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CHEMISTRY
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ART AND DESIGN
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AVIATION TECHNOLOGY
COMPUTER STUDIES
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BUSINESS STUDIES

Bachelor in Business Administration, With IT 2018-03-13T12:46:44+03:00

Course Overview
Business administration by definition is an activity or process of managing a business to achieve maximum business stability and growth. From small businesses to major corporations, every business operation requires competent and skilled administrators who can manage and propel the business forward. Professionals in field can be referred to as business administrators among other titles depending on the position held and area of specialization. A business administrator incorporates a variety of different job titles.  For instance, a business administrator could encompass a professional interested in overseeing accounting department within an organization or marketing personnel in charge of managing the image of a company or even a professional in charge of managing people and business structures. Whichever the title or career path pursued, business administrators are extremely beneficial to any business whether small or multinationals. The work of business administrators entails managing business processes to achieve maximum business stability and growth within a competitive business environment.

The Bachelor in Business Administration, With IT is offered within the Department of Management Science. Management science is a broad interdisciplinary study that focuses on decision making and problem solving with strong links to business, economics and other sciences. The curriculum of Bachelor in Business Administration (With IT) is designed to produce highly trained personnel in areas such as; finance, accounting, marketing and management. In addition, the programme is also intended to provide students with professional foundation tailored to policy formulation and practice in Business Administration. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have a critical understanding of the economic, financial and business theories as well as having appropriate business skills to enable them become competitive practitioners and entrepreneurs within the industry within the public service, the private sector and non-governmental organisations.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming business administrator
If you are interested in business management and would like to start a career that will enable you manage people and business processes including accounting, business ethics, management, marketing and strategy among others while keeping the company’s bottom line in mind at all times, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that help you grow and succeed in this field.

Business administrators must possess excellent analytical skills that can enable them to review an organization’s procedures and find ways to improve efficiency. Good interpersonal and communications skills are equally important in this field as professionals in this field spent more time working with other people. Therefore, communication is a key quality as well as being able to relate well with others. Business administrators especially those in marketing should have good negotiating skills as the nature of their work entails negotiating good terms of a contract with a supplier and other stakeholders

Keenness and detail oriented is paramount as these administrators must be able to pay attention to details. This quality is necessary across a range of tasks, from ensuring that the organization complies tax returns to managing the processes of buying equipment and managing other company affairs. Good leadership skills goes hand in hand in this profession to ensure proper management of workers and coordinating administrative duties as well as being able to motivate employees and deal with issues that may arise. In addition, administrators need to have good decision making skills as they must have the ability to make informed and timely decisions.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course work mostly in offices among other environments.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can find employment in areas such as; government, private & nongovernmental organizations. Some areas of employment include; government ministries, businesses, wholesale trade, manufacturing, management of companies and enterprises among other areas. Graduates can also opt to start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Commerce (B.com)
Bachelor of Business and Management
Bachelor of Science in Strategic Management
Bachelor of Technology in Office Administration and Technology
Bachelor of Public Policy and Administration

Bachelor of Applied Communication 2018-03-13T12:47:36+03:00

Course Overview.
Applied communication can be described as a science that challenges or addresses the relationship between theories and practices in understanding communication in applied point of view. As a profession, it is wide in scope and covers many areas of media and communication fields such as; television & radio broadcasting, journalism, multimedia, corporate communications among other areas. Professionals in this field may be referred to communication specialists among other titles. The work of a communication specialist varies depending on one’s career path. The work activities may revolve around; public relations, advertisement & marketing, radio & TV broadcasting, publishing among other communication related activities.

Bachelor of Applied Communication is a four year course that has been designed to produce competent manpower with a strong foundation in theory and practical aspects of media fields such as radio & TV broadcasting, journalism, public relations, advertisement among other related areas. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have the skills, knowledge and capability to work in areas such as media houses, advertisement firms and public relationships among other communication related areas. Within advertising sector for instance, these graduates may be employed as advertising or marketing specialists, media planners, copy writers, media space buyers, creative directors and media sales representatives. Within radio and television broadcasting, the graduates can be employed as creative directors, news analysts, producers or editors. In journalism, these specialists can be employed as; publishers, editors, creative writers etc. While within the public relations domain, graduates can work as; public relations specialists or corporate affairs managers.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a communication specialist
If you have a strong and genuine interest in communications & media and an appreciation of the part it plays in social economic development and would like to start a career within advertisement, journalism, public relations or even print & electronic media platforms, then a career in this field might be a good match for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you succeed in this field.

Communication specialists must have excellent communication and people’s skills to enable them work effectively with a broad range of professionals and other stakeholders. They should also have good research and writing skills in order to prepare good reports and presentations. Communication specialists must also have strong analytical as well good organizational abilities to keep tasks and activities highly organized in their job.

Good computer skills and the ability to work with various computer resources such as spreadsheets and databases are very important as technology has been embraced in almost every profession. This work may involve working odd hours under stressful environments, communication specialists must therefore be prepared for all this. Having good business acumen is also an important aspect for those in marketing or private business.

Work environment.
Communication specialists may work in various environments including; offices among other environments.

Career opportunities
Communication specialists can find employment in both private and public sectors. Some areas of employment include; media houses, public relations & advertisement among other areas. Graduates can also start their own communications related businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Communication and Journalism
Bachelor of Science in Media Science
Bachelor of Mass Communication
Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Media
Bachelor of Science in Graphic, Communication and Advertising
Bachelor of Science in Communication and Public Relations
Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, Media and Communication

Bachelor of Architectural Technology 2018-03-13T12:47:22+03:00

Course Overview.
Architectural technology can be described as the technological application to the design of buildings and allied projects. It is a component of building engineering and architecture and is sometimes viewed as a distinct discipline or sub-category. Professionals in this field are known as architectural technologists among other titles. Architectural technologists are specialized in architecture, building design and construction. They work under the supervision of architects to help them turn architect’s concept into reality in the completed construction works. In their day to day work, these technologists work on architects design plans and advise on the best use of building materials and monitor progress of projects. Their objective is to ensure functional and attractive construction projects perform successfully.

The Bachelor of Architectural Technology is a four year course that has been developed to produce competent architectural technologists who will work under the supervision of architects to bring to life architects ideas and design. The coursework concerns both planning and design of the built and natural environment with emphasis on art approach to design. The program has been designed to equip students with a cutting-edge building design, construction technology and techniques, giving them the industry knowledge base and skills needed to excel in the field and pursue a career in the architectural design and development profession.

Upon successful completion of this four year course, graduates can choose to enter the job market and work as assistants to registered architects or apply for the 2 year master degree in architecture (professional) to become eligible for registration as Architects.  It is worthy to note that as per the relevant laws, graduates of this course can only work as architectural technologists and not architects. Those who want to become registerable architects will require additional two years in the university and be awarded with a master’s degree in architecture (professional). With this qualification and the relevant industry experience, graduates of master of architecture (professional) can become licensed to practice as architects.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of B- in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects;  Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 PHY, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 2nd GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an architectural technologist
If you are passionate about the built environment with a particular interest in practical and technical aspects in  the architecture profession, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you, in addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Architectural technologists are creative people able to design the overall look of buildings, houses, and other allied structures to ensure the final product is attractive and functional. They are also technically inclined as they use advanced Computer-Aided Design (CAD) technology to create plans. Architectural technologists also possess excellent visualization skills and are therefore able to see how the parts of a structure relate to each other even before it is constructed. This enables them to visualize how the overall building will look once completed.

Architectural technologists have excellent organization skills to enable them manage contracts and keep records related to the details of a project, including total costs, materials used and progress. These technologists also have good analytical skills enabling them to understand the content of designs and the context in which they were created e.g. understanding the locations of mechanical systems and how those systems affect building operations. Architectural technologists must be good communicators both orally and in writing, this will enable them communicate effectively with architects and other workers. They should also be able to supervise project workers by having good leadership skills.

Work environment.
Architectural technologists work both in office and job sites.

Career opportunities
Architectural technologists may find employments in local and international design and construction organisations, government authorities in allied fields, building contractors, architectural firms, education; landscape architectural firms, property development companies, research, academia, research within industry and with Non-Governmental Organizations, Architectural journalism and manufacturing among other areas. Graduates can also start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Bachelor of Arts in Design
Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, With IT
Bachelor of Construction Management
Bachelor of Quantity Surveying
Bachelor of Technology in Building Construction

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) 2018-03-13T12:47:07+03:00

Course Overview
Architecture is an art profession or practice which encompasses planning, design and construction of buildings and other physical structures. Professionals best known for this profession are the architects among other titles. The work of architects entails overall planning and designing of houses, office buildings and other physical structures. Architects manage the entire design and construction process of all physical structures including site supervision and project management of all construction processes, controlling construction budgets as well as dealing with all planning issues.

The curriculum of the bachelor of architecture has been designed to produce skilful manpower capable of handling any architectural project right from inception to completion. The Bachelor of Architecture was initially a six year course (solid). However with changes in the profession and the need to allow students who change or switch their mind to other careers of interest in the course of the training, the course has been replaced by a Two-Tier Degree programme comprising of the Bachelor of Architectural Technology which takes four years and subsequent two years Master degree in Architecture. Students who exit the university at the end of the four year course (the Bachelor of Architectural Technology) can only work as architectural technologists under the watch of registered architects.

The architectural technologists will work under direct supervision of registered or licensed architects. For one to become a professional architect, additional two year course is required for the award of Master degree in Architecture. With a Master degree in Architecture coupled with the relevant industry experience, graduates of the course will be eligible for registration as architects and qualified to practice as such. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates of the course may work in architectural practice, engineering firms among other areas or decide to start their own consulting businesses.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of B- in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 PHY, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 2nd GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an architect
If you are well organised, creative and interested in an artistic career within buildings and construction industry, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Architects possess excellent analytical skills which enable them to understand the content of designs and the context in which they were created. They are also good communicators able to share their ideas both in oral presentations and in writing with other professionals, clients and workers who help prepare drawings. Architects are creative people who are able to design the overall look of buildings, houses and other physical structures enabling the final product to be attractive and functional to the client and the user.

Architects must be highly organized in their work and be able to manage contracts, keep records related to the details of a project, including materials used, total cost and progress. Modern architecture utilizes computing technology such as high tech Computer Aided Designs (CAD) software which architects must be conversant with. Architects possess excellent visualization skills and are able to see how the parts of a structure relate to each other even before it is constructed. Architects must therefore be able to visualize how the overall building will look once completed. Good interpersonal skills are equally important to enhance working relationships.

Work environment
Architects works mostly in offices and job sites monitoring construction progress.

Career opportunities
Architects may find employments in local and international design and construction organisations, government authorities in allied fields, engineering companies, building contractors, architectural firms, property development companies, research, academia, manufacturing as well as government ministerial departments among other areas. With considerable experience, graduates can also start their own consulting practices.

You may explore these courses.
Bachelor of Architectural Technology
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Bachelor of Arts in Design
Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, With IT
Bachelor of Technology in Design
Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning, With IT
Bachelor of Construction Management
Bachelor of Technology in Building Construction
Bachelor of Science in Clothing Textile & Interior Design
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Arts (BA) 2018-03-13T12:47:07+03:00

Course Overview
Bachelor of Arts degree encompasses degrees either awarded in liberal arts (academic subjects such as, philosophy, literature, etc), liberal studies (subjects such as social Sciences, humanities etc) or both. Depending on one specialization, professionals in this field may go by different titles such as; community development officers, political leaders, bankers, human rights activists, administrators, teachers, company executives, trade unionists, writers, university lecturers and Professors, among other titles.

The Bachelor of Arts is a four year course that has been designed for students who wish to undertake degree studies across various disciplines in the Social Sciences and humanities. The diversity of the course is tailored to accord the students a wide range of opportunities in the job market. In addition, the coursework is designed to offerStudents with a wide knowledge in the humanities and Social Sciences that is fairly sufficient to expose them to numerous job opportunities. The programme is good for those students who are not yet decided about their future careers and would like a programme that gives them the freedom to flexibly join diverse job ranks, both local and international.

Students of this course are advised to study across various disciplines for the sake of the job market but they are allowed to specialize in any of the following degree programmes: Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, English and Linguistics, Philosophy, Sociology, Kiswahili, History or Economics. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be competent to work in various job ranks at both local and international levels. Graduates of the programme will be prepared to serve as community development officers, political leaders, bankers, human rights activists, administrators, teachers, company executives, trade unionists, writers, University lecturers and Professors among others.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V

Becoming a community development officer
If you can build good relationships with people and you believe in the many advantages of having a strong and successful community, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be willing to develop skills that can help you grow in this field.

Community development officers are innovative people possessing excellent problem solving skills which enable them to develop practical and innovative solutions to the problems faced by their people or the communities they serve. They also have good people skills as strong people skills helps foster healthy and productive relationships with the people they serve and colleagues. Good time management skills are very important in this field to ensure these professionals effectively manage their time and provide adequate service to all of their clients. Like any other profession, good communication skills ensure effective transfer of information from the experts to the community members.

Work environment
Community development officers may work in various environment such offices, academia, field among other environments.

Career opportunities
Depending on one specialization, graduates of this course can find employment in diverse areas including: communication and media industries; education; psychology and counselling; cultural, political and social policy analysis; writing and publishing. Other areas of employment include; Government Agencies, Non Governmental Organizations, Arts and cultural organisations. Graduates can also opt to start their own enterprises such as writing among others.

You may explore these courses.
Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Linguistic (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Arts in History
Bachelor of Arts in History & Economics
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Religion
Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, Media and Communication
Bachelor of Arts in English and Linguistics (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Arts in Kiswahili

Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Media Technology, With IT 2018-03-13T12:47:57+03:00

Course Overview.
Communication can described as the means in which data or information is delivered or communicated from one point to the other. Media technology on the other hand can be defined as methods and technologies that support human communication over long distances or space in a short period of time. Communication & Media technology is concerned with the communication within media business such as; broadcasting (radio and television), print media, publishing, cinema, public relations, photography, advertising and social media among other areas. Professionals in this field may be referred to as; communication officers, digital media specialists, public relation officers, journalists among other titles. The work of digital media specialist entails the use of design skills and technology to conceptualize, create, develop and manage content used in audio content, animation, special effects, video games and on websites among others.

Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Media Technology, With IT is a four year programme that has been designed to offer professional training in media technology and communications studies. Students will acquire a broad array of skills and competence that are tailored to meet the needs of the media and communications industries. The programme is aimed at producing professionals with strong theoretical and practical background knowledge in Communication and Media Technology, communication management, media technology and production among others.  Graduates of the course will have the knowledge and skills required for careers in areas such as; journalism, broadcasting, media regulation and public policy, media technology, social media, communication and public relations among other areas.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a communication cum digital media specialist.
If you passionate about communication and are interested in a career that integrates communication science as well as media technology,  then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this profession.

Media technologists must be well organized and have the ability to pay special attention to details while working. They must also be able to use a variety of computer software to create and disseminate content. Good communication and interpersonal skills are important in this field as professionals in this field interact with their colleagues and they must establish good working relationships.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course usually work in studios and offices among other areas.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can find jobs in areas such as; journalism, film production, advertising, creative industries, publishing, print & electronic media, digital media agencies, copywriting, freelance journalism or role within marketing communications or public relations fields. Graduates can also start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Graphic, Communication and Advertising
Bachelor of Science in Communication and Journalism
Bachelor of Science in Media Science
Bachelor of Mass Communication
Bachelor of Applied Communication
Bachelor of Science in Communication and Public Relations
Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, Media and Communication

Bachelor of Arts in Community Development 2018-03-13T12:46:37+03:00

Course Overview
Community development (CD) can be defined as a collective act of community members coming together to solve common problems affecting the community or society at large. Such problems affecting the community may include; social, economical, political, environmental and cultural problems among other problems. This coming together is usually done at the community or grassroots level. Professionals in this area of work may be referred to as Community development workers among other titles. Community development workers help their community members improve the quality of their life in their local area or grassroots level.

The Bachelor of Arts in Community Development is four year course which has been designed to equip students with skills and knowledge that can enable them apply sociological understanding to societal problems both at local and international levels.  At second year of study students who opt for Community Development as their discipline of specialization have to select their courses in terms of units distributed as required. The curriculum coursework covers subjects such as; theories of development and underdevelopment, group techniques and analysis, project monitoring & evaluation, institutional structure & policy framework for CD, human rights education in CD, leadership & management of community projects, rural development administration strategies, research methodology, extension education, community development field attachment , human growth & development, participatory poverty assessment methodology, gender & development, community health, proposal writing & fundraising, environment & community development and community development research project among other important subjects.

Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be equipped with sound understanding of Community development knowledge, values and skills and use their competence to develop and build initiatives and programs designed for social change and offer solutions to the societal problems and help in creating sustainable communities. In addition, graduates will have appropriate skills for Community Development so that they become strong policy practitioners as well as having competencies for consultancies, outreach and research activities among other activities. These graduates may find work in areas such as; academia, research institutions, government, private sector, international bodies and Non-Governmental organization fields concerned with community development and related activities.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a community development worker
If you believe in the advantages of having a strong community, enjoys working with people and interested in a career that can improve the conditions of a range of community groups at the grassroots level, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you succeed in this field.

 Community development workers are effective communicators able to speak effectively so that others can understand them clearly. When speaking with members of their staff or members of the community these professionals must be tactful and able to explain and discuss all matters related to services that are needed in a manner that is understandable by all people involved. Community development workers most of the time work with members of the society, achieving this requires good interpersonal and people skills. These professionals also need to have good leadership skills to be able to motivate and lead their employees as well as community members and set the overall direction of the program in order to improve community’s way of life.

Good problem solving skills is very essential as community development workers must be able to identify problems affecting the community or society and offer appropriate solutions to such problems as well as effectively addressing client, staff and agency related issues as they occur and offer appropriate solutions to any identified problems. Time management is equally important to ensure these workers are able to prioritize and handle numerous tasks for multiple customers often in a short time frame. Community development workers must also have good managerial skills as they spend much of their time administering budgets and responding to a variety of issues.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course may work in office and may also spend more hours in the field working with community members.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course may find work in areas such as; community services and welfare groups, government departments, for profit social enterprises, charitable organizations and other not-for-profit organisations dealing with community development among other areas. They can also venture into social entrepreneurship and help their communities live a better live.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Community Development
Bachelor of Science in Community Resource Management
Bachelor of Environmental Studies & Community Development
Bachelor of Arts in Gender, Women, and Development Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Religion
Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology, With IT
Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Bachelor of Arts in Design 2018-03-13T12:47:06+03:00

Course Overview
Design is described as a work process which has a user perspective and drives development based on specific customers’ needs. In a very simple definition, design can be described as the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object or a system. Professionals in this field may be referred to as designers among other titles. Designers devise and execute designs for art works, space, clothes and machines among other products. These professionals are responsible for creating unique and functional designs in various fields such as; fashion design, graphic design, industrial design and interior design among other areas. They manage the communication process, from understanding the client’s problem to finding the solution. In other words, designers develop and implement overall communication strategies for their clients with an objective of making life better through design and creation of better products and environment.

 The Bachelor of Arts in Design is a four year course that teaches students how to devise and produce objects, places, spaces and processes in response to social, economic & technical needs and desires. The course is clustered in various speciality areas such as; textile design, graphic design, interior design, product design & illustration. As part of the design process, during the final year of the course, students are required to major in either two dimensional or three dimensional areas of design. The course is designed to prepare the students to work as independent artists and designers or industry employed practitioners. The programme aims to develop graduates who combine discipline specific knowledge and skills with an understanding of the cultural, conceptual and technological perspectives that are transforming the creative industries. Students will have the attributes required for reflective professional practice and a commitment to ongoing professional learning and development. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates can take leading roles as; graphic designers, fashion designers, interior designers, industrial designers or even illustrators.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1MAT A, Subject 2 any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 2nd GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or a GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a designer
If you are creative and have passion for design process and want a career that can enable you develop designs that can improve our lives and environments, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition you will be required to develop skills that can enable you succeed in this profession.

Designers must have excellent critical thinking skills and be able to look at their work from the consumer’s point of view and examine how the designs they develop will be perceived by the consumer to ensure they convey the client’s desired message and offer solutions to their client’s problems. Their work also requires good artistic skills in order to create designs that are artistically interesting and appealing to clients and consumers as well; this involves processes such as rough illustrations of design ideas, either by hand sketching or by using a computer program. Designers must also have good interpersonal skills and be able to develop cooperative working relationships with clients and colleagues who specialize in related disciplines.

These professionals must be effective communicators and be able to communicate effectively with clients, customers and other designers to ensure that their designs accurately reflect the desired message and effectively express information. Modern design process has embraced computer technology, designers must therefore be able to use specialized Computer Aided design (CAD) software to prepare their designs. Designers are creative and imaginative people capable of bringing ideas and opportunities together in ways that were not initially obvious, as an aspiring designer, you must have this skill. Design work requires objectivity to enable the designer assess his work and view himself through the eyes of others with a realistic understanding of your capabilities. Having passion in this field will give you an edge against your competitors.

Work environment
Graduates of this course can work both in offices as well as jobsites depending on one’s area of specialization.

Career opportunities
Depending on one specialization, graduates of this course can work as Graphic designers within media houses, design agency, manufacturing industry, printing firms etc. They can also find jobs as fabric, textile or upholstery designers. Those interested in interior design can work as interior designers who can plan & decorate spaces for home, office or commercial use.  Other areas of employment include; publishing houses, game industry, advertising, film industry, manufacturing industries etc. Those who specialize in product design can work within manufacturing industries to produce prototypes for mass production. Graduates can also start their own ventures.

You may explore these courses.
Bachelor of Technology in Design
Bachelor of Architectural Technology
Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, With IT
Bachelor of Science in Clothing Textile & Interior Design
Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design & Marketing
Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art & Design
Bachelor of Science in Graphic, Communication and Advertising

Bachelor of Arts in Economics 2018-03-13T12:46:46+03:00

Course Overview
Economics is defined as the study of the production and consumption of goods and the transfer of wealth to produce and obtain those goods. In simple description, it can be defined as the study of the ways in which human beings either separately or collectively satisfy their unlimited wants with the available limited resources. Economic issues are concerned with diverse areas of our everyday lives; from government policy to environment to prices of everyday items we buy daily. Professionals in this line of work are known as economists among other titles. Economists are concerned with the study of the production and distribution of goods, services and resources, to achieve this, economists collect and analyze data, research trends and evaluate economic issues. Actually in every economy both national and global, economists play a vital role in the development of the economy. Worldwide, the government needs the input of economists in its capacity to develop sustainable economic policies relating to national economy. The private sector, which is an important instrument for socioeconomic transformation, also needs well trained economists. This creates need for the continuous development of competent manpower in the field of economics.

The Bachelor of Arts Economics is designed to extend to eight semesters an equivalent of 4 academic years; however those who join the programme as mature entry students in the second or third year shall take a shorter duration to graduate. In the process of studying economics, students will learn mathematics, statistics, economic demography, introduction to micro–economics, introduction to macro-economics, issues in African economic development, economics of money and banking, advanced microeconomics, international economics, agricultural economics, economics of labour and industry, economic policy analysis among other core areas. Such course coverage and skills will become valuable assets in the future employment pursuits of graduates of this course in many sectors of the economy. The course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of the overall context of business and the high level technical skills to analyse economic and social data for economic development. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will possess the latest tools of analysis and exposure to most modern outcomes of economics research both for intellectual stimulation and practical application. In addition, graduates will have the basic specialized knowledge and skills required for sound quantitative economics, conception, analysis and application to policies. As a result, graduates of this course will have the competence to work in areas such as management, education, financial markets, business, banking and consulting in the private and public sectors as well as international organizations.

Entry Requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an economist
If you are interested in business world and would like to have a strong understanding on the effects the economy has on our everyday life and want to develop a career that can enable you play a role towards making the world a better place through economic theories and principles, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you grow and succeed in this field.

Economists possess excellent analytical skills that enable them to review data, observe patterns and draw logical conclusions from the same; economists could for instance analyze historical employment trends to make future projections on jobs. Economists must have good communication skills and be able to communicate effectively and explain their work to others who may have no background in the world of economics. Economists must also have good creative thinking skills and be able to use logic and reasoning to solve complex economic problems, for example, they may identify how economic trends may affect an organization.

These professionals must also be detail oriented and be able to pay attention to details as precise data analysis is necessary to ensure accuracy in their findings. Economist must have good maths skills as they regularly use principles of calculus, statistics among other advanced mathematical topics in their economic analyses. Writing skills is equally important in this field as economists prepare reports for their colleagues or clients while others write for publication in journals or for news media. Good interpersonal skills is very crucial to enable economists create good working relationships with other people.

Work environment.
Majority of economists work in an office, however sometimes economists go to field to collect data.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course may find work in areas such as government, financial markets, business, banking and consulting firms. Other areas of employment include; international consulting firms; infrastructure development and planning; environmental management; international finance; investment and trade; natural resource and agricultural economics; public health; treasury and statistics among many others. Graduates can also opt to start consultancy services within the field.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Economics and Statistics
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics
Bachelor of Arts in History & Economics
Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology
Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
Bachelor of Science in Statistics
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Science in Financial Engineering

Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology 2018-03-13T12:46:22+03:00

Course Overview
Economics is defined as the study of production and consumption of goods and how wealth is transferred to produce those goods. This field explains how people interact within a given market in order to get what they need or achieve their goals. The field of economics is very important in a country’s economy. Through the study of economics, a country can determine how the country’s resources are being used, the time devoted by workforce and the actual outcome of investing in financial products and industries and can explain why businesses either succeed or fail. Professionals in this field may be referred to as economists among other titles. Economists are involved with the study of production and distribution of goods, resources as well as services by collecting and analyzing data, evaluating economic issues and researching economic trends. Sociology on the other hand is simply the study of social problems or in broad term the study of the structure, development and functioning of a given human society. On the other hand, sociology as a field of study examines and gives an explanation on important matters of our communities, personal lives as well as the world over. Professionals in this area of study are referred to as sociologists. Sociologists are involved with the study of our society and its social behaviour by examining the groups of people, their cultures, their organizations; social institutions as well as processes that people develop. This curriculum combines the two areas of study.

Kenya like any other developing countries is faced by various socio-economic issues ranging from poverty to economic growth. There is need to produce competent manpower with skills, knowledge and capability to address the emerging social economic issues locally and beyond. The Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology is a four year programme that combines the two related disciplines and equips students with skills and knowledge that can address the social economic issues facing the country and beyond.  The course is intended to expose students to socio-economic issues and their consequences and equip them with knowledge and practical skills that can be applied towards solving those issues. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates of the programme will have knowledge and practical skills in handling socio-economic issues and their consequences. In addition, graduates will be well prepared to work as professional sociologists, economists or business people in various areas, such as public administration, Social work, management, industries and corporate world, journalism, law, community development and social welfare among other areas.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an economist or sociologist
If you are interested to learn about the challenges and understanding the way societies and economies function, and in the process acquire a range of skills that can be applied to a number of future careers such as; business, public relations, journalism, public service, social and economic research among others, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you grow and succeed in this field.

Sociologists and economists have good analytical skills that enable them to carefully analyze data and other information, often utilizing statistical processes to test their theories. They are also good communicators who are able to conduct interviews, collaborate with colleagues, present research results as well as giving presentations, explain reports or advise clients on social and economic issue. Sociologists and economists also have good writing skills that enable them write reports detailing their findings social-economic. These professionals in addition have excellent people skills that enable them work with other professionals including members of the public.

Good problem solving skills is very crucial in these fields as these professionals must be able to research, identify, study and solve sociological and economical problems. They are also good critical thinkers able to design research projects and collect, process and analyze information in order to draw logical conclusions about society and the groups it comprises as well as the economic dynamics. Precision is very important in this field as these professionals must pay attention to details therefore precise data analysis is necessary to ensure accuracy in their findings.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course can work either in office or in the field.

Career opportunities
With dual qualifications from this course, graduates of this course can become professional economists, sociologists or business people. Some areas of employment include; Colleges and Universities, Social and Economic Research Organizations, National and County Governments, NGOs, business world, banking, management positions, social work, community development engagements, public administration,  journalism, public relations among others. Graduates can also use their creativity and start their own ventures.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Bachelor of Economics and Statistics
Bachelor of Arts in History & Economics
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Religion
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology, With IT
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, With IT
Bachelor of Public Policy and Administration

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art & Design 2018-03-13T12:47:34+03:00

Course Overview.
The term art can be described as an application or expression of human creative imagination or skills through a visual form such as sculpture, painting, space or other related works primarily done for their aesthetics, beauty or emotional power. Fine art is simply a form of an art produced specifically for its aesthetic value and beauty rather than its associated functional value. Professionals in this field are referred to as fine artists or designers among other titles. The work of fine artists entails creation of original art works using a variety of methods such as engraving, video, sculpture, drawing, painting and computer graphics among other media.

Currently in Kenya and other developing nations, there is increased awareness towards fine art and the role of artists and designers within the social economic growth of a country. Artist and designers specializing in fine art play a critical role in creating social awareness through visual communication tools. The Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art & design curriculum has been developed to address various needs of the society from fine arts point of view. The course is designed to equip learners with skills and knowledge that can enable them to communicate artistically and be able to make beautiful objects and generate new art experiences or messages in any media or process they wish to explore including; drawing, sculpture, painting among others. Upon successful completion of the course graduates can secure employment in areas such as; art education, design, advertisement, textile, fashion design and printing technology among others.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a fine artist
If you are highly creative person or talented in one or several artistic areas and enjoy expressing your creative ideas, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills which can help you succeed in this field.

Fine artists have got excellent artistic ability as they create artwork and other objects that are visually appealing or thought-provoking; this usually requires significant skill in one or more art forms. They are also highly creative professionals able to use their imaginations to develop new and original ideas for their work. Customer service skills are important especially for those who sell their work themselves, as they must be good at dealing with customers and potential buyers.

Having the ability to use one’s hands (dexterity skills) is important as most artists work with their hands and must be good at manipulating tools and materials to create their art. Good interpersonal skills is equally important as artists must interact with many people, including co-workers, gallery owners, and the public and should be able to establish good working relationships. Self employed fine artists should have good business skills as they must be able to promote themselves and their art to build a reputation and to sell their art.

Work environment.
Artists spend more time in studios or offices expressing their ideas creatively.

Career opportunities
Fine artist may find employment in areas such as; Advertising, Arts writing & publishing, art gallery and museum administration, photography, art education & training, exhibition planning, design and installation, art management or curation, media and technology industries, among other related areas. Graduates can also opt to start their own businesses specializing in fine art and design.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Arts in Design
Bachelor of Technology in Design
Bachelor of Science in Graphic, Communication and Advertising
Bachelor of Science in Clothing Textile & Interior Design
Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design & Marketing

Bachelor of Arts in French 2018-03-13T12:46:39+03:00

Course Overview
French is a language used in France. It is also widely used in parts of Switzerland, Canada, Belgium and in other several countries of northern and western Africa as well as the Caribbean among other areas. It is actually the second most common spoken language worldwide after English. It is one of the diplomatic languages in the world today and is used by organizations such as United Nations and other organizations engaged in international welfare and politics and as a matter of fact as the language of a former colonial power, French continues to play a crucial part in politics, arts and daily lives of millions of people across the world. Professionals biased with French language may be referred to as French specialists among other titles.

The Bachelor of Arts in French is a four year course that is designed to give students adequate proficiency and an understanding of the French language, grammar and its use across the world within various sectors of the economy such as journalism, business, international relations & creative discipline among others. The coursework covers important subjects such as; Introduction to the study of language, introduction to language use in French, the French verb, the art of speaking, language use French, the communication process, theory and practice of translation & interpretation, introduction to general linguistics, media, communication and   information society, French literature up to the 19th century, French phonetics & phonology, introduction to business French, history of French language, French syntax, business French, contemporary French literature, theories of translation and interpretation, introduction to language in the media, business English, research methods in French, introduction to French for journalism, French semantics, French in diplomacy & international relations  and advanced French for journalism among other important areas. By the end of the training students pursuing this course will become proficient in these areas; speaking, listening, reading and writing of the French language among other related areas. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be competent to pursue careers in various areas such as; journalism, business, diplomatic, creative industry among others.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects;  Subject 1 FRE, Subject 2, ENG/KIS, Subject 3 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II or any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or 2nd GROUP V.

Becoming a French specialist
If you are interested in foreign languages and more specifically the French language, then perusing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you grow and succeed in this field.

Excellent communication skills are important in this field and use and application of French language is very important, French specialist must therefore demonstrate a fluency in the use and application of French language across different sectors. French specialists work in multi cultural environment, good interpersonal skills is therefore mandatory to have.

These professionals must also have the ability to work under pressure and adapt quickly to adverse situations including new cultures. French specialists should have technical aptitude and the ability to pick up new technology quickly. Multitasking and the ability to perform different activities and meet strict deadlines in a fast-paced business environment are very important.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course mostly work in an office related environment. The work environment may also change depending on one’s career path.

Career opportunities
Proficiency in foreign languages and the awareness of different cultures are valuable assets in various sectors of the economy. Graduates of this course may therefore find employment in various areas such as; business, tourism industry, international trade negotiations, journalism & mass communication, translation industry, education, international relations, international business and banking, health care, non-governmental organizations (UNESCO, United Nations, World Trade Organization, the International Red Cross and more ) among others. Graduates can also start their own ventures such as translation, creative work among others.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Education (Arts) in French
Bachelor of Education (Arts) in German
Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, Media and Communication

Bachelor of Arts In Gender, Women, and Development Studies 2018-03-13T12:46:04+03:00

Course Overview
Gender can be defined as a biological difference between men and women; it is a set of characteristics that differentiates masculinity and femininity. Traditionally, men have been considered above women (gender inequality). Gender equality is achieved when women and men enjoy similar rights and opportunities across all sectors of society, including economic participation and politics among others. Gender studies can be described as an interdisciplinary field of study that identifies gender and its representation. As a field of study, it encompasses women’s studies (studies concerning; gender, women, feminism and politics) as well as men’s studies. Development Studies is a field concerned with knowledge dissemination, critical perspectives and skills needed to engage with the social and economic problems facing the society. As a field, development studies mainly focuses on social change and transformation. Gender and Development Studies is an innovative interdisciplinary field of research and teaching that investigates the ways in which gender awareness enhances gender equity and transforms individual experiences, everyday life, social relations and power thereby empowering the communities involved. Knowledge on gender and development is relevant in social work, institutional management that promote social, gender equity, legal systems and community development among others. Professionals in this field may be referred to as gender and development specialists among other titles. The need to integrate gender concerns in all situations of development interventions has been the focus of many development efforts throughout the world over the last few decades. The reason for the concern is the need to work towards a more equitable gender balance in all sectors of the economy and in different facets of life.

Worldwide, the goal of sustainable development cannot be achieved without the full participation of men and women as equal partners in development and decision making processes at all levels. Over the years, there has been a persistence obstacle on how to limit the challenges that restrain women’s access to resources and active participation in the development process on equitable and democratic bases through continuous gender negotiations. The Bachelor of Arts in Gender, Women and Development Studies is a four year course which has been designed to address the above mentioned challenges. The course comprehensively addresses multidisciplinary issues of gender, women and development from the African perspective.  Gender has become the key element for economic sustainability and social justice. This programme will therefore equip students with adequate knowledge and skills to identify and analyze the role of gender equity towards spurring economic development. In addition, it will enhance the government‘s objective of mainstreaming gender through its MDGs, since students will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge required in the society. The course will also provide knowledge and skills for further capacity building in the area of gender, women and development studies. Upon successful completion of the course graduates will have the skills and knowledge required to identify and analyse the importance of gender equity in development, use analytical knowledge and skills on organizational capacity building in relation to gender and development as well as enabling gender mainstreaming in development. The expertise of these graduates will therefore be applicable within communality development, government, education, religious organizations as well as Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) among other areas.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects;  Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a gender & development specialist
If you are passionate about gender equality and women’s economic empowerment, are interested in development research and want to start a career that can make a lasting difference through enabling gender equity, at either local or global level, then pursuing this course may be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this area

Gender & development specialists have proven ability to think analytically and are able to translate ideas, insights, and learning, into action through a coherent programmes that can bring social change and transformation in the communities they are serving; in addition, analytical skills will enable these specialists analyze and integrate potentially conflicting numerical, verbal and other data from a number of sources.

These professionals also possess good interpersonal skills; good interpersonal skills are important especially for quickly building rapport with individuals and groups as well as maintaining an effective network of individuals across organizational departments. In addition, effective communication skills are crucial to enable these specialists communicate effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking. Overcoming gender inequality requires innovative thinking strategies, these specialists should therefore have the capacity to contribute and try out innovative approaches and insights in their programmes.

Experts in this field also have strong experience in capacity strengthening as well as conducting training among diverse groups of people and disciplines towards empowering them economically; a deep knowledge on project management, social and poverty research is paramount. In addition, having a good track record of leadership skills will be necessary for the success in this field. Professionals in this field should also have the ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

Work environment.
Gender & development specialists can work both in office and in the field interacting with various groups.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can find jobs in areas such as; government, community development, religious organizations, training institutions, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) among other areas. They can also use the knowledge acquired from school to start their own businesses or initiatives that can empower their communities economically.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology, With IT
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Religion
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture & Human Ecology Extension
Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
Bachelor of Arts in Community Development
Bachelor of Science in Development Studies (unfeatured)

Bachelor of Arts in History 2018-03-13T12:47:30+03:00

Course Overview.
History is simply the study of past events, with emphasis on human affairs. History provides the skills required to analyze and interpret national and global affairs in historical perspective. Professionals in this field may be referred to as historians among other titles. Historians studies the ideas, events, individuals and institutions of the past to answer questions, uncover patterns and unearth information that provide historical context for understanding modern issues. In addition, they research, analyze, interpret and present the past by studying a variety of historical documents and sources.

Bachelor of Arts in History is a four year course that has been designed to equip learners with a variety of historical knowledge that enables them to critically understand the importance and nature of history. Students are exposed to analytical and research skills for the purpose of dissemination and production of historical knowledge thereby enhancing student’s ability to recognize the diversity of global cultural and historical experiences and help in inculcating student’s sense of patriotism and good leadership skills.

The course gives historical surveys of various countries such as; Kenya, Africa, Latin America, Europe, United States of America, Asia as well as the developing countries. The course aims at sensitizing students on the significance of historical and cultural knowledge in creating national cohesion, while contributing to international understanding. Some specific areas of study include; offers specific courses in economic, political, environmental, medical, intellectual and gender history. Graduates of the course will therefore be equipped with adequate skills, attitudes and knowledge that will enable them to work effectively within a globalized village that emphasizes national cohesion, regional cooperation and integration, as well as a functional global society.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 HAG, Subject 2 ENG/KIS, Subject 3 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an historian
If you are passionate and interested in history, politics and international relations besides enjoying investigating and researching, then this pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you grow and succeed in this field.

 Historians must have excellent analytical skills to enable them examine data and information in historical sources and be able to draw logical conclusions from them, whether the sources are material artifacts, visual images, written documents among others. They must also have excellent communication skills because historians often give presentations on their historical specialty to the public. These professionals need to have good people skills and interact effectively with people during interviews to collect oral histories, consult with clients or even working in collaboration with colleagues in the workplace.

Historian should possess good problem solving skills and be able to answer various questions about the past. Good investigation skills go hand in hand with this field as historians must be able to investigate something unknown about a past event, idea , person or identify how the past has affected the present. Good research skills are equally important as historians must be able to examine and process information from a large number of historical texts, documents among other sources. Historians present their findings in articles, reports and books; they should therefore have good writing skills.

Work environment.
Most historians work in offices and may travel to carry out research.

Career opportunities
Historians may find employment in private and public sectors. Some areas of employment may include; Education (schools and museum sites), Research (Museums and Historical Organizations, Think Tanks), Communication (Journalists & Documentary Editors), Information management (Archivists, Records Managers etc), Businesses (Historians in Corporations, Historians and Nonprofits Associations) among other areas of employment. Graduates can also use their creativity to start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Arts in History & Economics
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, With IT
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Bachelor of Arts in History & Economics 2020-01-29T15:59:41+03:00

Course Overview
History is defined as the study of past events with emphasis in social economic & human affairs. Economics is simply the study of economic patterns. At a wider context, the field of economics is concerned with some of the major problems facing the world today such as unemployment, trade flows, taxation, Third world development pollution, political and economic restructuring among other things. On the other hand History deals with major past events within nation states or regions concerning social, economic, political and strategic issues. Economic history combines the field of economics and history and can be described as the study of economic phenomena or economies of the past. The study and analysis of economic history is conducted through a combination of statistical methods, historical methods as well as the application of economic theory to historical institutions and situations. Professionals in this field may be referred to as economic historians, economists, historians or business people among other titles. Economic historians usually work closely with both pure economists and traditional historians occupying an interdisciplinary position between those two fields. The work of economic historian employs statistical and theoretical models with an attempt to ground the work in specific historical circumstances and events. Economic historians seek to understand historical events in comparison to knowledge of economic processes. They study historical economic trends and predict future economic projections.

The Bachelor of Arts in History & Economics is a four year programme that integrates these two closely related subjects to form a coherent and intellectually stimulating programme. Students will learn both the historian’s careful approaches to evidence and argumentation and the economist’s analytical and quantitative methods, providing an excellent preparation for a range of professional, business, financial and academic careers. The course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the economics and history disciplines by exposing students to principles, theories and analytical techniques as employed world-wide in the field of economic history. The curriculum covers major economic issues such as taxation, unemployment, trade flows political and economic restructuring, among other things as well as historical major events within nations regarding social, economic, political and strategic issues. These are only a few of a wide range of issue areas covered by history as a discipline. Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates will have exposure on both economic and historical issues relevant to contemporary life as well as having knowledge and skills that can enable them to communicate economic and historical ideas effectively among other abilities. Graduates of the programme will be competent to become professional economic historians, historians, economists or business people. They will be eligible for careers within public administration, research institutions, business journalism, NGOs, diplomacy among other areas.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an economic historian
If you have interest in history and economics and want to develop a career within history, economics, business, public administration among other areas, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this profession.

Economic historians have got excellent analytical skills that enable them to observe patterns, review data and draw logical conclusions such as analysing historical employment trends to make future projections on jobs. They are also effective communicators able to explain their work to others; in addition, good communication is useful as these professionals may also give presentations, explain reports or advise clients on economic issues. Good interpersonal skills are equally important as economic historians may collaborate with colleagues and other stakeholders and must be able to create good working relationship. These professionals also have got good writing skills that able them to document and present their findings in articles, reports and books.

Good research skills are also crucial in this field as economic historian must be able to examine and process information from a large number of historical texts, documents and other sources. Professionals in this field use the principles of calculus, statistics and other advanced topics in mathematics in their economic analyses, good maths skills is therefore important. Precise data analysis is necessary to ensure accuracy in their findings, professionals in this field must therefore be detail oriented. Economic historians must also have good analytical skills and be able to use logic and reasoning to solve complex problems such as identifying how economic trends may affect an organization or a country. The ability to read and write effectively is needed as well

Work environment.
Graduates of this course may work in offices but can work in other environments.

Career opportunities
Graduates can find careers in areas such as public administration, private sector, business journalism, research institutions, teaching, Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and diplomacy among other possible career opportunities. They can also use their creativity and start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Bachelor of Arts in History
Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology
Bachelor of Economics and Statistics
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, With IT
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy, with IT

Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, With IT 2018-03-13T12:45:55+03:00

Course Overview
Interior design is simply the art, act or process of designing the interior decoration of a room or building to make it aesthetically pleasing and functional. As a profession, interior design involves a range of related projects and activities that are involved in making any interior space into an effective setting for whatever variety of human activities that are to take place thereof. It involves the design and construction of building interiors including homes, retail office space, hospitals, commercial, hotel and resort developments, theatres, museums, computing areas, restaurants, laboratories, gallery exhibitions and displays among many other areas. Professionals in this field may be referred to as interior designers among other titles. The work of interior designers encompasses the design and conversion of interior spaces to make them beautiful, safe and functional by determining space requirements and selecting decorative items such as design materials, colours and lighting among others.

The Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, With IT is a four year course whose curriculum emphasizes on the design process, problem solving, technical skills development, and the management skills needed to work in collaboration with the allied design professions within the built environment. Students are expected to integrate aesthetic values into the spaces they design and consider aspirations of the world in which they live.  The goal is to create quality environments compatible for human use. The curriculum coursework coverage includes; history of art and design, apparel design and construction, design communication and aesthetics, graphic design and illustrations, interior design materials and components, environmental design and psychology, interior architecture, space design & planning, flowers and plants for interiors, furniture design and construction, lighting and acoustics for interior design and computer aided design for interiors among other crucial topics.

Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have the skills, knowledge and attitudes that can enable them offer creative solutions to problems relating to the function and quality of people’s interior environment and integrate aesthetic values into the spaces built for human use through understanding the current interior design issues of concern to the society. In addition, the graduates will have the capacity to investigate, analyze and present research findings on interior design projects, be able to synthesize and express original ideas on design styles and procedures that contribute to their imaginative growth and aesthetic wellbeing as well as having a thorough understanding of varied materials, media and designs that are available in our society all with a goal of creating quality interior environments for human use. Graduates can find work within the interior design industry and allied profession or start their own businesses.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 CHE, Subject 2 MAT A or PHY, Subject 3 BIO or HSC, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or any GROUP III or a GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an interior designer
If you are passionate about design and decorating spaces and want to help people in creating beautiful working and living environments or spaces, then a career in interior design may be good choice for you. In addition you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you grow and succeed in this profession.

Interior designers have excellent artistic ability enabling them to use their sense of style to develop designs that look great and are aesthetically pleasing. They also have high sense of creativity that enable them to select fabrics and furnishings in creating spaces that serve the client’s needs and fit lifestyle. Good interpersonal skills go hand in hand with this profession as these professionals work closely with other professionals such as architects, engineers, designers and general building contractors and should be able to relate well with all these people. Computer aided design skill is also important as modern interior design embraces use of this technology.

Interior designers are excellent problem solvers able to address interior design challenges such as construction delays and the high cost or sudden unavailability of selected materials while keeping the project on time and within budget. These professionals must also have a great sense of visualization to be able them understand how pieces of a design will fit together to create the intended interior environment. Interior designers must also have a high degree of precision towards measuring interior spaces and making drawings to ensure that interior equipments, furnishings and furniture will fit correctly and create the appropriate environment.

Work environment.
Interior designers’ work mostly in offices with frequent visits to projects sites to oversee interior construction progress.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can find work in areas such as interior design firms, architectural firms, furniture and home furnishing stores, building material and supplies dealers, building construction companies, landscape architectural firms among other related areas. Graduates can also start their own interior design businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Clothing Textile & Interior Design
Bachelor of Arts in Design
Bachelor of Technology in Design
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Bachelor of Architectural Technology
Bachelor of Architecture
Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art & Design
Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design & Marketing
Bachelor of Science in Graphic, Communication and Advertising
Bachelor of Arts in Textiles, Apparel Design and Fashion Merchandising, With IT

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy, with IT 2018-03-13T12:46:05+03:00

Course Overview
International relations can be defined as the study of relationships among countries, the roles of sovereign states, inter-governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations as well as multinational corporations. It is both an academic and a public policy field which analyzes and formulates the foreign policy of a given State. The field of international relations gives a structured approach towards understanding, analyzing as well as shaping the foreign policy of nations, functioning of regional & international organizations, activities of non-governmental organizations, significance of new challenges towards international peace and security, issues of social justice, human rights, poverty among other issues. Diplomacy on the other hand is an activity or a profession that entails managing international relations abroad either for a state (county) or international organizations. Professionals in this field may be referred to as international relations officers or diplomats among other titles. The rising globalization as a framework for the conduct of the affairs of the state and non-state actors has necessitated proper understanding of how these actors relate among themselves. The field of international relations and diplomacy has become an important field to understand the dynamism and complexity of issues involved among cross borders. Studying the field of International Relations offers students an unparalleled opportunity to understand the cross-border factors that are shaping our societies at local, national and global levels.

The Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy, with IT is a four year course that is aimed at equipping students with theoretical and practical skills that can aid in addressing the concerns of public and private institutions that deal with but not limited to the fields of; International Relations, Foreign policy, Diplomacy, International Economics and Development Studies, Peace Studies, Security Studies, International Law, Conflict Management among others. The curriculum coursework covers crucial areas such as; Fundamentals of International Relations, Introduction to Diplomacy, Theories of International Relations, International Political Economy, Ethics in International Relations, Foreign policy, Human Rights in International Relations, Third World Politics, Conflict Resolution and Management, African States in International Relations, Security in International Relations, International Organizations in a regional & global perspective, Major Powers in the International system among other important subjects. The programme will produce highly skilled international relation officers, policy makers, diplomats, scholars and administrators who can serve effectively in inter-governmental agencies, government institutions, non-governmental organizations and international institutions among other areas. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be equipped with sufficient blend of skills and knowledge that will prepare them for research and sound decision making within the framework of International Studies and technical aspects of diplomatic engagements as well as being able to advocate for good governance, articulate social justice and promote interests of the society both at national and global stage.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an international relations officer
If you are interested in the processes and effects of globalization, human rights, economic development, International Political Economy and security among other related aspects, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Excellent language and communication skills are paramount in this field; fluency in English and other foreign languages as well as being able to speak a local language of the country in which you begin your international relations career is paramount in this profession. International relations officers are highly organized people able to prioritize tasks as working in this field can expose one to a very busy work load, meaning an ability to prioritize tasks is very important. Good analytical skills are quite important as being able to analyze situations using all your academic tools is very useful. International relations is all about building relationships, starting with individuals, smaller groups to nations, good interpersonal skills is therefore very crucial in this field.

Professionals in this field must also be able to work comfortably across multicultural environments. Another crucial trait is being a leader in your work. Professionals in this field must also have the ability to research, source and examine information thoroughly, have the capacity to critically analyse evidence and construct coherent arguments as well as having an intellectual independence and autonomy combined with a flexible and open-minded approach to work.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course work mostly in offices.

Career opportunities
Careers in international relations and diplomacy can be found across three sectors: public, private and non-profit/NGOs. Graduates of this course can therefore find jobs within politics & government, diplomacy, business & law, journalism, development consulting firms, retail and media companies, multinational companies, international companies and NGOs among other areas. Graduates can also start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, With IT
Bachelor of Public Policy and Administration
Bachelor of Science in Public Management and Development
Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology
Bachelor of Arts in History & Economics
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology, With IT
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Arts in Peace Education
Bachelor of Conflict Resolution and Humanitarian Assistance (unfeatured)

Bachelor of Arts in Kiswahili 2018-03-13T12:45:54+03:00

Course Overview
The Swahili or Kiswahili is a language of African origin primarily associated with the coastal region. People who speak this coastal language are referred to as “waswahili”, while Kiswahili is the Language itself. The language is actually a mother tongue for most people living along the strip of East African coast. In Kenya, the language is primarily associated with coastal people such as; the Duruma, Giryama, Digo, Mijikenda and Pokomo among others. It   is a national language in Kenya among other East African countries. Swahili has a language is derived from Arabic word sawahil which means “coast” and has been“Swahilinised” as Swahili. The Kiswahili language consists of borrowed words from various languages. For instance words from Indian, Persian, German, English, Portuguese and Arabic have all found their way into Swahili. This is as a result of various interactions between the “waswahili”, and the coastal visitors who speak the said languages. As a language, it is widely spoken in East and Central Africa. In Africa, countries that speak this language include; Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Comoro Islands, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, some parts of Somalia, Burundi and Rwanda. In addition, the language is also used as a Lingua Franca for Eastern Africa and the neighbouring countries. Professionals in this field may be referred to as Swahili specialists or linguists among other titles. Currently, the Swahili language has reached every corner of the world,this has necessitated the need to train competent Swahili specialists with skills and understanding of the Swahili language. As a result of this global Swahili spread, the language has developed into a very popular African language, taught in many leading academic institutions in Africa, Asia, Europe and America.

The Bachelor of Arts in Kiswahili is a four year course. During the formative years of study (year 1 & 2), the programme aims at introducing and grounding the student in the core areas of Literature, Language, Translation and Linguistics, studies among others. At the end of year two, every student should be in a position to make an informed choice on the track of specialization s/he wishes to pursue within the third and fourth years of study. Students can draw major area of study or specialization from one of these areas; literature & its application, translation theory & practice and language & linguistics specializations. All these routes complement each other and unpack Kiswahili studies from the perspective of blending theory and practice while ensuring relevance and response to contemporary and market needs such as emergent issues pertinent to language identity, language use, language planning & economy, language structures, regionalism & globalization, nationalism, application and communication, linguistic & literary creativity among others. Globally, language pluralism and multilingualism as well as diversity are the face of national, regional as well as global communications.

The programme is aimed at; training linguistics, literary and translation professionals capable of applying and utilizing Kiswahili in their service provision to society through various forms of deployment, prepare students to understand the interplay between language, literature and the unique multi-faceted linguistic environment to be found in Kenya, East Africa and the entire African continent, equip learners with competence in the use of Arabic and a variety of African languages through research and application, prepare Kiswahili scholars capable of handling translation of information in various fields both in Kiswahili and other languages, prepare an all-round Kiswahili scholar-cum-translator and interpreter in restricted register/genres and also in a wide-range of fields, such as literature, politics, trade, commerce & economics; law, science, medicine, technology among others. Therefore, upon successful completion of the course, the graduates of this programme are expected to achieve a high proficiency in the use of Kiswahili and other linguistic applications. They are also expected to be well grounded in theoretical knowhow on various aspects of Kiswahili language and literature which is deemed necessary for students to enable them to perform their respective duties and responsibilities upon graduation. Graduates can also pursue careers in communication and related fields or use their creativity and start their own businesses.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 KIS, Subject 2 ENG, MAT A / MAT B, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 any GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a Swahili specialist/ linguist
If you have an ear for language and an appetite for exotic cultures, are passionate about Kiswahili and languages in general and interested in a career that can expose you to opportunities with wide language applications, then pursuing this course might interest you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you grow and succeed this field.

Linguists specializing in translation and interpretation must be effective in using their hands and be able to make quick and coordinated hand, finger and arm movements when interpreting; interpreters must also be good listeners to listen carefully when interpreting for audiences to ensure that they hear and interpret correctly. Linguists must also have good peoples and interpersonal skills in order to interact effectively with their clients and establish good working rapport.

Linguists must also be effective communicators in order to speak clearly in the languages they are conveying. They also need to be good writers in their work with excellent writing skills. Effective linguists must also be fluency in one or more languages. Linguists must also possess high sense of confidence while interpreting in public. Since linguistics cuts across cultures and languages, linguists must respect cultural differences and expectations among the people whom they work with.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course may work in offices or in the field among other environments.

Career opportunities
Career opportunities in this field include; media and communication, teaching, publishing, editorial, research, translation, Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) among other areas. Graduates can also use their creativity to start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, Media and Communication
Bachelor of Arts in Linguistic
Bachelor of Arts in English and Linguistics (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Education (Arts) with specialization in Kiswahili as a major

Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, Media and Communication 2018-03-13T12:47:13+03:00

Course Overview
Language is a method of human communication, which is either spoken or written and consists of the use of words in a structured and conventional way. It may also refer to a system of communication used by a particular community or country. Linguistics in a very simple definition is the scientific study of languages. Communication on the other hand is the process of exchanging news or information to a target segment of population. Media is a collective communication tools or outlets that are used to store and deliver information or data to third parties, it includes; radio, newspapers, television and the Internet regarded collectively. Professionals in this field may be referred to as linguists, media specialists and public relation specialists among other titles. The media and communication industries are among the growing sectors of the global economy. Worldwide, the media plays an important role towards the maintenance and transformation of the society we live in today. The way we know the world and how we act in it, is critically related to the use of communication methods and technologies from text to social networks, to language to screen.

Therefore, there is need to have competent manpower trained in these fields who can design and analyze the kinds of information and values conveyed by the media among other duties. The Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, Media and Communication is a four year course that has been designed to explore the interplay of language in social, political and cultural contexts and to appreciate the diversity of the power of communication. The design of the course allows the students to take three routes in the programme which include; linguistic route with core and optional courses, media route with core and optional courses and MES courses as well as communication route with core and optional courses. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have both theoretical & practical skills to understand the role the new media play in the maintenance and transformation of society we live in today, study consumer awareness of media power, be able to analyze the linguistic levels of language as well as understanding the role of language in communication among other abilities.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a linguist cum media specialist
If you are passionate about languages and interested in careers within; the media, journalism, film making, multimedia and all forms of communication, then pursuing this course might interest you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Linguists cum media specialists must be good communicators to be able to report the information or news both verbally and in writing. They also need to possess excellent computer skills to use editing equipments and other broadcast related devices professionally. Linguists cum media specialists must be objective in their work and be able to convey or report the facts of the information without inserting their opinion or bias into the story.

These professionals must have excellent interpersonal skills to enable them conduct interviews and be able to build good relationships with many people. Media work is sometimes stressful, media specialist must be persistence in their work as getting the facts of a given event may be difficult, particularly when those involved refuse to be interviewed or provide comments. Those working in the linguistics field must have excellent analytical skills to be able to analyze the linguistic levels of language

Work environment.
Linguists cum media specialists may work in offices, field or in studios.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can find employment in areas such as; Radio, TV, print media, advertisement, social media, photography, public relations, business, diplomacy among other related areas. Graduates of the course can also opt to start their own consulting businesses within these areas.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Communication and Journalism
Bachelor of Science in Media Science
Bachelor of Mass Communication
Bachelor of Applied Communication
Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Media
Bachelor of Science in Graphic, Communication and Advertising
Bachelor of Science in Communication and Public Relations

Bachelor of Arts in Music, With IT 2018-03-13T12:46:41+03:00

Course Overview
Music is an art form whose medium is sound. Music is usually represented through vocals or instruments. It is actually the most common form of entertainment today. Professionals in this field may be referred to as musicians, producers, actors and script writers, composers, performers and researchers among other titles. Musicians perform, sing or play instruments for live audiences and in recording studios. Other musicians perform as solos, are part of bands, orchestras, choirs or musical groups. The Bachelor of Arts (Music, With IT) is a 4 year course that offers learners the opportunity for a focused study in music and be able to launch their own music enterprises. Coursework covers areas such as; fundamentals of music, musics and dances of Kenya, introduction to creative & performing arts, compositional studies,  introduction to development of drama & theatre, contemporary popular musics and dances of Africa, performing arts in education, music in African cultures,  Kenya indigenous dance, musical instruments of Africa,  practical performance, dance techniques, playwriting, acting, drama & theatre studies, multimedia and graphics among other important topics.

The course is designed to deepen learners’ music practice and concepts by equipping every student with relevant skills and knowledge across diverse areas of music and entertainment industry. Further the course emphasizes on technical and practical skills that can enable every learner unleash their musical talent and build their career in the music industry. Students of the course will be equipped with varied skills and knowledge in music concepts that will enable them to express their own ideas, creativity and experiences through writing, composing, performing and teaching as well as participation in music festivals, concerts and recitals among other platforms. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have developed practical and creative skills in script writing, acting and production as well as being competent to work competently in the music industry or creative industry (producers, actors, script writers, composers, performers and researchers) or pursue further studies in their respective major areas in music.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 MUS, Subject 2 ENG/KIS, Subject 3 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II or any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or 2nd GROUP V.

Becoming a musician
If you are passionate about music and want to turn your passion into a career and enter into the creative industry, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you grow and succeed in this field.

Musicians are people with a lot of dedication in life as sometimes jobs can be a frustrating process because it may take many different auditions to get hired; musicians must therefore have the determination and dedication to continue to audition after receiving many rejections. They also need to have good discipline in their career as getting work is not all about talent, musicians must constantly practice and rehearse to improve their music techniques, style and performances and win the confidence of their audiences. They also need to have good interpersonal skills to enable them work well with others as musicians work with a variety of people including music producers, agents, distributors, and other musicians; good people skills are therefore useful in building good working relationships for sustainable music undertaking.

Talent and passion is very crucial in this field as musicians must have superior musical abilities to stay competitive in the industry. Another good attribute is having good physical stamina as musician who plays in nightclubs or in concerts and those who tour various places must be able to endure frequent travel and irregular performance schedules. Those in entrepreneurship must have good promotional skills to promote their performances through word of mouth, local communities and social media platforms. Good self promotional skills are helpful in building a fan base and establishing a thriving music career. Communication skills are equally important in the music industry.

Work environment.
Musicians spend more time in performing in various environments. Others may find spending more time in classrooms teaching music students.

Career opportunities
Graduates of music can become effective artists either composers or performers or both. Graduates can also become professionals within other disciplines including; research, production & documentation. They may also become music instructors for upcoming musicians. Graduates can therefore find opportunities in areas such as; music industry, media houses, teaching institutions and administrative positions in private public sector among other areas. Graduates can also opt to start their own music enterprises.

You may explore this course
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts & Film Technology

Bachelor of Arts in Peace Education 2018-03-13T12:47:19+03:00

Course Overview.
Peace education can be described as a process that involves the acquisition of knowledge, values as well as developing the skills, attitudes and behaviours to live in harmony with oneself, others and with the natural environment at large. Professionals in this field may be referred to as peace educators among other titles. Peace educators helps the society live in harmony by promoting peace education, solving conflicts holistically and preparing people for peace and supporting their involvement in peace-building efforts.  Educating people on how to restore peace when it breaks down and maintain peaceful relations with one another has been a continuous and lifelong endeavour in many human societies. The concept of peace education is anchored on the premise that, creating a culture of peace requires development of attitudes, values and beliefs that empowers and recognizes the community’s role towards conflict transformation.

Following Kenya’s post election violence in 2008 that engulfed the country and left many people dead and other displaced, institutions of higher learning, civil societies and Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) embarked on a mission to rethink of mechanisms to settle internal disputes in a non-violent manner in the event they occur. In addition, there is need equip the Kenyan society, especially the youth and security agencies, with skills and knowledge that can help them cope with the social, economic, environmental and political challenges. Peace education is one approach that has been believed to address this challenge. The Bachelor of Arts in Peace Education is a four year course which has been developed with a primary objective of building cultures of peace through the education system to enable students learn and acquire values and skills that are congruent with peaceful behaviour. The course has been designed to help the Kenyan community to move from a culture of violence that is well known, to a new culture of tranquillity and peace. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have the skills to facilitate capacity-building on peace education as well as advancing the culture of peace through education among other activities.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a peace educator
If you love a peaceful nation and interested in educating people on alternative methods to avoiding conflict and achieving peace for all when peace breaks down, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you succeed in this field.

Peace educators must have good instructional skills for them to be able to facilitate peace education programs to the population they serve. They also need to have good interpersonal skills and be able to deal with disputing parties as well as being able to facilitate discussion in a calm and respectful way. Peace educators must be creative thinkers able to offer solutions in a myriad of ways towards conflict resolution. They must also be good who can pay close attention to the genesis of conflicts and offer appropriate ways to solve them and prevent future reoccurrence.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course may work in offices and field interacting with communities among other areas.

Career opportunities
Possible career opportunities for graduates of this course include; Government, Civil Society Organizations, International Organizations working for peace and education, Human Right Bodies, Teaching and Security Agencies among other areas. Graduates can also use their creativity and start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, With IT
Bachelor of Arts in History
Bachelor of Conflict Resolution and Humanitarian Assistance (unfeatured)

Bachelor of Arts in Penology, Correction and Administration 2018-03-13T12:47:18+03:00

Course Overview.
Penology is simply the study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation for the persons convicted of criminal offences. As a professional field, it applies theories and practices of societies and how they attempt to prevent criminal activity and apply the appropriate punishment for it. It encompasses treatment of all those people convicted of crimes and ways to rehabilitate them so that they do not pose any threat to the society. As a field of study, penology addresses various topics such as; prisoner abuse, prisoner rights including all theories about the purpose of punishments such as; rehabilitation, deterrence and retribution. Correctional administration on the other hand encompasses the management of institutional facilities and programs for housing and rehabilitating prisoners in the public or private sectors. Professionals in this field may be referred to as penologists or correctional administrators among other titles. Penologists or correctional administrators oversee the daily operations of state prisons, jails and other criminal related rehabilitation centres. These professionals are the ones responsible for managing the rehabilitation facility’s budget, convicts and personnel as well as managing procedures to ensure the facility environment is secure and humanely.

Worldwide, correctional facilities more so the prisons and particularly in Kenya are undergoing tremendous reforms designed to make them friendly and rehabilitative to all those convicted of crimes. This has necessitated competent manpower in areas of penology, correction and administration. The Bachelor of Arts in Penology, Correction and Administration is a four year course that has been developed to meet the much needed professional manpower required for a more reformed correctional system in Kenya and regionally. The programme further promotes integrated utilization of knowledge for the betterment of mankind through sound management of correctional and rehabilitation facilities. The course is aimed at training an all around learners capable of handling correctional and administrative work, prepare students and equip them with theoretical and practical knowledge critical for policy initiatives in Penology, Correction and Administration as well as equipping students with skills to undertake social science research in penology and correction. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be well equipped with skills and knowledge to enable them work in correctional and rehabilitation related fields within; government, nongovernmental organizations, correctional and rehabilitation facilities, correctional policy think tanks as well as correctional research institutions.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a penologist cum correctional administrator
If you have a passion for helping others and want to explore the relationships between society and law and interested in a career that can help those convicted of crimes rehabilitate and integrate back to the society, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you will be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Penologists must be good communicators to enable them communicate effectively with inmates and other convicts and help them transition from conviction to law abiding citizens. Penologists must also have good critical thinking skills and be able to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions that can be used to rehabilitate the convicts. Penologists must be extremely familiar with the corrections system and understand how to operate within it. In addition, they must have good interpersonal skills to be able to work and interact with inmates effectively. They also must have great leadership qualities and supervise inmates while at the same time overseeing correctional facilities operations.

This position requires an individual to work directly with individuals that are incarcerated (locked up) so they should be extremely alert and physically fit as well to protect these people from escaping. Penologists should also have good instructional skills and be able to train inmates on various activities that can help them upon integrating back to the society. Penologists must be good listeners and be able to pay attention to what other people and convicts are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate and giving appropriate solutions. Penologists should have good persuasion skills and be able to persuade the convicted people to change their minds or behaviour and integrate back to the society.

Work environment.
Penologist’s works mostly in prisons interacting with inmates. They may also work in other rehabilitation facilities.

Career opportunities
Career opportunities open to graduates of this course include; Government prisons, nongovernmental organizations, correctional and rehabilitation facilities, correctional policy think tanks as well as correctional research institutions among other areas. Graduates can also use their creativity and start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Criminology
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Counselling Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, With IT 2018-03-13T12:47:25+03:00

Course Overview.
Political science is simply the study of politics and deals with systems of government and analysis of political behaviour and activity.  Political science deals extensively with the theory and practice of politics which plays a very important role towards determining distribution of power and resources in any given region. Broadly, it entails political ideologies, institutions, ideas, processes, policies among other areas. Professionals in this field are known as political scientists. Political scientists study the origin, development and operation of political systems. In addition, these professionals research political ideas and analyze governments, policies, political trends and related issues.

Being a determinant of values and the authoritative allocation of resources in an enduring system, politics plays a fundamental role in the development of any society worldwide.  Political science, as the study of politics, is therefore significant to the understanding of the dynamics of the development process.  The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, With IT) is a four year course that has been designed to equip learners with skills and knowledge in political science and enable them participate effectively towards socio-economic and political development of the country. In general it seeks to advance the ideals of an active, well informed citizenry and a commitment to public service. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates can find employment within public and private sectors of the economy.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a political scientist
If you are interested in politics, public policies, public administration or even international relations, then pursuing this career might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Political scientists have excellent intellectual curiosity which enables them to continually explore new ideas and information to produce original papers and research as well as staying current on political subjects and come up with new ways to think about and address issues. Political scientists also have good writing skills especially those who write papers on political issues as they must be able to convey their research results clearly.

Political scientists possess excellent analytical skills as they often use qualitative and quantitative research methods in their work. They also use these skills when collecting, evaluating and interpreting data. Political scientists must have good interpersonal and communication skills to enable them interact and communicate effectively with their clients.

Work environment.
Political scientists work in offices.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course may find employment in areas such as; government, public policy, administration, political campaigns & lobby groups, colleges and universities, law, international relations, think tank (research organization), labour organizations, non-profit organizations or business among other areas. Graduates can also use their creativity and start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Public Policy and Administration
Bachelor of Science in Public Management and Development
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy, with IT
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology
Bachelor of Arts in History
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology, With IT
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Religion

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 2018-03-13T12:46:12+03:00

Course Overview
Psychology is defined as the study of human mind and behavior. The field of psychology seeks to understand individuals and group of people by establishing general fundamental truths and researching specific cases. Psychology is one of the most popular applied subjects as it has a big impact on all areas of life, from health, education, crime to the economy. Professionals in this field are known as psychologists among other titles. Psychologists study people’s behaviour, motivations, thoughts and feelings and then help them overcome or control their problems based on the findings of the psychologists. In most cases Psychologists try to understand the fundamental role of mental functions and social behaviour in an individual’s well being. Psychological knowledge is quite useful in understanding and solving many problems affecting humanity today. Often, psychological knowledge is applied towards the assessment and treatment of human mental health problems. It is however important to note that psychologists are not medical doctors but their in-depth knowledge in psychology is very useful in treating mental problems.  Kenya as a developing nation is undergoing various psychological, social, political, economic as well as educational changes. The challenges associated with all these changes require competent psychological support systems in all sectors of the country.

The Bachelor of Arts in psychology is a four year programme designed to produce professionals with an understanding of the basic principles of the human mind and behaviour and be able to use the acquired skills; knowledge and techniques to help in facilitating the developing population adjust itself socially, psychologically, intellectually and morally to the challenges emerging from their surroundings. The curriculum coursework covers subjects such as; Rehabilitation Psychology, Forensic psychology, Experimental Psychology, Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Practicum, Psychotherapeutic Communication and practices, Psychology of Human Behaviour and Learning, Research Methodology, Methods of Psychological Research, Human Development, Physiological Psychology, Quantitative methods, Gerontology, Psychology of Personality, Social Psychology, Multicultural I diversity in Psychology, Psychology of Individual Development and Social Life, Introduction to Counselling Psychology and Introduction to Psychology among other crucial areas. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be in a position to apply psychological tools to collect, analyze and interpret information related to human behaviour and apply the knowledge in facilitating human adjustment within their environment.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a psychologist
If you have a general interest in studying human thoughts, behaviour, feeling, motivations etc and would like to start a career that will enable you help people with psychological difficulties, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this profession.

Psychologists possess excellent analytical skills as they must be able to examine the information they collect and draw logical conclusions from them. They are also effective listeners and communicators as they spend much of their time listening to and speaking with patients or those having psychological problems. These professionals have good observational skills that enable them to watch people and understand the possible meanings of people’s body positions, facial expressions, actions and interactions and offer appropriate solutions. Psychologists are also patient people who must be patient when dealing with people who have mental or behavioural disorders.

Good people skills are very important in this field as psychologists deal with people of all type and must be able to work well with patients, clients and other professionals. Psychology is all about solving human problems; professionals in this field need to have excellent problem-solving skills to find treatments or solutions for mental and behavioural problems for their clients. These professionals also need to be trustworthy as they must keep patients’ problems in confidence and patients must be able to trust psychologists’ expertise in treating sensitive problems. They also need to be empathetic when dealing with stressful people.

Work environment.
Psychologists may work in offices for those in consulting business among other environments.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can work in government or the private sector. They can work in; hospitals, prisons, schools, rehabilitation establishments, sales & management, advertisement, career counselling, forensic, organization & sports psychology, teaching & research among other areas. Graduates can work as School psychologists, Counsellors, psychology researchers, rehabilitation counsellors, Social service managers, psychosocial specialists among other titles. Graduates can also start their own consulting businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Counselling Psychology
Bachelor of Education in Guidance and Counselling
Bachelor of Science in Medical Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Penology, Correction and Administration
Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education

Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies 2018-03-13T12:47:48+03:00

Course Overview.
Religion can be defined as the set of beliefs, feelings and practices that define the relations between human being and sacred being or divinity. Religious studies is an academic field that studies religious beliefs, behaviours and institutions that describes, interprets and explains religion with emphasis on historical and cultural beliefs. Simply put, a religious study is the study of religion. Religious studies cover the phenomenon of religion from the various perspectives including its origins, its historical manifestations and philosophical assertions. Professionals in this field may be referred to as religious specialists among other titles. Religious specialists use their skills and knowledge to explore how religious beliefs and practices shape and influence the world we live in.

Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies has been designed to enhance professional competence in religious studies to those students interested in this field. The programme has been developed with majors in Christian and Islam options.  Christian option offers training in areas such as Christian theology, religion and history among other areas. The Islam option on the other hand equips students with skills and knowledge in areas such as; Islamic religion, theology as well as classical Islamic concepts as they related to the faith. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates can find employment in church ministries, pastoral care & counselling, translation and research among other areas.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V

Becoming a religious specialist
If you have passion for serving and would like to help people develop their relationship with their creator as well as helping them achieve their greatest potential in life, then pursuing this course might interest you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this profession.

As a religious specialist you need to be understanding and be able to understand, respect and take a sensitive approach to different cultures and beliefs. Good organizational and time management skills are equally important to be able to organize people, social events, sporting activities and other activities geared towards improving people’s way of living. The ability to persuade and negotiate either through a committee or team position is important.

Working in this field involves interacting with people at various levels, good interpersonal and communication skills are therefore crucial to have. Religious specialists also need to creative and be able to develop a critical approach to contemporary issues. In addition, for those in church ministries, use of imagination and creativity in delivering message to the people is important. Problem solving, investigative, analytical and critical evaluation skills are also quite useful working in this area.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course my work in offices and religious institutions among other environments.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can work in areas such as church ministries, pastoral care & counselling, social work, international development, translation and research among other areas. Graduates can also use their creativity and start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses.
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Education (Arts)
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Religion

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work 2018-03-13T12:46:47+03:00

Course Overview
Social work can be described as work carried out by trained personnel with an objective of alleviating the conditions of those in need of help or welfare. Professionally, social work in concerned with assisting individuals, families and communities to promote and enhance their individual as well as their collective well-being. Economically & socially, social work endeavors to help people develop their abilities and skills to use their own resources as well as those of the community to resolve problems. Such work may be targeting poverty alleviation, education, sanitation improvement, health, environment among other social problems that affect humanity. Professionals in this line of work are known as social workers. The work of social workers entails helping individuals, families and communities enhance or restore their capacity for social functioning. In a nutshell, these professionals work to create societal conditions that support communities in need. Social workers typically work with diverse members of the society including; children, disabled, people with addictions among other cadres of the population.

The world we live today is characterized by many societal problems. Overcoming such challenges requires competent manpower with skills and understanding of societal dynamics and who are able to devise ways that can address those challenges. The Bachelor of Arts in Social Work is a four year program that aims at creating and producing students with a critical mind capable of addressing the modern social and developmental challenges in a very dynamic globalized world while at the same time equipping students with theoretical and practical knowledge critical for policy initiatives and human well-being. Simply put, the course aims to equip students with skills necessary for research by studying the methodological, theoretical and ethical issues that underpin social work research and development at local, regional and global levels. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be competent to initiate Social Change & Development within their communities thereby yielding profound social consequences within their communities or at other scale.

Entry Requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a social worker
If you are passionate about social justice and community engagement and would like to start a career that can enable you make a positive difference in the community through promoting social change as well as solving problems in human relationships and the empowerment and liberation of people to enhance well-being, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Social workers are compassionate people as they work with people who are in stressful and sometimes in difficult situations, to help their communities; these workers must therefore have compassion and empathy for their clients. Social workers also have good interpersonal skills which enable them to work with different groups of people and foster healthy and productive relationships with their clients and colleagues.

They are also good listeners & communicators able to talk to communities about challenges in their lives and to help them effectively, social workers must be able to listen to and understand their clients’ needs. Social workers must be good problem solvers able to develop practical and innovative solutions to their clients’ problems. They also must be well organized and good time managers able to manage multiple clients and effectively manage their time to provide adequate service to all of their clients.

Work environment.
Social workers may work in both indoor and outdoor environment.

Career opportunities
Social workers may find employment in government, private as well as in non-governmental organizations. Graduates have career opportunities in fields such as; family welfare, housing, social security, aged care, health and programs for people with disabilities among others. Some areas of employment may include; poverty alleviation programs, hospitals, private clinics, education, corrections institutions, child & family welfare, community health and welfare organizations, advocacy and self-help groups, welfare rights organizations. Graduates can also venture into entrepreneurship in an effort to empower their communities.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Development
Bachelor of Arts in Community Development
Bachelor of Science in Community Resource Management
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Counselling Psychology
Bachelor of Education in Guidance and Counselling
Bachelor of Arts in Penology, Correction and Administration
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Medical Psychology

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Religion 2018-03-13T12:47:16+03:00

Course Overview
Sociology can be defined as the study of the structure, development and functioning of human society. Religion on the other hand can be defined as a set of feelings, beliefs and practices that define the relationship between human being and sacred or divinity (superhuman controlling power) especially God or gods depending on one’s religion. The sociology of religion studies the practices and beliefs as well as other organizational forms of religion using methods and tools of the discipline of sociology. Combined together, sociology and religion equips learners with an understanding of society, culture & faith among other sociological fundamentals. Professionals in this field may be referred to as sociologists or sociologists of religion among other titles. Sociologists of religion study the relationship between society and religion and then examine religion objectively in its social and cultural context.

Worldwide throughout history, religion continues to play an important part within societies and human experience. It shapes how individuals and societies react and think about the world in various environments in which they live.  As an institution, religion persists over time and has an organizational structure into which members are socialized. Because religion remains an important part of societies around the world, sociologists are quite interested in studying it. The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Religion is a four year course that is centred within social science with humanistic knowledge required in human attitude formation necessary for personnel management and policy development in society. It is intended to provide students with skills required to handle social issues such as; nepotism, marriage, child labor, human rights, tribalism and unemployment among others. In addition it equips students with tools in the challenging dialogue between culture and faith, society and church as well as the kingdom of God and the temporal realities through which the human family moves towards its destiny. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have the skills to offer creative solutions to issues relating to socio-religious development of humanity as well as being able to train and provide expertise in areas of moral and social issues affecting families.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a sociologist of religion
If you are interested in understanding the ways our social institutions such as; religion, work, education and family help to shape human life, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

 Sociologists are good communicators as they frequently use these skills to conduct interviews, collaborate with colleagues and present research results to other stakeholders. They also possess excellent analytical skills which enable them to carefully analyze data and other information, often utilizing statistical processes to test their theories.

Sociologists use their critical thinking skills to design research projects collect, process, and analyze information in order to draw logical conclusions about religion, society and the groups it comprises and offer appropriate solutions. They are also very good at problem solving as in their work, sociologists must be able to identify study and solve religion and sociological problems and offer appropriate solutions.

Sociologists must have excellent writing skills to enable them write reports detailing their findings. Equally important, sociologists must be knowledgeable in their field and understand the relationship between cultures, religion, development and other important fields.

Work environment.
Sociologists typically work in office settings but may also work in the field conducting research.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can find employment in areas such as; churches, government agencies, research organizations, colleges and universities and nongovernmental organizations dealing with human welfare. Graduates can also use their creativity and start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology, With IT
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Criminology
Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Community Development
Bachelor of Arts in Gender, Women, and Development Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, With IT
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology, With IT 2018-03-13T12:47:05+03:00

Course Overview
Anthropology is can be described as the scientific study of humans, past and present. It is simply concerned with understanding humankind. In order to comprehend the complexity and full sweep of cultures across all of human history, anthropology draws and builds upon knowledge from the social and biological sciences as well as the humanities and physical sciences. Professionals in this area are referred to as anthropologists among other titles. The work of anthropologists entails studying the origin, development and behaviour of humans. In their work, these professionals examine the cultures, languages, archaeological remains as well as physical characteristics of people in various parts of the world. Sociology on the other hand is all about people and how they coexist or live in social groups. Professionals in this field of study are referred to as sociologists among other titles. Sociologists study the society and its social behaviours by examining the people’s various cultures, groups, social institutions, organizations as well as processes that develop when people interact and work together.

The Bachelor of Arts (Sociology and Anthropology, With IT) is a four year course. It equips students with dual qualifications in sociology and anthropology. Sociology offers students with an opportunity to look in depth at issues in the contemporary world and be able to learn skills and tools of analysis vital to working in the developing as well as the developed societies. Anthropology, on the other hand, is concerned with understanding humankind.  Typically anthropologists will study the beliefs, behaviour and cultures of people.  Others may study the remains of past societies to recreate the lives of people who lived long ago, while others study primates to see what our closest relatives can tell us about being human. The combined curriculum of Sociology and Anthropology provide an academic training which is rigorous, local and global in scope.  Students develop research skills along with a general intellectual preparation, which stands them in good stead for graduate work in the disciplines and/or for a broad range of professions such as law, medicine, social work or journalism.  Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have a firm theoretical and practical background in Sociology and Anthropology. Opportunities exist in all aspects of social development in the Third World countries.

Entry Requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an anthropologist cum sociologist
If you are interested in understanding humanity, how humans live and work together, along with the physical and cultural changes across borders, then perusing this course might interest you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you succeed in this field.

Anthropologists cum sociologists have good investigative skills as they must seek and explore all facts relevant to their research and be able to combine pieces of information to try to solve problems and to answer research questions. They also need to have good analytical skills coupled with sound scientific knowledge which they use to collect and analyze data used in their research. Anthropologists cum sociologists must have good writing skills as they often write reports detailing their research findings and publish results in scholarly journals and other public interest publications.

Working in this field requires excellent critical thinking skills as anthropologists cum sociologists must be able to draw logical conclusions from observations, laboratory experiments, and other methods of research. Good people and communication skills are equally important to enable anthropologists relate well with others and be able to communicate effectively.

Work environments.
Anthropologists cum sociologists may work in an office, some laboratories or in the field.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course may find employment in areas such as; law, medicine, social work, journalism, business, education, museums, Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), community development, social policy, social planning as well as in a wide range of public service and welfare occupations. Graduates can also opt to work as consultants.

You may explore these courses.
Bachelor of Arts in History
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Religion
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Geography
Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, With IT

Bachelor of Arts in Spatial Planning 2018-03-13T12:47:41+03:00

Course Overview.
Spatial Planning can be described as the process of planning and shaping developments in a sustainable approach. It is all about the management of space and development with an objective of creating better places, which responds to the needs of society, environment and the economy at large. At a broad perspective spatial planning focuses on the intersection of architecture, geography, environment, urban design and landscape architecture. Professionals in this field can be referred to as spatial planners, town planners or simply planners among other titles. Generally, the work of spatial planners entails shaping the way towns and cities are developed. These professionals use their planning knowledge to balance the demands placed on land by housing, transport, business and leisure, with the needs of people and the community. Through their work, towns and cities are developed that are socially, economically, politically as well as environmentally sustainable. With increased pressure that continues to face our natural resources, there is need to train competent manpower with skills and knowledge to address planning challenges face our towns and cities.

The Bachelor of Arts in Spatial Planning has been designed to provide students with adequate skills; knowledge and understanding required to enter into professional careers in physical planning and help in planning and shaping physical surroundings and ensure such developments are developed in the most sustainable approach. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be competent to participate towards the conceptualization, planning and development of sustainable towns and cities now and in future. Graduates will be eligible for careers within public and private sectors. Areas of employment include; national and county government planning departments, planning firms, real estate development companies, utility companies, environmental and conservation bodies among other areas. Graduates can also become self employed and work as a planning consultants

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 BIO, Subject 2 CHE, Subject 3 MAT A or PHY or GEO, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or 3rd GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a spatial planner
If you are interested in the environment and want to develop a career that can enable you make towns and cities better places for the people to live and create effective and environmentally friendly places in which people can work then a career in spatial planning might be a good match for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this profession.

Planners must have good research and writing skills. This is because much of their work is presented in reports and other presentations. Good research skills are useful when justifying facts based on zoning policies to convince approving government agencies accord approval permission to given development applications. Planners must also have good management skills to be able to manage projects, which may include overseeing tasks, planning assignments, and making decisions. Good decision skills are also a must to have in order to weigh all possible planning options and combine analysis, creativity and realism to choose the appropriate action or plan.

Planners use computers to prepare reports and create maps, they should therefore have good computer skills coupled with various drafting software’s. Excellent communication skills is mandatory in this field as planners often give presentations and meet with a wide variety of audiences, including public officials, community members and interest groups and should be able to communicate effectively with all these people. Planners must possess excellent analytical skills to be able to analyze information and data from a variety of sources, such as population reports, poverty index levels, market research studies, censuses and environmental impact studies among other information. Like any other field, planners must have good people skills to work effectively with others.

Work environment.
Planners work mostly in offices with some time spend in the field collecting data.

Career opportunities
Planners can work in both public and private sectors. They can find employment in areas such as; physical planning firms, architectural firms, economic development agencies, real estate companies, banking, learning institutions, engineering firms, environmental firms, Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) etc. Graduates can also become self employed and work as a planning consultant

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning, With IT
Bachelor of Environmental Planning & Management
Bachelor of Science in Geography

Bachelor of Arts in Textiles, Apparel Design and Fashion Merchandising, With IT 2018-03-13T12:46:16+03:00

Course Overview
A textile is simply a cloth or broadly a flexible woven material consisting of a network of artificial or natural fibres. Apparel design is the process of creating designs within the clothing industry. Fashion merchandising  on the other hand is a wholesome profession that encompasses the fashion business ranging from product design, development, promotion and marketing of fashion products such as; cloths, cosmetics, shoes, Jewry among other fashion products. Professionals in this field may be referred to as fashion designers, textile designers, apparel designers, fashion merchandisers among other titles. Apparel designers also known by other names as fashion designers or textile designers develop the initial designs and concepts used for creating clothing items. In their work, these professionals may specialize in design and development of cloth designs such as active wear, casual or evening wears. The textiles products are some of the oldest commodities that have been used over the years by human beings around the world. Over the years, the industry has continued to grow and expand with development of new inventions in the field as well as providing enormous economic opportunities through design process and fabric construction of clothing products. The world of fashion today is quite fascinating to many people across all social classes. Fashion has a personal meaning and describes a life style. Fashion is what we are, how we think, and what image we want to project. This is achieved through the wearing of apparel products.

The production of fabrics and fashion products represent the largest commercial employers in the world. As a field, apparel and textile design draws its information from related disciplines that include the arts, humanities, sciences and mathematics.  With the continued demand for affordable clothing and apparel products, there is need to produce competent manpower capable of addressing this need.  The Bachelor of Arts in Textiles, Apparel Design and Fashion Merchandising, With IT is a four year course that has been developed to produce graduates who are knowledgeable in textile and information technology. The curriculum coursework covers important subjects such as; Small business management, apparel design and construction, trends in textiles & apparel industry, IT and society, software engineering, electronic commerce, pattern creation by draping,  laundry & dry- cleaning of textiles products , textiles in interior, computer aided design and pattern drafting and design  among other important areas. It is indented to impart professional skills to students in all areas of textile design, development as well as marketing. The course provides a strong foundation in apparel and textile design with a focus on production, use, care and merchandizing of these products. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have the skills and capacity required to develop creative and innovative products within the textiles and apparel design industry and be able to fit in the textiles and apparel industry both locally and internationally or venture into self employment.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 CHE, Subject 2 MAT A or PHY, Subject 3 BIO or HSC, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or any GROUP III or a, GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a fashion designer
If you are creative and passionate about fashion and interested in a career within the textile and clothing industry, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Fashion designers have a high sense of artistic ability enabling them to sketch their initial design ideas which are used later to create design prototypes as a result fashion designers must be able to express their vision for the design through illustration. These professionals also have good communication skills that enable them communicate effectively with other team members within the clothing industry. Modern fashion designers use modern technology in their design process and this requires them to have good computer design skills in order for them to be able to use Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs and be familiar with graphics editing software.

Fashion designers work with other people and this relationship requires them to have good interpersonal skills to enable them establish lasting work relations with others. Decision making skills are equally important in this field as fashion designers are exposed to many ideas and should be able to decide which ideas to incorporate into their designs. Working in this field competitively requires these professionals to have high creativity skills because they work with a variety of shapes, fabrics and colours and must present their ideas in unique, functional and stylish approach. Another important skill in this field is detail oriented as fashion designers must have a good eye for small differences in colour including other details that can make a design successful.

Work environment.
Fashion designers mainly work in textile and garment establishments among other environments.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can find work in areas such as; textile industries, shoe manufacturing industries, interior design firms, fashion houses, garment industries, retailers shops, theatre among others. Graduates can work as; jewellery designers, fashion sales personnel, fashion stylists, fashion journalists, fashion managers, fashion designers, image consultants, fashion illustrators, fashion research scientist etc. In addition, graduates can also start their own businesses within the textile industry.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design & Marketing
Bachelor of Science in Clothing Textile & Interior Design
Bachelor of Arts in Design
Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, With IT
Bachelor of Science in Graphic, Communication and Advertising

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts & Film Technology 2018-03-13T12:46:33+03:00

Course Overview
Theatre arts are a form of entertainment whereby live performers or artists perform or use their voices or movement of their bodies to convey artistic expression before live or remote audience in a given area. This activity or performing can be communicated to the audience through music, poem, song, speech, body movement or even dance. Film technology on the other hand depicts the process of making films.  Films are pictures which have been recorded to be shown in a cinema or television among other communication media. Films are basically designed to tell a story or give a real situation of a given area. Professionals in this field may be referred to as theatre artists, producers, actors, script writers, choreographers, film technologists, designers, photographers and managers among other titles.

The Bachelor of Arts Theatre Arts & Film Technology is a four year course that was developed upon realization that a self sustaining theatre and film industry will employ thousands of creative Kenyan performing artists. The curriculum covers detailed units coverage in theatre arts and film technology such as; theatre criticism, theatre marketing and management, stage directing, drama therapy, radio broadcasting techniques, costume construction and wardrobe management, oriental dance, performance, scenic design and construction, scriptwriting, film genres, beginning acting for TV and film, audio‐video editing, film directing, cinematography, music in film, theatre for development, photography and design documentary and non‐fiction film, Introduction to Computer Graphics among other important topics. The programme seeks to explore two of the most popular art forms in the larger context of humanistic studies. Upon successful completion of the course, graduate will be competent for employment in the television and motion picture or a career as an independent producer, or entry into the teaching profession.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming theatre artist
If you are passionate about drama and performance and want to turn your passion into a career that can enable you join the theatre arts industry, then pursuing this course might interest you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you grow and succeed in this field.

Theatre artists are highly creative people who are able to interpret their characters’ feelings and motives in order to portray the characters in the most compelling way. They also have proper memorization skills to enable them memorize many lines before filming begins or a show opens. These professionals are persistence in their work as they may audition for many roles before getting a job, therefore, they must be able to accept rejection and keep going in order to succeed in this industry.

Theatre artists should have good physical stamina as they may work for long hours, including acting in more than one performance a day and they must do so without getting overly tired. This field requires proper reading culture as theatre artists read many scripts and must be able to interpret how a writer has described their character. Communication skills is equally important in this profession as theatre artists must be able to say their lines clearly, project their voice and also pronounce words well so that audiences understand them.

Work environment.
Actors may work in various environments such as; concert halls, theatres, film studios or even television. Others may work in the field under harsh weather conditions.

Career opportunities

Graduate of this course may find employment in the entertainment, media houses (television, radio), entertainment field, ministry of information, print and motion picture industry), cultural centres & institutions, teaching profession, or start a career or business as an independent producer. Graduates can take various titles such as; directors, actors, actresses, technicians, designers, photographers, choreographers, script writers, teachers, managers and producers among other titles in theatre and Film industry.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Arts in Music, With IT
Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art & Design
Bachelor of Science in Graphic, Communication and Advertising
Bachelor of Science in Communication and Journalism
Bachelor of Science in Media Science

Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning, With IT 2018-03-13T12:46:40+03:00

Course Overview
Urban planning is a political and technical process that is concerned with the use of land, protection of the environment and the overall design of urban environment including; green planning, transportation, distribution networks, communications, air, water among other considerations. Urban planning is also referred to other names such as; regional planning, city planning, town planning, rural planning or combination of these names. In simple terms, this is a profession that help in the design and shaping of our towns and cities to improve the welfare of communities and people by creating more equitable, convenient, efficient, healthful, attractive and environmentally friendly places for the present as well as future generations.

The main work done within this profession is mainly physical planning and as a profession it entails research, analysis, application of urban design, architecture, public consultation, policy development & recommendations, implementation and management among others. Professionals in this field are known as physical planners, town planners, or simply planners among other titles. Planners develop programs and plans for the use of land at local & national level and their planning documents helps in creating sustainable communities, accommodating future population growth and revitalizing physical facilities in counties, towns, cities and metropolitan areas among others. Simply put, planner’s helps in shaping the way towns and cities are developed. They achieve this by balancing the demands placed on land by leisure, housing, business and transport among others with the needs of people and the community.

The Bachelor of Arts (Urban and Regional Planning, With IT) is a four year course which has been designed to train competent planners able to offer spatial planning at rural, urban, national and regional levels. Students of this course will have a firm theoretical and practical background in Urban and Regional Planning in relation to its application in sustainable development. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have the skills and knowledge to facilitate and guide society in spatial policy, plan formulation, plan preparation and implementation at village, community, neighbourhood, rural & urban districts, urban & metropolitan, regional & sub-national as well as national levels. In addition, they will be competent and capable of working for the government, county governments, regional development authorities, private firms, Non-government organisations or to practice as planners in their own businesses.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1, MAT A, Subject 2 any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 2nd GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or a GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a planner
If you are interested in the environment and would like to start a career that can enable you participate in shaping how our towns and cities are developed while at the same time conserving the environment, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you grow and succeed in this field.

Planners are effective communicators able to communicate clearly and effectively because they often give presentations and meet with a wide variety of audiences, including public officials, interest or focus groups and community members among other stakeholders. They also possess excellent analytical skills that enable them analyze information and data from a variety of sources including market research studies, population censuses and environmental impact studies among others. Sometimes in the course of their work planners use statistical techniques and technologies such as SPSS Statistics and geographic information systems (GIS) in their analyses to determine the significance of spatial data.

Good decision making skills is very crucial in this field as planners must be able to weigh all possible planning options and combine analysis and creativity to choose the appropriate action or plan in their work. Equally important is a good management skill that enables planners to manage projects, which may include overseeing tasks, planning assignments and making planning related decisions. Much of the work for planners requires report writing, good research and writing skills is therefore very important in this field. Planners work with other professionals such as architects, engineers, geologists among others, they are therefore required to have good interpersonal skills. In addition, good technical skills is very important in this field as sometimes the planners planning reports may be rejected by the approving authorities, this requires them to have good professional arguments and justifications to appeal their applications for approvals.

