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Tuition Fees:$0 /year
Applications Begin:June 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Biosystems Engineering
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Engineering
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: 30 September 2020
Programme Overview

The curriculum in the Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering was recently revised so as to take into account recent scientific and technological advances in the education and training of engineers. The department offers a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Environmental and Biosystems Engineering degree programme with options in the following areas:
– Environmental Engineering;
– Irrigation and Water Resources Engineering;
– Power and Machinery Engineering;
– Process and Food Engineering; and
– Structures Engineering.
The BSc programme produces graduates who are able to pursue careers in industry, research and education. Their education will include in depth scientific exposition of engineering principles and concepts and focuses on the ‘science of engineering’. The students are exposed to relevant practical work so that they may become hands-on engineers

Admission Requirements

The regulations and entry requirements of the Faculty of Engineering shall apply. Specifics of the same are outlined below.

F1I Categories of Applicants:
Candidates shall be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Science Degree in the Faculty of Engineering in the following categories:

– Candidates with KCSE :
For candidates with KCSE the basic admission requirement shall be the minimum entry requirement set for entry into the Public Universities, which is at least an average grade of C + in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). In addition candidates are expected to have performed well in of the following alternative cluster of subjects in KCSE Examinations, but at any rate shall have obtained at least a grade of C + in each of the cluster subjects, as well as in the English Language .

Alternative A :
– Physics
– Chemistry
– Mathematics
– Biology or Geography or any Group IV subject excluding Home Science

Alternative B :
– Physical Sciences
– Biological Sciences
– Mathematics
– Geography or any Group IV subject excluding Home Science

Group IV Subjects
– Home Science
– Power Mechanics
– Art and Design
– Electricity
– Agriculture
– Drawing and Design
– Woodwork
– Aviation Technology
– Metalwork
– Computer Studies

Candidates with KCSE who have obtained a grade below C + , but at least a C – , in only one cluster subject shall be allowed to take a bridging course in that subject to bring it to the grade of C + or better, provided that such a bridging course shall be taken at the University of Nairobi.

Candidates with A-Levels or International Baccalaureate (IB) :
The candidates shall have a minimum entry requirement of 2 Principal Level passes in Mathematics and Physics and a Subsidiary Level pass in Chemistry with a credit pass in English at at ‘O’ Level, except that for Surveying, a Subsidiary Level pass in Geography shall also be acceptable in lieu of Chemistry.

Candidates with Higher National Diploma or Equivalent:
Candidates with Higher National Diploma in the following broad areas of study:
– Agricultural Engineering
– Civil Engineering
– Electrical/Electronic Engineering
– Mechanical Engineering
– Surveying
– Any other approved subject area.

Candidates with Ordinary Diploma or Equivalent:
Candidates with an Ordinary Diploma with a Credit Pass in the following broad areas of study:
– Agricultural Engineering
– Civil Engineering
– Electrical/Electronic Engineering
– Mechanical Engineering
– Surveying
– Any other approved subject area.

Candidates with Diplomas from Science/ Technical Teacher Training Colleges:
The candidates shall have Diploma with Credit Pass in Mathematics and Physics.

Candidates with BSc. or BEd. (Science):
The candidates shall have BSc. or BEd. (Science) Honours Degrees, majoring in Physics or Mathematics, or equivalent from recognized institutions.

 

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan Students: $0
Application Fees for International Students: $0

How to Apply:
Applicants should visit = https://application.uonbi.ac.ke/ to apply Online

NOTE:
University of Nairobi has three intakes in an Academic year.

Main intake being in September/October for all the courses and December/January for Bachelor of Education(Arts), Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Travel and Tourism
April/May for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education(Arts),Bachelor of Education Early Childhood, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics ,Bachelor of Economics and Statistics ,Bachelor of Journalism and media Studies, Bachelor of Art Broadcast Production, Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Travel and Tourism, Bachelor of Arts Broadcast Production and all Diploma and Certificate courses
Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Research Laboratory Engineer
– United States Forest Service Specialist
– Food Processing Consultant
– Utility Company Professional
– Environmental Agency Advisor
– A Degree with Flexibility.

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students: $0
Tuition Fees for International Students: $0

Tuition Fees per year for Kenyan Students = 184,700 KES
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = 221,640 KES
**This programme will be completed with fees per year as follows:
– First year = 184,700 KES
– Second year = 179,700 KES
– Third year = 179,700 KES
– Fourth year = 179,700 KES

NOTE:

International Students pay 20% more than the Kenyan Students.

Relevant Contact

 
Prof. Ayub Gitau
Dean, School of Engineering
 
School of Engineering Office
Responsible for School Enquiries
 
Admissions Office
Admission Enquiries