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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,635 /year
Applications Begin:July 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Biological Science
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline:
Programme Overview

Applied Biology is the understanding of how organisms work from sub cellular to whole organism level. It involves the use of living organisms to produce useful products. It activities ranges from classical processes like brewing and cheese making to modern developments such as genetic engineering which can lead to new drugs against cancer and other diseases.

Graduates of this programme may work in various biological laboratories, research institutions, pharmaceutical sector, food industry, agricultural sector or may go into gainful self-employment.  The programme also provides a foundation for further training in biological technology, microbiology, biochemistry and molecular biology.

Target group
Secondary school graduates and mature students from Institutions of Higher Education; especially those with ordinary level diploma in Biology and are interested furthering the education.  Biological oriented personel working in institutional laboratories and allied industries etc.

Curriculum

COURSE UNITS
FIRST YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER

– COMMUNICATION SKILLS
– HIV/AIDS
– ALGEBRA FOR BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
– INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY
– FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY
– ORGANIC AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
– PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
– MICROBIAL DIVERSITY
– CELLULAR BASIS OF LIFE

FIRST YEAR-SECOND SEMESTER
– DEVELOPMENT STUDIES  AND ETHICS
– CALCULUS FOR BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
– PHYSICS FOR LIFE SCIENCES
– FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTING
– PLANT DIVERSITY
– PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
– ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY
– PRINCIPLES OF BIOCHEMISTRY
– STRUCTURE OF BIOMOLECULES

SECOND YEAR-FIRST SEMESTER
– VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY
– GENETICS AND CYTOGENETICS
– APPLIED COMPUTING
– FUNDAMENTALS OF MICROBIOLOGY
– INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE AND SAFETY
– LABORATORY DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT
– AQUATIC ECOLOGY
– PRINCIPLES OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

SECOND YEAR-SECOND SEMESTER
– BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
– BIOSTATISTICS I
– ANIMAL CELL CULTURE
– BIOCHEMICAL TECHNIQUES AND INSTRUMENTATION
– HISTOLOGY AND CYTOLOGY
– INDUSTRIAL MICROORGANISMS
–  BIOENERGY SYSTEMS
– BIOPROSPECTING AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION

THIRD YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER
– BIOSTATISTICS II
– TECHNIQUES IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY I
– BASICS OF IMMUNOLOGY

UNITS FOR BIOSCIENCES UTILITIES MANAGEMENT OPTION
– PLANT MORPHOLOGY AND SYSTEMATICS
– ARTHROPOD BIOLOGY
– PROTEINS AND ENZYMES
– AQUAPONICS AND HYDROPONICS
– TISSUE CULTURE TECHNOLOGY

UNITS FOR INDUSTRIAL BIOLOGY OPTION
– PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY
– INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY
– ENZYME TECHNOLOGY AND BIOCATALYSTS
– BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING
– DOWNSTREAM PROCESSING I

THIRD YEAR-SECOND SEMESTER
– RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
– QUALITY ASSURANCE METHODS
– PROTEIN BIOTECHNOLOGY
– DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
– ADVANCED IMMUNOLOGY
– INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT (8 Weeks)

UNITS FOR BIOSCIENCES UTILITIES MANAGEMENT OPTION
– EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL SCIENCE
– APPLIED AGRONOMY-PEST MANAGEMENT
– PLANT PATHOLOGY

UNITS FOR INDUSTRIAL BIOLOGY OPTION
– INDUSTRIAL BIOMOLECULES
– BIOCOMPUTING AND BIOINFORMATICS
– BIOSYSTEMS IN MICROBIAL TECHNOLOGY

FOURTH YEAR FIRST SEMESTER
– ENTREPRENEURSHIP SKILLS
– BIOETHICS AND BIOSAFETY
– BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL TECHNIQUES
– MICROBIAL GENETICS

ELECTIVES
– RESEARCH PROJECT (Part 1)

UNITS FOR BIOSCIENCES UTILITIES MANAGEMENT OPTION
– PARASITOLOGY I
– BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING

UNITS FOR INDUSTRIAL BIOLOGY OPTION
– ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY
– DOWNSTREAM PROCESSING II

FOURTH YEAR-SECOND SEMESTER
– BASICS OF PHARMACOLOGY AND PHARMACOGNOSY
– FORENSIC SCIENCE
– APPLIED MICROBIAL BIOCHEMISTRY
(ELECTIVE)
– RESEARCH PROJECT (Part II)

UNITS FOR BIOSCIENCES UTILITIES OPTION
– EPIDEMIOLOGY
– AQUAPONICS AND HYDROPONICS
– PARASITOLOGY II
– NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY AND RADIOCHEMISTRY

UNITS FOR INDUSTRIAL BIOLOGY OPTION
– INDUSTRIAL WASTE MANAGEMENT
– PROTEINS FOR DIAGNOSIS
– PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
– FERMENTATION TECHNOLOGIES IN BIOECONOMY

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan and East Africa Community Students: $14
Application Fees for International Students: $45

How to Apply
Application Requirements for qualified students:
– A dully filled registration form – to be obtained from the offices/website upon payment of non-refundable fee.
– Two passport size photos.
– Copies of relevant certificates

Application Procedure
Applications for the courses are on official application forms.
1. click to download JKUAT IT Department application form. or obtain a hand-copy from the office.
2. Pay a non-refundable application fee as follows:
– Certificates: Kshs500
– Diplomas: 1000
– Degrees: Kshs1,500
– Masters: 1,500

Bank Account Numbers:
– Standard Chartered Bank Account number 0108023434900
– Barclays Bank Account Number 0775001216
– Co-operative Bank of Kenya Account Number 01129098952900
– National Bank Account Number 0100359580600
– Equity Bank Account Number 0090291251426

3. Proceed on with filling the application form, ensuring all mandatory fields are filled, attach photocopies of required certificates and submit when done.
Note:
– You will be required to present certified copies of the relevant certificates, Result slips, National Identity Card, Birth Certificate for verifications when reporting.
– IT Department will call or send an SMS to request successful candidates to pick An official admission letter.
Career Opportunities

A graduate of the programme can work as a:
– laboratory manager,
– research scientist/officer,
– horticulturalist,
– academician (lecturer, teacher, tutor),
– microbiologist,
– product specialist,
– sales executive for biotech product,
– environmental safety officer,
– or they can further their education in more advanced field of Applied Biology such as cancer and stem cell research, proteomics and genetic engineering.

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for Kenyan and East Africa Community Students: $1,635
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,962

Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = Kshs180,000
Tuition Fees for International Students = Kshs216,000
**EAC (East African Community) Students pay the same amount as Kenyan students. Countries in the East African Community include; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
NOTE: The tuition fees charged, may vary from programme to programme and from time to time, with foreign students paying 20% more that the Kenyan students.:

Relevant Contact

 
School of Biological Sciences Office
For School Enquiries
 
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries