Bachelor Degree in Planning and Community Devevelopment - [BDPCD]

Bachelor Degree in Planning and Community Development is designed to impart knowledge and skills to learners on theories and practices of planning and community development. Specifically, the programme is intended to impart to learners the knowledge and skills on how to analyze community development related problems and find out their solutions; provide analytical skills in resource mobilization and planning for various aspects of community development; identify research to address social economic problems that may affect community development and disseminate information; and facilitate community administration, execution, monitoring and evaluation of development plans.

Programme Summary

Proramme Name : Bachelor Degree in Planning and Community Devevelopment

Proramme Code : BDPCD

Duration : 3

Fees : 1230000

Mode of Study : Full Time

Programme Information
Form Four Entry Qualification:

Holders of Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) with four (4) passes in non-religious subjects

Direct Entry Qualification:

Two principal passes in Economics, Commerce, Geography, History, Agriculture, English, Kiswahili or Mathematics.

Eqivalent Entry Qualification:

Holder of Ordinary Diploma in Accountancy, Development Planning, Business Administration, Community Development, Accountancy, Marketing Management, Local Government Accounting and Finance, Fisheries, Tourism, Livestock, Procurement, Cooperative Management and Accounting, Human Resource Management, Public Administration, Public Sector Financial Management, Community Development, Development Administration and Management, Social Work, with an average of ‘B’ or a GPA of 3.0.

At the beginning of each academic year, all Tanzanian students will be required to produce evidence of having been granted a loan from the Higher Education Students Loan Board or evidence of scholarship awards; otherwise they will be expected to pay full tuition and other Institute fees at the beginning of each semester before they are registered. Payment of fees should be made before or during registration. Failure to pay within the specified period may result in withdraw of registration. Fees for various courses consist of the amount payable directly to the Institute and that payable directly to students. Whereas the amount payable directly to the Institute covers for tuition, field supervision, students’ organization, and registration; and the amount payable directly to the student covers for meals allowance, books and stationery, accommodation, medical allowance, practical training allowance and dissertation production. However, the amount to be paid to students will normally depend on their sponsors’ policies.

Specifically, the programme is intended to impart to learners the knowledge and skills on how to analyze community development related problems and find out their solutions; provide analytical skills in resource mobilization and planning for various aspects of community development; identify research to address social economic problems that may affect community development and disseminate information; and facilitate community administration, execution, monitoring and evaluation of development plans.

Each academic assessment carries a maximum of 100 per cent, course work (class assignments and class tests) will carry a maximum of 40 per cent, and end of semester examination will carry the maximum of 60 per cent.