List of Courses offered at South Eastern Kenya University

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South Eastern Kenya University is one of the popular universities that are competitive in the job market. The courses offered at the university are from certificates,diploma,degree,masters and PhD as listed below:

S.NO PROGRAMME MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
       
      SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES
     
1. Master of Science in: Holders of a Bachelor of Science degree with at least an Upper Second Class Honors in
  § Infectious Disease Diagnosis Biological Sciences or an equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by
  § Public Health senate, OR Holders of a Bachelor of Science degree with Lower Second Class Honors
  § Epidemiology must have at least two years of proven work experience evidenced by publications or
  § International Health equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by Senate, OR Holders of a pass
      degree in the disciplines specified in OR above plus a post-graduate diploma in any other
      relevant field and at least five years’ relevant work experience
2. Bachelor of Science in Public Health Holders of a Bachelor of Science degree with at least an Upper Second Class Honors in Biological
      Sciences or an equivalent qualification from an institution  recognized by senate, OR Holders of a
      Bachelor of Science degree with Lower Second Class Honors must have at least two years of
      proven work experience evidenced by publications or equivalent qualification from an institution
      recognized by Senate, OR Holders of a pass degree in the disciplines specified in OR above plus a
      post-graduate diploma in any other relevant field and at least five years’ relevant work experience
      SCHOOL OF PURE AND APPLIED SCIENCES
     
3. Master of Science in: Holders of a Bachelor of Science degree with at least an Upper Second Class Honors in
  § Biochemistry Biological Sciences or an equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by
  § Biotechnology senate, OR Holders of a Bachelor of Science degree with Lower Second Class Honors
  § Biodiversity Conservation must have at least two years of proven work experience evidenced by publications or
    &Management equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by Senate, OR Holders of a pass
  § Physics degree in the disciplines specified in OR above plus a post-graduate diploma in any other
      relevant field and at least five years’ relevant work experience
4. Bachelor of Science in: KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) or its equivalent, (B.Sc. Statistics, B.Sc. Mathematics, B.Sc. Actuarial
  § Actuarial Science Science require B-, C+ and B in Mathematics respectively).
  § Statistics  
  § Mathematics  
5. Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) or its equivalent with at least C+ (Plus) in Chemistry and
      Physics/Physical Sciences, Biology/Biological Sciences and Mathematics/Geography.
6. Bachelor of Science (Physics) KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) or its equivalent with at least C+ (Plus) in Physics/Physical Sciences
      and Mathematics.
7. Bachelor of Science (Biology) KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) or its equivalent with at least C+ (Plus) in Biology/Biological Sciences.
     
8. Bachelor of Science (Electronics) KCSE mean grade C+ (Plus) or its equivalent with at least C+ or above in Physics/Physical
      Sciences and Mathematics.
     
9. Diploma in Electronics KCSE Mean Grade C (plain) or its equivalent with C (Plain) inPhysics /Physical Sciences and C-
      (Minus) in Mathematics.
       
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10. Bridging Course in: KCSE Mean grade C+ (Plus) or an equivalent qualification with at least C- (Minus) in Physics/
  § Physics Chemistry/Mathematics.
  § Mathematics  
  § Chemistry  

 

      SCHOOL OF BUSINESS  AND ECONOMICS
     
11. Master of Business Administration (MBA) Holders of at least an upper second class honors degree or its equivalent in a relevant field OR a
      lower second class with at least two years working experience, OR a pass degree with at least five
      years working experience, and/or having relevant professional qualifications.
12. § Bachelor of Commerce Holders of KCSE Mean Grade C+ or its equivalent and a minimum of C (plain) in Mathematics and
  § Bachelor of Procurement &Supply Chain English/Kiswahili.  
    Management    
  §Project Planning & Management    
       
13. § Bachelor of Economics KCSE Mean Grade C+ (plus) or its equivalent with at least C+ (Plus) in Mathematics.
  § Bachelor of Economics and  Statistics    
  §Business & Information Technology    
    (BBIT)    
14 Diploma in: KCSE mean grade C (plain) and a minimum grade C-(Minus) in Mathematics / Commerce
  § Business Management /Accounting/Business Studies and English/Kiswahili.
  § Human Res. Mgt.    
  §Purchasing and Supplies Management    
  § Sales and Marketing    
      SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE AND  VETERINARY SCIENCES
     
15. Doctor of Philosophy in: Holders of a B.Sc. with at least upper Second Class Honors oritsequivalent in Agricultural
  § Dryland Resource Management economics/Agricultural/ Biological / Environmental Sciences, Forestry or other relevant disciplines
      OR a Lower Second Class Honors in the above with Postgraduate Diploma or two years working
      experience OR a Pass in the above with  Postgraduate Diploma and five years working experience.
16. Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Economics    
     
