Sokoine University of Agriculture

Development of Curriculum for BSc Information Technology INnovation (BSc. ITIN)

The development of the curriculum for the BSc. ITIN programme is a result of a series of internal meetings that were done to develop a draft curriculum in early 2020. The draft curriculum benefited inputs from EEISHEA project experts from European Universities in a joint meeting that was conducted at SUA on 9th to 10th January 2020. This was followed by a Departmental meeting on 26th June 2020 to review and comment on the draft. The consultation process was finalized by a stakeholders‟ workshop held on 17th May 2021. The workshop involved students, academic members of staff from SUA, Mzumbe University, University of Dodoma, University of Dar es salaam, COSTECH, TCRA, TTCL, e-Government Agency (e-GA)/TRA, ICT business startups (e.g., ZATANA Ltd and Odotech IT solutions). The workshop was also attended by the Coordinator of SUA Quality Assurance Bureau, Director of Undergraduate Studies, the Principal of the then Solomon Mahlangu College of Science and Education, now College of Natural and Applied Sciences and the Head of Department (DMICS). The workshop was organized by the host Department to give input on the draft curriculum. Comments from stakeholders were incorporated. Thereafter on 28 February 2022, the revised curriculum was approved by Senate Undergraduate Committee (SUGC) after incorporating comments from experts dealing with university wide review of curricula under University Qualification Framework (UQF). The Senate meeting which was held on 10 March 2022 approved the curriculum of BSc. ITIN. On March 2022, the curriculum has been submitted to ICT Commission of Tanzania – a body that has a role of coordinating and facilitating the implementation of national ICT policy as well as ICT initiatives in the country. This is a requirement from TCU that a curriculum should be endorsed by professional board. The curriculum was also submitted to TCU for accreditation.