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FULL TIME AND PART TIME PROGRAMMES

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

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NAME OF THE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

1.

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration

  • Be a holder of a Master of Business Administration or its equivalent from an institution recognized by the University Senate
3 years

2.

Masters of Business Administration

  • Be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree with at least Upper Second Class honors in any discipline or its equivalent from an institution recognized by the University Senate. OR Lower Second Class honors with two (2) years relevant experience in a relevant field.
2 years

 UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

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NAME OF THE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

1.

Bachelor of Commerce

  • Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+ and a minimum of C in both Mathematics and English
    OR
  • Be a holder of Diploma or equivalent in a relevant discipline from an institution recognized by University senate
8 Semesters

2.

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Procurement and Supplies Management
  • Bachelor of Economics

  • Bachelor of Economics and Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Economics and Finance
  • Bachelor of Economics and Statistics
  • Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+ and a minimum of C in both Mathematics and English
    OR
  • Be a holder of Diploma or equivalent in a relevant discipline from an institution recognized by University senate
8 Semesters

3.

Bachelor of Business Management

  • Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+ and a minimum of C in both Mathematics and English
    OR
  • Be a holder of Diploma or equivalent in a relevant discipline from an institution recognized by University senate
8 Semesters

4.

Bachelor of Enterprise Management

  • Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+ and a minimum of C in both Mathematics and English
    OR
  • Be a holder of Diploma or equivalent in a relevant discipline from an institution recognized by University senate
8 Semesters

5.

Bachelor of Procurement and Supplies Management

  • Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+ and a minimum of C in both Mathematics and English
    OR
  • Be a holder of Diploma or equivalent in a relevant discipline from an institution recognized by University senate
8 Semesters

 DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

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NAME OF THE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

1.

  • Diploma in Business Management
  • Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C– (minus) or its equivalent

OR

  • KCSE mean grade D+ (plus) and a certificate in any relevant discipline with at least Credit pass from an institution recognized by the University senate.
6 Semesters

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES

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NAME OF THE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

1.

  • Certificate in Business Management
  • Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of D+ (plus)
4 Semesters

SHORT COURSES

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NAME OF THE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

1.

  • Proficiency Certificate in customer care
  • Proficiency certificate in supervisory skills
  • Proficiency Certificate  in strategic management and leadership
  • Proficiency Certificate in Management skills for Senior managers
  • Degree Holders in any discipline relevant to the Public Sector Services

                  OR

  • KCSE/KCE/KACE qualifications and a relevant Diploma from an institution recognized by the University Senate.
4 weeks - full time
6 weeks - part time

SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES

DEGREE COURSE

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NAME OF THE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

1.

BSc. Forensic Science

  • Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of  C+ (plus) with C+ (plus) in English, Biology or Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics/Physics/ Physical Sciences
8 Semesters

2.

BSc. in Clinical Medicine & Community Health (Direct Entry)

  • Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus) with C+ (plus) in English/Kiswahili, Biology or Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Mathematics/ Physics/Physical Sciences.
12 Trimesters

3.

BSc. Clinical Medicine & Community Health – (Mature Entry)t

  • Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C (plain) and a Diploma or Higher Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery
  • Be registered by the Clinical Officer’s Council of Kenya.
8 Trimesters

4.

BSc. Community Health  & Development

  • Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus) with C (plain) in Biology or Biological Sciences and a minimum of C- (minus) in Chemistry and Mathematics/Physics/Physical Sciences.
8 Semesters

5.

BSc. in Health Information Management & Informatics

  • Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus) and above with C (plain) in English / Kiswahili ,Biology/Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Physics/ Chemistry

OR  

  • Diploma in Health Records and Information Technology or any other equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by the University Senate.
8 Semesters

6.

BSc. Nursing

  • Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus) with C+ (plus) in English, Biology or Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics/ Physics/Physical Sciences. 
12 Trimesters

DIPLOMA AND CERTIFICATE COURSES

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NAME OF THE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

1.

Diploma in Human Biosciences
Options

  1. Biochemistry
  2. Biotechnology
  • KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C (plain) with C- (minus) in Biology/Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Mathematics/Physics/ Physical Sciences. OR
  • Mean grade of C- (minus) at KCSE with a Credit pass in any relevant certificate from an Institution recognized by the University Senate.
6 Semesters

2.

Diploma in HIV Management

  • Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C- (minus) with D+ (Plus) in Biology/Biological Sciences and a minimum of D+ (Plus) in Chemistry and Mathematics/Physics/Physical Science
3 Semesters

3.

Diploma in Community Health & Development

  • Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of of C- (minus) with D+ (Plus) in Biology or Biological Sciences and a minimum of D+ (Plus) in Chemistry and Mathematics/Physics/Physical Sciences.

OR

  • Credit pass in any relevant certificate course with at least KCSE Grade D+ (Plus).
6 Semesters

4.

Diploma in Clinical Medicine & Surgery

  • Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C (plain) with C (plain) in English/Kiswahili and Biology/Biological Sciences, and C- in Chemistry and Mathematics/Physics
9 Trimesters

5.

Diploma in Health Information Management & Informatics

  • Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C- (minus) with: D+ (Plus) in English/Kiswahili, Biology/ Biological Sciences  and D+ (Plus) in Chemistry and Mathematics /Physics/ Physical Sciences
6 Semesters

CERTIFICATE COURSES

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NAME OF THE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

1.

Certificate in Community Health & Development

  • Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of D+ (Plus) 
4 Semesters

2.

Certificate in HIV Management

  • Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of D+ (Plus) 
2 Semesters

PROFESSIONAL COURSES

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NAME OF THE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

1.

Molecular Diagnostics

  • Be a holder KCSE/KCE Certificate

                  OR

  • An equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by university senate.
2 weeks Full time

2.

  • Total Quality Management in Clinical Laboratories
  • Course in GCLP
  • Course in mentorship
  • Be a holder KCSE/KCE Certificate

                  OR

  • An equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by university senate.
2 weeks Full time

SCHOOL OF PURE & APPLIED SCIENCES

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

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NAME OF THE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

1.

Masters of Information Science

Be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree with at least Upper Second Class honors in relevant discipline or its equivalent from an institution recognized by the University Senate.

OR

Lower Second Class honors with two (2) years relevant experience in a relevant field.

2 years

2.

Master of Science in Statistics

Be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree with at least Upper Second Class honors in statistics as a major subject or its equivalent from an institution recognized by the University Senate.

OR

Lower Second Class honors with two (2) years relevant experience in a relevant field.

2 years

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

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NAME OF THE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

1. Bachelor of Science in Analytical Chemistry Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus) 8 Semesters
2. Bachelor of Science Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus) 8 Semesters
3. Bachelor of Science in Information Science Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus) 8 Semesters
4. Bachelor of Science in Applied Statistics Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus) 8 Semesters
5. Bachelor of Science in Financial Engineering Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus) 8 Semesters

6.

Bachelor of Science Statistics

Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus) with at least C+(plus) in English and B- in Mathematics.

OR

Diploma in applied Sciences in which there has been a substantive mathematics content, with at least a credit pass in relevant subjects from an institution recognized by the University Senate.

8 Semesters

7.

Bachelor of Science Mathematics and Computer Science

Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+(plus) with at least C+(plus) in Mathematics. In addition, applicants must have grade C-(minus) in both Chemistry and Physics. 8 Semesters

8.

Bachelor of Science Actuarial Science

Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+(plus) with at least C+(plus) in English and Mathematics

OR

A mean grade of KCSE C (Plain) with C (plain) in Mathematics and a Diploma or equivalent in relevant discipline with at least a credit pass from an institution recognized by the University Senate.

8 Semesters

9.

Bachelor of Science Information Technology

Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+(plus) with a minimum of C in both Mathematics and English.

OR     

Mean Grade of C (Plain) at KCSE with a Diploma certificate in a relevant discipline from an institution recognized by the University Senate

8 Semesters

10.

Bachelor of Science Computer Science

Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+(plus) with a minimum of C in both Mathematics and English.

OR     

Mean Grade of C (Plain) at KCSE with a Diploma certificate in a relevant discipline from an institution recognized by the University Senate

8 Semesters

11.

Bachelor of Science Business Information Technology

Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+(plus) with a minimum of C in both Mathematics and English.

OR     

Mean Grade of C (Plain) at KCSE with a Diploma certificate in a relevant discipline from an institution recognized by the University Senate

8 Semesters

DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

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NAME OF THE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

1.

Diploma in Information Technology

Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C- (Minus) with at least D+(plus) in English/Kiswahili and Mathematics

OR

KCSE mean grade D+ (Plus) and a certificate in any relevant area with at a pass from an institution recognized by the University Senate.

6 Semesters

2.

