National Institute of Transport - NIT
Bonyeza Kuthibitisha


The National Institute of Transport (NIT) is a Public Higher Learning Institution established by NIT Act Cap 187 with the primary objective of providing Education and Training, conducting Research and Consultancy in the field of Logistics, Management and Transport Technology. The Institute is operating under the Ministry of Transport. It is located on the west of Dar-es-Salaam region, along Mabibo road in Ubungo Light Industrial area, with fully accreditation by the National Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (NACTVET) to provide Competence Based Education and Training (CBET) programs at the level of Certificate, Diploma, Degree and Masters (National Technical Awards -NTA level 4 to level 9). The Institute has a total of 421 staff including 270 full-time teaching staff comprising two (2) Professors, 268 Senior Lecturers, Lecturers, Assistant Lecturers, Tutors, Instructors and Technicians as well as 151 Administrative Staff. 


The National Institute of Transport has five (5) faculties which include the Faculty of Aviation, Maritime and Petroleum Technology, Transport Engineering and Technology, Logistics and Business Studies and faculty of Informatics and Technical Studies. There are also seven (7) directorates including Academic Support Services, Research, Consultancy and Publications, Students’ Services, Information and Communication Technology, Planning and Development, Finance and Accounts, and Human Resources Management and Administration Directorates. Under each faculty and directorate there are departments, centres and units which altogether contributes to the attainment of NIT's Vision and Mission. 


The Institute has more than 16,000 long-programme students, and offers 2 Master’s Degrees, 18 Bachelor's Degrees and 23 Ordinary Diploma courses for 2 years, 3 years, and 4 years, depending on the area of specialization. The Institute offers multiple short courses as well, covering all modes of transport including Air Transport, Rail Transport, Road Transport, Water Transport and Pipeline Transport. The Institute is accredited by the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) to offer Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Basic Courses, Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Short Courses (i.e., Airframe, Power plant, Avionics (electrical, instruments, radio communication, and navigation, radar), remote compass and direct compass reading), Ab initio cabin crew, Flight operations officer and recurrence courses. It is also accredited by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to conduct training in Airline Marketing, Airline Customer Service, Airport Operations Fundamentals, and Global Distribution Systems.