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TABLE OF CONTENTS TOWARDS A TOP RATED UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY............................................................................................................... 3 BOOK YOUR SPACE AT KPUC FOR HANDS-ON LEARNING................................................................................................................ 4 AND GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO INTERACT WITH THE WORLD......................................................................................................... 5 Training for Innovation and job creation......................................................................................................................... 6 The making of a technical University.................................................................................................................................. 7 STUDENT Recreation and welfare.......................................................................................................................................... 9 B.Tech. Programmes: a success story.............................................................................................................................. 11 WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY:................................................................................................................................................................ 12 KPUC: MILESTONES AND ACHIEVEMENTS................................................................................................................................... 13 01. FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY.......................................................................................................... 15 A. SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY......................................................................................................... 16 B. SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS..................................................................................................................... 22 C. SCHOOL OF PURE AND APPLIED SCIENCES....................................................................................................................... 26 02. FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT............................................................................................... 33 A. SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT........................................................................................... 34 B. SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY................................................................................................. 38 C. SCHOOL OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES............................................................................... 44 03. FACULTY OF LIBERAL AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES.......................................................................................................... 49 A. SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES....................................................................................................... 50 B. SCHOOL OF CREATIVE ARTS AND TECHNOLOGIES........................................................................................................... 56 C. SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT.................................................................................................. 62 D. SCHOOL OF SOCIAL AND TECHNOLOGY STUDIES............................................................................................................ 66 CENTRE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER................................................................. 70 CENTRE FOR COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SERVICES (PolyICT)....................................................................................... 74 THE KENYA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LIBRARY SERVICES........................................................................................ 76

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Message from the Principal

“Apart from the Degree programmes, we continue to offer our world renowned Diplomas and Certificates, some of which are not available elsewhere in the region”

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PROF. Francis W. O. Aduol PROF. Francis W. O. Aduol

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TOWARDS A TOP RATED UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

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take this opportunity to welcome you to the Kenya Polytechnic University College. This year is very special to the History of Kenya Polytechnic University College particularly for the reason that we expect to be awarded the Charter to attain the status of university. The Commission for Higher Education has conducted the necessary inspection and we are confident and prepared for the new status. During the last graduation ceremony, the first cohorts of our degree students were conferred with their respective bachelors’ degrees. That cohort was admitted in 2009 and comprised the Kenya Polytechnic diploma graduates who were continuing with studies pursuing Bachelor of Technology degree. Another group of the graduands are former Kenya Polytechnic Higher Diploma holders who successfully completed a two year programme leading to the Bachelor of Philosophy in Technology. The Kenya Polytechnic University College has highly qualified academic staff to enable it take its new role of offering degrees in addition to the TVET programmes. We have recruited professors from all over the world in our pursuit to put in place a world

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class university of technology. These are very competitive scholars in their areas of specialization. We have therefore satisfied the requirements of the Commission of Higher Education for accreditation of Universities in this regard. We are proud to say that the team we have put together has strengths that are only comparable to those found in those very well established universities but we are strategizing to outperform the established universities in raising the quality of our graduates a notch higher. We are committed to produce graduates who will actively participate in the technological transformation in our country. To retain the students, we not only put them in the hands of the very highly trained teaching staff but also provide them with quality service that invites customers to return for more services. Our service charter has service indicators that are particularly aligned to our dream of being a top rated university of technology. The College work together with students in moulding them to be the best educated and trained personnel in the respective industries they would be serving in. Our graduates therefore have the capacity and the skills

that make them fit well in their employment positions. In line with our motto of Education and training for the real world, the College has signed an agreement with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) to offer opportunities to our students and staff for industrial attachment.

In line with our motto of Education and training for the real world, the College has signed an agreement with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) to offer opportunities to our students and staff for industrial attachment. I am convinced you will find opportunity to join this community of high achievers.

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BOOK YOUR SPACE AT KPUC FOR HANDS-ON LEARNING

HE Kenya Polytechnic University College (KPUC) is positioning itself as the top-rated university of Technology in the region. To realize the institution’s vision, mission and strategic objectives with regards to teaching and learning, the Office of the DP-TLS is expected to provide leadership in all areas of teaching, learning and student affairs. To this effect, a range of policies is presently under development that will guarantee innovative teaching & learning; an environment that creates new academic bases and nurtures outstanding graduates who are highly regarded by employers; student-centred approach to teaching and learning geared towards ensuring that our graduates emerge with high level communication and problem solving skills, flexibility to adapt to new situations and the ability to become future leaders in their chosen fields; sensitivity to societal and market expectations to teaching & learning; and production of graduates with hands-on approach to science, Engineering & Technology education and training; industry-based learning experiences to both students and faculty. This Office takes keen interest in the affairs of the students. In our endeavour to facilitate the personal development and wellness of our students, the Office of the DP-TLS is a strategic partner in helping the University College deliver a holistic education valued by the University College stakeholders. As the student population grows and as we anticipate change of status from a University College to a full-fledged University, we envisage the restructuring, strengthening and facilitation of the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) for purposes of spearheading the development and provision of programmes, services, and facilities that enhance curricula and co-curricula activities. These activities are expected to advance student success, inspire them to make life-long positive contributions to society and promote an inclusive environment. Key areas of the OSA are: Career Planning, Placement Services & Alumni Matters; Office of Student Life & Cultural Events; Counselling, Psychological & Wellness Services; Student Housing & Residential Services; Student Health Services; and Sports & Recreation Services. For enhanced service delivery, it is anticipated that the Office of Student Life & Cultural Events shall manage the affairs of the Student Unions & Activities; Student and Community Relations; Student Conflict Resolution, Student Conduct

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Message from the Deputy Principal – Teaching, Learning and Students & Academic Integrity; Student Support & Equity Programmes; and Chaplaincy. Overall, the Office of the DP-TLS shall continue to provide leadership in achieving KPUC’s goals and creating and sustaining a world-class enriched student experience. Staff members also endeavour to encourage students to develop ethically, intellectually, socially, and physically. This way, our students learn to act responsibly at the College level, while embracing leadership and involvement on and off College. All these in a bid to contribute towards the overall student success which we define in terms of student retention and graduation, post-graduate employability or education, and achievement of the student learning and development outcomes. For purposes of self evaluation, the Office will endeavour to carry out sustained Tracer Studies in an effort to evaluate the effectiveness of our teaching and learning activities. I therefore, call upon the entire KPUC Community which includes students, staff, faculty, alumni, residents who live in the neighbourhood contiguous to the University

College, as well as other individuals or organizations impacted by programmes, services, and facilities that we provide, to lend a hand in strengthening the premier technological institution of higher learning in Kenya. Meanwhile, our overall objectives as the Office of DP-TLS shall aim to: provide high quality learning and support environment for students; offer flexible curricula structures to allow broad student choice and to develop more multidisciplinary programmes; establish an integrated system for conducting scientific postgraduate training and research that has a positive impact on the needs of the community; encourage all staff to improve the quality of teaching and recognize innovation in teaching through a Distinguished Teacher Award; provide teaching of a level and quality appropriate to our student intake, in the distinctive context of strong postgraduate training environment, with the programme of continuing quality enhancement; and establish a system of quality management and monitoring to improve performance at all levels of teaching, research and community services. • Prof. Paul M. Shiundu

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AND GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO INTERACT WITH THE WORLD departments within KPUC, and Community outreach adopting methods for various sectors of society linked to technical centres around the country, is both a moral and an ethical responsibility of this academic institution. Today in this ever-changing and dynamic world of global transformation, trans-materialism, sustainable development, and rapid change in science and technology, the learning landscape has no choice put to also vary and bestow freedom for creativity, and a place that brings out the best in everybody. In tackling this inevitability, and acknowledging its responsibility and duty NPL, envisions the learning experience as being beyond the classroom, and namely an interactive engagement with “community” – making the world one’s oyster.

Message from the Deputy Principal – Partnerships, Networks and Linkages

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he office of Networks Partnerships and Linkages (NPL), is one of the pillars of Kenya Polytechnic University College (KPUC), to achieve its purpose to offer education and training for the real world. It provides a platform by which the University College may engage with like-minded institutions, for the provision of relevant programs and continuing education, through science and technology. As a new leading dual sector institution – affording educational programs from certificate to under and postgraduate degree levels – the opportunity to add value and have an impact on both industry and communities at large through the University College educational programs, is tremendous. The student-centred, hands-on programs, require a stage where by they can gain real life experience beyond theoretical knowledge and skills taught in the “classroom”. To achieve this objective NPL is committed

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to engage with strategic partners for a number of key activities within KPUC. For example collaboration is required; 1) To enable Industrial Based Learning modules, which are sewn within every program in the University College. These modules add up-to-date knowledge and competence to any, craft, trade or degree that a student undertakes. The modules are a platform of experience which no classroom, workshop or studio can impart. 2) Research and its process, plus the conversion and production of innovative ideas need to be protected. Therefore, intellectual property is of major concern of this office. In addition, NPL acknowledges the importance of Public Private Partnerships and any other forms of collaboration as an important means for development consistent with Vision 2030. 3) Networking between colleges, schools and

NPL is committed to engage with strategic partners... making the world one’s oyster. One notion this office holds is that, good, vibrant, ideas are always fundable and if they can translate into being applicable and having a positive sustainable, impact on society, then they deserve to be appreciated, supported, and shared. • Prof. Suki K. Mwendwa

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Training for Innovation and job creation

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HE division of Research, Innovation Enterprise forms the core of KPUC’s Vision and mission. Globally universities are differentiated and rated according to their research, innovation and intellectual enterprise development. Our research agenda will adopt industry-focus and market-driven approaches to ensure that the research outputs are relevant to industry needs. We will strive to have balanced approach of technology and market orientation. This will be achieved through creation of collaborative research teams focusing on national economic goals. Managing and investing in new ideas from science and technology; industry and marketplace is our core business. As a technological university we endeavour to create a culture that rewards innovators and entrepreneurs, and to promote the generation, protection and utilization of intellectual property assets.

The aim of our research in a technological university is to transform scientific ideas, inventions and discoveries into commercial ideas that can be transformed into marketable processes products and services. The concept of technological university is profoundly simple – educate and train for the real world. Our education and training are purposely designed to be innovative, realistic and productive. The aim of our research in a technological university is to transform scientific ideas, inventions and discoveries into commercial ideas that can be transformed into marketable processes products and services. To this end our goal is to ensure that

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Message from the Deputy Principal – Research, Innovation and Enterprise we put in place technology transfer mechanisms that will facilitate rapid adoption and diffusion of the research products and services. Conceptually we teach our students to transform “mass intelligence” into “commercial intelligence”, also known as productive intelligence. Our goal as an institution of higher learning is to educate and train our students to become job creators, not job seekers. During their stay at the institution we empower them through practical training and industrial attachment to develop the practical confidence and business acumen to start their own enterprises. As a technological university we consider ourselves experts of practical education and training for the real world. Our competitive advantage in educational and skills development value chain is that as an institution we offer practical education and training in specialized areas in resonance to

the demands from industry and the market place. We insist that our education and training must add value to the intellectual well-being in the workplace and resourcefulness to the society. Kenya polytechnic is destined to play a pivotal role in the industrialization and economic development of Kenya. That is why Kenya Polytechnic University College forms a strategic development partner in attaining our national goals for Vision 2030 development initiative. It is our fundamental desire that our graduates will take responsibility to lead and stimulate innovative thinking across industries, make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena and solve important societal problems which will generate competitive marketable solutions in the East and Central Africa and beyond. • Prof. Michael O. Kachieng’a

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ocated off Haile Selassie Avenue, Workshop Road in Central Business District (CBD), The magnificent Kenya Polytechnic University College (KPUC) looms large in the skies of Nairobi. The well kept lawns, flowers and hedges in front of the administration block, the well designed buildings made of rare artefacts, define and accentuate the beauty of this institution which is positioning itself to become a top rated University of Technology. Currently, it stands out as a Premier Institution of technology and innovation within East/Central African region.

The making of a technical University University Charter In August 2007, the Government of Kenya upgraded the Kenya Polytechnic to a degree awarding institution. The institution was then reconstituted as a constituent College of the University of Nairobi by legal order notice number 159 of the year 2007. By this order KPUC became a degree awarding institution and functions both as a polytechnic and a university college in an integrated manner. It however effectively began operating as a University College in November 2008 with the appointment of a new Principal and subsequently the Council in May 2009. Even as a degree awarding institution, it was, however, required to continue offering polytechnical courses. This effectively made it a ‘Polytechnical University college’. KPUC remains among top five institutions of higher learning in Kenya, with a student population of about 9,000 half privately sponsored, half sponsored by the Government of Kenya. Some students come from other parts of the world.

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KPUC core functions are grouped into three broad areas i.e, Teaching, Learning, and Students, Research, Consultancy, Innovation and Enterprise and Networks, Partnerships and Linkages.

Degree Programmes Today, KPUC has university status and offers degrees, diplomas and certificates in various fields. The degree programmes in the institution began in January 2009 with the registration into the School of Engineering Science and Technology, of 105 students admitted through Joint Admissions Board, and 21 Diploma in Technology holders. These students were registered in the two degree programmes of Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Bachelor of Technology in Engineering Technology. The second batch of students was admitted in

September 2009. KPUC is steadily expanding on the profile of programmes and the Joint Admissions Board further admitted 780 students into various programmes, which started in January 2011 In all the programmes, learning has been given due credit. The College has also developed and implemented Diploma in Technology Programmes alongside the degree programmes. In addition, the College continues to offer its other worldwide recognised Diplomas and Certificate Courses.

Polytechnical University The principal objective in upgrading the Polytechnic was to provide opportunity for the students who had qualified with the Diploma in Technology from the national Polytechnics as well as Technical Training Institutes to advance their studies to degree levels. The Kenya Polytechnic University College was thus expected

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to design its degree programmes to allow for candidates with prior technical and vocational qualifications to join her programmes with credit transfers. The three curricula that have been approved by Senate all provide for this. As a polytechnical university, KPUC aims at providing leadership in technology and innovation in the country. In this effort the institution has its main plank in the course offerings, the technological subjects such as engineering, architecture, and applied sciences.

The combination of education and training in science and technology on one hand and that of humanity and social sciences on the other hand have effective ground for approach that promotes innovative solutions to societal problems. The combination of education and training in science and technology on one hand and that of humanity and social sciences on the other hand have effective ground for approach that promotes innovative solutions to societal problems. The institution in its education and training has focused on technology and innovation. Given the low level of technological development in Kenya, and the fact that most of tertiary institutions have never placed so much focus on innovation as a way of education and training, this will certainly be one of the value-adds that the institution will focus on. The field for university education in Kenya has in the last two decades seen considerable expansion. There are today in Kenya some 44 institutions of university level, including seven public universities, 24 private universities and 14 public university colleges. This situation has opened up a very competitive field with universities competing not only for the same cohort of students but also the very small number of available academic staff. In order then for KPUC to effectively compete in this already crowded field, it offers competitive programmes, both in terms of quality and pricing, and secondly competitive staff terms of service. Through competitive programmes of study, the institution expects to attract quality students while

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through competitive terms it can expect to attract quality staff.

Guiding Principle:

KPUC Values

The KPUC management will adopt a results-based approach in conception, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of its programmes; within which rational resource allocation will be upheld.

Kenya Polytechnic University College has adopted the following set of values and guiding principles towards the achievement of its mission and vision.

