Details About Ardhi University

By | July 9, 2020

Details About Ardhi University

The Ardhi University (ARU) was established after transforming the former University College of Lands and Architectural Studies (UCLAS) which was then a constituent college of the University of Dar es Salaam from 1st July 1996. The history of Ardhi University, however, dates back to 1956 when the then Surveying Training School offering land surveying technician certificate courses was established at the present location of Mgulani Salvation Army Camp in Dar es Salaam. Then, that school was moved to the present location at which it is today (the Observation Hill) in 1958. In 1972, the school became called Ardhi Institute. The Institute offered two-year diploma programmes in the fields of Land Surveying and Land Management and Valuation. In the same year a three-year Diploma program in Urban and Rural Planning was introduced.

By the Act of the Parliament No. 35 of 1974, Ardhi Institute was made a parastatal organisation and consequently the duration of two-years was extended to three years. Later in 1975, all the three-year diploma programes were upgraded to Advanced Diploma level. The Building Design and Building Economics courses started in 1976 and 1978 respectively. In the 1979, the Centre for Housing Studies was established as a joint project between the Government of Tanzania and the Netherlands. The centre has now grown into the Institute of Human Settlement Studies (IHSS). In early 1980s, the Public Health Engineering (later named Environmental Engineering) course was introduced.

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As pointed out earlier, in 1996 the Ardhi Institute was affiliated to the University of Dar es Salaam and became a constituent college of the University. It then became known as the University College of Lands and Architectural Studies (UCLAS). Two legal instruments, namely, Government Notice (GN) Number 148 of June 29th, 1996 and University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) Act No.12 of 1970 provided the basis for the establishment of UCLAS.

Within ten (10) years of its existence (i.e. 1996-2006) UCLAS increased the number of academic programmes from six (6) to thirty nine (39). The programmes ranging from diploma to PhD were offered by two faculties, that is, the Faculty of Architecture and Planning (FAP) and the Faculty of Lands and Environmental Engineering (FLEE). As a result of those changes, student enrolment increased from only 400 in 1996 to about 1,400 in 2007. At the same time the number of academic staff with PhD increased from 3 in 1996 to 43 in 2008.

At last, Ardhi University came into being after the signing of Ardhi University Charter by His Excellency the President of United Republic of Tanzania, Hon. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete on 28th March, 2007. The University Charter was prepared basing on the Universities Act No. 7 of 2005. The establishment of ARU went concurrently with the establishment of various schools.

List Of Courses Offered At Ardhi University

PROGRAMMES RUNNING IN DIFFERENT SCHOOLS

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT (SACEM)

  1.                Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch) – Code AR001
  2.                Bachelor of Architecture in Interior Design (B.Arch. ID) – Code AR002
  3.                Bachelor of Architecture in Landscape Architecture (B.Arch. LA) – Code AR003
  4.                Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (B.Sc. CE) – Code AR021
  5.                Bachelor of Science in Building Economics (B.Sc. BE) – Code AR006

SCHOOL OF SPATIAL PLANNING AND SOCIAL SCIENCE (SSPSS)

  1. Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning (BSc URP) – Code AR018
  2. Bachelor of Science in Regional Development Planning (B.Sc. RDP) – Code AR016
  3. Bachelor of Science in Housing and Infrastructure Planning (B.Sc. HIP) – Code AR012
  4. Bachelor of Arts in Economics (BA. Econ.) – Code AR019
  5. Bachelor of Arts in Community and Development Studies (BA. CDS) – Code AR023

SCHOOL OF EARTH SCIENCES, REAL ESTATES, BUSINESS AND INFORMATICS (SERBI)

               Bachelor of Science in Land Management and Valuation (B.Sc. LMV) – Code AR013

               Bachelor of Science in Real Estate (Finance and Investment) (B.Sc. REFI) – Code AR017

               Bachelor of Science in Property and Facilities Management (B.Sc. PFM) – Code AR015

               Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance (B.Sc. AF) – Code AR022

               Bachelor of Science in Geomatics (BSc GM) – Code AR005

               Bachelor of Science in Geoinformatics (BSc GI) – Code AR004

               Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management (BSc. ISM) – Code AR020

SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY (SEST)

 Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering (B.Sc. EE) – Code AR009

 Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Management (B.Sc. ESM) – Code AR011

 Bachelor of Science in Municipal and Industrial Services Engineering (B.Sc. MISE) – Code AR014

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT (SACEM)

Master of Architecture (M. Arch) (Coursework & Dissertation)

Master of Science in Construction Economics and Management (MSc. CEM) (Coursework & Dissertation)

Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture (PhD Arch)

Doctor of Philosophy in Construction Economics and Management (PhD CEM) – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Construction Management (PhD CM) – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (PhD CE) – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Design – By Coursework & Dissertation

SCHOOL OF SPATIAL PLANNING AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (SSPSS)

Master of Science in Urban Planning and Management (MSc. UPM) -(By Coursework & Dissertation)

Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning and Management (MSc. URPM) – (By Coursework & Dissertation)

