The main objectives of the National Institute of Transport-Dar es Salaam are; To promote, encourage, coordinate and conduct demand driven training in logistics and transportation and communications sectors, to conduct research, provide consultancy services and publications as well as maintaining a reliable logistics data bank, to conduct professional examinations and grant professional bachelors, diplomas and certificates of different classes and types, as well as other awards of the Institute and to arrange and provide facilities for conferences, workshops and seminars.
The Institute has highly skilled personnel both academic and administrative staff. It also has modern machines and equipments for teaching, research and consultancy services. The equipments like modern Vehicle Inspection machines which are only at NIT (Tanzania).
The Institute conducts the following PostGraduate Programmes in;
(a) Air Transport Management.
(b) Logistics and Transport Management.
(c) Travel and Tourism.
(d) Shipping and Port Management.
(e) Procurement and Logistics Management.
(f) Rail Transport Management.
(g) Transport Economics.
(h) Road Transport Safety Management
(i) Transport Engineering Management
Masters Degree Program
The Institute in collaboration with the Open University of Tanzania (OUT) offers a Master in Business Administration – Logistics and Transport Management (MBA-LTM)
(a) Bachelor’s Degree Programmes:
i. Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics and Transport Management
ii. Bachelor’s Degree in Automobile Engineering
iii. Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement and Logistics
(b) Ordinary Diploma(NTA level 5 – 6) Programmes
i. Diploma in Logistics and Transport Management
ii. Diploma in Freight Clearing and Forwarding
iii. Diploma in Automobile Engineering
iv. Diploma in Computing and Information Communication
v. Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.
vi. Diploma in Procurement and Logistics Management.
vii. Diploma in Human Resources Management.
Viii. Diploma in Business Administration
(c ) Basic Technician Certificate (NTA Level 4)Programmes:
i. Basic Technician Certificate in Logistics and Transport Management.
ii. Basic Technician Certificate in Freight Clearing and Forwarding.
iii. Basic Technician Certificate in Automobile Engineering.
iv. Basic Technician Certificate in Computing and Information Communication Technology.
v. Basic Technician Certificate in Mechanical Engineering
vi. Basic Technician certificate in Procurement and Logistics Management
vii. Basic Technician Certificate in Human Resources Management
viii. Basic Technician Certificate in Business Administration.
a) International Introductory Certificate in Logistics and Transport
(b) International Certificate in Logistics and Transport.
(c) International Diploma in Logistics and Transport.
(d) International Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport.
(a) Advanced Driver’s Grade Two (INDUSTRIAL)
(b) Advanced Driver’s Grade Two ( VIP)
(c) Advanced Driver’s Grade One
(d) Public Service Vehicle (Passenger) Driving Course (PSV).
(e) Senior Driver’s Course.
(f) Driver Instructors Course.
(g) Transport Officers Course
(h) Vehicle Inspection and Driver Examination Course.
(i) Vehicle Fleet Management and Maintenance.
Admission and Applications
Basic Technician Certificates, Ordinary and Post Graduate Diploma Programmes
(a) Application forms are obtained at NIT Mabibo Campus at a non- refundable fee as prescribed by the Institute and indicated on the application form or the forms are down loaded from the Institute website www.nit.ac.tz .The application fee is payable at NIT ECONOMIC PROJECT Account NO 2051100008 at Magomeni NMB branch or NIT Foreign Account NO 02J109593402 at CRDB bank Vijana branch.
(b) Dully filled application forms should be returned to the Registrar’s office accompanied with photocopies of relevant academic certificates, transcripts, birth certificate, names of sponsors and evidence of application fee payment and a passport size photograph attached on the form. Application forms without the mentioned support documents will not be processed.
Bachelor’s Degree programmes
Applicants aspiring to pursue Bachelor’s Degree at the Institute are required to apply through the Centralized Admission System (CAS) which is being coordinated by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU).More information about the system is available through the TCU web site www.tcu.go.tz. Eligible applicants to apply through CAS are;
(a) All form six
(b) Holders of Ordinary Diploma (NTA Level 6).
(c) Holders of Non-NTA Diploma.
(d) Holders of Diploma in Education
(e) Holders of Bachelor’s Degree who want to study another Bachelor Degree
(a) Application forms are obtained at NIT Mabibo Campus at a non- refundable fee as prescribed by the Institute and indicated on the application form. or the forms are down loaded from the institute website www.nit.ac.tz
The money is payable at NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORT Account No. 2051100009 at NMB Magomeni Branch.
(b) Dully filled forms should be returned to the Registrar’s office accompanied by evidence of application fee payment, photocopies of driving licenses, Certificate of Competence , Educational Certificates, Professional Driving Certificates (if any) and passport size photograph attached on the form. Application forms without the mentioned support documents will not be processed.
REGISTRATION FOR LONG COURSES
(a) Registration duration for first year applicants selected to pursue long courses is within the first two weeks of the academic year after they have paid the prescribed fee. Specifically the deadline for registration for first year students is two weeks from the first day of the orientation week, while continuing students it is the Friday of the second week after the beginning of the First Semester session of the respective academic year. Students who fail to register within the specified time period will lose the studentship status and be discontinued from studies. Every student shall report at the Institute at the beginning of the semester and on the prescribed date by the Institute. Students who fail to report at the Institute within fourteen (14) days from the prescribed date shall loose the admission.
(b) During registration every student must produce and submit the following documents.
i. A letter of admission and the joining instructions sent to him/her.
ii. A dully filled acceptance form to abide by the Institute Rules and Regulations.
iii. A dully filled medical examination forms.
iv. All original Academic Certificates, Academic Transcripts, birth certificates, financial receipts for the money paid or bank pay in slip of the money paid to the Institute through the designated bank accounts.
v. Two pass port size photographs recently taken.
vi. All foreign students are required to apply for residence permit from the nearest Tanzania Embassy or High Commission before they depart from their countries of origin to Tanzania.
(c) Students who have been selected but cannot register at the Institute for any reasons cannot defer the admission to the next academic year. Such students shall have to reapply.
(d) Students who have postponed studies are required to report at the Institute at the beginning of a corresponding semester similar to that one she/he left the Institute.
(e) No change of names by registered students would be entertained during the period of study at the Institute. Names appearing on the original certificates shall be used and maintained.
(f) No student is allowed to change the course for which she/he has been registered. In very exceptional circumstances a student will be allowed to change the course not later than the Friday of the second week after the beginning of the first semester for session of the first year.
(g) No student is allowed to postpone studies after the commencement of an academic year except under exceptional circumstances .The permission to postpone the studies will be considered by the Rector after satisfactory submission of evidence for the reasons to postpone studies and a written approval from the sponsor(s). A student who successfully postpones studies shall be away for a maximum of four semesters if is to resume studies at the level and semester she/he left.
(h) Students discontinued from studies based on unsatisfactory academic performance may be considered for readmission to a different programme in the immediate next academic year or in the same programme after a lapse of four semesters or two years.
(i) Students discontinued from studies based on disciplinary grounds are barred from being re-admitted to any programme at the Institute.