Introduction Transportation Engineering Department was established in 1991 under the agreement of technical cooperation between the governments of United Republic of Tanzania and Federal Republic of Germany. The aim of establishing the department is to train technician in the field of transportation specifically road construction and maintenance. Besides the training the department provides consultancy on testing construction materials to the community around the region.
The Transportation Engineering encompasses a wide range of knowledge covering the planning, design, construction and management of transportation facilities. The graduate is expected to supervise construction work such as roads, bridges, track laying, docks and harbours. Also the graduate is expected to carry out tests on soils and road materials to determine their suitability for road works. The graduate should be able to undertake survey for road works, bridges and railway projects. The programme aims on providing skills and knowledge that are vital to employers andother stakeholders, to enticeself-realization and skill that enable graduates to be self employed.
Besides the training the department provides consultancy on testing construction materials to the community around the region. The Department has adequate resources to run its programmes, which include well-equipped laboratories/workshops and classrooms, 7 teaching staff and 1 technical support staff members. A Student in a Practical session off the class hours.