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|Tuition Fees:||$991 /year|
|Applications Begin:||August 2021|
|Final Award:||Bachelor of Science Petroleum Exploration and Production|
|Start Date:||September 2021|
|Academic Unit:||School of Engineering, Energy and the Built Environment|
|Application Deadline:||September 2021|
Philosophy of programme
To harness knowledge in energy and technology for the service of humanity
Why Bachelor of Science Petroleum Exploration and Production?
According to Kenya’s Economic Pillar Vision 2030, oil and gas has been identified as an additional priority sector. Several emerging issues and challenges of attracting capital for the up-stream, mid-stream and down-stream activities in oil and gas sector, and a weak legal framework have been identified.
Further; technical capacity constraints with a shortage of specialized local manpower in, petroleum geology, petroleum exploration and petroleum production strongly stick out. Use of expatriates in the exploration, extraction and processing of oil and gas products poses enormous economic limitations on the country’s growth. Therefore, there is need to establishment necessary structures, systems and local capacities.
To address these challenges, the Mount Kenya University Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Exploration and Production degree has been designed for purposes of training graduates capable of filling the human resource gap and developing a local content. Having locally trained experts in this sector will ease the burden on the economy as the expatriates can be left to offer consultancy services as local manpower is fully utilized in execution of projects.
The programme shall produce graduate technologists capable of bridging the gap between engineers and geo-scientists in the implementation of projects and transfer of knowledge and technology. The needs survey from oil and gas, industry, government agencies in charge of the oil and gas and the public have shown an overwhelming desire to have local experts who shall provide leadership in the management of the oil and gas sector.
The country and the regional in general have very few engineers, geo-scientists and technologists capable of efficiently managing this sector.
Goal of the programme
The Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Exploration and Production degree Programme shall equip graduates with knowledge in research and innovation.
Expected Learning Outcomes of the Programme
Upon successful completion of the prescribed course of study, the Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Exploration and Production degree Programme, graduates will have acquired knowledge, skills and abilities to be able to:
Duration of study
The program of study leading to the Bsc. PEP degree at Mount Kenya University shall extend for a period of four academic years in line with the University academic policy and regulations
Admissions Requirement for the proposed programme
Candidates shall be eligible for admission into the BSc. PEP degree of Mount Kenya University in the following categories:
KCSE Mean grade C+ (Plus) and minimum grades in the following individual cluster subjects: Mathematics C (Plain), Kiswahili/English C(Plain), Physics C(Plain) and C (Plain) in Chemistry or Geography or Biology.
– Relevant KNEC Diploma or its equivalent
**Application forms can be downloaded from www.mku.ac.ke or collected from the school campuses/ marketing centres. Duly filled application forms should be addressed to the Registrar – Academic Administration.
The following Documents should be made available:
– Copies of all academic certificates including secondary school certificates, Bachelors, Diplomas & Certificate level transcripts and certificates.
– One (1) recent passport size photograph (write your name on reverse side)
– Copy of national I.D/Passport.
Application fee is as follows:
– a) Kshs 1000 for Certificate, Diploma and under- graduate programs for the East African applicants. USD 50 for the Non-East African Applicants.
– Kshs 2000 for Postgraduate programmes for East African Applicants. USD 100 for Non-East African Applicants.
Application for admission does not guarantee admission into the University for course applied for; this will be subject to fulfilment of all requirements and class size as approved by the University Senate.
Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Petroleum engineer
– Energy engineer
– Engineering geologist
– Hydrographic surveyor
– Mining engineer
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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = Kshs. 109,100
Tuition Fees for International Students = Kshs 130,920
Students from Countries in the East African Community (EAC), pay the same amount as Kenyan Students. The six countries in the East African Community include; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
– All international students (Non East African) are to pay additional (statutory fee, quality assurance & tuition fee) of 20% above the normal fee.
– The university fees payment can also be done in easy instalments within the semester. The instalments are as follows: 30% upon registration, 30%- second instalment, 20%-third instalment 20% – fourth instalment.