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WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$0 /year
Applications Begin:June 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Biotechnology
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Biological Sciences
Campus:Chiromo Campus
Application Deadline: 30 September 2020
Programme Overview

This is a collaborative Programme between the Departments of Botany and Zoology. The first two years of study are designed to give the students a broad but well detailed coverage of biology including introductory courses in Microbiology. During this time the students will also take foundation courses in chemistry and biochemistry. This will enable them to gain a better understanding of how microorganisms function and to appreciate the diversity of their roles in nature during the later part of the course.

In the last two years of study, the Microbiology/Biotechnology Programme will endeavor to expose the students to the immense biotechnological potential that microorganisms have and how it is exploited for economic benefit in the modern age.

Admission Requirements

– Courses shall be evaluated in terms of units; a course unit being defined as a series of 35 one-hour lecture equivalents. For this purpose one 1-hour lecture is equivalent to one 2-hour tutorial or one 3-hour practical or any combination of these that may be recommended by the Faculty Board and approved by Senate.
– Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Biotechnology degree shall take a minimum of 44 units during the four years of study, distributed as follows:-
– In the first year of study a candidate is required to take a minimum of THREE course units from EACH of the Departments of Botany and Zoology, TWO course units from the Department of Chemistry, ONE course unit from the Department of Mathematics and THREE other units from the Common Undergraduate Courses.
– In the 2 nd year of study, a candidate is required to take the recommended 12 course units in the Departments of Botany & Zoology.
– In the 3 rd year of study a candidate will be required to take the recommended TEN course units in the Departments of Botany and Zoology.
– In the 4 th year of study a candidate will be required to take the recommended NINE units in the Department of Botany and Zoology. He/she will also be required to undertake a research project equivalent to ONE unit in his/her 4 th year of study and to submit a dissertation for examination.
– Additional course units may be taken with the approval of the Departments of Botany and Zoology and the Dean Faculty of Science.
A candidate may be exempted from some courses and credit transferred from approved institutions subject to the following conditions.
– Request for exemption shall be made in writing, on admission, to the Dean of the Faculty of Science and must be accompanied by officially endorsed supporting documents, including the syllabuses for the relevant courses.
– Application for exemption will be considered only after the payment of an exemption fee as may be prescribed.
– Where the Faculty resolves that exemption can only be granted through a test, the candidate shall be required to sit and pass the Ordinary Examinations in the appropriate units.
– The courses on which such exemption is sought shall not exceed one-third (1/3) of the total units for the relevant degree Programme.

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

Students who have successfully gone through the programme should be able to find employment opportunities in:
– Food and pharmaceutical industries;
– medical; agricultural and other research institutions;
– quality control and even diagnostic laboratories among others.

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

Tuition Fees per year for Kenyan Students = 165,000 KES
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = 198,000 KES
**This programme will be completed after a duration of 4 years, with fees per year as follows:
– First year = 165,000 KES
– Second year = 160,000 KES
– Third year = 136,000 KES
– Fourth year = 136,000 KES

NOTE:

International Students pay 20% more than the Kenyan Students.

Relevant Contact

 
College of Biological and Physical Sciences Office
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Admissions Office
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