The objective of this programme is to offer education and training in Biotechnology to Candidates fresh from KCSE and those who have obtained a minimum of Diploma in Biotechnology or in relevant Biological Sciences. This programme envisages a two-level entry approach where fresh KCSE graduates will start at the first year while diploma in Technology graduates will start at the third year of study. The program is deliberately designed to produce Innovators and Techno-Scientists equipped with fundamental principles of science so as to enable them understand and accurately interpret existing scientific principles and knowledge into applications in hands-on approach. In addition they will be expected to carry out research to convert existing Knowledge in the Science of biotechnology into new technologies which is expected to promote manufacturing enterprises leading to creation of employment and wealth. Graduates of this programme will also be able to advance in their training to Masters and PhD level.
Bachelor of Technology Programmes
Candidates must obtained at least a minimum of C+ in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations. In addition, they must satisfy TUK admission requirements. Prospective candidates falling into the categories listed below shall be eligible for admission.
KCSE or Equivalent
A candidate must have obtained a minimum grade of C+ with a C+ in Biology, Chemistry, English/Kiswahili and Mathematics/Physics at KCSE level.
A Levels or Equivalent
Candidates must have obtained a minimum of two (2) principal passes in Biology and Chemistry and a subsidiary level pass in Mathematics with a credit pass in English at O-Level/subsidiary pass in General Paper at A-level.
Diploma (TEP) or Equivalent
Candidates with a Diploma (Technical Education Program) in Biological sciences of TUK or an equivalent qualification
Diploma in Technology or Equivalent
Candidates with a Diploma in Technology (Dip.Tech.) in Biotechnology of TUK or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.