Bachelor Degree in Regional Development Planning-LZC - [BDRP-LZC]

The general objective of the Bachelor Degree course in Regional Development Planning is to impart knowledge to students on regional planning. Specifically, it intends to: equip students with skills of conducting research on regional development issues; enable students facilitate preparation of regional development plans; equip students with skills of coordination and implementation of regional development plans; enable students monitor plan implementation and to enable students correlate practice with policy tenets pertaining to sustainable regional development and poverty reduction.

Programme Summary

Proramme Name : Bachelor Degree in Regional Development Planning-LZC

Proramme Code : BDRP-LZC

Duration : 3

Fees : 1230000

Mode of Study : Full Time

Programme Information
Form Four Entry Qualification:

Holder of Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) with at least four (4) passes in any subjects except religious subjects

Direct Entry Qualification:

Two principal passes in Economics, Geography, Kiswahili, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Agriculture, Accounts, History, Mathematics or English.

Eqivalent Entry Qualification:

Holder of Ordinary Diploma (NTA Level 6) in Development Planning, Education, Statistics, Economics, Development Administration and Management, Business Administration, Local Government Administration and Management, Cooperative Management and Accounting, Community Development with an average of ‘B’ or at least a GPA of 3.0 and above.


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.

Upon completion of this course, the graduates are expected to be competent in the application of knowledge and skills in a wide range and unpredictable variety of contexts in Regional Development Planning with substantial personal responsibility and responsibility for the allocation of resources at various spatial levels. Moreover, the graduates are expected to be responsible for policy formulation, planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation of projects/programmes related to rural sector development. The course duration is three years.

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.