Kirinyaga University

 

Courses

FULL TIME AND PART TIME PROGRAMMES

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAM

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NAME OF THE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

1.

Masters of Business Administration

  • A Bachelors Degree at Upper Second Class Honours from Kirinyaga University or any other university recognized by the university senate OR,
  • A Bachelors Degree at Lower Second Class Honours with at least 2 years post-graduation working or research experience; OR,
  • A Bachelors Degree at Lower Second Class Honours with relevant professional qualifications OR,
  • A relevant Bachelors degree with a pass, and four years relevant experience
 4 Semesters

 UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

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NAME OF THE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

1.

Bachelor of Commerce

  • Be a holder of KCSE (or equivalent examination)certificate  with a minimum of C+ and a minimum of C in both mathematics and English
    OR
  • Be a holder of  KNEC 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
  • Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+ and a minimum of C in both Mathematics and English or Kiswahili
    OR
  • Be a holder of  KNEC 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 mean grade C+ and above (plus) or equivalent and a minimum of C in both Mathematics and English or Kiswahili.
    OR
  • Mean grade of C plain at KCSE with KNEC diploma or equivalent in a relevant discipline from a recognized institution by University Senate.
8 Semesters

4.

Bachelor of Enterprise Management

  • Applicants with an overall KCSE mean grade C+ (plus) or equivalent and a minimum of C in both Mathematics and English
    OR
  • Be a holder KCSE mean grade C- (minus) or equivalent with KNEC Diploma or equivalent in a relevant discipline with minimum of pass from an institution recognized by University Senate.
8 Semesters

5.

Bachelor of Purchasing and Supply Management

  • Be a holder of KCSE (or equivalent examination) certificate  with a minimum of C+ and a minimum of C in both mathematics and English
    OR
  • Be a holder of  KNEC 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
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Diploma in Public Relations
  • Diploma in Entrepreneurship
  • Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C plain with a pass in Mathematics and English.
    OR
  • KCSE mean grade C- (C Minus) and  KNEC certificate or equivalent  in any relevant area with at least Credit pass
4 Semesters

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES

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NAME OF THE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

1.

  • Certificate in Business Management
  • Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Certificate in Public Relations
  • Certificate in Entrepreneurship
  • Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C- (minus)
1 Semester

SHORT COURSES

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NAME OF THE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

1.

  • Proficiency Certificate in Leadership and Management
  • Proficiency certificate in supervisory skills
  • Proficiency Certificate  in Governance and Administration for Public Officers
  • Proficiency Certificate in Management for Effective Service Delivery
  • KCSE/KCE/KACE Certificates
    Or
  • Professional qualifications
    Or
  • Recommendation from employers for those employed
2 Weeks

SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES

DEGREE COURSE

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NAME OF THE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

1.

  • BSc. Forensic Science
  • 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)
  • 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

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

4.

BSc. Community Health  & Development

  • Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+ (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

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade of C+ (plus) and above with a combination of: English or Kiswahili C , Biology/Biological Sciences, C ,
    Mathematics C, Physics or Chemistry
    OR
  • Have a KNEC Diploma or equivalent in Health Records and Information Technology or any other equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by the University Senate.
8 Semesters

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
  • Mean Grade C (plain) at K.C.S.E with C- (minus) in Biology/Biological Sciences and a minimum of C- (minus) in Chemistry and Mathematics/Physics/Physical Science.OR
  • Mean grade of C- (minus) at KCSE with a Credit pass in any relevant certificate from an Institution recognized by the University Senate.
2-Semesters +
Field attachment

3.

Diploma in Community Health & Development

  • KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C (plain) with C- (minus) in Biology or Biological Sciences and a minimum of C- (minus) in 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

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 in Chemistry/Physical Sciences and C-(minus) in Mathematics/Physics OR
  • Mean grade of C- (minus) at KCSE with a Credit pass in any relevant certificate from an Institution recognized by the University Senate.
     
9 Trimesters

5.

BSc. in Health Information Management & Informatics

  • Certificate in  Community Health & Development
  • Certificate in HIV Management
3 Semesters

PROFESSIONAL COURSE

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NAME OF THE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

1.

  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • KCSE/KCE/KACE Certificate with a pass in Relevant Biological Sciences qualifications
2 weeks Full time

2.

  • Total Quality Management in Clinical Laboratories
  • KCSE/KCE/KACE Certificate with a pass in Professional qualifications in laboratory sciences.
2 weeks Full time

SCHOOL OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

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NAME OF THE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

1.

  • BSc in Information Technology
  • Mean Grade of C+ at KCSE with a minimum of  C in both Mathematics and English
     OR,
  • Mean Grade of C (Plain) at KCSE with KNEC Diploma or equivalent in a relevant discipline from an institution recognized by the University Senate
8 Semesters

2.