Doctor of Philosophy in Urban and Regional Planning (PhD URP) – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Planning and Management (Housing and Infrastructure) (PhD UPM), – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Economics (PhD Econ) – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Urban and Regional Planning (By Coursework & Dissertation)

   SCHOOL OF EARTH SCIENCES, REAL ESTATE, BUSINESS STUDIES AND INFORMATICS (SERBI)

  • Master of Science in Geomatics (MSc. Gm) –  (By Coursework & Dissertation)
  • Master of Science in Geomatics (MSc. Gm) –  (By Thesis)
  • Master of Science in Real Estate (MSc. RE) –  (By Coursework & Dissertation)
  • Master of Science in Real Estate (MSc. LM) –  (By Thesis)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Geospatial Sciences (PhD GS) – By Thesis
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Real Estate (PhD RE) – By Thesis
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Land Administration (By Coursework & Dissertation)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Real Estate Economics (By Coursework & Dissertation)

SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (SEST)

Master of Science Degree in Environmental Technology and Management (MSc. – ETM) – (By Coursework and Dissertation)

Master of Science Degree in Environmental Technology and Management (MSc. – ETM) – (By Thesis)

Master of Disasters Risk Management (M.DRM) –  (By Coursework and Dissertation)

Master of Science Disasters Risk Management (MSc.DRM) – (By Coursework and Dissertation)

Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering (PhD EE) – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Technology and Management (PhD ETM) – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science and Management (PhD ESM) – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Disaster Management (PhD DM), – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Laboratory Science and Management (PhD LSM) – By Thesis

INSTITUTE OF HUMAN SETTLEMENT STUDIES (IHSS)

Master of Science in Housing (MSc. Housing)

Master of Science in Public Policy Analysis and Programme Management

M.A. Development Studies

Master of Arts in Development Studies (MA – DS)

Doctor of Philosophy in Built Environment Analysis (PhD BEA) – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Climate Change Studies (PhD CCS) – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Housing and Settlement Studies (PhD HSS) – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Policy Analysis and Programme Management (PhD PAPM) – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Development Studies (PhD DS) – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Governance and Environmental Studies (By Coursework & Dissertation)

Ardhi University Undergraduate Degree Programmes Entry Requirements

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS INTO VARIOUS UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES AT ARU

  1. GENERAL MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
NrsCategory of applicantsMINIMUM ADMISSION ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS
1Completed A-Level studies before 2014Two principal passes with a total of 4.0 points from Two Subjects defining the admission into the respective Programme (where A = 5; B = 4; C= 3; D = 2; E = 1).
2Completed A- Level studies in 2014 and 2015Two principal passes (Two Cs) with a total of 4.0 pointsFrom Two Subjects defining the admission into the respective programme (where A = 5; B+ = 4; B = 3; C= 2; D = 1).
3Completed A –Level studies from 2016 onwardsTwo principal passes with a total of 4.0 points from Two Subjects defining the admission into the respective programme (where A = 5; B = 4; C= 3; D = 2; E = 1).
4Recognition of Prior Learning qualificationB+ Grade: where A = 75 – 100; B+ = 65 – 74; B = 50 – 64; C = 40 – 49; D = 35 – 39; and F = 0 – 38
5Equivalent qualification:At least four O’ – Level passes (Ds and above) or NVA Level III with less than four O’ – Level passes or equivalent foreign qualifications as established by either NECTA or VETA; AND
At least a GPA of 3.0 for Ordinary Diploma (NTA Level 6); ORAverage of C for Full Technician Certificate (FTC) (where A=5; B=4; C=3; and D=2 points); ORAverage of ‘B’ Grade for Diploma in Teacher Education; ORAverage of ‘B’ Grade for Health-related awards such as Clinical Medicine and others; ORA Distinction for unclassified diplomas and certificatesUpper Second Class for classified non-NTA diplomas.

  2.      ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION AT ARDHI UNIVERSITY

        A candidate shall be deemed eligible for consideration for admission to a first degree programme of Ardhi University if the candidate has obtained:

   A.     Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (C. S. E. E.) or equivalent, with passes in FOUR approved subjects, obtained prior to sitting for the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (A. C. S. E. E.) or equivalent

AND

    B.     Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (A. C. S. E. E.), with two principal level passes in appropriate subjects, with total points not below 4.0 based on the following grade to point conversion scale:

                     i. Before 2014 and 2016 onwards: A = 5; B = 4; C = 3; D = 2; E = 1; S = 0.5; and F = 0

where; A, B, C, D, E are principal passes; S is a Subsidiary pass

ii. For 2014 and 2015: A = 5; B+ = 4; B = 3; C = 2; D = 1; E = 0.5; and F = 0

where; A, B+, B, C are principal passes; D is a Pass, and E is Subsidiary Pass

OR

     C.     An appropriate equivalent Diploma such as NACTE Ordinary Diploma (NTA Level 6) with at least a GPA of 3.0, OR FTC with average of C OR any other Diploma of not less than Upper Second Class/B+ OR a Distinction for unclassified Diplomas from recognised institutions and approved by the University Senate.

     D.     An appropriate Recognition of Prior Learning Certificate of not less than B+ grade from institutions recognised by Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU)  and approved by the University’s Senate.

