Diploma in Computer Networking

Course Overview

Advancements in digital technologies such as computers, network communications, high-speed control, smart devices, and software create a constant demand for skilled professionals. The Computer Networking graduate is prepared to take roles in the application, development, and management of these technologies. Exceptional technical understanding provided by this program enables graduates to meet the challenges of an ever-evolving digital world.

Computer Networking is a Diploma program targeted to these exciting digital careers. Its strong technical emphasis meets employer's needs and allows Computer Networking graduates an excellent foundation to enter multiple high-paying career paths. This unique curriculum balances theory with extensive hands-on experience. 


What you'll study

Semester I

    • Fundamentals of Computer Systems
    • Basic Computer Applications
    • Elements of Business Mathematics and Statistics
    • Basic Communication Skills
    • Essentials of Office Practice

Semester II

    • Basic Internet Applications
    • Fundamentals of Computer Networking
    • Fundamentals of Programming
    • Fundamentals of Database
    • Customer Care 

Semester III

    • Fundamentals of Website Design
    • Wireless Networks
    • Principles of Computing Mathematics
    • Basic Principles of Management
    • Communication Skills and Office Practice

Semester IV

    • Basic Principles of Financial Planning and Budgeting
    • Computer Maintenance
    • System Analysis and Design
    • Computer Programming
    • Computer Networks

Semester V

    • Linear Algebra 
    • Web Design
    • Server Administration 
    • Database Administration
    • Information Systems

Semester VI

    • Network Security
    • Social Networking and Publishing
    • Network Management and Administration
    • Mobile Application Development
    • Project Work
Entry Requirements

Form IV (3 Years Programme)

  • Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) with four (4) D passes and above in non-religious subjects or NVTA Level 3, or Any equivalent qualification.

Form VI (2 Years Programme)

  • Advanced Certificate of Secondary Examination (ACSEE) with One Principal Pass and One Subsidiary Pass.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Use network analysis tools
  • Be challenged to put what you learn in the classroom to work
  • Join our Huawei ICT Academy to work towards obtaining industry-recognised certifications
  • Configure, manage and experiment with different network technologies and web applications
  • Apply skills of systems analysis and social networking to solve business problems.
  • Learn web development to design web based applications
  • Apply skills of computer networks and database to manage computer systems

Careers and opportunities

Our graduates will work in roles including:

  • Junior Network Engineer
  • Field Technician
  • Network Systems Administrator
  • Computer and Information Systems Technician
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Computer Network Analyst
  • Computer Network Support

Teaching methods

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory work
  • Practical work

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • Classroom Test           
  • Semester examination           
  • Assignments          
  • Presentations
  • Competence Test  
  • Projects

Course costs

Registration (IAA)

TZS 20,000/=

Examination (IAA)

TZS 70,000/=

Application Form (IAA)

TZS 10,000/=

Wear and tear

TZS 20,000/=

IAASO

TZS 20,000/=

Computer Lab Fee

TZS 150,000/=

Student ID

TZS 3,000/=

  • EAC students – $700 per year
  • SADC students – $750 per year
  • Other students – $780 per year

How to Apply

Institute of Accountancy Arusha admission cycles are normally guided by two regulatory authorities which are The National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) and The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU). If you apply to IAA, you will be following provisions as set forth by the mentioned authorities.

Different programmes have different entry requirements. You can visit our programme page to see entry requirement for different programmes or be sure to read thoroughly the TCU admission guide book and the NACTE admission guide book.

We consider each applicant and put enormous care into evaluating every application. We hope you will explore the information in this section to understand what we look for in our admissions process.


  • Fee 900,000/=
  • Duration 3 Years (Form IV), 2 Years (Form VI)
  • Language English
  • Mode of Study Full Time
  • Intakes October and March Intake