Work environment.
Planners mostly work in offices with regular visits to the field for data collection.

Career opportunities
Planners may find work in national and county government departments (Lands and Physical Planning among other departments), environmental firms, architectural firms, physical planning firms, property development companies, engineering firms, regional development authorities among other areas. They can also opt to start their own planning consultancies.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Arts in Spatial Planning
Bachelor of Environmental Planning & Management
Bachelor of Science in Geography
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Bachelor of Business and Management 2018-03-13T12:46:44+03:00

Course Overview
Management can be described as the coordination of multiple activities within an organization to achieve business effectiveness and success. Business owners use management skills to accomplish the goals and objectives of their company or businesses. Business management by definition is therefore a process associated with running a company or business successfully. It involves coordinating human, financial and material resources to achieve organizational objectives. As a field of study, it equips students with a broad understanding of business organizations and provides learners with specific knowledge in areas such as finance, markets, operations, information technology, communication, business strategy and policy among other skills. Professionals in this field may be referred to as accountants, bankers among other titles depending on their area of specialization. The work of a banker may entail working one-on-one with clients helping them to open personal or business accounts and overseeing financial transactions such as handling deposits, withdrawals or transferring money from one account to another among other duties. Bankers can work in commercial banks or investment banks. Those working in the commercial banks process loans to prospective entrepreneurs while those working in the investment banking connect financiers with possible investment opportunities.

The Bachelor of business management is a four years course whose curriculum has been developed to offer a wide range of unique choices of specialized options such as; Accounting Option, Finance And Banking Option, Risk And Insurance Option, Marketing Option, Purchasing And Supplies Management, Human Resource Management Option, Business Information Management, Micro-Enterprise Option, Aviation Management Option and Business Administration Option which are all focussed towards the needs of Kenya’s economic growth and vision 2030. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates of this course will possess the necessary skills and knowledge that will enable them manage resources at their disposal according to contemporary economic, business management and technological trends as well as carrying out research in business and management trends with a view to finding solutions to contemporary problems affecting development at various scales. Simply put, the skills you are going to acquire in this course will allow you to build business and commercial awareness and start contributing to your chosen career path effectively.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a banker
If you are interested in banking and finance and want to start a career that can give you an understanding of the financial aspects of the contemporary economy, the operations of financial institutions and the financial management of business operations among other business subjects, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Bankers must be visionary people who are able to predict emerging changes within the industry and envision solutions that can be applied to solve any problem anticipated. Bankers must also have excellent analytical skills to be able to excel at managing risk precisely through their analytical rigour. They must also be technologically savvy and be able to adapt to emerging technological advancements that can shape the banking industry.

These professionals also need to be resilient in high pressure environments a skill that is very important especially when navigating high pressures that have demanding objectives and strict deadlines and a variety of new information appearing at the last minute. Like any other field good communication and interpersonal skills are very crucial for good working relationships with others as well as being able to communicate effectively with others. Good industry knowledge is paramount in this field as bankers should be able to develop their knowledge base in all areas related to finance, banking, banking regulation and the economy among others.

Career opportunities
Overall, depending on one’s area of specialization, graduates of this course have career opportunities in many different places. Wherever there is a business establishment, there is an opportunity. In actual sense, opportunities exist in the public, private and nonprofits sectors of the economy. Graduates can find jobs as commerce, management, finance, banking, accountancy, and HR and personnel management personnel among other areas. Graduates can also use the skills acquired from the university and start their own businesses.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course, spend many work hours working in an office environment.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Commerce (B.com)
Bachelor in Business Administration, With IT
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management
Bachelor of Science in Strategic Management

Bachelor of Business Information Technology 2018-03-13T12:46:13+03:00

Course Overview
Information Technology commonly referred to as IT is the study of systems mostly computers and telecommunications with an objective of enabling proper storage, retrieving, processing, security management and transfer or sending information from one point to the other. A business, which can be referred to other names such as; firm, company, agency or enterprise is simply an entity dealing with the selling or provision of goods and services or both to consumers with an objective of achieving a greater economic or social benefit or both. Business information technology (BIT) is the integration of business theories and principles with information technology to develop solutions and systems that can propel a business forward. In today’s world, information technology plays an integral part in running of day to day affairs. With the invent of computer systems for example, through the use of computer software’s and other associated applications, businesses are in a position to run business operations smoothly. Businesses are also able to discover changes in their field faster, this is because, IT enables seamless integration and communication between businesses anywhere in the world. Professionals in the field may be referred to as business information specialists, information technologists, Systems developers, network administrators, software developers among other titles Business information specialists harness technology and business principles to develop solutions and systems that can propel a business forward and enable businesses achieve greater economic or social return.

The Bachelor of Business Information Technology is a four year course which has been developed to prepare students become specialists in the information technology needs of the modern business. The programme has been designed in response to the increasing demand in the market place for IT professionals with a wide knowledge of business management as well as the technical skills and the capacity to harness and implement IT strategies taking advantage of emerging technologies to benefit business environment. The programme prepares students for the job market through thorough knowledge of Information Technology with an understanding and appreciation of how business is organised and managed. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have Skills and knowledge in management, information theory as well as the relationship on the business, communication and computing applications. In addition, graduates will be equipped with essential business knowledge as well as technology skills in business information design, processing among others, a skill set that will enable graduates of this course harness technology to develop solutions and systems that can propel businesses forward.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 PHY, Subject 3 CHE, and Subject 4 BIO or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a business information specialist
If you are passionate about computers and have interest in both business and information technology and would like to start a career that harnesses technology to help businesses become more efficient or run efficiently, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Business information specialists possess excellent analytical skills that enable them to analyze a business problem, consider ways to solve the problem and select the best way. They are also effective communicators as in their work, they must be able to explain their work to top executives and give clear instructions to their subordinates on how to use business information technologies. These professionals also have good decision making skills as sometime; they must make important decisions about how to allocate organizations’ resources in order to reach their business  IT goals.

Effective leadership skills are important in this field as these professionals must be able to lead and motivate business IT teams or departments so that workers are efficient and effective. They also need to we well organized in their work because they must coordinate the work of several different IT departments to make the organization run efficiently. Good interpersonal skills are equally important for an efficient working relationship with other team members. Technical skills in business and IT are important to stay on top of the game.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course mainly work in offices maintaining business IT solutions.

Career opportunities
Graduates of business information technology can find work in various business organizations to increase the performance of such businesses. They can work in government, business, banking, manufacturing, educational, ecommerce development companies and entrepreneur among other establishments. They can take leading roles in business database administration, business web/software development, business networking and IT business analyst among other positions. Graduates of the course also have an option to start their own enterprises.

You may explore these courses.
Bachelor of Information Technology
Bachelor of Technology in Information and Communication Technology
Bachelor of Science in Informatics
Bachelor of Science in Microprocessor Technology and Instrumentation

Bachelor of Business Management (Civil Aviation Management) 2018-03-13T12:47:39+03:00

Course Overview.
Business management can described as those activities related with running a company or business. Such activities include; leading, monitoring, controlling, organizing and planning company operations. The business management referred in this course is tailored towards the civil aviation industry. Civil aviation management is concerned with airports operations or management of businesses within the aviation industry. Professionals in this field maybe referred to as aviation managers among other titles. The work of aviation managers entails ensuring, a safe and efficient operation of the airports on a daily basis. Their work activities include; supporting staff and making sure the staff is able to provide polite, prompt and correct information about travels, ensuring passengers know airport policies and procedures as well as ensuring that luggage and freight are moved through the airport in a logical and timely manner among other duties.

Bachelor of Business Management in Civil Aviation Management is four year business management course with a specialization is civil aviation management. It is dedicated to empower you with aviation qualification which will introduce you to the various aspects of the exciting aviation industry. The coursework is designed to produce competent manpower equipped with the necessary civil aviation and management skills and knowledge which enable graduates of the course manage operations of the airports as well as aircrafts businesses within local, regional and international contexts putting emphasis on safety terms, time limits and optimum cost within the airports and in the aviation and ground handling services. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have the skills to work within airlines, airports or other businesses within the aviation or aerospace industry including aircraft manufacturers among others.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V

Becoming an aviation manager
If you are passionate about the aviation industry, enjoys working with other people and you want to develop a career that can enable you participate in managing airports and airline businesses among other related sectors, then this course might be a good match for you.

Aviation managers must have excellent communication & listening skills to enable them listen to & communicate effective with different people of different cultures across the world. They also need to have good business acumen to ensure business profitability. Enjoying flying is an important aspect as their work may require them to travel locally, regionally or even internationally. Aviation managers must be attentive to their clients to ensure that, passengers’ needs are well addressed to ensure a pleasant travel experience. Excellent customer service skills are mandatory to have in this field to be resourceful to clients and handle stressful situations and meet passengers’ needs.

Managers in the aviation industry must also have good decision making skills to be able to act decisively in emergency situations. Managers in this field should also have proper analytical skills and be able to review an organization’s procedures and find ways to improve efficiency. Since this is a leadership role, managers in the aviation industry must possess excellent leadership skills to be able to motivate employees and deal with issues that may arise and ensure the business runs effectively. This field involves interacting with various people from all walks of life, it would be therefore very important to have good people’s skills to interact effectively with customers as well as staff members. Having a basic understanding of how aircraft functions is also necessary.

Work environment.
Aviation managers work mostly in offices within airports managing various operations.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can find employment in areas such as; Airport management, Airport operations, Air services, Airline ground operations, Aviation safety authority, Airline flight operations, Aviation consultancy firms, Aviation education,  Business-related position within the aviation industry among other related areas. Graduates can also opt to start their own businesses or other undertakings within the aviation industry.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor in Business Administration, With IT
Bachelor of Business and Management
Bachelor of Travel and Tours Operations Management
Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering

Bachelor of Catering & Hotel Management 2018-03-13T12:47:08+03:00

Course Overview
Catering can be described as an activity or business of providing food service at a place different from home such as restaurants, hotels among other establishments. Professionals in this field can be referred to as caterers or catering managers among other titles. Hotel management on the other hand encompasses all those activities tailored towards running a profitable hotel or restaurant business. Professionals in this field can be referred to as hotel managers or catering managers among other titles. Catering managers work with other people such as catering assistants and chefs to plan and organise the food and drink menus of an organisation or business. These professionals make sure that the quality of the food under their watch is of a high standard. The hotel sector is one of the fastest growing sectors of the Kenya’s economy. It now requires an astute business mind, creative management and stunning interests to fully explore and appropriate its socio- economic prospects.

The Bachelor of Catering & Hotel Management is a four year program that is specifically tailored towards the hotel and catering sector. Currently most hotel and catering courses are mainly offered by tertiary colleges at certificate and diploma levels. This degree programme will therefore provide an immediate opportunity to those students who graduate from these colleges. The Kenyan hotel industry is a dynamic sector that is growing fast and this programme targets to train those interested in a career in the hotel industry. This programme is unique in that it covers all areas of hospitality that is an important component in the tourism industry, the fastest growing sector. Trainees can opt to specialize in either Hotel management or Catering. The course is designed to produce professionals with firm academic and practical orientation in the hotel industry; upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have developed competence in general restaurant and hotel management as well as being able to plan, cost & prepare a large variety of dishes for their customers and clients.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B, Subject 3 any GROUP II or any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a catering manager
If you are passionate about food and the kitchen and want to turn your passion for food into a career that can take you to hotels, restaurants or the catering operation business, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you will be required to develop skills that can enable you grow and succeed in this field

Catering managers must have a good business acumen especially those who run their own restaurants, this will enable them understand all aspects of the restaurant business; supplies, setting prices and managing workers to ensure that the restaurant is profitable. A good customer service is very important as catering managers must be courteous and attentive when dealing with patrons. Satisfying customers’ dining needs is critical for success and ensures customer loyalty. Catering managers should also be well organized to track many different schedules, budgets, and people. Good interpersonal and leadership skills are very important as catering managers must establish good working relationships with workers to ensure a productive work environment.

Equally important, these managers must be good communicators to ensure they give clear orders to staff and be able to explain information to employees and customers as well. Good physical stamina in this field is necessary as these professionals especially those working in small establishments or those who run their own business, often work long hours and sometimes spend most time on their feet helping to serve customers. Catering managers should also be detail oriented to ensure there is enough food to serve to customers; take care of financial records and they ensure health and food safety is maintained at all times.

Work environment
Catering managers works mostly in restaurants, hotels or other food service establishments.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can find employment within; restaurants, Food and Beverage management, hotels, resorts, fast-food chains, cafeterias in (schools, hospitals, factories, or offices) among other food joints. Graduates can also opt to start their own food business and start their journey in entrepreneurship.

You may explore these courses.
Bachelor of Technology in Hotel and Restaurant Management
Bachelor of Science in Food Operations Management (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Technology in Institutional Catering and Accommodation
Bachelor of Science in Food Service and Hospitality Management
Bachelor of Tourism Management
Bachelor of Science in Hospitality & Tourism Management
Bachelor of Travel and Tours Operations Management

Bachelor of Co-operative Management 2018-03-13T12:47:34+03:00

Course Overview.
Co-operative management can be defined as a process which involves pulling processes, products, human skills as well as technological and financial resources together with a main objective of benefiting all members concerned. Professionals in this field can be referred to as Co-operative managers among other titles while organizations or institutions concerned with this process are known as co-operative movements or organizations. Co-operative managers oversee the operations of co-operative movements to ensure they are growing sustainably and benefitting the members who form it. Co-operative movements have been an integral part and parcel of our country virtually in all sectors of the economy.  In today’s society, co-operatives movements are becoming complex business entities with increasing demands from their members. Members are demanding from their cooperatives that they satisfy a wide range of needs resulting in societies having an extremely diverse product spread. Thus, co-operatives are playing an ever increasingly significant role towards social development, job creation and economic growth.

Kenya like any other developing nations is facing a myriad of problems which needs to be tackled through the spirit of togetherness which is the driving force of cooperative movements. Bachelor of Co-operative Management is four year course that has been designed to train and produce competent manpower with adequate co-operative skills combined with theoretical and technical skills in Accounting, Finance, Banking, Marketing and Human Resources Management concepts that will enable graduates of the course have the ability to cope with future developments in these areas. In addition, the course will equip students with relevant skills and knowledge in theory and practice of Co-operative Management and enable them become successful practitioners in the promotion of Co-operative institutions, community development activities and related fields. Graduates of this course will possess skills and competence useful in managing any cooperative institutions and related fields locally and regionally.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a co-operative manager
If you are interested in credit and co-operatives organizations and want to start a career that can enable you bring social change to communalities through pulling resources together and running sustainable business models, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Cooperative institutions operations deals with many members, cooperative managers should therefore have good people skills as well as being effective communicators able to communicate and convey information effectively to other members. Listening skills are equally important as cooperative managers must be able to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

By the virtue of their positions, cooperative managers are leaders and must be able to lead meetings and delegate tasks professionally. They should be good negotiators coupled with excellent Conflict management skills. They also need to be innovative enough to be able to bring new ideas that can move their institutions forward and stay ahead of the competition. The success of any cooperative institution depends on skills of its managers, managers should therefore have good business acumen able to read various financial statements and make decisive recommendations and conclusions.

Work environment.
Co-operative managers work mostly in offices.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course may find employment in cooperative institutions, community development and other business sectors geared towards social economic developments of the communities they are trying to serve. Graduates can also mobilize their local communities and start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Commerce (B.COM)
Bachelor of Business and Management

Bachelor of Commerce (B.COM) 2018-03-13T12:46:51+03:00

Course Overview
Commerce by definition is a branch of business concerned with the exchange of goods and services. In actual sense, it includes all those activities, which directly or indirectly facilitate that exchange. Professionally, commerce broadly deals with managing businesses and other investment portfolios to enhance business and investment profitability within the confines of the law. Depending on one’s area of specialization, professionals in this field can be referred to as business managers, entrepreneurs, financial specialists, auditors, accountants etc among other titles. Auditors and accountants for example deals with preparation and examination of financial records to ensure that financial records are precise and that government taxes are paid on time. Through their work, auditors and accountants assess financial operations and help to ensure that organizations run smoothly and efficiently.

The Bachelor of commerce is a four year program which has been designed to provide students with a wide range of knowledge, skills and attitudes that can enable them offer effective management of public and private business enterprises. Students pursuing this course have various options to choose from among them including; Operations Management, Human Resource Management, Business Information, Procurement & Supply Chain Management, Co-operative & Micro Financing, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Insurance & Risk Management. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be competent to effectively manage business resources at their disposal according to contemporary economic, business management and technological trends as well as finding solutions to contemporary problems affecting business development at various scales. In addition, they will have an understanding to appreciate the complex relationship between the national economy and global economic trend

Entry Requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an auditor
If you have a high degree of accuracy and interested in finance, business and auditing among other business related fields, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you grow and succeed in this profession.

Auditors possess excellent analytical skills that enable them to identify issues in documentation and suggest solutions, for instance auditors use these skills to minimize tax liability and internal auditors use the same skills when identifying fraudulent use of funds.  Auditors are effective communicators able to communicate effectively and listen carefully to facts and concerns from clients, managers and other people. Communication skills also enable auditors to discuss the results of their work in both meetings and written reports.

Auditors are detail oriented professionals a skill that is very useful and enables them pay attention to detail when compiling and examining documentation as small errors can invalidate results. Good maths skills in this field are essential as auditors should be able to analyze, compare and interpret facts and figures although complex maths skills are not necessary. Auditors must also be well organized as their work often involves working with a range of financial documents for a variety of clients. Good interpersonal skills are equally important for proper working with other people.

Work environment.
Auditors mainly work in offices among other environments.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course may find employment at local, national and international world of business within industries such as finance, insurance, energy and resources, information management, marketing, communications, government institutions among many other areas. Potential career titles include: Auditors, accountants, business managers, entrepreneurs, financial specialists, communications officer, human resources managers, business information specialists, and marketing specialists among other titles. Graduates can also opt to become entrepreneurs.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Business and Management
Bachelor of Co-operative Management
Bachelor in Business Administration, With IT
Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management
Bachelor of Procurement and Supply Chain Management
Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship Studies
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

Bachelor of Construction Management 2018-03-13T12:46:34+03:00

Course Overview
Construction Management can be described as the planning, coordination, budgeting and overall control of any construction project right from inception to completion. Professionals in this field are referred to as construction managers among other titles. Construction managers plan, budget, coordinate and supervise construction of a wide range of projects, including the building of all types of residential, commercial, public, industrial structures, bridges, roads among many other construction and allied structures. The construction industry is a multibillion dollar industry worldwide. Locally, in Kenya to be precise, the construction industry has witnessed a boom in recent years due to increased real estate development across the country and this requires competent construction managers who can professionally plan and supervise various construction projects across many sectors of the economy.

The Bachelor of Construction Management has been developed to empower students with practical skills and knowledge that can enable them plan, organize and manage various activities related to construction works right from project inception to completion. The curriculum coursework covers subjects such as; levelling & surveying, building technology, building science, material science, construction measurement, structures, costing, construction plant & equipment, building services, entrepreneurship, practical attachment, construction workshop technology, construction management among many other important topics. In order to demonstrate to the students the form-creating function of the technical components during the process of building design, great value will be attached to practical attitudes and a direct convection between design and construction. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have acquired the skills and knowledge that are paramount in the construction industry right from; design, implementation and management of structures as well as an in-depth understanding of supply chain and people management to achieve a sustainable construction delivery.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of B- in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 PHY, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 2nd GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a construction manager
If you are passionate about building construction and interested in a career that can enable you participate in the development of various construction projects right from inception to completion, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you grow and succeed in this work.

Construction managers possess excellent analytical skills that enable them handle unexpected construction issues and delays, plan a project strategy and solve problems that arise over the course of the construction project. They also have good business skills that enable them address budget matters and coordinate and supervise workers. Construction managers have good customer service skills as they are constantly interacting with workers, public and project owners and should be able to handle issues in a professional workmanship. These professionals have good decision making skills as they often choose subcontractors for specific tasks and jobs, workers etc and decision on this must be made quickly to meet deadlines and budgets.

Construction managers also have good leadership skills as they often delegate tasks to subcontractors, construction workers and other lower level managers in the construction industry. These professionals are effective communicators who often explain complex information to construction workers and clients in a manner that can be understood and also discuss technical details with other building specialists such as architects and engineers. Construction managers are effective time managers able to ensure that construction phases are completed on time so that the next phase can begin as scheduled. They also have good writing skills that enable them write plans, proposals and budgets as well as document the progress of the work for clients and others involved in the building process.

Work environment.
Construction managers work in offices but spend more time on construction sites monitoring projects on daily basis and making decisions about construction activities.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course may find work in both the government and the private sector. They can find jobs in government department dealing with construction & building maintenance, engineering firms, construction firms, road construction firms, learning institutions among many other areas with construction related projects. Graduates of the course are also competent to start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses.
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)
Bachelor of Architectural Technology
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Bachelor of Technology in Building Construction
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering Technology
Bachelor of Quantity Surveying
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health & Safety

Bachelor of Criminology 2018-03-13T12:46:50+03:00

Course Overview
Criminology is the scientific study of crime from a social perspective, including its causes, social impact of crimes, the criminals involved in the crime as well as responses by law enforcement and methods of prevention. It involves analyzing illegal human behaviours and crime prevention methods. Professionals in this field are known as criminologists among other titles. Criminologists deals with determination and analysis of criminal patterns based on psychological, biographical and social factors to aid law enforcement in assessing potential criminals towards criminal justice. The society is characterized by various social problems that emerge at the interface of people with their environments. Some of these social problems include; poverty, crimes, discrimination, marginalization and criminal victimization among others. In solving these social problems, there is need to have an understanding of these challenges.

The Bachelor of Criminology has been developed to address these challenges through a scientific point of view. This programme addresses itself to the understanding and dealing with the impact of social problems that emerge at the interface of people with their environments. The curriculum of the course offers rigorous training in criminology and is centered on scientific study of criminals, crimes and the society’s reaction to both. Further the curriculum is structured to foster the development of student’s life skills such as problem solving, critical thinking and analytical abilities among others which are important in this field. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be competent to work in various departments dealing with security and forensic investigations, criminal justice, correctional services among other areas related to this field.

Entry Requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a criminologist
If you enjoy carrying out investigations and analyzing records and are passionate about social & criminal justice, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this profession.

Criminologists must have good interpersonal skills and be able to build good working relationships with other people including criminals they are investigating. They also need to have an inquisitive mind and analytical skills to enable them get every detail of any crime that is being investigated. Criminologists must be keen listeners and possess excellent observation skills as the information they gather is very important in solving crimes.

These professionals must also have the flexibility and the ability to adapt quickly to changing environments where they are aiming to collect information. Much of the work done by criminologists involves studies and research activities; this requires these professionals to have excellent research skills. Excellent communication skills both oral and in writing is very important when collecting and presenting the information gathered. Criminologists must also have an understanding of data security and confidentiality issues concerning their work.

Work environment.
Criminologists work in a variety of environments, including field and office among others.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course may find career opportunities in both the public and private sectors. Areas of employment include; intelligence agencies, law enforcement agencies, anti-corruption and crime/security prevention agencies, colleges and universities, public policy areas, security and forensic investigations, criminal justice, correctional services as well as in private security industries and service provision. Graduates can also use the skills acquired and become entrepreneurs.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Law (LL.B)
Bachelor of Science in Computer Security and Forensics
Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science
Bachelor of Arts in Penology, Correction and Administration
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Religion

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) 2018-03-13T12:46:54+03:00

Course Overview
Dental surgery is a medical procedure that involves artificially modifying the arrangements of the teeth; in simple words it is the surgery of the teeth and jaw bones. Professionals in this field are known as dentists. In their day to day work, dentists’ offers diagnosis and treat problems associated with a patient’s gums, teeth and any other related part of the mouth. They also provide advice and instruction to patients on how to take care of their teeth, gums as well as the mouth and give advice on diet choices that affect oral health. Good oral health and hygiene is vital to good overall health of any person as it can make a positive difference to the health and confidence of people all over the world.

The Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) is a five year course. The curriculum of the course focuses on supporting overall maintenance of oral health, treatment, prevention and management of oral diseases for patients and communities at large. The course is intended to develop competent manpower with the necessary skills, knowledge and professional behaviour towards oral health and hygiene. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be able to manage common and other oral health disorders nationally, within the region and internationally as well as being able to participate towards the management of oral health problems, promotion of oral health and prevention of oral diseases towards a healthy living in addition to being self motivated and ethical in their approach to patient management.

Entry Requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored (regular) students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 BIO, Subject 2 CHE, Subject 3 MAT A or PHY, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or 3rd GROUP II or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a dentist
If you are passionate about health sciences and interested in oral health and would like to start a career that can help improve people health and confidence through oral health and hygiene, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this profession.

Dentists are good communicators who are able to communicate effectively with dental assistants, patients, dental hygienists and receptionists. They are also detail oriented to pay attention to space, shape and colour of teeth and ensure patients receive appropriate treatments and medications. Dentists have good dexterity skills which enables them good at working with their hands with a variety of tools in a limited work space. These professionals possess excellent leadership skills enabling them to manage and lead a staff.

Dentists are also highly organized a skill that enables them keep accurate records of patient care that are critical in both medical and business settings. They also have patience as they may work for long hours with patients who need special attention. In addition, some patients such as children with a fear of dental work may require a lot of patience. Dentists should also have good physical stamina and be comfortable to perform physical tasks such as bending over patients for long periods. This profession requires good problem solving skills as dentists must be able to evaluate patients’ symptoms and choose the appropriate treatments.

Work environment.
Dentists usually work treatment rooms or doctors’ offices.

Career opportunities
Dentists may find employment in both private and in the public dental health system. They can work in community health centres, schools, universities, mobile dental vans, hospitals and other institutions related to health.  Graduates can also opt to start their own dental practice.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Bachelor of Science Clinical Medicine
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Optometry and Vision Sciences

You can explore more health related courses below
Bachelor of Science in Midwifery
Bachelor of Science in Public Health
Bachelor of Science in Population Health
Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Development
Bachelor of Radiography
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science & Technology
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Bachelor of Science in Medical Psychology
Bachelor of Physical Therapy
Bachelor of Science Occupational Therapy
Bachelor of Science in Medical Microbiology
Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science

Bachelor of Economics & Finance 2018-03-13T12:47:28+03:00

Course Overview.
Economics can be defined as the study of the factors that influence wealth, income and well-being of a given society and economy. Professionals in this field are known as economists. Finance on the other hand can be simply described as the study of management of large amounts of money especially by large companies and governments. Professionals in this field can be referred to as financial specialists among other titles. The work of economists cum financial specialist may involve giving advice to clients and analyzing various money-related issues to determine their short-term and long-term financial goals.

The Bachelor of Economics & Finance is a four year course. The program has been developed in response to the Government vision 2030 blueprint and the need to produce competent manpower in areas of economics and finance that will play an important role towards realizing an industrialized nation by the year 2030. In addition it is intended to offer local training for many students who used to go abroad to study similar programmes. The course aims to give the student a thorough grounding in both theoretical and applied economics and finance. The combined program of Economics and Finance integrates the benefits of the two fields and produces graduates with dual qualifications in the two areas. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be equipped with relevant skills that can help them find employment in areas such as; government ministries, corporate world, financial institutions, international organisations, the Non-Governmental Organisations ( NGOs)just but to name a few.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an economists cum financial specialists
If you are interested in the business world, are good at researching and want to start a career that will enable you work for or advice businesses and the government about the economy and finance, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Economists cum financial specialists must have excellent communication skills to be able to present or explain financial matters to other people with little financial knowledge. They also need to be detail oriented to ensure precise data analysis and retain accuracy in their work. Economists cum financial specialists should possess excellent maths skills as their work involves the use of mathematical formulas such as statistics and other advanced mathematical topics. These professionals must be able to write clearly and be able to present their findings clearly to other people who may not have economy and finance background.

Economists cum financial specialists should also be creative thinkers in order to be able to solve complex financial and economic problems. An excellent understanding of business and economic theory is equally beneficial for economists. In addition, these professionals must also have good people skills and have the ability to build good working relationships with a range of professionals and clients. The ability to stay well organized and be able to work on several projects at once is a skill that every economist/ financial specialist should have.

Work environment.
Economists/financial specialists work mostly in offices.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course may find employment within; government ministries, corporate world, financial institutions, international organisations, the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) just but to name a few. Graduates can also use their creativity and start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Economics and Statistics
Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology
Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Bachelor of Economics and Statistics 2018-03-13T12:46:21+03:00

Course Overview
Economics is defined as the study of production and consumption of goods and how wealth is transferred to produce those goods. This field explains how people interact within a given market in order to get what they need or achieve their goals. The field of economy is very important in a country’s economy. Through the study of economics, a country can determine how the country’s resources are being used; the time devoted by workforce and the actual outcome of investing in financial products and industries and can develop sustainable economic policies. Professionals in this field may be referred to as economists among other titles. Economists are involved with the study of production and distribution of goods, resources as well as services by collecting and analyzing data, evaluating economic issues and researching economic trends. Statistics on the other hand is the science that is concerned with collection and analysis of large amount of data with a main purpose of inferring proportions to solve complex problems through scientific methods. Professionals in this field may be referred to as statisticians among other titles. In their day to day work statisticians use and apply statistical methods towards collection and analysis of data and help in solving real-world problems in engineering, business, health sciences among other fields.

A growing economy either local or global requires the services of highly skilled and competent economists and statisticians. The National economy whose economic policy largely affects the stability and growth of the economy requires the input of economists and statisticians as well. Equally the same, the private sector which plays a vital role towards social economic development and transformation requires the services of competent statisticians and economists. This is a growing field which requires competent professionals. Therefore, the Bachelor of Economics and Statistics is a four year course that has been designed to equip learners with advanced analytical skills and knowledge in the field of economics and statistics and help in developing solutions in economics and statistics as a whole. The curriculum equips students with dual qualifications in the two closely related fields. Students of the course will possess the skills and knowledge required to describe, compare and correlate the important economics phenomena of production, consumption, exchange and distribution with the help of Statistical applications. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have acquired skills that will enable the pursue careers within the public institutions, private sectors, research institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) among other areas. Graduates can also use their creativity and become independent consultants.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects;  Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an economist –cum- statistician
If you are accustomed to using numerical data to understand and describe many situations, are passionate about quantitative analysis and want to start a career that can play a big role towards data analysis, investment decision making, economic forecasting, risks and uncertainty assessment of the markets among other related areas, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

 Economists and statisticians have good math’s skills as they regularly use statistics, calculus, linear algebra and other advanced topics in mathematics to develop their models and analyses. They are also effective communicators who are able to give presentations, explain reports or advise clients on economic related issues; besides good communication skills enable these professionals able to present statistical and economic information and ideas in a language that others will understand. Professionals in this field in addition have good analytical skills to analyze large amounts of data

Economists and statisticians work towards solving complex problems facing the world today; they must therefore have critical thinking skills to enable them review data, observe patterns and use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to solving problems identified. Good problem solving skills is equally important to enable these specialists develop techniques to overcome problems in data collection and analysis, such as high nonresponsive rates and be able to draw meaningful conclusions. Economists and statisticians work in collaboration with other people, good interpersonal skills is therefore very important.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course work mostly in offices with regular travel to oversee the design and collection of data surveys.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course may work in public or private sectors as either economists or statisticians. They can work in areas dealing with; data analysis, economic planning, investment, trade, economic forecasting and decision making etc. Some areas of employment include; Research institutions, Kenya Bureau of Statistics, pharmaceutical industry, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), public opinion pollsters firms, banking, finance, economics, engineering, logistics firms, and agricultural firms among many other sectors. Graduates can also use their creativity and start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
Bachelor of Science in Statistics
Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology
Bachelor of Arts in History & Economics

Bachelor of Education (Arts) 2018-03-13T12:46:51+03:00

Course Overview
As a student, you must have an idea or confidently be aware of what education means. Just for a reminder, it’s simply the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction to learners, especially at a school, college, university or any other formal or informal training establishment. Training in this field will equip you with skills and knowledge required to become a competent teacher. Professionals in this field are therefore known as teachers or tutors among other titles depending on one’s level of education. Secondary school teachers for instance, help in preparing students for life after graduation. Their work involves teaching students academic lessons and other important skills that students will need to attend college, university or enter the job market.

The Bachelor of Education (Arts) is a four year course that is designed to prepare educators and teachers within the teacher training prescriptions of the Ministry of Education and the Secondary School education system in Kenya. The programme is therefore designed to produce professionally qualified teachers who will be competent in teaching arts subjects at secondary school level. The curriculum of the programme has been designed to allow students combine teaching subjects from the school of arts and social sciences. Subjects which students are allowed to choose a combination include; geography, literature, Kiswahili, history, economics, religion and English while mathematics will be offered by School of Science.

The design of the course provides students with adequate opportunities in both theory and practice of education in order to train and produce qualified graduate teachers or educators for the achievement of the national goals of education and development. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be professionally qualified teachers who will be able to identify and develop the intellectual needs of the learners as well as having the competency in teaching two subjects at secondary school level among other duties.

Entry Requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a teacher
If you are passionate about education and can inspire and motivate young people and interested in a career that can help to prepare young people for a fulfilling life after school, then pursuing this course, might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you grow and succeed in this profession.

Secondary school teachers possess excellent communication skills which enables them to disseminate skills effectively to the students. Communication skills are also very important when teachers need to discuss students’ needs with parents and administrators. For proper transfer of knowledge to students, teachers must be knowledgeable and enthusiastic for their subjects which they have specialized in. Teachers must also be able to inspire and encourage students to work hard and live a positive life irrespective of their family backgrounds.

Teachers are also patient as like any other field, dealing with teenagers is not easy and in addition working with students of different abilities and backgrounds can be difficult, this therefore requires secondary school teachers to be patient when students struggle with material they are being trained on. Teachers are also very resourceful as they must be able to explain difficult concepts in simple terms that students can understand and be able to engage students in learning and adapt lessons to each student’s needs.

Good writing skills are equally important as teachers use chalk and boards and must have excellent writing skills to give appropriate notes and other course work. Excellent interpersonal skills are very important to ensure the teachers interact well with students, parents as well as fellow teachers. Sometimes teachers are required to spare their own time to catch up with their syllabus, this requires them to be flexible in their work.

Work environment.
Teachers mostly work in school classrooms in both public and private schools during school hours but may also work evenings and weekends to prepare lessons.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course may find employment in various educational settings both private and public learning institutions. The skills acquired from the university can also be applied in other sectors of the economy. Graduates can also use skills acquired to start their own businesses

You may also explore more education courses below.
Bachelor of Education (Science)
Bachelor of Education (Arts) in German
Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education
Bachelor of Education in Guidance and Counselling
Bachelor of Education in Technology Education
Bachelor of Education Arts in Home Economics
Bachelor of Education in Physical Education
Bachelor of Education in ICT
Bachelor of Education Science in Computer (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Education in Art & Design (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education
Bachelor of Education (Arts) in Music (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Education in Library Science (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Education in Home Science and Technology (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education & Extension
Bachelor of Education (Arts – Business Studies) …..(unfeatured)
Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies

Bachelor of Education (Arts) German 2018-03-13T12:46:38+03:00

Course Overview
German is the official language of Germany, Liechtenstein and Austria and also one of the official languages of Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg. It is a recognized minor language in many other parts of the world such as; Namibia, Italy, Hungary, Poland and Slovenia. Over 95% of the Germany population use standard German or the German dialects as their first language. Statistically, German is among the top 30 world’s most widely native spoken languages taking position 10 across various surveys, Summer Institute for Linguistics (SIL) Ethnologue Survey (1999). Germany as a country is recognized as one of the strongest and most important economies in the world, as a result German is a key language to learn for the international business. Globally, German also bears strong cultural significance to Europe and beyond. Professionals trained in this field may be referred to as German teachers among other titles. German teachers are prepared to educate students and equip them with a variety of skills related to German language and culture as well as helping advanced students to become fluent German speakers and writers. These teachers can be found within high schools, middle level schools or even colleges.

Since independence, Kenya has had close ties with Germany with shared interests in economical, political and cultural spheres. Over the years, German economic interest locally has slightly increased enhancing the establishments of more German companies within the country. Culturally, in addition Kenya and Germany have had shared interests with focus on scholarships and the promotion of sport as well as academic and scientific cooperation. As a result of this close relationship between Germany and Kenya, since 1988 German language has been and is being taught in Kenyan secondary schools and other settings. In addition to this, the German School and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has contributed immensely towards the promotion of German as a foreign language here in Kenya. Cultural partners and some Kenyan universities are also offering German languages to adults and students, (German missions-Kenya). The number of people learning German is therefore on the rise. The Bachelor of Education (Arts) in German is a four year course which has been designed to equip students with sound knowledge of the German language and its culture through intensive language teaching with critical analysis of Germany’s literature. The graduates of this course will be competent teachers who can teach foreign language (German) in Kenyan education system and beyond.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 GER, Subject 2, ENG/KIS, Subject 3 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II or any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or 2nd GROUP V.

Becoming a German teacher
If you are passionate about education, have interest in foreign languages especially the German language and culture, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you grow and succeed in this field.

German teachers must have proficiency in the German language and culture to enable them transfer skills to the students appropriately. They also need to have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate effectively with students, teachers and other people within their workplace or other environments. Teaching work requires a lot of inspiration and motivation from the teachers, these teachers must therefore be able to inspire and encourage students in the classroom. They also need to have good people skills to enable them interact and work effectively with students, parents and other faculty members.

 In addition, these teachers also need to be patient in their work as working with students of different abilities and backgrounds can be difficult, some students may easily grasp German content easily while others may find it difficult; teachers therefore need to be patient with every student. German teachers must also be innovative and resourceful for them to be able them explain difficult German concepts in terms students can understand and in the process engage students in learning and adapt lessons to each student’s needs.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course work in schools; others may find working in offices.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course may work as German teachers in secondary schools where German is taught or other educational establishments. Graduates can also find work outside the teaching profession in areas such as editors in (publishing houses, librarians or documentalists advertising & writing etc). They can also work as cultural managers, journalism and communication among other areas. Graduates can also opt to start their own ventures such as writing novels and textbooks or even starting a translation agency among other ventures.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Arts (French)
Bachelor of Education (Arts) French
Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics, Media and Communication)

Bachelor of Education (Arts) in French 2018-03-13T12:46:38+03:00

Course Overview
French is a language that relates to France and its people. It is also widely used in parts of Switzerland, Canada, Belgium and in other several countries of northern and western Africa and the Caribbean among other areas. It is actually the second most widespread spoken language worldwide after English. Professionals trained in this area are referred to as French teachers among other titles. French teachers instruct other people (students on how to write, listen to and speak French language fluently.  These teachers mostly perform their duties in areas such as; secondary or high schools, middle level schools and universities among other areas where French language is taught.

The demand for French language is ever increasing worldwide. This is evident in the widely use of French in global media, on the Internet as well as in international gatherings such as the Olympic Games among other areas. French is the most taught foreign language in Kenya and its demand continues to rise, this requires competent personnel who can teach the language fluently. In Kenya, currently French language is being taught in more than 400 schools that benefits to over 30,000 students. The government of France and Kenyan authorities have together co-signed a financing agreement to support the teaching and learning of French locally (nation media). This effort requires competent French teaching personnel with the capability to offer professional teaching for this language.

The Bachelor of Education (Arts) in French is a four year course which has been developed to prepare well-qualified French teachers who can teach French language across various school environments. The coursework covers subjects such as; French Language, Readings in French, Oral Communication Skills in French, Writing Communication Skills in French, Introduction to General Linguistics, Introduction to African Malagasy and Caribbean Literature, French Morphology and Syntax, Introduction to French Literature, Advanced Oral Communication Skills in French, French Novel and Philosophical Works in the 18th Century, Advanced Writing Communication Skill in French and Interpretation among other important subjects. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be competent to work as French teachers in various school levels among other occupations.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects;  Subject 1 FRE, Subject 2 ENG/KIS, Subject 3 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II or any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or 2nd GROUP V.

Becoming a French teacher
If you are passionate about education, have an interest in the French language and culture and want to start a career that can help others learn and communicate effectively through French language, then perusing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you grow and succeed in this field.

 French teachers must be effective communicators able to communicate effectively with students, teachers, parents & school administrators among other people. They also need to have mastery of field and be fluent in the use of French language to ensure an effective knowledge and skills transfer. Teachers also need to patient in their work as working with students of different abilities and backgrounds can be difficult, some students may easily grasp French content while others may find it an uphill task; teachers therefore need to be patient with every student.

French teachers like any other teacher must be innovative and resourceful to be able to explain difficult French concepts in terms students can understand and in the process engage students in learning and adapt lessons to each student’s needs. Good interpersonal skills are paramount for every teacher to ensure good relationship with other people including students, teachers, parents & school administrators among other people.

Work environment.
Teachers work in school environment among other environments.

Career opportunities
French teachers may find employment in learning institutions such as; academies, secondary schools, middle level colleges among other areas. Others can find employment in non teaching positions such as translators, business and non-governmental organizations among other areas. Graduates can also decide to venture into private business like tutoring, translation among other specialized areas.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Arts in French
Bachelor of Education (Arts) in German
Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, Media and Communication

Bachelor of Education (Science) 2018-03-13T12:46:50+03:00

Course Overview
Education is simply the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction to learners, especially at a school, college, university or any other formal or informal training establishment. Training in education (science) will equip you with skills and knowledge required to become a competent science teacher. Professionals in this field are therefore generally known as teachers or tutors among other titles depending on one’s level of education. Science teachers for instance, teach high school students science subjects and help in preparing students for life after graduation. Their work involves teaching students academic or science lessons and other important skills that students will need to attend college, university or enter the job market.

The Bachelor of Education (Science) is a four year programme that has been designed to produce professionally qualified teachers who will be competent in teaching science subjects in Secondary Schools as well as middle level colleges. The design of the curriculum mandatory requires students in the first year, to take chemistry and mathematics and any other subject (physics and botany/zoology) as content subjects. As student’s progresses to year two of their study, a student drops one of the content subjects and pursues the remaining two, one as a major and the other a minor. The major subject is that which the student is expected to teach up to form the IV level of secondary school and must therefore spend more time covering its content while the minor subject, the student normally teaches up to form II level and the content coverage is therefore less and is normally completed by the end of the third year of study.

The training of this programme is rigorous and the professional courses (methodology) for the two subjects are given equal emphasis. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be competent science teachers who can pursue active careers in all facets of professional education and empowered with intellectual, professional and social characteristics that can enable every teacher become a responsible leader within the school and the community at large. In a nutshell, graduates shall be competent to teach science subjects effectively at the secondary school and middle level colleges.

Entry Requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following clusters; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 any GROUP II, Subject 3 2nd GROUP II, Subject 4 3rd GROUP II or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a science teacher
If you are love sciences and are passionate about education and would like to develop a professional career within the education profession, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow in this field.

Science teachers are effective communicators able to explain science concepts in simple terms that students can understand easily. They are also well organized people able to work with many students in different classes throughout the day; this requires the ability to organize their time and teaching materials properly.

Science teachers like any other teacher have patience in their work as working with students of different abilities and backgrounds can be difficult and therefore teachers must be patient with each student in their classroom and develop a positive learning environment for everyone.

Science teachers must be resourceful in their work to be able to develop different ways to present information and to demonstrate a task so that students can learn. Science subjects are not easy to many students; teachers specialized in these subjects must therefore be able to inspire and encourage their students work hard and succeed in life.

Work environment.
Science teachers work mostly in classroom environment among other environments.

Career opportunities
Science teachers with a bachelor’s degree can find work in both private and public a secondary school setting. Sometimes they can be considered for teaching at the college level, a masters degree in the field will be an added advantage for college teaching job. Depending on specialization, graduates of this course may also find work in science museums, government institutions and private research institutions. Graduates can also become entrepreneurs.

You may explore these courses.
Bachelor of Education in Technology Education
Bachelor of Education in ICT
Bachelor of Education Science in Computer (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education & Extension

You can explore more education programs below.
Bachelor of Education (Arts)
Bachelor of Education (Arts) in German
Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education
Bachelor of Education in Guidance and Counselling
Bachelor of Education Arts in Home Economics
Bachelor of Education in Physical Education
Bachelor of Education in Art & Design (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education
Bachelor of Education in Arts Music (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Education in Library Science (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Education in Home Science and Technology (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Education (Arts – Business Studies) ….unfeatured

Bachelor of Education Arts in Home Economics 2018-03-13T12:46:03+03:00

Course Overview
Economics can be defined as a science that describe the factors which determine the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. Home economics is a profession and area of study which deals with the economics and management of home and community at large. In a broader context, home economics deal with the relationship between individuals, families, communities and the environment in which they live in. Therefore in a very simple definition, home economics can be defined as a subject that teaches us how to care for ourselves, our homes, others and the environment within us.

Home economics education is all about becoming independent and connecting with others as well as taking action towards preferred futures that support individual, family and community wellbeing. Through the study of home economics education, students become empowered, active and informed members of society. This area of study has the potential to play a crucial role towards supporting young people to participate effectively in changing cultural, social and economic times. In addition, high school students can be prepared for careers such as; child care, fashion and textiles, chefs/cooks, catering, food industry, teaching, health and nutrition as well as helping students with everyday life from caring for themselves to others to managing their resources and time.

As a field of study, home economics may cover various topics such as; home furnishings, sewing, clothing and textile, interior design, handcrafts, nutrition, cooking, hygiene, food preservation, child development as well as family relationships among other subjects. Professionals in this area of study may be referred to as home economics teachers among other titles. The work of home economics teachers entails teaching or helping high school students acquire knowledge and skills in general household, family relations, childcare, personal resource management, finance & budgeting, health and nutrition among other related subjects pertaining to home management.

The Bachelor of Education Arts in Home Economics offered at Kenyatta University has been designed to produce competent teachers who can competently teach home economics subject in secondary schools and other areas of learning thereby equipping students with the skills and know-how required to manage individual and family resources enabling them become responsible citizens. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to teach students and equip them with the tools necessary to make informed decisions about domestic and consumer situations. Graduates can find work within secondary schools or middle level colleges.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects;  Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a home economist teacher
If you are passionate about education and interested in helping students develop the skills to strengthen their well-being early in life and become responsible citizens, then pursuing this course might interest you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Home economics teachers like any other teacher have got effective communication skills as they must be able to explain home economics concepts in simple terms that students can understand. They are also quite organized people because they may deal with many students in different classes throughout the day. This requires them to be well organized in terms of their time and teaching materials.

Home economics teachers like any other teacher are patient professionals as they work with students of different abilities and backgrounds and must be patient with each student in their classroom to enhance a positive learning environment. Home economics teachers must also be resourceful and be able to develop different ways to present information and to demonstrate a task so that students can learn. Other good traits to have include; leadership, respectful, innovative, passionate about their field among other important traits.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course may work most of their time in classrooms interacting with students. Others may find working in offices.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can become secondary school teachers or tutors at tertiary colleges. Graduates can also use skills acquired to start their own ventures.