NB: Principal level passes and passes in Religious and General studies are not counted. Applicants from countries which follow an 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.

3.         PROGRAMMES ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

3.1             SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT (SACEM)

3.1.1            Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch) – Code AR001

  1. Direct Entry (Form VI) Qualifications

  Two principal passes in any of the following; Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography and Fine Art. If one of the principal passes is not Mathematics, a     subsidiary pass in Advanced Mathematics/Basic Applied Mathematics or Credit pass in O-level Mathematics is required.

        ii. Equivalent Qualifications

 Diploma in Architecture, Architectural Technology, Civil Engineering, Civil and Transportation Engineering with GPA of 3.0 OR an average of “B’‘; OR

FTC with an average of “C” OR any other relevant Diploma of not less than Upper Second Class/B+ OR a Distinction for unclassified Diplomas from recognised institutions.

3.1.2         Bachelor of Architecture in Interior Design (B.Arch. ID) – Code AR002

  1. Direct Entry (Form VI) Qualifications

 Two principal passes in any of the following; Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography and Fine Art. If one of the principal passes is not Mathematics, a subsidiary pass in Advanced Mathematics/Basic Applied Mathematics or Credit pass in O-level Mathematics is required.

         ii. Equivalent Qualifications

 Diploma in Architecture, Architectural Technology, Civil Engineering, Civil and Transportation Engineering with GPA of 3.0 or an average of “B’‘ OR FTC with an average of “C”; OR any other relevant Diploma of not less than Upper Second Class/B+ OR a Distinction for unclassified Diplomas from recognised institutions.

3.1.3           Bachelor of Architecture in Landscape Architecture (B.Arch. LA) – Code AR003

  1. Direct Entry (Form VI) Qualifications

 Two principal passes in any of the following; Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography and Fine Art. If one of the principal passes is not Mathematics, a  subsidiary pass in Advanced Mathematics/Basic Applied Mathematics or Credit pass in O-level Mathematics is required.

        ii. Equivalent Qualifications

 Diploma in Architecture, Architectural Technology, Civil Engineering, Civil and Transportation Engineering with GPA of 3.0 or an average of “B’‘ OR FTC with an average of “C”; OR any other relevant Diploma of not less than Upper Second Class/B+ OR a Distinction for unclassified Diplomas from recognised institutions.

3.1.4            Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (B.Sc. CE) – Code AR021

  1. Direct Entry (Form VI) Qualifications

  A principal pass in Mathematics AND a principal pass in either Physics or Chemistry or Geography. Those without a principal level pass in Chemistry MUST have a  credit pass at O-level. In addition an applicant MUST have taken Physics at A-level.

         ii. Equivalent Qualifications

Diploma in Civil Engineering, Civil and Transportation Engineering, Architecture with GPA of 3.0 OR an average of “B’‘ OR FTC with an average of “C” OR any other relevant Diploma of not less than Upper Second Class/B+ OR a Distinction for unclassified Diplomas from recognised institutions.

3.1.5            Bachelor of Science in Building Economics (B.Sc. BE) – Code AR006

  1. Direct Entry Qualifications

   Two principal passes in any of the following; Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Economics and Accounts. In addition a candidate MUST have at least a  subsidiary pass in Advanced Mathematics/Basic Applied Mathematics AND at least a pass in Physics at O-level.

 ii. Equivalent Qualifications

   Diploma in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Civil and Transportation Engineering with GPA of 3.0 or an average of “B’‘ OR FTC with an average of “C” OR any other relevant Diploma of not less than Upper Second Class/B+ OR a Distinction for unclassified Diplomas from recognised institutions.

3.2               SCHOOL OF SPATIAL PLANNING AND SOCIAL SCIENCE (SSPSS)

3.2.1          Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning (BSc URP) – Code AR018

  1. Direct entry (Form VI) Qualification is

  Two principal passes in any of the following: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Economics, History, Mathematics, Commerce and Accountancy. If one of the principal pass is not Mathematics, a subsidiary pass in Advanced Mathematics/Basic Applied Mathematics or at least a pass in Mathematics at O-level is required.

 ii. Equivalent Qualifications

Diploma in Rural Development with GPA of 3.0 or an average of “B’‘ OR FTC with an average of “C” OR any other relevant Diploma of not less than Upper Second Class/B+ OR a Distinction for unclassified Diplomas from recognised institutions.

3.2.2          Bachelor of Science in Regional Development Planning (B.Sc. RDP) – Code AR016

i. Direct entry (Form VI) Qualification

Two principal passes in any of the following: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Economics, History, Mathematics, Commerce and Accountancy. If one of the principal passes is not Mathematics, a subsidiary pass in Advanced Mathematics/Basic Applied Mathematics or at least a Pass in Mathematics at O level is required.

        ii. Equivalent Qualifications

Diploma in Development Planning and Rural Development with GPA of 3.0 or an average of “B’‘ OR FTC with an average of “C” OR any other relevant Diploma of not less than Upper Second Class/B+ OR a Distinction for unclassified Diplomas from recognised institutions.