Management of Academic Programmes

Creativity and Innovation: To embrace originality, authenticity and imagination in all areas of operation. Excellence: Commitment to excellence and the provision of quality services. Respect in our dealings with customers both internal and external. Integrity and impartiality: The guiding principles are: Observance of ethical behaviour and promotion of self discipline and personal integrity, Commitment to transparency and accountability in all corporate endeavours, Honesty, fairness, justice and trust. Customer Focus: Management and administration operations are structured and geared towards satisfying and exceeding customer expectations. Social Responsibility: Responsibility to societal needs is governed by; being at the forefront in providing leadership in national agenda, inculcating culture of care for others and proactive dialogue with stakeholders, promoting social responsibility programmes that add value to society, and enhance the public image of the institution, including human rights, labour rights, the environment and community, being responsive to disadvantaged members of the society including physically challenged persons, promoting and defending the freedom of association, having the courage to initiate and adapt to change among others. Professionalism will be upheld and safeguarded at all times. Team Spirit: The fundamental operating principles are oriented and focused on synergy as a mode of operation so as to maximize the institution’s total productivity.

The University College seeks to provide high quality multi-entry and multi-exit system of post-secondary school education and training using curricula developed in partnership with the stakeholders. Education and training covers a wide range of fields and levels from certificate up to and including post-doctoral studies with provision of recognition of prior learning. The university college ensures that through industry based learning, its graduates acquire hands-on skills, develop critical and creative thinking and eschew innovation for technological transformation.

Networks, Partnerships and Linkages KPUC has established frameworks for collaborative engagements with industry, research and peer institutions. The partnership are both horizontal for knowledge sharing as well as vertical for knowledge and skills transfer, through mentorship of lower technical institution and technology transfer from motivation centres to the community

Research, Consultancy, Innovation, and Enterprise Through research and innovation KPUC shall find solutions for national problems. KPUC engages itself quite actively with the informal manufacturing and business sector in Kenya and to assist the sectors in very practical ways in which industrialization and further economic development in this country could progress.

Student Welfare Services KPUC will endeavour to provide an enabling environment conducive for teaching and learning. The institution is committed to provide student welfare services which will include limited accommodation, catering, sports, health, chaplaincy, limited student bursaries, as well as student union matters.

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STUDENT Recreation and welfare

Rev. Fr. Dr. John Ndikaru wa Teresia Catholic Chaplain/Dean of Students

Rev. Dr. Chalton Ochola Protestant Chaplain/Deputy Dean of Students

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HE Dean of Students office creates a culture of care for students and staff by providing exemplary programmes and services designed to enhance students’ academic and personal success. The office provides information, advice and practical help to students on any non-academic problems or issues that might be affecting their studies. We encourage students to contact us if they have a problem, however trivial it may seem. It is our aim to help students succeed in their studies and the sooner problems are addressed the sooner they can concentrate fully on their studies and the more likely they are to achieve their full potential. The Dean’s office has professionally trained staff to help them work through the unexpected problems that sometimes catch them by surprise. The University has various student welfare in existence to support its academic objectives.

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HOSPITABLE: A section of The Kenya Polytechnic University College Ladies’ Hostel in Community, a ten-minutes’ walk from the Main Campus. The Men’s Hostel is situated in South B, also not far from the Main Campus.

ACCOMMODATION The University College does not guarantee accommodation to students many of our students find accommodation with the help of the Dean’s office. Further details on accommodation can be found provided by the office.

SPORTS AND RECREATION There are extensive opportunities for sport and recreation, supported by a team of staff who provide activities to suit all ability levels at the University’s sports centres. Tournaments and leagues take place throughout the year. We have outdoor sports facilities for soccer, basketball, hockey, rugby, athletics, etc. The focus is on sport for both recreation and excellence.

CAREERS The college careers service is available to students to provide assistance and information on careers, employment opportunities, further studies and training. The career service also works closely with academic departments to help students to acquire the necessary skills and experience for their future professional lives.

COUNSELLING Confidential counselling is available if you are distressed or confused about any aspect of your life. Counsellors are based in the counselling centre and also offer regular services at other sites in the University.

BURSARIES The University provides scholarships to needy students who would otherwise not be able to successfully pursue College Education and realize their full potential.

STUDENTS’ UNION The Students’ Union aims are as follows:• To advance the education of its members • To promote the general welfare of its members • To encourage student societies, sports and social activities among its members • To advance the interests of the Union and Kenya Polytechnic University College as a whole

The Students’ Union exists for students and its main priority is to represent its members. They can represent them individually on issues affecting them during their time in the University Some of the most common issues which come up are: • Student financial support • Academic matters

• To act a channel of communication between its members and KPUC

CHAPLAINCY Spiritual guidance is provided by three Chaplains. Our chaplaincy is staffed by spiritual leaders, one protestant, one Catholic and one Muslim. The services of the chaplaincy are open to the entire University community. Some of these services and activities include: guidance, conducting worship services and coordinating spiritual activities at the university. The chaplains also teach, conduct and coordinate religious activities for students through the Young Catholics Association (YCS), Christian Union (CU), the Muslim Students Association and the Seventh Day Adventists (SDA).

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HEALTH SERVICE The University Health Service provides a full general practitioner service geared to the needs of students and staff of the University

SECURITY There is a Chief Security Officer who coordinates the security team and collaborates with the relevant local authorities. The security officer also handles police cases involving students in session.

Media Services Media Services provide a wide range of services and facilities for students and staff to ensure that the benefits of current communication technology are readily available in the University campus in support of learning, teaching and extra-curricular activities.

Computing Services The University College has a substantial programme of investment in computer facilities in order to ensure that all students have access to information and communication technology for research and networking. To ensure that the capacity of computer laboratories for each academic unit is not over stretched, the University College has also encouraged students to purchase lap top computers at subsidised rates. The College has also gone ahead to invest in Internet connectivity by strengthening the ethernet connectivity and expanding the capabilities of wireless connectivity as well. This has seen the set-up of more Internet hotspots in the College.

First Degrees in Engineering and the Built Environment share their opinion

B.Tech. Programmes: a success story Benjamin Makaa Mwaniki, 25 I work as a Technical support Engineer with the Lighting Solution Limited. I accredit my success to the training I acquired from School of Engineering Science and Technology, Kenya Polytechnic University College (KPUC). The School and the University College gave me an opportunity to pursue my education and identify a career. I use the knowledge and skills I have acquired from the institution, to earn a living. I was member of ‘Robotics Team’ at KPUC and I remember how we developed several robots and made presentations during the 2010 Nairobi Trade fair Show. It was a great experience for me, I learnt robotics programming, lighting system programming for automate processes among other units which my employer considered essential hence offered me a job. The School gave me opportunity to participate in Linking Industry with Academia (LIWA) conference which was held in Nairobi. The conference had a core mandate of creating awareness of the new technology to be used in modern learning. When I enrolled for a Diploma in Technology in Electrical Electronic Engineering (power option) in 2006, little did I know I would reach this far. When the polytechnic was upgraded to a degree awarding institution, I enrolled for a Bachelor of Technology Electrical and Electronic Engineering (power Option). I have set my eyes on pursuing further studies and possibly get a PhD.

Gideon Mutamba, 27 Kenya Polytechnic University College (KPUC) has appraised its education standards to match emerging needs of the country and the industry at large. From my experience as alumni of the School of Engineering Science and Technology, our courses for instance are practically oriented. What we are doing outside currently, is what we learnt in school. The University College has helped students by creating opportunities for them to acquire industrial experience while still on campus. We have taken practical lessons under supervision of our lecturers as well as gone out for industrial attachment. I have realized that programmes offered at KPUC can never be found elsewhere. I can attest that KPUC has ensured that her graduates are industry compliant hence remain relevant in this competitive world. I work as an Assistant Optimization Engineer, Spectrum Engineering LTD. I can proudly say that I will apply skills I acquired at KPUC innovatively to change this country and prove to my employer that I qualify for the job. I joined The Kenya Polytechnic in 2006 and enrolled for a Diploma in Technology Telecommunication and later enrolled for Bachelor of Technology Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Telecommunications). KPUC is the best institution to study especially technological courses. My dream is to see the School of engineering become fully fledged and relocate to a bigger place so that it can accommodate more students.

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KPUC: MILESTONES AND ACHIEVEMENTS

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Networks, Partnerships and Linkages: As part of Partnerships and Networking agenda for students and staff, the College recently signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers to increase opportunities to students and offer tailor-made training programmes to industry players. Smooth transition from Polytechnic to University College: KPUC has overcome the hurdles that came with the elevation of the Polytechnic to University status.

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Launch of Degree programmes: A record 33 Degree programmes have been successfully mounted in various academic units. Consequently, KPUC has seen its very first lot of B.Tech. students successfully complete their studies.

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KPUC has successfully completed the development and implementation of its structure, statutes and strategic plan

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Recruitment of staff: KPUC has recruited staff in various positions – both academic and administrative. This, in a deliberate effort to match the stipulated standards of a top rated university of technology. The recruitment has seen 15 Professors in various academic units.

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FACULTIES AND ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES OFFERED...

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FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY Our wide choice of courses will enable you to specialize in the areas that interest you most. The Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology is well positioned to teach its own programmes and provide teaching service to the other Faculties that apply theories of science to concepts in professional courses. As the reference point for scientific knowledge, the Faculty endeavours to scaffold students to appreciate versatility of science and its application in the real world. Thus the teaching of science is simplified through activity based learning, experimentation and exploration to enhance use of knowledge in technology development. We have invested in the state-of-the art laboratories to facilitate achievement of our broad goal; to foster tie between science and other disciplines and prepare the minds of scholars to fuse different fields to create new knowledge and incubate innovation.

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PROF. Michael L. Muia

• Executive Dean

PROF. Michael L. Muia

• Executive Dean

School of Mathematics and Statistics: business and financial mathematics • engineering and technical mathematics • pure and applied mathematics • statistics and computational mathematics.

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D E PA R T M E N T S O F T H E S C H O O L 1. Department of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences and Technology 2. Department of Community and Public Health 3. Department of Health and Hospital Services Management 4. Department of Nutrition and Dietetics 5. Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology

PROF. Fiona N. MbAi

A. SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY

Associate Dean/Head of School

Health is a basic need... At SHST, we equip our trainees with skills to ensure that health services are provided in the most timely and professional way.


The Pharmacy and Poisons Board fully recognises pharmaceutical technology programmes offered by The Kenya Polytechnic University College.

At The KPUC, hands-on training for health delivery professionals is important and forms part of the curriculum at Certificate, Diploma and Degree levels. This is why our graduates have found it easy to cope with the changing trends in the provision of health care services.

A unique combination of programmes that address professional practices in areas of clinical pharmacy, community health, diet therapy, human psychology, food science and technology and research.

The KPUC provides innovative teaching practices. Distance learning has already been implemented for selected programmes in the School of Health Sciences and Technology.

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CHOOL of Health Sciences and Technology programmes cover a range of health sector service delivery academic programmes. The relevant curricula and materials for preprofessional students and practising health care providers have been developed with specific criteria for each academic programme. The professional programmes are accredited by the appropriate accrediting agency and are based on national approved curricula. Admission criteria for each programme include requirements beyond those for general college admission. These include Diploma and undergraduate Bachelor of Technology in Biomedical Laboratory Technology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Pharmaceutical Technology and Community and Public Health Programs. Completion of professional program graduation requirements culminating in a Diploma qualifies the students to take the relevant national certification examinations. The Diploma in Biomedical Laboratory Technology and Pharmaceutical Technology require professional certification in order for the graduates to practice. Postgraduate programs in the School of Health Sciences and Technology are expected to offer a multi disciplinary training approach in specific health service disciplines, research methodology and practical

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The curricula design incorporates awareness of business legal and ethical frameworks as well as knowledge of the prevailing healthcare and service industry environments.

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skills in Health Sciences. The programmes are uniquely designed to provide core allied health disciplines coupled with management knowledge and skills in technology and innovation applicable in the ever evolving disciplines in health service in both the private and public sectors. Both the Diploma and Undergraduate programs include core training to provide competencies in key real world professional areas. These include: Conceptual and Communication Skills; ICT; Organizational Behaviour; Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management. Further, the curricula design incorporates courses which provide an awareness of business legal and ethical frameworks as well as knowledge of the prevailing healthcare and service industry environments. Students enrolled in the School of Health Sciences and Technology undergo industry based learning programs. The professional programs incorporate field healthcare experience in facilities throughout the country with classroom instruction. The graduates will have the knowledge and skills required to compete in the job market, and, a broad opportunity to establish careers in many areas of interest in the public and private industry sectors. The School envisages producing hands on and competent health delivery professionals with necessary skills, exposure and attitudes required for human resources trained and knowledgeable and with a capacity to compete for self or salaried employment. These graduates are well prepared to pursue graduate level education to enhance their career options. The School of Health Sciences and Technology currently has 15 professional faculty members who are involved in teaching and mentorship. The staff are equipped to provide knowledge based education which addresses national and international concepts of health care policy development and service delivery. The faculty and staff engage in multidisciplinary research directed toward new and applied knowledge. The School of Health Sciences and Technology mission is to actively integrate teaching and research and foster dedication in the education of the students.

1. Department of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences and Technology The department provides students in knowledge of the principles, theories and methods and their application in the laboratory medicine. The programme helps students acquire skills that enable them to follow up developments in their professional life. The programme also develops skills in health needs assessment, decision making and action, monitoring, evaluation and disease control. Career prospects: The objective of the department is to train high and middle level technologists and technicians who are capable of working in Public and Private Laboratories, Research institutions, Industry and Wellness clinics. They can also start their own diagnostic laboratories rural areas and big cities.

Courses Offered • Bachelor of Philosophy (Medical Laboratory Technology) • Bachelor of Technology (Medical Laboratory Technology) • Diploma in Technology (Biomedical Laboratory Science)

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3. Department of Health and Hospital Services Management The department offers the trainees a product mix of Health Sciences, Management Technology and Information and Communication Technology whose output is producing an innovative Human Resource capable of providing high quality service that addresses underlying needs and meets customer’s expectations. Our training approach is hands-on, meant to narrow the gap between the mangers on one hand and customers on the other hand, with a view to making the managers interact with the customers, service providers and other stakeholders to ensure the provision of efficient, accessible and quality health services. Career prospects: It is expected that those who have studied and graduated in the areas of health & hospital services management will find exciting opportunities in hospital and healthcare institutions as management technologists and technicians or in insurance and research industry.

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2. Department of Community and Public Health Many experts agree that major advances in improvement of health over the next decades will not come from new medical findings or cures, but rather the broader development and application of population-based prevention programs. Health services delivery systems are undergoing rapid change. Greater emphasis is being placed on health promotion and disease prevention as a means to reduce the costs of care by improving the health of our populations. These changes have created a broad array of new opportunities for professionals with advanced training in community and public health. Career prospects: It is expected that those who have studied and graduated in the areas of Community and Public Health, will find exciting opportunities in both public and private sectors in local health departments. The jobs available at health departments range from health Inspectors to Health Educators. Other community and public health professionals will find work in university systems as researchers. Those interested in working for a non-profit organization can find jobs in health advocacy, policy, or research for organizations such as the Red Cross, or a local non-profit that focuses on specific health issues.