  • Bachelor of Business Information Technology
  • Mean Grade of C+ at KCSE with a minimum of  C in both Mathematics and English
     OR,
  • Mean Grade of C (Plain) at KCSE with KNEC Diploma or equivalent in a relevant discipline from an institution recognized by the University Senate
8 Semesters

3.

  • BSc Computer Science
  • Mean Grade of C+ at KCSE with a minimum of  C in both Mathematics and English
     OR,
  • Mean Grade of C (Plain) at KCSE with KNEC Diploma or equivalent 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
  • Diploma in Business Information Technology
  • Mean Grade of C- (Minus) at KCSE with a Pass in Information Technology Certificate
4 Semesters

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES

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NAME OF THE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

1.

  • Certificate in Information Technology
  • Certificate in Business Information Technology
  • Mean Grade of C- (Minus) at  K.C.S.E
1 Semester

SHORT COURSES

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NAME OF THE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

1.

  • Proficiency Certificate in Computer
  • Applications CISCO IT  Essentials
  • Professional Certificate in Information Systems
  • Be a holder of  KCSE/KCE Certificate
3 months (part time) or equivalent on full-time basis

2.

  • Computer based Information Security
  • Be a holder of KCSE/KCE Certificate
2 Weeks

SCHOOL OF PURE AND APPLIED SCIENCES

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

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NAME OF THE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

1.

  • BSc. in Statistics
  • Mean grade of C+ at KCSE with at least C+ in English and B- in Mathematics/Credit pass in bridging Mathematics from an institution recognized by the University Senate.
    OR
  • KNEC Diploma or equivalent  in a relevant discipline with at least a credit pass from an institution recognized by the University Senate.
9 Semesters

2.

  • BSc. in Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mean grade of C+ at KCSE with at least C+ in Mathematics. In addition, a student must have grade C-(minus) in both Chemistry and Physics.
    OR
  • KNEC Diploma or equivalent  in a relevant discipline with at least a credit pass from an institution recognized by the University Senate.
8 Semesters

3.

  • BSc. In Actuarial Science
  • Mean grade of C Plus (C+) at KCSE with at least C+ in English and Mathematics or a Bridging certificate in mathematics with a minimum grade of credit from a recognized institution.
    OR
  • A mean grade of KCSE C plain with C in Mathematics KNEC Diploma or equivalent  in a relevant discipline with at least a credit pass from an institution recognized by the University Senate.
9 Semesters

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT

DIPLOMA & CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES

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NAME OF THE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

 
  • Diploma in Building Construction
  • Diploma in Quantity Surveying
  • KCSE with minimum aggregate of C (plain) C- (minus) in mathematics ,C- (minus) in Physics /Chemistry/Physical Science
    OR
  • KCSE C-(Minus) with Credit pass in relevant Certificate from an institution recognized by the University Senate.
6 Semesters

2.

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Diploma in Architecture
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • KCSE with minimum aggregate of C (plain) C- (minus) in mathematics ,C- (minus) in Physics /Chemistry/Physical Science
    OR
  • KCSE C-(Minus) with Credit pass in relevant Certificate from an institution recognized by the University Senate.
7 Semesters

3.

  • Certificate in Architectural Studies
  • Certificate in Building Construction
  • Mean Grade C-(minus) at K.C.S.E.
3 Semesters

4.

  • Certificate in Electrical Engineering
  • Certificate in Automotive Engineering
  • Mean Grade C-(minus) at K.C.S.E.
4 Semesters

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
  • Mean grade of C+ (Plus)  C (plain) in art design/home science or one science subject(Chemistry, Biology and Physics /one art subject (Geography , History)
    OR
  • Pass in KNEC  Diploma or equivalent in fashion design with minimum C- at KCSE.
8 Semesters

2.

  • Diploma in Fashion Design & Textile Technology
  • Diploma in Food & Beverage  Management
  • Diploma in Hospitality Management
  • Mean grade C (plain) at KCSE.
    OR
  • Mean grade of C-(minus) at KCSE with a Certificate in a relevant discipline.
4 Semesters

3.

  • Certificate in Fashion Design & Textile Technology
  • Certificate in Food and Beverage production Services and Sales
  • Certificate in Catering and Accommodations Operations
  • Mean Grade of C-(minus) at KCSE
2 Semesters

 SHORT COURSES

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NAME OF THE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

1.

  • Apparel accessories
  • Interior design and fabric decoration
  • Basic cookery
  • Waiters’ proficiency
  • Be a holder of KCSE certificate
    OR
  • Be a holder of any qualification recognized by the School of Hospitality & Textile Technology as equivalent to any of the above.
1 Month

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