List of Courses Offered at Kirinyaga University, Kenya

List of Courses Offered at Kirinyaga University, Kenya

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LIST OF UNDERGRADUATE COURSES OFFERED AT KIRINYAGA UNIVERSITY, KYU

Below is the full detail of all the undergraduate courses offered at the Kirinyaga University, KYU:

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

S/NAME OF THE PROGRAMMEENTRY REQUIREMENTSDURATION
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

S/NAME OF THE PROGRAMMEENTRY REQUIREMENTSDURATION
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

S/NAME OF THE PROGRAMMEENTRY REQUIREMENTSDURATION
1.
  • Certificate in Business Management
  • Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of D+ (plus)
4 Semesters

SHORT COURSES

S/NAME OF THE PROGRAMMEENTRY REQUIREMENTSDURATION
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

S/NAME OF THE PROGRAMMEENTRY REQUIREMENTSDURATION
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

S/NAME OF THE PROGRAMMEENTRY REQUIREMENTSDURATION
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

S/NAME OF THE PROGRAMMEENTRY REQUIREMENTSDURATION
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

S/NAME OF THE PROGRAMMEENTRY REQUIREMENTSDURATION
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

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

S/NAME OF THE PROGRAMMEENTRY REQUIREMENTSDURATION
1.Bachelor of Science in Analytical ChemistryBe a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus)8 Semesters
2.Bachelor of ScienceBe a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus)8 Semesters
3.Bachelor of Science in Information ScienceBe a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus)8 Semesters
4.Bachelor of Science in Applied StatisticsBe a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus)8 Semesters
5.Bachelor of Science in Financial EngineeringBe a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus)8 Semesters
6.Bachelor of Science StatisticsBe 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 ScienceBe 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 ScienceBe 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 TechnologyBe 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 Senate8 Semesters
10.Bachelor of Science Computer ScienceBe 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 Senate8 Semesters
11.Bachelor of Science Business Information TechnologyBe 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 Senate8 Semesters

DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

S/NAME OF THE PROGRAMMEENTRY REQUIREMENTSDURATION
1.Diploma in Information TechnologyBe 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 TechnologyBe 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

S/NAME OF THE PROGRAMMEENTRY REQUIREMENTSDURATION
1.Certificate in Information TechnologyBe a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of D+ (Plus) with at least D (plain) in English/Kiswahili and Mathematics4 Semesters
2.Certificate in Business Information TechnologyBe a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of D+ (Plus) with at least D (plain) in English/Kiswahili and Mathematics4 Semesters

SHORT COURSES

S/NAME OF THE PROGRAMMEENTRY REQUIREMENTSDURATION
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 senate8 weeks – fulltime 12 weeks – part time
2.Proficiency certificate in data analysisBe a holder of KCSE Certificate10 Days

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT

DIPLOMA & CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES

S/NAME OF THE PROGRAMMEENTRY REQUIREMENTSDURATION
  • 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

S/NAME OF THE PROGRAMMEENTRY REQUIREMENTSDURATION
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

S/NAME OF THE PROGRAMMEENTRY REQUIREMENTSDURATION
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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