Course Offered • Diploma in Technology: Community and Public Health

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Bachelor of Technology: Health and Hospital Services Management Bachelor of Technology: Health Information Technology Diploma in Technology: Health Records & Information Technology Certificate in Health Records & Information Technology

CONTINUING EDUCATION • Seminars & Workshops

4. Department of Nutrition and Dietetics The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics offers excellent training to Nutritionists, Dieticians and Dietetic technicians. Nutritionists, Dieticians and dietetic technicians use science to promote healthy eating habits for both preventive and curative management of nutritional disorders. Diet therapy, nutritional research, counselling and education are all within the realm of the nutrition and dietetic profession. Career prospects: Nutritionists and Dieticians specialize in five main areas; Clinical Nutritionists and dieticians are involved in the planning and supervision of meals prepared and serviced to patients to confer with physicians and other medical professionals about each patient’s nutritional needs and preferences. Management Nutritionists and dieticians plan coordinate and supervise the planning, purchase and preparation of food for institutions at hospitals, health centres and schools. Research Nutritionists and dieticians study nutrition,

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food science and research on alternative foods among others. Community Nutritionists and dieticians work in government Health centres to provide advice to the community on basic rules of nutrition and improve eating behaviour. Consultant Nutritionists and dieticians counsel patients and perform nutritional screening and assessments on their own patients or those referred by physician. We train Nutritionists, Dieticians and Dietetic technicians capable of working at skilled nursing facilities, Schools, Hospitals and medical centres, Public health agencies, Research Pharmacies and Chemists.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Courses Offered • Diploma in Technology in Nutrition and Dietetics • Bachelor of Technology (Nutrition and Dietetics) • Certificate in Nutrition and Dietetics

5. Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology The department offers programmes that address acquisition and development of skills, attitudes and knowledge for professional practice in the areas of clinical pharmacy, industrial pharmacy, community pharmacy and research. The training equips students with a strong base of skills to support health care facilities and in advanced pharmaceutical research, and prepares them to adapt to changes that may occur during their careers.

Minimum Qualifications:

BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY (POST-DIPLOMA) Credit Pass in a relevant Diploma or Pass in a relevant Diploma with two years working experience BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus), including C+ (Plus) in relevant subjects

Career prospects: We train pharmaceutical technologists capable of working in Hospital Pharmacies, Community Pharmacies, Pharmaceutical Companies, Drug regulatory agencies (Pharmacy and Poisons Board), educational and research institutions.

DIPLOMAS KCSE Mean Grade C– (Minus), including C– (Minus) in relevant subjects or A Certificate in a related course CERTIFICATES KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus)

Course Offered • Diploma in Technology (Pharmaceutical Technology)

Intake: Duration:

April, September and January B.Phil and B.Tech: 4 semesters (2 academic years) Diplomas: Range between 6 semesters and 8 semesters Certificates: 2 semesters (1 academic year)

Mode of Study:

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All programmes are available for Government sponsored GS and Self-sponsored SS students, and can be taken on full-time or part time basis. Please refer to list of Courses

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JUST WHY IS THE KENYA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY COLLEGE YOUR FIRST CHOICE IN TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING?

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Strategic Location: Are you worried about heavy traffic on your way to class? What is the distance between your workplace and the university? The Kenya Polytechnic University College is strategically located within Nairobi’s CBD, and is therefore easily accessible to students who wish to study part-time.

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D E PA R T M E N T S O F T H E S C H O O L 1. Department of Business and Financial Mathematics 2. Department of Engineering and Technical Mathematics 3. Department of Pure And applied Mathematics 4. Department of Statistics and Computational Mathematics

PROF. Francis Gatheri

B. SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

Associate Dean/Head of School

The essence of technology remains vaque without a strong MATHEMATICAL SUPPORT! Indeed, that mathematical support is guaranteed when you join KPUC.


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Actuarial science is a multidisciplicinary professional course concerned with the application of mathematics, statistical, probabilistic, computing and financial theories, models and skills to solve practical business and financial problems

Applied statistics is a professional discipline which is both a science as well as an art. It provide theoretical techniques and algorithms for solving real life problems. Many of the business decision making processes are mainly dependent on the results obtained by algorithms.

Operations research is an interdisciplinary branch of mathematics which uses mathematics methods to arrive at optimal decisions to problems in maximizing or minimizing things like costs or profits. The eventual intention behind using Operations Research is to elicit a best possible solution to a problem mathematically, which improves or optimizes the performance of the system.

Mathematics biology or biomathematics is an interdisciplinary field of study. It models natural and biological processes using mathematical techniques and tools. Results have been applied to areas such as cellular neurobiology, epidemic modeling, and population genetics.

Cryptography is the practice of study of hiding information. Cryptography is considered to be a branch of both mathematics and computer science. Not just for spies anymore, cryptography applications include the security of ATM cards and computer passwords

ATHEMATICS is an academic discipline and a body of knowledge that involves the study of concepts such as quantity, structure, space and change. It is an essential tool in many fields including natural science, engineering, Medicine and Social Science such as Economics and Commerce. The School of Mathematics and Statistics offers programmes in mathematics and Statistics and comprises of four Departments: The School trains students in the fields of Mathematics and Statistics with a view to applying the knowledge gained to various fields in a practicable way. Major fields of mathematics includes Pure mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Specialized disciplines taught within the departments include actuarial science, applied statistics, applied information economics, biostatistics, business statistics, quantitative methods, data analysis, data mining, demography, econometrics, statistical modelling, structured data analysis (statistics) and survival analysis.

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The School trains students in the fields of Mathematics and Statistics with a view to applying the knowledge gained to various fields in a practicable way.

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Our Vision: To be the centre of excellence in teaching mathematics for technological development. Our Mission statement: To provide mathematical skills and create positive attitudes that cultivate a culture of research and professionalism to satisfy industrial and technological demands both nationally and internationally. Our Mandate: To provide an opportunity to many students who wish to pursue different areas of mathematics by increasing their level of competence and preparing them adequately to enable them join the job market.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics offers programmes in mathematics and Statistics and comprises of the following Departments:

1. Department of Business and Financial Mathematics The Department of Business and Financial Mathematics offers courses in Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science. Actuarial science is a multidisciplinary professional course concerned with the application of mathematics, statistical, probabilistic, computing and financial theories, models and skills to solve practical business and financial problems. These problems involve analysing future financial events, especially where the future payments and receipts involved have certain and uncertain timings. Other areas of interest to actuaries include health insurance, solvency measurements and assets-liability managements, mortality and morbidity investigations, enterprise risk managements as well as computer software development and security. Courses Offered • Diploma in Technology in Actuarial Science Career prospects: This course is intended to provide a sound training in the principles and practice of actuarial science. Most actuarial trainee are employed in the insurance, employee benefits, pensions and managements consulting industries.

3. Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics The Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics offers courses in pure and applied Mathematics for engineers and Technologists. This course involves using mathematical theory and logics to solve mathematical related problems. Courses Offered • Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) Career prospects: This course is intended to provide sound foundations in the principles and practice of mathematics. The graduates will be able to compete in the Job markets in research institutions, banking, and insurance and prepare them for postgraduate studies.

2. Department of Engineering and Technical Mathematics The Department of Engineering and technical Mathematics offers courses in Engineering Mathematics and technical Mathematics for engineers and Technologists. This department is mainly a service department for Engineering and Technological courses.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Qualifications:

BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY (POST-DIPLOMA) Credit Pass in a relevant Diploma or Pass in a relevant Diploma with two years working experience BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus), including C+ (Plus) in relevant subjects

4. Department of Statistics and Computational Mathematics

DIPLOMA IN TECHNOLOGY

The Department of Statistics and Computational Mathematics offers courses in Mathematical Statistics, Applied Statistics, Social Statistics and Biostatistics. These courses are structured to provide fundamental knowledge as well as practical skills in application of statistics in various fields.

CERTIFICATES KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus) Intake: Duration:

Courses Offered • Bachelor of Technology (Applied Statistics) • Diploma in Technology in Applied Statistics Career prospects: The course is intended to produce a practical and hands-on statistician with cutting edge computing skills. The graduates are expected to carry out research and apply statistical data analysis to problems in various sectors of the economy. These include research institution, education, business, industry, financial services, medicines, information technology in the public corporate, non-governmental organization etc.

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KCSE Mean Grade C– (Minus), including C– (Minus) in relevant subjects or A Certificate in a related course

April, September and January B.Tech: 4 semesters (2 academic years) Diplomas: Range between 6 semesters and 8 semesters Certificates: 2 semesters (1 academic year)

Mode of Study:

All programmes are available for Government sponsored GS and Self-sponsored SS students, and can be taken on full-time or part time basis. Please refer to list of Courses

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D E PA R T M E N T S O F T H E S C H O O L 1. Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology 2. Department of Biological Science and Technology 3. Department of Chemical Science and Technology 4. Department of Earth, Environmental Science and Technology 5. Department of Food Science and Technology 6. Department of Technical and Applied Physics

Prof. Paul Baki, PhD, FKNAS

C. SCHOOL OF PURE AND APPLIED SCIENCES

Associate Dean/Head of School

At KPUC, we intertwine APPLIED SCIENCES and TECHNOLOGY to solve common problems in society. So, when you can train with us, you become part of the solution...


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The Kenya Polytechnic University College is proudly the only public institution of higher learning that offers training in printing technology, and as such, attracts applicants from respected organisations across the Eastern African region.

The Diploma in Art and Design at The Kenya Polytechnic University College is the most recognised academic programme for the technical workforce in the publishing and advertising industry in Kenya.

The Kenya Polytechnic University College graduates the country’s highest number of students in the line of print media yearly.

The iMac (pictured) is the most popular Desktop Publishing computer the world over, due to its user-friendly interface and clarity in display. School of Creative Arts and Technologies has invested heavily in this Design tool, and that is why our graduates meet the stipulated standards.

HE School of Pure and Applied Sciences is home to the following academic departments: Department o Biochemistry and Biotechnology (DBB), Department of Biological Sciences and Technology (DBST), Department of Chemical Sciences and Technology (DCST), Department of Earth, Environmental Science and Technology (DEEST), Department of Food Science and Technology (DFST) and Department of Technical and Applied Physics (DTAP). These Departments offer diverse Certificate, Diploma and Bachelors, Masters and PhD Degree Programmes that are tailored to producing hands-on graduates that not only seek employment but also create them. All programmes have been developed with the input of stakeholders and have an element of Industrial attachment which exposes the learners to industrial work environment.

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A satellite beacon receiver has been installed that for the Department of Technical and Applied Physics Ph.D and masters students to use for their research work.

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1. Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology The Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (DBB) offers training in the fields of both Biochemistry and Biotechnology. The programs at the diploma level include Diploma in Technology (Biochemistry) and Diploma in Technology (Biotechnology) which have been running. At Degree level we have two programmes currently running, these are Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology (with the first lot of students currently in the second year of study, while the second batch of students are in the first semester of their first year) and Bachelor of Philosophy in Biotechnology ( the first batch of students are in their second year of study). The first Batch of the Bachelor of Technology in Biochemistry will be joining in May 2012. The department is currently working on the development of Curriculum for MSc. and PhD. Career Opportunities: Graduates will be absorbed in service industries like diagnostics and forensics; manufacturing such as drug and biochemical design; Bio-production such as vaccines, gene products including proteins vitamins etc; Environmental management including bioremediation; Research in areas of medical, agriculture, Biotech-industries; education and training for instance in universities and Colleges, biotechnology process design, biological data management and servicing among others. These areas requires strong technical skills in biological sciences, engineering, physical sciences computational biology, management etc. Our training is aligned to the national goals of promotion of science technology and innovation. We aim to produce innovators and techno-scientists equipped with the fundamental scientific principles Knowledge and its applications. This is to enable our graduates attain the knowledge of converting ideas into new technologies and be able to come up with new innovations that can lead to product development. This in turn will enable our graduates develop biotechnology enterprises which create wealth and employment. To carry out these tasks of implementing our curriculum, we have Nine (9) Full time members of Teaching staff. One(1) Professor, Three(3) PhD ‘s . Three(3) MSc. Two of whom are currently pursuing their PhD studies and Two BSc. Holder ‘s currently pursuing their MSc. There are two Technical staff at the Department one trained up to HND level.

The Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology offers the following programmes. • Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology:- (Industrial, Medical, and Agricultural Options) • Bachelor of Technology in Biochemistry • Bachelor of Philosophy in Biotechnology (Industrial & Medical options)

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• Bachelor of Philosophy in Technology Molecular Biology and Biochemistry • Diploma in Technology (Biotechnology) • Diploma in Technology in Biochemistry • Diploma in Technology: Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

The Department also offer the following short courses during vacations April, August, December • • • • • • • •

DNA and Serological Forensics Quality Management System (QMS) Internal Quality Auditors (IQA) Biofuel (BioGas, BioDidesel, BioEthanol) production. Clinical Good Laboratory practices (GCLP) Laboratory Biosafety and Quality assurance (Module I) Laboratory Biosafety and Quality assurance (Module II) Microbiological Laboratory Techniques

2. Department of Biological Science and Technology The goal of the Department is to provide quality training in applied aspects of biological sciences. Our programmes are designed to produce graduates who are competent in practical skills and techniques applicable in science laboratories, in the field and in bio-production industries. Our core programme, Industrial and Applied Biology offers a wide range of options for specialization that include:- Industrial and Bio-production Technology, Epidemiology and Biometric Technology, Entomology, Pathology and Crop Protection Technology, Biological Science Laboratory Technology and Conservation and Environmental Science Technology. Career Opportunities: Our graduates have a wide range of ports of call. These include research institutions, institutions of higher learning, industries dealing with biological and pharmaceutical products and quality control laboratories in wide range of industries. The diploma programme provide the students not only with technical skills suitable for direct employment, but also with avenue to transfer credit to the Bachelor of Technology Programme offered at the department and in a number of other universities both local and abroad.

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Bachelor of Technology in Industrial & Applied Biology Bachelor of Technology in Science Laboratory Technology Bachelor of Philosophy Applied Biology Diploma in Technology in Industrial & Applied Biology Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology

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Diploma in Technology in Industrial and Applied Biology (Vacation) Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology (Evening) Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology (Vacation) Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology (Evening) Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology (Vacation) Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology (Evening)

3. Department of Chemical Science and Technology The Department of Chemical Science and Technology (DCST) is one of the departments under the School of Physical and Applied Sciences (SPAS) at the Kenya Polytechnic University College (KPUC). The Chairman of the Department coordinates the activities of the Department, which offers Bachelors, Diploma and Higher Diploma courses in Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology. At DCST, we give our students the tools in Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology to deliver quality services and make quality products that meet the ever changing human needs. We teach them to design, build, evaluate, and improve complex chemical, biological, and material systems. Our Chemical Technologists and Chemistry graduates leave with the knowledge to apply chemical and biological principles to benefit humanity, protect the environment, and build the future. Career Opportunities: Careers in chemical Technology are more rewarding today than ever. Technologists are in high demand for bringing valuable skills to the development of new products, processing methods and materials. Chemical technologists work in every aspect of the chemical process industry from basic research to hazardous waste management. Research and development technologists work in experimental laboratories and process control technologists work in manufacturing or other industrial plants. Technologists operate many kinds of equipment and instrumentation, set-up apparatus for chemical reactions, prepare compounds, monitor commercial production, test for product quality, and collect and analyze samples produced through organic synthesis. Technologists also work in data management, quality assurance and shipping to provide technical support and expertise for these functions. Consequently, chemical technologists from Kenya Polytechnic University College are employed in government research institutions, universities; pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies, oil companies. However, the largest number of our chemical technologist get employment in industries such as polymer, biotechnology, consumer products, paint, soap, fragrance with well defined career ladders.

