School of Chemistry and Material Science

List of Programmes - Department of Chemical Science and Technology

We offer programmes in Industrial and Analytical Chemistry. Our programmes explore the structure, characterization, properties and selection of the full range of materials used in the industry today. In addition, the programmes also examine organic, physical and environmental chemistry. We focus strongly on industrial relevance and application throughout the course.


COURSE TITLE

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

Bachelor of Technology in Industrial Chemistry

KCSE Mean Grade C+ (plus) with C+ in chemistry and cluster subjects
Diploma in Analytical/Industrial Chemistry or equivalent qualification

6 semesters + 2 IBL semesters for Diploma Holders
8 semesters + 2 IBL semesters for KCSE holders

Bachelor of Technology in Medicinal Chemistry

Bachelor of Philosophy in Technology in applied Chemistry (Analytical option)  Evening Only

KCSE Mean Grade C+ (plus) AND higher diploma in Analytical Chemistry or equivalent qualification

4 semesters

Diploma in Technology in Applied Chemistry (Analytical Chemistry)

KCSE Mean Grade C-(minus) with C- in chemistry and cluster subjects

6 semesters + 1 IBL
semester for KCSE holders
4 semesters + 1 IBL semester for certificate in Applied Chemistry holders
Tuition fee: : KSH

Diploma in Technology in Applied Chemistry (Industrial Chemistry)

POSTGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES


COURSE TITLE

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

DURATION

Master of Science in Computational Chemistry

  • BSc or BTech (2nd Class Honours, Upper Division or above) chemistry major or as one of the two subjects at the Bachelor’s degree level as a major or its equivalent.
  • BSc or BTech (2nd Class Honours, Upper Division or above)  chemistry major or as one of the two subjects at the Bachelor’s degree level as a major or its equivalent with 3 years’ work experience.
  • 5 semesters (2 semesters course work + 1 semester IBL + 2 semesters research)

 

Master of Technology in Petroleum Chemical Technology

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry

  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry or related field
  • Research Concept note
  • Minimum 3 academic years.

 

Teaching and learning
The courses contain a balance of lectures and practical work, accompanied by regular tutorials that will help you with your learning through guided practice and instant feedback. Practical work and tutorials are often carried out in teams, which not only aid your learning, but also help the learners develop valuable intra-personal skills. You will also benefit from small-group tutorials with course tutors, during which you can discuss any course-related matters and others like career choice, or how to improve your attractiveness to employers.
Alongside the dedicated chemical science teaching, we also provide formal teaching in communication and transferable skills, including management, organizational behavior, computing and presentation techniques.

Assessment
Our Bachelor of Technology degree explores the chemistry, reactions, structures, characterization, properties and selection of the full range of materials used in industry today. We focus strongly on industrial relevance and application throughout the course.
Learners are assessed by a combination of coursework and examination. The study areas are by nature, practical and this is reflected in the teaching methods and assessment. All units contain a significant coursework element (at least 30%) made up of laboratories, assessment tests, class exercises, projects, case studies, or assignments. This greatly enhances your understanding of the subject and your learning experience. A large part of the final year is devoted to a project.
The Bachelor and Diploma courses are evaluated in terms of course units. A course unit is defined as comprising of 48 contact hours made up of 4 hours of lecture/tutorial/practical per week for 12 weeks. All other units will be taken as a proportion of one unit of 48 contact hours. The pass mark in each course unit shall be 40% of the maximum mark possible in the course unit. Practical exercises and other assignments shall be examined as part of the respective semester study.
There are two industry based learning (attachment) for the BTech programs, one being internal (within the University) usually at the end of the 2nd year of study, and another being external at students chosen chemical industry or related industries.

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