Masters Studies

The Centre supports the School of Material, Energy, Water and Environmental Sciences (MEWES) to offer a number of programs in MSc and the PhD degree in the area of water, sanitation and sustainable energy. Through the below programs, students will be imparted with knowledge, research skills, competencies and hand-on experience in the related sectors.

School of Materials Energy Water and Environmental Sciences is providing Masters studies to students from Tanzania and other African countries, with the following criteria.

1.Masters in Material Science and Engineering

The programmer of Materials Science and Engineering (MaSE) is envisaged to involve a combination of studies in modern materials science and engineering, and the acquisition of advanced knowledge and understanding in the selected specializations.

Applicants for this program must possess a good background in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. Specifically, the Master’s program is intended for holders of good first degrees in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical or Applied Sciences.

Students may specialize in one of the following areas:

    • Structural Materials
    • Electronic Materials
    • Bio- and Polymeric Materials.
    • Energy Materials

2.Masters in Sustainable Energy Science and Engineering

The programmer of Sustainable Energy Science and Engineering (SESE) aims at producing experts with the leadership quality in the field for professional practice and research to serve the African and the international community in solving the ever-pressing energy-related problems. The program includes nuclear power science and engineering for various peaceful development applications.

Applicants for this programme must possess a good background in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. Specifically, this programme is intended for bachelor’s degree holders in relevant science and engineering fields.

Students may specialize in one of the following areas:

  • Sustainable Power Generation and Power Utilization
  • Sustainable Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Sustainable Nuclear Power Engineering.

3.Masters in Environmental Science and Engineering

The Environmental Science and Engineering (EnSE) Programme provides practical education for tomorrow’s environmental problem solvers. The programme is specially designed to provide students with the skills and insight to solve complex environmental problems. Today’s environmental professionals need scientific, engineering, and policy skills to translate the available collective resolve and resources into effective environmental solutions. The EnSE programme is designed to train environmental scientists and engineers in an interdisciplinary manner.

The Environmental Science specialisation provides the fundamentals and applied training in the applications of chemistry and biology to environmental problems and systems, including lakes, rivers, groundwater, and engineered processes, and development of alternative environmental-friendly technologies. This specialisation is intended primarily for students with undergraduate degrees in biological and physical sciences. The Environmental Engineering specialisation provides an advanced study on the fundamentals, design, and operation of biological, physical, and chemical treatment processes.

Students who will be admitted into this programme will specialize in either of the following areas:

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Engineering.

Applications include treatment of wastewater and hazardous wastes, development of strategies to improve the quality and safety of drinking water, and management and minimization of solid wastes.

4.Master of Science in Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering

Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering covers both fundamental principles and theory, and their applications in a variety of science and engineering fields. Elementary fluid mechanics, based on fundamental principles of conservation of mass, and the energy and momentum principles, is the logical core for all water-related science and engineering programmes. Consequently, specialities in water-related engineerings, such as hydrology, water resources, groundwater, environmental engineering, irrigation, drainage, geotechnical engineering, and watershed science, incorporate fluid mechanics.

Students who will be admitted to this programme will specialize in one of the following areas:

  • Hydrology and Climate Studies
  • Water Resources Engineering and Management
  • Irrigation Engineering.
  • Water Supply and Sanitation

The Hydrology and Climate Studies specialisation will add academic strength to the student in both the theoretical and applied aspects of modern hydrology. These range from climate modelling, rainfall processes, floods, droughts, terminal lake analyses, soil erosion, surface (stream) hydrology, water quality models to groundwater hydrology, and contamination characterization and rededication.

Water Resources Engineering draws principles from hydrology, fluid mechanics, hydraulics, environmental engineering, economics, ecology and other fields in the design and operation of projects and non-structural methods for water resources planning and management.

Students will need a sound understanding of the following:-

  • How water storage, delivery, and other management systems function;
  • The criteria used in evaluating and selecting among 54 alternatives;
  • The techniques of operations research that can be used in system design; and
  • The institutional aspects of decision-making in the public sector.

Students in Biological and Irrigation Engineering will be educated in the application of engineering principles to support useful plant life, with minimum degradation of soil and water resources. The primary objective is to understand soil, water and plant relationships, and how they can be applied to better manage natural resources in the production of food and fibre. It encompasses the design, evaluation, and management of on-farm agricultural water application methods, including surface, sprinkler, and trickle systems, as well as the design, operation, and maintenance of water conveyance and delivery systems. The programme also focuses on irrigation scheduling and crop water use topics, with strong ties to other academic programmes, particularly the Life Sciences and Bioengineering.