Prof. Camilius Sanga

Head of the Department

The Department of Informatics and Computing is one of the five Departments in the Solomon Mahlangu College of Science and Education. It has been formulated to replace the previous Department of Informatics. Computing and informatics is an area of growing importance as advanced technological applications are playing an increasingly important role in the Tanzania economy in the 21st century. Different policy documents of the Government of Tanzania provide emphasis towards an integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in all sectors of development including education, tourism, engineering and agriculture. Based on this emphasis, the Department of Informatics was established in 2010 at SUA. The department aims at providing effective and efficient coordination of training, consultancy and research related to ICT. Currently, the Department offers various courses to students in the two degree programs namely, BSc. Informatics and BSc. with Education (Informatics and Mathematics).

The department also teaches introductory courses in microcomputers and applications as well as Information and Communication Management for agricultural professionals. In addition to that, the staff from this department administers courses for Certificate and Diploma in Information Technology (CIT & DIT) hosted by the Center for ICT at the university. In the period 2010 to 2016, more than 450 undergraduate students have been trained and graduated in B.Sc. in Informatics and BSc. with Education (Informatics and Mathematics) degree. Our graduates are employed in different roles as computer programmers, librarians, network engineers, web developers, database administrators, Security Engineers, System administrators, and system analysts. Others are employed as teachers in secondary schools for to administer ICT related subjects.

The department is currently staffed with 13 academicians and one administrative staff. The teaching activities in the department are carried out by members from the department itself, The Centre for ICT and SNAL. Among these; some are Associate Professors, Senior Lecturers, Lecturers, Assistant Lecturers and Tutorial Assistants. In addition to teaching, the members in the department are also involved in various researching and consultancy activities.