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

Statistics is an informative science, in fact, the science and art of extracting meaning from seemingly incomprehensible data. Most sectors of human endeavor produce raw data.  Thus there is a lot of raw data that is usually stored in computer discs. Such undigested data is of no use until we can start to make sense of it.  Proper utilization of available resources in all sectors of an economy can accelerate the attainment of the aspirations of Vision 2030.

Statistics is a practical discipline which helps us to solve real problems in the real world. The field of Statistics provides the Scientist with some of the most useful techniques for evaluating ideas, testing theory and discovering the truth. The Scientist thus can make informed decisions by using Statistical methods. Statistics has applications in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computing (Statistical computing is a highly sought skill), and Economics, Finance, Psychology, Physics and Health industry. In all these fields evidence-based decision making impacts positively in proper utilization of available resources and spur Economic growth. The delivery of the programme is based on inter-faculty collaboration and the use of information technology (IT). The aim of this programme is to provide students with the opportunity to develop confidence and skills to apply statistical principles to solve practical problems in industry and public service.

PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROGRAMME
The philosophy of the programme is to foster excellence in academic freedom, professionalism and integrity through quality scholarly teaching, training and research in Statistics.

OBJECTIVES
The objectives of the programme shall be to:
– Equip the students with good knowledge of fundamental principles of the Theory and Methods of Statistics.
– Impart the necessary knowledge in Statistical Computing to enable students to analyze large data sets.
– Equip the students with skills in Statistical Methods necessary in making evidence-based decisions.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the end of this programme, the student will able to:
– Explain the fundamental principles of the Theory and Methods of Statistics.
– Apply Statistical Methods and Survey Techniques to a wide range of practical problems.
– Analyse large data sets using Statistical Computing Techniques.
– Employ Statistical Methods necessary in making evidence-based decisions.

Curriculum

COURSE STRUCTURE AND DURATION
The course shall extend over a minimum of 8 semesters and a maximum period of 16 semesters.
Each academic year shall have two semesters of 15 weeks.
A course unit shall be defined as 45 contact hours of lectures, tutorials, and computer practicals;  including common undergraduate courses.
The mode of delivery is organized via a combination of lectures, compulsory reading, laboratories, and assignments. Teaching will be done face to face lectures and open, distance and e-learning (ODeL). (separate face to face & ODL modes of teaching)

COURSE STRUCTURE
In the first year of study, a candidate is required to take all the four core course units: STA101, STA103, STA121, and STA122, plus the following Mathematics course units: SMA101, SMA103, SMA104, SMA 105 and  SMA108. There are also three common undergraduate courses: CCS001, CCS008, and CCS010.

In the second year of study, a candidate is required to take all the six core units: STA201, STA204, STA221, STA222, STA223, and STA224, plus the following mathematics courses: SMA201, SMA203, SMA204, SMA205, SMA206 and  SMA 208.

In the third year of study, a candidate is required to take all the ten core units: STA301, STA302, STA303, STA304, STA305, STA306, STA307, STA308, STA321, and STA322. Additional units can be taken with the approval of the Director, School of Mathematics.

In the fourth year of study, a candidate is required to take all the five core units: STA401, STA402, STA403, STA404 and STA420

In addition to regulations above;
– A candidate who specializes in Mathematical Statistics is required to take these five units STA406, STA407, STA408,  STA410, and STA421.
– A candidate who specializes in Economic Statistics is required to take these five units: STA410, STA421, STA422, STA432, and STA434.
– A candidate who specializes in Demography and Social Statistics is required to take these five units from STA405, STA407, STA421, STA422, and STA434.
– A candidate who specializes in Biometry is required to take these five units: STA406, STA407, STA408, STA423, and STA437.
– Additional units may be taken with the approval of the Director, School of Mathematics.

Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the University’s general admission criteria for undergraduate programmes
Eligibility for consideration for admission into the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Statistics at the School of Mathematics shall be governed by the following minimum admission requirements or an  equivalent qualification recognized by Senate:

KCSE:
A holder of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education(KCSE) with a minimum mean aggregate of  C+. In addition, candidates must have obtained a minimum grade of B- (B minus) in Mathematics.

A-level:
A holder of Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education(KACE) with two Principal passes in Mathematics/Physics, Mathematics/Chemistry, Mathematics/Geography or Mathematics/Economics.

Diploma in Computer Studies/Statistics:
A holder of an ordinary diploma in Computer Studies or Statistics with a minimum pass at credit level from an institution recognized by the Senate and had obtained a mean grade C at KCSE

Diploma in Education:
A holder of an ordinary diploma in Education with Mathematics as a major subject from an institution recognized by Senate

CREDIT TRANSFER AND EXEMPTIONS
The point of entry into the program for candidates other than direct KCSE shall be approved by the Senate on recommendations of the Board of the School of Mathematics and shall be based on the qualification of the candidate.

Credit Transfer
– A candidate who has been admitted to this program and has taken and passes a course unit offered within another degree program may apply for transfer of the credit earned within the previous program to this program.
– Credit transfers will only be approved from institutions and degree programs recognized by the senate.
– Where a candidate wishes to transfer credit from a degree program of another institution to this program, the candidate shall send an application to the academic registrar justifying the request and provide evidence of the credentials which support such a request.
– Credits may not be transferred in the third year and fourth year of study.
– Application for credit transfer shall be considered only after the applicant has paid the exemption fees

Exemptions
– Where a candidate wishes to be exempted from any course unit(s), the candidate shall send an application to the academic registrar justifying the request and provide evidence of credentials that support such a request. Such a candidate may be required to sit and pass an ordinary university exam in that unit.
– Regulation 1 above notwithstanding, all course units which contribute towards the final award of the degree will be examined.
– The examination undertaken under regulation 1 shall be graded out of 100% and the pass mark shall be 40%.
– Application for exemption shall be considered only after the applicant has paid an exemption fee.

Maximum Exemption and Credit Transfer
The total number of units that may be transferred plus those exempted may not exceed one-third of the total number of units prescribed in this program

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:
– Actuarial analyst
– Actuary
– Civil Service fast streamer
– Data analyst
– Data scientist
– Financial risk analyst
– Investment analyst
– Market researcher
– Operational researcher
– Statistician

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 = 163,500 KES
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = 196,200 KES
**This programme will be completed after a duration of 4 years, with fees per year as follows:
– First year = 163,500 KES
– Second year = 158,500 KES
– Third year = 134,500 KES
– Fourth year = 134,500 KES

NOTE:

International Students pay 20% more than the Kenyan Students.

Relevant Contact

 
School of Mathematics office
Responsible for school Enquiries
 
Admissions Office
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