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List of programmes - Department of Applied and Technical Biology

PROGRAMMES OFFERED
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
DURATION
Bachelor of Technology in Applied Biology (Industrial & Bio-production • Biological Laboratory options)
  • C+ mean grade, and a C in mathematics, Biology, and chemistry, or a TU-K Diploma in Technology in Applied Biology
8 semesters
Bachelor of Technology in Science Laboratory Technology (Biological, Chemical or Physical option)
  • C+ mean grade, and C+ in Biology, physics, and chemistry, or a TU-K Diploma in technology in Applied Biology or Dip. Tech in SLT.
8 semesters
Bachelor of Philosophy in Technology (Applied Biology) [Evening] or [Vacation/ELEARNING]
  • Higher National Diploma
4 semesters
Diploma in technology in Applied Biology (Evening or Vacation/ Online)
  • KCSE C- (Minus) with C- in cluster subjects
6 semesters (evening)
Diploma in technology in Science Laboratory Technology (Industrial option & Biological option) – Vacation or Evening
  • KCSE C- (Minus) with C- in cluster subjects
6 semesters (evening)
Diploma in technology in: Industrial and Applied Biology • Biotechnology
  • KCSE C- (Minus) with C- in cluster subjects
6 semesters (evening)
Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology (SLT) Evening
  • KCSE D+ (Plus) , those working in various ministries & NGO’s on environmental related matters
2 semesters (evening)

Career OPPORTUNITIES
Biology has many branches of the life sciences including botany, ecology, forestry, genetics, immunology, marine biology, pharmacology, and zoology. Pursuing a career in biology therefore can be exciting and rewarding. Biologists have careers in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or applied and medical research. Our graduates find employment as research officers, teachers, lecturers, and laboratory managers in both governmental and non-governmental organisations.

 

List of programmes - Department of Food Science and Technology

PROGRAMMES OFFERED
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
DURATION
Bachelor of Philosophy in Food Science and Technology
  • Higher National Diploma in Technology (Food Science and Technology)
4 semesters
Bachelor of Technology in Food Science and Technology
  • C + Mean grade (in addition, C+ in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, or TU-K Diploma in Technology (Food Science and Technology)
8 semesters
Diploma in Technology in Food Science and Technology
  • KCSE mean grade C- (Minus) With C- in cluster subjects.
6 semesters (evening)
Certificate of Technology Food Science and Technology
  • KCSE D+ (Plus), those working in various ministries & NGO’s on environmental related matters
2 semesters (evening)

Career OPPORTUNITIES

The multidisciplinary nature of the programmes offered in the department prepares our graduates for employment opportunities in food and allied industries as technicians, technologists, supervisors, lecturers and researchers in educational and research institutions. Also, in sales and executive positions in food and food-related industries. They can also be agribusiness entrepreneurs. Food Science and Technology graduates can advance careers in health-related careers.

List of programmes - The Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

PROGRAMMES OFFERED
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
DURATION
Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology: (Industrial, Medical, and Agricultural Options)
  • 6 semesters
 
Bachelor of Philosophy in Biotechnology: (Industrial, Medical, and Agricultural Options)
  • Higher Diploma in Biotechnology
2 semesters
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry: (Industrial, Medical, and Nutrition options)
  • Diploma in Biochemistry
6 semesters
Diploma in Technology (Biotechnology)
  • KCSE C- (Minus) with C- in cluster subjects
6 semesters (evening)
Diploma in Technology (Biochemistry)
  • KCSE C- (Minus) with C- in cluster subjects
6 semesters (evening)

Career OPPORTUNITIES:
Our graduates find employment as research officers, technologists or technicians in research institutions such as the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya Agricultural research institute (KARI), Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Kenya Trypanosomiasis Research Institute (KETRI), Institute of Primate Research (IPR), Kenya Forest Research Institute (KEFRI), National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA); employment in bio-manufacturing / bio-processing industries and biotechnology-service providing sectors including; medical, industrial, agricultural, environmental, food, bioinformatics and forensic Science. In addition graduates can advance their training to Masters and PhD levels and become academicians in the institutions of higher learning.

List of programmes - Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology

PROGRAMMES OFFERED
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
DURATION

Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Biology

Bachelor of Technology in Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation

Bachelor of Technology in Wildlife Management and Conservation

  • KCSE C+ with at least C+ in Mathematics, Geography, Chemistry and Biology, or
  • TU-K Diploma in Technology in Environmental Resource Management
8 semesters
Diploma of Technology: Environmental Biology
  • KCSE mean grade C+ (plus) With C+ in cluster subjects.
6 semesters (evening)
Diploma of Technology: Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation
  • KCSE mean grade C+ (plus) With C+ in cluster subjects.
6 semesters (evening)
Diploma of Technology: Wildlife Management and Conservation
  • KCSE mean grade C+ (plus) With C+ in cluster subjects.
8 semesters
Certificate in Environmental Biology
  • KCSE D+ (Plus) , those working in various ministries & NGO’s on environmental related matters
2 semesters (evening)
Certificate in Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation
  • KCSE D+ (Plus) , those working in various ministries & NGO’s on environmental related matters
2 semesters (evening)
Certificate in Wildlife Management and Conservation
  • KCSE D+ (Plus) , those working in various ministries & NGO’s on environmental related matters
2 semesters (evening)

Career OPPORTUNITIES
Our graduates find employment as research officers, lecturers, environment officers, technologists and technicians in research institutes and environmental agencies such as Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Universities, National Environmental Management Authority, Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Forestry Research Institute, Ministry of Water, Ministry of Environment and Mineral resources, United Nations Environment Programme, County governments, National Museums of Kenya, and International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology among many others.

 

 

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