You may explore additional educational courses below
Bachelor of Education in Home Science and Technology at UOE
Bachelor of Education in Technology Education
Bachelor of Education in Guidance and Counselling
Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education
Bachelor of Education in Physical Education

You may also explore these courses
Bachelor of Arts in Textiles, Apparel Design and Fashion Merchandising, With IT
Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design & Marketing
Bachelor of Science in Clothing Textile & Interior Design
Bachelor of Science in Community Resource Management
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture & Human Ecology Extension

Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education 2018-03-13T12:46:29+03:00

Course Overview
Early childhood education is a branch of education that relates to the teaching of young children up to the age of about nine years. Preschool or toddler education is a subset of early childhood education that is tailored to the teaching of children from birth to age two. Early childhood teaching practice can either be formal or informal. Professionals in this field are known as early childhood teachers. Early childhood teachers develop, plan and conduct educational programs for young children. Their work mostly takes place in early education classes, community kindergartens, government owned preschools and community childcare centres among other areas.

The Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education is a four year course which has been developed in response to the growing field of early childhood education worldwide. The course has been designed for teachers, supervisors and managers of early childhood development programmes as well as fresh form four graduates interested in early childhood education. The programme is intended to empower teachers with skills, knowledge and attitudes in regard to children development including; cognitive, social emotional, physical, religious and moral aspects thereby contributing towards improving the status of every child. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be highly competent to work as early childhood teachers, supervisors and managers within all areas of early childhood development programmes.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an early childhood teacher
If you are passionate about education, have love for children and want to make a lasting, positive impact to children’s growth and development, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you grow and succeed in this field.

Early childhood teachers are effective communicators who are able to discuss student’s progress with their parents. Their effective communication skills also enable them to communicate well with small children as well as their colleagues. These professionals are quite creative and are able to plan lessons that engage young children and adapt their lessons to suit different learning styles. They also have good interpersonal skills as in their day to day work they interact with different people and should be able to develop good relationships with children, colleagues and parents as well.  They also need to have good instructional skills and proper classroom management techniques.

Early childhood teachers are highly organized people able to plan lessons and keep records of their students in a more organized manner. Young children may be quite difficult to deal with; these teachers must therefore have patience in their work and be able to respond calmly to overwhelming and difficult situations that may arise working with children. Working with children may also be physically tiring, these teachers should therefore ensure that they are energetic during working hours. Like any another human being, children have their own rights and teachers working with children must have an understanding of the law and keep children safe. To work in this field effectively, teachers must have the desire to teach and deal with young children.

Work environment.
Early childhood teachers work environment involve frequent interaction with young children’s in primary schools, kindergartens or child based care centres.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can find work in public or private schools; child care centres, orphanages, child based NGOs, Kindergartens or other child development facilities. They can also start their own businesses in related field.

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Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education

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Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
Bachelor of Education in Guidance and Counselling
Bachelor of Education in Physical Education

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Bachelor of Education in Technology Education
Bachelor of Education (Arts)
Bachelor of Education (Arts) German
Bachelor of Education Arts in Home Economics
Bachelor of Education in ICT
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education & Extension
Bachelor of Education (Science)
Bachelor of Education Science in Computer (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Education in Art & Design (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Education (Arts) Music (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Education in Library Science (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Education in Home Science and Technology (unfeatured)

Bachelor of Education in Guidance and Counselling 2018-03-13T12:46:02+03:00

Course Overview
Guidance is an advice or information which is aimed at resolving a problem or difficulty situation especially as faced by someone. Counselling is a type of therapeutic talk that allows a counsellor to help their clients overcome problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment. Professionals in this field may be referred to as counsellors among other titles. A counsellor is trained to listen with empathy usually by putting themselves in client’s shoes and in turn offer appropriate solutions to the problems faced by those in need. The work of school counsellor’s entails helping students to overcome various challenges in life, develop social skills, succeed in school, assist students with the process of making career decisions as well as helping students choose a career or educational program suitable to them. Counsellor’s also help the members of the society in areas such as; decision making, family counselling, parenting and child rearing techniques, marriage counselling as well as how to care for the sick among other areas.

The Kenyan education institutions are faced by myriads of challenges such as; poor study habits, academic underachievement, reports of drug abuse among the youths, socially unacceptable sexual adventures as well as serious misunderstandings between teachers and students among other school associated challenges. In addition there are numerous clashes between students and communities surrounding their schools, misunderstandings between parents and their children as well as conflicts among the students themselves. These challenges have led to some students dropping out of school or to the extreme end student’s expulsions from school.  This creates a need of well trained personnel that is capable of addressing all these issues and help in to preventing or minimizing the effects of such calamities.

The Bachelor of Education in guidance and counselling is a four year programme that has been developed in response to this need and is designed to train and equip the school personnel or Counsellors with sufficient skills in order to prevent or minimize the effects of such calamities. At a wider scale, these trained counsellors can also assist members of the society in such areas as: parenting and child rearing techniques, decision making, marriage counselling, family counselling, how to care for the sick among other areas.  Upon successful completion of the course, graduates of the programme will have the skills to assist students adjust socially, academically, psychologically and morally in school, home as well as in the community environments. In addition, they will be able to assist students, parents and teachers by creating career awareness and guiding students in career choices depending on individual interests, abilities and available career opportunities. At the community’s wider scale, graduates will be able to utilize the knowledge gained from university to counsel individuals who are experiencing some difficulty problems in life.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 BIO or GSC, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 MAT A / MAT B or 2nd GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a school counselor
If you are passionate about education, enjoy helping people with their problems and want to make a positive difference to students as well as the wider society, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this profession.

Counselors have got excellent interpersonal skills that enable them work with different types of people as they may spend most of their time working directly with students, parents, or even other professionals and need good working relationships. They also have good listening skills because they need to give their full attention to their students and clients to understand their problems and devise appropriate solutions. Having good problem solving skills is important to help counsellors help students and their clients in solving problems.

Good speaking skills in this field are quite important as counsellors must be able to communicate effectively with clients and students and be able to express ideas and information in a way that their clients and students can understand easily. Counselors are also compassionate people as in the course of their work; they often work with people who are dealing with stressful and difficult situations, so they must be compassionate and empathize with their clients and students. In addition, they also need to be people of high integrity who are able to keep secrets of their clients.

Work environment.
Counselors may work in private offices where they can have confidential conversations with students or clients.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course may be employed in private and public schools. They can also find work in rehabilitation centres, colleges, universities, Health care and social assistance among other areas. Others can start consultancy services in guidance and counselling.

You may explore these courses.
Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education
Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education
Bachelor of Science in Counselling Psychology (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Science in Medical Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Penology, Correction and Administration
Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

Bachelor of Education in ICT 2018-03-13T12:47:48+03:00

Course Overview.
Information and communications technology commonly abbreviated as ICT is a broad term used to describe all aspects of computing technology. As an academic discipline, it enables users meet their day to day societal and organizational contextual needs via proper selection, design, creation and integration of computer technologies. Professionals trained in education (ICT) are referred to as ICT teachers, technical education teachers among other titles. The work of ICT teachers generally entails teaching students ICT lessons using appropriate skills and techniques of differentiation. Computer application has become an integral part in day to day life. The Government of Kenya has also planned to roll out ICT infrastructure across public schools and this requires competent personnel who can disseminate the appropriate knowledge to the learners.

Bachelor of Education in ICT is a four year course that has been developed in order to meet the stated national education goal of promoting the social, economic, technological and industrial needs for national development. The Programme is intended to prepare ICT teachers for secondary schools.  However, it is also suitable for people who serve as technologists in the schools as well as in the tertiary institutions both in the public and private sectors.  In addition some subject combinations provide competency in planning, information systems analysis and design, data communications & networks, as well as programming methodology. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates can become trainers in tertiary institutions as well as institutions of higher learning. They can also work in the ICT industry. Graduates can also use their creativity and start their own businesses.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 PHY, Subject 3 2nd GROUP II or any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an ICT teacher
If you are passionate about education & ICT and want to develop a career that can equip young people with computing skills and prepare them for their future careers, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this profession.

ICT teachers are effective communicators who are able to explain technical concepts in terms that students can understand. They are also quite organized professionals as in the course of their work, teach many students in different classes throughout the day; therefore, they must be able to organize their time and teaching materials. Patience is required in this field as dealing with young people with different abilities and backgrounds can be a difficult task. ICT teachers must therefore be patient with each student in their classroom and develop a positive learning.

ICT teachers must be resourceful and be able to develop different ways to present information and to demonstrate a task so that students can learn. Teachers also need to have the ability to motivate and lead students besides having the ability to build good relationships with all students for conducive learning. Professional ICT teachers truly listen to their students questions and answer them honestly, not just with a cursory or textbook response.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course can work mostly in classrooms, ICT labs or in offices.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can work in both public and private sectors. They can work as ICT teachers in secondary schools, ICT technologists in learning institutions, trainers in tertiary institutions, ICT professionals among other related areas. Graduates can also use their creativity to start their own business in ICT related field.

You may explore these courses.
Bachelor of Education in Technology
Bachelor of Education Science in Computer (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Technology in Information and Communication Technology

Bachelor of Education in Physical Education 2018-03-13T12:46:03+03:00

Course Overview
Physical Education commonly referred to as PE in schools is an educational training related to the physique and physical wellbeing of the human body. It is simply instructions in games and physical exercise especially within school environment. Physical education aims at developing the student’s physical competence and knowledge of movement and safety and their ability to use these to perform in a wide range of activities associated with the development of an active and healthy lifestyle. PE also aims at helping students develop other important life skills such as; communication, confidence, creativity, interpersonal skills, critical thinking among other skills. PE education therefore plays a vital role in nurturing students positive values and attitudes and provides a good foundation for students’ lifelong and life wide learning experiences. Professionals in this field may be referred to as physical education teachers, sports coaches and trainers, sports psychologists, physiotherapists or occupational therapists among other titles. The work of physical education teachers entails helping children or students to develop physical abilities as well as healthy habits that can enable them live healthy lives.

The Bachelor of Education in Physical Education is a four year course that blends knowledge and skills in exercise science and sports with the socio-cultural and teaching aspects of physical education. It exposes learners to wide physical education coursework such as; functional human anatomy, basketball, hand ball, volleyball, hockey, netball, soccer, history and philosophy of physical education, outdoor education and first aid, aerobics, dance and gymnastics, sports pedagogy and management, prevention and management of sports injuries, Badminton, Squash and Tennis, Stress Management and Physical activity, Sports Equipment and Facilities among other crucial subjects. The programme is aimed at producing competent personnel equipped with relevant knowledge and skills in teaching Physical Education as a means to good health and as a profession within educational institutions in particular and entire society in general. Therefore, upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have the knowledge and skills in physical education and sport science and competent enough to teach physical education or venture into gainful employment.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 BIO or GSC, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B, Subject 3 any GROUP II or any GROUP III Subject 4 ENG/KIS or a GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a PE teacher
If you are passionate about education, enjoy working with other people and have an interest to start a career that will enable you educate young people on the importance of good health and physical activity, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Physical education teachers have got effective interpersonal and communication skills that enable them work closely with other teachers and parents among other people. Effective communication enables these professionals to communicate well because they need to be able to explain exercises and movements to students, as well as motivating them verbally during exercises. Teachers generally are patient professionals because they deal with students of different abilities and backgrounds which can be difficult and therefore need to understand the need of each student and tailor exercise training as required for each student.

Physical education teachers must be resourceful in their work and ensure that they are able to engage students in learning and adapt physical lessons to each student’s needs and abilities. In addition, these teachers also need to have good physical fitness as their job requires a considerable amount of exercise. Excellent problem solving skills are important in this field as PE teachers should be able to evaluate each student’s level of fitness and create an appropriate fitness plan to meet the student’s individual needs. PE teachers also need to have good monitoring and assessment skills that can enable them assess their students or other clients.

Work environment
PE teachers works mostly in classrooms as well as in the playing fields interacting with students. Others may find work in different environments such as offices.

Career opportunities
Graduates of the course can find jobs within; Schools, Colleges and Universities, Government Ministries (Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports), Disciplined Forces (Army, Prisons, Police and National Youth Service), Kenya Wildlife Service, Sports clubs, Sports Complexes, Local and International Sports Organizations, Outdoor Adventure Schools and Centres, Research Institutions. Graduates of the course can also start their own fitness businesses or other gainful engagements.

Graduates can work as; PE teachers within (private and public secondary schools), PE lecturers in ( colleges & universities), Managers of resort centres, Sports coaches and trainers, Sports journalists and marketers, Sports psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists etc, Team building in Human Resource Management, Health & Fitness instructors and Sports consultancy e.g. sports nutrition, physiotherapy masseurs, fitness instructors among others.

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Bachelor of Sports Management
Bachelor of Science in Recreation & Leisure Management
Bachelor of Physical Therapy

Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education 2018-03-13T12:46:44+03:00

Course Overview
Special needs education or special education can be described as the practice of educating students and other learners with special needs in a way that addresses their individual needs and differences. Students with special needs are those students who have a form of physical disability such as blindness, deaf &hearing impairments among other physical impairments or disabilities. The needs of these students are quite different from the other normal students and require professionally trained teachers who understand their conditions and offer educational training based on their unique needs. Professionals in this field can be referred to as special education teachers among other titles. Special education teachers deal or work with students with a wide range of mental, emotional, learning and physical disabilities. Their profession entails adapting general education lessons through teaching subjects such as writing, maths, reading to students with partial to moderate disabilities.  Their work also entails teaching basic skills such as communication and literacy skills to other students with severe disabilities.

The Bachelor of education in special needs education is a four year course which has been designed to equip students with knowledge and skills required to teach special needs students professionally. The programme is designed in such ways that, students can either choose to specialize in either Special Needs Education (primary or secondary option). The secondary option is designed for students who wish to teach in secondary schools. Students interested in this option are required to take sixty-two (62) units; sixteen (16) education units, five (5) University common units, sixteen (16) units in special needs education, sixteen (16) units in a major teaching subject and eight or nine (8-9) units in another teaching subject (minor). The primary option on the other hand is designed for those students interested in teaching in primary schools. Students in this category are required to take sixty two (62) units; five (5) university common units, twenty-one (21) education units, which include 7 subject methods units, and twenty eight (28) special needs education units and a minor in subject of specialization as existing in the department of Bachelor of Education program for example Kiswahili or English. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will gain high integrity and be able to participate in the educational transformation process for individuals with special needs thereby contributing to nation building towards vision 2030.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 BIO or GSC, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 MAT A / MAT B or 2nd GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a special education teacher
If you are passionate about education, want to inspire young people through education and interested in a challenging career that involves working with special needs children, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this profession.

Special education teachers are effective communicators who are able to communicate with students as well as being able to discuss student’s needs and performances with general education teachers, parents and administrators as well. These professionals use their knowledge to also explain difficult concepts in terms that students with learning disabilities can understand; all this requires excellent communication skills. They also posses’ excellent analytical skills that enable them assess students’ conditions, progress and then use that information to adapt lessons to help them learn successfully.

Special education teachers regularly work with students, school administrators, counsellors, general education teachers and parents to plan and develop individualized education programs for special needs children. As a result they need to be able to build positive working relationships by having good interpersonal skills. These professionals must also be resourceful and be able to develop different ways to present information in a manner that meets the needs of their students. Their resourcefulness will also help general education teachers adapt their lessons to the needs of students with disabilities.

Special needs teachers must have patience in their work since working with students with special needs and different abilities can be extremely difficult & challenging. As such, they should be patient with each student, as some may need the instruction given aloud, at a slower pace, or in writing among other approaches. Like any other teaching job, professionals in this field should have mastery of content in their chosen field.

Work Environment
Special education teachers work in schools or childcare services and other institutions environment.

Career opportunities
Special education teachers may find employment in public or private sectors. Some areas of employment include; public primary & secondary schools, private schools, childcare services and other organizations dealing with special need children welfare. Graduates can also use the skills acquired from the university and venture into entrepreneurship and start their own businesses.

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Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education
Bachelor of Education in Guidance and Counselling
Bachelor of Education in Physical Education
Bachelor of Education in Technology Education

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Bachelor of Education (Arts)
Bachelor of Education (Arts) in German
Bachelor of Education in ICT
Bachelor of Education Science in Computer (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Education in Art & Design (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Education (Arts) in Music (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Education in Library Science (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Education in Home Science and Technology (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education & Extension
Bachelor of Education (Science)
Bachelor of Education Arts in Home Economics

Bachelor of Education in Technology Education 2018-03-13T12:46:00+03:00

Course Overview
Technology can be described as the application of scientific knowledge and skills for practical purposes, especially in industries where goods are produced. Technology education is therefore the scientific study of technology where students learn about the processes and knowledge related to technology world. As a field of study, technology education covers issues such as the ability of humans to shape and change the physical world to meet society needs, by manipulating materials and tools with techniques. Simply put, it is an education designed to impart technical and vocational skills to secondary school students. It aims at providing students with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter an occupation or further education. Technology education may encompass several different fields such as; automotive and power mechanics, civil technology, mechanical, building construction, electrical and electronics and computers among other technical subjects. Professionals in this field may be referred to as technology education teachers among other titles. The work of technology education teachers entails instructing learners or students in various technical and vocational subjects, such as auto repair, power mechanics, building construction, computers, electrical and electronics among others. They teach academic and technical content to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter an occupation or proceed with further education.

Technical and vocational training remains an important field in Kenya towards employment and job creation especially among the Kenyan youth. The Bachelor of Education Technology Education programme has been designed to produce competent graduate teachers who can teach technical subjects at both secondary and post-secondary school levels. The curriculum of the programme emphasis on practical aspects of the subjects which will be taught by graduates of this programme. The programme units (or subjects) have been designed so that they may be taught with practical hands on orientation giving students actual experience of the subjects being taught. Considerable time is, therefore spent in workshops as part of the scheduled teaching. Project work, problem-solving approach and teaching practice in real life learning environments form important components of the programme. The overall objective of the programme is to train highly skilled, innovative, knowledgeable and well motivated Technology Education and IT teachers in the fields of; Computers, Building Construction and Civil Technology, Automotive and Power Mechanics, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates of this programme will have the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes required to teach technical subjects within secondary schools and post-secondary school levels.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 any GROUP II, Subject 3 2nd GROUP II, Subject 4 3rd GROUP II or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a technology education teacher
If you are passionate about education and interested in teaching technology in secondary schools or post-secondary school levels thereby changing young people’s lives by empowering them with skills and knowledge necessary to enter an occupation or pursue future careers, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. Besides, you will be required to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Technology education teachers are effective communicators able to explain technical concepts in terms that students can understand easily. They are also well organized as their school timetable may have many students in different classes throughout the day, they must therefore be able to organize their time and teaching materials appropriately. It is very important to be knowledgeable in ones academic field; professionals in this field must have technical skills in their chosen specialization in order to clearly articulate methods and techniques to students.

Teaching young people of different abilities and backgrounds can be difficult; these teachers must therefore be patient with each student in their classroom and develop a positive learning environment for each one of them.  Technology education teachers like any other teacher must be resourceful and be able to develop different ways to present information and to demonstrate a task so that students can learn effectively. They also need to have good interpersonal skills to be able to work effectively with other teachers as well as creating good relationship with students.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course mostly work in school environment interacting with learners or students. They may however work in other diverse environments.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can find work within both public and private secondary schools and other post secondary or technical schools. Graduates may also find work in the emerging technology areas of private enterprise and organisations where technology, innovation skills and specific industry knowledge is highly desired. Other graduates can as well use their creativity to start their own technology businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Education in ICT
Bachelor of Education Science in Computer (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Education Arts in Home Economics
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education & Extension
Bachelor of Education in Guidance and Counselling
Bachelor of Education in Physical Education
Bachelor of Education in Home Science and Technology (unfeatured)

You may also explore more education courses below.
Bachelor of Education in Science
Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education
Bachelor of Education in Arts
Bachelor of Education (Arts) German
Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education
Bachelor of Education in Library Science (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Education (Arts – Business Studies) …..unfeatured

Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering 2018-03-13T12:47:35+03:00

Course Overview.
Aerospace engineering can be defined as a field of engineering which is concerned with the development of spacecrafts (vehicles which travel to the space) and aircrafts (aeroplanes). Aeronautical Engineering is a branch of aerospace engineering which is concerned with the study of flight technology and the application of this knowledge to design, develop and build flight vehicles or simply aeroplanes and other aircrafts. Broadly, aeronautical engineering encompasses planning, design, mass production, maintenance and eventual disposal of aeronautical products, aircrafts, systems and equipments associated with the aviation industry. Professionals in this field are known as aeronautical engineers among other titles. The work of aeronautical engineers involves planning, design, development, manufacture and modification of aircrafts, aeronautical components and other associated systems.

Aeronautical engineers play an important role towards global well being through planning, conceptualization and delivery of air vehicles and related systems which are important to sustainable, safe and secure air movement and transportation. In achieving all this, aeronautical engineers requires sound education and training capable of imparting adequate expertise in core areas of aeronautical technology, science, engineering (mechanical, electronic & electronics), information and computer technology (ICT) among important disciplines. In addition, these engineers need to acquire a sound knowledge in other engineering disciplines such as electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering aspects. The Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering is a five year course that has been designed to impart strong foundation, skills & knowledge in all paramount areas of aeronautical engineering and technology. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will possess the skills needed for design and development of aircrafts and be able to take leading positions within the industry, the academia and government services related to aeronautical engineering aspects.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 PHY, Subject 3 CHE, Subject 4 BIO or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an aeronautical engineer
If you are good in sciences, have passion for aeroplanes and would like to start a career in the aerospace technology, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Aeronautical engineers have got excellent analytical skills that enable them identify design elements that may not meet requirements and then formulate alternatives to improve their performance. They are also creative thinkers able to translate a set of issues into requirements and to figure out why a particular design does not work and offer appropriate designs that works. These engineers have got excellent maths skills as they regularly use the principles of calculus, trigonometry and other advanced topics in math for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work. Conceptualizing and developing models based on laid down policies may require good business skills as well as knowledge of commercial law which these engineers must have.

Professionals in this field must also possess excellent communication and writing skills to be able to write and present their designs clearly and be able to create future reference documentation. Like any other field, aeronautical engineers must be able to prioritise and manage projects effectively and work within a given budget. Since this is a field which requires a lot of creativeness and innovation, aeronautical engineers must keep up-to-date with emerging technologies within their field. Other important skills include; excellent computer design skills and interpersonal among others.

Work environment.
Aeronautical engineers work mostly in offices and may spend more time using advanced IT software in designing aircrafts systems which works.

Career opportunities
Aeronautical engineers may find employment in areas such; airline operators, security agencies (air wing), aircraft firms & manufacturers, aerospace engine firms, airline contract agencies etc. With experience in the field, graduates can also start their own aerospace engineering consultancy.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics
Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Business Management (Civil Aviation Management)

Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering 2018-03-13T12:47:17+03:00

Course Overview.
Chemical engineering can be simply described as an application of scientific and engineering methods and principles to convert chemicals and materials from one form to another useful to human life. Broadly, chemical engineering encompasses designing systems, equipments and processes for refining raw materials as well as mixing, processing and compounding chemicals to make valuable products useful to human life. Professionals in this field are known as chemical engineers among other titles. In their day to day work activities, chemical engineers apply multidisciplinary principles of chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics to research and design systems, equipments and processes used to turn raw materials into everyday products such as food, fuel, drugs and plastics among many other useful products. In any industrial operation, chemical engineers are very useful towards the design, construction and maintenance of industrial plants as well as managing overall processes which converts chemicals from one form to the other to form products useful to mankind in the most environmentally friendly manner. Vision 2030 blue print stipulates that, by the year 2030, Kenya is going to be an industrialized country with huge investment in industrial parks. This kind of development will require specialized manpower in this sector to move the economy forward with respect to the envisioned growth in industrial development.

The Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering is a five year course which has been developed in response to this emerging need. The course is designed to produce competent chemical engineers who are able to design safe, sustainable, socially and economically sustainable equipments, systems and processes for large-scale chemical and biological manufacturing plants. Students will be trained on areas such as; Process Control Systems Engineering, Process Measurement and Instrumentation, Chemical Process Optimization, Industrial Organization and Management, Industrial Pollution and Control, Chemical Engineering Design Project, Quality Management among other important fields. During their final year of study, students can choose their majors among; Food Processing and Pharmaceutical Technology, Energy and the Environment or Polymer Technology. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be equipped with skills and capability to work in various industrial establishments within production of construction materials, pharmaceutical firms, food processing, home care products, oil, gas, petroleum refining, alternative energy industry, polymers, environmental technology, biotechnology fields and semiconductor manufacturing among other fields.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 PHY, Subject 3 CHE, Subject 4 BIO or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a chemical engineer
If you are talented in mathematics and have interest in chemistry and would like to start a career that can help in designing equipment, systems and processes towards transformation of raw materials to finished products useful to human life, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help grow and succeed in this field.

Chemical engineers possess excellent analytical skills to enable them figure out why a particular design does not work as planned and offer appropriate design solutions. They are also creative people able to explore new approaches of applying engineering principles to invent advanced manufacturing techniques and new applications in chemical and biomedical engineering. Chemical engineers have thorough understanding of chemical concepts as their work requires them to apply those concepts to specific production problems. These professionals have good people and interpersonal skills which enables them to develop good working relationships with other people in industrial production as their role is to put scientific principles into practice in manufacturing industries.

Chemical engineers are highly skilled in mathematical applications as they often use principles of calculus and other advanced topics in mathematics towards analysis, design and troubleshooting various problems in their work. In addition chemical engineers have excellent problem solving skills which enable them to design equipment, systems and processes for manufacturing, these skills enable them to identify problems in advance and help in preventing losses for their employers, safeguard workers’ health as well as preventing environmental damage. Chemical engineers must also be well versed with computer skills as much of the processes are automated for efficiency.

Work environment.
Chemical engineers work in office and laboratories. They may also spend considerable time within industrial plants monitoring operations.

Career opportunities
Chemical engineers may find employment within chemical & manufacturing industries such as; production of construction materials firms, pharmaceutical companies, food processing & allied companies, home care products, oil refineries companies, alternative energy industry, textile industries, environmental technology firms, engineering design and consultancy, research institutes, educational institutions, biotechnology fields and semiconductor manufacturing among other fields. Graduates of the course can also use their creativity and start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering & Technology
Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial and Textile Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Mining & Mineral Processing Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
Bachelor of Technology in Industrial and Applied Chemistry
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry
Bachelor of Science in Analytical Chemistry
Bachelor of Science in chemistry
Bachelor of Science in Wood Science and Industrial Processes

Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial and Textile Engineering 2018-03-13T12:47:17+03:00

Course Overview
Industrial engineering is an engineering field which encompasses the optimization of industrial systems and processes to enhance efficiency in production. Professionals in this field are known as industrial engineers among other titles. Industrial engineers devise innovative ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes. Textile relates to fabric or weaving. Simply put, it’s a type of cloth or woven fabric. Textile engineering therefore can be defined as the use of engineering principles and scientific methodologies in production of all kinds of textile fabric and yarns from textile fibres. Professionals in this field are known as textile engineers among other titles. The combination of these two fields equips learners with dual qualifications in the two areas. Professionals with this dual qualification can therefore be referred to as industrial cum textile engineers. Industrial cum textile engineers optimize industrial systems and processes to enhance efficiency in processing and production of textile among other manufactured goods. Globally the textile and garment industry remains a dynamic field requiring competent manpower capable of offering innovative solutions in the industry towards the production and processing these goods.

In addition, there is a growing demand for competent personnel in the areas of clothing, textiles and garment manufacturing opportunities created by the East African region and beyond. The Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial and Textile Engineering is a five year course which has been designed to produce competent personnel in the field of textile and garment production. The course is centered along these core areas; engineering sciences, manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering, yarn formation engineering, fabric manufacture engineering, wet process engineering and industrial management among others. The programme lays a heavy emphasis on the practical application of theoretical knowledge in textile engineering technology. The practical part of the course is achieved through extensive workshop and laboratory training, seminars, industrial visits as well as industrial attachments. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have the skills and knowledge to accomplish design and manufacture of engineering components, industrial engineering systems and textile products as well as being able to assist other professionals in designing infrastructural facilities that use industrial products among other duties.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 PHY, Subject 3 CHE, Subject 4 BIO or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

 Becoming an industrial cum textile engineer
If you are good in maths, are interested in fashion and textiles and want a career that can enable you design, develop and implement processes towards the manufacture of textile products among other manufactured goods, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you, in addition you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Industrial cum textile engineers have high sense of creativity which enables them design new production processes in many kinds of settings to reduce use of material resources, labour and time yet accomplishing the same goal. They are also critical thinkers able to design and create new systems to solve complex problems related to waste and inefficiency. These professionals have good listening skills as they operate in teams and must listen to other professionals, customers and clients to fully grasp ideas and problems the first time and offer appropriate solutions. Good problem solving skills are equally important because during the designing of facilities for manufacturing and processes for providing services, these engineers deal with several issues at once, from workers’ safety to quality assurance.

Good maths skills is very important in this field as industrial cum textile engineers apply advanced maths topics such as trigonometry, calculus among other advanced mathematical topics for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work. Industrial cum textile engineers must have good communication skills as they sometimes have to explain their instructions to production staff and technicians before they can make written instructions available, this off course require excellent communication skills. Industrial cum textile engineers should also be well skilled in computer technology towards automation of industrial processes.

Work environment.
Industrial cum textile engineers work in offices but may also work in production plants to monitor processing.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can find employment in garment and textile manufacturing and other manufacturing companies. Graduates can also use their creativity and start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering & Technology
Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Clothing Textile & Interior Design
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health & Safety

Bachelor of Environmental Planning & Management 2018-06-13T12:28:38+03:00

Course Overview

Environmental planning is simply urban and regional planning with a focus on sustainability. Its overall goal is to analyze and minimize the environmental impacts of proposed construction projects and make sure they meet all environmental regulations. It essentially deals with shaping or improving construction projects while considering and mitigating against potential environmental impacts. At the end of it all, Environmental Planning provides a holistic frame work to achieve sustainable outcomes on any given physical development. Professionals in this field are known as environmental planners among other titles. Environmental planners undertake research on how urban development can affect environmental issues and also determine how to construct roads, buildings and other urban facilities without causing significant damage to the environment. In their work, environmental planners also assist policymakers in writing environmental protection laws and also recommend eco-friendly construction materials and building sites.

The Bachelor of Environmental Planning & Management is a four year course whose curriculum blends physical planning and environmental management for sustainable rural, urban and regional development. Coursework covers topics such as; Principles of Environmental Planning and Management, Population Dynamics and Environmental Planning, Planning for Urban Public Utilities, Integrated Environmental Management, Environmental Planning and Management Techniques, Waste Management Planning, Computer Application in Environmental Planning and Management, GIS & Remote Sensing in Environmental Planning & Management, Planning for Recreation and Leisure, Planning and Management of Housing Development , Planning and Management of Urban Slums and Squatter Settlements, Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Urban Design among other important topics.

The programme emphasises on the integrated nature of planning through the delivery of projects from social, economic and environmental sciences to understand and evaluate planning processes, policies and tools in a developmental context. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will play leading roles towards sustainable developments within the country and beyond.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects;  Subject 1 GEO, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B, Subject 3 any GROUP II, Subject 4 2nd GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an environmental planner
If you are interested in the environment and want to make a difference to the world through sustainable development, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you grow and succeed in this field.

Environmental planners possess excellent analytical skills that enable them base their conclusions on careful analysis of scientific data. They are also effective communicators as they frequently present and explain their findings and write technical reports to other people. Environmental planners work on teams with scientists, engineers, architects and technicians requiring them to have good interpersonal skills. They also have good problem solving skills that enable them find the best possible solution to problems that affect the environment and people’s health.

Work environment
Environmental planners work mostly in offices but also visit project sites to collect field data.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course may find employment in county & national government, environmental consulting firms, architectural, engineering firms, real estate developers, NGOs among other areas. They can also start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Arts in Spatial Planning
Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning, With IT
Bachelor of Science in Geography
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

Bachelor of Environmental Studies & Community Development 2018-03-13T12:46:36+03:00

Course Overview
Environmental studies can be described as an interdisciplinary academic discipline that encompasses the study of human interaction with the environment with an interest in solving complex environmental problems. It is a broad field of study which includes the build environment and the natural environment and how the two relates. Professionals in this area of study may be referred to as environmentalists among other titles. Community development on the other hand can be defined as a collective act of community members coming together to solve common problems affecting the society. Such problems affecting the community may include; social, economical, political, environmental and cultural problems among other problems. Professionals in this area of work may be referred to as Community development workers among other titles. Community development workers help their community members improve the quality of their life in their local area or grassroots level.

The combined content of this course gives students dual qualifications in environmental and community development. Our environment today is faced by various environmental pressures such as climate change, global warming, over exploitation of natural resources, ozone layer depletion, altered land use and loss of biodiversity pollution among others. These environmental challenges can be properly understood and addressed through various studies that cross traditional academic disciplinary boundaries. This applies to studies spanning across local level to global scale processes. The Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Community Development is a four year programme. The curriculum is designed to impart training in areas of environmental studies and community development.

The curriculum coursework units are designed in a manner that, during the first year of study students take three common units offered in the university, one (1) unit from Environmental Education (EED), seven (7) units from Environmental Studies and Community Development (ECD), one (1) unit from Environmental Planning and Management (EPM) and one (1) unit from Environmental Sciences (ENS). In year two, students must take one (1) from EPM, one (1) from EED, one from ERC/ENS, and ten (10) units from ECD. All the units are offered in year three and four and students must take all the core units indicated in each level (year) and the required number of electives. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates of this course will be competent environmental cum development managers, who are capable to conduct research on key sustainability questions and interact with communities, government and other key agencies towards finding out and implementing solutions to problems facing humanity.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 GEO, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B, Subject 3 any GROUP II, Subject 4 2nd GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an environmentalist/ community development worker
If you have passion for the environment as well as community engagement and want to start a career that can empower your community members live better lives through sustainable projects, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you grow and succeed in this field.

Community development workers and environmentalists possess good interpersonal skills that enables them create good working relationships and be able to work effectively with others to achieve their goals. They are also effective communicators who are able to communicate, present and explain their findings to others including writing technical reports.

These professionals are excellent problem solvers who are able to find the best possible solution to problems that affect community members and the environment thereby improving people’s health. Community development workers and environmentalists should also be able to motivate and lead their employees or subordinate staff and set the overall direction of the programs that can improve people’s lives.

Work environment
Community development workers cum environmentalists may work both in office as well as in the field among other environments.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course may find employment in areas such as; government, private, for profit social enterprises, not for profit organizations among other areas dealing with environment and community engagement. They can also opt to start their own environmental consultancy firms or social enterprise businesses which are geared towards improving community’s way of life.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Arts in Community Development
Bachelor of Science in Community Development
Bachelor of Science in Community Resource Management
Bachelor of Arts in Gender, Women, and Development Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture & Human Ecology Extension
Bachelor of Science in Dry Land, Agriculture & Enterprise Development
Bachelor of Science in Agroforestry & Rural Development
Bachelor of Science in Community Development and Environment (unfeatured)

Bachelor of Information Technology 2018-03-13T12:46:14+03:00

Course Overview
Information Technology commonly referred to as IT is the study of systems mostly computers and telecommunications with an objective of enabling proper storage, retrieving, processing, security management and transfer or sending information from one point to the other. In today’s world, information technology plays an integral part in running of day to day affairs. With the invent of computer systems for example, through the use of computer software’s and associated applications, businesses are in a position to run business operations smoothly. Businesses are also able to discover changes in their field faster, this is because, IT enables seamless integration and communication between businesses anywhere in the world. Professionals in the field of IT may be referred to as information technologists, Systems developers, Network administrators among other titles. Information technologists are involved with helping offices and associated businesses remain competitive and active in a technology oriented world. They achieve this through performing routine computer security and database management duties enabling all the computers in an office run efficiently.

The Bachelor of Information Technology is a four year course that has been designed to equip students with knowledge and skills needed to keep up with fast growing and developing information technology field. This programme differs from a Computer Science degree in that students are also expected to study management and information theory as well as concentrating on the business and communication applications of computing. The design of the curriculum is intensive offering state of the art knowledge and skills required to excel in the ever changing field of information technology. It focuses on understanding business organization and computer applications through modules of software engineering, computer science, databases, networking, theory and programming among other related areas. Graduates of the course will be competent to pursue leading roles in IT and business environment or start their own consultancy enterprises.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 PHY, Subject 3 CHE, and Subject 4 BIO or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming information technologist
If you are passionate about computers and have interest in both business and information technology and would like to start a career that can help businesses run efficiently, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Information technologists are effective communicators as they work on teams and must be able to communicate effectively with business people, IT managers, developers as well as other workers. They are also detail oriented professionals a skill set that enables them have an understanding of complex systems as minor errors can cause major problems or system shutdown and affect business operations. These professionals are logical thinkers who must use software to make sense of information and to arrange and organize it into meaningful patterns.

Working in this field requires one to have excellent problem solving skills as these professionals must be able to diagnose and correct the problems associated with computer systems. Information technologists must also have proper analytical skills to be in a position to evaluate complex information that comes from a variety of sources. Good interpersonal skills enable Information technologists work efficiently with other team members. Good maths skills are equally important in this field.

Work environment.
Information Technologists mostly works in offices and may visit their clients for troubleshooting.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course may work in diverse environments involving information technology such as businesses incorporating large scale use of IT systems. Graduates can find work in; banking, agriculture, business, government and manufacturing among other areas. They can work as; Technical Researchers, IT Consultants, Trainers in IT field Computer, Systems analysts and designers, Database developers/ and administrators, IT Customer Support, Instructional Technology Designer Coordinators, Data Processing Managers, Managers of IT departments, Information Officer among other titles. Graduates can also opt to start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Business Information Technology
Bachelor of Technology in Information and Communication Technology
Bachelor of Science in Microprocessor Technology and Instrumentation
Bachelor of Science in Informatics
Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (B. Land. Arch) Degree 2020-03-10T16:42:36+03:00

Course Overview.
Landscape architecture is a design profession that encompasses/ entails the landscape design services and construction of outdoor environments which includes; public areas, gardens, recreational parks and structures all geared towards achieving environmental, social-behavioural and aesthetic outcomes. Landscape architecture (Land. Arch) is a relatively new profession in Kenya. As a field of study, landscape architecture combines both architecture and horticulture fields among other engineering disciplines. The philosophy behind this profession is the design of outdoor spaces that are in reality attractive, functional, sustainable and safe for human use. Professional’s in this field are landscape architects among other titles. Landscape architects provides services such as; planning, design and development of outdoor areas including recreational parks, private homes, business parks, campuses, hotels among many other open spaces with an objective of making those spaces attractive, functional and safe to the users

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree is a four year course whose curriculum is based on the scientific understanding of natural processes, informed by culture, social dynamics and history. It is an environment based programme and is broad in scope developing into the design, planning and management of landscapes and the environment. The objective of the course is to produce manpower with a taste for beauty, admiration for the surrounding natural world, appreciation of natural environmental habitats and at the same time a rejection of selfish oriented consumption attitudes. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be acomplished landscape architects with the skills necessary for planning, design and development of landscape projects of varying magnitudes including; residential, commercial, recreational and institutional landscapes among others. Landscape architects or graduates of landscape architecture degree courses can find jobs or employment opportunities in both public and private sectors of the economy. In Kenya, forinstance, some areas of employment include landscape architecture firms, landscape/ landscaping contracting companies, architectural firms, engineering firms, physical planning firms, environmental organizations among other areas. They can also opt to start their own businesses.

Career options/ pathways
Upon successful completion of a bachelor of landscape architecture degree course, graduates can pursue various careers depending on their interests. Some possible career pathways in landscape architecture and related fields may include;

  1. Landscape architect [learn more]
  2. Landscape contractor
  3. Among others

Some other areas where a degree in landscape architecture maybe useful include;

  1. Physical planning [learn more]
  2. Envrironmental planning [learn more]
  3. Interior design [learn more]
  4. Urban design
  5. Among others

Subject clusters and admission qualifications.
The minimum admission requirements to pursue a landscape architecture degree course is KCSE mean grade C+ (plus) which is the university entry grade. The cluster subjects required for a landscape architecture degree course are; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 PHY, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 2nd GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V. The minimum grades required for admission for a degree course in landscape architecture are; MAT A -C+, PHY -C+ and ENG/KIS -C+.

Becoming a landscape architect
If you enjoy and appreciate the natural environment, have a creative mind to plan & create landscapes designs for everyone to enjoy and want to develop a career that can help towards protecting the environment, then a career in landscape architecture might be right for you. In addition you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you succeed in this field.

Landscape architects possess excellent analytical skills that enable them to understand the content of landscape designs. For example, when designing drainage system, landscape architects need to understand how the building’s location and surrounding land affect each other. These professionals are also effective communicators able to share their ideas, both orally and in writing whether with other professionals, clients and landscape contractors among other stakeholders. Many landscape architects also give presentations to explain their designs and this requires good communication skills. Landscape architects have got high sense of creativity as they create the overall look of parks, gardens and other outdoor areas which are both pleasing to the eye and functional to the users.

Working in this field requires good problem solving skills as landscape architects must be able to provide solutions to unanticipated challenges. These solutions often involve looking at the challenge from many perspectives. Modern landscape architecture utilizes use of technology such as computer-aided design (CAD) programs to create representations of their projects; this requires these professionals to have good computer and software use skills. Having good visualization skills is quite important in this profession as landscape architects must be able to imagine how an overall outdoor space or landscape will look like once complete.

Work environment.
Landscape architects spent most of their times in offices creating landscape design plans as well as meeting clients. The remaining time is spent on job sites managing landscape construction works.

Career opportunities
Landscape architects can be employed by both government and the private sector. Within the government, graduates can find jobs at ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Roads and similar County Governments departments among state owned agencies including Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) among others. Within the private sector graduates can find jobs at architectural firms, landscape architectural firms, construction companies, environmental planning firms, planning firms, engineering companies etc. Others can start their own landscape consultancy firms.

Is landscape architecture marketable in Kenya?
Studying a landscape architecture degree course can open up diverse career opportunities to the graduates of this course. Graduate landscape architects can choose from seeking formal employment or starting their own landscape architecture firms/ landscaping companies.

You may explore these courses

  1. Bachelor of Architecture [view course]
  2. Bachelor of Architectural Technology [view course]
  3. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering [view course]
  4. Bachelor of Arts in Design [view course]
  5. Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, With IT [view course]
  6. Bachelor of Construction Management [view course]
  7. Bachelor of Technology in Building Construction [view course]
  8. Bachelor of Science in Environmental Horticulture & Landscaping Technology [view course]

Other Options.
For candidates who do not meet the minimum admission requirements for a landscape architecture degree course and interested in becoming a landscape architect, depending on their grades, they can choose to start at a lower level and advance their studies later. At the moment, in Kenya, there are no approved certificate or diploma courses in landscape design or landscape architecture fields.

Therefore candidates can consider other courses in the built environment such as; bulding/ construction or architecture and upgrade towards landscape architectre field. There are however online landscaping courses such as diploma in landscape design, diploma in landscape architecture, certificate in landscape architecture, landscaping and gardening courses, and other landscaping design courses among others.

Bachelor of Law (LL.B) 2018-03-13T12:47:08+03:00

Course Overview
Law can be defined as a system of rules and principles within a given country that are enforced through social institutions to govern the behaviour or impose penalties to the members whose the law(s) is enacted for. Well trained professionals in this field are commonly known as lawyers among other titles. Lawyers are legal experts who represent individuals and businesses in legal issues and disputes through judicial system. The Bachelor of Law (LL.B) is a four year course that has been designed to provide students with a sound knowledge of the principles of the Kenyan, regional and international legal systems. The curriculum includes a skills component which teaches students generic practical skills such as problem solving, analysis, research and practical legal skills such as legal writing, drafting and argumentation. Law students are required to make constructive use of the knowledge and skills they acquire by contributing to national development and the community through legal aid, community service, street law and similar outreach activities.

Students of the course are empowered to critically assess, interpret and apply the law with a historical, comparative and jurisprudential background that is essential for a thorough and critical understanding of law and legal institutions. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have the knowledge, skills and other competences to enable them provide legal services nationally, regionally and globally. However, upon being conferred the degree, students will still be required to attend the one year pupilage cum council of Legal Education training at the Kenya School of Law, leading to the award of the Diploma in Law, if they wish to practice as Advocates of the High Court of Kenya.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 ENG, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any Group III, Subject 4 KIS or any GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a lawyer
If you are passionate about justice and fairness and interested in a career that can help other people get justice in a judicial process, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you succeed in this field.

 Lawyers must have excellent analytical skills as they help their clients resolve problems and issues; they should therefore be able to analyze large amounts of information, determine relevant facts and propose viable solutions to their clients. These professionals must also have good interpersonal skills because to remain relevant in the legal field, they must win the respect and confidence of their clients by building a trusting relationship, so that clients feel comfortable and share personal information related to their case. Good problem solving skills are equally important as these legal experts must separate their emotions and prejudice from their clients’ problems and objectively evaluate the matter under reference; therefore, good problem-solving skills are important for lawyers to prepare the best defence and recommendation for their clients.

Lawyers in addition must have good research skills as the process of preparing legal advice or representation for a client commonly requires substantial research; Good research skills will help lawyers to be able to find what applicable laws and regulations apply to a specific matter or case and present their defence appropriately. Lawyers must also be effective communicators as they are hired by their clients to speak on their behalf; this therefore requires these professionals to be able to clearly present and explain evidence to a court judge. Equally important is good writing skills as lawyers need to be precise and specific when preparing documents, such as trusts, wills, and powers of attorney.

Work environment.
Lawyers work mostly in legal offices.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can find work in areas such as; advocacy organisations, commerce, banking, legal aid agencies, government departments, commercial firms, working in management and a wide range of businesses. Graduates can also opt to start their own law consultancy practice.

You may explore these courses.
Bachelor of Criminology
Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science
Bachelor of Science in Computer Security and Forensics
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, With IT
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology, With IT
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy, with IT
Bachelor of Arts in Penology, Correction and Administration
Bachelor of Quantity Surveying

Bachelor of Library & Information Science 2018-03-13T12:46:13+03:00

Course Overview
Library science can be defined as the study of preservation, collection, cataloguing and making available documents and other books within libraries. Information science on the other hand is the study of information collection, storage and retrieval especially scientific or technical information using technology (computer based systems). Information Science sits at the intersection of businesses, technology & people. Library and information science merges the two fields. It is useful in school libraries and other organizations with libraries and information handling departments.  Professionals in this field may be referred to as librarians or information scientists among other titles. Librarians and Information scientists manage an organisation’s information resources and help people find information and conduct research for personal or professional use. In their work, these professionals ensure that information needed by clients or staffs is readily available for their use. Information resources can include; books and paper-based records, computerised databases or shared online services among other related resources.

Library management across the world has embraced information technology towards the management of information resources. This creates need for competent manpower with skills and knowledge to address this matter.  The Bachelor of Library and Information Science is a four year course that has been designed to train leading Library and Information Professionals who can work and head libraries and other information centres in various organizations in Kenya and beyond. The curriculum coursework covers areas such as; information sources and systems, monitoring & evaluation of information services, global information communication, business information services & records, archives administration, database management systems, information services for users with special needs, electronic records management, entrepreneurship & small business management, design & care of library & information centre building, fundamentals of networking in information centres, and software development and application among other important subjects. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be competent and intelligent information professionals with necessary skills, expertise and knowledge to design, operate organize, conserve, restore and handle various information sources within information centres and related institutions.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B, Subject 3 any GROUP II or any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming Librarian or information scientist
If you are well organized, likes working with people and are passionate or enthusiastic about the value of information and knowledge to humanity, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this profession.