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Courses Offered • • • • • • • •

Bachelor of Technology in Applied Chemistry (Industrial Chemistry) Bachelor of Technology in Applied Chemistry (Analytical Chemistry) Bachelor of Philosophy in Technology (Industrial Chemistry) Bachelor of Philosophy in Technology (Analytical Chemistry) Diploma in Technology in Applied Chemistry (Analytical Chemistry) Diploma in Technology in Applied Chemistry (Industrial Chemistry) Diploma in Technology in Applied Chemistry (Analytical Chemistry) Higher Diploma in QC, TQM, QMS

4. Department of Earth, Environmental Science and Technology At DEEST the programmes goal is to train resource managers who can look at the environment in its totality, diagnose environmental resource issues and suggest sustainable mitigation measures at local, national and global levels. The training is aimed at developing an awareness of the complexities of interrelationships between human and environment, because the way society frames these relationships determines how society allocates and/or conserves its natural resources. Courses and areas of research include Environmental Resource Management, Environmental Science and Technology, Environmental Planning, Environmental Disaster Management, Geological Sciences, Atmospheric Science, Environment and Community Development and Integrated Water Resource Management. DEEST programmes join the rest of the institution to create a path way from certificate to PhD. We at DEEST are determined to produce top environmentalists, environmental technologists and technicians who will apply their skills innovatively to conserve the environment for sustainable development. Career Opportunities: DEEST graduates work with Kenya Agricultural Research Institutes, National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) at National, Provincial and District levels, Kenya Wildlife service, Kenya Forest Research Institute (KEFRI), Ministry of Water, Ministry of Environment and Mineral resources, Mines and Geological departments, United Nations Environmental programme (UNEP), UN-Habitat, Ministry of Fisheries, City and Municipal Councils, National Museums of Kenya, International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology(ICIPE), ILIRI, Meteorological departments, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute(KARI), Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Fisheries, Office of the Prime Minister department of Climate Change, Universities, Marine research institutes and Ministry of Forest and Wildlife resources.

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We at DEEST are determined to produce top environmentalists, environmental technologists and technicians who will apply their skills innovatively to conserve the environment for sustainable development.

Courses Offered • • • • • • • • •

Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Resource management Diploma in Technology: Environmental Resource Management Diploma Geological science Diploma in Technology in Atmospheric science Certificate in Environmental Studies Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Resource Management Diploma Geological science Diploma in Technology in Atmospheric science Certificate in Environmental Studies

control and assurance, food engineering. It is science oriented thus requiring a better understanding of organic chemistry, mathematics and process engineering. Career Opportunities: Food scientists work in basic research, product development, quality control, processing, engineering, packaging and technical sales, among others. They ensure food standards, laws and safety issues are met, as well as manage sanitation and waste treatment. Food scientists may spend their careers working on all aspects of one type of food such as grains, dairy products, meat, poultry, fats and oils, seafood -or work in one discipline with a multitude of food products such as chemists, engineers, microbiologists, depending on interests as well as the employer. The courses and research will expose students to all components of food processing: raw material handling, analytical methods, food microbiology, food chemistry, food processing, dairy technology, fruits and vegetable technology, cereal technology, food science and nutrition, brewing technology, sugar technology, quality control and assurance, food engineering. It is science oriented thus requiring a better understanding of organic chemistry, mathematics and process engineering.

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5. Department of Food Science and Technology The food Industry in Kenya is growing and has become one of the largest employers in the country. As such, skilled personnel are required to ensure a consistent supply of quality products for the ever–discerning, quality–conscious consumers. The food industry is very competitive and is constantly changing to meet consumer demands and use technological innovations. As the world population increases, food technologists are challenged with developing innovative applications in biotechnology for processing of food, as well as understanding the link between food, nutrition and health. Consequently there is an increasing need for graduates to work in a range of food business activities. Food scientists work in basic research, product development, quality control, processing, engineering, packaging and technical sales, among others. They ensure food standards, laws and safety issues are met, as well as manage sanitation and waste treatment. Food scientists may spend their careers working on all aspects of one type of food such as grains, dairy products, meat, poultry, fats and oils, seafood -or work in one discipline with a multitude of food products such as chemists, engineers, microbiologists, depending on interests as well as the employer. The courses and research will expose students to all components of food processing: raw material handling, analytical methods, food microbiology, food chemistry, food processing, dairy technology, fruits and vegetable technology, cereal technology, food science and nutrition, brewing technology, sugar technology, quality

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Bachelor of Technology in Food Science Bachelor of Philosophy in Food Technology Diploma in Technology in Food science Certificate in Food Technology

6. Department of Technical and Applied Physics The Department of Technical and Applied Physics was created in 2009 from what was then physics section within the Applied Science Department. Since then the Department has developed two programmes namely; • Bachelor of Technology (Technical and Applied Physics) • Diploma in Technology (Technical and Applied Physics)

The first graduates of the diploma program will complete their three year programme on April this year (2012) while the bachelor program admitted its first students this semester (January 2012). These are technical and unique courses which are not offered elsewhere within the country. The objectives of both curriculums are to provide training for technologist /technicians in the field of Physics. These programmes emphasize real- world applications besides sound understanding of the basics of physics at both levels. Deliberate emphasis has been placed on technical and practical skills through demonstrations, practical exercises, field work and attachments.

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Holders of Diploma in Technology (Technical and Applied physics) are eligible for admission into the bachelors programme in related Applied Physics areas. Major areas of research in applied physics such as material science, Instrumentation and energy among others are adequately covered.

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The Department has started masters and PhD programmes in space science. Currently, it has initiated partnership with industries such as Camara International ltd. who have promised to donate ten computers with the necessary scientific software for research. Further Kettering University has expressed willingness to develop staff through exchange programmes as well as assist in design of our technical courses. Career Opportunities: The opportunities for the graduate are wide and varied. Among the prospective employers of our graduates are such as those in the fields of energy, polymer, ceramics and glass. In government sector opportunities are available in ministry of Trade and Industries, Kenya Bureau of standards among others while in private sector; research bodies, Educational Institutions such as Universities laboratories, as well as colleges and secondary schools are in need of qualified technologist/technicians. The career opportunities for the graduate are wide and varied. They include the following fields: telecommunications, industrial physics, hospital physics, electronics, computing, quality control testing, banking, insurance, teaching, management, technical sales, armed forces, energy, polymer, ceramics instrumentation, material science and glass technology.

Minimum Qualifications:

BACHELOR OF PHILOSOPHY Credit Pass in a relevant Higher Diploma or Pass in a relevant Higher Diploma with two years working experience BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY (POST-DIPLOMA) Credit Pass in a relevant Diploma or Pass in a relevant Diploma with two years working experience

In government sector opportunities are available in ministry of Trade and Industries, Kenya Bureau of standards among others while in private sector; research bodies, Educational Institutions such as Universities laboratories, as well as colleges and secondary schools are in need of qualified technologist/ technicians.

BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus), including C+ (Plus) in relevant subjects DIPLOMA IN TECHNOLOGY KCSE Mean Grade C– (Minus), including C– (Minus) in relevant subjects or A Certificate in a related course

Courses Offered • Bachelor of Technology (Technical and Applied Physics) • Diploma in Technology (Technical and Applied Physics) • Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology (SLT) Distance Mode

CERTIFICATE IN SLT KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus) Intake: Duration:

April, September and January B.Phil and B.Tech: 4 semesters (2 academic years) Diplomas: Range between 6 semesters and 8 semesters Certificates: 2 semesters (1 academic year)

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JUST WHY IS THE KENYA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY COLLEGE YOUR FIRST CHOICE IN TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING?

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Up-todate technology: The success of teaching and learning in a university of technology depends heavily on its commitment and response to the advancement of technology. KPUC has not only invested in cutting edge equipment, but has also developed technology-based curricula and recruited some of the best players in delivery of industry-standard education and training.

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FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT The Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment prides itself in the tradition of producing technologists, technicians and artisans for the engineering and related work. The significance of this partnership was recently emphasized by the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation between the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), Ms Betty Maina, and the Principal of KPUC, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Francis Aduol. The major objectives of this MoC include: engaging in jointly applied research; sharing technological advances between the 700 KAM constituents and KPUC; providing industrial attachments for not only students, but also, uniquely, for academic staff. This attachment of staff ensures that the needs of industry are always taken into consideration and updated in the training in this Faculty, thus giving advantage to KPUC students. The Faculty has approximately 3,000 students, making it the largest single destination for training at tertiary level in engineering and technology in the country. We offer training at Certificate, Diploma, and Degree levels. We are confident that this partnership with KAM will reassure the industrial partners that FEBE intends to continue its original mandate of training its graduates for the world of work. This will therefore place all FEBE graduates in good stead in the job market. The Faculty continues to upgrade its capacity to offer practical and up to date training in order to produce graduates with skills for industry. The Departments of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, as well as Electrical and Electronic Engineering were recently selected by the Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology to receive equipment worth over Kshs 700 million. This equipment will convert the workshops and some training laboratories in the two Departments into centres of excellence within the wider Eastern Africa Region.

Prof. Thomas J.O. Afullo, Pr.Eng., SMSAIEE, Ph.D. • Executive Dean Prof. Thomas J.O. Afullo, Pr.Eng., SMSAIEE, Ph.D. • Executive Dean

School of Architecture and the Built Environment: School of Engineering Science and Technology: School of Information and Communication architecture and environmental design • building aeronautical and aviation engineering • chemical Technologies: computer communication science and technology • construction economics and process engineering • civil and environmental systems • computer science and and management • land and infrastructure engineering • electrical and electronic engineering technology, information systems and Click HOME to go to•CONTENT // THE KENYA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CERTIFICATE | DIPLOMA | UNDERGRADUATE technology PROSPECTUS 2012 computing and management real estatePAGE and property • geospatial science and •engineering • and • scientific management • spatial planning design mechanical and industrial engineering. modelling http://www.kenyapolytechnic.ac.ke

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D E PA R T M E N T S O F T H E S C H O O L 1. Department of Architecture And Environmental Design 2. Department of Construction Economics and Management 3. Department of Land and Infrastructure Management 4. Department of Urban and Regional Studies

Joseph M. Mbugua

A. SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Ag. Head of School

In the built environment, ERGONOMICS and AESTHETICS are key values that must be applied in equal measure. As we transfer these skills, we pay particular attention to the trainee’s artistic skills as well as their imaginative capabilities to ensure functionality and success of the end product.


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Our training approach handles the creative process bearing in mind that Architecture must be geared towards identification and solution of problems.

We produce graduates with technical, contextual, theoretical and environmental skills, and that is why at least 90% of our graduates find almost instant placement in the job market.

Produce entrepreneurial graduates’ joining the world of work as clerks of work, contractors in the field of Built environment.

Land administration programmes currently offered in the school will address the challenges of land administration in Kenya.

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T is important to feel that you are part of wider creative community in the diverse areas of Architecture and Built Environment. The school is a mix that is unusual in academic life and one that will give Kenya Polytechnic University College its special character.

Both formal and informal collaborations are possible and will make your learning more enjoyable and rewarding. Being part of the SABE community, you will go beyond your academic experience. In whichever ways you decide to take advantage of your membership of the school, we hope you exploit it to the full and as a result have a happy and fulfilling time in your endeavours. We are committed to taking the school to greater heights and the quality of students will be of paramount important to our plans.

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1. Department of Architecture And Environmental Design The programmes at the department of Architecture and Environmental Design are designed to train independent, competent and reflective graduates with a high level of critical awareness of their academic discipline. The skill of the architect is design and therefore the design studio remains at the heart of the programme, with theoretical, technical, contextual and environmental studies. The strength of the education and training lies in technical empowerment and innovative design. Our graduates receive training in art so that their designs are pleasing to all the senses. Degree Programme: This course is designed to train extremely creative architects who meet the International Union of Architect’s criteria of training for architects. We prepare them for the dynamic practising world through our programmes and studio exercises which enlarge the students view of the world. Members of the department are practising architects who help students engage with the practising world and also prepare them for their future life as architects. • Bachelor of Built Environment in Architecture/Bachelor of Architecture degree

This is a truncated degree programme comprising two degrees in one and takes six calendar years. The Bachelor of Built Environment in Architecture is available after four years of study and the Bachelor of Architecture degree is available after a further two years of study. One must do the Bachelor of Architecture degree in order to qualify to register as an architect. • Bachelor of Technology in Architecture

Diploma Programme: Architectural technology technicians assist architects to run their practices. They also join work as clerk of works, contractors, entrepreneurs and other areas of the built environment. Our graduates have an employment rate of at least 90%. • Diploma in Technology in Architecture

The diploma programme is designed to train competent architectural technology technicians. These are the hands on people who implement the architects dreams. They are strong in design and technology Certificate Programme: This programme is designed to open the way for those who aspire to join the built environment from the side where the architect stands. • Certificate in Architectural Draughtsmanship

The certificate programme is designed for students who require a foundation to the Diploma in Technology in Architecture.

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2. Department of Construction Economics and Management The construction industry is a dynamic environment involving unique projects that demand innovation and ingenuity to solve problems that inevitably arise. Planning and controlling the allocation of resources and the detailed matching of design and production to the needs of the market for built space are at the core of the construction industry. Career opportunities for qualified graduates from the department are excellent, exciting, fast moving and rewarding. In addition, there are openings for graduates to work in neighbouring countries and foreign based firms as consultants. The department offers courses in two major fields of Built Environment; Quantity Surveying and Construction Management. Quantity surveyors prepare the legal documents of construction and control the costs for their clients in projects. Construction Management professionals oversee the construction schedule, allocation of resources and ensure the project is completed within authorized budget. Currently, the department offers the following programmes at Diploma and Degree levels: • Quantity Surveying • Construction Management

3. Department of Land and Infrastructure Management The department derives its name from two broad areas of study which mutually synergise to support mankind. While land is the nerve centre of all societies, infrastructure serves as the arteries that spread physical and social development over space and time. It is based on this recognition, that the programmes dociled in the department are developed. The programmes are designed to meet the country specific needs while at the same time addressing global challenges. The department offers programmes in Land Administration and Infrastructure Management at certificate, diploma and degree levels. The programme on Land Administration deals with processes, institutions, legal framework, social cultural issues and political dynamics which influence access and right to land. It prepares professionals fro careers in national and county governments, research institutions, private practice, universities and nongovernmental organizations among others. On the other hand, the programme on infrastructure management deals with resolution of infrastructural

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problems that characterize the post implementation period. In addition the programme explores opportunities for integration of sectoral infrastructure to create a platform for holistic infrastructure management.

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4. Department of Urban and Regional Studies The Department of Urban and Regional Studies was established in 2008. Since then, it has played a leading role in the education of urban and regional planners and urban designers. The Department is home to both professions, offering a first professional degree in urban and regional planning and urban design and development. Composed of internationally experienced scholars and practitioners, the departments faculty explores the built environment from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and points of view. The departments pedagogically innovative combination of interdisciplinary studios, lecture courses, seminars, and independent study, coupled with a relatively small student size drawn from around the East African region, create an intimate, engaged educational atmosphere in which students thrive and learn.