17. Master of Science in: Holders of Bachelor of Veterinary sciences or B.Sc. with at least Upper Second Class Honors
  § Agricultural Resource Management, oritsequivalent in Agriculture, Range Management, Wildlife, Zoology or Agricultural Economics OR a
  § Livestock Production Systems Lower Second Class Honors in the above with two years relevant workingexperience OR a Pass in
  § Agricultural Economics
  the above with a Postgraduate Diploma orfive years working experience.
  § Rangeland Resources Management
     
     
18. Master of Science in Agronomy Holders of a B.Sc. with at least upper second class honors or its equivalent in Agriculture, Botany
      and Zoology, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Education with Botany optionor other relevant
      disciplines OR a Lower Second Class Honors in the above with Postgraduate diplomaand two years
      working experience OR a Pass in the above with Postgraduate Diploma or five years working
      experience.  
         
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19. Master of Science in Comparative Mammalian Holders of Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences /Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery/Bachelor of
  Physiology Pharmacy with at least a Credit in Physiology ORa B.Sc. in Zoology with at least a Credit in
      Vertebrate Physiology.  
20. Master of Science in Reproductive Biology Holders of B.Sc. with at least upper second class honors inBiochemistry, Zoology, Physiology,
      Biology or Anatomy OR Bachelor Veterinary Scienceswith at least a Credit pass in one of the
      relevant subjects OR a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery/Bachelor of Pharmacy with at
      least a Credit pass in one of the relevant subjects.  
       
21. Bachelor of Science:    
  § Agriculture KCSE mean grade C+ (plus) or its equivalent with C(plain) in Biology/Biological Sciences, Physics,
  § Dry land Agriculture Chemistry / Physical Sciences and Mathematics/Geography/Agriculture.
  § Range Management
     
  § Horticulture    
  §Dry land Animal Science    
  §Food Nutrition and Dietetics    
22. Diploma in: KCSE mean grade C (Plain) or its equivalent with a C-(minus) in Biology, Chemistry,
  § Crop Protection Mathematics/Physics/physical sciences.  
  § Rangeland Management    
  §Apiculture(The Art, Science and    
    Technology of Beekeeping)    
  §Animal Health and Production    
  § Animal Science    
      SCHOOL OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION
      TECHNOLOGY  
     
22. Bachelor of Science KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) or its equivalent with at least C+ (Plus) in Mathematics
  (Computer Science) andPhysics/Physical Sciences.  
23. Bachelor of Information Technology KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus)or its equivalent with at least C (Plain) in Mathematics, English and
      Physics /Physical Sciences.  
24. Diploma in Information Technology KCSE mean grade C (plain) or its equivalent with at least C-(Minus) in Mathematics & English.
25. Certificate in Computer Packages & Applications KCSE certificate or result slip.  
      SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
26. Masters of Arts in: Sociology  
  · Sociology (a) A holder of at least an upper second class honors degree
  ·   Gender & Development Studies (b) A holder of lower second class with at least two years of work experience
  · Kiswahili (c) In addition to requirements in (a) and (b), the candidate must have attained a minimum of C+ (plus)
      at O level or equivalent  
27. Bachelor of Arts: KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) or its equivalent.  
  § Social Work    
  § Gender &Development. Studies    
  §Bachelor of Arts (General)    
28. Diploma in Social Work & Social Development KCSE Mean Grade C (Plain) or its equivalent.  
      SCHOOL OF WATER RESOURCES, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
29. Master of Science in Integrated Water Resources Holders of a B.Sc. of at least Upper Second class honors in Environmental/ Natural/ Biological/
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  and Watershed Management Agricultural Sciences and Water Resources Management OR a Lower Second Class Honors in the
      above fields and a Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant field OR a Pass in the above fields with a
      Postgraduate diploma in arelevant field and a minimum of three years’ work experience.
30. Bachelor of Science in: KCSEMean    Grade    C+(Plus)or    its    equivalentwithatleastC    (Plain)    inBiology,Chemistry
  §Hydrology and Water Resources andinMathematics/Physics/Physical Sciences/Geography.
    Management  
  §Fisheries Management and Aquaculture  
    Technology  
31. Diploma in Water Resources Management KCSE Mean Grade C (Plain) or its equivalent with at least C-(Minus) in Biology, Geography and
      Chemistry/ Physics/Mathematics.
      INSTITUTE OF MNING AND MINERAL PROCESSING
32. Master of Science in Agro- meteorology  
     