Librarians and information scientists are effective communicators who are able to explain ideas and information in ways that patrons and users will understand. They also have high level of computer literacy as they regularly use computers to help patron’s research various topics as well as using computers to classify resources, create databases and perform administrative duties. Working in this field involves interacting with various people, librarians and information scientists therefore have good interpersonal skills to ensure that they are able to work both as part of a team and with the public or with researchers.

Excellent organisational skills are highly required in this field to ensure that librarians and information scientists are able to organize information in a manner that is easy for those seeking the information. Librarians and information scientists are involved in conducting and assisting others with research; this requires them having good research as well as problem solving skills to be able to identify a problem, figure out where to find information and draw conclusions based on the information found. Professionals in this field should enjoy continuous reading for instance those working in special libraries are expected to continually read the latest literature in their field of specialization. Librarians and information scientists also need to have an awareness of what information users need and avail it on time.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course work mostly in libraries and other information centres.

Career opportunities
Librarians and information specialists can find in jobs in government and other institutions/ departments dealing with information handling and storage, companies, secondary schools, colleges and universities among other areas. They can also start their own information companies.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Health Records & Information Mgt.
Bachelor of Science in Records Management and Information   Technology
Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences
Bachelor of Education in Library Science (unfeatured)

Bachelor of Mass Communication 2018-03-13T12:46:10+03:00

Course Overview
Mass communication can be defined as the study of how individuals or other entities pass or transmit information via the mass media platforms. This relay of information targets large segments of the population to receive the information at the same time. Practically in this mode of communication, the information is transmitted through various platforms such as radios, televisions, films, magazines, newspapers, books or even over the social media among others. Depending on one’s area of specialization, professionals in this field may be referred to as communication specialists, journalists, editors, marketing specialists or public relations specialists among other titles. Communication or public relations specialists for instance, create and maintain positive image and relationships between the members of the public and their clients/employers often through the use of media outlets. They are responsible for maintaining external communications from a customer, press and brand perspective in alignment with overall company’s corporate goals.They may do so through producing press release and managing public events in an effort to maintain a positive image for their companies.

Effective communication remains the fountain of success of all walks of life. Good communication between two people, companies, cities and government departments or even between different governments among many other stakeholders is the hallmark of progress and success. Despite the role communication plays in growth of societies, this vital skill in development is relegated or dismissed to the back burners in any curricular and training program. However recently planners and educationists have realized the need to bring this vital development agent to the forefront; and in most curricula, communication is not only offered, but, it is a prerequisite for all other academic, professional and skills training programmes.  The Bachelor of Mass Communication is a four year course that has been developed in response to this need and fills the current market gap through training of competent communication specialists and other allied professionals. The programme is tailor made for students interested in starting a career in communication or other people who are currently working in other occupations and wish to switch to communication field. Other professional managers in any functional areas of the organizations and who wish to acquire knowledge and skills in communication and public relations will also find the course useful.

The curriculum coursework covers subjects such as; News Writing and Reporting, Photojournalism, Electronic Publishing and Design, Editorial and Feature Writing, Issues Reporting, Magazine Writing and Production, Electronic News Gathering and Reporting, Video Production, Scripting and Editing Techniques, Audio and Radio Production, Studio Management and Operations, Documentary and Corporate Video Production, Multimedia Graphics and Animation, Advertising Copy Writing, Advertising Campaign Design, Globalization and Advertising, Internet Advertising, Broadcast Commercial and Spots Production, Public Relations Methods, Public Relations Communication and Strategies, Public Relations Management and Research, Editorial Techniques, Print Layout and Design Techniques, Specialized and Technical Writing, Publishing Principles and Practice, Print Media Management among many other crucial subjects. Students can pursue various specialization options such as; Print media option, broadcast journalism option, advertising option and public relations option. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have the skills, knowledge and attitudes to competently gather, organize and process information; conduct interviews; write professionally; be able to edit and produce, either in printed or broadcast form while at the same time meeting standards of professional ethics within the industry..

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a communication or public relations specialist
If you are a good communicator, can engage people and interested in a career within public relations, magazine journalism, broadcast journal­ism, newspaper journalism, media management, broadcast production, advertising, online journalism or even business journalism, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this area.

Communication or public relations specialists are effective communicators who regularly speak on behalf of their organization with an objective of maintaining a positive image for their companies; in doing so, these professionals must be able to communicate effectively and clearly explain the organization’s position in retaining its image. These professionals are highly organized people as they are often in charge of managing several events at the same time, requiring superior organizational skills from their side. They also need to have good Leadership skills and be able to do what’s right, even if it’s tough. In addition, these professionals need to be accountable and recognize that if it is to be, it’s up to ‘me’, no blame game.

Communication or public relations specialists are also effective problem solvers who should be in a position to sometimes explain how a company or client is handling sensitive issues and must be able to use good judgment in what they report and how they report it.  Professionals in this field regularly deal with the public and the media; therefore, they must be open and friendly to maintain a favourable image for their organization, this requires them to have good interpersonal skills. Good writing skills are essentially crucial in this field as these professionals must be able to write well-organized and clear press releases and speeches and be able to grasp the key messages they want to get across and write them in a short, succinct way to get the attention of busy listeners or readers.

Work environment.
Public relations specialists usually work in offices; sometimes they may attend community activities or events.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can work in both government and the private sectors. They may find job in various areas such as print media, television and radio broadcasting, journalism, advertising, education as well as public relations areas including corporate organizations among other areas. Graduates also have an option to start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Communication and Journalism
Bachelor of Science in Media Science
Bachelor of Applied Communication
Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Media Technology, With IT
Bachelor of Science in Graphic, Communication and Advertising
Bachelor of Science in Communication and Public Relations
Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, Media and Communication

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery 2018-03-13T12:46:52+03:00

Course Overview
Medicine as a profession can be defined as the practice or science of the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases as well as the promotion of health and healthy living. Surgery on the other hand is defined as a treatment method that entails the treatment of disorders or injuries within the body through incision or manipulation especially through the use of surgical instruments. Professionals in this field are known as physicians, medical doctors, surgeons among other specialized titles depending on one’s area of specialization. Physicians and surgeons perform diagnosis and treat diseases and injuries infecting people. Whereas surgeons perform advanced medical operations spanning from nerves to other delicate organs, general medical doctors or physicians may examine patients, take patients medical histories, order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests and prescribe medications drugs for curative and prevention measures.

One of the stated goals of the newly independent Kenya was to fight disease and other illnesses. This goal has remained a major challenge to date not only in terms of health care financing but also in the number of trained personnel. This is especially so in the higher cadres where there a limited number of professional manpower in the field of medicine. Despite Kenya’s effort to train doctors since late 1970s, there is still an acute shortage of doctors to serve the ever increasing population with diverse medical needs. The shortage of doctors is real that there are no doctors available below the level of a district hospital and majority of district hospitals are under the management of clinical officers. This creates a need that must be addressed through educating competent manpower in the field of medicine.

The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery is a six year course that has been developed to change the current state of doctors and produce competent manpower in this much needed service to humanity. It is indented to produce graduates who will harness their intellectual and practical prowess for their own and community‘s good health enhancement to all. In addition, the programme envisages inculcating acquisition of knowledge and skills in research in health and health related issues. The curriculum emphasizes on theory and practical knowledge to ensure that students will not only excel in curative medicine but also in community-based prevention of disease and promotion of health for the benefit of all. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have the necessary skills to enable them integrate knowledge of physical, chemical, biological, psychological, social, developmental and environmental mechanisms to diagnose, manage and prevent illness, apply principles of research in identification, evaluation and management of health – related problems and manage health services as well as being able to engage in and maintain proper professional ethics in service delivery.

Entry Requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 BIO, Subject 2 CHE, Subject 3 MAT A or PHY, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or 3rd GROUP II or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a doctor
If you enjoy sciences and interested in understanding how the body works and want to develop a career that can create a lasting impact to millions of people through curative and preventive health services, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this profession.

Medical doctors are hardworking professionals something that is normally portrayed through their rigorous training; in essence, pursuing this course requires sheer hard work. To have an understanding of the kind of hard work required in this field, some ‘lazy’ students may drop in the middle of the course for failure to meet the expectation of the programme; however this hard work comes with reward upon successful completion of the course.

Doctors are effective communicators who are able to communicate effectively with their patients and other healthcare support staff. They are also compassionate people, since they deal with sick or injured people who may be in extreme pain or distress, doctors must be able to treat patients and their families with compassion and understanding. Doctors are also detail oriented as they must ensure that patients are receiving appropriate treatment and medications and also monitor and record various pieces of information related to patient care.

Doctors should be skilled in using their hands as their work involves working with very precise and sometimes sharp tools and small mistakes can have serious consequences to the patient or the doctor. This kind of work requires patience as doctors may work for long periods with patients who need special attention or even children and adult patients who fear medical treatment may require more patience to deliver treatment services. Doctors working in their own practice need to be effective leaders and be able to manage a staff of other professionals to run their practice.

Doctors also need to have good physical stamina and be comfortable while performing physical tasks such as lifting or turning disabled patients, sometimes surgeons may spend a great deal of time bending over patients during surgery therefore this skill is important. Curative and preventive services requires excellent problem solving skills as doctors need to evaluate patients’ symptoms and administer the appropriate treatments and be able to do this quickly in order to save a patient’s life. Doctors must also be able to work in a team as some medical procedures require collaboration with other medical professionals. Doctors must also be secretive people able to keep secrets of patient’s medical conditions unless otherwise required by law.

Work environment.
Many doctors and physicians work in private offices, hospitals and clinics among other environments.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course may find work in both private and public health sectors. They can find employment in areas such as; public health; academia/teaching; research; aid organisations; the defence forces among many other areas. Graduates can also opt to start their own health practice.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Optometry and Vision Sciences
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM&S)

You may explore more health  related courses below
Bachelor of Science in Midwifery
Bachelor of Science in Public Health
Bachelor of Science in Population Health
Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Development
Bachelor of Radiography
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science & Technology
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health & Safety
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science
Bachelor of Science in Medical Psychology
Bachelor of Physical Therapy
Bachelor of Science in Medical Microbiology
Bachelor of Science in Biostatistics

Bachelor of Pharmacy 2018-03-13T12:46:54+03:00

Course Overview
Pharmacy is the science or practice of the preparation and dispensing of medicinal drugs to the patients. Professionals in this field are known as pharmacists. In their day to day work, pharmacists dispense prescribed drugs to patients and offer expertise on safe use of prescriptions. In addition to this, pharmacists may also provide professional advice on how to lead a healthy lifestyle, provide immunizations, oversee the medications given to patients and conduct health and wellness screenings. Pharmacists use their detailed knowledge of medicines acquired from university to help patients get well.

The Bachelor of Pharmacy is a five year course that has been designed to cover major topics including chemical, physical, pharmaceutical and pharmacological properties of medicines and the application of these in the practice of pharmacy field. The course is intended to produce pharmacists who have skills, knowledge and expertise in promoting and providing preventive and curative health service in a competitive market. Upon successful completion of the course, the graduates will be expected to be competent enough in the provision of quality pharmaceutical services in various sectors of the pharmacy profession in the country and internationally including; providing service as community pharmacists, hospital pharmacists, pharmaceutical health care, industrial pharmacists and entrepreneur pharmacists among others.

Entry Requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 BIO, Subject 2 CHE, Subject 3 MAT A or PHY, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or 3rd GROUP II or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a pharmacist
If you are interested in science, diseases and healthcare and would like to start a career that can help people live a healthy life through provision of curative and preventive health services, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this profession.

Pharmacists possess excellent analytical skills as they must provide safe medications efficiently. Doing this requires these professionals to evaluate a patient’s needs, evaluate the prescriber’s orders and have extensive knowledge about the effects and appropriate circumstances for giving out a specific medication. They must also have excellent communication skills as they frequently offer advice to patients and in the process they might need to explain how to take a medicine, for example what its side effects are, in addition they also need to offer clear direction to pharmacy technologists and interns.

Good computer skills in this field are very important as pharmacists should be able to use any electronic health record systems that their organization has adopted. These professionals must be detail oriented to ensure accuracy of the prescriptions they fill because improper use of medication can pose serious health risks. In addition, good managerial skills is equally important especially for those who run a retail pharmacy including managing inventory and overseeing a staff.

Work environment.
Pharmacists work in pharmacies and drug stores among other health establishments.

Career opportunities
Pharmacists can find employment in areas such as hospital pharmacy, pharmaceutical industry provides opportunities for pharmacists in the fields of sales and marketing, production, research, and quality control. Pharmacists can also work in analytical laboratories and in administrative positions as consultants and government health officers. Opportunities are also available in universities as pharmacists, researchers and lecturers or tutors. They can also opt to start their own pharmacy practice.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

You can explore more health related courses below
Bachelor of Science in Biostatistics
Bachelor of Science in Midwifery
Bachelor of Science in Public Health
Bachelor of Science in Population Health
Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Development
Bachelor of Radiography
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Optometry and Vision Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science & Technology
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health & Safety
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science
Bachelor of Science in Medical Psychology
Bachelor of Physical Therapy
Bachelor of Science Occupational Therapy
Bachelor of Science in Medical Microbiology
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Bachelor of Physical Therapy 2018-03-13T12:47:25+03:00

Course Overview.
Physiotherapy can be described as a healthcare profession that encompasses; assessment, diagnosis, treatment and works related to prevention of diseases and disability through physical means. Well known professionals in this field are physiotherapists. Physiotherapists help people affected by illness, injury or even disability through exercise, movement, manual therapy, advice and education. They help injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain. As experts in their field, physiotherapists work in close partnership with their clients or patients helping them overcome movement disorders which sometime may have been present from birth, acquired through injury, accident or as a result of ageing or even life changing events.

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy has been tailor made to meet the domestic requirements of physiotherapists in Kenya and also meet the international requirements making it compliant with the current health sector strategic plan.  The curriculum of the programme is designed to equip students with knowledge and skills in planning, organizing and directing health programs geared towards the care of individuals whose ability to function is impaired or threatened by disease or injuries. Students are exposed to various methods of evaluating patients and on the selection of appropriate therapeutic procedures to maintain, improve or restore body functions. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates have the skills to provide quality health services by developing appropriate therapeutic procedures for the patients at all levels of health care delivery systems including geriatric rehabilitation (physical therapy in elderly people), disability as well as management at all levels of health care provisions.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 BIO, Subject 2 CHE, Subject 3 MAT A or PHY, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or 3rd GROUP II or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a physiotherapist
If you are passionate about health profession and interested in a career that uses physical techniques like exercise and manual therapy to treat and prevent human movement disorders thereby helping people improve their physical health problems then, pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be willing to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Physiotherapists should be compassionate as they work with people who are in pain and must have empathy for their patients and offer appropriate solutions. They should also be detail oriented to diagnose a patient’s problem, evaluate treatments options and provide safe and effective care for a lasting solution. Physiotherapists must be able to use their hands to provide manual therapy and therapeutic exercises and feel comfortable offering services such as massaging and otherwise physically assisting patients.

Since this work involves interacting with patients and other professionals, physiotherapist must enjoy working with people and be able to motivate patients, explain treatment programs and listen to patients’ concerns and needs in order to provide effective therapy. Physiotherapists should also have good physical stamina as they spend much of their time on their feet, moving as they work with patients and should therefore enjoy physical activity. Physiotherapists should also be resourceful and flexible to be able to customize treatment plans for patients and adapt plans of care to meet the needs of each patient.

Work environment.
Physiotherapists may work in areas such as hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, consulting offices among other environments.

Career opportunities
Physiotherapists may find work in all sectors of healthcare, including public hospitals, private practice, sporting clubs, rehabilitation centres as well as community health centres. Graduates can also opt to start their own practice.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
Bachelor of Science in Medical Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Midwifery
Bachelor of Science in Public Health
Bachelor of Sports Management

Bachelor of Procurement and Supply Chain Management 2018-03-13T12:46:08+03:00

Course Overview
Procurement in business can be defined as the process of acquiring goods and services from an external source.  Supply chain management on the other hand is the management of the flow of goods and services (procurement) within an organization in order to maximize customer value and to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. It encompasses the management of movement of goods, storage of goods, inventory as well as finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption by the end user or consumer. Procurement and supply management entails the buying of goods and services that enable an organisation to operate efficiently. The two processes, procurement and supply chain management are interrelated and remain an integral component in businesses of all sizes worldwide. Professionals in this field may be referred to as purchasing officers, procurement officers or supply chain management officers among other titles. Procurement officers help their companies acquire goods and services required by the companies. They achieve this through managing vendor relations, overseeing order placements, measuring efficiency and estimating costs of products and labour among others duties.

Businesses of all sizes, big and small require competent manpower to manage the companies supply chain departments. This requires well trained personnel who can handle this job. The Bachelor of Procurement and Supply Chain Management is a four year course that has been developed to address the need for adequately trained manpower to manage the area of procurement in various sectors of the economy. The programme is intended to provide students with necessary skills in Purchasing and Supplies Management that can enable them to respond to their need for effective management of public and private enterprises. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have developed a coherent and broad based coverage of Purchasing and Supplies Management and the underlying principles in the supply chain management as well as being able to develop Supply Chain Systems necessary for solving business problems and making managerial decisions. In addition, the graduates will have the capacity to tackle business problems in local, regional as well as global market place with a thorough understanding of the complex world of procurement, logistics and supply chain industries within a continuously changing environment.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a procurement officer
If you are good at negotiating, networking and dealing with figures and interested in a career within logistics, procurement or supply chain management, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you.  In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Procurement officers have very good analytical skills that enable them analyze their options and choose a supplier with the best combination of price and quality. They are also decisive people able to make their own decisions since in their work they must have the ability to make informed and timely decisions by choosing products that they think will sell or are good for their companies without compromising quality. Good communication skills are quite important not only in this field but also virtually in all other professions.

These professionals also have basic maths skills as they must be able to compare prices from different suppliers to ensure that their organization is getting the best deal without compromising quality on products or services. Good negotiation skills are equally important in this field as procurement officers often negotiate the terms of a contract with a supplier for a good deal. Interpersonal skills and self-confidence, in addition to knowledge of the product, can help lead to successful negotiation as well as working effectively with other people.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course spend most of their time interacting with suppliers. They may work in offices, retail stores and warehouses among other areas.

Career opportunities
Opportunities for graduates of this program exist in public and private sector. This means, they can work in all sectors of the economy including; agriculture, health, construction, manufacturing, retail trade, wholesale trade, government ministries, management of companies and enterprises among many other areas. Graduates can also use their creativity to start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Commerce (B.COM)
Bachelor of Business and Management
Bachelor in Business Administration (With IT)

Bachelor of Public Policy and Administration 2018-03-13T12:46:41+03:00

Course Overview
Public policy can be defined as a guide or action taken by the administrative system such as; the government with regard to issues or societal challenges in a manner consistent with law. For a better understanding of what a public policy is, we can simply say it’s what the government or the private sector proposes and implements for public good. People behind public policy are private & public office holders who have the capacity to influence or can determine public agenda such as the executive among others. Public administration on the other hand can be described as the implementation of government policy by civil servants within an official government’s executive framework. It is also an academic discipline that studies this implementation and prepares civil servants (those working in government) for working in the public service. There are so many challenges that define the public agenda today. Some of the major issues include; national security, food security, education, health, climate change among many other areas. All these challenges require competent personnel to address them. Professionals in the field of public policy & administration may be referred to as policy makers or public administrators among other titles. Public administrators performs a wide range of duties that includes; developing policy and legislation, implementing those policies, managing budgets as well as analyzing data to determine public needs among other duties.

In Kenya today there is a critical need for providing continuity in governance and public sector reforms that must be spearheaded by an innovative and highly skilled public service in line with the objectives of Kenya Constitution (2010) and vision 2030 blueprint. The promotion of new skills and knowledge in public policy analysis and public administration will facilitate the development of local solutions to problems of governance, economic and social challenges facing the society today. The Bachelor of Public Policy and Administration is a four year programme which is tailored to equip students with analytical skills and enhance the quality of service especially at the middle level of administration in both the public and private sector. This degree programme has been designed to target people who wish to pursue their careers either within the private and public sectors. In addition, the programme provides an opportunity for many public servants to grow in the career as it accommodates those with relevant diploma certificates who wish to upgrade to higher levels of training. The curriculum of the course is designed to bring about attitudinal change in the public service by cultivating a culture of transparency and accountability something that has been a big challenge in public service for a long time. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have been equipped with practical skills for solving public policy and administration challenges facing the country and beyond. In addition, they will have the competency to take leading roles within the private and public sectors in areas of public policy and administration.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1, ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a public administrator
If you are interested in a career in public service and want to pursue a career path that can enable you play a major role in influencing major decisions that affect our society and in the process make a difference in the lives of people, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Public administrators should be effective communicators able to speak effectively with other people and be able to explain policies in a manner that members of the public can understand. They also need to have good analytical skills and be able to use qualitative and quantitative research methods in policy development; their analytical skills are also very important when collecting, evaluating and interpreting data related to public policy. Public administrators must also have good critical thinking skills and be in a position to examine and process available information and draw logical policy conclusions from their findings.

Having good research and intellectual curiosity in this field is crucial as it enables public administrators to continually explore new ideas and information to produce original policy papers and research. These professionals must stay current on political subjects or matters and come up with new ways to think about and address issues based on the political situation. Good writing skills is important as the policy content must be written on down and public administrators must be able to convey their research results clearly in writing.

Policy development and analysis requires collaboration with other stakeholders in the industry, a good people skills is therefore very important in the area of public administration. Public administrators should also have good leadership skills and be able to make independent decisions based on public good. Other good skills include; proper public service values and being able to engage with community members among other key personalities.

Work environment.
Public administrators mainly work in offices among other environments.

Career opportunities
Public administrators may be employed within government agencies at all levels as well as in profit and not for profit organizations either locally or internationally. They can also work in private sector companies that contract with governments. Other areas of employment include; community management, faith based organizations, educational institutions, healthcare, Advocacy groups, foreign missions among other places. Graduates can also use their creativity and start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Public Management and Development
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, With IT
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy, with IT
Bachelor of Arts in and Sociology
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor in Business Administration With IT
Bachelor of Business and Management

Bachelor of Quantity Surveying 2018-03-13T12:47:06+03:00

Course Overview
Quantity surveying is a profession centred on preparation, construction and the management of the costs and budgets of large scale projects within the construction industry. Professionals in this profession are referred to as quantity surveyors among other titles. Quantity surveyors are responsible for figuring out just what a construction project is going to cost. They also ensure construction costs and production are managed as efficiently as possible. From the moment a plan is drawn by architects and other built environment professionals until a large construction project has been completed, a quantity surveyor is likely to be involved in a financial, technical and legal capacity. The tasks of quantity surveyors are broadly concerned with the control of the cost on construction projects, cost management as well as maintenance of the budget, valuations and any emerging legal matters in the course of the project. These professionals ensure that the project remains efficient, profitable and is completed within budget.

The Bachelor of Quantity Surveying is a four year course that is indented to empower students with sound knowledge and practical skills to think critically towards finding solutions to problems in civil engineering and building construction through sound management of projects costs and budgets. The curriculum of the programme has been designed to cover wide fields such as; Construction Law, Construction Measurement, Construction Economics, Construction Technology Among others. The course aims to equip students with specialized techniques and skills which will enable them work with other professionals in the construction industry. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be competent to improve the efficiency of the building construction process and be eligible for careers within construction cost consultancy and quantity surveying, project management, building and engineering construction cost modelling and dispute resolution among other construction related areas. Areas of employment for graduates of this programme include; construction companies, consulting quantity surveying firms, government ministries, parastatals, local authorities, insurance companies, financial institutions and other players in the construction industry. Graduates of the course also have an option to venture into self employment.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 PHY, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 2nd GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a quantity surveyor
If you have an enthusiasm for law, management or economics, are interested in the construction process from the inception of a building to completion and would like to start a career within the building industry where you can manage the financial and legal aspects of building projects, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this profession.

Quantity surveying (QS) encompasses many aspects of construction process; quantity surveyors must therefore have a good knowledge of construction methods and materials. They also need to have adequate skills in regard to budget handling and analysis and be able to devise methods to manage construction costs effectively. Most professions have embraced technology in their work, these professionals must therefore have excellent IT and maths skills.

Quantity surveyors must also be well organised and be able to keep their work in an orderly manner in regard to construction financial and legal matters. Like any other professional, good people and communication skills will enable QS professionals create good working relationships and be able to communicate effectively with other professionals such as architects, engineers as well as clients themselves. Quantity Surveyors must have a clear understanding of building regulations and other legal guidelines within their field.

Work environment.
Quantity surveyors work mostly in offices and also visit job sites.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course may find employment in areas such as; Quantity Surveying consulting firms, Building and civil engineering contractors, Architectural firms, Government ministries, parastatals, local authorities, insurance companies, financial institutions, Project management firms, Engineering firms, Project planning, evaluation and costing firms, property companies among other players in the construction industry. Graduates can also use their creativity and start their own consulting businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)
Bachelor of Architectural Technology
Bachelor of Science in construction management
Bachelor of Technology in Building Construction
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Radiography 2018-03-13T12:47:23+03:00

Course Overview.
Radiography can be described as an imaging technique that uses electromagnetic radiation waves other than visible light, especially X-rays, to view the internal structures of non-uniformly composed and opaque objects such as the human body. Professionals in this field are known as radiographers among other titles. Radiographers are an important part of the health diagnostic team responsible for producing high quality medical images that help doctors and other medical specialists to diagnose or monitor a patient’s internal illness or injury. In their day to day work, radiographers take images of patient’s internal structures (injured or diseased) to diagnose disease, illness or injury. Current statistics show that Kenya has few graduate radiographers in a fast growing population. There is therefore need to train competent radiographers towards satisfying the professional base recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) of at least one Radiographer to 20,000 citizens.

The Bachelor of Radiography is a four year integrated academic and clinical course that has been developed to enhance performance in practice, education and research in Radiography and Medical Imaging as current statistics show that Kenya has few graduate radiographers in a fast growing population. The programme is both theoretical and practical oriented where the clinical component of the course requires students to rotate in a progressive manner in a hospital radiology department while pursuing their practical hands-on training at leading hospitals. This gives the students an opportunity to apply theory to practice under the supervision of experienced Radiographers and Radiologists. This will indeed produce competent manpower ready to offer innovative solutions in hospital radiology departments, locally, regionally or even internationally. Upon graduation, graduate of this course will be eligible for registration as diagnostic radiographers as well as become members of the Society of Radiography in Kenya.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects;  Subject 1 BIO, Subject 2 CHE, Subject 3 MAT A or PHY, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or 3rd GROUP II or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a radiographer
If you enjoy science and technology and interested in working with medical equipment that employs radiation, sound waves or magnetism, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you grow and succeed in this field.

Radiographers must be detail oriented as they must follow doctors’ exact instructions to get the images needed to diagnose and treat the patients. They are also compassionate and have good people and interpersonal skills which enable them to work closely with patients who may be in extreme pain or mentally stressed. Radiographers must possess excellent maths skills as they may need to calculate and mix the right dose of chemicals used in medical imaging procedures.

Working in radiology lab involves standing for long hours, radiographers should therefore have good physical stamina to be able to work on their feet for long periods during the day and be able to lift and move patients who need assistance. These professionals must also have the necessary technical skills and be able to understand how to operate complex machinery within radiology departments.

Work environment.
Radiographers work in hospitals and healthcare related facilities.

Career opportunities
Radiographers may find employment in public and private sectors. Their work is mainly found within hospitals and healthcare related facilities. Graduates can also use their creativity and start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine
Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science & Technology
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Bachelor of Real Estate 2018-03-13T12:46:04+03:00

Course Overview
Real estate refers to land itself and buildings affixed to it as well as other natural resources including fauna, flora, crops among other features located either above or below the earth’s surface. Real estate is the foundation of social and economic wellbeing of the society across the globe. It can be categorized into; residential, commercial and industrial. Residential real estate includes; dwelling houses, undeveloped land etc. Commercial real estate includes; office buildings, retail store buildings, warehouses etc. Industrial real estate on the other hand includes; mines, factories, farms among others. The business of real estate is diverse and typically encompasses renting of land, buildings or housing units or buying and selling of real estate including valuation of real estate and real property. Professionals in this field may be referred to as real estate managers among other titles. Real estate managers’ work entails taking care of the many aspects of industrial, commercial, residential or industrial properties. In their day to day work, these professionals ensure the property is good looking and well maintained as well as preserving its leasing or resale value. Globally, the real estate sub sector plays a very important role in national economy as all human activities are associated with real estate.

Over the years, real estate has been one of the fastest growing and dynamic sectors in the country and has in the recent past out performed most of the traditionally recognised sectors. The rapid growth within this sector therefore requires a pool of well qualified and competent professionals to play key roles in the development of the real estate as well as in the advancement of the quality of real estate through the transformation and management of real estate resources. The Bachelor of Real Estate is a four year course that has been designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to be able to identify and solve technical problems in real estate management and the real estate industry at large. The curriculum gives emphasis in economics, property valuation, sales and leasing of real property, real estate financing, real estate investment appraisal & analysis, land taxation, building technology, property and facilities management, property dispute resolution, property maintenance, property and infrastructure development, real property law, property marketing and agency, property acquisitions  among other areas all geared towards creating and managing wealth in the industry.

Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will demonstrate professional competency in real estate management including; property agency, property management, property valuation, financing & development as well as property investment among other services. Graduates can find employment in both public and private sectors including; fund and asset management companies, banks, insurance companies and training institutions among other areas. Professionals in this field can be absorbed within departments dealing with real estate valuation and corporate real estate management, urban planning, real estate finance and investment, real estate development consultancies, real estate fund management among other areas. Graduates of the course can also opt to start their own real estate firms.

Entry Qualifications
 For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 2nd GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or a GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a real estate manager
If you have interest in the property & housing market, enjoy meeting different people (networking), and would like to start a career that can enable you work in a dynamic industry, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Real estate managers have got excellent customer service skills as they have to provide excellent customer service to keep existing clients and expand their business with new ones. They also have good interpersonal skills that enable them establish good working relationships with others as they interact with people every day and must have excellent interpersonal and networking skills. These professionals are also effective listeners who are able to listen to and understand residents and property owners in order to meet their individual needs.   Good organizational skills are crucial in this field as real estate managers must be able to plan, coordinate as well as direct multiple contractors at the same time, often for multiple properties.

Real estate business may be characterized by disputes between tenants, board members, buyers and property owners; good problem solving skills are therefore important as these professionals must be able to mediate disputes or legal issues between residents, homeowners and board members. Having good technical and communication skills is equally important as real estate managers must understand leasing or rental contracts and must be able to clearly explain the materials and answer questions raised by a resident or group of board members in a language they can understand.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course may work mostly in offices; however onsite managers spend a considerable amount of their workday doing tasks away from the office, such as inspecting properties, showing apartments or meeting with owners among others.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can find jobs in both the public and private sectors including; banks, insurance companies, fund and assent management companies, educational institutions, construction companies, real estate management companies, real estate development companies, real estate finance and investment, real estate valuation, urban planning, corporate real estate managements among other areas related to real estate. Graduates can also become entrepreneurs and start their own real estate businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Quantity Surveying
Bachelor of Construction Management
Bachelor of Technology in Building Construction
Bachelor of Science in Land Administration
Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning, With IT

Bachelor of Science (B.SC) 2018-03-13T12:46:58+03:00

Course Overview
The Bachelor of Science (general) is a broad area of study which encompasses both physical and biological sciences. A biological science is all about the study of life and is divided into botany and zoology. Botany can be described as the scientific study of plants, including their structure, ecology, physiology, genetics, classification, distribution and economic importance among other areas. Zoology on the other hand can be described as the scientific study of the structure, classification, behaviour, physiology as well as distribution of animals. Physical science is concerned with the study of inanimate natural objects, including chemistry, physics, mathematics, astronomy among other related subjects. Depending on one’s area of specialization, professionals in this field may be referred to as research scientists, botanists, zoologists, chemists, physicists among other titles.

The Bachelor of Science is a four year programme that has been designed to offer students with wide choices in biological and physical sciences depending on student’s area of interest. Students pursuing Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) at Moi University can choose their majors in one of the following; Chemistry, Physics, Botany or Zoology. Upon successful completion of the course graduates of the course can find employment in various areas depending on one’s area of specializations. botanical engagement in private and public enterprises, botanists in (Kenya museums, Kenya Wildlife Service etc), biotechnologists, museums, zoological gardens, pharmaceutical companies, national parks, marine parks, research institutions, education, laboratories, aquaculture, biotechnology, hatcheries or animal breeding businesses, market research, banks and other financial intermediaries among other areas depending on specialization.

Entry Requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 any GROUP II, Subject 3 2nd GROUP II, Subject 4 3rd GROUP II or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V

Becoming a research scientist
If you are science minded and open to wide career options then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you grow and succeed in this field.

Research scientists have good scientific and technical skills in their chosen area of specialization. They are also effective problem solvers able to solve complex scientific problems within their area of specialization. Good spoken and written communication skills are very crucial in this field. Professionals in this field possess excellent people skills that enable them to work effectively in a team environment. They also have good presentation skills that enable them present their research findings to their clients.

Other important skills to have in this field include; report writing skills, data collection & analysis skills, time management and organizational skills, problem solving skills among others.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course work in office, lab and in the field.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course may find employment in areas such as; botanical engagement in private and public enterprises, botanists in (Kenya museums, Kenya Wildlife Service etc), biotechnologists, museums, zoological gardens, pharmaceutical companies, national parks, marine parks, research institutions, education, laboratories, aquaculture, biotechnology, hatcheries or animal breeding businesses, market research, banks and other financial intermediaries among other areas depending on specialization. They can also start their own ventures.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Botany
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Bachelor of Science in Zoology
Bachelor of Science in Physics
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Bachelor of Science in Accountancy 2018-03-13T12:47:45+03:00

Course Overview.
Accountancy can be described as the practice or activity of classifying, recording, and reporting on financial transactions for businesses both small and big. Accountancy deals with identifying, measuring and communicating information to assist both individuals and companies make informed economic decisions. Professionals in this field are known as accountants among other titles. The work of accountants entails preparing and examining financial records. In their day to day work, these professionals ensure that financial records are accurate and that government taxes are paid properly and on time. In every business, small or big, accountants assess financial operations and work to help ensure that businesses and organizations are running smoothly and efficiently. As we move towards vision 2030, it is necessary to create a pool of well trained personnel in the various fields of national economy towards the attainment of the Kenya we want as envisioned in the vision 2030 blueprint. Whereas in other fields such as medicine, engineering, architecture among others, there are specialized training in these areas, the field of accountancy has not benefited from this. There is need to train specialized manpower in the area of accountancy.

Bachelor of Science in Accountancy is a four year course that has been developed to equip learners with deep understanding in business education with a specialization in accounting issues and skills. The coursework covers subjects such as; Introduction to Financial Accounting, Introduction to Microeconomics, Introduction to Financial Accounting, Introduction to Macro Economics, Management Mathematics, Company Accounting, Auditing, taxation, Insurance and Risk Management among others. In their final year of study, students can decide on their majors including; Management Accounting, Financial Accounting & Auditing. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have the skills to work in both public and private sectors of the economy. Areas of employment include various fields in accountancy, accounting information systems, corporate accounting, auditing, and management among other areas.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an accountant
If you are passionate about accounting and interested in finance and business and are comfortable working with facts and figures, then a career in accounting might be a good choice for you. In addition you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you grow and succeed in this field.

Accountants must possess excellent analytical skills to be able to identify issues in documentation and suggest solutions to complex financial problems. Having proper analytical skills in their work will help in minimizing tax liability for the company. Like any other profession, accountants must have excellent communication & listening skills to be able to communicate effectively and listen carefully to facts and concerns from managers, clients among other stakeholders.

To avoid errors in reporting accountants must pay attention to detail when compiling and examining financial documentation. Good maths skills are mandatory in this field to enable accountants compare, analyze and interpret facts and figures. Accountants deal with many financial documents; they must therefore have excellent organizational skills to enable them work with a range of financial documents for a variety of clients. With evolving technologies, accountants must be able to embrace the latest accounting software to enhance efficiency at the work place

Work environment.
Accountants work mostly in offices but may travel extensively to perform accounting tasks in various areas.

Career opportunities
Accountants can work in public or private institutions. They can find employment in areas such; banking, insurance, manufacturing, agriculture, hospitality, construction, engineering, health, real estate, retail shops, non profit organizations among other areas. Graduates may also opt to venture into self employment.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Commerce (B.com)
Bachelor in Business Administration
Bachelor of Business and Management, with IT
Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management
Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science 2018-03-13T12:47:05+03:00

Course Overview
Actuarial Science is a science based profession which encompasses the application of statistical and mathematical methods to assess risk in finance, insurance and other sectors. Professionals in this field are known as actuaries among other titles. The work of actuaries entails analyzing financial costs of risks and uncertainties. These professionals use statistical methods, mathematics as well as financial theories to assess the risk that an event will occur and then help their clients and businesses develop policies that minimize the cost of that risk. Their work is essential to the insurance industry. As a profession, actuarial science is normally concerned with the application of mathematical, statistical, probabilistic and financial theories to solve real business problems and other challenges. These problems involve analyzing future financial events, especially where future payments involved have certain or uncertain timing. The traditional areas in which actuaries operate are: life and general insurance, pensions and investment. Actuaries are also increasingly moving into other fields like health insurance, solvency measurements and asset-liability management, financial risk management, mortality and morbidity investigation and so on, where their analytical skills can be employed.

The Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science is a four year course that has been designed to equip the students with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills of actuarial science. The curriculum of the course is aimed at equipping students with sound knowledge in economics, advanced mathematical and statistical methods as well as financial theories to enable them develop techniques for the interpretation, management and evaluation of risks as well as solving other real business problems within the industry. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have the competency to work in areas such as; Life and Non-life insurance companies where they will be involved in (valuing financial contracts, developing insurance products, investing funds and management of assets); consultancy services such as (offering employee benefit plans and advice to occupational pension funds ); Government support service such as(advising on the national insurance and supervising insurance companies ); as well as other areas  in commerce, the stock exchange, Industry and Academia among other areas.

Entry Requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V

Becoming an actuary
If you are good in mathematics, enjoy working with numbers and interested in a career in financial risk management, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this profession.

Actuaries have excellent maths skills as they frequently use mathematical formulas to quantify risk by using the principles of calculus, statistics, and probability. They also have good computer skills as they must know programming languages and be able to use and develop spreadsheets, databases and statistical analysis tools. Actuaries are good communicators able to explain complex technical matters to those without an actuarial background. Good analytical skills are very important in this field as actuaries use analytical skills to identify patterns and trends in complex sets of data to determine the factors that have an effect on certain types of events.

They also have good interpersonal skills which enables them create good working relationships and be able to serve as leaders and members of teams, that way they are able to listen to other people’s opinions and suggestions before reaching a conclusion. Actuaries are excellent problem solvers able to identify risks and develop ways for businesses to manage those risks.

Work environment
Actuaries work mostly an office setting among other environments.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course may find work in areas such as; Life and Non-life insurance companies, Accounting, Pension departments of various organizations, underwriting, banking and other financial institutions, insurance firms, business, government, multinational companies among other areas. Graduates of the course can also become consultants.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
Bachelor of Economics and Statistics
Bachelor of Science in Statistics
Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Science in Financial Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering 2017-01-22T13:09:52+03:00

Course Overview.
Aerospace engineering can be described as field of engineering primarily concerned with the design and development of aircrafts and spacecrafts. As a profession, it entails the design, development and maintenance of flight vehicles. Aerospace engineering as an important field encompasses both the design and manufacture of aircrafts and the design and flight of vehicles beyond the earth’s atmosphere. It is divided into two inter-related branches namely astronautical and aeronautical engineering. Professionals in this field are known as aerospace engineers. Aerospace engineers conceptualize, design and develop spacecrafts, aircrafts, missiles and satellites. In addition, aerospace engineers design and test aircrafts prototypes to ensure that they function according to design and safety consideration.

Modern aircrafts and other flight vehicles are highly complex systems requiring a high level of professionalism which in turn creates need for highly competent manpower in this field. It is a profession that is constantly evolving and at the forefront of innovation as it seeks to improve air safety as well as operating efficiencies while also reducing the environmental impact. The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering has been developed to produce competent manpower capable of addressing various challenges affecting the aerospace sector, from design to manufacture of air vehicles and related systems. The coursework emphasis on important aerospace topics such as; aerodynamics, aerostructures, avionics, propulsion systems, flight mechanics and controls among others. Upon successful completion of the course, the graduates will have the skills in the aerospace engineering fields of design, manufacture, research and development as well as promoting safe and airworthiness operations.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 PHY, Subject 3 CHE, Subject 4 BIO or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an aerospace engineer
If you are passionate about aircrafts as well as spacecrafts and want to be involved in the design, development & maintenance of these air vehicles, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Aerospace engineers possess excellent mathematical skills as they frequently use advanced mathematical formulas such as trigonometry, calculus and other advanced mathematical topics for analysis, design and troubleshooting in their work. These professionals also have good critical thinking skills as they must be able to translate a set of issues into requirements and to figure out why a particular design does or does not work.

Aerospace engineers in addition have got excellent writing skills as they must be able to write papers that explain their designs clearly and create documentation for future reference. Good oral communication skills are very useful in this field to enable aerospace engineers work and communicate effectively with other people.

Work environment.
Aerospace engineers mostly work in offices but may also work in other environments such as; laboratories and manufacturing plants among other areas.

Career opportunities
Aerospace engineers may find employment in areas such as; aircraft firms & manufacturers, airline operators, defence/security agencies (air wing), civil aeronautics, aerospace engine firms, ground and undersea transportation systems, airline contract agencies, aerospace research companies, pollution control, wind power among other areas. With experience in the field, graduates can also start their own aerospace engineering consultancies.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics
Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Bachelor of Business Management (Civil Aviation Management)

Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Economics and Food Industry Management 2018-03-13T12:47:48+03:00

Course Overview.
Agribusiness refers to a business dealing with agricultural production or agricultural value chain. Economics is the scientific study of the production, consumption and transfer of wealth. Agribusiness economics is therefore concerned with the application of economic theories in agribusiness. The food industry encompasses various businesses that deal with the supply of the food consumed by the world population. Professionals trained in the area of agribusiness economics may be referred to agribusiness economists, agricultural economists among other titles. Generally, agribusiness economist’s deal with various activities related to the development and competitiveness of sustainable agrifood value chains. In a world with more than six billion people and a growing population all depended on limited natural resources, there is need for training of competent manpower with skills and knowledge required for development and management of sustainable agrifood value chains. How the planet will manage its natural resources while simultaneously increasing its production of food, fiber and bio-fuels in a sustainable manner to meet the growing demand will greatly depend on the unique skills of future agricultural and resource economists’ leaders.

The Bachelors of Science in Agribusiness Economics and Food Industry Management is a distinctive programme designed for students pursuing management careers in the food industry field, which includes acquiring of primary raw materials, all levels of food, fiber and bio-fuels processing, manufacturing and food value chain systems. The curriculum of the programme is aimed at equipping students with skills and knowledge needed in finance, management, marketing and strategy to successfully work in careers that require professionals to master the understanding of the uniqueness of food value chains. The broad objective of the program is to create and develop manpower with practical management, marketing, finance knowledge and problem solving skills to improve and expand on food manufacturing, processing, food retail and sales management.  Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have the skills required in management, finance, marketing and strategy to successfully work within the food value chains.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 BIO, Subject 3 PHY or CHE, Subject 4 3rd GROUP II or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming agribusiness economist
If you are interested in the food value chain, from farm to processing to marketing and would like to turn this into a business career, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow in this profession.

Agribusiness economists need to have excellent skills such as; communication, analytical and business skills as they frequently use these skills to find business success in marketing, sales, management and finance among other areas. In addition, professionals in this field must be able to effectively conduct policy dialogue on economic and agriculture issues with senior government officials, the private sector, donor representatives, civil society, farmers and farmer communities. This involves the capacity to present complex issues in simple terms.

Work environment.
Professionals in this field may work both in office and in the field.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can work both in government and the private sectors. Some typical areas of employment include; private research institutions, consulting firms, food processing companies, educational institutions, food retail & sales management and other farm related businesses among other areas. Graduates can also use their creativity to start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics
Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management
Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology

Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management 2018-03-13T12:46:26+03:00

Course Overview
Agribusiness is a term used to refer to any business within the agricultural value chain (production, processing or marketing of agricultural products and services among other activities). Agribusiness Management on the other hand is a broad term that focuses on the overall value chain management within the agricultural subsector including; agricultural production, agricultural input supply, agricultural finance, commodity assembly and processing as well as agricultural marketing. Agribusiness management involves many stakeholders including agricultural producers (businesses producing agricultural products), agro products suppliers (businesses that provide supplies and services to the producers), agro processors (businesses that add value to agricultural products) as well as agro marketers (businesses that facilitate the marketing of agricultural products to an ever-growing marketplace). Professionals in this field may be referred to as agribusiness specialists among other titles. Agribusiness specialists are involved with planning and carrying out duties and responsibilities that are needed for the agribusiness to be a successful and profitable.

Agricultural businesses continue to be one of the key drivers of economic engines in many third world nations Kenya included. Effective and efficient management and organization of these agribusinesses enterprises is therefore very important towards realizing rapid economic progress. The Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management is a four year course which has been developed to produce agribusiness personnel with skills and knowledge that can propel the agribusiness subsector forward. The programme offers a wide exposure to problems affecting the agribusiness industry through real life case studies.  It also exposes students to the most recent advances in information technology and management.  The programme is therefore well grounded to provide the agro-industry with personnel who will need little practical training on the job to be able to perform well. The program’s mainstream objective is to produce competent, motivated, highly skilled, nationally and internationally competitive manpower that will function effectively in a globalized and dynamic agro-industry.

Entry requirement.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 BIO, Subject 3 PHY or CHE, and Subject 4 3rd GROUP II or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming agribusiness specialist
If you have passion for business and an interest in agriculture and want to start a career geared towards feeding the world, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you grow and succeed in this field.

Agribusiness specialists have good communication skills, both written and oral. They also have good interpersonal skills that enable them deal with colleagues, suppliers, traders, exporters among other value chain stakeholders. These professionals also have experience in marketing and economics a skill that enables them bring innovative solutions to the industry. Since professionals in this field work within agriculture related field, passion and experience in farming, crops and livestock is also needed. These professionals possess excellent innovation and problem solving skills that enable them identify problems and propose strategies to solve problems within the agricultural value chain.

Work environment.
Agribusiness specialists work both in offices and in the field.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can find employment in both the Government and the private sector. Graduates can find jobs in departments or organizations dealing with Agro finance, sales, marketing, food industry sectors, farm management sectors and agricultural supplies companies among other areas related to agro based industries. They can also decide to start their own ventures.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Economics and Food Industry Management
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Resource Management
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering 2018-03-13T12:46:57+03:00

Course Overview
Bio-systems engineering can be defined as a field of engineering which integrates engineering design and science with applied environmental, agricultural and biological sciences. Bio-systems engineering is an advanced evolution of Agricultural Engineering. Professionals in this field are known as Bio-systems Engineers among other titles. Bio-systems engineers design solutions to technical problems that involve a critical biological component. These professionals attempt to solve agricultural problems concerning; the efficiency of farm machinery, pollution and environmental issues, power supplies as well as the storage and processing of agricultural products among other related services. They apply quantitative skills to create products, processes and systems that improve human existence. Working at the interface of engineering and biology, bio-systems engineers are engaged in the most important challenges of our time. With increased population world over, there is need to create efficient agricultural production to sustainably feed the growing population. Bio-systems engineers are crucial in addressing this problem.

Agricultural production causes environmental degradation when cultivation is done on riverbanks, forests, water catchment areas, marginal lands and hilly slopes. To overcome these challenges among many others, efficient production in agriculture would require machinery, structures of various categories, energy to competent manpower to offer solutions within the agricultural sector. Therefore there is need to produce engineers for the agricultural and biological sector with a better focus in agricultural structures engineering, agricultural mechanization, bio-production systems, agricultural processing, and soil, water and environment engineering among related areas. The Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Bio-systems Engineering is a five year course which has been developed to produce competent Bio-systems engineers with adequate skills and knowledge to enhance sustainable use of natural resources, harness and manage energy systems and design and manage optimal bio-production & processing systems. In the fourth and fifth year of study, students are required to specialize in any of the following options; Biomechanical and Processing Engineering or Soil, Water and Environmental Engineering. Upon graduation, the programme aims to produce competent engineers towards design and development of farm machinery, design and production of bio-processing machines and structures, soil and water conservation and environmental management, waste management, irrigation and drainage engineering, energy resources management and bio-processing systems design among other areas.

Entry Requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of B- in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 PHY, Subject 3 CHE, Subject 4 BIO or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a Bio-systems engineer
If you are good in maths, love agriculture and machinery and interested in a practical engineering career that can solve problems for agro-industrial development and the consequent environmental problems as well as other issues related to land based industries in horticulture and agriculture in general, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Bio-systems engineers possess excellent analytical skills which enable them design systems that are part of larger agricultural or environmental systems and be able to propose solutions that interact well with other machinery, equipment, workers and the environment at large. They also have good communication and listening skills which enable them listen to and seek out information from clients, workers and other professionals working on a project.

Bio-systems engineers possess excellent maths skills as they use maths formulas such as trigonometry, calculus and other advanced topics to design, analyze and solve problems in their work. These engineers are quite innovative and excellent problem solvers able to work on problems affecting many different aspects of agricultural production, from designing safer equipment for food processing to water erosion to complex machineries in those fields.

Work environment.
Bio-systems engineers work much of the time in offices but also work in the field.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course may find employment in both private and public sectors in various engineering fields and in particular bio-processing systems design, design and production of bio-processing machines, food processing plants, agro-based industries, NGO’s, machinery manufacturers and dealers, construction companies, research institutions, Government ministries, water distribution and sewerage companies, irrigation and drainage engineering, NEMA & other environmental organizations, Consultancy firms among others. Graduates can also start their own consultancy practices.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Water and Environmental Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial and Textile Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering & Technology
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics 2018-03-13T12:46:17+03:00

Course Overview
Agricultural economics can be described as a branch of economics that deals with the application of economic theories in order to optimize the production process and distribution systems of food and related agricultural products. Professionals in this field of specialization may be referred to as agricultural economists among other titles. Agricultural economists are involved with applying their skills and knowledge of the demand for goods and services in the agricultural sector, including the analysis of production, consumption and distribution systems. These professionals use their expertise to examine statistical data with an objective of identifying the agricultural trends and make predictions for the wider agricultural market. Agriculture remains an integral sub-sector in the economies of many developing countries which are characterized by the absence of a strong industrial sector.  In Kenya for instance, agriculture is the backbone of the economy contributing enormously towards entrepreneurship, farmer’s income, source of source of employment to millions of Kenyans as well as countries chief foreign exchange earner.

Farming across sub-Saharan Africa and other developing nations is practiced by small scale farmers with limited resource base and basic technology. Due to this challenge, there is the need to produce competent manpower with capability to contribute towards the development of the agricultural sub-sector to its entirety. The Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics is a programme that has been designed towards this cause. The curriculum of the course is designed to train competent personnel with skills, knowledge and capability to propel the agricultural subsector forward. The emphasis of the course is tailored within; agriculture, Farm Management, Economics, Marketing economics, Agricultural extension and practical work among other related areas. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will possess the skills and knowledge that can enable them analyse and explain the ecological, physical, land agricultural policy, carry out effective extension work among farmers, participate in the general implementation of agricultural developments as well as running their own individual farm or firms and agri-business enterprises among other active engagement activities. In addition, graduates will be competent and sensitive to address issues related to increased small farm productivity and development.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 BIO, Subject 3 PHY or CHE, Subject 4 3rd GROUP II or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an agricultural economist
If you are passionate about agriculture and enjoy maths as well as statistics and interested in a career that can help towards improving food production, processing & marketing thereby helping small farm holders preserve and develop their economic strengths, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Good agricultural knowledge is very important in this profession as agricultural economists must be familiar with the agriculture sector and institutional context of a given region to give appropriate solutions within this subsector. Since much of the work in this field involves turning the results of agricultural research and analysis into professional advice, these professionals must have excellent problem solving skills. Effective communication skills are equally important as these professionals often may give presentations, explain reports or give advice to their clients on agricultural economics and trends.  Good peoples skills enables them establish good working relationship with other stakeholders.

Good analytical skills are very important in this field as agricultural economists must also be able to review agricultural data, observe trends & patterns as well as being able to draw logical conclusions from that data. These professionals regularly use the principles of calculus, statistics as well as other advanced mathematical topics towards their agricultural economic analysis and this requires having good maths skills. Agricultural economists also need to have good writing skills to enable them present their findings clearly to others as these professionals may prepare reports for clients, colleagues or even write for publication in journals.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course work in offices as well as in the field.

Career opportunities
Agricultural economists may find work in companies dealing with agriculture such as; consulting firms, food processing companies, private research institutions, colleges and universities, fertilizer, pesticide or herbicide producers, Non-profit organizations and other farm-related businesses. Graduates can also start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Economics and Food Industry Management
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Resource Management
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education & Extension 2018-03-13T12:47:54+03:00

Course Overview.
Agricultural education can be defined as the teaching of agriculture lessons, land management and natural resources in an effort to prepare students for careers within agricultural fields. Agricultural extension on the other hand can be defined as the provision of research-based information on various facets of agricultural production to farmers to increase farm yield. Combined together, training in Agricultural Education & Extension offers dual qualifications in the two areas and prepares students for careers in education as well as leadership positions in agriculture including working in schools and colleges as teachers. Professionals in this field can therefore be referred to as agricultural extension officers, school agriculture teachers, farm advisors among other titles. Professionally, agricultural extension officers act as intermediaries between agricultural research and farmers. In their day to day work activities, these professionals operate as communicators and facilitators helping farmers in their decision-making and ensuring that appropriate agricultural knowledge is implemented to obtain the best agricultural results.

Agriculture is the backbone of Kenya’s economy. It contributes about 26% directly and 27% indirectly to Kenya’s GDP and provides income to over 70% of Kenyans. The data justifies investment in school and tertiary level Education in agriculture. Modern agriculture is complex and only individuals who have gone through an extended period of preparation in agriculture can effectively participate and contribute in it. Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education & Extension is a four year course that is intended to prepare and produce competent manpower with skills and knowledge applicable within agricultural extension, school agriculture education, rural sociology, cultural and rural development among other areas. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates can work as agricultural extension officers, school agriculture teachers as well as working within agriculture and Livestock related institutions.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 BIO, Subject 2 CHE, Subject 3 MAT A or PHY or GEO, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or 3rd GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an agriculture teacher cum extension officer
If you have an interest in agriculture and education and want to develop a career that can enable you play a key role towards developing Kenya’s food supplies and helping smallholder farmers as well as empowering future farmers, then pursuing this course might interest you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

As an agriculture teacher cum extension officer, you must have strong research skills to be in a position to unearth emerging farming technologies that can benefit farmers. You also need to have strong report writing skills that can enable you prepare training materials for the framers. Transfer of knowledge to farmers is in some cases done through experiments, professionals in this field must therefore have good demonstration and presentation skills.

A passion for the environment and farming is very important as agriculture is all about working in the field under extreme weather conditions. Smallholder farmers experience various farming challenges; as a result professionals in this field need to a have good problem-solving skills to help farmers find solutions to their farming challenges.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course can work in educational setups, offices or field depending on one’s area of employment.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can work in both private and public sectors. Areas of employment include; private and secondary schools as agriculture teachers, cooperative extension, business, trade, Nonprofits organizations, Companies that manufacture fertilizers and other farming inputs, professional associations or within agriculture and Livestock related institutions among other areas. Graduates can also start their own businesses within the field.

You may explore these courses.
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Bachelor of Science in Horticulture
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture & Human Ecology Extension
Bachelor of Science in Dry Land, Agriculture & Enterprise Development
Bachelor of Science in Agroforestry & Rural Development
Bachelor of Science in Community Resource Management

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Resource Management 2018-03-13T12:46:17+03:00

Course Overview
Agricultural resources refers to land, farm buildings and other facilities within the farm that aid in production and marketing of livestock, crops and other farm products on a commercial basis. The management aspect of the course denotes the capability and overall monitoring and control of all these farm parameters to ensure a profitable enterprise. Another important field in this area is agricultural economics; this refers to application of economic theory to optimize food production and distribution. An effective management of agricultural resources is becoming more and more important due to growing population and increased food demand. This requires competent personnel in this field.  Professionals in this field may be referred to as agricultural managers, agricultural scientists or agricultural resource economists among other titles. Agricultural managers are involved with running farming establishments that produce crops, livestock as well as dairy products among other agricultural commodities towards maximizing farm profits in a sustainable approach. Agriculture remains the backbone of Kenya’s economy, it is actually a source of income to millions of farmers across the country and in addition the sector employs thousands of people along the value chain besides being a good foreign exchange earner.

Despite its importance in the country, agriculture is faced by myriads of challenges which need to be approached from a holistic view. Addressing agricultural challenges requires competent manpower with diverse skills in agriculture, leadership and management of farm enterprises. The Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Resource Management is a four year course that has been developed to train specialized Agricultural personnel in the region. The curriculum coursework covers important areas such as; agricultural policy and law, agricultural extension and rural development, agricultural land economics, seed science and technology, principles of forage production and conservation, rangeland resource management, farm management, aquatic resources management and farming systems among other important subjects. The overall objective of the course is to train and equip students with knowledge and skills to enable them identify, address, evaluate and advise confidently on the contemporary issues and challenges affecting agricultural development within the country and beyond. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be competent in areas of modern agriculture, agricultural researches as well as management and be able to solve agricultural problems in the region thereby promoting agricultural development and living standards for Kenyans.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 BIO, Subject 3 PHY or CHE, Subject 4 3rd GROUP II or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an agricultural manager
If you are passionate about agriculture and interested in a career that can enable you contribute towards solving myriad of agricultural problems in the region thereby enhancing food security, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Agricultural managers have good interpersonal skills that enable them work efficiently with other farm employees including supervising labourers and other workers. Effective communication skills are very important in this field to ensure that these professionals can communicate farming technologies to people with little or no farming knowledge.

Having excellent analytical skills is very important in this field to ensure that these professionals are able to monitor and assess the quality of their farms or livestock and offer appropriate solutions to any problem. Solving agricultural problems requires good problem solving and innovative thinking which professionals in this field should have. Good leadership skills are equally important.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course typically work outdoors and may spend some time in offices.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can find work in the agricultural sub sector and related industries. Graduates can find jobs in agribusiness sectors, policy development, finance/banking, natural resource management among others. They can go by various titles such as; agricultural managers, agricultural extension specialists, agricultural project planners, marketing officers, agricultural credit officers among others.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics
Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management
Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Economics and Food Industry Management
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 2018-03-13T12:46:57+03:00

Course Overview
Agriculture is simply the science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool and other products useful to mankind. Professionals in this field are known as agriculturists, agricultural managers among other titles. Agriculturists are professionally trained on areas of raising livestock as well as cultivation. They advise farmers on crop protection, disease and harvesting, soil management, animal breeding, environmental sustainability among other areas geared towards a sustainable farming experience. Agriculture through provision of food, employment, cash or income and shelter is the mainstay or backbone of Kenya’s economy. Due to this fact, the Kenyan government has taken measures to speed up rural development via enhancing agricultural production among small holder farmers. Some of these measures include increased Agricultural Education & Extension as well as District Focus for Rural Development.

The Bachelor of Science in Agriculture is a four year course which has been developed to produce competent and well trained manpower equipped with a broad range of both theoretical and practical skills tailored towards promoting animal and crop production. The programme is aimed at producing competent personnel with the necessary skills useful in animal and crop production through research, training, extension education marketing and self-employment. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be able to integrate practices of crop and animal production with other farming enterprises and play leading roles towards feeding the nation and actualization of the Kenya vision 2030 blueprint.

Entry Requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 BIO, Subject 2 CHE, Subject 3 MAT A or PHY or GEO, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or 3rd GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an agriculturist
If you are passionate about agriculture, love working outdoor and want to start a career that can help towards feeding the world, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you grow and succeed in this profession.

Agriculturists must be knowledgeable in modern farming practices that can help in preserving the environment and increasing farming yield. They also need to be good communicators able to educate and advice farmers on methods which can be embraced to increase farm produce. In addition these professionals may supervise agricultural workers and receive instruction from scientists or specialists, so effective communication is critical. These professionals need to have good people skills that can enable them relate and work well with farmers and other farm professionals. Good analytical skills are equally important as agriculturists must conduct a variety of observations and on-site measurements, all of which require precision and accuracy.

Agriculturists must be well organized and be able to organize their projects in a manner that in sustainable both to farmers and their employers. They also need to be knowledgeable in IT application as all professions have embraced the use of computers. Agriculturists must love working in the field and sometimes under extremely bad weather, in addition they need to have good physical stamina as those who work in agricultural settings may need to stand for long periods, lift objects, and generally perform physical labour.

Work environment.
Agriculturists work mostly in the field, but may also work in offices, labs among other environments.

Career opportunities
Graduates of agriculture may find employment in areas such as; livestock farming, crop cultivation, agricultural researchers, agro-chemical companies, horticultural farms, farm products and equipment supplies, extension education, rural financial institutions among others. Graduates can also opt to start their own lucrative farming enterprises.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education & Extension
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture & Human Ecology Extension
Bachelor of Science in Horticulture
Bachelor of Science in Dry Land, Agriculture & Enterprise Development
Bachelor of Science in Applied Aquatic Science
Bachelor of Science in Fisheries Management and Aquaculture Technology
Bachelor of Science in Animal Science
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine
Bachelor of Science in Range Management
Bachelor of Science in Agroforestry & Rural Development
Bachelor of Science in Forestry
Bachelor of Science in Dryland Animal Science (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology
Bachelor of Science in Dairy Technology & Management
Bachelor of Science in Leather Technology
Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Economics and Food Industry Management
Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture & Human Ecology Extension 2018-03-13T12:45:58+03:00

Course Overview
Agriculture is simply the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food and other related products. Human ecology on the other hand studies the relationship between the humans, their social, natural as well as the built environments. Combined together, this course gives dual qualifications in Agriculture & Human Ecology. Professionals in this field may be referred to as agricultural cum human ecologists among other titles. These professionals give advisory and management services related to improving agricultural enterprises, better management and utilization of farm produce, family and community resources as a whole for sustainable development.

The Bachelor of Science in Agriculture & Human Ecology Extension is a four year course which has been designed as a double major in Agriculture and Human Ecology. The programme is designed to equip students with knowledge and skills necessary for improving the psychological, physical as well as socio-economic development and well being of individuals, families and the community at large. The curriculum of the course emphasis on appropriate skills transfer in areas such as entrepreneurship, project planning and management, community consultancy, gender and development, appropriate technology transfer among others that address community development issues and concerns.

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates will have the skills and knowledge required to effectively address issues affecting the quality of life of individuals, families and communities as well as being able to adequately advise on the techniques of improving agricultural enterprises, better management and utilization of farm produce, family, and community resources for sustainable development. Graduates will be eligible for careers in areas such as; agricultural extension, rural and urban development, micro and small enterprises, self employment among other areas.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 BIO, Subject 2 CHE, Subject 3 MAT A or PHY or GEO, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or 3rd GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming agricultural cum human ecologist
If you enjoy working outdoor and are interested in farming and want to develop a career in agriculture which is tailored towards socio-economic development and well being of individuals, families and the community, then you may find this course interesting. In addition you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you succeed in this field.

Agricultural cum human ecologists work with farmers and community members helping them in their decision-making and ensuring that appropriate knowledge is transferred and implemented to obtain the best agricultural and development results. They should therefore be able to communicate to farmer’s agricultural information on natural resources, animals and crops on how best to utilise the farmland for enhanced yield. Professionals in this field should have proper interpersonal skills to enable them work with groups of local communities and help them improve farming methods and their livelihoods. Creativity and innovation are crucial as for any professional to remain competitive in the industry; they must practice high level of creativity and innovation.

Good persuasive ability is required in this field as these professionals should be able to encourage farmers to adopt new, improved methods of farming using a variety of methods to reach farmers. Professionals in this field must also have excellent problem solving skills that can enable them solve complex problems that help meet the changing needs of individuals, families and communities at large. Agricultural cum human ecologists should also be able to have the ability to develop and deliver programs related to topics such as human relationships, family systems and society development among others and in a manner that is understandable by the members; this would require good instructional skills.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course may work mostly in the field while at the same time spending some time in offices.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can find work in agricultural extension, rural and urban development as well as micro and small enterprises among other areas. They can also find work within various industries and manufacturers of agricultural products as well as farming co-operatives. Graduates can also opt to start their own businesses by becoming a consultant in this field.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education & Extension
Bachelor of Science in Dry Land, Agriculture & Enterprise Development
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Bachelor of Environmental Studies & Community Development
Bachelor of Science in Agroforestry & Rural Development
Bachelor of Arts in Gender, Women, and Development Studies

Bachelor of Science in Agroforestry & Rural Development 2018-03-13T12:46:34+03:00

Course Overview
Agro forestry in simple definition is the activity of growing of trees and agricultural or horticultural crops on the same piece of land. This system is designed to create more diverse, healthy, productive, profitable and sustainable land-use systems for the farming communities. Rural development on the other hand is the process of improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people living in rural, isolated or sparsely populated areas. Traditionally rural development has been centred on the exploitation of natural resources such as forestry and agriculture. Professionals in this field may be referred to as agro-foresters, rural development specialists among other titles. Agro-foresters combine forestry and agricultural technologies to establish more diversified, productive, healthy, profitable and sustainable land-use systems to spur economic growth in rural areas.

The Bachelor of Science in Agro-forestry & Rural Development has been designed to equip students with dual qualifications in the two fields and be competent enough in planning and developing programs that can spur economic growth and contribute towards poverty alleviation in rural areas. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will therefore be skilled, competent and highly knowledgeable in the dichotomy of knowledge in agriculture and forestry in the production, utilization and conservation of our environment and natural resource in a sustainable way. Further graduates will be able to facilitate organization of community members for development activities.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects;  Subject 1 BIO, Subject 2 CHE, Subject 3 MAT A or PHY or GEO, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or 3rd GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an agro-forester
If you are passionate about agriculture and interested in sustainable rural development and want to start a career that can empower your community improve their livelihoods through agro forestry and related projects, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you succeed in this field.

Ago-foresters are decisive people who are able to use their expertise and experience to determine whether their findings will have an impact on community, soil, farm and forested lands. They also have good management skills as they need to work well with other agriculture, forest and conservation workers and should be able to manage people properly.

Working with other people requires excellent interpersonal skills as well as effective communication ability. Ago-foresters should also be in good physical stamina and love working outdoor as they often walk long distances in steep and wooded farmlands working in all kinds of weather, including extreme heat and cold. In addition, ago-foresters should have good analytical skills and be able to evaluate programs that can achieve sustainable development and benefit members of the community.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course work both in the field and office. Hours spend on each working environment is depended on ones position.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course may find work in both the government and the private sector. Some areas of employment include; Government departments dealing with forestry and agriculture, privately owned agro forestry farms, Non Governmental and Development organizations dealing with agro-forestry and rural development among other related fields. Graduates can also start their own agro forestry related ventures and help their communities’ live better lives through rural development.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Forestry
Bachelor of Science in Dry Land, Agriculture & Enterprise Development
Bachelor of Environmental Studies & Community Development
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture & Human Ecology Extension
Bachelor of Science in Community Development
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Bachelor of Science in Analytical Chemistry 2018-03-13T12:47:01+03:00

Course Overview
Analytical chemistry is the study of the separation, identification, and quantification of the chemical components of natural and artificial materials that underlie most aspects of modern life and plays a central part within the chemical industry. In a simpler definition, Analytical chemistry is the science of obtaining, processing, and communicating information about the composition and structure of matter. In other words, it is the art and science of determining what matter is and how much of it exists. Professionals in this field are known as analytical chemists or simply chemists among other titles. Analytical chemists examine chemical substances to determine chemical composition of those substances. In addition, these professionals look at how elements in a compound interact with one another. Their work is of paramount importance to the pharmaceutical industry, which requires information about the make-up and possible interaction of substances that might be turned into medicine among other useful products.

The Bachelor of Science in Analytical chemistry is a four year program which has been designed to equip students with adequate knowledge to collect, analyze and interpret chemical data and findings in a variety of fields. The curriculum of this course has been developed with in-depth coverage of core techniques and methodologies needed for Chemical Analysis. It covers almost all areas of Chemistry with emphasis on the development of methods and tools for measurement of physical properties and the application of those techniques in quantitative and qualitative analyses. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have the skills required for quality control and quality assurance to monitor and inspect the standards of products produced within chemical industries as well as being able to help chemical Industries produce high quality products.

Entry Requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 PHY, Subject 3 CHE, Subject 4 BIO or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming analytical chemist
If you are passionate about chemistry, enjoy experimenting and interested in a quality control career within the chemical industry, then pursuing this course might interest you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Analytical chemists must have excellent analytical skills to be able to perform scientific experiments effectively. In their work, analytical chemists should be detail oriented and produce accurate and precise experimental analysis as errors could invalidate an otherwise lengthy experiment. These chemists must also possess excellent communication skills and be able to communicate effectively with other scientists and other team members. The ability to think critically is essential skill in this field to enable analytical chemists evaluate and examine their work effectively.

An aptitude or excellent skills for maths goes handy with this profession as analytical chemists regularly use advanced mathematical formulas and equations such as; statistics, algebra and calculus among others. Analytical chemists must also possess excellent organizational skills for them to carefully document experimental processes that conform to set industry procedures and regulations. Innovation and excellent problem solving skills is equally important as chemists must be in a position to come up with new chemical processes, materials and products.

Work environment.
Graduates work mostly in laboratories and offices

Career opportunities
Graduates of analytical chemistry can find employment in government departments, parastatals, quality control laboratories, research and development,  production,   pharmaceutical industry, water purification industry, wastewater management industry, forensic science, process design and product development, instrumental design industry, cement industry, tanning industry, fertilizer industry, plastics industry, consumer industry, textile industry, dyes and paints industry, glass industry, pulp and paper industry  just to name a few. Graduates can also use their creativity and start their own businesses,

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry
Bachelor of Technology in Industrial and Applied Chemistry
Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Animal Science 2018-03-13T12:46:06+03:00

Course Overview
Animal Science is the biological study of animals under the control of mankind. These animals include but not limited to sheep, dairy cattle, beef cattle, pigs and poultry among others. Professionals in this field may be referred to as animal scientists among other titles. The work of animal scientists entails often conducting research on domesticated farm animals for optimized production. With a focus for enhanced farm production; animal scientist’s work towards exploring animal nutrition, genetics, reproduction, growth, diseases and development among other parameters. These professionals work to develop efficient ways to produce and process farm products such as poultry meat, eggs, beef and milk among other useful products.

Kenya like many other developing nations is entirely depended on agriculture. The country’s population is growing at a faster rate putting more demand for increased productivity in agriculture. With Kenya working towards vision 2030, the need to increase agricultural production in order to provide raw materials for industrial processing as well as providing food for the fast growing population is even more. In Kenya, livestock farming contributes substantially towards the provision of shelter, food, employment and cash income for majority of the Kenyans especially the smallholder farmers living within rural parts of the country.  It is now quite evident that crop-livestock farming systems are the most appropriate production systems for sustainable farming within the smallholder-farming sub-sector in the country. Development of this subsector therefore requires competent manpower with skills and knowledge to face the various challenges faced by the livestock farming subsector within the country.

The Bachelor of Science in Animal Science is four year course that has been developed to address this market need. The curriculum of this programmed has been designed to equip students with fundamental skills such as; genetics, animal physiology, anatomy, biochemistry, organic chemistry, animal health, breeding, nutrition, physiology, microbiology and pathology, crop production (e.g. pastures and fodders crops), agricultural economics, extension, ecology and management of various species of domestic animals as well as agricultural sciences with professional skills in animal production. This focal training is important considering that, the country continues to develop and train, specialist manpower required in the public agricultural institutions, extension service, private sector and non-governmental organizations. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have acquired knowledge in the fields of nutrition, breeding, physiology and management to various animal production systems in order to increase their productivity in addition to utilise the acquired knowledge and skills in gainful self-employment.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 BIO, Subject 2 CHE, Subject 3 MAT A or PHY or GEO, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or 3rd GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming animal scientist
If you are passionate about animals, interested in working around them and want to start a career geared towards production agriculture or improving animal production systems, thereby playing a key role towards building sustainable and healthy Kenya, then pursuing this course may be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Animal scientists possess good communication skills that enable them communicate effectively with animal owners, supervisors as well as other staff members. These professionals need strong problem-solving skills because they must figure out what is ailing animals and offer appropriate solutions. Those who test animals to determine the effects of drug therapies also need excellent diagnostic skills. Working with farmers and other staff members requires one to have good interpersonal skills to enable them establish good working relationship with others. . Good research skills are required especially when working in labs. These professionals also need to be detail oriented because they are often responsible for keeping animals on a strict diet, maintaining records, and monitoring changes in animals’ behaviour.

Good customer-service skills are equally important as animal scientists should understand farmers or clients needs so they can provide services that leave the owners satisfied. Animal scientists need to be reliable in their work in order to meet the customer’s needs and expectations; these professionals should therefore need to care and manage animals in a scheduled and timely manner. Professionals in this field also need to be trustworthy to be trusted when caring or attending animals and properties while the owner is away.

Good management skills are important in this field as these professionals are responsible for providing direction, delegating work, and overseeing daily farm operations. These professionals also require good manual skills as they must control their hand movements when handling animals. Being compassionate in this field is also important as animal scientists must be compassionate when working with animals and their owners and must handle sick animals with kindness and respect. They also need to posses excellent listening skills to understand their clients problems and offer appropriate solutions.

Work environment.
Animal scientists may work in offices, laboratories or in the field.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can work in business, industry, government, education, and research. Typical areas of employment include; animal feed and equipment manufacturers, animal production, animal pharmaceutical firms, animal products processors, animal breeding institutions, animal food distributors among other related industries. Graduates may be employed in various; technical, managerial, administrative, public relations, sales, product and process development, quality assurance, advertising among other positions. Graduates can also start their own livestock enterprises and enter into gainful employment.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM&S)
Bachelor of Science in Leather Technology
Bachelor of Science in Dairy Technology & Management
Bachelor of Science in Dryland Animal Science (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Bachelor of Science in Zoology
Bachelor of Science in Range Management
Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management

Bachelor of Science in Applied Aquatic Science 2018-03-13T12:45:54+03:00

Course Overview
Aquatic simply means relating to water ecosystem. Aquatic Science (AS) can be described as the scientific study of aquatic systems including both marine (sea water) and freshwater systems. In a very simple definition AS is the study of the planet’s oceanic and freshwater ecosystems or environments. This study examines the human impact and interaction with aquatic systems and may range in scale from the molecular level of contaminants to the stresses on entire water ecosystems. Professionals in this field may be referred to as aquatic scientists among other titles. The work of aquatic scientists entails studying the ecological, biological, chemical as well as physical aspects of marine and freshwater environments. In their day to day work, these professionals may also be involved in the development of plans to ensure the ongoing health of aquatic ecosystems for healthy living. Aquatic ecosystems both marine and freshwater play an important role to humanity. The high demand for food in response to the fast growing population requires to be supplemented through harvesting of aquatic resources some of which provide food. Locally, aquatic resources have not been fully utilised due to lack of well-trained personnel in water and fisheries science. With diminishing water resource in many parts of Africa, there is an urgent need for well trained aquatic scientists who can play an important role towards the management of the entire aquatic ecosystem.

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Aquatic Science is a four year course that has been designed to produce competent manpower with skills, knowledge and attitudes required to professionally manage aquatic ecosystems towards a sustainable growth and development. The curriculum of the programme addresses the interrelationships between the biological, chemical and physical aspects of aquatic systems, including land-water interactions as well as addressing human diseases related to water. The training is rigorous and graduates will be well equipped with adequate practical and theoretical knowledge which they can use to create awareness in sustainable use of aquatic resources and provide practical solutions to aquatic resources problems. In addition they will be knowledgeable and skilled to teach, undertake research, give advice and formulate policies for better management of aquatic ecosystems for enhanced economy. Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates will be able to interpret and implement policies related to aquatic resources conservation, utilization and management as well as being able to address the challenges in aquatic sciences and for self-employment in aquaculture, consultancy, inter alia. Graduates can  find opportunities within freshwater or marine institutes, universities, government ministries as well as private and non-governmental organizations dealing with aquatic science. Graduates can also opt to start their own businesses such as aquaculture, fish farming and water quality consultants among other areas.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 BIO, Subject 2 CHE, Subject 3 MAT A or PHY or GEO, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or 3rd GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an aquatic scientist
If you have a serious interest in the natural environment, particularly water ecosystems and interested in a career that can help in managing, restoring as well as protecting plant and animal communities in oceans, lakes, rivers as well as manmade water bodies towards a sustainable development, then a career in aquatic science might interest you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you succeed in this field.

Aquatic scientists must have good problem solving skills and be able to promote sustainable use of aquatic resources and provide practical solutions to aquatic resources problems. They also need to have good communication as well as interpersonal skills to be able to communicate effectively with other stakeholders as well as creating good working relationships with colleagues, clients and members of the public.

Working in this field requires professionals in this field to have a serious interest in the natural environment, particularly water environment. Aquatic science is all about science; therefore having a good scientific aptitude is very important for those working in this field. Aquatic scientists also need to be good observers and naturally inquisitive and be able to carefully observe and study water ecosystems and offer appropriate solutions. Professionals in this field in addition need to have good critical thinking skills to enable them draw logical conclusions from experimental results and scientific observations.

Work environment.
Aquatic scientist may work in the field, labs or in offices.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can find employment in a range of aquatic science environment including; business, education, research, freshwater/marine institutes, non-governmental organisations and government agencies among other areas. Those who opt to venture into business can become fish farmers, fishermen, aqua-culturists and water quality consultants among other specialisations.

You may explore these courses.
Bachelor of Science in Fisheries Management and Aquaculture Technology
Bachelor of Science in Coastal & Marine Resource Management
Bachelor of Science in Aquatic Resources Conservation and Development, With IT (unfeatured)
Bachelor of Science in Zoology
Bachelor of Science in Water and Environment Management

Bachelor of Science in Applied Bioengineering 2018-03-13T12:47:23+03:00

Course Overview.
Applied bioengineering can be described as a scientific approach that employs engineering and scientific principles to process biological materials from biological agents for provision of goods and related services useful to human beings. It takes advantage of integrated use of microbiology, biochemistry and genetic engineering in order to exploit capabilities of cultured cells, microorganisms and tissues in industrial processes to generate products that address challenges of health and food security as envisioned in Kenya’s vision 2030. Professionals in this field may be known as applied bioengineering researchers among other titles. Applied engineering researchers use advanced scientific methods to offer relevant solutions to problems of food security, health, industrial development as well as environmental protection. Like many other developing countries, Kenya needs to develop its scientific base in order to find effective solutions to various problems regarding; food security, health, industrial development as well as environmental protection. The field of applied bioengineering remains an integral discipline that will continue to play a catalytic role in the effort to address these challenges.

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Bioengineering is a four year course that has been developed to produce competent manpower with the necessary skills and knowledge that can be harnessed to address the above challenges.  The course is designed to equip students with basic knowledge in microbiology, research methodologies, computer skills and other foundation courses. In addition, the students will acquire practical and theoretical understanding of basic biochemistry and applied bioengineering both of which are fundamental to their acquiring of competence in the areas of research and application in bioengineering. Other areas included in the program are bioinformatics and environmental biotechnology which advance the students knowledge and skill in computing and the impact of biotechnological activities to the environment. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be able to apply scientific knowledge in areas such as; genetic engineering, processing, medical, agricultural and environmental biotechnology which are presently playing a significant role in research directed towards provision of alternative sources of food and medicine.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects;  Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 PHY, Subject 3 CHE, Subject 4 BIO or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an applied bioengineering researcher
If you have an interest in sciences and want to start a career that can play a role in development and provision of relevant solutions to problems of health, food security, industrial development and environmental protection, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow in this field.

Applied bioengineering researchers must have excellent analytical skills and be able to conduct scientific experiments and analyses with precision and accuracy. They also need to be good communicators both orally and in writing and be able to write and publish reports and research papers, give presentations of their findings and communicate with team members in an effective manner. These researchers should have excellent critical thinking skills which can enable them draw conclusions from experimental results through sound reasoning and judgment.

Applied bioengineering researchers work on research teams and should be able to work well with others toward a common goal; this requires good people and interpersonal skills. Bioengineering researchers use complex maths formulas in their work requiring them to have good maths skills. This kind of work requires patience, as scientific research involves substantial trial and error and bioengineering researchers must not become discouraged in their work. They should in addition possess advanced problem solving skills as they use scientific experiments and analysis to find solutions to complex scientific problems to food insecurity, medicine or environment among others.

Work environment.
Applied bioengineering researchers typically work in laboratories and offices conducting experiments and analyzing the results.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course may find work within local and international research institutions involved in multidisciplinary life sciences research, production, assurance and technical sales in food, pharmaceutical sectors, beverages companies as well as environmental health protection field. Graduates can also use their creativity and start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Biotechnology
Bachelor of Technology in Applied Biology
Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science & Technology

Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science 2018-03-13T12:47:56+03:00

Course Overview.
Computer science is simply the scientific study of the principles and use of computers in modern age. A training in this field equips students with foundation in computer systems, hardware and software technologies. Through technology, we are living in an increasingly connected world where new challenges are presented every day. These challenges require people with the skills to realise the potential of existing technologies as well as exploiting the opportunities of new technologies, and to help organizations and businesses navigate through these challenges. Professionals trained to solve challenges in field may be referred to as computer specialists, hardware engineers, and software developers among many other titles. Depending on the position held, the work of computer specialists may vary as some of them may be involved in the development of new software technologies; others may work as data analysts, while still others may be involved in hardware and technology maintenance among other duties.

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science has been designed with a primary aim of providing students with general computer science courses required in other disciplines. Emphasis is put on software development and hardware design among other computer technologies and applications. Upon successful completion of the programme the graduates will be able to apply software engineering & hardware engineering tools effectively as well as have adequate skills, ability to design and implement suitable computer applications, both software and hardware and be able to advice on such applications. Graduates of the course can find employment in areas such as; Computer systems design and related services, Telecommunications, Finance and insurance, Educational services, Information technology, business among others. Graduates can also start their own businesses.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 PHY, Subject 3 2nd GROUP II or any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a computer specialist
If you are interested in computers and want to start a career that can enable you develop computing technologies including software and hardware development among other solutions, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Computer specialists have got excellent analytical skills as they must be able to analyze complex equipment as well as analyze users’ needs and design appropriate technologies. They are also effective communicators who are able to give clear instructions to others working on a project. Good people’s skills are equally important as these professional must be able to work well with others who contribute to designing, developing and programming successful hardware and software technologies.

Computer specialists are creative people with ability to design new types of information technology devices and effective software. Good communication skills are very important as these professionals work on teams and must be able to communicate with other types of professionals as well as with nontechnical team members. Technical skills are mandatory as professionals in this field must understand computer capabilities and languages in order to design effective software and hardware technologies.

Work environment.
Computer specialists work mostly work in offices.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can find jobs in various areas including; business, energy, aerospace, government, health care, agriculture, research, banking & finance, insurance and teaching, to name just a few. Possible career titles include computer systems analyst, management information processing, software engineer, computer scientist, game developer, database administrator, programmer, software developer, network and computer systems administrator, information security analyst, computer hardware engineer, computer/information research scientist, computer/information systems manager, operations research analyst, Web developer, technical writer. Graduates can also opt to start their own businesses.

You can explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Bachelor of Science in Informatics
Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology

Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics and Computer Science 2018-03-13T12:47:36+03:00

Course Overview.
Applied Physics can be described as the scientific study of the basic laws of nature and their application to modern technologies. Applied Physics bridges pure physics and engineering. As a profession, it relates physics background to applications used in technology-based industries including; computer-based instrumentation, astronomy or astrophysics and optical science. Professionals in this field are known as applied physicists among other titles.  In their work, applied physicists conduct physics research or use physics principals to plan and develop new technologies to solve complex real world problems. On the other hand, computer science is the scientific study of computers and other computational systems including hardware and software. Professionals in this field may be known as computer scientists among other titles. Computer scientists use technology to solve complex problems. They design computer hardware as well as software thereby enabling computers do new things or accomplish tasks more efficiently.

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics and Computer Science is a four year course that is built around a core of physics and computer science. It integrates both physics and computer science applications equipping learners with dual qualifications in the two fields. The course offers students with a broad exposure to several major areas of physics as well as computer science. It is intended to produce competent manpower with skills and capability to combine principles of physics to solve various problems related to information, communication & Technology (ICT) using advanced software and hardware applications. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have the skills and capability to combine principles of physics and computer science to solve various complex problems in computing technology, research, business, medicine, science and other fields related to applied physics, computer science, computer systems engineering and instrumentation using advanced software and hardware technologies.

 Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 PHY, Subject 3 2nd GROUP II or any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an applied physicist cum computer scientist
If you have a strong interest for physics and computer science and would like to pursue a career applying scientific principles to design equipments including; computing technologies, electronics as well as electro-mechanical systems used for data acquisitions, communications, measurements etc, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this profession.

Applied physicists cum computer scientists possess excellent maths skills such as algebra, calculus; geometry among mathematical topics, these skills enables these professionals to perform complex calculations in the course of their work. Applied physicists cum computer scientists possess excellent analytical skills that help them in carrying out scientific experiments and studies in precise approach as minor errors could invalidate their research. Like any other profession, these professionals have good communication skills to be able to present scientific research to the public, conferences, business leaders as well as government officials.

Experts in this field have got excellent critical thinking skills which enables them to determine whether their scientific results and conclusions are based on sound science. Since this field is concerned with development of new computing technologies, applied physicists cum computer scientists should be curious in their field and must therefore be very keen to learn continuously in the course of their career.

In their work, applied physicists cum computer scientists collaborate extensively with other people either in research or academic contexts, they must therefore have good people’s skills in order to create and maintain lasting working relationship with other stakeholders. Professionals in this field must also be very creative and innovative to offer lasting solutions to complex world problems.

 Work environment.
Applied physicists cum computer scientists work mostly in offices or experimental labs.

Career opportunities
Upon graduation, graduates of this course can find employment in areas which require strong experimental, calculations & analytical abilities such as consulting, environmental science, business, research, publishing among other areas. Graduates can also opt to start their own ICT related practice.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Technology in Technical and Applied Physics
Bachelor of Science in Microprocessor Technology and Instrumentation
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Bachelor of Science in Instrumentation & Control Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics 2018-03-13T12:46:55+03:00

Course Overview
Astronomy is a branch of science that deals with celestial objects, space and the physical universe as a whole. Astrophysics on the other hand is the branch of astronomy concerned with the physical nature of stars and other celestial bodies (planets, moons etc) and the application of the laws and theories of physics to the interpretation of astronomical observations. Astronomy examines the universe via the light received from it while astrophysics uses the laws of physics to interpret astronomical phenomena and determine the origin and evolution of the cosmos. In a simple definition, astronomy can be described as the science of measuring the positions and characteristics of heavenly bodies while astrophysics is the application of physics to understand astronomy. Professionals in these fields are known as astronomers and astrophysicists and are two interrelated terms. Astronomers and astrophysicists use a wide range of scientific techniques to study the universe including its origin as well as its make-up and try to uncover why objects exist and behave as they do.

The Bachelor of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics is a four year course that has been designed to equip students will skills and knowledge in areas of astronomy and astrophysics and equip them with the relevant skills to work in areas of basic and applied space sciences including satellite space stations, astronomical observatories and aeronautical engineering departments and remote sensing among other areas. The mounting of this course is meant to be the basis for serious capacity building to attain the critical mass of expertise needed for the development of space science in Kenya which ultimately will be critical to the establishment of a Kenya Space Agency. Kenya has been engaged in some joint Space Science activities with the Italian Government through the San Marco Space Application Centre in Malindi County.

Entry Requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 PHY, Subject 3 BIO or CHE, Subject 4 a GROUP II or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an astronomers and astrophysicist
If you enjoy maths as well as physics and interested in the universe, planets & stars and would like to develop a career in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, space science and technology, then this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Astronomers and astrophysicists are effective communicators & writers, a skill set that enables them present their research at scientific conferences, to the public, government and business leaders and write technical reports that may be published in scientific journals. They are also very curious people working in fields that are always on the cutting edge of technology and should be very keen to learn continuously for their career and gain a wide range of in-depth skills in a wide range of technical subjects, from computer programming to particle colliders.

Astronomers and astrophysicists possess excellent analytical skills that enable them carefully evaluate their own work and the work of others and be able to determine whether results and conclusions are based on sound science. These professionals work extensively with others both in industrial research contexts and academic field and this requires them to have good people and interpersonal skills. Good problem solving skills are equally important as astronomers and astrophysicists use scientific observation and analysis, as well as creative thinking, to solve complex scientific problems.

They also have good math’s skills as they perform complex calculations involving algebra, geometry calculus and other areas of mathematics; as a result they must therefore be able to express their research in mathematical terms. These professionals may spend a lot of time working alone and must therefore be self-disciplined and need to be able to stay motivated as well as accurate in their work. In addition, these professionals requires good concentration as they analyze large datasets to try to discern patterns that will yield information and often this work often requires the ability to focus for hours over the course of many days.

Work environment.
Astronomers and astrophysicists may more in offices, laboratories and observatories among other environments.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course may find employment within organizations involved in performing theoretical work, research or teaching in areas of astrophysics, high tech companies, government departments, scientific research and development services, educational institutions, private research facilities etc. They can also work in areas of basic and applied space sciences, such as satellite space stations, astronomical observatories, remote sensing and aeronautical engineering departments. Creative graduates can also venture into entrepreneurship.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Physics
Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics and Computer Science
Bachelor of Science in Earth Science, With IT

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry 2018-03-13T12:47:02+03:00

Course Overview
Biochemistry is a branch of science that explores the chemical and physicochemical processes within and related to living organisms. Professionals in this field are known as biochemists. Biochemists study the physical and chemical principles of living things and that of biological processes, such as cell development, growth, heredity and diseases. Biochemistry as a scientific field mainly focuses on processes happening at a molecular level. This focus includes what’s happening inside the cells, studying components like proteins, lipids and organelles. It also looks at how cells communicate with each other, for example during growth or fighting illness. Biochemists need to understand how the structure of a molecule relates to its function, allowing them to predict how molecules will interact. The application of biochemistry is wide and may be applied in both industrial, biomedical and research fields to solve a variety of problems.

The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry is a four year course. It is a laboratory based science that brings together biology and chemistry together. Its subject entails an understanding of the molecular basis of life in plants and animals and focuses on function and structure of molecules and their interplay to create the phenomenon of life. Biochemistry tries to unearth how this interplay is translated into energy transduction, basic metabolism, physical responses and defence for purposes of growth and development. The Molecular basis of the ongoing struggle between higher organisms and disease is aptly captured in subjects like medical biochemistry, biochemistry of parasites and tumors as well as immunochemistry. Strategies developed to enhance food security and to control diseases are addressed in the areas of biotechnology, pharmacology and molecular biology.

Graduates of this course will have acquired the necessary theoretical and practical skills in molecular biology, biochemistry and biomedical science to enable them engage in gainful self-employment such as consultancy or seek employment in related areas. Graduates of the course may therefore find employment in areas such as; Pharmaceutical Industries and Diagnostic laboratories, Agro-Industries and agro based research institutes, Biotechnology and Molecular Biology fields, Health service, environmental agencies in a variety of paramedical fields, brewing, food and other fermentation industries, Biomedical research institutes and hospital establishments and all educational fields of Biochemistry among other areas.

Entry Requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects;   Subject 1, BIO Subject 2 CHE, Subject 3 MAT A or PHY, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or 3rd GROUP II or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a biochemist
If you have passion for biology cum chemistry and would enjoy learning about life from a chemical perspective and interested in a career that will enable you work at a small molecular level then, pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you grow and succeed in this field.

 Biochemists have excellent analytical skills in order for them to conduct scientific experiments and do analyses with accuracy and precision. They are also good communicators able to communicate effectively and write and publish reports and research papers, give presentations of their findings, and communicate with team members. They also possess excellent critical thinking skills as they draw conclusions from experimental results through sound reasoning and judgment.

These professionals work on research teams and must work well with others toward a common goal; this requires them to have good interpersonal skills. Biochemists regularly use complex formulas and equations in their work; and they need a broad understanding of advanced mathematics, including statistics and calculus. In addition, professionals in this field must be patient in their work as scientific research involves substantial trial and error and must not become discouraged in their work. Good problem solving skills goes hand in hand with this profession as biochemists use scientific experiments and analysis to find solutions to complex scientific problems.

Work environment.
Biochemists typically work in laboratories and offices

Career opportunities
Graduates of the course may find employment in areas such as; Pharmaceutical Industries and Diagnostic laboratories, Agro-Industries and agro – based research institutes, Biotechnology and Molecular Biology fields, Health service, environmental agencies in a variety of paramedical fields, brewing, food and other fermentation industries, Biomedical research institutes and hospital establishments and all educational fields of Biochemistry among other areas. Graduates can also opt to start their own consultancy practice in related fields.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Bachelor of Science in Medical Microbiology
Bachelor of Science in Applied Bioengineering
Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology
Bachelor of Technology in Applied Biology
Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Biotechnology
Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science & Technology
Bachelor of Science in Genomic Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2018-03-13T12:47:49+03:00

Course Overview.
Biochemistry is a branch of science that explores the chemical processes within and related to living organisms. Molecular biology on the other hand is a branch of science that is concerned with biological activity at the molecular level. As a field of study it overlaps with biology and chemistry and in particular, genetics and biochemistry. Professionals in this field may be referred to as biochemists cum molecular biologists among other titles. The work of biochemists cum molecular biologists encompasses the analysis of the chemical characteristics and processes that are involved with living organisms. Generally these professionals study the physical and chemical principles of living things as well as their biological processes such as cell development, growth, and heredity.

With various problems such as food security, problems of health as well as industrial development and environmental protection affecting Kenya and the developing countries at large, there is urgent need to develop local scientific base in order to find effective and logically relevant solutions to these problems. The field of Biochemistry therefore remains an essential discipline and continues to play a catalytic role towards addressing these challenges. Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is a four year course which has been developed to produce competent personnel capable of addressing the problems identified above. The curriculum of this course covers areas of medical biochemistry, molecular biology and biotechnology, industrial and nutritional biochemistry, biochemical pharmacology and immunochemistry. Units addressing the said areas are contained in this programme making it unique among other similar programmes in the country.

