Certificate in Computing and Information Technology

Course Overview

The University of Dar es salaam Computing Centre offers a Certificate course in Computing and Information Technology. This programme which follows both NACTE and IT Essentials based curricula, aims at equipping students with appropriate knowledge and skills necessary to understand and become successful in the world of Information Technology.
The Certificate in Computing and Information Technology also serves as a bridge for those students with an aptitude for computing to move from basic Computer training through to diploma and degree levels of studies. The programme looks at how ICT can be used to solve business problems and challenges such as developing Computer programs, managing stand-alone and networked computers, installing and maintaining software applications, designing websites and developing databases. It also enables students to gain the necessary skills for Help Desk, User Support, and hardware troubleshooting functions.

Course Objectives

The objectives of the programme are to:
a) Provide foundations of basic principles, skills and knowledge that will enhance the graduates’ carrier development.
b) To provide adequate ICT skills and knowledge which will enable the graduates to be competent in solving the ICT related problems relevant to their levels of study.
c) To prepare students for further studies in ICT related fields.

Expected Results

The programme is expected to produce technically trained personnel who are ready to:

  • Enter ICT employment and flexibly satisfy the needs of employers
  • Effectively use office applications
  • Create various desktop publications
  • Be involved in PC maintenance, Web design, Database development, Programming and Networking.
  • Engage in self employment
  • Sit for A+ Certified Examinations
  • Join diploma programme in ICT related fields

Entry Qualifications


  • Certificate of Secondary Education with at least four (4) passes in non–religious subjects OR
  • National Vocational Training Award Level III (Trade Test Grade I) from any recognized institution.