Minimum Qualifications:

Credit Pass in a relevant Higher Diploma or Pass in a relevant Higher Diploma with two years working experience

Accredited by the professional bodies, Urban Design and Development degree program and Urban and Regional Planning degree and Diploma programs focuses on planning for the development, preservation, and enhancement of the built environment. Students learn how to understand, analyse, and influence the variety of forces-social, economic, cultural, legal, political, ecological, and aesthetic, among others-shaping the built environment. Students take full advantage of the curricular and extracurricular offerings of the Design Schools other departments of landscape architecture and architecture. The Department also draws upon the significant resources of Kenya Polytechnic University College as a whole. Students often cross-register in courses offered by the Schools of Arts and Sciences, the Business and Law School, and the School of Health sciences.

BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY (POST-DIPLOMA) Credit Pass in a relevant Diploma or Pass in a relevant Diploma with two years working experience BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus), including C+ (Plus) in relevant subjects DIPLOMAS KCSE Mean Grade C– (Minus), including C– (Minus) in relevant subjects or A Certificate in a related course CERTIFICATES KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus) or A portfolio of previous work for those taking specialised courses like Architectural Studies Intake:

Courses offered

Duration:

• Bachelor of the Built Environment (Urban Design and Development) • Bachelor of the Built Environment (Urban and Regional Planning) • Diploma in Technology (Urban and Regional Planning)

April, September and January B.Phil and B.Tech: 4 semesters (2 academic years) Diplomas: Range between 6 semesters and 8 semesters Certificates: 2 semesters (1 academic year)

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BACHELOR OF PHILOSOPHY

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D E PA R T M E N T S O F T H E S C H O O L 1. Department of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering 2. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 3. Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 4. Department of Geospatial Science and Engineering 5. Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

PROF. Maina Maringa

B. SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Associate Dean/Head of School

Innovation is one way to make the world a better place and even the smallest of innovations is significant enough to improve the life in many ways. Our business is to train the innovators and we invite you to the exciting World of the real Science, Engineering and Technology.


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Most of the practicing Civil Engineering Contractors are graduates of The Kenya Polytechnic University College. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has for a long time served the East and Southern Africa region with students from as far as Botswana, Malawi, just to mention a few.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers courses well structured to meet the ever-changing demands of the civil engineering and construction industry. We also offer specialized courses at Certificate and Diploma levels on request from Government Departments, Local Authorities and the industry. Some of the popular certificate courses include Certificate in Fire Engineering, Civil Engineering and AutoCAD.

We keep abreast with volatile technological advancement in the industry.

We integrate knowledge and expertise from other engineering sciences.

Modern equipment in all our workshops.

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NGINEERING and Technology has evolved with mankind’s zeal to acquire and apply knowledge to improve people’s lives. At the School of Engineering Science and Technology, we sharpen your mind to innovatively improve existing processes and systems as a means to finding suitable solutions to problems. The school derives its strength in the diversity of programmes, faculty members and students. The school pools expertise in one roof on which students learn multidisciplinary approach to advanced problem solving skills. These and other factors have made the school a centre of innovation. Innovation is one way to make the world a better place and even the smallest of innovations is significant enough to improve the life in many ways. Our business is to train the innovators and we invite you to the exciting World of the real Science, Engineering and Technology. The School has consistently produced innovative and adaptive Engineering Technology graduates at all levels with appropriate technological skills usable to turn concepts into useful products in

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The School boasts state-of-the-art equipment for teaching engineering and technology in the region, thereby “Translating concepts into reality.

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real time. This, we achieve by providing quality training compatible with the emerging technological trends in Engineering Science and Technology to spur sustainable industrialization of the Nation – Now and Tomorrow! The School boasts some of the most advanced and state-of-the-art equipment for teaching engineering and technology in the region, thereby “Translating concepts into reality”.

1. Department of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering The department imparts knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for the design, development, manufacture, maintenance, servicing and safety of aeronautical engineering space model. We build up from the engineering sciences, materials sciences, mathematical concepts, general engineering principles and arts, the fundamental areas of study emphasizes on; engineering design, aeronautical construction, aeronautical technology management and airworthiness.

2. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering The department offers courses well structured to meet the everchanging demands of the civil engineering and construction industry. We also offer specialized courses at Certificate and Diploma levels on request from Government Departments, Local Authorities and the industry. Some of the popular certificate courses include Certificate in Fire Engineering, Civil Engineering and AutoCAD. All our courses impart practical skills to enable our graduates to enter the job market as employees or self employed people. It is a credit to this department that most of the practicing Civil Engineering Contractors are our graduates. The Department has for a long time served the East and Southern Africa region with students from as far as Botswana, Malawi, just to mention a few. Besides, a fully equipped computer laboratory has been operational in the Department, thanks to the Belgian Government. Lecturers and Students have greatly benefited from this project. COURSES OFFERED

COURSES OFFERED • Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering – Options: • Airframes and Engines • Avionics • Diploma in Technology in Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering – Options: • Airframes and Engines • Avionics • Certificate in Technology – Options: • Airframes and Engines • Avionics • Helicopters Maintenance

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Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering Diploma in Civil Engineering Diploma in Technology in Civil Engineering Diploma in Water Engineering Certificate in AutoCAD Certificate in Civil Engineering Certificate in Fire Engineering

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3. Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Computer Engineering) Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications) Bachelor of Engineering (Power Systems) Bachelor of Engineering (Instrumentation and Control) Bachelor of Technology (Electronics and Computer Engineering) Bachelor of Technology (Telecommunications) Bachelor of Technology (Power Systems) Bachelor of Technology (Instrumentation and Control) Diploma in Technology (Electronics and Computer Engineering) Diploma in Technology (Telecommunications) Diploma in Technology (Power Systems) Diploma in Technology (Instrumentation and Control)

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Bachelor of Technology (Electronics and Computer Engineering) Bachelor of Technology (Telecommunications) Bachelor of Technology (Power Systems) Bachelor of Technology (Instrumentation and Control) Bachelor of Philosophy in Technology (Electronics and Computer Engineering) Bachelor of Philosophy in Technology (Telecommunications) Bachelor of Philosophy in Technology (Power Systems) Bachelor of Philosophy in Technology (Instrumentation and Control) Certificate in Electrical Installation Technician Certificate in Electronics Technician Electrical Installation Electrician Craft Certificate in Applied Electronics Certificate in Computer Servicing and Maintenance (CSM) Technician Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Diploma in Telecommunication Systems Technician Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Certificate in Basic Servicing and Maintenance of Electrical and Electronics Equipment (BSM)

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4. Department of Geospatial Science and Engineering The department provides technical training for fostering qualified personnel in the field of Geo-Spatial Science and Geographical Information Systems. It also offers consultation services in GIS and tailor made courses in GIS as per the specification provided from the Industry. Courses offered Full time • • • • •

Bachelor of Engineering (Geospatial Engineering) Bachelors of Technology (Survey Technology) Bachelors of Technology (Geo-information Technology) Diploma in Technology (Survey Technology) Diploma in Technology (Geo-information Technology)

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5. Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

• Bachelor of Philosophy (Survey Technology) • Bachelor of Philosophy (Geo-information Technology) • Bachelor of Technology (Survey Technology) • Bachelors of Technology (Geo-information Technology) • Certificate in Land Surveying and Cartography • Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Career Prospects: At present there is acute shortage of skilled human resources in this industry. In the near future, there would be tremendous scope for employment in this field with accelerated growth and development prospects.

The Department offers courses that integrate mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronic engineering and software engineering. The courses lead to careers in design, manufacture, machinery control, maintenance and automation in present day industry.

Students after graduating in geo informatics can find opportunities the field of remote sensing and geo informatics which has found its application use in the land use, agriculture, forest, environment, geology, water resources and disaster management One can even venture into the field of development of in-car navigation systems, automatic vehicle location systems, transportation planning and engineering, environmental modeling and analysis, urban planning, telecommunications, agriculture and public health. Popular organizations dealing with GIS data include the NGO’s dealing with statistics of any nature, Public sectors dealing with various types of recourses; e.g. Ministry of Lands, Ministry of Planning, Ministry of Water, Ministry Health, Ministry of Natural Recourses, KPLC, KenGen, Banks, etc.

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Mechanical engineering involves design, manufacturing, operating and maintenance of various systems. It is an engineering discipline that developed from the application of principles of physics, materials science, chemistry and mathematics. The core concepts of mechanical engineering are mechanics, materials and energy. Other knowledge in the field of mechanical engineering and these core principles are used to design and produce industrial machinery, equipment, manufacturing plants, heating and cooling systems, motor vehicles, aircraft, watercraft, medical devices, oil/gas pipelines and other structures. Courses offered • Diploma in Technology in Mechanical Engineering – options: • Manufacturing Engineering • Industrial Plant Engineering • Automotive and Autotronic Engineering • Air-Conditioning and Energy Engineering • Structural Fabrication and Materials Engineering • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering • Diploma in Technology in Mechatronic Engineering

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

• Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Option • Industrial Plant and Energy Engineering Option • Automotive and Autotronic Engineering Option • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Option • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Option • Industrial Plant and Energy Engineering Option • Automotive and Autotronic Engineering Option • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Option • Bachelor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering Technology • Certificate in: • Motor Vehicle Mechanic I • Motor Vehicle Mechanic II • Auto-Electrician Stage I • Auto-Electrician Stage II • Certificate in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning • Mechanical Engineering Technician Part I (Plant) • Mechanical Engineering Technician Part II (Plant) • Certificate in Fabrication & Welding (4 Terms)

Minimum Qualifications:

BACHELOR OF PHILOSOPHY Credit Pass in a relevant Higher Diploma or Pass in a relevant Higher Diploma with two years working experience BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY (POST-DIPLOMA) Credit Pass in a relevant Diploma or Pass in a relevant Diploma with two years working experience BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus), including C+ (Plus) in relevant subjects DIPLOMAS KCSE Mean Grade C– (Minus), including C– (Minus) in relevant subjects or A Certificate in a related course CERTIFICATES KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus) or A portfolio of previous work for those taking specialised courses

Intake: Duration:

April, September and January B.Phil and B.Tech: 4 semesters (2 academic years) Diplomas: Range between 6 semesters and 8 semesters Certificates: 2 semesters (1 academic year)

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D E PA R T M E N T S O F T H E S C H O O L 1. Department of Computer Science and Technology 2. Department of Information Systems and Technology 3. Department of Computer Systems and Communication 4. Department of Scientific Computing & Modelling 5. Department of Computer Graphics and Multimedia

PROF. Patrick J. Ogao Associate Dean/Head of School

C. SCHOOL OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES Computing and Information Technology has transformed society into a virtual world. We have used this to offer education and training for the real world...


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The feedback from the industry reflects a need to maintain these linkages and continuously respond to the needs of the market in a manner that ensures priority areas such as IT are not overlooked.

Produce graduates with right skills and attitudes for the market.

Use of latest software to train our students to meet the market demands.

Student-computer ratio is 1:1.

Hands-on training for computer professionals.

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HE School of Information and Communication Technologies is one of Kenya’s premier institutions for Computer Science Education and Research. Over the years, the school has consistently churned out high calibre technicians and technologists to both private and public sectors of Kenya’s economy. The school prides itself in programs that prepare students to be industry leaders who can apply information and communication technology across a wide variety of fields. The School recognizes the role that technology plays in the socio-economic development of the country, and has thus established not only a national vision, but a global one as well. This is being realized through the linkages with current as well as former students, and the larger technology market. In a rapidly changing sector such as ICT, maintaining a good relationship with our stake holders has ensured we are able to meet diverse needs at corporate and individual levels. Our graduates have been absorbed in sectors such as manufacturing and production, training, research and service industries. The feedback from the industry reflects a need to maintain these linkages and continuously respond to the needs of the market in a manner that ensures priority areas such as information and communication

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technologies are not overlooked. As a result, courses are deliberately designed to provide an opportunity for trainees to develop a career in Computer Hardware and Software technologies. The Industry has deliberately been involved in the development of the curriculum relevant and acceptable to Industry. The School is responsible for teaching, training, carrying out research in software and hardware technologies, data communications and computer graphics. The school is equally responsible for the development of curricula for all the computer related courses in the university college with emphasis on practical hands on based training.

1. Department of Computer Graphics and Multimedia The department will be involved in the teaching and training of undergraduate students in the areas of design, development and application of software to use graphics, sound, animation, interactivity elements to create dynamic visual presentations. Career Prospects: Graduates from this course can specialize in Computer Animation or Computer Game Design. Specialists in Computer Animation end up being employed in cartoon animation industry, media industry, product promotion and marketing, film industry, game animation etc. Specialists in Computer Game Design end up as game designers, sound, user interface, game tools programmer, scriptures etc.

2. Department of Computer Science and Technology The department will be involved in the teaching and training of undergraduate students in the areas of design, research and development of digital electronic systems, computer architecture, and control programs in the electronic data processing applications. Career Prospects: our computer technology graduates are expected to find opportunities in fields of software development , engineering and maintenance, computer hardware engineering, repair and maintenance, Network engineering, design and maintenance, technical support, Data clerks, computer librarians, Training in technical institute which are available in software industries, financial institutions for instance banks, SACCO, microfinance institutions, Insurance sectors, telecommunication firms, education sectors, government ministries and parastatals, health and hospital sectors, manufacturing industries systems, airways systems, entertainments industries systems transport industry systems, NGOs, media broadcasting houses, Publications sectors, Computer assembly industries, business retail systems.

Courses offered • • • • • • • •

Bachelor of Technology in Computer Technology Diploma Technology in Computer Technology Diploma Technology in Computer Engineering Advanced Certificate in Computer Technology Advanced Certificate in Computer Hardware & Network Support Advanced Certificate in Software Development Certificate in Computer Engineering Certificate in Computer Technology

3. Department of Computer Systems and Communication The department will be involved in the teaching and training of undergraduate students in the area of computer architecture, the computer networks and telecommunication systems for data and information transmission. Career Prospects: Students who have graduated in computer systems and communication are expected to find opportunities in system administration, web designing, network designing and telecommunication industry.

Courses offered • Diploma in Communication & Computer Networks • Certificate in System Technical Support

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3. Department of Information Systems and Technology The department will be involved in the teaching and training of undergraduate students in the areas of applications and management systems that would be used in data processing, data capture and data storage and transmission of instrumentation for the business applications.

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The business applications entail systems that are aimed at enhancing the operation and management of the organization. The goal of the program is to prepare students with broad, integrated IT knowledge including communications, computer networking, computer-based systems, database management, software development and website development. Students learn how to evaluate current and emerging technologies; identify user needs; design userfriendly interfaces; apply, configure and manage technologies; and assess the impact of technologies on individuals, organizations and society. Career Prospects: Graduates of Information Technology program are qualified IT professionals who are prepared for careers in a wide-range of IT-related areas, like: Computer networking, Network and systems administration, Website development and management, IS manager, Database administration, Software development, IS auditors, Project management and System analyst/Programmer

Minimum Qualifications:

BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY (POST-DIPLOMA) Credit Pass in a relevant Diploma or Pass in a relevant Diploma with two years working experience BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus), including C+ (Plus) in relevant subjects

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DIPLOMAS

Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology Diploma in Information Technology Diploma in Information System Advanced Certificate in Information Technology Certificate in Information Technology

KCSE Mean Grade C– (Minus), including C– (Minus) in relevant subjects or A Certificate in a related course CERTIFICATES KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus) Intake: Duration:

Career Prospects: Graduates of Scientific Computing and Modelling program are qualified IT professionals who are prepared for careers in Development and testing of programs to be used in: Engineering Testing, Engineering Material Testing, Robotics, Manufacturing and Simulation of Engineering Systems.

