Courses offered at Machakos University

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Machakos University offers certificate, diploma, degree, masters and PhD courses. Here is a full list of the courses and admission requirements:

Agricultural Science Courses

(a) Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Education and Extension)

(b) Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness Management and Trade)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

KCSE Minimum Mean Grade C+ (Plus) or equivalent with at least C+ (Plus) in Biology, Chemistry, Agriculture, Geography and Mathematics.

OR

Mean Grade C+ (Plus) at KCSE or equivalent with a Diploma in Agricultural Education or related Agricultural Course

Diploma in Agricultural Education and Extension

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

KCSE Mean Grade of C+ (Plus) must have C+ in Agriculture

Business And Economics Courses

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business

  • Human Resource Management
  • Finance
  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing

Minimum Requirements

A holder of a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree or its equivalent in business from University or other institution recognized by University Senate

OR

A holder of a Master degree from a recognized University in areas of specialization relevant to disciplines in the school of Business & Economics

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in:

Marketing,

Strategic Management,

Human Resource Management,

Accounting & Finance

Master of Science (Human Resource Management)

Master of Science (Finance) Master of Economics

Master of Science (Finance)

Master of Science (Econometrics)

Master of Economics (Policy & Management)

Minimum Requirements

Holders of bachelor’s degree with 2nd Class Honor’s (Upper Division) from a recognized institution. Those with Second Class (Lower Division) and at least two years’ relevant work experience may be considered.

Bachelor Courses

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Economics and Finance

Bachelor of Economics and Statistics

Bachelor of Economics

Bachelor of Science (Banking & Credit Management

Minimum Requirements

KCSE Minimum Mean Grade C+ (Plus) with C (plain) in Mathematics and English

Diploma Courses

Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Diploma in Accountancy

Diploma in Business Management

Minimum Requirements

KCSE Mean Grade of C (Plain) or

Certificate in PSCM or KCE Div.III

Certificate Courses

Certificate in Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Certificate in Business Management

Minimum Requirements

KCSE Mean Grade of C-(Minus) or KCE Div. IV

Education Courses

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in

Educational Management

Curriculum Studies

Educational Communication & Information Technology

Educational Psychology

(Offered through part-time, evening and weekend modes)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

A holder of a Master degree from a recognized University in areas of specialization relevant to disciplines in the school of Education

Must have covered at-least five (5) Units at M.Ed level in area of specialization with B and above or equivalent grade

Must show ability to undertake academic research in the areas of specialization.

Master of Education (M.Ed):-

Educational Administration & Planning

Curriculum Studies

Educational Communication & Information Technology.

Early Childhood Education

Educational Psychology

(Offered through part-time, evening and weekend modes)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Holders of Bachelor’s Degree with 2nd Class Honor’s (Upper Division) from a recognized institution.

Those with Second Class (Lower Division) may be considered on condition that they have Grade C and above in units relevant to their specialization.

Bachelor of Education(Arts)

Minimum of C+ (plus) in KCSE OR equivalent with at least C + (plus) in two teaching subjects OR minimum of C (plain) in KCSE OR equivalent with a Diploma in Education and at least C + (plus) in two teaching subjects.

Bachelor of Education(Science)       

Minimum of C+ (plus) in KCSE or equivalent with at least C + (plus) in two teaching subjects and C+ (plus) in Mathematics OR minimum of C (plain) in KCSE or equivalent with a Diploma in Education and at least C + (plus) in two teaching subjects.

Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education

Minimum of C+ (plus) in KCSE or equivalent OR minimum of C (plain) in KCSE or equivalent with a Diploma in ECDE or its equivalent with an overall pass of credit or distinction.

Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education

Minimum of C+ (plus) in KCSE or equivalent with at least C + (plus) in two teaching subjects OR minimum of C (plain) in KCSE or equivalent with a Diploma in Education OR Special Education and at least C + (plus) in two teaching subjects.

Postgraduate Diploma in Education  

Bachelor Degree or its equivalent from recognized institution

Diploma in Education (Science)

KCSE Mean Grade of C+ with at least C+ in two teaching Subject

And at least C- (Minus) in Mathematics

Diploma in Early Childhood Development Education

KCSE Mean Grade of C (Plain) OR Division III at KCE OR Mean Grade C-(Minus) or an Early Childhood Studies Certificate from a recognized Institution.

Diploma in Education (Arts)

KCSE Mean Grade of C+ with at least C+ in two teaching Subject

And at least D+ (Plus) in Mathematics

Environment Management Courses

Bachelor Courses

Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Community Development)

Bachelors of Environmental Studies (Resources Conservation)

Bachelor of Environmental Sciences

Minimum Requirement

KCSE Minimum Mean Grade C+ (Plus) or equivalent with at least C+(Plus) in Biology, Chemistry, Agriculture, Geography and Mathematics

OR

Mean Grade C (Plain) at KCSE or equivalent with at least credit pass in an environmental related course from a recognized/accredited institution.

