UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES (COSS)

Department of Statistics

The Department of Statistics offers an Undergraduate Programme of Bachelor of Arts in Statistics – B.A. (Statistics) at Mwalimu J.K. Nyerere Mlimani campus.

Duration: The B.A. in Statistics is a three year programme comprising of six semesters.

Admission Criteria

Applicants for the B.A. in Statistics degree programme must have at least two principal passes one of which must be in advanced mathematics of the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE), OR, an equivalent qualification with sufficient dose of mathematics; or a Distinction in Diploma in Statistics. Admission into a degree in Statistics does not NECESSARILY require principal passes in any arts subjects. The key requirement is advanced mathematics.


Courses: In order to graduate, a student must take and pass a minimum of 360 credits.  Each student must take a minimum of 60 credits per semester. The courses are divided into two parts:-

  1.  Courses taught to students who are specializing in Statistics. Courses are organized in order to produce graduates (Statisticians) with qualifications to meet the current market demand.
  2. Courses taught to non-majors so as to equip them with necessary statistics to enable them to apply in their degree programs.

Students intending to specialize in Statistics will take the departmental core courses and other College/University wide compulsory and optional courses as indicated in the course mapping.  A compulsory second-year Practical Training (AS 299) is conducted for 8 weeks during the long vacation.  

Mode of Study:  This is a full time program at UDSM and is conducted during normal semester time.  Examinations are taken at the end of every semester for the courses taken that semester. The University and College of Social Sciences examinations rules and regulations for the degree programmes apply.

 

DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

Entry requirements

At least two principals passes one of which must be in advanced mathematic of the Advanced Certificate of Secondary School (ACSEE), OR, an equivalent qualification with sufficient Mathematics; or a distinction in Diploma in Statistics.

Admission into a degree in Statistic does not NECESSARILY require passes in any arts subject; the key requirement is advanced mathematics.

 

B A - Statistics

Shaded totals represent the minimum required credits per semester. A student may choose one additional optional course from the list provided under a relevant semester and not from elsewhere. Compulsory second-year Practical Training (AS 299) is conducted for 8 weeks during the long vacation.

Code

Course title

Status

Credits

FIRST YEAR: Semester I

ST113

Basic Statistics

core

12

ST121

Analytical Calculus

core

12

CL106

Communication Skills for Arts and Social Science

core

12

DS101

Development Perspectives I

core

8

PL111

Introduction to Critical Thinking and Argumentation

core

12

A Student should choose one of the following courses

AC100

Principles of Accounting I

optional

12

EC116

Introductory Microeconomic Analysis I

optional

12

EC117

Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis I

optional

12

 

Minimum required credits

 

68

FIRST YEAR: Semester II

ST114

Probability Theory I

core

12

ST118

Time Series and Index Numbers

core

12

 ST119

Operations Research I

core

12

ST122

Linear Algebra with Application

core

12

DS102

Development Perspective II

core

8

A Student should choose one of the following courses

AC101

Principles of Accounting II

optional

12

EC126

Introductory Microeconomic Analysis II

optional

12

EC127

Introductory Macroeconomics Analysis II

optional

12

 

Minimum required credits

 

68

 

SECOND YEAR: Semester I

 

 

ST210

Probability Distributions I

core

12

ST212

Statistical Inference I

core

12

ST215

Differential and Difference Equations

core

12

ST220

Basic Demography Models

core

12

ST222

Operations Research II

core

12

A Student may choose one of the following courses

EC216

Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis I

optional

12

EC217

Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis I

optional

12

AS217

Introduction to Computers

optional

12

AS220

Pan-African Thought and Practice I

optional

12

 

Minimum required credits

 

60

SECOND YEAR: Semester II

 

 

ST211

Probability Distribution II

core

12

ST219

Applied Statistics II

core

12

ST223

Non-parametric Statistics

core

12

ST321

Regression Analysis

core

12

A Student may choose one of the following courses

ST221

Population Dynamics

optional

12

ST217

Probability Theory II

optional

12

EC226

Intermediate Microeconomics Analysis II

optional

12

EC227

Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis II

optional

12

AS221

Pan-African Thought and Practice II

optional

12

AS299

Practical Training (done during the long vacation)

core

0

 

Minimum required credits

 

60

 

THIRD YEAR: Semester I

 

 

ST310

Statistical Inference II

core

12

ST316

Statistical Quality Control

core

12

ST317

Statistical Methods of Econometrics

core

12

ST218

Applied Statistics I

core

12

 

 

 

 

A Student may choose one of the following courses

ST319

Design &Analysis of Experiments

optional

12

EC366

Economic Policy Planning and Programming I

optional

12

EC374

Applied Quantitative Methods

optional

12

ST326

Survival Models

optional

12

ST327

Actuarial Modelling

optional

12

 

Minimum required credits

 

60

THIRD YEAR: Semester II

 

 

ST311

Multivariate Normal Distribution

core

12

ST312

Stochastic Processes

core

12

 

 

 

 

ST318

Sampling Theory &Methodology

core

12

ST324

Linear Models

core

12

A Student may choose one of the following courses

ST313

Non-linear Programming

optional

12

EC384

Applied Econometrics

optional

12

ST325

Mathematical Demography

optional

12

 

Minimum required credits

 

60

Total B.A. (Statistics) programme minimum number of (core) credits: 376.

 

 

The Centre offers postgraduate studies only.

 

Selected Research

2013-15 Analysis of Relative Risks of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in Tanzania, UDSM Researcher:  Fina Faustini and Prof. Katapa.

2013-15 Students’ satisfaction in accessing Univesity services in Tanzania: The case study of Universities in Dar es Salaam region, UDSM Researcher:  Joseph Saqware and Dr. Naimani.

2013-15 Statistical analysis of determinants of household Poverty in Tanzania Mainland, UDSM Researcher:  Bwire Wilson and Dr. Mniachi.

2013-15 Analysis of childhood morbidity in Tanzania, UDSM Researcher:  Wiggins Aaron and Dr. Msengwa.

2012 – 2016 Spatial and space-time clustering of mortality due to malaria in rural Tanzania: Evidence from Ifakara and Rufiji Health and Demorghic Surveillance System sites , UDSM Researcher:  Majige Selemani, Prof. Mbago and Dr. Msengwa.

2014-16  Principal Components Analysis of Determinants of Fertility Levels and Differentials in Tanzania,  UDSM ResearcherChristopher Mbotwa and Prof. Akkaro.

2014- 2016 Modelling and Forecasting Prices of Selected Food  Crops in Tanzania Using Time series approach, UDSM Researcher:  Shadrack Kibona and Prof. Mbago.

 

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates have been able to secure jobs in various Government departments, Non Governmental Organizations (NGO), Parastatal Organizations, and Private Companies.  There is an added advantage to those who combine Statistics with some Economics or computer application courses.  A number of courses have been re-organized in order to produce graduates with the required qualifications to meet the current demand. For someone who wants to graduate as a Statistician the Department of Statistics is the right place to study.

Contacts:
Email:  statistics@udsm.ac.tz
Physical:  University of Dar es Salaam, Department of Statistics, Yombo 4/5, Room No. 215
P.O. Box 35047
Telephone:  +255 22 2410561/+255 784 788 266