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B.Tech (K.C.S.E): (4 academic years) B.Tech (Post Diploma): (2 academic years) (4 Semesters)

4. Department of Scientific Computing & Modelling The department will be involved in the teaching and training of undergraduate students in the areas of design and application of embedded systems and numerical control software for natural, scientific and industrial systems.

January, May and September

Diplomas: Range between 6 semesters and 8 semesters Certificates: 2 semesters (1 academic year) Mode of Study:

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JUST WHY IS THE KENYA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY COLLEGE YOUR FIRST CHOICE IN TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING?

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Strong networks and Partnerships: KPUC was a recipient of the “Rotation Collection 200,” a collection of books on various topics, a product of the partnership between KPUC and the United States Embassy in Nairobi. to improve teaching, learning, research and development by both students and staff.

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FACULTY OF LIBERAL AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES Faculty of the Liberal and Professional Studies comprises four Schools with a practical approach to training. The Faculty has managed to develop cutting edge study areas that allow for student fulfilment in their career aspirations in a competitive market that demands the ultimate in human resource.

The Faculty recognizes the need for holistic training and includes a humanistic aspect of professional training through multi disciplinary approaches that has endeared our graduates to the industry thus realizing our motto of “Education and training for the real world”.

Our graduates continue to be trained to be hands-on in whatever they do thus standing out among their professional peers in the country, region and international markets.

School of Business and Management Studies: accounting and finance • business administration • economics and development studies • law and legal studies • management science and technology • secretarial and office administration

PROF. CALEB C. OKUMU, EBS

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PROF. CALEB C. OKUMU, EBS

• Executive Dean

School of Creative Arts and Technologies: design and creative media • fashion and textiles • journalism and mass communication • music and performing arts • printing and media technology

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management: event and convention management • hotel and restaurant management • institutional catering and accommodation • tourism and travel management

School of Social and Technology Studies: language and communication studies • library and information studies • science and technology studies • social and intercultural studies


D E PA R T M E N T S O F T H E S C H O O L 1. Department of Accounting and Finance 2. Department of Business Administration 3. Department of Economics and Development Studies 4. Department of Law and Legal Studies 5. Department of Management Science and Technology 6. Department of Secretarial and Office Administration

PROF. Atieno Ndede-Amadi

A. SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES

Associate Dean/Head of School

Professionalism at all levels of management of human, capital and material resources is key to the success of the national economy. This is the virtue we train our students to uphold at all times.


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A diverse range of generic, specialist, and multidisciplinary programme choices

School of Business and Management Studies at KPUC is committed to training students with unmatched ability to manage financial and other resources for the nation’s economic development and towards realization of Vision 2030

Creative and innovative education and training for business

Tailor-made professional programmes

Consultancy training in all management issues

Robust industry-based learning programme

Easy job placement in industry

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HE School of Business and Management Studies imparts creative and innovative training in business and management that develops knowledge, skills, competence, and attitudes that enable students to achieve competitive edge in the national, regional and global markets. The staff and students are committed to living up to the highest ideals of citizenship and to seeking to be trustworthy, respectful, honest and socially responsible members of society. The School is one of the largest schools in the University College with a combined student population of more than 2,000 in both the full and part-time programmes. The School has 43 full-time and 23 parttime teaching staff, and seven non-teaching staff. We have a well trained and qualified staff consisting of one Professor, one Senior Lecturer, 32 Masters Degree holders 16 of who are currently pursuing their PhD degrees in business and management studies in various local and international universities. In addition to supporting the five departments in the School, the lecturers also service other Schools in the University College in their business, management, and law course offerings.

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We have a well trained and qualified staff consisting of one Professor, one Senior Lecturer, 32 Masters Degree holders, 16 of who are currently pursuing their PhD degrees in business and management studies

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The School offers business, management, and related courses in both full and part-time programmes with part-time classes running from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm on weekdays and from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm on Saturdays. Most of our courses run on semester basis although there are a few that still run on term basis. We offer courses at Degree, Diploma, Advanced Certificate, Certificate and Single Subject levels. Single subjects are offered mainly as upgrading subjects for English, Mathematics or business subjects to enable a student qualify for enrolling in a main course in Business Management. Our courses are examined by various professional bodies. For example, the Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB) examines many of our Accountancy courses; the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) examines many of our Business courses, while the Association of Business Executives (ABE) examines some of our Business courses. The large majority of our courses are, however, examined by the University College itself. Information and communication technology (ICT) is integrated into all our course offerings. The School also offers Management and Computer related seminars during the holidays when the facilities are idle.

1. Department of Accounting and Finance The Department of Accounting and Finance educates and equips students with accounting and finance skills. The programmes are tailormade to provide both academic and professional qualifications. Courses Offered • • • •

Bachelor of Accountancy Diploma in Accountancy Certified Public Accountant (CPA) ATC Intermediate & Final

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2. Department of Business Administration Department of Business Administration offers Business Management courses and seminars for both public and private sectors. It has a wide variety of programmes to choose from, on both full-time and part-time basis. The programmes are market driven, to satisfy industry needs. Courses Offered • Bachelor of Commerce in: • Accounting • Business Information Technology • Business Management • Entrepreneurship Human Resource Management • Finance • Insurance Management • Logistics and Supply Chain Management • Operations Management • Sales and Marketing • Bachelor of Philosophy in Business Management – Options: • Human Resource • Entrepreneurship • Business Administration • Sales and Marketing • Bachelor of Philosophy in Office Administration (B. Phil. Off. Admin.) • Bachelor of Technology in Office Administration (B. Tech. OA) • Diploma in Business Studies • Business Administration • Sales and Marketing • Human Resource Management • Procurement and Supplies Management

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3. Department of Economics and Development Studies The Department of Economics and Development Studies equips trainees with knowledge and skills of an efficient economics and development officer. Courses Offered • Bachelor of Economics (R) and (P)

4. Department of Law and Legal Studies

• Diploma in Secretarial Studies • Legal Secretarial • Medical Secretarial • Business Secretarial • Foreign Language Secretarial • Diploma in Management • Diploma in Banking • Diploma in Supplies Management • ABE Diploma in Business Management • ABE Advanced Diploma in Business Management • ABE Diploma in Human Resource Management • Advanced Certificate in Supplies Management • Advanced Certificate in Business Administration • Certificate in Supplies Management • Certificate in Business Administration • ABE Certificate in Business Management • ABE Certificate in Human Resource Management • Certificate in Business Studies • Certificate in Procurement and Supplies Management • Certificate in Sales and Marketing • Short Courses • Business Calculations • Commerce • Storekeeping • Business English • Shorthand • Computerized Document Processing (CDP) • Office Procedures • Office Management

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This department recognizes the pressing market needs for paralegal personnel, at both management and support staff levels in all sectors of our economy. To meet this need, the Department offers a Diploma course in Legal Studies to equip candidates with skills for the management of legal issues at the work place. Courses Offered • Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies • Diploma in Legal Studies

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5. Department of Management Science and Technology

Minimum Qualifications:

Credit Pass in a relevant Diploma or Pass in a relevant Diploma with two years working experience

The Department of Management Science and Technology is involved in training high calibre professionals for diverse organizations capable of dealing with the emerging complex, current and future technological challenges. The department is also trains in research and consultancy in operations management and management information systems.

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE/BACHELOR OF ARTS KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus), including C+ (Plus) in relevant subjects DIPLOMAS KCSE Mean Grade C– (Minus), including C– (Minus) in relevant subjects or A Certificate in a related course

Courses Offered • Bachelor of Technology in Business Information Technology • Diploma in Business Information Technology • Certificate in Business Information Technology

BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY (POST-DIPLOMA)

CERTIFICATES KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus) Intake: Duration:

January, May and September B.Tech (K.C.S.E): (4 academic years) B.Tech (Post Diploma): (2 academic years) (4 Semesters) Diplomas: Range between 6 semesters and 8 semesters Certificates: 2 semesters (1 academic year)

Mode of Study:

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All programmes are available for Government sponsored GS and Self-sponsored SS students, and can be taken on full-time or part time basis. Please refer to list of Courses

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D E PA R T M E N T S O F T H E S C H O O L 1. Department of Design and Creative Media Technology 2. Department of Fashion and Textile Technology 3. Department of Journalism and Mass Communication 4. Department of Music and Performing Arts 5. Department of Printing and Media Technology

PROF. ANNE M. MASTAMET

B. SCHOOL OF CREATIVE ARTS AND TECHNOLOGIES

Associate Dean/Head of School

Whenever creativity and technology come together, there can only be one result: PERFECTION. And that’s why whenever you train with us, your satisfaction is JUST as good as your expectations...


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The Kenya Polytechnic University College is proudly the only public institution of higher learning that offers training in printing technology, and as such, attracts applicants from respected organisations across the Eastern African region.

The Diploma in Art and Design at The Kenya Polytechnic University College is the most recognised academic programme for the technical workforce in the publishing and advertising industry in Kenya.

The Kenya Polytechnic University College graduates the country’s highest number of students in the line of print media yearly.

The iMac (pictured) is the most popular Desktop Publishing computer the world over, due to its user-friendly interface and clarity in display. School of Creative Arts and Technologies has invested heavily in this Design tool, and that is why our graduates meet the stipulated standards.

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HE School of Creative Arts and Technologies at The Kenya Polytechnic University College trains in Design and Creative Media, Fashion and Textiles, Journalism and Mass Communication, Music and Performing Arts, and Printing Media and Technologies. These form the visual part of the creative industries.

It remains the leading Specialist School of Creative Arts and Technologies in Kenya. The courses develop individual creativity, understanding and skills for a wider choice of careers. It combines creativity with high levels of technology and currently, there are more career opportunities in these fields than ever. The School, through the Department of Music and Performing Arts has formed the University College Choir, the University College Band and there are plans to start other performing groups. Graduates of this School are intellectually and technically skilful, hence industry compliant. The courses are developed in response to the needs of the industry, hence provide a strong and versatile foundation by merging design and digital media into exciting courses of study.

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The School, through the Department of Music and Performing Arts has formed the University College Choir, the University College Band.

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1. Department of Design and Creative Media

2. Department of Fashion and Textiles

The department of Design and Creative Media facilitates creation of eye-catching products for print and electronic media. It equips students with knowledge of visualisation, concept development, design techniques, good colour sense and illustration.

The Department of Fashion and Textiles prepares students to develop creative and entrepreneurial skills in designing fashionable products that conform to market trends.

Career prospects: It is expected that those who have studied and graduated in the areas of Design and Creative Media will find exciting opportunities in publishing houses, advertising agencies, public relations companies, broadcasting houses and multimedia production agencies. However, with the growing business opportunities in manufacturing, education, healthcare and agricultural sectors, there has been dire need for creative services in advertising, publishing, packaging and broadcasting. This has in turn driven organisations to recruit creative designers to their workforce, rather than rely exclusively on consultants.

Courses Offered • • • •

Bachelor of Technology (Design) Diploma in Technology (Design) Diploma in Graphic Design and Communication Certificate in Graphic Design

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The Department equips students with specialized knowledge and technical skills in clothing, textile and beauty technology. It also provides training which enables graduates to create and broaden the scope of business and employment. The department partners with other stake holders in the training of students. Career prospects: The fashion and textile industry looks up to our graduates to provide technical skills required in provision of products and services that serve both functional and aesthetic values. At the end of this course, our trainees will be absorbed in textile industries such as: EPZ, Design houses, Boutiques, Garment manufacturers, Theatres and studios. They can also choose to venture into Consultancy, Self-employment, or seek careers in technical training.

Courses Offered • • • •

Diploma in Clothing Technology Diploma in Fashion Design and Garment Making Certificate in Fashion Design and Garment Making Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

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4. Department of Music and Performing Arts The department offers practical and hands on courses in music, theatre and film studies. In addition we integrate performance and the arts industries with an interdisciplinary approach in a unique and innovative way that reflects the diversity, excitement and challenges of the new millennium. All these approaches aim to take music and performance practice beyond their conventional boundaries. The emphasis is to bring together the disciplines of music, dance, drama, theatre and film studies with the arts and digital technologies in the audio-visual areas required for a holistic, technical and vocational education. We draw on the rich African heritage in the arts while exposing students to the excitement and innovations of Western cultures. Students’ cultural identity and personal viewpoints will act as the foundations for their expressive explorations.

3. Department of Journalism and Mass Communication The department offers competent training in the discipline of Journalism. In this discipline, the talents in journalistic writing, photography and photojournalism are nurtured. Students’ capacity in Linguistic skills, creative self-expression, reasoned criticism, research techniques are built. Students are also taught television and radio production. Career prospects: Our graduates will proceed to become writers, reporters or editors in newsrooms – print or electronic – and owing to the practical skills acquired, they will be able to handle journalistic equipment and processes with a lot of aptitude. They also have the choice to work as communications and public relations experts, and will work as the link between the organisation they work for and other stakeholders.

Courses Offered

Career prospects: It is expected that those who have studied and graduated in the areas of Design and Creative Media will find exciting opportunities in publishing houses, advertising agencies, public relations companies, broadcasting houses and multimedia production agencies. However, with the growing business opportunities in manufacturing, education, healthcare and agricultural sectors, there has been dire need for creative services in advertising, publishing, packaging and broadcasting. This has in turn driven organisations to recruit creative designers to their workforce, rather than rely exclusively on consultants.

Courses Offered

• Bachelor of Technology in Journalism and Mass Communication • Diploma in Technology (Journalism and Public Relations) • Certificate in Photography and Audio Visual

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Theatre design is concerned with designing for the theatre and the broader spectrum of opportunities found within performance media. These programmes will explore space, the figure and visual direction as a means of creating statements for a wide range of performances context including text, dance sound, music in event. They offer a wide variety of training, incorporating traditional theatre design practice through the application of new technologies as part of the visual and auditory communication networks.

• Diploma in Music • Certificate in Music

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5. Department of Printing and Media Technology The department provides a comprehensive practical grounding in all aspects of prepress, press preparations, print and post printing processes. The course also looks closely at digital media production and prepares students for the diverse and technically advanced Print industry. The course is designed to enable art and design graduates and creative practitioners to develop knowledge and skills to use Computer Aided Design (CAD) software and digital imaging and colour manipulation techniques in the development of design ideas.

Minimum Qualifications:

Credit Pass in a relevant Higher Diploma or Pass in a relevant Higher Diploma with two years working experience BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY (POST-DIPLOMA) Credit Pass in a relevant Diploma or Pass in a relevant Diploma with two years working experience BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus), including C+ (Plus) in relevant subjects DIPLOMAS

Career prospects: At the end of the course, the trainee should be able to work effectively and efficiently in a printing press, publishing house or in packaging industry. This is thanks to the technical and conceptual skills acquired in print technologies at The Kenya Polytechnic University College. The trainee should take advantage of the pride that we take across the eastern African region and beyond as the most respected trainers in print media technologies.

