Candidates may join the Ordinary Diploma (NTA LEVEL 4-6) programmes offered by DIT through the Direct Entry Scheme, the Indirect Entry Scheme or the Access Course Channel.
Direct Entry Scheme
In order to qualify for admission under the Direct scheme, a candidate must be a holder of a good Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) with a minimum pass of “C” grade (or 9 points based in the following conversion: (A=1, B=2, C=3, D=4 for applicants who completed Form IV before 2013) and (A=1, B+=2, B=3 C=4, D=5 for applicants who completed Form IV in 2013 to date) in the following three subjects; Physics/Engineering Science, Mathematics and Chemistry or English, or must have a good General Certificate Course in Engineering (GCE).
For admission into the Ordinary Diploma (NTA LEVEL 4-6) in Science and Laboratory Technology, Biomedical Equipment Engineering and Food Science and Technology applicants must have passed chemistry and Biology in addition to the above requirement.
Indirect Entry Scheme
Pre- Ordinary Diploma Entry Courses (for NTA LEVEL 4-6 Programmes)
This is a 12 week course with the following objectives:
(i) To provide access to technical and higher education for candidates who traditionally were not considered for direct enrolment although they meet the minimum entry qualification
(ii) To improve candidate’s competence in the field of engineering and technology by bridging their respective gaps.
(iii) To enable more number of Tanzanians to gain access to Ordinary Diploma and Degree training programmes at the Institute.
(iv) To redress Gender imbalance for DIT enrolment.
(v) To diversify enrolments by widening catchments areas
(vi) To increase competitiveness in accessing engineering and technology education at DIT
There are two categories of candidates that are admitted through this route.
(i) Pre- Ordinary Diploma Entry Courses for Female Candidates
The objective of this programme is to improve gender balance amongst the DIT students by assisting potential female candidates who do not qualify under the Direct Entry Scheme (scored below the prevailing cut-off point) to qualify for admission. Under this programme, a female candidate is required to follow and successfully complete a 12 weeks -upgrading course. The subjects covered in the course include Mathematics, Physical Science, Communication Skills and Computer Applications. Upon successful completion, (passing in all the prescribed Subjects), a female candidate will qualify for the Government sponsorship, subject to availability of vacancies.
(ii) Pre- Ordinary Diploma (NTA LEVEL 4-6) Entry Programme for General Candidates
This scheme is similar to Pre -Ordinary Diploma (NTA LEVEL 4-6) Entry Course for Female candidates described above but it is mainly aimed to private or third party sponsored students. Under this category, candidates who do not qualify under the Direct Entry may be admitted after attending some upgrading courses and obtaining pass marks in all the prescribed subjects at the end of course examination.
In order to qualify for this Pre-Ordinary Diploma (NTA LEVEL 4-6) Entry Course, a candidate must possess one of the following minimum qualifications:
(i) A Certificate of Secondary Education with a minimum of “D” Grade in Mathematics, Physics/Engineering Science and English or Chemistry.
(ii) A Certificate of Secondary Education with a minimum of D grade in Mathematics and Trade Test Certificate of at least Grade II or NVA Level II or above offered by VETA accredited Institution.
For applicants of Science and Laboratory Technology, Biomedical Equipment Engineering, Biotechnology and Food Science and Technology must have a minimum pass of D in Chemistry and Biology in additional to the qualification.