Upon successful completion of the course, graduates can find employment within governments, universities, private industries, local and international research institutions involved in multi-disciplinary life sciences research. Other areas of employment include; careers in production, quality assurance and technical sales in food, beverages and pharmaceutical sectors, cosmetics industries, hospital diagnostics and environmental health protection among other scientific areas.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 BIO, Subject 2 CHE, Subject 3 MAT A or PHY, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or 3rd GROUP II or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a biochemist cum molecular biologist
If you are interested in the biological processes in micro-organisms and want to develop a career that involves dealing with life at a smaller, molecular level then, this could be a job you would enjoy. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you grow and succeed in this profession.

Biochemists cum molecular biologists are effective communicators who are able to give presentations of their findings, and communicate effectively with team members. They also have good analytical skills that enable them to conduct scientific experiments and analysis with accuracy and precision. In addition, these professionals have got excellent critical thinking skills that enable them to draw conclusions from experimental results through sound reasoning and judgment. Biochemists typically work on research teams and need to work well with others toward a common goal; this requires these professionals to have good interpersonal skills.

In their day to day work, biochemists use complex equations and formulas in their work; and therefore they need a broad understanding of mathematics including calculus and statistics. Scientific research involves substantial trial and error, and biochemists and must not become discouraged in their work, this requires these professionals to be able to persevere in their work. Excellent problem solving skills are quite important as biochemists use scientific experiments and analysis to find solutions to complex scientific problems affecting humanity.

Work environment.
Biochemists work mostly in laboratories and offices among other environments.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can find employment in both local and international research institutions involved in multi-disciplinary life sciences research. Other areas of employment include; careers in production, quality assurance and technical sales in food, beverages and pharmaceutical sectors, cosmetics industries, brewing firms, hospital diagnostics and environmental health protection among other areas. Graduates can also use their creativity to start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
Bachelor of Science in Genomic Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Applied Bioengineering
Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Biotechnology
Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science & Technology
Bachelor of Technology in Applied Biology

Bachelor of Science in Biology 2018-03-13T12:47:03+03:00

Course Overview
Biology in simple terms is the science of life. Scientifically it’s the study of living organisms, divided into many specialized fields that cover their morphology, physiology, anatomy, behavior, origin, and distribution. Professionals in this field can be referred to as biologists or research scientists among other titles. Biologists study the structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, habitat and distribution of living organisms.

The Bachelor of Science in biology is a four year course that gives students a solid foundation in biological sciences and more so the relationship between the life sciences and the environment. The curriculum covers topics such as plant ecology, biological and ecological fundamentals, general genetics, plant physiology, fresh water ecology, Plant population ecology, gymnosperm and angiosperm taxonomy, lower plants, survey of plant kingdom, marine botany, forest botany, economic botany, principles of ethnobotany, cytology and cytogenetics, plant growth and development, environment and society among other fields intended to help students pursue careers within biological fields.

Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be equipped with a strong foundation in the basic life sciences. In addition, this foundation of knowledge plus laboratory experience will prepare students well for research and technical positions in universities, government and industry.

Entry Requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 BIO, Subject 2 CHE, Subject 3 MAT A or PHY, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or 3rd GROUP II or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a biologist or research scientist
If you are passionate about biological sciences, are interested in the natural world and enjoys practical science then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be willing to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Biologists possess excellent analytical skills which enable them to conduct scientific experiments and analyses with accuracy and precision. They are also good communicators able to communicate effectively with other people. Biologists and must have good critical thinking skills to be in a position to draw conclusions from experimental results through sound reasoning and judgment.

Research and experimental work requires good observational skills as biologists must constantly monitor their experiments and be able to keep a complete, accurate record of their work, such as the conditions under which the experiment was carried out, the procedures they followed, and the results they obtained. Having technical skills is a very important skill as biologists and research scientists must be able to set up and operate sophisticated equipment and instruments and be able to adjust equipment to ensure that experiments are conducted properly.

Work environment.
Biology graduates can work in office, labs and in the field.

Career opportunities
Biology graduates may find employment as biologists or research scientists in institutions and organizations such as; Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KEMFRI), Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), National Museums of Kenya (NMK), World Agro-forestry Centre (ICRAF), Ministries of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources, Fisheries and Livestock Development, Kenya Forest Research Institute (KEFRI), biology teachers, industries such as; Agrochemical industries, pharmaceutical etc.

Graduates can also further their education in areas such as; Parasitology, Plant Taxonomy and economic Botany, Medical and Agricultural Entomology, Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, Immunology, Ecology, Medical Mycology, Biochemistry, Conservation Biology and Plant Physiology among others. With post graduate studies, graduates of this course can also work as Lecturers or Research Fellows in Tertiary technical institutes and Universities. In addition, graduates can also use their creativity and start their own ventures.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Botany
Bachelor of Science in ethnobotany
Bachelor of Science with specialization in botany or Zoology among others
Bachelor of Science in Zoology
Bachelor of Science in Applied Aquatic Science
Bachelor of Science in Fisheries Management and Aquaculture Technology
Bachelor of Science (BSC)

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering 2018-03-13T12:47:10+03:00

Course Overview.
Biomedical engineering can be described as the application of engineering methods, principles and design concepts to the fields of medicine and biology for healthcare purposes such as therapeutic and diagnostic. Professionals in this field are known as biomedical engineers or bioengineers among other titles. The work of biomedical engineers entails the overall design, development and maintenance of hospital and other clinical equipments used for diagnosing illness and treating patients. In a hospital environment, biomedical engineers provide advice on proper selection and use of medical equipments in addition to supervising their testing, performance and preventive maintenance to achieve proper clinical practice.

Biomedical engineering plays an important role towards the healthcare profession in aid of diagnosis and treatment of human illnesses. Since biomedical engineers play a huge role towards health care provision, they must be equipped with the necessary skills and competencies to ensure hospital equipments, machines and systems are operating optimally. The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering is a five year course that has been designed to equip students with advanced skills and knowledge within biomedical engineering profession. The coursework covers areas such as; human anatomy for biomedical engineers, medical physiology for biomedical engineers, biomedical instrumentation, machine design, industrial & hospital management, biomedical equipment design & manufacturing of techniques  among many other crucial topics. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have the knowledge and skills required towards the design, development and maintenance of the healthcare equipments, devices and systems used for diagnosing illness and treating patients in the medical industry.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 PHY, Subject 3 CHE, Subject 4 BIO or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a biomedical engineer
If you are passionate about healthcare, engineering and technology and would like to start a career that can improve human health through the design, development and maintenance of medical imaging equipments and systems used for clinical diagnosis & treatment, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Biomedical engineers possess excellent analytical skills to analyze the needs of patients and customers in order to design appropriate solutions based on the patients needs. They also have good communication skills as they sometimes work with patients and frequently work with medical scientists or other engineers; therefore they must be able to express themselves clearly and in a non technical language. Biomedical engineers should have good people skills and be good listeners as they often work in teams and gather input from physicians, patients, therapists and business professionals, the listening skills helps them get others ideas and incorporate them into the problem-solving process.

Good maths skills is very important in this field as biomedical engineers use the principles of calculus and other advanced mathematical topics for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work. Biomedical engineers should also have good problem solving skills and be able to solve problems in complex biological systems. In addition, these professionals should have an interest in solving clinical problems using engineering methods and principles.

Work environment.
Biomedical engineers may work in hospitals, laboratories or manufacturing plants.

Career opportunities
Biomedical engineers can find employment in areas such as; general medical and surgical hospitals, scientific research and development services, medical equipment and supplies manufacturing, pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing, colleges and universities among other areas. Graduates can also opt to start their own businesses in related areas.

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Bachelor of Science in Microprocessor Technology and Instrumentation
Bachelor of Science in Instrumentation & Control Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Bachelor of Science Clinical Medicine
Bachelor of Radiography

Bachelor of Science in Biostatistics 2018-03-13T12:47:12+03:00

Course Overview
Biostatistics can be described as a sub field of statistics which deals with interpretation of scientific data produced in the public health, biology and other life sciences. It is fundamental to biomedical and agricultural research problems. Professionals in this field are known as biostatisticians among other titles. Biostatisticians use statistical methods and techniques to collect and analyze data with an objective of analysing issues and trends within health care, pharmaceutical and biomedical fields among other problematic areas. In addition, these professionals employ statistical methods to analyze the effects of treatments, environmental conditions and other factors on living things. Biostatistics as a profession provides crucial analytical methods essential for medical research and public health. The expertise of biostatisticians includes the design of experiments, methods of data collection, conducting experiments, the analysis of data as well as the interpretation of results to a logical conclusion. With multidisciplinary approach using mathematics, statistics, probability and advanced computer skills, biostatisticians are an important component to all biomedical research. Through application of biostatistics, biostatisticians ensure medical research is on a solid statistical footing while reducing illness and improving health.

Substantive problems in biomedical and agricultural research circumvented by global challenges of climate change and its correlates have triggered the development of Biostatistical methods. The Bachelor of Science in Biostatistics is a four year course that is intended to provide students with strong grounding in bio-statistical skills in order to fill the demonstrated need and demand for well-trained biostatisticians in the fields of biomedical and agricultural research among other areas. The curriculum of this programme is based on sound training in modern biostatistical methodology needed to design and analyze biomedical, epidemiological and agricultural research data. The coursework includes a base of theoretical work complemented by practical analysis of real data. This is aimed at preparing technically proficient biostatisticians to assist investigators with the design and analysis of their research data. In addition, it prepares its graduate for real-life data analysis and statistical inference thereby enabling them to draw appropriate conclusions from biomedical and other data types. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be equipped for real life experimental data analysis and statistical inference and consequently be in a position to make appropriate conclusions from biomedical and other data types.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 PHY, Subject 3 CHE, Subject 4 BIO or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a biostatistician
If you are talented in mathematics and interested in quantitative as well as the health sciences and want to start a career that can have an impact on national and global health issues, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Biostatistician have got excellent critical thinking skills as they regularly use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to biomedical problems. They also possess excellent statistical & mathematical skills as they regularly use statistical methods and other maths such as calculus, linear algebra and other advanced maths topics to develop their analyses and models. They also possess good Problem-solving skills which enables them to develop techniques to overcome problems in data collection and analysis, such as high nonresponsive rates so that they can draw meaningful conclusions from their experiments.

With continued use of computer programs, biostatisticians are well versed with programming skills which enables them to use various computer programs for various purposes. These professionals must have good writing skills as they write reports explaining technical matters to persons without their level of statistical expertise. Good communication and peoples skills are equally important as biostatisticians often work in teams and they must therefore be able to present statistical information and ideas so that others will understand. Biostatisticians must also have excellent research skills to be able to design experiments that work.

Work environment.
Biostatisticians work mostly in offices but can work in other areas overseeing a survey’s design, data collection or implementation.

Career opportunities
Biostatisticians can find employment in areas such as; Health/ medical/ pharmaceutical industries, Biotechnology firms, medical Research & development firms, Consulting firms, educational institutions among other areas. Graduates of the course can also use their creativity and start their own businesses.

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Bachelor of Science in Statistics
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
Bachelor of Economics and Statistics
Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology 2018-03-13T12:46:15+03:00

Course Overview
Biotechnology can be defined as a scientific method that enables utilization of biological processes especially genetic manipulation of microorganisms to aid in production of hormones, antibiotics, improved livestock breeds or better seeds among other useful products to human life. Biotechnology harnesses bio-molecular and cellular processes that help in improving our lives and the health of our planet. Professionals in this field are known as biotechnologists among other titles. Biotechnologists manipulate or modify living organisms with an objective of developing new products such as Biofuels, pharmaceuticals; improved livestock’s and seeds among others. They achieve this through conducting scientific experiments within public and private laboratories among other areas. In its current use, modern biotechnology has provided a huge breakthrough technologies and products that help in combating diseases, feeding the world, reducing ecological footprint as well as cleaner and efficient industrial processing and manufacturing processes among other benefits.  Biotechnology is a growing field worldwide requiring competent manpower with skills and knowledge that can address various challenges affecting humanity today.

The Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology is a four year course that is intended to provide students with a strong core science concepts and an application oriented undergraduate education that will prepare graduates of the course for employment opportunities within the critically important and dynamic biotechnology industry. The training involves both molecular basis of biotechnology and its application in development of biotechnology products geared towards a better life. The curriculum coursework covers areas such as; biopharmaceuticals, molecular immunology, cell technology, plant breeding, secondary metabolites, plant cell, tissue and organ culture, introduction to bioprocess and cellular engineering, applied microbial ecology, genetic engineering, introduction to bioinformatics, molecular diagnostics and gene therapy, forensics and profiling, industrial microbiology, phytohormones, morphogenesis and developmental anatomy among other important subjects. The course provides students with choices to major in Microbial, Medical or Phytobiotechnology specializations. The areas of specialization in a given year will be subject to enrolment and at the discretion of the Department of Botany. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have the necessary skills and knowledge required to work within pharmaceutical sector, research institutions, medical research, forensic science, agricultural sector, food industry or even go into gainful self employment within the biotech field.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 BIO, Subject 2 CHE, Subject 3 MAT A or PHY, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or 3rd GROUP II or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a biotechnologist
If you are passionate about science and interested in research and development and would like to start a career that can enable you apply scientific knowledge of microbes, animals, plants, biochemistry as well as genetics to find solutions to world pressing problems and develop new products to address those problems, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow in this field.

Biotechnologists have excellent problem-solving skills as they often use scientific experiments and analysis to find solutions to world complex scientific problems. They also have good maths skills as they regularly use complex equations and formulas in their work and therefore need a broad understanding of mathematics including calculus and statistics among other mathematical topics. Conducting scientific experiments accurately requires these professionals to have good analytical skills in order to be able to conduct scientific experiments and analyses with accuracy and precision.  Excellent written and oral communication skills are equally important as these professionals have to write and publish reports and research papers as well as giving oral presentations of their findings to other people.

Analysing experiments scientifically requires critical thinking skills to draw conclusions from experimental results through sound reasoning and judgment. Biotechnologists work in a team with other research scientists and working well with others toward a common goal requires good interpersonal skills. Scientific research and experiments involves substantial trial and error and biotechnologists must therefore not become discouraged in their work, the ability to persevere is therefore important. Since this is science based profession, an interest and skills in science, particularly biology and chemistry is important for biotechnologists.

Work environment.
Biotechnologists work mostly in laboratories carrying out scientific research for a better world. They also work in offices among other environments.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course may work in areas such as; Teaching Institutions, Drug Companies, Research Institutions, veterinary research, Plant and animal breeding and improvement, Development of genetically modified organisms, Science Based and Food Industries, alcohol manufacturing and in the Health Services Laboratories among other related organizations. Graduates may also opt to venture or go into gainful self employment.

You may explore these courses.
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Bachelor of Science in Applied Bioengineering
Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Biotechnology
Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science & Technology
Bachelor of Technology in Applied Biology
Bachelor of Science in Genomic Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science

Bachelor of Science in Botany 2018-03-13T12:47:46+03:00

Course Overview.
Botany can be described as the scientific study of plants, including their structure, physiology, genetics, ecology, classification, distribution as well as their economic importance to mankind. Botany also entails learning how to do research to increase our basic knowledge about plants and to solve world complex problems in many fields including agriculture, horticulture, pharmaceutical, ecology among other related areas. Professionals who specialize in this field are referred to as botanists among other titles. The work of botanists generally entails conducting scientific research on plant life. They study plant life as it relates to agriculture, environmental policy, nutrition, medicine and biodiversity or environment conservation among other areas. In addition botanists also study how plants have evolved and contribute to biodiversity as well as their interaction with each other and their physical environment.

The Bachelor of Science in Botany is a four year course that is intended to expose students to deep understanding of the biology of plants and their interrelationships with other organisms. Concentration of the botany studies will cover areas such as; plant growth, plant development, physiology of plant growth, genetics, molecular biology, plant taxonomy, structural, physiological, ecological and evolutionary aspects of plants among other related plant subjects. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have a solid scientific foundation to make them employable in both public and private companies. Areas of employment include; fields such as; research organizations, agriculture, pharmaceutical, conservation, forestry, plant breeding, ecology, education, plant biotechnology, land reclamation, museums and botanical gardens among other areas.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 BIO, Subject 2 CHE, Subject 3 MAT A or PHY or GEO, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or 3rd GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a botanist
If you have interest in plants, have passion for science and nature and interested in understanding biodiversity as well as addressing current and future threats to our unique native flora among other biodiversity, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be willing to develop skills that can help you succeed in this profession.

As a botanist, you need to have a set of skills that include; strong communication skills, good interpersonal skills, an interest in nature and the environment, a thorough knowledge of science particularly biology and chemistry, accuracy and attention to detail, strong research skills, ability to analyse, interpret and report data, practical or experimental skills, problem solving skills as well as patience, perseverance among other important skills.

Work environment.
Botanists may work in diverse environments including field, office and in the labs.

Career opportunities
Botanists can find employment in areas such as research organizations, agriculture, horticulture, pharmaceutical, environmental & conservation, forestry, plant breeding, ecology, education, plant biotechnology, land reclamation, museums and botanical gardens among other areas. Graduates can also use their creativity to start their own businesses

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Bachelor of Science (B.SC)
Bachelor of Science in Ethnobotany
Bachelor of Science in Biology

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry 2018-03-13T12:47:32+03:00

Course Overview.
Chemistry can be described as a branch of physical science that encompasses structure, composition and properties of matter. In a broader perspective, chemistry deals with topics such as; formation of atomic chemical bonds, properties of individual atoms, interaction and reaction of substances through chemical reactions to form various substances among other topics. It covers the traditional branches of chemistry which include; organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. Professionals in this field may be referred to as chemists among other titles. Chemists study and perform researches and experiments with properties of chemical materials and substances. In their work, chemists measure effects of various chemical reagents or compounds in various concentrations and study their inter-chemical reactions and behaviours. These professionals use their knowledge to develop new and improved products and to test the quality of manufactured goods.

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry is a four year course that has been designed to produce competent personnel in areas of chemistry. The curriculum of the course is based on the foundational units in chemistry that covers the traditional branches of chemistry namely organic, inorganic and physical. In addition it has majors from other branches of chemistry such as environmental chemistry, analytical chemistry and industrial chemistry as well as other disciplines such as physics. It seeks to explain factors that cause reactions to occur, how they occur and their adverse and non-adverse effects on our well being. During their final two years, in addition to the traditional core chemistry courses designed for chemistry majors, students will choose from specialist options in the field of analytical chemistry.

Students will also be required to undertake a research project or dissertation in their final fourth year.  Students who intend to specialize in chemistry will be expected to complete a total of 12 units in each of the first two academic years.  The first two years comprise Eight (8) core chemistry courses covering the traditional areas of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, as well as a basic grounding in mathematics and computer skills (including use of the World Wide Web). Students, who wish to study chemistry but do not intend to specialize in it, will be advised as to which units to take.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 PHY, Subject 3 CHE, Subject 4 BIO or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a chemist
If you are passionate about chemistry, enjoys experimenting in addition to enquiring mind with a keen interest to explore and solve problems, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Chemists must have excellent analytical skills to be able to perform scientific experiments. In their work, chemist should be detail oriented and produce accurate and precise experimental analysis as errors could invalidate an otherwise lengthy experiment. Chemists must also possess excellent communication skills and be able to communicate effectively with other scientists and other team members. The ability to think critically is essential in this field to enable chemists evaluate and examine their work effectively. Chemists also need to be well organized and be able to carefully document processes to conform to regulations and industry procedures. Disorganization in the workplace can lead to legal problems, damage to equipment, and chemical spills.

An aptitude or excellent skills for maths goes handy with this profession as chemists regularly use advanced mathematical formulas and equations such as; statistics, algebra and calculus among others. Chemists must also possess excellent organizational skills for them to carefully document experimental processes that conform to set industry procedures and regulations. Innovation and excellent problem solving skills is equally important as chemists must be in a position to come up with new chemical processes, materials and products.

Work environment.
Chemists work both in offices and laboratories.

Career opportunities
Graduate chemists may find employment in areas such as; environmental fields, pharmaceuticals, materials processing, food companies, quality control laboratories, education among other areas. They can also use their creativity to start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Analytical Chemistry
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry
Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering
Bachelor of Technology in Industrial and Applied Chemistry
Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering 2018-03-13T12:47:00+03:00

Course Overview
Civil engineering is a branch of engineering that encompasses the design, construction and maintenance of naturally and physical built environment including construction works such as canals, dams, roads, bridges and buildings among many other structural components. Professionals in this field are known as civil engineers among other titles. The work of civil engineers entails overall structural design, construction, supervision, operations as well as the management of large scale construction and building projects and systems. These projects include; buildings, dams, roads, airports, bridges, tunnels, systems for water supply and sewage treatment among other projects. Civil engineers possess technical skills in the general areas of transportation systems, structural, environmental, geotechnical, hydro-systems and highways among other structural components.

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering is a five year course that has been developed in response to the civil engineering problems both local and regionally and the desire to offer appropriate solutions to such challenges affecting this industry. The problems affecting civil engineering industry range from construction, environmental, structural, water conservation, transportation among other areas. The curriculum of this course has been designed to produce competent civil engineers with skills and knowledge that can enable them offer innovative solutions to the problems affecting the industry.

The coursework covers topics such as; engineering geology, soil mechanics, public health engineering, theory of structures, transportation planning and development, hydraulics, irrigation engineering, foundation engineering, structural design, water resources engineering, environmental engineering, civil engineering practice among other important civil engineering topics. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be competent to work in building construction industry, engineering fields, environmental management and road construction among other related areas. Graduates can also start their own ventures within the field.

Entry Requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of B- in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 PHY, Subject 3 CHE, Subject 4 BIO or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a civil engineer
If you enjoy maths and interested in designing, building and maintaining various types of infrastructure such as; buildings, bridges, airports, roads, tunnels, dams or even sewerage systems, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this profession.

Civil engineers must have good decision making skills and be able to balance multiple and frequently conflicting objectives, such as determining the feasibility of plans with regard to financial costs and safety concerns. Other professionals such as urban planners among others seek civil engineers for advice on matters related to planning and should be able to give decisive reports. These professionals must also have excellent leadership skills and be able to lead a team of other professionals such as; construction managers, surveyors, engineering technologists among other experts. Good report writing skills are equally important as civil engineers must be able to write reports that are clear, concise, and understandable to those with little or no technical or scientific background.

Civil engineers must have excellent maths skills as they regularly use principles of trigonometry, calculus among other advanced maths topics for design, analysis and troubleshooting in their work. Professionals in this field must be well organized and be able to organize, monitor and evaluate the work at the job site as the project progresses to assure compliance with design documents. Civil engineers deal with some of the toughest challenges in the industry and should have the ability to evaluate and resolve complex problems within projects, this requires good problem solving skills. Civil engineers must also have good communication both oral and in writing to enable them communicate professionally with other professionals, such as architects, landscape architects and urban planners among others.

Work environment.
Civil engineers work both in office and on construction sites.

Career opportunities
Civil engineers can work in many areas related to construction works. These engineers can work at highways projects, railroads, bridges, tunnels, airports, dams, harbours, channels, irrigation systems, oil and gas extraction, pipelines, power plants, water and sewage systems, and waste disposal units. Graduates can also start their own businesses in related field.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)
Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering Technology
Bachelor of Science in construction management
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Bachelor of Technology in Building Construction
Bachelor of Science in Mining & Mineral Processing Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine 2018-03-13T12:47:25+03:00

Course Overview.
Clinical medicine can be defined as a study of or a medical practice in relation to preventive, promotive and curative health care. Professionals in this field may be referred to as clinical officers among other titles. Clinical officers offer general medical services such as diagnosis and treatment of diseases and related ailments, ordering and interpreting medical tests, performing routine medical procedures, and referring patients to other practitioners. In a typical work environment, a clinical officer may oversee a health centre or a given district hospital and in case of bigger hospitals, a clinical officer may head a department or work under senior medical officers. In Kenya, Clinical Officers continue to play vital duties as clinicians as well as managers not only in rural facilities but also in the running of district, provincial and national hospitals. For a long time in Kenya, clinical officers have been trained up to diploma level.

Training Clinical Officers at a higher level is one way of raising the standards of health care delivery to Kenyans since they provide about 80% of health services especially in the rural areas. The Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine is a four year course that aims at equipping clinical officers with appropriate training and education that enables them to come up with practical solutions to solve various patients or clients’ health problems and needs. The curriculum of this course offers training in basic sciences, clinical and community health among other areas in order to provide health care that will integrate curative and preventive health care to the society. Unlike the graduates of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, it is worthy to note that, graduates of this course will only operate as clinicians capable of providing general medical and community preventive care. To become doctors, they will therefore require more training in surgical skills. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have both theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to provide curative, preventive, promotive and rehabilitative services to the community.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of B- in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 BIO, Subject 2 CHE, Subject 3 MAT A or PHY, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or 3rd GROUP II or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a clinical officer
If you are interested in medicine in general and want to start a career that can help people live better lives through preventive, promotive and curative health services, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Clinical officers should have good communication skills to be able to communicate effectively with their patients and other healthcare support staff. Clinical officers should also be compassionate in order to deal effectively with patients who are sick or injured and may be in extreme pain or distress, having this personality will enable clinical officers treat patients and their families with compassion and understanding. Clinical officers must also be detail oriented to monitor and record various pieces of information related to patient care and ensure that patients receive appropriate treatment and medications to enhance recovery. Clinical officers should also be able to work with their hands as they work with very precise and sometimes sharp tools, and mistakes can have serious consequences to the patients as well as clinicians themselves.

Clinical officers should also be patient in their work as it may involve working for long hours with patients who need special attention and sometimes children and adult patients who fear medical treatment may require more patience. Clinical officers who opt to start their own clinical practice should be well organized and ensure good recordkeeping both medical and business settings. Clinical officers should also have good physical stamina and be able to comfortably perform physical tasks, such as turning or lifting disabled patients. Another important skill that every clinical officer must have is excellent problem solving skills to enable them evaluate patients’ symptoms and administer appropriate treatments quickly and timely in order to save a patient’s life. Clinicians must also have good leadership skills to be able to manage a staff of other professionals or run their practice.

Work environment.
Clinical officer’s works mostly in hospitals, clinics or physicians’ offices.

Career opportunities
Clinical officers may find employment in private and public sectors. They may be employed in hospitals, clinics, community health centres, learning institutions, children’s homes, Non Governmental Organizations among other areas. Graduates also have an opportunity to start their own clinical practice.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
Bachelor of Radiography
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Midwifery
Bachelor of Science in Optometry and Vision Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Medical Microbiology

Bachelor of Science in Clothing Textile & Interior Design 2018-03-13T12:46:16+03:00

Course Overview
A clothing or textile can be described as a flexible woven material that consists of a network of artificial or natural fibres often referred to as yarn or thread. Yarn is normally constructed or produced by spinning raw fibres of cotton, wool or other materials to produce long strands. Textile products form an integral part within the interior design industry. Interior design is a profession that deals with design, planning and construction of interior spaces or environments to make them attractive and liveable to the users. As a profession, interior design encompasses the conceptual planning, aesthetic and technical solutions applied to interior spaces to achieve the desired results. Professionals in this area are known as interior designers among other titles. Interior designers work on both residential and commercial buildings and in their work, these professionals are involved with the design and construction of interior spaces to make them safe, functional and beautiful through determination of space requirements and selecting decorative materials such as lighting components, colours and materials among others.

Despite considerable technological progress in the country, there is a noticeable number of poor housing and interior design as well as poor health and sanitation within rural and urban areas. In addition, there is continued growing demand for competent personnel in the areas of textiles, clothing as well as interior design accelerated by increased opportunities created by COMESA, East African Federation and the international markets. The Bachelor of Science in Clothing Textile & Interior Design has been developed to produce competent a cadre of trained professionals who can advise and demonstrate approaches and techniques of altering the living environments to make them safe and attractive to those using them. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have the skills and knowledge required for a variety of careers in Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design industry. In addition, the graduates will have professional competencies necessary for both formal and self-employment in institutions, industries and organizations related to their field of training, so that they can compete to advantage in the job market.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 CHE, Subject 2 MAT A or PHY, Subject 3 BIO or HSC, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or any GROUP III or a, GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an interior designer
If you love design and decoration and have an interest in textile as well as interior design fields, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this profession.

Interior designers are creative people with high degree of imaginative capacity to help them in selecting furnishings and fabrics that are used in creating spaces that serve the client’s needs and fit the client’s lifestyle. They also have high artistic ability and are able to use their sense of style to develop various designs that look great and are aesthetically pleasing to the user. Interior design profession entails taking measurements within the working environment, these professionals must therefore be detail oriented to be precise in measuring interior spaces and making drawings to ensure that furniture and furnishings will fit correctly and create the appropriate environment as envisioned in the design.

Interior designers work with other professionals such as contractors, technicians, architects among other specialists requiring them to have good interpersonal skills in order to work effectively with clients and other team members; in addition, much of their time is spent soliciting new clients and new work as well as collaborating with other engineers, designers and general building contractors on ongoing projects. Good problem solving skills is very important in this field as these professionals must be able to address challenges including construction delays and the high cost or sudden unavailability of selected materials, while at the same time keeping the project on time and within the planned budget.

High sense of visualization is highly required in this field as these professionals need a strong sense of proportion and visual awareness to be able to understand how individual pieces of a design will fit together to create the intended interior environment. Taking clients briefs and presenting the completed work to clients requires good listening and communication skills. For those in private consultancy good business acumen and customer care service is important.

Work environment.
Interior designers work in offices as well as in construction sites developing or implementing their designs.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course may find work in areas such as; interior design firms, specialized design services, architectural firms, engineering firms, furniture stores, clothing merchant wholesalers, fashion houses, garment industries, retailers shops among other related fields. Graduates can also start their own business in related fields.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, With IT
Bachelor of Arts in Design
Bachelor of Technology in Design)
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture
Bachelor of Architectural Technology
Bachelor of Arts (Textiles, Apparel Design and Fashion Merchandising, With IT)
Bachelor of Science (Fashion Design & Marketing)
Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art & Design)

Bachelor of Science in Coastal & Marine Resource Management 2018-03-13T12:47:21+03:00

Course Overview.
Coastal management can be described as those measures put in place to protect coastal and marine environments. The coastal environment can be simply defined as the area lying at the interface between sea and land. The marine environment on the other hand is that environment within the sea, ocean and other large water bodies including their interaction with the land and the atmosphere as well. Professionals in this field may be referred to as coastal management specialists, marine biologists or marine resource managers among other titles. Coastal management specialists design and implement management programs aimed at conservation of biological diversity within coastal and marine environments. Coastal and marine environments are constantly affected by wind, ocean currents, waves, wind, rainfall and tidal movements. The ocean covers over 70% of the earth surface and is an important resource of life, precious resources and food.

Despite all these benefits associated with coastal and marine environments, coastal areas are under extreme pressure from human activities such as; pollution, urban growth, tourism, resorts development, commercial fisheries, recreation among other pressures. This requires development of competent manpower who can manage coastal and marine environments for sustainable growth. The Bachelor of Science in Coastal & Marine Resource Management has been developed towards this cause. Graduates of the course will be equipped with the skills and knowledge required to enhance and protect the coastal fragile natural resources by minimising conflicts between competing water and land uses through a comprehensive approach to managing the impacts of development and other activities on coastal areas in a more sustainable approach.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 BIO, Subject 2 CHE Subject 3, MAT A or PHY or GEO, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or 3rd GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a coastal management specialist
If you are passionate about the coastal& marine environment, are interested in marine or aquatic sciences and want to start a career that can help in protecting and managing coastal ecosystems in a sustainable approach, then pursuing this course may be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you succeed in this field.

Coastal management specialists must have curiosity, interest and appreciation of different forms of coastal and marine life to make their work worthwhile. They also need to be able to use sound logic and reasoning to solve problems affecting costal and marine ecosystems. The work of these professionals may involve working with other people and should therefore have good interpersonal skills to excel in a team environment and effectively deal with difference in opinion.

Those working in laboratories must have good research and experimental skills to ensure, experiments are conducted with accuracy and precision. Coastal management specialists must also have good communication skills both oral and written in order to communicate effectively with other people.

Work environment.
Coastal management specialists may find working in diverse environments including; laboratories, office, field including collecting underwater samples, classroom among other areas.

Career opportunities
Coastal management specialists may be employed within public and private sectors, they can find employment in areas such as; research laboratories & universities, aquariums & zoos, museums, academia, seaweed growing companies, marine biology consulting companies, Non-profit environmental advocacy organizations, eco-tourism companies and conservation agencies among other areas. Graduates can also use their creativity and start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Applied Aquatic Science
Bachelor of Science in Fisheries Management and Aquaculture Technology
Bachelor of Science in Aquatic Resources Conservation and Development, With IT (unfeatured)

Bachelor of Science in Communication and Journalism 2018-03-13T12:46:28+03:00

Course Overview
Communication can be described as a process of imparting or exchanging news or information between people. On the other hand, journalism refers to the profession or an activity of writing magazines, newspapers, or broadcasting news on TV or radio. Professionals in this field may be referred to as journalists, media personnel, public relations specialists among other titles. Media personnel inform members of the public about events and news happening locally, nationally or internationally. They are involved in reporting the news for magazines, radio, television, newspapers and websites among other media platforms.

The Bachelor of Science in Communication and Journalism is a four year course whose curriculum has been designed to prepare students for a variety of careers such as journalism, broadcasting, advertising and public relations. It is further aimed at equipping  journalists and media personnel with journalistic basics such as writing, editing, advanced media analysis as well as reporting to enable them create media content, interpret media messages and understand how the media can affect or influence individuals and nations through various media platforms such as; radio, internet, cinema, television, newspapers and magazines. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have communication competence as well as expertise in various communication fields such as; advertisement, print media, international communication and corporate relations, public relations among other areas. Their skills and knowledge shall be useful in various organizations such as; media houses, public relations firms, educational institutions, non-governmental organizations and business enterprises, social media among other areas.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a media personnel
If you have interest in journalism and communication and want to develop a career within broadcasting, journalism, advertising or public relations among other related fields, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you grow and succeed in this field.

Media personnel are effective communicators as in their day to day work; they must be able to report the news both verbally and in writing. They also have excellent computer skills that enable them use editing tools, equipment and other broadcast-related devices. Working in this field involves meeting many kinds of people, this requires professionals in this field to have good interpersonal skills to enable them develop contacts and conduct interviews and build good relationships with other people.

Good interpersonal skills will also enable these professionals work well with other people including other journalists, editors and news directors among others. Media personnel must be persistence in their work as sometimes getting the facts of a given story or event can be difficult, particularly when those involved refuse to be interviewed or provide comments. Professionals in this field therefore need to be persistent in their pursuit of the information. Media personnel also need to have good physical stamina as they may work long hours and must be able to keep up with the work duration involved.

Work environment.
Media personnel may work in offices, studios as well as in the field.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can find work in both the government and the private sector. They can find career opportunities in fields such as broadcast and print media industry; advertising and public relations sectors, social media, international communication, corporate relations, educational institutions, non-governmental organizations as well as business enterprises and public relations firms among other related fields. Graduates can also opt to start their own business in this field.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Media Science
Bachelor of Mass Communication
Bachelor of Applied Communication
Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Media
Bachelor of Science in Graphic, Communication and Advertising
Bachelor of Science in Communication and Public Relations
Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, Media and Communication
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts & Film Technology

Bachelor of Science in Communication and Public Relations 2018-03-13T12:47:47+03:00

Course Overview.
Communication can be defined as the process of exchanging of information from the source to the recipient (s). Public relations commonly abbreviated as (PR) on the other hand is the process in which individuals, companies and organisations communicate with the public and media. Professionals in this field are can be referred to as communication cum public relations officers or specialists among other titles. The work of communication cum public relations officer entails creating and maintaining a favourable public image for the organization they represent.  To achieve this image, these professionals may design media releases to shape public perception of their organization and to increase awareness of its work and goals in a manner that instils public confidence. Communication and public relations professionals are vital to organizations within the public domain.

With emerging technologies like the social media platforms, where consumers are no longer passive audiences, but rather active participant’s communication and public relations remains an integral part in any serious business undertaking. Maintaining a positive representation of any organization requires competent public relations personnel to do so. Bachelor of Science in Communication and Public Relations is a four year course that has been developed to train competent manpower with skills and knowledge required to develop effective communication and PR strategies for a multicultural society. The design of the course aims at providing theoretical knowledge and practical skills in communication, public relations, conflict resolution, negotiation, public speaking, organizational behaviour, advertising, management of change and research among other crucial areas. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have general background in the elements of strategic communications, in addition to preparing them for careers in the communication and Public Relations.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a communication cum public relations officer
If you are interested in communication and public relations and want to develop a career that can help organizations protect, manage and build positive image within the public domain, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this profession.

Communication cum public relations officers need to have good interpersonal skills as they regularly deal with the public and the media and therefore, they must be open and friendly to maintain a favourable image for their organization. They also need to be highly organized as they are often in charge of managing several events at the same time, requiring superior organizational skills. Good problem solving skills are equally important skills as sometimes these professionals must explain how a company or client is handling sensitive issues by using good judgment in what they report and how they report it.

The work of these professionals entails regularly speaking on behalf of their organizations. When doing so, they must be able to clearly explain the organization’s position and this requires excellent communication skills. Good writing skills are equally important as these professionals must be able to grasp the key messages they want to get across and write them in a short and coherent way to get the attention of busy readers or listeners.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course work mostly in offices.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can find work in both public and private sectors. Areas of employment include; PR consulting firms, political parties, large corporate organisations, charity organizations, civic organizations, professional bodies, healthcare, advertising firms, churches, education among other organizations. Graduates can also use their creativity and start their businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Communication and Journalism
Bachelor of Science in Media Science
Bachelor of Mass Communication
Bachelor of Applied Communication
Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Media
Bachelor of Science in Graphic, Communication and Advertising
Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, Media and Communication

Bachelor of Science in Community Development 2018-03-13T12:46:37+03:00

Course Overview
Community development can be described as a process that involves community members coming together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems affecting the members of society. Various challenges that can cause community members to come together to address them include; social, economic, environmental and cultural problems. This collective action takes place at the grassroots or community level where the identified problems exist. Professionals in this field may be referred to as community development workers among other titles. Community development workers help their community members improve the quality of their life in their local area or grassroots level through supervising social service programs and community organizations working towards sustainable community development.

 The society today is characterised by various challenges ranging across social, economic, cultural, political, and environmental factors at different levels in the society. Experts agree that there is an urgent need for comprehending the rapid changes affecting families, communities as well as the wider society with an objective of addressing the challenges affecting them. In development strategies various complimentary policies including active participation of individuals, families and the society at large at the grass root level is important for many interventions in communities towards sustainable development for all.

The Bachelor of Science in Community Development is a four year programme that focuses on social concerns affecting people in everyday life and has been developed to equip students with skills, knowledge and attitudes towards developing a better community. It further aims at creating development strategies focussing on individuals, families and the society at large. The curriculum emphasises on the promotion of the welfare of individuals, families and communities for a sustainable growth and development. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will demonstrate professional competencies in management and leadership for community development strategies. They will in addition possess the necessary skills to engage in gainful employment for self-reliance and sustainability.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 BIO, Subject 2 CHE, Subject 3 MAT A or PHY or GEO, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or 3rd GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a community development worker
If you are interested in learning about issues that impact the community as well as developing an understanding of community change and management and in the process start a career that will enable you help the rural people develop strategies that can empower them socially, economically and live a better life, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

 Community development workers spend most of their time working with different people including community members, colleagues and development partners among others; this therefore requires them to have good interpersonal skills to enable them establish good working relationships with all people in their programs. Working with other employees, community members and development partners requires effective communication skills so that others can understand community development workers. Public speaking experience is also helpful because these professionals often participate in community outreach programs educating community members.

Community development workers must be innovative and excellent problem solvers to be able to identify problems affecting the community and offer appropriate solutions. They also need to have good analytical skills and be able to monitor and evaluate whether current programs are measurable as well as determine new initiatives that can empower the community. Community development workers must in addition be well organized, have proper planning and administration skills. Since these professionals mostly work at the grassroots level a good understanding of social and community issues is very important in addressing those issues.

Work environment.
Community development workers can work in offices or in the field helping communities to bring about social change and improve the quality of life in their local area

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course may find employment in areas such as; Government departments, non-profit organizations, for-profit social enterprises among other areas geared towards community development. Graduates can also opt to venture into social entrepreneurship and empower their communities.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Arts in Community Development
Bachelor of Science in Community Resource Management
Bachelor of Environmental Studies & Community Development
Bachelor of Arts in Gender, Women, and Development Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Religion
Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology, With IT
Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Development 2018-03-13T12:47:53+03:00

Course Overview.
Community health is a branch of public health that is concerned with the study and improvement of health among biological communities. Broadly, public health encompasses the science of protecting and improving the health of families and communities at large through promotion of healthy lifestyles, research for disease and injury prevention and detection and control of infectious diseases within the population. Professionals in the field of community health may be referred to as community health workers among other titles. The work of community health workers entails educating the people about behaviours that promote individual wellness. They do so by developing and implementing strategies that improve the health of individuals and communities at large.

Bachelor of Community Health and Development has been designed to produce health workers who are capable of addressing community health and developmental issues using a bottom top approach from the community level. The curriculum of this course aims at producing graduates who can critically analyze community health problems with a view of suggesting and helping to implement solutions. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates of the course will have the skills and knowledge to effectively plan, develop, implement and evaluate community health programs and offer appropriate health solutions to the community they serve. Graduates can find employment in a wide-range of health-related fields where they will be involved in helping individuals lead healthier lives as well as improving the health of communities they serve.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 BIO, Subject 2 CHE, Subject 3 MAT A or PHY or GEO, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or 3rd GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V

Becoming a Community health worker
If you love a health community and would like to develop a career that can enable you help communities live a healthy lives through preventing diseases, promoting health as well as improving and protecting the health of communities, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this profession.

Community health workers have got good analytical skills that enable them collect and analyze data and other information in order to evaluate programs and to determine the needs of the people they serve. They also have good communication and instructional skills and should be comfortable with public speaking as they sometimes teach classes, lead programs and facilitate discussion with clients and families regarding community health issues. Good writing skills are important in this field as community health workers may develop written materials to convey health-related information to the communities they serve.

Good interpersonal skills are quite important in this profession as these professionals interact with many people from a variety of backgrounds and must be good listeners and be culturally sensitive to respond to the needs of the people they are serving. Communities are faced with various health issues, good problem solving skills are therefore crucial in this field to enable community health workers to think creatively about how to improve the health of their communities through innovative health programs.

Work environment.
Community health workers work in a variety of environments including; doctors’ offices, hospitals, community organizations, field among other environments.

Career opportunities
Community health workers can be employed by both government and the private sector. They can find employment within; hospitals, clinics, community health centres, learning institutions, Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) etc. Other graduates can also opt to start their own business in the field of community health.

You may explore these courses.
Bachelor of Science in Public Health
Bachelor of Science in Population Health
Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
Bachelor of Science in Community Resource Management

Bachelor of Science in Community Resource Management 2018-03-13T12:47:56+03:00

Course Overview.
In a very simple definition, a community resource can be described as anything that has the potential to improve the quality of life within a given community. Potential community resources may include; natural resources, places, organizations within, services, businesses or individuals among other things that serve or empower the community members by providing jobs and easy access to necessary products. Community resource management is any process or activity geared towards the control and management of community resources to enhance sustainable development of a given community. Professionals in this field may be referred to as community resource managers, community development officers among other titles. The work of community resource managers encompasses identifying, developing, and managing community related resources towards meeting the needs of a given community.

With many social-economic challenges affecting the society today, the need to train community outreach practitioners with a thorough understanding of community dynamics is critical so as to enhance the quality of life at the community level. Bachelor of Science in Community Resource Management is a four year programme that focuses on the delivery of social services to the basic units of the society through training competent community resource managers. The course has been designed to empower students with a world-class training and opportunities that are market driven. The design of the programme ensures that students are equipped with a thorough understanding of community dynamics, which are applicable to enhancement of the quality of life at the community level and beyond. The curriculum emphasis is on the improvement of the welfare of people through community based outreach programmes. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates can employment in both private and public sectors. Some areas of employment include; community intervention programs, water and sanitation and education, project management, health and extension among others. Graduates can also create employment for themselves and other Kenyans.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a community resource manager.
If you are interested in working with communities and help them towards building self-sustaining communities by creating a strong economic and social base for the development of healthy families, then pursuing this course might interest you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Community resource managers are effective communicators as working with members of the community requires effective communication. These managers must therefore be able to speak and write clearly so that other community members can understand them. These professionals must also have good analytical skills as they need to evaluate data to provide strategic guidance to their organization as well as monitoring and evaluating current programs as well as determine new initiatives.

Good interpersonal skills in this profession are equally important as these managers must be able to establish good working relationships with members of the community and other stakeholders. Managers in this field must motivate and lead their employees and set the overall direction of the program, this requires them to have good leadership skills. Communities are faced with various challenges, community resource managers must therefore have good problem solving skills to enable them effectively address client, staff, agency and other community related issues as they occur.

Work environment.
Community resources managers may work in offices, or in the field helping communities improve their lives.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can find employment in areas such as; Community intervention programmes, Resource mobilization and Management, Health, Water and sanitation programmes, Community extension programmes, Programme /Project management, Education, Women empowerment programmes, Local and international Non-Governmental organizations, Government ministries e.g. Ministry of gender, Public Health, Special Programmes. Graduates can also start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Arts in Gender, Women, and Development Studies
Bachelor of Environmental Studies & Community Development
Bachelor of Arts in Community Development
Bachelor of Education Arts in Home Economics
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
Bachelor of Science in in Public Health
Bachelor of Science in Population Health

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science 2018-03-13T12:47:01+03:00

Course Overview
In simple definition, Computer Science is the study of computers and computational systems. In this case, the study of computers, includes both hardware and software design. Computer hardware is simply the physical parts of a computer system such as; keyboard, monitor, mouse, hard disk drive, motherboard etc. Simply out, they are the things you can touch within a computer. Computer software on the other hand is simply programs or applications that enable people do a specific job using a computer such as word processor among others. Computer science is composed of many broad disciplines, including artificial intelligence and software engineering. This profession therefore spans from theory to programming to cutting-edge software development solutions. Professionals in this field of study are known as computer scientists among other titles. Computer scientists solve complex problems through the use of technology. They design hardware and write software that enable computers accomplish tasks more efficiently.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is a four year course whose curriculum of this course has been developed in consideration of the needs of various stakeholders such as; employers, government, students, academia and the society at large towards and designed to offer computing solutions to a changing environment. The course focuses on the architecture of both the hardware and software and the science behind converting a typical computer from a box of electronics into a sophisticated information processing tool. Deeply it focuses on the methods in which computer hardware and software are designed & constructed and provide an insight into the purpose of each component of the major computing systems.

The course further aims to produce graduates with skills, knowledge and technical capability to create powerful solutions to practical problems of varying complexity within a wide range of contexts. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates of this course will possess professional knowledge in computer science and be able to effectively participate in the development of computing knowledge and systems that benefit business, government and society at large and promote the social, economical and technological advancement towards vision 2030.

