Courses offered

PROGRAMMES OFFERED

  • BSc Degree in Urban and Regional Planning (BSc URP)
  • BSc in Housing and Infrastructure Planning (BSc HIP)
  • Regional Development Planning (BSc RDP)
  • BA in Economics (BAE)
  • BA in Community and Development Studies (BA.CDS)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Urban Planning and Management (PGD- UPM)
  • MSc in Urban Planning and Management (MSc- UPM)
  • MSc in Urban and Regional Development Planning and Management (MSc- URPM)
  • PhD in Urban Planning and Management by thesis (PhD- UPM)
  • PhD in Urban Planning and Management by Coursework and Dissertation (PhD-UPM)

TRAINING APPROACH AND PHILOSOPHY

The School runs in project oriented teaching where seminar courses culminated into semester projects or studio, this applies for planning. There is also independent research and projects for all programme. At the end of every year there is industrial training which is a field attachment to industry for students to gain experience.

ENTRY QUALIFICATION BY PROGRAMME

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

BSc Degree in Urban and Regional Planning (BSc URP)

Specific entry requirements:

(i) Direct entry (Form VI) Qualification
Two or more principal level passes in any of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Economics, History, Mathematics, Commerce and Accountancy. In addition, a candidate must have at least a subsidiary pass in Mathematics at A.C.S.E.E or at least a D grade pass at C.S.E.E.
Preferential consideration will be accorded to candidates with a combination of Economics, Geography, Mathematics and Biology and a pass in English language in the event of a tie in points.

(ii) Equivalent Qualifications
An appropriate equivalent Diploma such as International Bacclaurete (IB) Diploma, NTA level 6 or any other Diploma/FTC of at least Second Class or grade B level from an institution approved by the University Senate.

Key areas of competencies
• Map preparations, Real estate design / Site planning including preparation of models
• Planning and design of satellite towns.
• Preparation of general planning schemes
• Preparation of institutions Master plan like, Universities, Schools, and other institutions.
• Preparation of special economic zones master plan, Preparation of industrial complexes plans.
• Preparation of Town planning drawing/ Neighbourhood planning, urban development control.
• Historical district and heritage conservation
• Urban transport planning, Urban design projects, Urban renewal and redevelopment plans
• Landscape planning
• Regularization and Upgrading of informal settlements
• Preparation of regional development plans
• Computer software application in planning and design including GIS, QGIS, and other computer design software.

Job Opportunities

Urban managers, Urban planners, Regional planners, Urban designers, Land use planners, Urban policy and guideline makers, Environmental experts, Transport planners Heritage conservers

Employment institutions

Local government Authorities, Government ministries, private companies, United Nation organization such as UN-HABITAT, UNESCO, Research Organizations (NGOs, CBOs, Companies etc.), Real estate developers, Urban conservation agencies. Research institutions, Higher learning institutions academic staffs.

BSc in Housing and Infrastructure Planning (BSc HIP)

Specific entry requirements:

(i) Direct entry (Form VI) Qualification
Two or more principal level passes in any of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Economics, History, Mathematics, Commerce and Accountancy. In case one of the principal level pass is not Mathematics, the candidate MUST have at least a subsidiary pass in Mathematics at A.C.S.E.E. or a pass at C.S.E.E.
Preferential consideration will be accorded to candidates with a combination of Economics, Geography, Mathematics and Biology and a pass in English language in the event of a tie in points.

(ii) Equivalent Qualifications
An appropriate equivalent Diploma such as International Bacclaurete (IB) Diploma, NTA level 6 or any other Diploma/FTC of at least Second Class or grade B level from an institution approved by the University Senate.

Key areas of competencies
• Preparation of general planning schemes
• Prepare or design site and neighbourhood plans/ Town planning drawing for residential, industrial and other specialized uses (Application of GIS in urban planning and housing)
• Analyze housing development schemes, projects and programs
• Manage housing development programs including financing aspects
• Design of real estate (housing) and mobilization of finance and other resources for implementation
• Design, manage, and maintain housing infrastructure
• Formulate housing policies and programs for firms and public agencies

Job Opportunities

Housing experts, Infrastructure planners, infrastructure designers, infrastructure managers, estates managers, infrastructure economist, infrastructure coordinator, infrastructure project coordinator, housing development project managers, urban planners, GIS experts, transport planners

Employment institutions

Research Organizations (NGOs, CBOs, Research institutions, Higher learning institutions academic staffs. Municipal councils (Local Government) Ministry Industries Private Sectors, Universities and Research institutions

Regional Development Planning (BSc RDP)

Specific entry requirements:

(i) Direct entry (Form VI) Qualification
Two principal passes in any of the following; Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography, Economics, History, Commerce and Accountancy. In addition, a subsidiary pass in Advanced Mathematics/BAM or at least a credit pass in Mathematics at “O” level is required.

(ii) Equivalent Qualifications
An appropriate equivalent Diploma such as International Bacclaurete (IB) Diploma, NTA level 6 or any other Diploma/FTC of at least Second Class or grade B level from an institution approved by the University Senate.

Key areas of competencies
• Preparation of social- economic profiles
• Preparation of general planning schemes
• prepare or design site and neighbourhood plans/ Town planning drawing for residential, industrial and other specialized uses
• Prepare urban general planning schemes
• Regularization and upgrading of informal settlements.
• Prepare village a, district and regional development plans
• Urban development control.
• Prepare zonal and national land uses framework plans
• Prepare regional infrastructure development pans
• Value addition chain analysis and promotion
• Carryout ecological analysis
• Agricultural development and infrastructure plans

Job Opportunities

Urban planner, Regional planners, land use planners, village planners, Urban planners, Local government Authorities and Community facilitator.

