Ruaha University College

Ruaha University College

Ruaha University College (RUCO) [ [ :::Welcome! Ruaha University College ] ] is a constituent college of St. Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT). RUCO was established by the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) under its Trust Deed of the Registered Trustees of Ruaha University College who are the trustees of SAUT, through the generous support of good wishers (friends of RUCO) within and outside the Country. His Lordship, the Right Reverend Tarcisius J.M. Ngalalekumtwa, the Bishop of Iringa, is TEC’s local immediate eye, inspiration and guidance for the development of the College.

The College is governed and administered in accordance with the Catholic Church Policy on Higher Education Institutions - Excorde Ecclesiae and the provisions of the constitution establishing constituent college of St. Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT).

Nonetheless, RUCO is a Private and Secular institution of higher learning that is wide open to all regardless of their faiths or religious affiliations. It does not discriminate even on other grounds such as race, ethnicity, gender, disability or caste.


RUCO is located within Iringa Municipality along Uhuru avenue on the Great north Road to Dodoma, at what used to be Dr. Amon J. Nsekela Bankers’ Academy, in the Wilolesi area.

Academic Progammes

  • The Faculty of Information and Communication Technology offers a three year undergraduate programme leading to the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, two year Diploma in Computer Science and one year certificate programme leading to Certificate in Computer Science.
  • The Faculty of Law offers the four years undergraduate programme leading to Bachelor of Laws.
  • The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is currently offering a three (3) years Bachelor of Arts in Education (for English/kiswahili teachers)
  • Institute of Allied Health Sciences offers a three years Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences, a three years Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences and one year Certificate in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • The Directorate of Short Courses and Continuing Education is offering diversified short course that are recognized nationally and internationally. It also offers trainings and maintenance services to the general public. Among the courses offered are Computer Driving Certificate (CDC), Web Designing, International Certificate of Cisco Network Technology (CCNA), International Certificate of Cisco in Information Technology Essentials (IT), and many tailor made professional courses

Planned Programmes

RUCO is planning to offer the following programmes in near future

  1. Bachelor of ICT (Software Engineering)
  2. Bachelor of ICT (Information Systems)
  3. Bachelor of ICT with Business Administration (Finance or Marketing or Banking)
  4. Masters in Computer Science by thesis
  5. Diploma in Law
  6. Masters of Laws (LL.M) by thesis
  7. PHD by Thesis
  8. Masters of Arts (Education)
  9. Postgraduate Diploma in Education
  10. Bachelor of Science ( Environmental Management)

External Links

* [] The official website of Ruaha University College(RUCO)
* [] The official website of St. Augustine University of Tanzania(SAUT), the mother university of RUCO
* [] Official website of Weill Bugando University College of Health Sciences, the sister university college of RUCO
* [] Official website of Mwenge University College of Education the sister university college of RUCO

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