General Objectives

To train competent technicians (Diploma level) by imparting knowledge, competencies and skills in the field of Mineral exploration and Mining geology through demanding practical based trading.

Specific Objectives

The Specific Objectives of the programme will be to provide that upon completion of the NTAL 6 programme technicians are expected to be able to:

  • Describe basic components of geological, geochemical and geophysical methods and perform (without supervision) geological and geochemical sampling, and geophysical data acquisition in mineral exploration, mine development and mining;
  • Describe the fundamentals of mining methods and perform (with supervision) basic mining and mineral processing activities.
  • Support and assist experts in project designs, establish logical framework for project planning, implantation and monitoring in mineral exploration and mine development;
  • Undertake field and laboratory analysis and tests of geological (rocks, and ore) and geochemical (rocks, cores, stream sediments and soil) samples;
  • Apply remote sensing data and GIS to digitize and prepare geological maps and other maps in mineral exploration.
  • Prepare basic reports for geological, geochemical and geophysical field activities in mineral deposits; drilling and logging activities in mineral exploration and mine development and underground water resources for the supervisor; and
  • Describe and analyse policy, statutes, and related documents in the mining industry in Tanzania;

Admission Requirements

An applicant should be a holder of NTA Level 5 in Exploration and Mining Geology

The Modules

Semester I Modules

Module code

Module title

AGT 06101

Mining Geology and Grade

AGT 06102

Mine Surveying

AGT 06103

Mining Methods and Operations

AGT 06105

Entrepreneurship and Business Practice

Semester II Modules

Module code

Module title

AGT 06201

Ore Reserve Estimations and Economic Geology

AGT 06202

Mine Safety And Environmental Management

AGT 06203

Application of Geology in Ground Water Exploration

AGT 06204

Mineral Sorting and Processing

AGT 06205

Final Year Project



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All Courses

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