33. Bachelor of Science in: KCSE mean grade in C+ (plus) or its equivalent with at least C+ (Plus) in Chemistry, Physics/
  § Geology Physical Sciences, Geography and Mathematics.
  § Meteorology  
      SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
34 Doctor of Philosophy in: Holders of a masters’ degree from SEKU or its equivalent from the University recognized by SEKU
  § Environmental Management senate in Environmental Management, Environmental Studies/Sciences, Natural Resources
      Management, and in any relevant related areas OR Holders of masters’ degree in relevant
      engineering recommended by the school board and approved by SEKU Senate
35. Doctor of Philosophy in: holder of Master’s degree of South Eastern Kenya University or its equivalent from a University
  ·   Climate Change & Agroforestry recognized by SEKU Senate in  forestry/agroforestry, climate change, land resources,
      environmental studies/sciences, natural resources management, relevant agricultural sciences,
      environmental engineering, law, environmental education and, geography.
      ORMaster’s degree in relevant social sciences and engineering recommended by the School Board
      and approved by SEKU Senate.
36. Master of Science in : Holders of B.Sc. with at least an upper second class honors in Basic and Applied Sciences,
  § Environmental Management Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Public Health ,Resource Economics,
      Environmental Engineering, Law, Environmental Education, Geography and relevant Social
      Sciences OR a Lower Second Class honors on any of the areas specified above with at least two
      years relevant work experience or a postgraduate diploma in any of the areas listed above OR a
      Pass degree in the disciplines specified above plus a Postgraduate Diploma in any field related to
      Environment and Natural Resources Management and at least five years’ work experience.
37. Master of Science in : 1.3.1 Holders of a Bachelor of Science degree with at least an Upper Second Class Honours in
  ·   Climate Change & Agroforestry basic and applied sciences, forestry/agroforestry, climate change, land resources, environmental
      studies/sciences, natural resources management, agricultural sciences, public health, resource
      economics, environmental engineering, law, environmental education, geography and relevant
      social sciences among other relevant disciplines or an equivalent qualification from an institution
      recognized by Senate.
      1.3.2 Holders of a Bachelor of Science degree with Lower Second Class Honours in any of the
      areas specified in 1.3.1 above with at least two years relevant work experience or a postgraduate
      diploma in any of the areas listed in 1.3.1 above or equivalent qualification from an institution
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      recognized by Senate.
      1.3.3 Holders of a pass degree in the disciplines specified in 1.3.1 above plus a post-graduate
      diploma in any field related to forestry, land resources, environment and natural resources
      management and at least five years’ work experience.
38. Bachelor of Science in: KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) or its equivalent with at least C+ (Plus) in Biology/Biological sciences,
  §Environmental Conservation & Natural and a minimum of C (Plain) in Chemistry and Physics/Physical Sciences and Mathematics.
    Resources Mgt.  
  § Environmental Management  
  § Forestry  
      SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
     
39. Master of Education Holders of a B.Ed. degree with two subjects studied at secondary level or Primary and Diploma
  Regular and Institution (School) Based with Teacher Training Colleges OR any other Bachelor’s degree with at least an Upper Second class
  Options of: honors and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) ORB.Ed. Lower Second class honors and
  Curriculum Studies two years of work experience.
  Educational Administration Applicants who wish to specialize in Economics of Education or Educational Planning must have
  Educational Planning studied Economics or Business Studies as a subject in their Bachelor’s degree.
  Economics of Education  
  Educational Psychology  
38. Bachelor of Education (Arts) KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) orits equivalent OR a Trained Primary School Teacher of P1 grade
  (English and Literature, Kiswahili, History, with minimum three years working experience and a minimum of KCSE Mean Grade C (Plain).
  Christian Religious Education, Geography, Applicants for B.Ed (Science) should in addition have attained C+ (Plus) in at least two Science
  Business Studies) subjects.
  Bachelor of Education (Science)  
  (Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry)  
  Regular and Institution (School) Based  
40. Diploma in Early Childhood Education (ECE) KCSE mean grade C (Plain) orits equivalent OR a PI Certificate from a recognized institution with
      two years teaching experience and a KCSE mean grade of C- (minus).

 

 

South Eastern University is not one of the oldest universities in Kenya but is among the universities which offer highly competitive degree programs. Some of the most marketable courses offered at the institution include Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering, Bachelor of Economics and Statistics, Bachelor of commerce, Bachelor of Procurement and Supply chain Management and Masters in Business Administration.

The curriculum is designed in such a way that almost all the degree programs take at most 4 calendar years.

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