3.2.3          Bachelor of Science in Housing and Infrastructure Planning (B.Sc. HIP) – Code AR012

  1. Direct entry (Form VI) Qualification

  Two principal passes in any of the following: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Economics, History, Mathematics, Commerce and Accountancy. If one of the principal passes is not Mathematics, a subsidiary pass in Advanced Mathematics/Basic Applied Mathematics or at least a grade “D” in Mathematics at O-level is required.

        ii. Equivalent Qualifications

Diploma in Housing and Infrastructure Planning with GPA of 3.0 or an average of “B’‘ OR FTC with an average of “C” OR any other relevant Diploma of not less than Upper Second Class/B+ OR a Distinction for unclassified Diplomas from recognised institutions.

3.2.4         Bachelor of Arts in Economics (BA. Econ.) – Code AR019

  1. Direct entry (Form VI) Qualification

 Two principal passes in any of the following: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography, Economics, History, Commerce and Accountancy. If one of the principal pass is not Mathematics, a subsidiary pass in Advanced Mathematics /Basic Applied Mathematics or at least a credit pass in Mathematics at O-level is required.

         ii. Equivalent Qualifications

Diploma in Business Studies, Community Economic Development with GPA of 3.0 or an average of “B’‘ OR FTC with an average of “C” OR any other relevant Diploma of not less than Upper Second Class/B+ OR a Distinction for unclassified Diplomas from recognised institutions

3.2.5         Bachelor of Arts in Community and Development Studies (BA. CDS) – Code AR023

  1. Direct entry (Form VI) Qualification

Two principal passes in any of the following; Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography, Economics, History, Commerce, Accountancy, Agricultural Science and Nutrition.

          ii. Equivalent Qualifications

   Diploma in Business Studies, Community Economic Development with GPA of 3.0 OR an average of “B’‘ OR FTC with an average of “C” OR any other relevant Diploma of not less than Upper Second Class/B+ OR a Distinction for unclassified Diplomas from recognised institutions.

3.3             

                    SCHOOL OF EARTH SCIENCES, REAL ESTATES, BUSINESS AND INFORMATICS (SERBI)

3.3.1                

                    Bachelor of Science in Land Management and Valuation (B.Sc. LMV) – Code AR013

  1. Direct Entry (Form VI) Qualifications

Two principal passes in any of the following; Geography, Economics, Mathematics, History, Commerce, Accountancy, English Literature, Physics, Biology or Chemistry. If one of the principal passes is not Mathematics, a subsidiary pass in Advanced Mathematics /Basic Applied Mathematics or at least grade “D” in O-level Mathematics is required.

ii. Equivalent Qualifications

Diploma in Land Management and Valuation or Land Use Planning with GPA of 3.0 or an average of “B’‘ OR FTC with an average of “C” OR any other relevant Diploma of not less than Upper Second Class/B+ OR a Distinction for unclassified Diplomas from recognised institutions.

3.3.2       

                      Bachelor of Science in Real Estate (Finance and Investment) (B.Sc. REFI) – Code AR017

  1. Direct Entry (Form VI) Qualifications

Two principal passes in any of the following; Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Economics, Chemistry, Commerce, Accountancy, Biology and Chemistry. If one of the principal passes is not Mathematics, a subsidiary pass in Advanced Mathematics/Basic Applied Mathematics or at least a pass in O-level Mathematics is required.

 ii. Equivalent Qualifications

Diploma in Finance and Banking with GPA of 3.0 or an average of “B’‘ OR FTC with an average of “C” OR any other relevant Diploma of not less than Upper Second Class/B+ OR a Distinction for unclassified Diplomas from recognised institutions.

3.3.3            Bachelor of Science in Property and Facilities Management (B.Sc. PFM) – Code AR015

  1. Direct Entry (Form VI) Qualifications

Two principal passes in any of the following; Geography, Economics, Mathematics, History, Commerce, Accountancy, English Literature, Physics, Biology or Chemistry. If one of the principal passes is not Mathematics, a subsidiary pass in Advanced Mathematics /Basic Applied Mathematics or at least a pass in O-level Mathematics is required.

         ii. Equivalent Qualifications

Diploma in Maintenance with GPA of 3.0 or an average of “B’‘ OR FTC with an average of “C” OR any other relevant Diploma of not less than Upper Second Class/B+ OR a Distinction for unclassified Diplomas from recognised institutions.

3.3.4            Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance (B.Sc. AF) – Code AR022

  1. Direct Entry (Form VI) Qualifications

Two principal passes in any of the following; Commerce, Accountancy, Economics, History, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry. In addition at least a subsidiary pass in English Literature and Mathematics/Basic Applied Mathematics at A-level or a pass in English and Mathematics at O-level is required.

        ii. Equivalent Qualifications

Diploma in Accounting, Accountancy, Taxation, Public Sector Accounting and Finance or Public Sector Financial Management with GPA of 3.0 or an average of “B’‘ OR FTC with an average of “C” OR any other relevant Diploma of not less than Upper Second Class/B+ OR a Distinction for unclassified Diplomas from recognised institutions.

