Postgraduate Programmes Entry Requirements


Ardhi University invites applications for admission into Postgraduate Programmes (Postgraduate Diploma, Master of Science Degree and Doctor of Philosophy Degree-(PhD) in the School of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Geospatial Science and Technology, School of Real Estate Studies, School of Environmental Science and Technology, School of Architecture and Design, School of Construction Economics and Management and Institute of Human Settlement Studies (IHSS) for the 2013/2014 academic year.

1. SCHOOL OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (SURP)

A. Postgraduate Diploma in Urban Planning and Management Entry Qualifications

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.

B. Master of Science Degree in Urban Planning and Management (MSc. UPM) (By Course work and dissertation)

Entry Qualifications

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.

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

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.

D. Doctor of Philosophy Degree (by Thesis) Entry Qualifications

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

2. SCHOOL OF GEOSPATIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (SGST)

A. Postgraduate Diploma in Geomatics (PGD-Gm) Entry Qualifications

EITHER

A Bachelors Degree in Geomatics or Land Surveying from Ardhi University or any other recognized University or Institution of Higher Learning.

OR

An Advanced Diploma in Land Surveying of the former Ardhi Institute, Dar es salaam or any other relevant Diploma from Ardhi University or a recognized University or any other Institution of Higher Learning approved by Senate.

B. Master of Science in Geomatics (MSc. Gm) (By Coursework and 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.

C. 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 University or any other recognized University or Institution of Higher Learning.

D.Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D Gm) (By Thesis)

Entry Qualifications

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

3. SCHOOL OF REAL ESTATE STUDIES (SRES)

A. Postgraduate Diploma in Real Estate (PGD-RE) Entry Qualifications

EITHER

A first degree in the field of Land Management and Valuation of Ardhi University or any other relevant first degree from a recognized institution of Higher Learning.

OR

An advanced Diploma in Land Management and Valuation, Urban and Rural Planning, Building Economics, Architecture, Land Surveying, of the former Ardhi Institute, Dar es Salaam or any other relevant Advanced Diploma from a recognized institution of Higher Learning.

B. Master of Science in Real Estate (By Coursework and Dissertation)

Entry Qualifications

At least a second class grade or above Bachelor’s 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 a recognized University or Institution of Higher Learning.

OR

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

C: Master of Science in Land Management (By Thesis) Entry Qualifications

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

D: Doctor of Philosophy Degree (By Thesis)

Entry Qualifications

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

4: SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

A: Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Technology and Management (PGD-ETM)

(This programme will start at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon to accommodate candidates who would like to study and work at the same time)

Entry Qualifications

EITHER

A Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering of the Ardhi University or any other relevant Bachelor’s degree from any recognized University or institution of higher learning.

OR

An Advanced Diploma in Environmental Engineering of the former Ardhi Institute Dar es salaam or any other relevant advanced diploma from a recognized University or Institution of Higher Learning.

B: Master of Science Degree in Environmental Technology and Management (By Coursework & Dissertation)

Entry Qualifications

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

OR

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

C: Master of Science Degree in Environmental Technology and Management (By Thesis)

Entry Qualifications

A minimum of a Second Class Upper Division, Bachelor of Science 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 University or Institution of higher learning.

D: Master of Science Degree Programme in Disaster Risk Management (MSc. DRM)

Entry Qualifications

A second or higher class Bachelor of Science Degree in any of the programmes offered by Ardhi University and other similar programmes offered by other universities as approved by ARU Senate.

OR

A Postgraduate Diploma in any of the programmes offered by Ardhi University or Postgraduate Diploma from a recognized University of higher learning.

E: Master of Science Degree Programme in Disaster Risk Management and Engineering

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 the technology, and Civil Engineering) programmes offered by ARU. Holders of Bachelor’s Degrees in similar programmes offered by other recognized universities or higher learning institutions, as approved by ARU Senate.

OR

A Postgraduate Diploma in any of the programmes offered by Ardhi University and other similar programmes offered by other Universities as approved by ARU Senate.

F: Master of Disaster Risk Management (M.DRM)

A second or higher class bachelor’s degree in any of the programmes offered by Ardhi University and other similar programmes offered by other universities as approved by ARU Senate.

OR

A Postgraduate Diploma in any of the programmes offered by Ardhi University and other similar programmes offered by other Universities as approved by ARU Senate.

G: Doctor of Philosophy (By Thesis)

 Entry Qualifications

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

5. SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN (SADE)

(All Programmes in this school will start at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon to accommodate candidates who would like to study and work at the same time)

A: Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture (PGD-Arch) Entry Qualifications

Holders of 3 years Diploma in Building Design OR Advanced Diploma in Architecture of the former Ardhi Institute; or equivalent qualification from any other recognized institution of higher learning.

B: Master of Architecture (By 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.

C: Doctor of Philosophy Degree (By Thesis)

Entry Qualifications

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

6. SCHOOL OF CONSTRUCTION ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT

(All Programmes in this school will start at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon to accommodate candidates who would like to study and work at the same time)

A: Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Economics and Management (PGD-CEM)

Entry Qualifications

An Advanced Diploma in Building Economics, Architecture, Land Management and Valuation, Urban and Rural Planning, of the former Ardhi Institute Dar es Salaam or any other relevant advanced Diploma from a recognized institution of Higher Learning.

OR

A first degree in the field of Building Economics, Building Survey, Construction Management and Architecture of Ardhi University or other relevant first degree from a recognized institution of Higher Learning.

B: Master of Science in Construction Economics and Management (By Coursework & Dissertation)

Entry Qualifications

EITHER

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 recognized institution of Higher Learning.

7. INSTITUTE OF HUMAN SETTLEMENT STUDIES

A: Postgraduate Diploma in Housing (PGD Housing) Entry Qualifications

Advanced Diploma in Urban and Rural Planning or Architecture or Land Management and Valuation or Environmental Engineering or Building Economics or other related fields from a recognized University or Institution of Higher Learning.

B: 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 design, environmental and civil engineering, geomatics, land management and valuation, building economics, construction economists and management, urban economics and other related fields.

C: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.

D: Master of Science Public Policy Analysis and Programme Management (MSc. PPA)

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 offered at ARU or any other related fields.

E: Doctor of Philosophy Degree (By Thesis)

Entry Qualifications

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

Duration for the programmes

Postgraduate Diploma: 12 months

Masters degree by Course work and dissertation: 18 months

Masters degree by thesis: 24 months

PhD by thesis: 48 months

HOW TO APPLY

(i) Applications forms can be obtained from the office of the
Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs,
Ardhi University,
P.O Box 35176,
Dar es Salaam.

OR

In the ARU Website

(ii) A non-refundable application fee of Tshs. 20,000/= for Tanzanians and USD 30.00 for Non-Tanzanians. All fees must be deposited in the ARU, NMB University Agency, Account Number 2081100034 and submit the original pay-in slip together with the application forms.

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