Employment institutions

Government ministries, local government Authorities Land use planning commission,
Private companies, United Nation organization such as UN-HABITAT, UNESCO, Research Organizations (NGOs, CBOs, and Companies etc.), Research institutions, and Higher learning institutions academic staffs.

BA in Economics (BAE)

Specific entry requirements:

(i) Direct entry (Form VI) Qualification
Two principal passes in any of the following; Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography, Economics, History, Commerce and Accountancy. In addition, a subsidiary pass in Advanced Mathematics/BAM or at least a credit pass in Mathematics at “O” level is required.

(ii) Equivalent Qualifications
An appropriate equivalent Diploma such as International Bacclaurete (IB) Diploma, NTA level 6 or any other Diploma/FTC of at least Second Class or grade B level from an institution approved by the University Senate.

Key areas of competencies
• Review and interpretation of the policies
• Budget preparation process and reviews
• Fiscal and monetary policy formulation process
• Loan pricing and processing procedures
• Pricing procedures methodologies
• Data collection and analysis
• Reports writing

Job Opportunities

Budget analysist, economic planners, economist, monitoring and evaluation experts, economic appraisal experts, researchers, policy makers, marketing officers, marketing managers, environmental economist, health economist, agricultural economist, transport economist, regulatory economist, business plan and investment analysist

Employment institutions

Banking financial institution, all government ministries, private sectors , industrial sectors, commercial centres, research institutions, international organizations, tourism sectors, mining sectors , and many other institutions

BA in Community and Development Studies (BACDS)

Specific entry requirements:

(i) Direct entry (Form VI) Qualification
Two principal level passes in any of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Geography, Economics, History, Commerce, Accountancy, Agricultural Science and Nutrition. In addition, a candidate MUST have at least a subsidiary pass in Mathematics at A.C.S.E.E. or at least D at C.S.E.E.

(ii) Equivalent Qualifications
An appropriate equivalent Diploma such as International Bacclaurete (IB) Diploma, NTA level 6 or any other Diploma/FTC of at least Second Class or grade B level from an institution approved by the University Senate.

Key areas of competencies
• Social finance Crime Monitoring and evaluation
• Researches Community leadership Community empowerment Poverty analysis Community development Training and Development,
• Facilitation of Learning, Education and Learning,
• Project Management, Organizational Assessment, Leadership and Management Development,
• Gender and Development, Policy Development, Peace and Development,
• Knowledge Management, etc.

Job Opportunities

Community development experts, Companies, Monitoring and evaluation experts, Team lenders in community development projects, Facilitators in community projects, awareness creation, etc.) Academicians

Employment institutions

Research Organizations (NGOs, CBOs, Research institutions, Higher learning institutions academic staffs, Municipal councils (Local Government) Ministry Industries Private Sectors,
Universities, Research institutions

The earlier three courses are delivered in FOUR consecutive years under the department of URP while the later ones are conducted in THREE years by the department of social sciences.

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

The four postgraduate programmes (all under the department of URP) include

Postgraduate Diploma in Urban Planning and Management (PGD UPM) – twelve months (12)

Entry requirements
Possession of a good and relevant Bachelor’s degree from Ardhi University or equivalent qualifications from a recognized University or any other Institution of higher learning approved by Senate.

OR

Advanced Diploma in Urban and Rural Planning or Architecture or Land Management and Valuation or Environmental Engineering, Building Economics, Rural Development Planning, Transportation Planning, Land Surveying, from Ardhi Institute or from a recognized University or Institution of higher learning approved by Senate.

MSc in Urban Planning and Management (MSc UPM) – Eighteen months (18)

Entry requirements
First or Second Class Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning or Architecture or Land Management and Valuation or Environmental Engineering or Geography on Building Economics or Economic Planning from Ardhi University or from a recognized University or Institution of higher learning.

OR

Postgraduate Diploma in any of the following fields: Urban and Regional Planning, Architecture, Land Management and Valuation, Environmental Engineering, Building Economics or other related subjects from Ardhi University or a recognized university or institution of higher learning.

MSc in Urban and Regional Development Planning and Management (MSc URPM) – Twenty-four months (24)

This programme is jointly conducted by Ardhi University and Technical University of Dortmund. In this course, students use half of their time (first year) in Dortmund and the remaining half in Tanzania or collaborating universities in Ghana, Chile and the Philippines.

Entry Qualifications
First or Second Class Honors Bachelor’s degree of Ardhi University or a degree from any other recognized institution in Geography or Economics or Economic Planning or Public Administration or Business Administration.

OR

Relevant Postgraduate Diploma of the Ardhi University or other relevant diploma from a recognized University or Institution of higher learning.

PHD PROGRAMMES

PhD in Urban Planning and Management by thesis (3 to 4 years)
PhD in Urban Planning and Management by Coursework and Dissertation (4 years)

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

SHORT COURSES

The School in collaboration with Centre for continuing Education (CCE) is also conducting Short courses in the following areas:
• Urban Resilience and green Infrastructure planning and design
• Land Use plans and Management
• Agricultural Value Chain analysis and planning
• Preparation, Implementation and Funding Options for the General and Details Plans for Urban Development
• Land use, Natural resource and Conflict Management
• Applied GIS for Revenue Collection
• Computer Aided Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analysis
• Project Appraisal Monitoring and Evaluation Strategies, and Results –Based Management in Project Implementation

 

 

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