The Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT) is located in the Dar es Salaam city centre, at the junction of Morogoro Road and Bibi Titi Mohamed Street. Historically, DIT was established in 1997 by the Act of Parliament, “the DIT Act No.6 of 1997” to replace the Dar es Salaam Technical College, which had a long history of technical training in Tanzania. This history dates back to 1957 when its predecessor; the Dar es Salaam Technical Institute was established with the main task of providing vocational training in the country. The Institute later expanded its scope to offer technical secondary school courses and training for Technical Assistants before it was upgraded in 1962 to become the Dar es Salaam Technical College (DTC); the first formal technical training institution in the country.

DIT is a fully accredited institution by the National Council for Technical Education (NACTE). It offers a wide range of full-time, part-time and professional engineering qualifications and courses. The Institute has replaced the FTC and ADE programmes with Ordinary Diploma and Bachelor of Engineering programmes respectively (i.e National Technical Awards (NTA ) Level 4-8) in line with the NACTE competence based modular training system.