Courses Offered • • • • • • • •

Bachelor of Philosophy (Printing) Higher Diploma in Printing Technology Diploma in Printing Technology Diploma in Printing and Packaging Certificate in Print Origination Certificate in Machine Printing Certificate in Print Finishing Book Repair Maintenance

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KCSE Mean Grade C– (Minus), including C– (Minus) in relevant subjects or A Certificate in a related course CERTIFICATES KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus) or A portfolio of previous work for those taking specialised courses like Graphic Design and Fashion Design Intake: Duration:

January, May and September B.Tech (K.C.S.E): (4 academic years) B.Phil and B.Tech (Post Diploma): – (4 Semesters) Diplomas: Between 6 semesters and 8 semesters Certificates: 2 semesters (1 academic year)

Mode of Study:

All programmes are available for Government sponsored GS and Self-sponsored SS students, and can be taken on full-time or part time basis. Please refer to list of Courses

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Hands-on Approach: At The Kenya Polytechnic University College, we have a practical approach to learning. This is the reason why we produce top quality graduates that readily meet industry needs.

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D E PA R T M E N T S O F T H E S C H O O L 1. Department of Catering and Institutional Management 2. Department of Event and Convention Management 3. Department of Hotel and Restaurant Management 4. Department of Tourism and Travel Management

PROF. Richard O. B. Makopondo, PhD, MIH Associate Dean/Head of School

C. SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT We want to be a world-class technological, innovative, practical and application-oriented school of hospitality, leisure services and tourism management in the region and Africa as a whole. Guided by the core values of excellence in education, training as well as respect, responsiveness and compassion towards students and staff, we have continued to surpass our peers in as far as placement of students is concerned. We want to be your school of choice. Karibu!


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The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management develops high quality, technological, innovative, application oriented and entrepreneurial graduates for the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries.

The Diploma in Catering and Institutional Management graduates are the preferred choice for schools and universities in the management of hostels, residential institutions and hospital catering services.

Event and Convention Management has been practiced here over many years and long before the training programmes were developed.

Galileo –Travel port Kenya has made this school the training centre of choice for the Galileo Air Ticketing training program.

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management continues to successfully run training services for staff in KPUC at the Red Bull Training Restaurant, Senior Staff Common Room, Main Canteen, Ladies and Men’s Hostels.

Faculty at the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management engage in basic and applied research intended to generate knowledge and address problems facing the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries

The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management collaborates with communities to deliver effective extension, outreach and consulting programs to enhance the quality, productivity and contribution of small and medium sized hospitality, leisure services and tourism enterprises

HE School of Hospitality and Tourism Management produces highly competent, technological, and application-oriented practitioners and managers for the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries. Graduates of the Diploma and Bachelor of Technology join the industry as Supervisors, Tour and Travel Guides, Cruise and Airline Crew, Event Planners, Chefs, Hotel and Restaurant Managers, Catering managers, Executive Housekeepers, Laundry Operators, Tourism Advisors, Consultants and /Strategists while certificate holders are competent operations personnel.

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The School is engaging our communities through extension, outreach and research programs. We are currently involved with community-based hospitality and tourism planning and development at county-levels.

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1. Department of Event and Convention Management In this department, students acquire skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in the management, planning and marketing of corporate events, conventions and meetings; festivals and social events. Courses Offered • Bachelor of Technology in Event and Convention Management • Diploma in Event Management • Certificate in Event Planning Career Prospects: B Tech Event and Convention Management – Management of National and International Events, Meetings Conferences and Conventions, Social, Business and Corporate Functions Diploma in Event and Convention Management – Middle Management levels in Business events, conferences and conventions

3. Department of Hotel and Restaurant Management 2. Department of Catering and Institutional Management The Department offers education and training in Institutional Catering, Housekeeping, Laundry and Accommodation operations and management. Our degree, diploma and certificate programmes equip students with skills and knowledge that will allow for practice as supervisors and managers in the industry. These are highly interactive and practical courses and students are exposed to on campus basic practical training and in-service practical classes. They are also exposed to the industry for a four month mandatory practical attachment. COURSES OFFERED • • • • •

Bachelor of Technology in Catering and Institutional Management Diploma in Technology in Catering and Institutional Management Diploma in Technology (Housekeeping and Front Office Management) Certificate in Housekeeping and Laundry Operations Certificate in Catering and Housekeeping Operations

Career Prospects: B. Tech Catering and Institutional Management – Management of Hotels, Hospitals, Hostels, Uniformed Services Mess, Residential Institutions, Cleaning Companies, Laundry and Dry Cleaning firms. Diploma in Catering and Institutional Management – Middle Management levels Hotels, Restaurants, Hostels, Hospitals, Colleges, and Residential Institutions Diploma in Housekeeping and Front Office Management – Middle Management levels in Hotels, Residential Institutions and Laundries Certificate Catering and Housekeeping Operations – Operational levels in Hotels, Restaurants Residential Institutions and Hospitals

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The Hotel and Restaurant Management programmes prepare students for careers in the hospitality industry. The Major emphasis at both Diploma and Bachelor of Technology is on practical applications, supervision and management. Students undertake a mandatory four Month Industrial attachment practicum in four and five star hotels. COURSES OFFERED • Bachelor of Technology in Hotel and Restaurant Management • Diploma in Technology in Hotel and Restaurant Management • Certificate in Food and Beverage Production and Service Career Prospects: B. Tech Hotel and Restaurant Management – Management of Hotels, Resorts, Lodges, Entertainment Clubs, County Clubs, Restaurants, Hospitals, Cruise Ships, Airline Services, Education and Research Institutions Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management – Middle Management levels in Hotels, Restaurants, Residential Certificate in Food &Beverage Production & Service – Operational levels in Hotels, Restaurants, Hospitals and Residential Institutions

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4. Department of Tourism and Travel Management The department offers education and training in tourism and equips the students with the skills that will normally allow for eventual practice as tourism business owners, air and sea travel services, tour operators, travel agents, tourism marketing managers, tourism destination managers, tourism product development among other managerial jobs.

Minimum Qualifications:

BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY (POST-DIPLOMA) Credit Pass in a relevant Diploma or Pass in a relevant Diploma with two years working experience BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus), including C+ (Plus) in relevant subjects DIPLOMAS KCSE Mean Grade C– (Minus), including C– (Minus) in relevant subjects or A Certificate in a related course

COURSES OFFERED • • • •

Bachelor of Technology in Tourism and Travel Management Diploma in Tourism and Travel Management Certificate in Travel and Tours Operations Certificate in Tour Guiding

Career Prospects: B. Tech Tourism and Travel Management – Management level in Tourism Industry, Tour Companies, Air, Sea, Destination Marketing Organizations, Tour Offices, Rail and Road Travel Sectors Diploma in Tourism and Travel Management – Middle Management levels in Tourism, Tours and Travel sectors Diploma in Tourism and Travel Management – Middle Management levels in Tourism and Travel sector, Travel and Transport Industry

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CERTIFICATES KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus) Intake: Duration:

January, May and September B.Tech (K.C.S.E): (4 academic years) B.Phil and B.Tech (Post Diploma): – (4 Semesters) Diplomas: Between 6 semesters and 8 semesters Certificates: 2 semesters (1 academic year)

Mode of Study:

All programmes are available for Government sponsored GS and Self-sponsored SS students, and can be taken on full-time or part time basis. Please refer to list of Courses

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D E PA R T M E N T S O F T H E S C H O O L 1. Department of Languages and Communication 2. Department of Library and Information Science 3. Department of Psychology and Counselling 4. Department of Science and Technology Studies 5. Department of Social and Intercultural Studies

PROF. Henry Kemoni

D. SCHOOL OF SOCIAL AND TECHNOLOGY STUDIES

Associate Dean/Head of School

The unique mix of socio-cultural studies and information science enhances a seamless flow of information, hence, making the world a better place to live in. We’ve got a variety of courses that will mould you into a flawless communicator.


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It offers a wide range of interdisciplinary courses in the following disciplines:- Library and Information Studies, Records and Archives Management, Psychology and Counselling, International Relations and Diplomacy, Social Work and Community Development, Disaster Management

Two degree programmes are offered namely:- Bachelor of Technology in Information Studies and Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy. The other programmes are offered at Certificate and Diploma level.

It is centrally located in Block C covering 3 floors of the Kenya Polytechnic University College and is within easy reach.

It has experienced teaching staff and recently recruited three doctoral holders, two of whom are of Associate Professor rank.

It houses the Directorate of Common Undergraduate University courses teaching the following units: Communication Skills, Society and Culture, Critical and Creative Thinking.

The current student population is approximately 1,173 out of which 1,065 (91%) are pursuing diploma programmes while 108 (9%) are enrolled in degree programmes.

539 (46%) out of 1,173 students are male while 634 (54%) are female

The school unveils the role of society in the growth and development of human social behaviour.

School of Social and Technology Studies examines the interface between science, technology and society.

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HE School of Social and Technology Studies, under Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies was established in December 2008 during the restructuring of The Kenya Polytechnic University College. It offers courses at Certificate, Diploma and Degree programmes.

Courses offered in the School blend theory with practice and teaching methods consist of lectures, seminars, practical, demonstrations, written assignments, project work, field visits and tours, problem solving and synthesis and industrial attachment. Graduates are well grounded in the theory, practice and methodology of the disciplines offered. The School endeavours to provide education and training in line with the Vision and Mission of KPUC and Kenya’s National Development Agenda. The training programmes are also geared to meet the aspirations of Kenya Vision 2030. Our students undertake industrial attachment to enable them blend theory with practice, develop positive attitudes and have practical skills. We integrate ICT in the teaching of our courses and programmes in line with Kenya’s Vision 2030 which seeks to promote knowledge in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI).

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The School of Social and Technology Studies has worked out course units that it uses to serve other academic units, in conjunction with the Directorate of Common University Undergraduate Courses

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1. Department of Languages and Communication Studies The primary focus for this department is the implications and applications of linguistic ideas in real life situations. The department introduces key concepts to the understanding of the relationship between language and society, the use of language in domains of public, private and professional discourse. This department offers Communication Skills as a common unit. Foreign languages like French and German are offered in the department. Career Prospects: It is expected that the graduates who are offered courses in Communication Skills and Foreign Languages can find employment in print and electronic media, advertising firms, publishing houses, public relation organizations, translation and interpretation, United Nations Agencies.

2. Department of Library and Information Science The department provides education and training through an interdisciplinary approach by integrating computer science, information technology, knowledge management, library and information studies, records management, publishing and book trade, information system and user studies. The programmes emphasize on problem solving, application, synthesis of knowledge, change management and innovation. Trainees are able to respond to the challenges of information and knowledge provision and management and contribute to improving professional ethics and standards Courses offered • Bachelor of Technology in Information Studies • Diploma in Technology in Library and Information Science

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• Diploma In Technology in Archives and Records Management • Certificate in Library Studies • Certificate in Archives and Records Management Career Prospects: In a knowledge-based economy, the career perspectives for Information Sciences graduates are plenty. Graduates of information science will find opportunities in a wide range of industries and public institutions. They take on positions as consultants, analysts, designers, project coordinators, ICT programme managers and researchers, Information brokers, knowledge managers, inforpreneurs, librarians and records managers in academic institutions, NGO’s, International organizations and UN agencies.

3. Department of Psychology and Counselling The Department trains ethical professional’s counsellors in areas of psychology, counselling skills and techniques. The Students graduate endowed with strong practicum skills, academic research skills, counselling skills and high professionalism. COURSES OFFERED • Diploma in Counselling Psychology • Certificate in Counselling Psychology

Short Courses • • • • • •

HIV/ AIDS Counselling (Holiday) Drug and Substance abuse (Holiday) Stress Management Pre-marital Counselling Loss and Grief Counselling Basic Counselling Skills

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Career Prospects: Trainees are expected to find employment in orphan homes and rehabilitation centres, Health institutions and NGO’s, Prisons, teaching institutions, nursing homes, police department, social and community health departments, human resource departments, industrial/organisational.

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4. Department of Science and Technology Studies The department offers inter-disciplinary courses that provide a sound theoretical foundation, and equips students with conceptual and analytical skills in disaster management, science and technology policy, planning and management. COURSES OFFERED • Diploma in Technology in Disaster Management • Certificate In Disaster Management Career Prospects: It is expected that those who have undertaken courses in the department will find opportunities in local authorities, central government, armed forces, Ministry of Health, NGO’s such as Red Cross, AAR and those NGO’s based in disaster zones and commercial hazard mitigation organizations.

Minimum Qualifications:

KCSE Mean Grade C Plus, C- in Mathematics B, English/ KACE with 2 principles or Diploma in relevant area

5. Department of Social and Intercultural Studies The department equips students with relevant skills and attitudes to promote social change, resolve human relationship conflicts, empower and capacity build communities to enhance co-existence and well being. The department works closely with NGOs involved in community development affairs thus providing the students firm grounding in social justice and governance of Community Based Organizations. Social Responsibility is enhanced through participation in Community Service and global campaigns and/or forums on various.

BACHELOR OF ARTS KCSE Mean Grade C Plus, C- in Maths B, English/KACE with 2 principles DIPLOMAS KCSE Mean Grade C MINUS, Certificate in relevant area CERTIFICATES KCSE Mean Grade D+ Intake: Duration:

Courses Offered • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy • Diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy • Diploma in Social Work and Community Development Career Prospects: Graduates of International Relations and Diplomacy will find opportunities in International organizations, civil service, security agencies, NGOs, foreign missions and multinationals. They will engage in consultancy on political risks, tourism management, policy and governance issues.

BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY

January, August, September BTECH/B.A (JAB): 8 Semesters (4 academic years) BTECH/B.A (Evening): 5 Semesters (2 academic years) Diplomas: 6 Semesters (2 Academic years) Certificate: 2 Semesters (1 Academic year)

Mode of Study:

All programmes are available for Government sponsored GS and Self-sponsored SS students, and can be taken on full-time or part time basis. Please refer to list of Courses

Social Work and Community Development graduates will be placed in civil service, local and international NGO’s, rehabilitation centres, health care centres, academic institutions, financial institutions, judiciary, charitable children institutions, homes for aged, faith based organizations and SME.

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D E PA R T M E N T S I N C E I T T 1. Business Development Unit/Department 2. Entrepreneurship Development Unit/Department 3. Technology Incubation Unit 4. Technology Transfer Unit/Department

Dorcas Daina Mutemi Director – CEITT

CENTRE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER The future of an invention lies in its ability to earn some revenue. That’s why you should learn some entrepreneurial skills.


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ENTRE for Entrepreneurship Innovation and Technology Transfer – CEITT is a key unit in KPUC, with the mandate of teaching Entrepreneurship Development to all the students of the University College. Entrepreneurship Education is very important to any nation in the world and Kenya has underscored this in the National Development goals and plans. Like many countries, Kenya has the challenge of providing employment, especially for the many youth who graduate each year university with big dreams of earning a living. With the job market shrinking globally, a new strategy is to create jobs by exploring all opportunities available. Creating jobs, or turning job seekers to job creators is not the only objective of teaching Entrepreneurship. Wealth creation, economic and social developments are part of global development goals that each nation tries to achieve. Kenya is laying a lot of emphasis on this through promotion and development of Entrepreneurship Education in all sectors of the economy. CEITT is making an important contribution towards the national strategy on economic growth as outlined in the Vision 2030. Entrepreneurial skills empower our graduates to identify competitive and viable business ideas and opportunities. Armed with creative and innovative ideas, a reasonable number of our graduates have been able to start and manage very profitable business enterprises. Entrepreneurial skills have also made our graduates very attractive to the job market in all sectors of the economy. Intrapreneurs are as important as entrepreneurship. They bring innovative but viable ideas that drive their employers’ businesses to high heights of profitability and wealth creation. The entrepreneurial skills imparted to students of KPUC are useful to those who want to start and operate their own businesses, while still in school. Many students are running profitable businesses, and others are equipped and prepared for future ventures. In partnership with Ministry of Youth, we have and continue to expose our students to techniques of benefiting from the Youth Enterprise Fund. Business planning skills have enabled quite a number to access the fund through the Microfinance Institutes across the country.

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Creating jobs, or turning job seekers to job creators is not the only objective of teaching Entrepreneurship. Wealth creation, economic and social developments are part of global development goals that each nation tries to achieve.

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1. Business Development Unit/Department

2. Entrepreneurship Development Unit/Department

This unit is concerned with building the capacity of practicing and aspiring entrepreneurs, through training in short courses that range from one day to six months. It is a Business Service Provider whose mandate includes:

Concerned with teaching of Entrepreneurship to both module 1 and module 2 students of KPUC. It’s mandate is to ensure that all the students in the University College are taught Entrepreneurship skills, write a business plan based on a viable business idea. This unit is expected to manage the postgraduate academic programs.

• Networking development among entrepreneurs and other stakeholders • Organizing Entrepreneurship Conferences, workshops and symposiums. • Mentorship programme for young entrepreneurs • Business Counselling and Rehabilitation • Business Consultancy • Business Coaching • Community Outreach in Entrepreneurial Skills

Career Opportunities: Our graduates have a wide range of career opportunities. Entrepreneurship Skills at this level empower graduates to become Business Managers in various sectors of the economy including:

Banking • Microfinance • Marketing • Government Ministries and Departments • NGOs in Community Development Project as Project Managers or Directors • Management Consultant • Entrepreneurs • Mentors • Business Service Providers • Investment Consultant • Business and Management Trainers

Short Courses • Entrepreneurship & Innovation • Start your own business

Seminars and Workshops • Business Start-up • Business Plan Development • Project Management • Managing Business Growth • Fleet Management and Transport Logistics • Defensive Driver Training Programme • Cash flow Management • Debt and Credit Management • Supervisor Training • Workshop Organization and Administration Career Opportunities: Participants in our short courses and seminar gain practical skills and have their business skills capacities built to enable them achieve the following: • • • • • •

Improved business output and profitability Access to funding for their business projects Continual support for business management Induced growth and expansion for their businesses Professional approach to business ownership Informed business decision making

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3. Technology Incubation Unit Small and medium enterprises (SME’s) are considered to be one of the principal driving forces of Kenya’s economy. However, SME’s contribution to Economic Development has not realized their full potential due to enterprise survival, growth and expansion challenges. Business/Technology incubation will address these challenges by offering infrastructure where on site workshop/office and administrative services, and assistance in various areas such as technical support services, access to financing, Counselling, marketing, access to equipment, management assistance etc can be provided to business start-ups in a bid to enhance their rate of success. It is an interactive developing process which aims to encourage people to start their own businesses, and which supports start-up companies engaging in the development of innovative products and services. Incubation ‘hybrid’ model will be adopted to provide incubators “within walls” and “without walls”. Within walls incubators will be housed at the incubator facility and without walls or virtual incubation, will involve incubatees receiving services at their location. Incubation will mainly offer business development services (BDS) on site and also online.

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Services Offered by the Incubator • • • • • • • • • • •

Reception Photocopying, Laminating and Binding Couriers Telephone & Internet Internet Meeting Room Hire Bureau services Virtual officer Service Business Development Services Networking and partnership Innovation Guide

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

4. Technology Transfer Unit/Department This is concerned with identification and development of innovative technology-based idea for the real world. The mandate of this unit is to develop and transfer technology to the end-users for the purpose of industrialization, social and economic development and as well as building individual capacity for technology innovation. The functions of this unit include:

Minimum Qualifications:

Credit Pass in a relevant Diploma or Pass in a relevant Diploma with two years working experience BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus), including C+ (Plus) in relevant subjects

• Innovative idea generation • Technology Development • Intellectual Property Protection through patenting, Trade Marks and Copyrights. • Commercializing of viable innovative ideas • Technology transfer to industry and community

It will also provide technology development, dissemination and technology transfer to incubatees, thus supporting innovations spin offs from research and engineering graduates. Some of the areas being considered as possible projects include: • Renewable Energy e.g. wind and solar energy • Water Catchment and Conservation • Domestic Appro-tech e.g. Energy Saving Jikos, Cereal shellers, Cane Crushers, water pumps etc. • Agri-Technology – farm trollies, motor-driven or animal driven carts • Industrial Technology – plant parts, building and construction materials etc.

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BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY (POST-DIPLOMA)

DIPLOMAS KCSE Mean Grade C– (Minus), including C– (Minus) in relevant subjects or A Certificate in a related course CERTIFICATES KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus) or A portfolio of previous work for those taking specialised courses like Graphic Design and Fashion Design Intake: Duration:

January, May and September B.Tech (K.C.S.E): (4 academic years) B.Phil and B.Tech (Post Diploma): – (4 Semesters) Diplomas: Between 6 semesters and 8 semesters Certificates: 2 semesters (1 academic year)

Mode of Study:

All programmes are available for Government sponsored GS and Self-sponsored SS students, and can be taken on full-time or part time basis. Please refer to list of Courses

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CENTRE FOR COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SERVICES (PolyICT) Derrick H. O. Osiro One of the characteristics of a university of technology is that it embraces Information and Communication Technology in teaching, learning, research, administration and networking. KPUC has taken this seriously.

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OLYICT as a support/service Centre was established in 2004 (with collaboration from the Belgium Government through VVOB) to catapult The Kenya Polytechnic College into the modern technological arena through adoption of ICT.

Since then 2009, the University College has been undergoing transitional phase with activities that are meant to eventually operationalize the institution as a University of Technology.


This has resulted in reviewed vision and mission, and innovative initiatives that shall guarantee development and expansion of opportunities for technical education for learners and staff of the University College. The KPUC, intend to improve the quality of life through utilization of ICT structures and services in teaching and learning and therefore play a part in the fulfillment of Vision 2030 In Order to align itself with the University’s ICT roadmap towards 2015, POLYICT has tentatively identified and began to operationalize four main objectives: • Enhance ICT staff productivity and optimization through: • Strengthening ICT staff (number and expertise) to correspond with ever changing challenges in ICT. • Promoting and implementing Performance contracting mechanisms Or other • Performance monitoring systems and create an enabling environment of equitable reward systems; • Automating the ICT services (fault detection, reporting procedures, Network monitoring etc.) to maximize the available personnel throughput/potentials. • Develop and systematically implement Scalable ICT infrastructures through: • Local Area Network (LAN) Expansion and upgrade • Server room upgrade • Designing and implementing a state of art Data Centre to match the high speed computing needs of the university • Optimizing student/staff: computer ratio • Develop and continually Review Sustainable ICT –Enabled Learning support strategies for KPUC that provides flexible and convenient access to learning contents through:

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Development of e-content delivery modalities that matches individual learning styles Development and improvising innovative ways of integrating ICT in the classroom Provision of fast and reliable Internet facilities to enable KPUC accomplish its mandate Establishment of e-repository for research findings and other internally generated learning resources Establishment of video conferencing facilities that integrate with the e-learning platforms Deployment of wired and wireless infrastructure for that facilitates access to University resources using Cell-phones, Laptops, etc

• Provide ICT Platform that supports Academic, Administrative and Management processes through: • Acquisition or development of scalable management Information System that support a range of new and innovative services including flexible enrolment, self-service options • Installation of a unified communication Infrastructure (through deployment of a modern IP-PABX) • Installation of an internal broadcasting infrastructure utilizing an up-to-date media centre facilities and accessing the services of students and staff in the media fields.

To Implement the above activities, KPUC through POLYICT and other related divisions have initiated several projects which shall go a long way to improve access to resources though ICT infrastructure. These activities include: Upgrading the network by replacing the current network switches with more stable ones to ensure that the network operate smoothly with no or minimum downtime, Completing the Inter campus connectivity by utilizing leased

Since then 2009, the University College has undergone transition with activities meant to eventually propel the institution to a University of Technology.

fibre connection, Acquisition of Projectors for use in the classroom, Acquisition of CADs, Simulators and Specialty Software, subscribing to several online or Electronic journals so that staff and students of KPUC can access the latest knowledge in their area of specialization, increase Internet services from the current 13.68Mb/s (5.84 Mb/s up link and 7.84Mb/s downlink) to about 40 Mbps (19 Uplink and 22 Mbps downlink by June 2011 to accelerate the academic activities in the institution and reviews all Diploma and develop Degree curriculum giving prominence to ICT . POLYICT will endeavour to keep the machines running and the data flowing so that KPUC can train for the real world and thereby contribute to the attainment of vision 2030.

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THE KENYA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LIBRARY SERVICES Sarah W. Kibugi

One of the primary sources of knowledge in a higher learning or research institution is the LIBRARY. This is why we have embarked on an aggressive process of restocking and expanding our library facilities.

University College Librarian

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HE College Library exists to support the scholarly life of the College and to secure the kind of reputation that will strengthen the Kenya Polytechnic University College’s position as the preferred destination for students, lecturers and researchers.


• Periodicals section with newspapers, journals and atlases; • The Africana collection, where the project reports done by students are stocked and also various Government publications. • Technical services – which is involved with the collection development and processing of acquired information materials so that the users are able to access through cataloguing and classification. • To help our clients use the information materials more effectively, the Kenya Polytechnic University College library has a user education programme that embraces an organized and directed system which ensures that library users are familiar with their library, its resources and services. We have also subscribed to online journals, which can be accessed from anywhere within the College. Like all other academic libraries, the Kenya Polytechnic University College Library is faced with the dilemma of keeping up with the new electronic forms of information. The Library is however committed to making the library more productive, innovative, and entrepreneurial to fulfil its role of providing access by students and staff to all the information they need without regard for its location or format. This is realised through the provision of reading materials particularly in accordance with the curriculum of the various disciplines to help the students to grasp knowledge for examinations purposes, besides their general and mental development. The Library provides a wide range of library and information services to support the students and staff of the institution. The Library collection is made up of textbooks, reference sources, periodicals, electronic journals, newspapers and Government publications.

We ensure access to the latest research findings through online subscription of e-journals, books and other relevant publications The books total about 50,000 and comprise of titles relevant to the various fields taught at the Kenya Polytechnic University College. The Library is divided into various sections which include: -

• Circulation desk which is the focal point of the Library because most transactions of the users are handled there; • Information desk which serves the staff members;

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Objectives of the Library 1. Support the curriculum needs of the students and teaching faculty through provision of information materials; 2. To acquire suitable materials for teaching, learning and research activities within the KPUC 3. Development of life skills and lifelong learning through information literacy programmes

Future Plans The Library is currently being expanded upwards by two floors with the intention of setting up new sections such as the Multi-Media Centre, which will include a number of computers to allow the users access the e-journals for research and study. The library is in the process of putting in place Online Public Access Catalogues (OPAC) to facilitate easy retrieval of information. We have established a Collection Development Policy to ensure that we have a collection relevant to the needs of the users. In the month of March the library will weed the unwanted information resources to create space for the pertinent and updated resources. The library has been using the Dewey Decimal Classification scheme (DDC) to classify its information resources but plans are at an advanced stage to convert to Library of Congress Classification Scheme which is more appropriate for University Libraries

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JUST WHY IS THE KENYA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY COLLEGE YOUR FIRST CHOICE IN TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING?

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Improved Infrastructure: Infrastructure is key to academic and professional excellence. This is why the University College has been working on a sound infrastructural development that has given a facelift unmatched. This includes construction of new classroom/studio/ laboratory/office blocks and extension of existing blocks to enhance Education and training for the real world.

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aPPlicaTion ProceDure

APPLICATION COUPON SURNAME (one only)

Please read the application procedure below for further guidance: 1. ADVERTISEMENT IN THE PRESS: We shall advertise Programmes in the local dailies in March (for May intake), in July (for September intake), and in October (for January intake).

OTHER NAMES COURSE APPLIED FOR

2. APPLICATION: Prospective students shall apply for the courses of their choice by completing the application coupon. The coupon is available alongside, in the newspaper that carries the advertisement, at the Admissions Office in the Main Campus, or on our website (http://www. kenyapolytechnic.ac.ke). The completed coupon should be accompanied by copies of ACADEMIC CERTIFICATES, ID CARD and a bank deposit slip of NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE of Kshs 2,000/= and should be addressed to the SENIOR ASSISTANT REGISTRAR – STUDENT RECRUITMENT AND ADMISSIONS.

COURSE CODE

TITLE (Tick Box) Mr.

Mrs.

Ms.

ID NO.

3. SELECTION: The Faculty Academic Board will sit and select the applicants who meet the stipulated entry requirements. The successful applicants will be notified through the addresses they shall have provided (Postal and E-mail). The unsuccessful applicants will not be contacted.

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4. REGISTRATION: The successful applicants will be required to formally register for the programmes for which they have been called, upon receipt of the calling letter. This is upon payment of the statutory fees and the tuition fees. The deadline for registration will be indicated. STATUTORY FEES*: Registration: Ksh 2,000/=; Medical: Ksh 2,000/=; Caution money: Ksh 2,000/=; Computer: Ksh 1,000/=; Library: Ksh 1,000/=; Union: Ksh 500/=; Sports: Ksh 500/=; and Insurance: Ksh 500/=. No cash or cheque payment will be accepted at the University College.

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BIRTH DATE (D/M/Y)

DISTRICT MODULE (tick one)

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EVENING

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FULL POSTAL ADDRESS C/O

All payments be made to Cooperative Bank A/C No. 01129006234900 or Equity Bank A/C No. 0540290597366.

P. O. BOX TOWN TEL. E-MAIL ADDRESS

* Statutory fees may be revised from time to time.

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FeeDBAcK/APPLIcAtIoN coUPon Dear Customer, Please flip back this leaf and find the APPLICATION COUPON. Kindly take some time to provide us with feedback and your thoughts about our university. Your aspirations/career prospects: ............................................................... ....................................................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................... Do you require further career guidance? YES

Our Vision

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If YES, please get in touch with the Office of the Dean of Students or Student Recruitment and Admissions Office.

Our Mission

To be a top rated University of technology To provide quality and innovative technological education and training

How did you learn about us: Newspapers

Our Motto

Education and training for the real world

Radio TV Exhibition Our staff member Friend Other...

Other comments: ......................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................... Please tear off along the perforation and drop it off at the Admissions’ Office, at The Kenya Polytechnic University College Main Campus or mail to us on the address provided at the back cover of this booklet. Alternatively, you can contact us via e-mail on the address and web page provided at the back

Mandate

The mandate of The Kenya Polytechnic University College is to train high and middle level personnel for both public and private sectors.


For more information, please contact: The Principal | The Kenya Polytechnic University College | Haile Selassie Avenue | P. O. Box 52428 – 00200, City Square, Nairobi | Tel. +254 (020) 343672, 2249974, 2251300, 251822, 2250522 | Fax: +254 (020) 2219689 | E-mail: polymis@swiftkenya.com, principal@kenpoly.ac.ke | Website: www.kenyapolytechnic.ac.ke


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