Diploma in Laboratory Technology

The programme is designed to produce skilled technicians who are competent in laboratory technology  for the job market. The Graduates are able to work independently in secondary school, universities, research institutes, and life science laboratories. The programme produce professional technicians with entrepreneurial mind set for quality service provision


Competencies in laboratory science and technologies are nurtured here


Programme Availability
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Host Department
Department of Microbiology, Parasitology and Biotechnology
Level of Study
Diploma Programme
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
2 Years


Students who graduate from this program should be able to:

  1. Properly work independently in secondary school and life science laboratories
  2. Collect, preserve and transport samples, perform standard laboratory test and interpret the results generated:
  3. Properly generate, store and use laboratory information;
  4. Interpret regulation related to maintenance of laboratory environment and safety;
  5. Design and conduct simple experiments and analyse results.

Competencies in laboratory science and technologies are nurtured here.


Advanced level Certificate with passes in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. One of these subjects must be passed at Principal level with a total of Two points (E grade). Candidates with Advanced Level passes in combinations without Biology must have passed Biology at credit level in CSEE OR Basic Technician Certif- icate from recognized institution OR Certificate of Secondary Education with passes in Biology and Chemistry and Trade test Certificate of at least grade II.


Tshs 900,000 per year


Applicants should apply directly to SUA using the online admission system (link: http://suasis.suanet.ac.tz:8389/index.php/registration) or Click “Apply Online (Undergraduate)” button at www.sua.ac.tz and you will be directed


The office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), 
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P. O. Box 3000,

Inquiries should be sent to:
Admission Help desk
Directorate of Undergraduate Studies,
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P.O. Box 3000, Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro    

Email: admission.dus@sua.ac.tz    
Web: www.dus.sua.ac.tz

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