Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning

INTRODUCTION

What can be done to improve the prosperity of our businesses and economy? How can we secure a better future for the poor and future generations? What can we do to conserve biodiversity and our natural heritage?

These are some of the challenging questions that planners seek to answer. If you are interested in an exciting career that is focused on improving the quality of life in our neighbourhoods, communities, and society, then a
Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning is a great choice. 

Urban and Regional Planning is a creative inter-disciplinary process that deals with both the natural and human dimensions of the world around us. It is concerned with the diversity, productivity, and vitality of our economy, communities, and natural systems, with a focus on people and the places where they live, work, and play. 

Planners do design for the future by seeking to improve human prospects in the face of rapid economic, environmental, political, and technological changes. They help to make sense of the changing world and design solutions that are innovative, feasible, just, democratic, and sustainable. Planners reconcile conflicting interests by finding common ground to help people create innovative options, and then implement agreed upon solutions. 

Planners design cities and urban areas that are innovative and exciting, full of character, and have aesthetic appeal. They also design efficient transport systems, create neighbourhoods that are safe and affordable, design productive rural areas with vibrant communities, and help create natural areas that conserve indigenous flora and fauna, providing opportunities for recreation, contemplations and solitude.

2.7.1        Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the minimum general university admission requirements into the Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning, applicants must have obtained:

a)       A mean grade of C+ (C Plus) at KCSE. In addition, the candidate must have scored at least a Grade B (Minus) in at least three of their subjects in Geography, Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Economics, Fine Art, Agriculture, Biology, English, Business Studies, History, Religious studies and Computer Science

OR

b)       ‘A’ level school leavers with a minimum of division three in the Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE) with at least credit passes in the subjects listed above and two principal passes in high school;

OR

c)      Those who have not directly qualified for a direct entry for a degree course at high school, but have attained a Diploma in  environmental studies/Architecture/Engineering/Building and Construction from a recognized institution;

OR

d)      Those who attained the minimum B- mean KCSE grade, did not qualify on subject requirements, but have upgraded in relevant subjects listed in (a) above from a recognised institution.

In addition,

e)      Applicants who are Diploma holders in Environmental studies/ Architecture/Engineering/Building and Construction from a recognized institution and have attained a distinction shall be eligible to join the course in Year II.

Applicants who are holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) or Advanced Diploma in environmental studies/Architecture/Engineering/Building and Construction will join the BACHELOR OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING course in Year III but will do core course in planning and all studios.

Bachelor of Environmental Management

INTRODUCTION

The natural environment encompasses the interaction between the living and non-living things that occur naturally on Earth. It is a source of natural beauty and all living things depend on the environment for survival. However, it is faced by major challenges that result from human interaction with it, causing wanton problems which are also associated with planning and management challenges. The solution to these challenges is effective monitoring, evaluation, conservation, and sustainable utilization in order to prevent and reduce the effect of environmental issues.  It is on this note that the Bachelor of Environmental management is offered. It is an integrated, interdisciplinary program that provides a strong grounding on social aspects of the environment while attempting to impart knowledge and skills to help the students identify and assess the qualitative, scientific and technical facets of contemporary and projected environmental issues.

Bachelor of Environmental management aims at providing students with the relevant knowledge and skills in the fields of environmental management, as well as social skills for positive interaction to facilitate the sustainable management of environmental resources. The BACHELOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT programme is expected to achieve the following specific objectives:

  1. Provide holistic education to managers who can effectively create value to the lives of victims of collapsed environments.
  2. Prepare professionals who can disseminate information to the general populace so that they can proffer effective public participation on environmental management for sustainability.
  3. Prepare adaptable, knowledgeable and effective communicators endowed with advocacy skills, who can, through any form of medium, spur confidence and leadership in public interest actions.
  4. Train peak-performers that can marshal attitudinal change management techniques to restore order to any collapsed ecosystems.
  5. Train managers who can marshal resources effectively not only for environmental disaster preparedness but also for actual disaster scenarios.

Improve the quality of the professional environmental manager to facilitate and guide society in the sustainable management of the environment at the village, district and national levels.

The Bachelor of Environmental Management degree is a 4-year full-time programme organized in 8 semesters. It includes an intensive 3-month industrial work placement in relevant private and public organizations to enable students to obtain hands-on experience and exposure to contemporary issues in environmental management. Teaching will follow a problem-based learning approach. Written and in some cases, practical examinations are given at the end of each semester.

MINIMUM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be admitted into the Bachelor of Environmental Management, a candidate must have scored a minimum grade of C+ at KCSE OR Relevant Diploma.