       Bachelor of Science in Geomatics (BSc GM) – Code AR005

  1. Direct Entry (Form VI) Qualifications

A principal pass in Mathematics and a principal pass in either Physics or Chemistry or Geography or Computer Science. If one of the principal passes is not Physics, at least a subsidiary pass in Physics at A-level is required.

         ii. Equivalent qualifications

Diploma in Geomatics or Land Surveying with GPA of 3.0 or an average of “B’‘ OR FTC with an average of “C” OR any other relevant Diploma of not less than Upper Second Class/B+ OR a Distinction for unclassified Diplomas from recognised institutions

3.3.6        Bachelor of Science in Geoinformatics (BSc GI) – Code AR004

  1. Direct Entry (Form VI) Qualifications

A principal pass in Mathematics and a principal pass in either Physics or Chemistry or Geography or Computer Science. If one of the principal passes is not Physics, at least a subsidiary pass in Physics at A-level required.

ii. Equivalent qualifications

Diploma in Geomatics, Land Surveying, Cartography or Computer Science with GPA of 3.0 or an average of “B’‘ OR FTC with an average of “C” OR any other relevant Diploma of not less than Upper Second Class/B+ OR a Distinction for unclassified Diplomas from recognised institutions.

3.3.7         

                      Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management (BSc. ISM) – Code AR020

  1. Direct Entry (Form VI) Qualifications

Two principal passes in any of the following: Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Chemistry, Economics or Computer Science. If one of the principal passes is not Mathematics, an applicant must have at least a subsidiary pass in Advanced Mathematics /Basic Applied Mathematics at “A” level.

         ii. Equivalent Qualifications

Diploma in Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Networks, Computing and Information Communication, Land Surveying or Geomatics with GPA of 3.0 or an average of “B’‘ OR FTC with an average of “C” OR any other relevant Diploma of not less than Upper Second Class/B+ OR a Distinction for unclassified Diplomas from recognised institutions.

3.3       SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY (SEST)

3.4.1    Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering (B.Sc. EE) – Code AR009

  1. Direct Entry (Form VI) Qualifications

Two principal passes in any of the following; Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry. If the two principal passes are not Mathematics and Physics, an applicant MUST have at least a subsidiary pass in Physics and Advanced Mathematics/Basic Applied Mathematics at “A” level.

ii. Equivalent Qualifications

Diploma in Water Supply and Sanitation Engineering; Environmental Health Science; Hydrogeology and Well Drilling Hydrology and Meteorology; Water Laboratory Technology; Irrigation Engineering; Civil Engineering or Water Resources Engineering with GPA of 3.0 or an average of “B’‘ OR FTC with an average of “C” OR any other relevant Diploma of not less than Upper Second Class/B+ OR a Distinction for unclassified Diplomas from recognised institutions.

3.4.2   

                   Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Management (B.Sc. ESM) – Code AR011

  1. Direct Entry (Form VI) Qualifications

Two principal passes in any of the following; Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Biology and Chemistry. One of the two principal passes MUST be either Physics or Chemistry or Biology. If one of the principal passes is not Mathematics, a subsidiary pass in Advanced Mathematics/Basic Applied Mathematics is required.

        ii. Equivalent Qualifications

Diploma in Water Supply and Sanitation Engineering; Environmental Health Science; Hydrogeology and Well Drilling; Hydrology and Meteorology; Water Laboratory Technology; Irrigation Engineering; Civil Engineering or Water Resources Engineering with GPA of 3.0 or an average of “B’‘ OR FTC with an average of “C” OR any other relevant Diploma of not less than Upper Second Class/B+ OR a Distinction for unclassified Diplomas from recognised institutions.

3.4.3       Bachelor of Science in Municipal and Industrial Services Engineering (B.Sc. MISE) – Code AR014

  1. Direct Entry (Form VI) Qualifications

Two principal passes in any of the following; Mathematics, Physics, Biology or Chemistry. If the two principal passes are not Mathematics and Physics, an applicant MUST have at least a subsidiary pass in Physics and Advanced Mathematics/Basic Applied Mathematics at “A” level.

        ii. Equivalent Qualifications

Diploma in Civil Engineering and Civil and Transportation Engineering with GPA of 3.0 or an average of “B’‘ OR FTC with an average of “C” OR any other relevant Diploma of not less than Upper Second Class/B+ OR a Distinction for unclassified Diplomas from recognised institutions.

Ardhi University Postgraduate Programmes Entry Requirements

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT (SACEM)

Master of Architecture (M. Arch) (Coursework & Dissertation)

Entry Qualifications
Holders of Bachelor of Architecture of at least a Second Class Lower division from Ardhi University or from any other recognized Institution of Higher Learning.

OR
Graduate Diploma in Architecture of at least a Second Class Lower division of the former Ardhi Institute or Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture from Ardhi University or from any other recognized Institution of Higher Learning.

Master of Science in Construction Economics and Management (MSc. CEM) (Coursework & Dissertation)

Entry Qualifications
A first degree of second class grade or above in Building Economics, Construction Management, Building Survey or related fields of Ardhi University or any other relevant first degree from a recognized institution of Higher Learning.

