifications. The programme focuses on preparing educational managers and teacher educators who can teach in teacher education colleges and save as educational experts in Arts related areas of education management, administration and research. This programme prepares specifically school managers, planners, administrators, inspectors, curriculum developers and educational officers in various levels of education institutions.
1.3 Bachelor of Education in Science ( B.Ed. Sc.)
This is a three-year degree programme tailored to cover a wide range of educational courses and minor subject content components selected from science subjects. It aims at preparing graduates who have a good understanding of educational issues in the country, region and the world at large. The degree programme requires students to take educational courses and one teaching subject from science subjects depending on their education background and performance. Students admitted in this degree programme should have a background in science subjects in their advanced secondary school education or equivalent education qualifications. This programme focuses on preparing educational managers and teacher educators who can teach in teacher education colleges and save as educational experts in science related areas of education management, administration and research. This programme prepares specifically school managers, planners, administrators, inspectors, curriculum developers and educational officers in various levels of education institutions.
1.4 Bachelor of Science with Education (B.Sc. Ed.)
This is a three-year degree programme that offers courses leading to an award of Bachelor of Science with Education degree (B.Sc. (Ed.). The overall objective of the programme is that over the three years, a student should develop sufficient mastery of subject matter and competence in two teaching subjects as well as in pedagogy. Students admitted into B.Sc. (Ed.) programme shall select two major Science subjects from either of the following combinations:
Biology and Chemistry; Biology and Geography; Computer Science and Physics; Computer Science and Mathematics; Mathematics and Chemistry; Physics and Biology; Physics and Chemistry; Physics and Geography; Physics and Mathematics; Chemistry and Geography; Mathematics and Geography.
Basically, a B.Sc. (Ed.) graduate is a professional teacher who can teach at Ordinary and Advanced Secondary School levels and hence very marketable in the education sector, both public and private. Further, the teaching profession is a fountain of human resource worldwide due to the ability of professionals to enterceptively adapt and transform into any profession at minimum cost and time. The following is a list of some of possible employers for B.Sc. (Ed.) graduates:
1. Teaching for both public and private sectors.
2. Research institutions – National and International related, but not limited to the following sectors: Agricultural and wildlife; Medical; Veterinary; Nutrition; Environment; Information and Communication Technology (ICT); and Tourism
1.5 Bachelor of Arts with Education (B.A. ED.)
This is a three-year degree programme that aims at preparing graduate teachers. The degree programme equips the graduates with skills and knowledge on various disciplines including Kiswahili, Geography, Economics, French, Linguistics, English Literature, History, and Political Science. Furthermore, graduates in B.A. (Education) programme are equipped with skills and knowledge on curriculum design and implementation, teaching methodologies, as well as skills in education management and administration. Students enrolled in B.A. Education programme are required to take two teaching subjects (content courses) and education courses. Therefore, the degree programme produces teachers specialising in any two of the following courses or subjects: Geography, History, Economics, Kiswahili, French, Political Science, Literature, and Linguistics.
Basically, the B.A. (Education) degree programme produces graduate teachers who can be employed in teaching institutions including schools and colleges. These graduate teachers can also work with government institutions and research institutions that deal with education matters
1.6 Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (B.Sc. Chemistry)
This is a three-year programme. The programme produces graduates with a wide range of skills and knowledge of chemical principles. This programme equips students with the problem-solving skills needed in industrial processes and research. It gives them the competencies required in establishing and managing businesses in the chemical and allied industries. B.Sc. Chemistry graduates have access to a variety of career opportunities in the private and public sectors.They can work for pharmaceutical industries, research institutions, food-processing industries, textile industries, plastics industries, mining industries, government agencies, construction industries, fertiliser-manufacturing industries, brewing and bottling industries, pulp and paper industries, paint-manufacturing industries and metal works industries. The B.Sc. Chemistry graduates can be agricultural product-processing and agricultural post-control agents, as well as environmental management and impact assessment agents.
2. APPLICATION FEE
Applicants will be required to pay a non-refundable application fee as follows: TZS 10,000/= for Tanzanian applicants and USD 50 for Non-Tanzanian applicants.
3. TUITION FEE
The standard University of Dar es Salaam fee structure for science programmes will apply for both Tanzanians and Non-Tanzanians:
(i) Tuition fee for B.ED. (Science) and B.Sc. Ed. programmes is TZS 1,300,000.00 for Tanzanians and USD 2,700.00 for Non-Tanzanians per annum.
(ii) Tuition fee for B.ED. (Arts) and B.A. Ed. programmes is TZS 1,000,000.00 for Tanzanians and USD for Non-Tanzanians per annum.
4. MODE OF PAYMENT
Tuition fees should be paid through bank with the following details:
Bank Name: CRDB Bank
Branch Name: MKWAWA
Account Name: Mkwawa University College of Education
Account Number: 01J1071134815
For more information on how to apply, please contact the Principal through the following address:
Mkwawa University College of Education,
P.O. Box 2513,
Iringa - Tanzania
Tel.: +255(26) 2702751