Diploma in Business Information Technology

Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C- (Minus) with at least D+(plus) in English/Kiswahili and Mathematics

OR

KCSE mean grade D+ (Plus) and a certificate in any relevant area with at a pass from an institution recognized by the University Senate.

6 Semesters

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES

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NAME OF THE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

1.

Certificate in Information Technology

Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of D+ (Plus) with at least D (plain) in English/Kiswahili and Mathematics

4 Semesters

2.

Certificate in Business Information Technology

Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of D+ (Plus) with at least D (plain) in English/Kiswahili and Mathematics

4 Semesters

SHORT COURSES

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NAME OF THE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

1.

  • Proficiency Certificate in Computer Applications.
  • Certificate in data & Information Security.
  • Certificate in Computer Networking.
  • CISCO IT Essentials.

Be a holder of KCSE/KCE Certificate

OR

An equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by university senate

8 weeks – fulltime
12 weeks – part time

2.

Proficiency certificate in data analysis

Be a holder of KCSE Certificate

10 Days

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT

DIPLOMA & CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES

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NAME OF THE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

 
  • Bachelor of Technology in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  • Bachelor of Technology in Construction and Property Management.
  • Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering
  • Be a holder of KCSE certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus) with C+ (plus) in; Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Geography or any subject in group III, IV and V     

OR

  • Be a holder of Diploma in any relevant discipline with at least a credit from an institution recognized by the University Senate
8 Semesters

2.

  • Diploma in Building Construction
  • Diploma in Quantity Surveying
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Diploma in Architecture
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
    Diploma in Mechanical Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Be a holder of KCSE certificate with a minimum aggregate of C- (Minus) with at least D+(plus) in Mathematics & Physics/Chemistry  

OR

  • KCSE mean grade D+ ( Plus) and a certificate in any relevant area with at least a pass from an institution recognized by the University Senate
6 Semesters

3.

  • Certificate in Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Certificate in Automotive Engineering
  • Certificate in Architectural Studies
  • Certificate in Building Construction
  • Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of D+ (Plus) with at least D(plain) Mathematics & Physics/Chemistry 
 4 Semesters

4.

SHORT COURSES

  • Certificate in Computer Aided Architectural Design (CAAD)
  • Proficiency Course in Plumbing and Tile work
  • Be a holder of KCSE certificate
  • Be a holder of KCSE certificate
  • 4 weeks
  • 6 weeks

SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY AND TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY

UNDERGRADUATE, DIPLOMA & CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES

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NAME OF THE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

1.

  • BSc in Fashion Design and Textile Technology
  • Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+ (Plus) with C (plain) in art design/home science or one science subject (Chemistry, Biology and Physics /one art subject (Geography , History)

OR

  • Pass in Diploma in fashion design or its equivalent with minimum C-(minus) at KCSE.
8 Semesters – full time
12 Semesters –part time

2.

  • BSc Hospitality Management
  • Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+ (Plus) with C (plain) in art design/home science or one science subject (Chemistry, Biology and Physics /one art subject (Geography , History)

OR

  • Pass in Diploma in fashion design or its equivalent with minimum C-(minus) at KCSE.
8 Semesters

3.

  • Diploma in Fashion Design & Textile Technology
  • Diploma in Hospitality Management
  • Diploma in Food & Beverage  Management
  • Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C- (Minus) with at least D+ (plus) in English/Kiswahili

OR

  • KCSE mean grade D+ (Plus) and a certificate in any relevant area with at least a pass from an institution recognized by the University Senate
6 Semesters

4.

  • Certificate in Food and Beverage production Services and Sales
  • Certificate in Fashion Design & Textile Technology
  • Certificate in catering and Accommodation Operations
  • Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of D+ (Plus) 
4 Semesters

 SHORT COURSES

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NAME OF THE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

1.

  • Apparel accessories
  • Interior design and fabric decoration
  • Be a holder of KCPE or KCSE certificate

OR

  • Practitioner in fashion industry

OR

  • Be a holder of any qualification recognized by the  School of Hospitality &Textile Technology as equivalent to any of the above
1 Month 3 Weeks

2.

  • Waiters’ proficiency
  • Basic cookery
  • Be a holder of KCPE or KCSE certificate

OR

  • Those practicing in food industry

OR

  • Be a holder of any qualification recognized by the  School of Hospitality & Textile Technology as equivalent to any of the above
3 Weeks
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