OR
A relevant Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Economics and Management or related fields of Ardhi University or any other institution of Higher Learning.

Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture (PhD Arch)

Entry Qualifications

A Master’s Degree in Architecture from Ardhi University or any other relevant Masters Degree from Ardhi University or from a recognized University.

Doctor of Philosophy in Construction Economics and Management (PhD CEM) – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Construction Management (PhD CM) – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (PhD CE) – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Design – By Coursework & Dissertation

Relevant Master’s Degree of the Ardhi University or holder of equivalent standing Master’s Degree from a recognised University.

SCHOOL OF SPATIAL PLANNING AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (SSPSS)

Master of Science in Urban Planning and Management (MSc. UPM) -(By Coursework & Dissertation)

Entry Qualifications

First or Second Class Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning (URP), Regional Development Planning (RDP) and Housing and Infrastructure Planning (HIP); or relevant qualifications from Programs offered by the Schools at ARU, Economics and Economic Planning.

Upper Second Class or above Postgraduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning or Architecture or Land Management and Valuation or Environmental Engineering or relevant qualifications from Programs offered by the Schools at ARU, other related subject from a recognized university or institution of higher learning.

Working experience of at least two years in a relevant field will be an added advantage.

Positive recommendations from two referees one from an academic institution where the candidate graduated and one from the practice. Candidates without sufficient background in urban and regional planning profession may be required to take additional courses offered in the undergraduate programs.

Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning and Management (MSc. URPM) – (By Coursework & Dissertation)

Entry Qualifications

First or Second Class Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning or Architecture or Land Management and Valuation or Environmental Engineering or Building Economics or Land Surveying/Geomatics or Geography or Economics or Economic Planning or Public Administration or Business Administration and Postgraduate Diploma of the University of Dar es Salaam or any other recognized institution or any other relevant field.

Experience of at least two years in a relevant field would be an added advantage.

Positive recommendations from two referees.

This programme is currently supported by DAAD. Therefore, Tanzanian candidates aspiring for the DAAD scholarships would have their applications for sponsorship further scrutinized by a joint committee of SPRING partner universities and a DAAD representative or any sponsoring organization/institution as situation emerges.

Doctor of Philosophy in Urban and Regional Planning (PhD URP) – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Planning and Management (Housing and Infrastructure) (PhD UPM), – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Economics (PhD Econ) – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Urban and Regional Planning (By Coursework & Dissertation)

Entry Qualifications

Relevant Master’s Degree of the Ardhi University or holder of equivalent standing Master’s Degree from a recognised University.

SCHOOL OF EARTH SCIENCES, REAL ESTATE, BUSINESS STUDIES AND INFORMATICS (SERBI)

Master of Science in Geomatics (MSc. Gm) –  (By Coursework & Dissertation)

Entry Qualifications
A second Class or above BSc. degree in Geomatics or Land Surveying or any other relevant degree from Ardhi University or a recognized University or Institution of Higher Learning.

OR
A Postgraduate Diploma in Geomatics or Land Surveying from Ardhi University or any other relevant degree from a recognized University or Institution of Higher Learning.

Master of Science in Geomatics (MSc. Gm) –  (By Thesis)

Entry Qualifications
A Second Class Upper Division, Bachelor of Science degree in Geomatics or Land Surveying from Ardhi University or its equivalent from Ardhi Univesity or any other recognized Univesity or Institution of Higher Learning.

Master of Science in Real Estate (MSc. RE) –  (By Coursework & Dissertation)

Entry Qualifications

At least a second class grade or above BSc. degree in Land Management and Valuation, Urban and Regional Planning, Building Economics, Architecture, Land Surveying, Environmental Engineering , Geography, Economics, Commerce or Civil Engineering from Ardhi University or any other relevant degree from Ardhi University or a recognized University or Institution of Higher Learning.

OR
A relevant Postgraduate Diploma of the Ardhi University or any other relevant degree from a recognized University or Institution of Higher Learning.

Master of Science in Real Estate (MSc. LM) –  (By Thesis)

Entry Qualifications

A minimum of a Second Class Upper Division, Bachelor degree in Land Management and Valuation of the Ardhi University or its equivalent from Ardhi Univesity or any other recognized Univesity or Institution of Higher Learning.

Doctor of Philosophy in Geospatial Sciences (PhD GS) – By Thesis

Entry Qualifications
A Master Degree in Geomatics or Land Surveying or Geoinformatics or Geodetic Science from Ardhi University or any other relevant Masters Degree from a recognized University.

Doctor of Philosophy in Real Estate (PhD RE) – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Land Administration (By Coursework & Dissertation)

Doctor of Philosophy in Real Estate Economics (By Coursework & Dissertation)

Entry Qualifications
Relevant Master’s Degree of the Ardhi University or holder of equivalent standing Master’s Degree from a recognized University.

SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (SEST)

Master of Science Degree in Environmental Technology and Management (MSc. – ETM) – (By Coursework and Dissertation)

Entry Qualifications

At least a Second Class Lower division Bachelor degree in Environmental Engineering of the Ardhi University or any other relevant degree from a recognized institution of higher learning.

