ATC emphasizes both staff and students to use its facilities to do applied and basic engineering and scientific researches in partnership with the public and private sector so as to contribute to improvement of techno-socio-economic development. In 1999, the College established Research, Education, Academic and Documentation (READ) unit to coordinate and promote excellence in academic and applied engineering and scientific research.
Objectives of the READ Unit
The objectives of READ unit are to:
(a) Carry out technical education related research activities to enable the college achieve academic and professional excellence.
(b) undertake applied research to generate technical information on priority technology problems of the country and channel the information to policy makers, planners, industry and other endusers
(c) promote, appraise, monitor and evaluate the development of science and technology in Tanzania;
(d) Conduct training on research methods and techniques to staff, students, individuals, industries, government and none government agency
(f) Promote the efficient exchange of information and experiences within the fields of science and technology by organizing local and regional conferences and seminars,
(g) Collect and document information on engineering and scientific research and general development in Tanzania, and make these accessible to researchers in and outside Tanzania, and
(i) To compile, publish and disseminate research and evaluation results.
Research Priority areas READ Unit promotes and coordinates those researches in the following research priority areas: (a) Education and Training (b) Industry and Energy (c) Basic Sciences (d) Agricultural Development/Irrigation engineering (e) Environmental Development
Organization structure of READ Unit Coordinator of Research & Publication
Dr.Peter .P. Mashingo PHD Energy Engineering(UDSM) , MSC Mechanical Engineering WROCTAW Technical University(POLAND), FTC in Automotive Engineering(NIT)
Coordinator of Information and Documentation
D. Mtavangu MSc. Highway Engineering (UDSM), PGD Transportation and Geotechnical Engineering (UDSM), Adv Diploma in Civil Engineering (DIT), Adv Industrial Eng (FRG), FTC Building and Civil Eng (DTC).
Production Consultancy Bureau (PCB)
ATC offers consultancy as one of its core function. This is carried out by its Production Consultancy Bureau (ATC-PCB). The Bureau is a legal entity registered by Engineers Registration Board (ERB) since May 2010. The College has competent and diversified experience professionals who are part of ATC-PCB ready to serve esteemed customers depending on their needs Administration of Bureau The line authority runs from the executive Committee which is lead by the College Principal to Bureau Manager down to Departmental production/consultancy and facility/property hiring heads.
Bureau Executive Chairperson
Dr. R.J Masika PhD (Structural Eng) (Hungary), MSc. Eng (Hungary) FTC (Civil Eng.) (DTC), C.Eng (T)