The Department of Electrical Engineering

The department of Electrical Engineering had its first undergraduate intake in 1973 with only 7 students. Since then, the students’ enrollment has increased significantly to currently 60 students per intake.

The Department of Electrical Engineering at University of Dar es Salaam blends a strong undergraduate program with an active research based graduate program to provide its graduates with the fundamental and technical education needed by engineers in a technology driven world.The courses offered by the department of electrical engineering are practical-based to ensure you leave university with not just the theory behind electrical engineering, but also the skills to put that theory into practice. Our research activities equip us with the expertise to educate the next generation of electrical engineers, who will continue to be responsible for major changes to the world that we live in.

The department of electrical engineering puts its main emphasis on technologically oriented courses of study.

A Bachelor degree takes four years and a Masters degree by coursework and dissertation takes 18 months. Masters programme by thesis takes two years. Welcome to the University of Dar es Salaam.

include studies on electrical machines design optimization, composite insulators, power quality, EMC and lightning protection, wind and photovoltaic hybrid power generation and multipurpose power converters. Graduate study in the department moves students towards mastery of areas of individual interest. The department offers postgraduate programmes by Coursework and dissertation in the following specializations:

•Postgraduate Diploma in Electrical PowerEngineering.

• Power Electronics and Electrical


•M.Sc. In Power Systems and High Voltage

Also the department offers masters by Thesis and there are few candidates carrying Ph.D  studies in the department of electrical engineering at the University of Dar es Salaam.