OR
A Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Engineering of the Ardhi University or Postgraduate Diploma from a recognised University or Institution of higher learning.

Master of Science Degree in Environmental Technology and Management (MSc. – ETM) – (By Thesis)

Entry Qualifications
A minimum of a Second Class Lower division Bachelor degree in Environmental Engineering of the Ardhi University or any other relevant degree of the Ardhi University or any other relevant degree from a recognized institution of higher learning.

OR
A Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Engineering of the Ardhi University or Postgraduate Diploma from a recognised University or Institution of higher learning.

Master of Disasters Risk Management (M.DRM) –  (By Coursework and Dissertation)

Entry Qualifications
A Second or higher class Bachelor’s degree or post-graduate diploma in any of the programmes offered by Ardhi University and similar programmes offered by other universities as approved by Senate. Other admission requirements are similar to the general entry requirements for ARU postgraduate programmes.

Master of Science Disasters Risk Management (MSc.DRM) – (By Coursework and Dissertation)

Entry Qualifications

A Second or higher class Bachelor’s of Science degree or post-graduate diploma in any of the engineering and technology (environmental engineering, municipal and industrial services engineering, environmental laboratory science and technology, and civil engineering) programmes offered by ARU. Holders of bachelor’s degrees in similar programmes offered by other recognised universities or higher learning institutions, as approved by ARU Senate also qualify. Applicants who have a first degree in branches of engineering other than the ones mentioned above may be considered for admission into the programme as shall be approved by the university senate. Other admission requirements are similar to the general entry requirements for ARU postgraduate programmes.

Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering (PhD EE) – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Technology and Management (PhD ETM) – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science and Management (PhD ESM) – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Disaster Management (PhD DM), – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Laboratory Science and Management (PhD LSM) – By Thesis

Entry Qualifications

Relevant Master’s Degree of the Ardhi University or holder of equivalent standing Master’s Degree from a recognised University.

INSTITUTE OF HUMAN SETTLEMENT STUDIES (IHSS)

Master of Science in Housing (MSc. Housing)

Entry Qualifications

Bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 2.7, or equivalent qualification as shall be approved by the University Senate, in the fields of urban planning; housing and infrastructure, urban development planning, architecture, urban geography, urban sociology, urban designers, environmental and civil engineering, geomatics, land management and valuation, building economics, construction economists and management, urban economics and other related fields.

Work experience of 2 years in the respective fields is an added advantage.

Recommendation from at least two referees – one academician and one practicing professional.

Master of Science in Public Policy Analysis and Programme Management

Entry Qualifications

Bachelor degree with a minimum of lower second class or equivalent qualifications as shall be approved by the University Senate, in the fields offered at ARU or any other related fields.

Work experience of 2 years in the respective fields is n added advantage.

Recommendation from at lest two referees – one academician and one practicing professional

M.A. Development Studies

Entry Qualifications

Master of Arts in Development Studies (MA – DS)

Entry Qualifications

Bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 2.7 in the fields offered at ARU and other related fields or equivalent qualification as shall be approved by the University Senate; Candidates with unclassified under graduate degree may be considered for admission provided she/he has a minimum of a B grade.

Doctor of Philosophy in Built Environment Analysis (PhD BEA) – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Climate Change Studies (PhD CCS) – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Housing and Settlement Studies (PhD HSS) – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Policy Analysis and Programme Management (PhD PAPM) – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Development Studies (PhD DS) – By Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Governance and Environmental Studies (By Coursework & Dissertation)

Entry Qualifications

Relevant Master’s Degree of the Ardhi University or holder of equivalent standing Master’s Degree from a recognised University.

Duration for the programmes

Masters degree by Course work and dissertation: 18 months

Masters degree by thesis: 24 months

PhD by thesis: 36 months

HOW TO APPLY

Applications forms can be obtained from the office of the

Director, Postgraduate Studies Research and Publication
Ardhi University,
P.O Box 35176,
Dar es Salaam.

A non-refundable application fee of Tshs.20,000/= for Masters and Tshs.30,000/= for PhD) must be deposited to ARU NMB Account, University Agency Branch with Account Number 20801100034 or paid directly through mobile network operators (Tigopesa, Mpesa and Airtel money) after requesting control number from admission office available with Tel. No. 0738357314 and submit the original pay slip/confirmation message from mobile network operator together with the application form.


