Kirinyaga University

 

School of Pure and applied Sciences

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

The school of Pure and Applied Sciences was started in November 2013 with a population of about 100 students. The School has since grown to have so many students. The school has three fields namely:

  • Pure Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Statistics

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN

Welcome to the school of Pure and Applied Sciences, Kirinyaga University. Science being the force behind industrial development, the school aims at training best scientist worldwide to drive the industries. With strong mathematical and statistics skills, the school can offer Mathematical modeling and statistical modeling to different problems e.g. in engineering, disease and population growth hence the solution.

LIST OF COURSES OFFERED

PROGRAMMES OFFERED

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Mathematics and Computer Science course aims at integrating the Mathematics skills and Computer skills to solve real life problems. They develop computer programs and software for the industries. Apart from self employment, the graduates will find employments in commercial banks, brokerage houses, investment banks and software development companies.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN STATISTICS

Statistics course is majorly concerned with data collection, analysis and statistical modeling. The graduates will work as statistician or a statistical consultant in research companies, insurance companies, banks, brokerage houses, investment banks, Government institutions and NGOs.

PROFICIENCY CERTIFICATE IN DATA ANALYSIS USING

This course provides introduction to applied statistics and SPSS for analysing quantitative data. The training course will present modern statistical methods needed for data analysis and statistical reasoning, and will equip leaners with knowledge of how to use SPSS for data analysis, interpretation and data presentation. Participants interested in learning and picking up quantitative data analysis methods and concepts will find this course useful and applicable.  Practical data analysis sessions will be based on publicly available data from academic research, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), and participants own data.

PROPOSED PROGRAMMES

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ACTUARIAL SCIENCE

Actuarial Science is concerned with the construction of models and solutions for financial, business, and societal problems involving uncertain future events.  Actuarial practitioners, also known as Actuaries, have been described as financial architects and social mathematicians.  Broadly speaking, actuaries forecast the cost of future risks and improve financial decision making by developing models to evaluate the current financial implications of uncertain future events. The graduates will mostly find employment in the insurance, employee benefits, and pension and management consulting industry.  Actuaries will also be employed in commercial banks, brokerage houses, investment banks and software development companies.  However, the elaborate statistical base build in this course can also see a graduate work as a statistician or a statistical consultant.

LIST OF STAFF

  • ROBERT MUTWIRI
  • MARTIN MIANO
  • LUCAS MACHARIA
  • IRENE OKELLO
  • GEOFFREY MUTHOKA
  • ANTHONY MUTHONDU
  • JEREMIAH KINYANJUI
  • HARRUN GITONGA

CURRENT RESEARCH

Pure Mathematics

  • Cycle indices of semi direct product groups
  • On The spectrum of a Norland Operator
  • Norm Estimate for Norm- Attainable Operators

Applied Mathematics

  • Hydrodynamic lubrication for a pivoted pad thrust bearing with suction
  • Hydrodynamic lubrication for a pivoted pad thrust bearing with injection

Statistics

  • Modeling the interaction of HIV and the CD4 T cells and the effect of treatment
  • Optimization of Tomatoes yield through smart farming; an application of multiple mixture lattice experimental design.

Education

An assessment of the level of determinant of choice of technical subjects in Secondary Schools in Kirinyaga County

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P.O.Box: 143-10300 Kerugoya.
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