General Objectives

To train competent mid-cadre technicians (at Technician certificate level) by imparting knowledge, competencies and skills in the field of exploration and mining geology

Specific Objectives

The Specific Objectives of the programme will be to ensure that upon completion of the NTAL 5 programme technicians are expected to be able to:

  • Describe basic components of geological, geochemical and geophysical methods and perform (under supervision) geological and geochemical sampling, and geophysical data acquisition in mining geology.
  • Identify and describe basic components of mining geology and mining methods.
  • Operate field geological, geochemical and geophysical tools and equipment related to mineral exploration and drilling.
  • Prepare samples and undertake simple field and laboratory analysis and tests of geological (rocks, cores and minerals), and geochemical (rocks, soils and stream sediments) samples;
  • Prepare basic technical reports for geological, geochemical and geophysical field activities in mineral exploration and mining geology.
  • Undertake basic geological, geochemical, geophysical and drilling l field camp management.

Admission Requirements

An applicant should have at least passed at 2.0GPA the NTA level 4 in Mineral Exploration and Mining Geology or its equivalent

The Modules

Semester I Modules

Module code Module title
AGT05101 Optical Mineralogy
AGT 05102 Geochemical Surveys
AGT 05103 Geophysical  Surveys
AGT05104 Geological Mapping
AGT05105 Remote Sensing and GIS

Semester II Modules

Module code Module title
AGT 05206 Exploration drilling
AGT 05207  Earth Geology Resources
AGT 05208 Geology of Oil and Gas
AGT 05209 Legal Framework in Mining
AGT 05210 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
AGT 04211 Industrial 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