School of Health and Biomedical Sciences

Departments

Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology

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.

Admission Requirements

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.

Year 1 Year 1 Semester 1

CODE

UNIT NAME

 

 

UCCC1101

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

 

 

UCCC 1102

CREATIVE AND CRITICAL THINKING

 

 

SSAI1101

ANIMAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

 

 

SSAI 1102

PHYSICS

 

 

SSAI 1103

MATHEMATICS A

 

 

SSAI 1104

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

 

 

SSAI 1105

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

 

 

SSAI 1106

INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY

 

 

 

T0TAL

 

 

SEMESTER II

CODE

UNIT NAME

 

 

UCCC 1103

SOCIETY AND CULTURE

 

 

UCCC1104

HEALTH EDUCATION

 

 

SSAI 1207

CELL BIOLOGY

 

 

SSAI 1208

MATHEMATICS B

 

 

SSAI 1209

INTRODCUTION TO GENETICS

 

 

SSAI 1210

INTRODUCTION TO BIOCHEMISTRY

 

 

SSAI 1211

COMPUTER SCIENCE I

 

 

SSAI 1212

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY

 

 

 

T0TAL

 

 

Year 2 Semester I

CODE

UNIT NAME

 

 

SSAI 2113

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

 

 

SSAI 2114

INSTRUMENTATION

 

 

SSAI 2103

COMPUTER SCIENCE II

 

 

SSAI 2105

BACTERIOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY TECHNIQUES

 

 

SSAI 2107

BIO-ANALYTICAL METHODS

 

 

SSAI 2108

HISTOLOGY AND HISTOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES

 

 

SSAI 2109

MOLECULAR GENETICS

 

 

SSAI 2110

PRINCIPLES OF IMMUNOLOGY

 

 

 

T0TAL

 

 

SEMESTER II

CODE

UNIT NAME

 

 

SSAI 2206

PLANT ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

 

 

SSAI 2202

ANIMAL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND CELL CULTURE

 

 

SSAI 2211

VIROLOGY AND MYCOLOGY

 

 

SSAI 2212

PARASITOLOGY

 

 

SSAI 2213

ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION

 

 

SSAI 2214

PRINCIPALS AND PRACTICES OF QUALITY MANAGEMENT

 

 

SSAI 2215

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY I

 

 

SSAI 2216

PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY AND TISSUE CULTURE

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

YEAR 3

SSAJ3001

PROJECT : PRODUCT SIMULATION AND DEVELOPMENT

 

 

YEAR 3 SEMESTER I

CODE

UNIT NAME

 

 

SSAI 3101

ANIMAL AND PLANT BREEDING METHODS

 

 

SSAI 3102

ENZYMOMOLOGY

 

 

SSAI 3103

BIOSTATISTICS

 

 

SSAI 3104

BIO-SAFETY AND BIOETHICS

 

 

SSAI 3105

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY II

 

 

SSAI 3106

LABORATORY MANAGEMENT

 

 

SSAI 3107

DIAGNOSTICS TECHNIQUES

 

 

SSAI 3108

GENETIC ENGINEERING

 

 

 

BUSSINESS PLAN

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

YEAR 3 SEMESTER II

CODE

UNIT NAME

 

 

SSAI 3209

ENZYME ENGINEERING

 

 

SSAI 3210

METABOLISM

 

 

SSAI 3211

CELL BIOENGINEERING

 

 

SSAI 3212

BIOPHARMACEUTICS AND PHARMACOGNOSY

 

 

SSAI 3213

MOLECULAR IMMUNOLOGY

 

 

SSAI 3214

RESEARCH METHODS

 

 

SSAI 3215

COMPUTIONAL STATISTICS

 

 

SSAI 3216

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING C++

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

YEAR 4

CODE

UNIT NAME

 

 

SSAI 4001

EXTERNAL INDUSTRIAL ATTACHEMENT

 

 

Year 4 Semester I

CODE

UNIT NAME

 

 

SSAI 4101

HEMATOLOGY AND BLOOD TRANSFUSION

 

 

SSAI 4102

BIOINFORMATICS

 

 

SSAI 4103

DNA AND SEROLOGICAL FORENSICS

 

 

SSAI 4104

PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY

 

 

SSAI 4105

MOLECULAR PHARMING 1

 

 

SSAI 4106

MOLECULAR PARASITOLOGY

 

 

SSAI 4107

BIOREACTORS AND BIOCATALYST

 

 

SSAI 4108

PROTEIN DRUG DESIGN 48HR 1

 

 

 

RESEARCH PROJECT 48 HRS

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

SEMESTER II

SSAI 4209

RESEARCH PROJECT )

 

 

SSAI 4210

MOLECULAR TOXICOLOGY (ELECTIVE)

 

 

SSAI 4211

MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY (ELECTIVE)

 

 

SSAI 4212

DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY AND STEM CELLS

 

 

 

INDUSTRIAL OPTION

 

 

SSAI 4213

PHYTOCHEMISTRY

 

 

SSAI 4214

INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY TECHNIQUES

 

 

SSAI 4215

DOWN STREAM PROCESSING TECHNIQUES

 

 

SSAI 4216

BIOFUELS PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES

 

 

SSAI 4217

INDUSTRIAL WASTE MANAGEMENT

 

 

SSAI 4218

INTRODUCTION TO NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEDICAL OPTION

 

 

SSAI 4219

BIOCHEMICAL PATHOLOGY (I &II)

 

 

SSAI 4220

CYTOPATHOLOGY TECHNIQUES

 

 

SSAI 4221

CYTOGENETICS TECHNIQUES

 

 

SSAI 4222

MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY

 

 

SSAI 4223

MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY