General Objectives

To train competent mid-cadre technicians (basic technician Certificate level) based on rigorous practical training who will perform basic activities in the field of Mineral Exploration and Mining Geology.

Specific Objectives

The Specific Objectives of the programme will be to ensure that upon completion of the NTAL 4 programme technicians are expected to be able to:

  1. Comprehend and describe the fundamentals of mineral exploration, geology and mining geology definitions, terms and nomenclature;
  2. Identify, organize and operate simple tools and equipment used in mineral exploration (geological, geochemical, geochemical and other methods) related to mineral exploration and mining geology; and drilling exploration (drilling and borehole logging) and related methods in mineral exploration and mining geology.
  3. Assist in field geological and geochemical sampling, and geophysical data acquisition in mineral exploration and mine development.
  4. Operate simple laboratory equipment and tools used mineral exploration and mining geology;
  5. Prepare rock core samples and other field samples for analysis; and
  6. Write basic or simple technical reports to the supervisor on routine field and laboratory work

Admission Requirements

An applicant should have at least an O-level certificate. He / she must have at least four (4) passes in Non-Religious Subjects including D in Physics/Engineering Science, Basic Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Geography; a pass in Mathematics is compulsory. Holders of NVTA level 3 or Equivalent can also apply.

The Modules

Semester I Modules

Module code Module title
AGT04101 Basics of Geology
AGT04102 Elementary Mineralogy
AGT04103 Basics of Chemistry
AGT 04104 Basic Computer Applications
AGT04105 Basics of Mathematics
AGT04106 Physical Sciences
AGT04207 Communication Skills

Semester II Modules

Module code Module title
AGT 04208 Basics of Structural Geology
AGT 04209 Basics of Palaeontology
AGT 04210 Mineral Exploration
AGT 04211 Basics of Geological instrumentation
AGT 04212 Basics of Underground and Opencast Mining
AGT 04213 Principles of Mine Safety and Waste Management
AGT 04214 Field Practical Training



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Things to observe when doing application

Entry Requirements:

  1. At least four D grade in science subjects from O’ Level examination results certified by NECTA OR
  2. Passed NVTA L3 in Engineering aligned subjects from VETA Registered Institutions OR
  3. Posses a relevant NTAL4 from NACTE Accredited college for a 2 year diploma course
  1. Submit to ESIS a nonrefundable application fee of TZS. 30,000/- to be deposited in Account:

Bank Account Info:

  • Bank name: CRDB, Bank PLC,
  • Account Name: ESIS Limited,
  • Account No:01J1059238400,
  • Branch: CRDB Shinyanga Branch,

Application Checklist:

  1. Copy of Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE)
  2. Copy of Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education examination (ACSEE) – If any
  3. Copy of other qualification(s) e.g. NVTA3, Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE), if any
  4. Copy of birth certificate
  5. Original Pay-in slip for application fee(TZS. 30,000)

Application and Enrolment Duration:

  1. Application take place between March and September Every Year
  2. Enrollment process take place in August and September each year
  3. Classes Begin mid October every year

ESIS Application Form 2022/23