Health Science Courses

Bachelor Courses

Bachelor of Science (Public Health)

Bachelor of Science (Food, Nutrition & Dietetics)

Minimum Requirement

KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) or equivalent with at least C+ in the following subjects, Mathematics or physics, Chemistry, Biology, English or Kiswahili

Health Science Courses

Bachelor Courses

Bachelor of Science (Public Health)

Bachelor of Science (Food, Nutrition & Dietetics)

Minimum Requirement

KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) or equivalent with at least C+ in the following subjects, Mathematics or physics, Chemistry, Biology, English or Kiswahili

Humanities And Social Sciences Courses

PhD in Applied Linguistics

Minimum Requirement

A holder of a Master of Arts(MA) degree or its equivalent from a University or other institution recognized by University Senate     OR A holder of a Master degree from a recognized University in areas of specialization relevant to disciplines in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Master of Arts in:

Philosophy and religion

English and Linguistics

Kiswahili

Applied Linguistics

Religious Studies (Christianity, Islam and ATR)

Literature

Minimum Requirement

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Education (Arts) Degree of at least Second Class Honors (Upper Division) or its Equivalent in related disciplines from recognized University. Those with Second Class (Lower Division) may be considered on condition that they have Grade C” and above in units relevant to their areas of specialization.

Bachelor of Arts in:

(Counselling; Psychology; Sociology, Philosophy and Religious Studies; Kiswahili; Counselling Psychology; English and Linguistics; Gender and Development Studies; Literature; Geography; History, Archaeology and Political Studies)

Minimum Requirement

C+ for Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) holders or its equivalent as determined by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC)

KNEC Diploma or its equivalent

Bachelor of Science in Community Resource Management

Minimum Requirement

C+ for Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) holders or its equivalent as determined by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), KNEC Diploma or its equivalent

KCSE Minimum Mean Grade C+ (Plus) with at least C+(Plus) in Art and Design or Home Science or any one science Subject OR mean grade of C(Plain)at KCSE or equivalent with a diploma of at least credit pass in Fashion design or Clothing technology from a recognized institution OR mean grade of C-(Minus) at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma of at least a credit pass in Fashion design or clothing technology from a recognized institution.

Bachelor of Science in Fashion, Design and Marketing

Minimum Requirement

C+ for Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) holders or its equivalent as determined by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), KNEC Diploma or its equivalent

KCSE Minimum Mean Grade C+ (Plus) with at least C+(Plus) in Art and Design or Home Science or any one science Subject OR mean grade of C(Plain)at KCSE or equivalent with a diploma of at least credit pass in Fashion design or Clothing technology from a recognized institution OR mean grade of C-(Minus) at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma of at least a credit pass in Fashion design or clothing technology from a recognized institution

Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing

KCSE Minimum Mean Grade C(Plain)

Certificate in Fashion Design and Marketing

KCSE Minimum Mean Grade C-(Minus)

TVET PROGRAMS
ENGINEERING COURSES:

Diploma, Craft Certificate & Artisan in: Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Power & Telecommunications Option); Mechanical Engineering (Plant, Production &Automotive); Building Technology & Civil Engineering; for Carpentry & Joinery; Masonry; Plumbing; Welding and Fabrication; Motor Vehicle Mechanics we have certificate courses only.

APPLIED SCIENCES COURSES:

Diploma in Technology in analytical Chemistry & Science Laboratory Technology.

EDUCATION COURSES:

Diploma & Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

BUSINESS STUDIES COURSES:

Diploma, Certificate & Artisan (Salesmanship and Store Keeping) in Human Resource Management; Supply Chain Management; Sales and Marketing; Business Management; Secretarial Studies; Accountancy; Information Science; Information Communication Technology (ICT) & KASNEB courses.

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES COURSES:

Diploma & Certificate in Information Studies; Library, Archives & Information Studies; Community Development and Social Work Management.

INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT COURSES:

Diploma, Certificate & Artisan in Fashion Design & Garment Making Technology; Food and Beverage Production, Sales and Service

SHORT COURSES:

Arc welding; Gas Welding; Turner; Electrical wire-man; Solar PV Installation; Plumbing; Masonry; Carpentry; Dress making; Tailoring; Motor Vehicle Mechanics; Motor Vehicle Electrician.

INTAKES ARE AVAILABLE ANNUALLY AS FOLLOWS;

v  SEPTEMBER – Early intake for July Examinations.

v  JANUARY– Late intake for July Examinations and Early intake for November Examinations.

v  MAY – Late intake for November Examinations

For Diploma courses C- (Minus), Certificate courses D (Plain) and all Artisan courses D- (Minus)

Requirements for Diploma & Certificate in Early childhood education are C – (Minus) and D+ (Plus) respectively.

v   Examining Bodies: KNEC, NITA, KASNEB and Machakos University for Education Courses.