Bachelor of Science in Econometrics and Statistics

COURSES DISTRIBUTION BY YEAR AND SEMESTER

YEAR ONE

First Semester

Second Semester

Code

 Course Title

Credit Hours

Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

CMJ 1100

Communication Skills

3

COM 1200

Computer & Information Literacy

3

ZOO 1100

HIV & AIDS and Lifestyle Diseases

3

ECO 1203

Introduction to Macroeconomics 

3

ECO 1103

Introduction to Microeconomics

3

ECO 1204

Mathematics for Economics I

3

ECO 1104

Fundamentals of Mathematics

3

BCM 1203

Business Law

3

ECO 1105

Economic Statistics I

3

BCM 1205

Foundations of Accounting II

3

BCM 1103

Foundations of Accounting I

3

ECO 1205

Economics Statistics II

3

ECO 1106

Kenya’s Economy since Independence

3

ARE 1205

Introduction to Agricultural Economics

3

Total

 

21

Total

 

21

YEAR TWO

First Semester

Second Semester

Code

 Course/Unit Title

Credit Hours

Code

Course/Unit Title

Credit Hours

ENS 2100

Environmental Skills

3

ECO 2203

Intermediate Macroeconomics

3

REL 2100

Philosophy and Critical Thinking

3

ECO 2204

Mathematics for Economics II

3

ECO 2103

Intermediate Microeconomics

3

ECO 2205

Economics of Money and Banking

3

ECO 2104

Production Economics

ECO 2206

Calculus for Economists II

3

ECO 2105

Rural Development

3

ECO 2207

 History of Economic Thought II

3

ECO 2106

Calculus for Economists I

3

ECO 2208

Issues in Africa’s Economic Development

3

ECO 2107

History of Economic Thought I

3

ECO 2209

Accounting and Control

3

Total

 

21

Total

 

21

YEAR THREE

First semester

Second Semester

Code

Course/Unit Title

Credit Hours

Code

Course/Unit Title

Credit Hours

 

Core Units

 

 

Core Units:

 

ECO 3103

Advanced Microeconomics

3

BBM 3200

Entrepreneurship Skills

3

ECO 3104

International Economics

3

ECO 3203

Advanced Macroeconomics

3

ECO 3105

Development Economics

3

ECO 3204

Development planning

3

ECO 3106

Economics of Labour and Industry

3

ECO 3205

Research Methodology

3

ECO 3107

Operations Research

3

ECO 3208

Industrial Attachment

6

ECS 3103

Advanced Statistics

3

ECS 3203

Probability and Statistics

3

ECO 3104

Quantity Survey

3

ECS 3204

Theory of Estimation

3

Total

 

21

Total

 

24

YEAR FOUR

First semester

Second Semester

Codes

Course/Unit Title

Credit Hours

Codes

Course/Unit Title

Credit hours

 

Core Units:

 

 

Core Units:

 

ECO 4103

Econometrics I

3

ECO 4203

Econometrics II

3

ECO 4104

Research Paper

3

ECO 4106

Data Analysis and Computer Application

3

ECS 4103

Applied Statistics

3

ECO 4205

Public Finance and Fiscal Policy

3

ECS 4104

Social Statistics

3

ECS 4220

Linear Modeling

3

ECS 4105

Time Series Analysis

3

ECS 4204

Statistical Inferencing

3

ECS 4106

Industrial Economics

3

ECS 4205

Numerical Methods

3

ECS 4107

Macroeconomic Policy Analysis

3

ECS 4206

Applied Econometrics

3

Total

 

21

Total

 

21

 

Bachelor of Science in Financial Economics

COURSES DISTRIBUTION PER YEAR AND SEMESTER

YEAR ONE

First Semester

 

 

Second Semester

 

 

Codes

CMJ 1100

ZOO 1100

ECO 1103

ECO 1104

ECO 1105

BCM1103

ECO 1106

Total

Course/Unit Titles

Communication Skills

HIV & AIDS and Lifestyle Diseases

Introduction To Micro-Economics

Fundamentals of Mathematics

Economics Statistics I

Foundations of Accounting I

Kenya’s Economy Since Independence

Credit Hours

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

21

Code

COM 1200

ECO 1203

ECO 1204

BCM 1203

BCM 1205

ECO 1205

ARE 1205

Total

Course Title

Computer and Information Literacy

Introduction to Macroeconomics

Mathematics for Economics I

Business Law

Foundations of Accounting II

Economics Statistics II

Introduction to Agricultural Economics

Credit Hours

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

21

YEAR TWO

First Year

 

 

Second Year

 

 

Codes

ENS 2100

REL 2100

ECO 2103

ECO 2104

ECO 2105

ECO 2106

ECO 2107

Total

Course/Unit Titles

Environmental Skills

Philosophy and Critical Thinking

Intermediate Microeconomics

Production Economics

Rural Development

Calculus for Economists I

History of Economic Thought I

Credit Hours

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

21

Code

ECO 2203

ECO 2204

ECO 2205

ECO 2206

ECO 2207

ECO 2208

ECO 2209

Total

Course Title

Intermediate Microeconomics

Mathematics for Economics II

Economics of Money and Banking

Calculus for Economists II

History of Economic Thought II

Issues in Africa’s Economic Development

Accounting and Control

 

Credit Hours

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

21

YEAR THREE

First Year

 

 

Second Year

 

 

Codes

 

ECO 3103

ECO 3104

ECO 3105

ECO 3106

ECO 3107

EFE 3103

EFE 3104

Total

Course/Unit Titles

Core Units:

Advanced Microeconomics

International Economics

Development Economics

Economics of Labor and Industry

Operations Research

Corporate Finance

Theory of Finance

Credit Hours

 

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

21

Code

BBM 3200

ECO 3201

ECO 3203

ECO 3205

ECO 3204

ECO 3208

EFE 3203

EFE 3204

Total

Course Title

 Entrepreneurship Skills

Advanced microeconomics

International Economics

Development Planning

Research Methodology

Industrial Attachment

Asset Pricing

Corporate Finance II

 

Credit Hours

3

3

3

3

6

3

3

 

24

YEAR FOUR

First Year

 

 

Second Year

 

 

Codes

 

ECO 4103

ECO 4104

ECS 4103

EFE 4103

EFE 4104

EFE 4105

ECO 4106

Total

Course/Unit Titles

Core Units:

Econometrics I

Research Paper

Applied Statistics

Business Ethics and Governance

Capital Budgeting

Financial Mathematics

Data Analysis and Computer Application

 

Credit Hours

 

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

21

Code

 

ECO 4203

ECO 4210

ECO 4205

EFE 4203

EFE 4204

EFE 4205

EFE 4206

Total

Course Title

 

Econometrics II

Managerial Economics

Public Finance and Fiscal Policy

Management of Financial Institutions

Taxation

Financial Derivatives

Financial Economics

 

Credit Hours

 

3

3

3

3

6

3

3

24

 

Bachelor of Science in Economics

COURSES DISTRIBUTION BY YEAR AND SEMESTER

YEAR ONE

First semester

Second Semester

Codes

 Course Title

Credit Hours

Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

CMJ 1100

Communication Skills

3

COM 1200

Computer & Information Literacy

3

ZOO 1100

HIV & AIDS and Lifestyle Diseases

3

ECO 1201

Introduction to Macroeconomics 

3

ECO 1101

Introduction to Microeconomics

3

ECO 1202

Mathematics for Economics I

3

ECO 1102

Fundamentals of Mathematics

3

BCOM 1201

Business Law

3

ECO 1103

Economic Statistics I

3

BCOM 1203

Accounting II

3

BCOM1101

Accounting I

3

ECO 1203

Economics Statistics II

3

ECO 1104

Kenya’s Economy since Independence

3

ARE1203

Introduction to Agricultural Economics

3

Total

 

21

Total

 

21

YEAR TWO

First Semester

Second Semester

Codes

 Course/Unit Titles

Credit Hours

Code

Course/Unit Titles

Credit Hours

ENS 2100

Environmental Skills

3

ECO 2201

Intermediate Macroeconomics

3

REL 2100

Philosophy and Critical Thinking

3

ECO 2202

Mathematics for Economics II

3

ECO 2101

Intermediate Microeconomics

3

ECO 2203

Economics of Money and Banking

3

ECO 2102

Production Economics

 

ECO 2204

Calculus for Economists II

3

ECO 2103

Rural Development

3

ECO 2205

 History of Economic Thought II

3

ECO 2104

Calculus for Economists I

3

ECO 2206

Issues in Africa’s Economic Development

3

ECO 2105

History of Economic Thought I

3

ECO 2207

Accounting and Control

3

Total

 

21

Total

 

21

YEAR THREE

First semester

Second Semester

Codes

Course/Unit Titles

Credit Hours

Codes

Course/Unit Titles

Credit Hours

 

Core Units

 

 

Core Units:

 

ECO 3101

Advanced Microeconomics

3

BBM 3200

Entrepreneurship Skills

3

ECO 3102

International Economics

3

ECO 3201

Advanced Macroeconomics

3

ECO 3103

Development Economics

3

ECO 3203

Development planning

3

ECO 3104

Economics of Labour and Industry

3

ECO 3205

Research Methodology

3

ECO 3105

Operations Research

3

ECO 3204

Industrial Attachment

6

ECO 3130

Project Appraisal and Analysis

3

ECO 3230

Economics Planning and Social Choice

3

ECO 3131

Demographic Economics

3

ECO 3231

Health Economics

3

Total

 

21

Total

 

24 

YEAR FOUR

First semester

Second Semester

Codes

Course/Unit Titles

Credit Hours

Codes

Course/Unit Titles

Credit hours

 

Core Units:

 

 

Core Units:

 

ECO 4101

Econometrics I

3

ECO 4201

Econometrics II

3

ECO 4102

Research Paper

3

ECO 4202

Data Analysis and Computer Applications

3

ECO 4103

Applied Statistics

3

ECO 4203

Public Finance and Fiscal Policy

3

ECO 4130

Natural Resource Economics

3

ECO 4230

Environmental Economics

3

ECO 4131

Small Business and Entrepreneurial Skills

3

ECO 4231

Macroeconomic Modeling and Forecasting

3

ECO 4132

Comparative Economic Systems

3

ECO 4232

Transport Economics

3

ECO 4133

Urban and Regional Economics

 

ECO 4233

Food Policy

3

Total

 

21

Total

 

21