Ardhi University Bursaries and Fees for Undergraduate Programmes

ProgrammeAnnual Tuition Fee
1. Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering (BSc. EE)Tshs 1,100,000 (locals)$1,500 (foreigners)
2. Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Management (BSc. ESM)
3. Bachelor of Science in Municipal and Industrial Services Engineering (BSc. MISE)
4.Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch)  Bachelor of Science in Interior Design (BSc. ID)
5. Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (BSc. LA)
6. Bachelor of Science in Geomatics (BSc. Gm)
7. Bachelor of Science in Geoinformatics (BSc. Gi)
8. Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management (BSc. ISM)
9. Bachelor of Architecture in Landscape Architecture (B.Arch. LA)
 
ProgrammeAnnual Tuition Fee
1. Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning (BSc. URP)Tshs 1,300,000 (locals)$2,100 (foreigners
2. Bachelor of Science in Regional Development Planning (BSc. RDP)
3. Bachelor of Science in Housing Infrastructure Planning (BSc. HIP)
4. Bachelor of Arts in Economics (BA. Econ.)
5. Bachelor of Arts in Community and Development Studies (BA. CDS)
6. Bachelor of Science in Building Economics (BSc. BE)
7. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSc. CE)
8. Bachelor of Science in Land Management and Valuation (BSc. LMV)
9. Bachelor of Science in Real Estate (Finance and Investment) (BSc. REFI)
10.Bachelor of Science in Property and Facilities Management (BSc. PFM)
11. Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance (BSc. AF)

Direct University Costs (Payable to the University)

ItemTShs
Application Fee (once)10,000
Registration fee10,000
Examination Fee12,000
Caution Money2,000
Student Union2,500
Graduation Fee (once)10,000
Identity Card8,000
Medical Capitation Fee50,400
Transcript of Records (once)15,000
Statement of Results (upon request)5,000
TCU Quality Assurance Fee20,000

Direct Student Costs (Payable Directly to Students)

ItemTShs
Stationary and Book Allowance*200,000
Meal and Accommodation Allowance1,800,000

 *Amount per year based on the Government rates as provided by High Education Students Loans Board (HESLB)

Appeal Fee for Examinations#

T.Shs.5,000/= per course/decision (For Tanzanian students)USD 20.00 per course/decision (For foreign students)

Fee for a copy of a lost certificate

T.Shs 30,000/= for a copy

Ardhi University Fee Structure for Postgraduate Courses

(i) Direct University Costs (Payable to the University)

ProgrammeFirst YearSubsequent Years
6 months12 months
Postgraduate  1,947,500
Masters by Coursework and dissertation1,877,5001,452,5002,052,500
Masters by Thesis1,997,5001,402,5002,302,500
PhD by Coursework and Dissertation2,347,5002,152,5002,602,500
Ph.D by Thesis2,397,5002,202,5003,002,500

     (ii)  Direct Student Costs (payable to the student) 

DescriptionPostgraduateDiplomaMasters byC/work andDissertationMasters byThesisPh.D byCoursework &DissertationPh.D byThesis
Stationery50,000100,000100,000100,000100,000
Books350,000400,000400,000400,000400,000
Thesis Projection0250,000300,000400,000500,000
Independent/Study/ PracticalTraining/ Research paper/Teaching Practice for PostgraduateDiploma Students500,0000000
Stipend3,600,0003,600,0003,600,0003,600,0003,600,000
Total4,500,0004,350,0004,400,0004,500,0004,600,000

(iii)   Research Funds

ProgrammesBy Coursework and DissertationBy Thesis
Masters3,000,0005,000,000
Ph.D.6,000,0007,000,000

(iv)   Foreign Students

1.  Application Fee

 US $
Application fee for Master’s and Postgraduate Diploma candidates20
Application fee for Ph.D candidates30

1. Direct University Costs for Postgraduate Diploma Programmes

ProgrammeFirst YearSubsequent Years
6 months12 months
Postgraduate  US $ 2,952
Masters by Coursework anddissertationUS $ 2,950US $ 2,874US $ 3,877
Masters by ThesisUS $ 4,352US $ 3,523US $ 4,527
PhD by Coursework andDissertationUS $ 6,452US $ 5,327US $ 6,827
Ph.D by ThesisUS $ 6,452US $ 5,327US $ 7,327

Research Funds

ProgrammesBy Coursework andDissertationBy Thesis
MastersUS $ 3000US $ 4000
Ph.D.US $ 6000US $ 7000

Short Term and Occasional Students

1.  Tuition Fee

Programme Fee per Course Registered per Semester Fee US $ 150

2. Other University Direct Costs

DESCRIPTIONProposed Rates (US $)
Application fee20
Registration fee100
Examination fee*100
Supervision fee**0
Medical capitation fee**300
Caution money100
Student Union20
Student Identity Card5
TOTAL845

*  Examination fee US $ 100 per exam

**  Medical capitation fee and Special Faculty Requirements US $ 30 per months

2. Student Cost for Foreigners

DescriptionPostgraduateDiploma(US $)Masters byCoursework &Dissertation(US $)Masters byThesis(US $)Ph.D byCoursework &Dissertation(US $)Ph.D byThesis(US $)
Stationery100150150150150
Books300400400600600
Thesis Projection0300300400500
Independent/Study/ Practical Training/Research paper/ Teaching Practice forPostgraduate Diploma Students5000000
Stipend3,6003,6003,6003,6003,600
Total4,5005,9507,4508,7509,850

Please note that student stipend is calculated on the basis of US $ 300 per month.  This is a minimum living cost and therefore sponsors may raise the allowances.

Contact Ardhi University For More Details

Ardhi University

+255) – 738 357 310
(+255) – 738 357 311
(+255) – 738 357 312

aru@aru.ac.tz

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