Entry Requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2, PHY, Subject 3 2nd GROUP II or any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V

Becoming a computer scientist
If you love maths and interested in computers and want to start a career that can make life better through computing technologies, then pursuing this course might interest you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this profession.

Computer scientist possess excellent analytical skills that enable them analyze the results of their computing research to formulate sound conclusions. They are also effective communicators able to communicate well with programmers and managers and be able to clearly explain their conclusions to people with no technical background. Computer scientists work on many complex problems and this requires them to have proper problem solving as well as critical thinking skills.

The computing field is ever evolving; computer scientists must therefore be quite innovative and be able to come up with innovative ways to solve problems, particularly when their ideas do not initially work as intended. Logic is highly required in this field as computer algorithms rely on logic; computer scientists must therefore have a talent for reasoning. Excellent skills in maths are mandatory as computer scientists use advanced math and other technical topics that are critical in computing.

Work environment.
Computer scientists mostly work in offices

Career opportunities
Computer Science graduates can find work in many sectors of the economy, including business, energy, aerospace, government, health care, agriculture, research and teaching, to name just a few. Possible career titles include computer scientists, systems analyst, management information processing, software engineer, computer scientist, game developer, database administrator, programmer, software developer, network and computer systems administrator, information security analyst, computer hardware engineer, computer/information research scientist, computer/information systems manager, operations research analyst, Web developer, technical writer. Graduates can also start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science
Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology
Bachelor of Technology in Computer Technology
Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Electronic and Computer Engineering
Bachelor of Information Technology
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics & Computer Science
Bachelor of Science in industrial mathematics

Bachelor of Science in Computer Security and Forensics 2018-03-13T12:47:33+03:00

Course Overview.
Computer security sometimes known as cyber security is a security measure put in place to protect and detect unauthorized access or use of computers. The process involves safeguarding computers from external intruders targeting private information for their own gains.  Computer forensics on the other hand involves investigating computers and other IT equipments to collect and gather proof or evidence on suspects and individuals suspected of committing a crime. Computer forensics is a relatively new and emerging field within the computing & justice field. Professionals in this field can be referred to as Computer security specialists or computer  forensics specialists among other titles. The work of computer security specialists entails the use of advanced technology skills and knowledge to prevent cyber attacks on organizations information systems as well as keeping cyber criminals from gaining access to company’s financial information, secrets and other confidential data that can be accessed technologically.

The world today has witnessed enormous computer and cyber related crimes including rogue employees ready to siphon their employer’s resources. This electronic challenge has necessitated immediate efforts to prevent and curb this vice through enhanced computer security tools and methods. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Security and Forensics has been designed to offer appropriate skills and knowledge that can be used to detect, mitigate and deal appropriately with computer security threats or cyber criminals.Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have acquired skills and knowledge that will enable them secure and protect the information assets of an organization through the use of advanced Information Systems Security tools. Skills acquired will also enable graduates of this course able to venture into gainful employment.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 PHY, Subject 3 2nd GROUP II or any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a Computer Security Specialist
If you are talented in maths, have passion for IT as well as the desire to investigate and interested in developing a career that can help businesses and the government in preventing or solving computer based crimes, then pursuing this course could be a perfect choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Computer security Specialists must have advanced IT and technological skills and be able to work with various IT networks and operating systems, data retrieval methods, encryption programs and ability to provide various IT support to clients. They should also have excellent analytical skills with an ability to analyze electronic data and think critically as an investigator towards solving complex cyber security problems. The ability to communicate effectively with clients or colleagues either orally or in writing is an important skill in this field.

Computer Security Specialists should be detail oriented in order to spot unusual patterns and trend within large amounts of electronic data and offer appropriate solutions. Working in this field may involve working odd hours and under pressure, Computer Security Specialists should therefore have the ability to work under strict deadlines and under pressure. Knowledge of information security legislation and standards is important in this field.

Work environment.
Computer Security Specialists may work mostly in offices or within computer forensic labs.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course may find employment in both the public and private sectors. Some areas of employment may include; banking & financial institutions, educational institutions, law enforcement agencies, private investigation firms, law offices, healthcare organizations, accounting firms and software development companies among other organizations with established computer systems in their operations. Graduates can also opt to start their own businesses within computer security and forensics field.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Bachelor of Technology in Computer Technology
Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science
Bachelor of Criminology

Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology 2018-03-13T12:46:20+03:00

Course Overview
Computer Technology is the scientific study of the computer hardware and software, the two major foundations of modern computer systems. Computer hardware refers to the physical components of a computer such as; hard disk drive, keyboard, mouse, monitor, motherboard etc, simply put, they are those things in a computer you can touch. On the other hand, computer software commonly referred to as software is the composition of computer programs within a computer that makes it usable. It can also mean all the software’s within a computer including operating system and the applications thereof. Applications are the programs which are used to do a specific job; an example is a word processor. Computers have become a fundamental component in everyday’s life. Professionals in this field may be referred to as software developers, computer hardware engineers among other titles. Computer hardware engineer’s work encompasses research, design, development and testing of computer systems and components including processors, memory devices, circuit boards, networks, and routers. Through their work such as creating new directions in computer hardware, these engineers create rapid advances in computer technology field.

There is a growing need for modern computer hardware and software both in developed and emerging markets. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology is a four year programme that has been developed to meet the growing needs of computer hardware and software professionals in the industry.  The curriculum of the programme is designed in a manner that during the first two years of study, the students are exposed to fundamentals of computer science including network systems design, operating systems, introduction to programming, computer maintenance, digital electronics, object oriented programming, data structures and algorithms among other areas. During their last years, students take more advanced courses including electives.  The units or courses covered during this period include computer security, database management systems, client-server systems, knowledge-based systems, computer graphics, business systems modelling, database design, human-computer interface among others. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates of the course will have the skills required to work as computer hardware engineers, computer programmers, database administrators, computer support specialists, information systems managers among others.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 PHY, Subject 3 2nd GROUP II or any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a computer hardware engineer
If you are passionate about computers and interested or want to work as computer hardware engineer, computer programmer, database administrator, computer support specialists, information systems managers among others within the IT field, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Computer hardware engineers have excellent analytical skills that enable them to analyze complex equipment to determine the best way to improve it. They are also creative people who are able to design new types of information technology devices thereby improving lives. These professionals have excellent critical thinking skills that enable them use logic and reasoning to examine assumptions, clarify goals and identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions to problems affecting their work.

Computer hardware engineers are good problem solvers who are able to identify complex problems in computer hardware, develop and evaluate possible solutions and figure out the best way to implement them in order to improve their efficiency. In addition, these engineers often work with other team members and must be able to relate well with others and communicate effectively, good interpersonal skills and communication skills is therefore very important to have in this field.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course work mostly in offices with frequent visits to their clients for technical support.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can work either in public or private sectors. They can work as computer hardware engineers, computer programmers, database administrators, computer support specialists, information systems managers among others. Their skills can be utilized by computer companies as well as large organizations. Areas of employment include; banking institutions, universities, retail chains, research laboratories, NGOs, high-tech manufacturing firms, computer companies and government establishments among other areas. Graduates can also stat their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Technology in Computer Technology
Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Bachelor of Science in Informatics
Bachelor of Science in Microprocessor Technology and Instrumentation
Bachelor of Science in Computer Security and Forensics

Bachelor of Science in Dairy Technology & Management 2018-03-13T12:45:59+03:00

Course Overview
In a very simple definition, dairy technology entails processing of milk and its products. Broadly it encompasses the handling, processing and preservation of milk and its products. As an academic discipline, it involves the processing, packaging, storage, distribution and transportation of dairy products from the production farm or facility to the market place. Professionals in this field may be referred to as dairy technologists among other titles. Dairy technologists are specialized food scientists who work primarily with dairy and dairy products.  The work of dairy technologists entails the study of the properties and chemical makeup of milk, butter, yogurt, ice cream among other dairy related products.  In Kenya today, dairy farming is a fast growing field within the livestock subsector. Liberalization of the milk based industry in Kenya has attracted on-farm processing which reduces post-harvest losses and produces milk products of higher quality as milk is processed shortly after harvesting. On-farm processing reduces post-harvest losses and produces milk products of higher quality as milk is processed shortly after harvesting.

For entrepreneurs or business people within the dairy industry profession to succeed, there is need for competent personnel with knowledge of milk production at farm level and dairy plant processing operations management. The Bachelor of Science in Dairy Technology & Management is a four year course that has been designed to impart practical skills in the application of biological, chemical, biochemical, physical and engineering sciences in the processing and preservation of milk and milk products. The course aims at providing an appropriate depth of knowledge and skills in subjects related to the dairy industry. In addition students will be equipped with both managerial and financial management skills necessary for the dairy industry. Upon successful completion of the course, therefore graduates will be competent to advice farmers and other stakeholders on quality milk production at farm level, to work in milk processing industries at production and managerial capacities, to teach or carry out research and extension in governmental and non-governmental institutions as well as being able to venture into entrepreneurship in the food industry.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 BIO, Subject 2 CHE, Subject 3 MAT A or PHY or GEO, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or 3rd GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a dairy technologist
If you love cows, are passionate about dairy products and interested in a career that can make you an expert in dairy science or profession, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Dairy technologists have excellent analytical skills that enable them to conduct a variety of observations and on-site measurements, all of which require precision and accuracy to enhance high quality dairy products; in addition, these technologists conduct experiments that require precise observation of samples and other data. Any mistake could lead to inconclusive or inaccurate results; therefore excellent observation skills are paramount. They also have good communication skills both oral and in writing as in their day to day work, these technologists must be able to understand and give clear instructions, keep detailed records, and occasionally may need to write reports. Dairy technologists like other scientists must have a sound grasp of mathematical concepts.

Critical thinking skills are important skills in this field as dairy technologists must reach conclusions through sound reasoning and judgment and be able to determine how to improve food quality while testing products for a variety of safety standards. Dairy technologists work with other people including scientists and supervising food science workers and may receive instruction from other specialists; this requires them to have good interpersonal skills. Those working in processing plants should have good physical stamina as they may stand for long periods, lift objects, and generally perform physical labour. In addition excellent data analysis skills are important as these technologists like other researchers, collect data using a variety of methods, including quantitative surveys. They must then apply standard data analysis techniques to understand the data and get the answers to the questions they are studying.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course may work in office, manufacturing firms, research labs as well as in the field.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can work in government, private or Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), rural banks, cooperatives, manufacturing firms, milk product processing and dairy farms among other dairy value chain. Graduates can play a vital role in dairy production & processing sectors. Others may opt to start their own businesses in the food industry/dairy industry (small-scale milk plants, ice-cream units, creamery products processing or work as consultants) among other areas.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology
Bachelor of Science in Animal Science
Bachelor of Science in Dryland Animal Science (Unfeatured)
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Biotechnology
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
Bachelor of Science in Leather Technology
Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Bachelor of Science in Dry Land, Agriculture & Enterprise Development 2018-03-13T12:47:55+03:00

Course Overview.
Dry land agriculture can be described as an agricultural technique for non-irrigated cultivation of dry lands. It is simply farming method practised in arid and semi arid areas without irrigation by either keeping livestock or planting of drought-resistant crops that are depended on rain availability. Professionals in this field may be referred to as dryland farming specialists among other titles. The work of dryland farming specialists entails devising practical and innovative farming methods and solutions towards complex challenges found in dryland ecosystems with an objective of enhancing economic and social development of the nation through better yields for crops, livestock and other farming produce.

In Kenya arid and semi–arid lands commonly known as ASALs occupies 80% of Kenya‘s total land surface. Despite its fragile nature, ASALs serves as important biodiversity reservoirs, wildlife habitat and a resource for livestock production, various minerals, renewable energy and landscape of great attraction. Sustained productivity from these ASAL ecosystems is therefore needed for social economic development of the country as envisioned in Kenya’s vision 2030 blueprint. Achieving this requires competent manpower trained in the field of dryland farming.

Bachelor of Science in Dry Land, Agriculture & Enterprise Development is a four year programme that has been designed to produce specialists in dry land farming practises and resource management. The students will be trained and equipped with adequate skills and knowledge to enable them identify, address, evaluate and advise confidently on the contemporary issues and challenges affecting dryland agricultural development across Kenya’s ASALs. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have the knowledge and skills to work in agricultural research and development or work as consultants and advisers to the livestock and cropping industries in Kenya among other areas.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 BIO, Subject 2 CHE, Subject 3 MAT A or PHY or GEO, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or 3rd GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a dryland farming specialists
If you are interested in sustainable dry land agriculture and play a key role towards finding solutions for feeding the world while at the same time preserving our land, then pursuing this course might be right for you. In addition you will be required to develop other skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Dryland farming specialists have got excellent interpersonal and communication skills as they supervise other workers including farmers and must be able to establish good working relationships with these people as well as being able to communicate effectively with them. They also possess excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they must be able to determine how to improve dryland harvest and livestock, reacting appropriately to external factors.

Good analytical skills are equally important as these specialists must also be able to monitor and assess the quality of their farms, land or livestock for enhanced produce. Having good mechanical knowledge of dryland farming machineries is crucial as those working on smaller farms must be able to operate complex machinery and occasionally perform routine maintenance.

 Work environment.
Graduates of this course like any other farming endeavour may work mostly in the field, but can spend some time in offices.

Career opportunities
Graduates can find employment in Government and private sectors. Areas of employment include; research organisations, agricultural consultancy groups, farming companies, livestock and cropping industries among other areas. Graduates can also start their own businesses within dry land farming regime.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Bachelor of Science in Range Management
Bachelor of Science in Agroforestry & Rural Development
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture & Human Ecology Extension
Bachelor of Science in Applied Aquatic Science
Bachelor of Science in Fisheries Management and Aquaculture Technology
Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Community Development

Bachelor of Science in Earth Science, With IT 2018-03-13T12:46:19+03:00

Course Overview
Earth science is the scientific study of physical composition of the earth and its atmosphere. This composition includes various fields such as; oceanography, geology, meteorology and astronomy. Earth science matters to everyone because in actual sense, everything we do is in one way or the other connected to the earth such as; the land, atmosphere, oceans etc.   The field of earth science helps in creating well informed citizens who clearly understand our planet. The role of earth science in meeting the society’s needs is growing every day. The application of earth science is wide and includes among others; helps in supplying clean water to the communities, helps in discovery of better materials that we can use to construct our roads and buildings, helps in exploration for gas, coal and oil among other earth minerals. It’s also useful in mapping the oceans as well as tracking severe weather patterns. In addition, earth sciences help the society in solving environmental and geotechnical problems among other things. Professionals in this field may be referred to as geoscientists or earth scientists among other titles. Geoscientists are involved with studying the physical aspects of the Earth including its structure, composition and processes in order to learn about its past, present and future.

Earth Science as one of the most multidisciplinary of the Natural Sciences, includes areas such as; Oceanography, Mineral Sciences, Geophysics, Marine Sciences, Climatology, Space sciences, Geology,  Hydrology and Geomorphology. Although these aspects of earth sciences are quite important towards understanding earth composition and its behaviour, there is a growing need for skilled manpower within this field with an understanding of information technology and its application within the earth science field as well as environmental and physical systems that they represent. With development in geospatial technology, there has been the need for graduates of earth science to have the skills and knowledge required to organize and analyze spatial data using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and Remote Sensing (RS) methods.

The curriculum of Bachelor of Science in Earth Science has been designed to address these issues and will provide students with a powerful set of skills that comes from integrating the disciplines of Computer Science, GIS and Earth Sciences. The content of the degree programme will focus on the properties and behaviour of minerals and hydrology and water resources as natural materials drawing expertise of the neighbouring sciences including; physics, chemistry, mathematics, material sciences as well as the biological sciences. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have the knowledge and skills to deal with water and mineral resource related issues and phenomenon as well as being able to use the latest Geo-referenced Information Technology relevant to data acquisition, manipulation and management through GIS, Remote sensing and Surveying towards better understanding the Earth from its interior to the surface with its processes.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects;  Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 PHY, Subject 3 GEO, Subject 4 2nd GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a geoscientist
If you are fascinated or interested with planet earth and its physical features and want to make a contribution to science and a difference to people as well as our environment, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

 Geoscientists are effective communicators who are able to present their findings clearly to clients or professionals who do not have a background in geosciences or earth sciences. They also have excellent critical thinking skills that enable them base their scientific findings on sound observation and careful evaluation of data. Geoscientists work with other people including engineers, scientists as well as technicians requiring them to have good interpersonal skills. In addition, professionals in this field need to have the ability to work with statistical and graphical information technologies.

These professionals may spend significant amounts of time working outdoors and should therefore be familiar with camping skills as well as general comfort being outside for long periods of time; sometimes these professionals may need to hike to remote locations while carrying testing and sampling equipment when they conduct fieldwork and this requires them to have good physical stamina. Excellent problem solving skills is mandatory to have in this field as these professionals work on complex projects filled with challenges and must be able to use and analyze complex sources of data while at the sometime evaluating statistical data and other forms of information to make sound judgments to address problems.

Work environment.
Geoscientists spend their time working in various environments such as offices, laboratories and even outdoors.

Career opportunities
Graduates of earth science may find jobs in a wide range of employers including; government agencies, mineral exploration and mining companies, scientific agencies, energy resource agencies, environmental consulting firms, colleges and universities, forestry departments among other areas. Graduates can also become consultant geoscientists.

You may explore these courses.
Bachelor of Science in Geology
Bachelor of Science at UON with specialization in geology
Bachelor of Science in Meteorology
Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energy and Bio-fuels Technology
Bachelor of Science in Water and Environment Management
Bachelor of Science in Mining & Mineral Processing Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics
Bachelor of Science in Physics
Bachelor of Science in Geography
Bachelor of Technology in Geoinformation Technology
Bachelor of Technology in Geospatial Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2018-03-13T12:47:00+03:00

Course Overview
Electrical engineering is a branch of engineering that encompasses the study and application of electronics, electromagnetism and electricity. Professionals in this field are known as electrical engineers. Electronic engineering on the other hand is a branch of engineering that makes use of non linear and active electrical components such as; semiconductor devices, diodes and integrated circuits to design electronic devices, systems and circuits. Professionals in this field are known as electronic engineers. Electrical engineers are involved in planning, design, development, testing as well as supervision of the manufacturing process of electrical equipments whereas electronics engineers are involved with the design and development of electronic equipments, they can work independently or as a team. Electrical and Electronic Engineering combined together therefore offers dual qualifications to students of this course to become either electrical engineers, electronic engineers or both.

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a five year course that has been developed to impact professional skills to students and enable them research, design and develop technologies in the field of Electrical & Electronics Engineering. It is aimed at developing competent manpower in the fields of electrical & electronics engineering by providing excellent training, teaching and research and thereby contribute to the development of the country’s electrical & electronics sectors. The curriculum is designed such that, during the first three years, the students undertake Mathematics, Basic electrical and electronic principles and general studies.

During their final two years, the students choose to specialize either in light current option or heavy current option. The students are expected to learn a systematic and analytic approach to electrical and electronic engineering to enable them to carry out design and research work. They are also expected to develop the right attitude toward the needs and aspirations of the society as well as a sense of responsibility. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates can find work both locally and regionally within; public and private sectors, universities and colleges, Non Governmental Organizations among others. Graduates of the course can also opt to start their own consultancy businesses.

Entry Requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of B- in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 PHY, Subject 3 CHE, Subject 4 BIO or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V

Becoming an electrical cum electronic engineer
If you enjoy maths & physics and have an interest in electricity, electrical components or electronic circuits, then pursuing this course might interest you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Electrical cum electronic engineers are innovative people who are able to keep track of multiple design elements and technical characteristics when performing these tasks. They are also initiative and able to put their academic knowledge to new tasks in every project they undertake besides engaging in continuing education to keep up with changes in technology. These professionals also got have good interpersonal skills which enable them to work well with others during the design and manufacturing process to ensure that their plans are implemented correctly.

Electrical cum electronic engineers are very good in maths as they regularly use maths such as calculus and other advanced maths topic to analyze, design and troubleshoot equipment during their work process. These engineers are also good communicators able to explain their designs and reasoning clearly and to relay instructions during product development and production.

Work environment.
Electrical and electronic engineers work in office and spend considerable time at projects sites.

Career opportunities
Electronic and electrical engineers may find employment in industries such as electronics, IT, manufacturing, power, transport, construction and building services. Opportunities are also found in telecommunications, research and development, aviation sector and petrochemicals among other areas. Graduates can also start their own businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Technology in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)
Bachelor of Science in Electronic and Computer Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Mechatronic Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication and Information Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Communication Engineering
Bachelor of Education in Technology Education
Bachelor of Science in Microprocessor Technology and Instrumentation
Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Electronic and Computer Engineering 2018-03-13T12:45:56+03:00

Course Overview
Electronics engineering is an engineering field that utilizes active and non linear electrical components such as transistors, diodes and integrated circuits towards the design of electronic devices, microprocessors, circuits and systems among others. Computer engineering on the other hand is a branch of engineering that integrates computer sciences with electrical engineering towards the development of computer hardware and software components used in modern day computer controlled equipments and other computing systems. Professionals in this field may be referred to as electronics engineers, computer engineers, or electronics-cum-computer engineers among other titles. The work of electronics-cum-computer engineer entails research, design, implementation, testing and maintenance of electronics & computer systems including; memory devices, microprocessors, circuit boards, networks and routers among other components.  The electronic and computer technologies continue to change the way we live and drive a significant fraction of the world economy.  The increased use of ICT in every aspect of our lives ensures the continued relevance of this area of engineering.

Computer technology and its application plays an integral part in modern engineering systems, communications networks, computer aided design as well as process control within modern manufacturing plants. Professionals in this field need to be knowledgeable and skilled in computer hardware and architecture and must essentially have a strong background in electrical engineering. The Bachelor of Science in Electronic and Computer Engineering is a five year programme that has been developed to produce competent graduate engineers with an extensive understanding of electronic devices such as microprocessors, local and wide area networks and even supercomputers that form the basis for worldwide communications. The programme combines both electronic engineering and computer science and not only focuses on how computer systems themselves work, but also how they integrate into the larger picture. Upon successful completion of the course, the graduates will be well equipped with the skills necessary to design, implement and maintain electronic and computer systems as well as being able to develop software for a wide variety of engineering applications. The graduates can find work in fields such as telecommunications, transportation, manufacturing, and computer hardware and software development.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of B- in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 MAT A, Subject 2 PHY, Subject 3 CHE, Subject 4 BIO or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an electronics-cum-computer engineer
If you are fascinated by how systems are designed and programmed to work the way they do and in addition are interested in computers, electronics as well as communications and would like to develop a career that that can enable you design and implement modern electronics and computer controlled systems, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Electronic-cum-computer engineers are creative people who are able to design new types of information technology devices and systems. They are also good problem solvers able to identify complex problems in computer systems, develop and evaluate possible solutions, and figure out the best way to implement them. These professionals have got excellent critical thinking skills enabling them to use logic and reasoning to clarify goals, examine assumptions, and identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions to computing and electronics problems.

Like any other profession, good communication and interpersonal skills are paramount in this field as these engineers often work on teams and must be able to communicate with other types of engineers as well as with nontechnical team members. Professionals in this field need to have a good a flair for maths, science, technology and IT. Effective computer skills are paramount as engineers in this field should also understand computer capabilities and languages in order to design effective software for various uses. In addition, these engineers have got excellent analytical skills that enable them to use computer programming tools to analyze the digital circuits in hardware to determine the best design that works.

Work environment
Electronics-cum-computer engineers can work in offices and mostly in high-tech manufacturing firms.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can find jobs in places like; computer and technology firms, aerospace electronics, electrical supply and distribution firms, power systems, manufacturing, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, mobile technology, automotive and medical systems, high tech manufacturing firms, financial institutions, computer hardware and software development companies among other tech based fields. Graduates can also opt to start their own businesses in related field.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Mechatronic Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication and Information Engineering
Bachelor of Technology in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology
Bachelor of Science in Microprocessor Technology and Instrumentation
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship Studies 2018-03-13T12:46:05+03:00

Course Overview
Entrepreneurship can be simply defined as the process of starting a business, a start-up company or any other business establishment. Professionals in this field may be referred to as entrepreneurs among other titles.  An entrepreneur develops a business plan, makes necessary arrangements to acquire the human and other required resources and is fully committed for the success or failure of the business he develops. Starting a business is not a guarantee that the business will succeed, that’s why entrepreneurs understand too well that a start-up business can either succeed or fail but do not dwell too much on the failure side rather than learning valuable lessons from failure itself. An entrepreneur will identify a business opportunity and optimize it for his or societal benefit. Where there is a problem in the society, an entrepreneur does not complain of the problem itself, in fact an entrepreneur notices an opportunity that can be utilized for a monetary benefit as well as social good. Entrepreneurship is the way to go for those determined to take charge of their life succeed in life. If you are interested in this field and want to be an entrepreneur keep your eyes, ears and nose wide open to notice available opportunities everywhere you’re.

Kenya is characterized by high rates of unemployment and poverty with 67% of the youth unemployed. This high unemployment rate has triggered the development of enterprise culture among the small scale business owners to fight the vice. In addition, the government development plans as well as Government Policy Documents namely, Sessional papers No. 1 of 1986, No. 2 of 1992, No. 2 of 2005 have emphasised the role and importance of the small enterprise sub-sector towards employment and job creation. The Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship Studies is a four year programme that has been designed to inject entrepreneurial culture among students that will enable them to scan and identify business opportunities and take risks in venturing into the identified business opportunities. The course is aimed at equipping students with the fundamental principles of the key concepts, theories and practical skills needed to conceptualize, create and manage entrepreneurial ventures.

The design of the course aims at re-orientating students’ thinking into creating jobs for themselves and others as opposed to getting employed in the formal sector. In a country like Kenya where so many graduates are finding it difficult to get jobs after graduation, graduates of this course are instead trained to become job creators rather than job seekers and can therefore create the much needed opportunities to themselves and other jobless graduates and youth creating a positive impact to the society. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have the ability to conceptualize entrepreneurial venture creation, have an understanding of the enterprise environment and trends in enterprise management as well as having sound analytical skills needed to address a range of enterprise growth related problems, approaches and research in entrepreneurial ventures.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an entrepreneur
If you are creative and a motivated person who has always wanted to start your own business, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition to help you achieve your goal in this field; you need to be prepared to develop skills that can help you succeed in the field of entrepreneurship.

When entrepreneurs are planning to start their own businesses, they have a determination to succeed and set clear goals which they aim to reach irrespective of the obstacles they will face on their way. Entrepreneurs are risk takers and when they plan to invest, they are not afraid to lose their money or other resources; they are usually prepared for whatever the outcome. Entrepreneurs that have a high level of confidence are able to get the job done even under the most stressful conditions.

Entrepreneurs are constantly learning from the environment as well as their own mistakes or failures.  Entrepreneurs believe failure is part of a business success, in fact it is well noted that failure is one of the secrets to success, since some of the best ideas arise from the ashes of a shuttered business. Entrepreneurs are always passionate about their businesses, starting a business is not easy and if one does not have passion or an ‘emotional attraction’ to his idea, it will be hard to succeed during difficult time.

Entrepreneurs are good savers and do not spend their money on matters which are not important to the growth and development of the business; profits from business is therefore re-invested back to the business. Entrepreneurs are very good at networking, as this is the only sure way to get new business deals and get relevant business information. Besides, entrepreneurs are good sales people able to promote their products and services to the target market.

Work environment.
Depending with the nature of their business, entrepreneurs mostly work in offices and other business establishments with regular interaction with clients and customers.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can be engaged in various industries. Firstly graduates of the course can become entrepreneurs and run their own businesses. Those who are not ready to start own businesses can find jobs in existing companies and help in spurring business growth in those companies. Skills acquired in this field can also be applied to other fields.

You can explore these courses
Bachelor of Commerce (B.COM)
Bachelor of Business and Management

You can also explore this option.
If you want to become an entrepreneur and are passionate about a certain course or field, you can pursue it to gain professional skills and then start your own business in that field.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Conservation and Natural Resources Management 2018-03-13T12:46:27+03:00

Course Overview
Natural resources are naturally occurring materials such as water, forests, minerals and fertile land that can be used for economic gain. Environmental conservation in a simple definition is the activity of conserving the natural resources through sustainable management practices. Natural resource management is a general term for the management of the entire natural resource ecosystem with a particular focus on how management affects the quality of life for both present and future generations. Professionals in this field may be referred to as natural resources managers, conservation Scientists among other titles. Natural resource managers are involved with the protection and management of trees, wildlife, plants, soils and water among other natural resources. Natural resource managers plan, supervise and implement conservation and sustainability plans for both privately or publicly owned lands, including nature preserves, parks, historic sites, mining operations and building construction projects among others. Their work also encompasses human activities that may influence, benefit otherwise harm the natural environment.

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Conservation and Natural Resources Management is a four year science based programme whose main subjects is tailored within the environment, natural resources conservation and management for sustainable ecosystem. The field of natural resources conservation and environmental management is wide, complex and interdisciplinary in nature and the undergraduate component of this course may not cover all areas of natural resources management and environmental sciences. Therefore the curriculum of this programme has been developed to cover four main areas including physical sciences, biological sciences, environmental science and policy. The content further covers the functioning of natural ecosystems, how to maintain the functions that are important both for human use of those ecosystems and ecosystem sustainability as well as dealing with social, economic and political issues related to natural resource use and environmental management decision-making processes. The eventual objective of the programme is to produce environmental and natural resources professionals with a broad background that can enable them identify, understand, protect, enhance and manage natural resources and the environment in a sustainable approach.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 BIO, Subject 2 CHE, Subject 3 MAT A or PHY or GEO, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or 3rd GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a natural resources manager
If you have interest in our environment, nature conservation as well as sciences and would love working outdoors, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you grow and succeed in this field.

 Natural resources managers have got excellent analytical skills that enable them evaluate the results of a variety of field tests and experiments, all of which require precision and accuracy. They are also critical thinkers a skill that enable these professionals reach conclusions through sound reasoning and judgment and determine how to improve natural resources for sustainability. These professionals must be able to use their skills, knowledge, expertise and experience to determine whether their findings will have an impact on soil, forest lands, the spread of fires etc.

Good time management skills in this field is equally important as these professionals must be able to mange other conservation workers to enhance conservation efforts. Working in this field requires one to be in good physical shape as professionals in this field often walk long distances in steep and wooded areas and sometimes under all kinds of weather including extreme heat and cold. Natural resource managers must have good communication skills and be able to give clear instructions to conservation workers and technicians. These professionals also need to communicate clearly with landowners and general public, therefore communication skills is important.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course may work in office and may also spend most time in the field under diverse weather conditions.

Career opportunities
Natural resources managers may find work in both the government and the private sector. Some areas of employment include; Government departments dealing with environment and natural resources Such as Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), National Environment Management Authority (NEMA),Kenya Forestry Service (KFS), Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Government ministries, other areas include; environmental consulting firms, Non Governmental Organizations, educational institutions etc. Graduates can also use their creativity and start their own ventures.

You can explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management
Bachelor of Science in Integrated Forest Resources Management
Bachelor of Science in Forestry

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health 2018-03-13T12:46:26+03:00

Course Overview
Environmental health is a branch of public health concerned with all the aspects of the natural as well as the built environment that in one way or the other may affect human health. Other terms that are used to refer to environmental health include; public health protection, environmental public health or environmental health protection. In a simple explanation, the effluent discharge around us, noise pollution within us, the water we drink, the air we breathe, the land where our houses are built among other natural or manmade features have the potential to affect our health in one way or the other. Environmental health also refers to the theory and practice of assessing, correcting, controlling, and preventing those factors in the environment that can potentially affect adversely the health of present and future generations.

Environmental health tries to improve public health by identifying and addressing these environmental risk factors. Environmental health in actual sense addresses all physical, biological and chemical factors external to a person that can influence ones health. Professionals in this field may be referred to as environmental health specialist among other titles. Environmental health specialists ensure environmental quality of a given population or community as well as health & safety of the workers is not compromised. They also enforce national and county regulations that pertain to the handling of hazardous and infectious wastes, sanitation of food and water cleanliness as well as safety of housing and institutional environments. They may also be involved in collecting and analyzing various samples to determine if a hazard to public health exists. Simply put they make sure that people’s living environments as well as working surroundings are healthy, safe and hygienic.

Across the globe, millions of people continue to suffer from preventable communicable diseases such as diarrhoea, malaria among others. The continued increase on environmental hazards resulting from rapid industrialization and urbanization has created the need for capacity building in the field of environmental health. Our environment and health are pivotal to today’s world and future. In addition, health is the focal point to humanity and without proper health, then our existence would be at stake. Therefore, maintaining a healthy community requires well trained individuals who are qualified with a broad knowledge of the continuously evolving health sciences field and the environmental health problems. The Bachelor of Environmental health is a programme which has been developed to produce environmental health specialists with skills and knowledge to address health related issues by responding effectively to deteriorating environmental conditions that affect human health with a view to identifying root causes and proposing possible solutions that can enhance good health and sustainable environmental management for all.

The curriculum of the course provides a fundamental knowledge of environmental health within a broad basic sciences background, with keen emphasis on the evaluation and control of major environmental health problems such as occupational health, waste disposal, food hygiene, water supply, air pollution among others that can affect human health. Simply put, the programme aims at producing graduates capable of addressing environmental health issues from a global perspective and critically analysing environmentally related health problems with a view to propose, design and implement solutions. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will possess the skills and knowledge to work in various environmental health sectors including; health, government ministries and international organizations or start their own businesses.

Entry requirement
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 BIO, Subject 2 CHE, Subject 3 MAT A or PHY, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or 3rd GROUP II or any GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an environmental health specialist
If you are interested in people’s health and our environment and want to start a career that can help people’s living as well as working surroundings stay healthy, safe and hygienic, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can enable you grow and succeed in this field.

Environmental health specialists must be knowledgeable and comfortable with using computers and other high tech devices because they may be required to prepare and calibrate the equipments used to collect and analyze the samples. They also need to have good interpersonal skills to enable them work in collaboration with other professionals including physicians and other medical personnel to discuss about potential community environmental health hazards and offer appropriate solutions. In addition, these professionals need to posses excellent research and experimental skills as they may be required to conduct, analyze, and dispense epidemiologic data regarding disease outbreaks within a given community.

Environmental health specialists should also have good analytical and problem solving skills to offer solutions to health solutions and create safe environments for all. These professionals are also effective communicators who are able to communicate safety instructions and concerns to employees, managers and members of the public among others. Environmental health specialists must in addition be detail oriented as they need to recognize and adhere to specific safety standards and government regulations for sustainable environmental safety. Good physical stamina is important in this field as professionals in this field may work for long hours standing sometimes working in environments that can be uncomfortable such as tunnels or mines.

Work environment.
Graduates of this course may work in diverse environments. They can work in office and field among other environments.

Career opportunities
Environmental health specialists may be employed in various sectors such as National and County health departments, disaster preparedness, Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Ministry of Environment and natural resources, private businesses, hospitals, healthcare insurance companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, environmental enforcement agencies, tutors, Non Governmental organizations addressing Environmental Health among other areas. Graduates of this course can also venture into entrepreneurship within environmental health.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health & Safety
Bachelor of Science in Public Health
Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Development
Bachelor of Science in Population Health
Bachelor of Science in Management of Agro-ecosystem and Environment

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Horticulture & Landscaping Technology 2019-03-12T08:32:20+03:00

Course Overview.
Horticulture can simply be described as a branch of agriculture which entails the science, technology, art as well as business of growing flowers, vegetable and landscape or garden plants. Environmental horticulture is a sub branch of horticulture that encompasses the science of floriculture (growing of flowers and ornamental plants), turf grass management, plant nursery management, landscape design, landscape management and the development of recreational areas for public and private use. Landscaping on the other hand refers to any process or activity that modifies the visible features of an area of land using softscapes such as plants, shrubs, trees etc as well as hardscapes such as bricks, pavements, water features etc with a goal of creating a beautiful environment within the landscape. Professionals in this field can be referred to as landscapers, landscape or garden designers, landscape specialists, grounds maintenance officers among many other titles. The work of landscapers entails creating and maintaining parks, gardens and other outdoor areas to ensure that the outdoor environment for recreational parks, gardens, businesses, houses and other outdoor areas are orderly, attractive and healthy for the people using them.

Professional landscaping is an emerging concept in Kenya. The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Horticulture & Landscaping Technology is a four year course that has been designed to equip students with skills and knowledge on how plants can improve the environment and the quality of our lives. The focus of the programme is on the biological and physical concepts and horticultural principles of plant production, management of ornamental plants, plant ecosystems in landscape settings and sociological aspects of plant/people interactions, greenhouse productions, landscape design, landscape construction, interior plantscaping among other landscape and horticulture oriented areas. The course emphasises on ornamental use of plants to improve the aesthetic quality of interiorscapes, urban forestry and recreational areas among other areas. Graduates of this course will have knowledge of the principles and practices of plant growth, development, production and utilization as well as an understanding of environmental planning and landscape management processes involving plants and people in landscape and natural settings all geared towards improving landscapes around us.

Entry Qualifications.
For self-sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 BIO, Subject 2 CHE, Subject 3 MAT A or PHY or GEO, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or 3rd GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming a landscaper.
If you like putting your hands in soil, are passionate about plants, can work in all-weather conditions and above all you are creative  and interested in garden design, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Landscapers have got good physical stamina as during ground maintenance work, in addition to supervision, these professionals must be capable of doing physically strenuous labor for long hours, occasionally in extreme cold or heat. They are also self motivated people who must be able to do their job independently with little supervision. Landscapers are also creative people with keen interest in garden design, development and management.

Landscapers sometimes may work in collaboration with landscape architects who draw or conceptualize landscape drawings, landscapers must therefore have the ability to understand and work with garden design drawings and implement them accordingly. Landscaping is all about working with plants and other landscape materials, landscapers must therefore be passionate about the environment coupled with a good knowledge of landscaping plants & materials.

Good practical skills to work with a variety of tools and possibly small plant machinery are crucial. Landscapers must also be effective communicators, be able to lead landscaping crews as well as being able to work well with other people. Those in self-employment must also have good business acumen for them to remain relevant in the business.

Work environment.
Landscapers spent most of their time in the field creating new and maintaining existing gardens or landscapes. They may spend some time in office, however much of the time is spend outdoors.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can find work with landscape contracting companies, horticultural farms, greenhouses/plant nurseries, garden centers, clubs/resorts/hotels, golf courses, agrochemical companies, business parks, county government departments dealing with environment and parks, environmental organizations among other areas. Others may decide to start their own landscaping businesses.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Science in horticulture
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Bachelor of Science in Forestry
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Bachelor of Science in Range Management

Bachelor of Science in environmental Science 2018-03-13T12:46:18+03:00

Course Overview
Environmental science can be defined as the scientific study of the effects of natural and unnatural processes and the interactions between the physical, biological and chemical properties or components of the environment with more emphasis to human impact on the environment. Professionals in this area of study are referred to as environmental scientists or specialists among other titles. Environmental scientists use their technical knowledge and skills of the natural sciences to protect the environment as well as human health. In their day to day work activities, these professionals may be involved with cleaning up polluted areas, advising policymakers, or work with industry to reduce waste generated. Today as a matter of fact, the world has become more crowded with a growing population which has put more pressure on our environment. This has caused many environmental problems to mankind. In Kenya today, there is the Vision 2030 blue print which advocates for industrialized Kenya by the year 2030. Agriculture is the backbone of Kenya’s economy. As we move towards vision 2030 as advocated by this blue print, there is need to take caution so that the benefits associated with vision 2030 industrial revolution do not cause harm to the nation’s environment.

Modern food production through the use of pesticides, fertilizers as well as other agrochemicals poses more problems to the environment as well. The real estate is growing at a very high rate causing more problems to the limited land resource in Kenya. High population growth in Kenya also poses enormous demands or pressure on land resources, energy, shelter and living space. These environmental problems if not well addressed will cause more harm to the nation thereby affecting the quality of the environment and lower the people‘s standards of living. The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science is a four year programme that has been developed to train competent manpower with skills, knowledge and capability to address the mushrooming environmental problems in today’s world. The course has been designed to provide in-depth training to students in areas related to environmental problems, protection and enhancement of environmental quality. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be competent to formulate environmental policies, carry out environmental impact assessments, study and formulate warning systems towards environmental problems, Provide advisory capacity services on matters of environmental law and policy among other environmental related services.

Entry Qualifications
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster Subjects; Subject 1 BIO, Subject 2 CHE, Subject 3 MAT A or PHY or GEO, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or 3rd GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an environmental scientist
If you are interested in science, are concerned about the quality of our environment and would like to start a career that will enable you help to make improvements to our environment for the benefit of this and future generations, then pursuing this course might be a good choice for you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Environmental scientists possess excellent people or interpersonal skills that enable them work efficiently with other team members such as engineers, architects, scientists, technicians among others, good people skills is important to enable these professionals work together effectively to achieve their goals. They are also effective communicators as in the course of their work, these professionals may work with environmental focus groups among other stakeholders and may need to present and explain their findings and write technical reports.

Environmental scientists have good analytical skills that help them base their conclusions on careful analysis of scientific data while at the same time considering all possible methods and solutions in their analyses. Our environment today is faced by myriads of environmental challenges; good problem solving skills are important in this field to help environmental scientists find the best possible solutions to problems that affect the environment and people’s health. Environmental scientists should enjoy working in the field and be self motivated as they may spend a lot of time working alone and should be able to stay motivated and get their work done without supervision.

Work environment.
Environmental officers work in offices, laboratories and the field.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can find work in government as well as the private sector. They can find work in organizations dealing with environmental issues and resource conservation, education, NGOs among others. They may work as; environmental scientists, researchers in various institutions, natural resource managers, environmental protection officers, biodiversity officers, natural resource managers, environmental science tutors and ecological assessment officers among others. Graduates may also engage in their own privately owned environmental related entrepreneurships.

You may explore these courses
Bachelor of Environmental Planning & Management
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health & Safety
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Bachelor of Science in Management of Agro-ecosystem and Environment
Bachelor of Science in Forestry
Bachelor of Science in Integrated Forest Resources Management
Bachelor of Science in Water and Environment Management
Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management
Bachelor of Environmental Studies & Community Development
Bachelor of Science in Soil Environment & Land Use  Management
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Conservation and Natural Resources
Management

Bachelor of Science in Ethnobotany 2018-03-13T12:47:44+03:00

Course Overview.
Ethnobotany is derived from two words; ethnology which means culture and botany meaning plants, in complete it is the scientific study of relationship between people and plants, in other words the study of the relationship between people and plants especially the study of indigenous uses of plants, particularly the way in which plants impact on human culture and practices, and how humans have used and modified plants and how they represent them in their systems of knowledge. Ethnobotany is predominantly linked to economic botany, and thus pursued to determine the potential economic value of various plants. As a sub-discipline of botany, Ethnobotany studies how plants are used to make useful products such as food, clothing, shelter and medicine among other plant by-products. Experts in this field may be referred to as Ethnobotanists among other titles.  Ethnobotanists explore the various uses of plants such as food, medicine, clothing and other essential products. They study how people from specific cultures or areas use indigenous plants. They will do this by interacting with local plant life as well as building relationships with local medical practitioners.

Bachelor of Science in Ethnobotany is designed to explore the scientific wonders of the human-plant relationship.  The course enables students to integrate science and culture as a means to better understand our human reliance on plants and the environment and how those skills can be utilized for conservation purposes. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates may find employment in areas related to the conservation of biological and cultural diversity, work in natural health care businesses among other related fields

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 BIO, Subject 2 CHE, Subject 3 MAT A or PHY or GEO, Subject 4 ENG/KIS or 3rd GROUP II or a GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an ethnobotanist.
If you are interested in understanding world biodiversity and addressing current and future threats to our unique native flora as well as understanding flora’s economic value, then pursuing this course might interest you. In addition, you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in this field.

Ethnobotanists must have the patience to withstand long hours in the field taking notes and collecting plant specimens. They also need to have good communication and interpersonal skills to be able to relate and communicate effectively with the local communities as well as other stakeholders involved in biodiversity activities. Since ethnobotanist may spend a lot of time interacting with different communalities, the ability to learn other languages is highly valuable. Aptitude in maths is essential as these professionals also have to compile statistics and publish their findings in professional journals. Professionals in this field also need to be physically fit as sometimes they have to reach remote locations for botanical collections and studies.

Work environment.
Ethnobotanists work mostly outdoors and in remote locations studying plants and their relationships with people of different cultures. They may also work in labs or offices among other environments.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course can work as nature guide, research technicians, field researchers, naturopathic (herbal) medicine, conservation scientists, plant taxonomists or tutors. They can find employment in government, private drug & food firms as well as non-governmental organizations focused on conservation, resource management and related areas where human communities and natural environments interact.

You may explore  these courses.
Bachelor of Science in Botany
Bachelor of Science (BSC)

Bachelor of Science in Event and Convention Management 2018-03-13T12:47:43+03:00

Course Overview.
Event management can be defined as the process which entails planning and development of large scale events such as ceremonies, weddings, concerts, festivals, conferences, formal parties or conventions. Convention on the other hand is defined as a large meeting where people with a shared work or interest come together in a given place to share and discuss their ideas. Professionals in this field may be referred to as event / convention planners or managers among other titles. The work of event planners or managers entails coordinating all aspects of professional events and meetings. In their day to work, these professionals choose meeting locations, arrange transportation and coordinate all other details concerning the events.

With the fast growing demand for event hosting in conferences, sports, business and event tourism, there is a growing need for qualified individuals trained in event & convention management. The Bachelor of Science in Event and Conventions Management is a four year course that is intended to prepare students for future employment in the events industry. The objective of this programme is to offer education and training in Event & Convention Management and to equip the students with the skills and knowledge that will allow them to pursue or practice as Managers in the Event Industry. Considerable emphasis has been placed on giving the student strong technical and technological skills in planning ,organising and hosting events as well as social sciences so as to produce a graduate with strong ‘hands-on’ skills. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates of the course will have the skills required to manage day to day operations in planning, organizing and hosting events anywhere.

Entry Qualifications.
For self sponsored students, at least a mean grade of C+ in KCSE. For Government sponsored students, the minimum cut point which is announced annually applies. The students should in addition have good performance in the following cluster subjects; Subject 1 ENG/KIS, Subject 2 MAT A / MAT B or any GROUP II, Subject 3 any GROUP III, Subject 4 a GROUP II or 2nd GROUP III or any GROUP IV or any GROUP V.

Becoming an event manager
If you enjoy planning and organising things as well as meeting new people, then pursuing this course could be a good choice for you. In addition you should be prepared to develop skills that can help you grow and succeed in the professional event management. Event managers communicate regularly with staff, clients and suppliers; they must therefore have excellent oral communication and written skills to be able to convey the needs of their clients effectively. Event managers must be able to meet strict deadlines and be able to work in a fast-paced environment and be able to make quick decisions while at the same time remaining calm under pressure.

Working in this field involves interacting with many people including customers, clients and suppliers, event managers must therefore have good customer service skills and be able to act professionally in a variety of situations, know how to keep an audience engaged, and help participants network with peers.   To work effectively with others and create long-term working relationship professionals in this field must be good at establishing and maintaining positive relationships with clients and suppliers by having proper interpersonal skills.

Good negotiation skills is an asset in this field to be able to negotiate service contracts to get good prices for the clients. Organizing award winning events requires event managers to be detail-oriented and be able to multitask and meet tight deadlines. Managers in this field should also have creative skills and be able to come up with creative solutions that satisfy clients.

Work environment.
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