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The program leading to the award of Bachelor of Science in Microbiology degree shall normally be four (4) academic years of eight semesters, unless Senate on the recommendation of the school Board approves exemption. A semester shall normally take a period of 16 weeks.

The number of courses per semester per year is indicated below.

YEAR

SEMESTER

NUMBER OF COURSES

TOTAL CREDIT HRS PER SEMESTER

ONE

I

8 (3 credit hrs @)

24

II

8 (3 credit hrs @)

24

TWO

I

8 (3 credit hrs @)

24

II

8 (3 credit hrs @)including field tour

24

THREE

I

8 (3 credit hrs @)

24

II

8 (3 credit hrs @) including field/industrial attachment which is off semester with 6

24

FOUR

I

7 (3 credit hrs @) except research project  which has 6

27

II

7 (3 credit hrs @)

21

TOTAL

 

58

192

1.9.5    Class attendance/Attachment

Students must satisfy class attendance requirements spelt out in the University examination regulations besides attending a 2-month mandatory attachment at the end of the third year of study.Attendance shall be maintained through registers for both theory and practical courses.

1.9.6    STUDENT ASSESSMENT POLICY/CRITERIA

The General University Examination Regulations and the special examination regulations set by the Maasai Mara University shall apply. End of semester exams are written within 2-hour period. The weighting for each course is as follows:

(a)  Theory Courses

Continuous assessment tests (CATs)                                                    20%

Assignments                                                                                          10%

End of semester exam; A written paper of 2 hours duration                   70%

(b)  Theory and Laboratory based Courses

Continuous assessment tests                                                                 10%
Continuous assessment of laboratory exercises                                    15%

Assignments                                                                                                                                           5%

End of semester exam. A written paper of 2 hours duration                 70%

(c) Regulations for project work

A student registered in accordance with the regulations will be required to pursue a project under the guidance of the supervisor appointed by the departmental board.

Final year project assessment will bebased on performance in oral presentations and a formal written report.Oral presentation will be done before a departmental board. The departmental examiners’ board will be allowed to ask questions and may contribute to the assessment of the candidate. The duration of the oral presentation shall be limited to a maximum of 20 minutes. After the oral presentation the departmental examiners’ board shall compile the scores and determine the average score which shall be entered as the final mark in the project. The scoring shall be split as shown below:

Assessment on the candidate's work and on the

Submitted Project Report                                                                     70%

Oral examination                                                                                  30%

1.9.7    Grading system

The grading system of courses and degree classification shall be the same as those contained in the common rules and regulations for undergraduate examinations of 2010 of Maasai Mara University found in section 5.3.

1.9.8    Examination regulations

Examinations will be governed by the common rules and regulations for undergraduate examination regulations of 2010 of Maasai Mara University.

1.9.8.1MODERATIONof Examinations

The external examiner shall be involved in the moderation of examination question papers and marked scripts. Internal examiners will also be required to moderate examinations before being taken to the external examiner.

1.9.8.2Graduation Requirements

To qualify for the award of a B.Sc. degree in Botany, a student shall satisfy all the university requirements pertaining to the degree. 

1.9.8.3Classification of BSc. Botany degree

Classification will be as stated in the Maasai Mara University common rules and regulations for undergraduate examinations.

2.0       Course evaluation

Review of this curriculum will be done after 5 years. Course evaluation shall include the course content, instructional process, infrastructure and equipment for the delivery, instructional and reference materials and assessments.

2.1          MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION            

The BSc inBotanyhoused in the Department of Biological Sciences in the School of Science and information Sciences. Leadership is offered by the Dean of the School.

The Departmental Curriculum Board is the major vehicle for the quality assurance for the programme. It works hand in hand with the Directorate of Quality Assurance and Performance Contracting (DQAPC). DQAPC in turn reports to Senate through the academic division head. The directorate focuseson quality assurance, enhancement and internal audit of quality and arrangements necessary to ensure compliance with national, regional and international frameworks and codes of practice relating to academic standards, quality assurance and enhancement of degree programmes in the university.

2.2       Academic resources

The resources will be shared with other existing programs on offer at the university. The following resources are available:

  • Lecture, tutorial and seminar rooms

  • Laboratory and Library

  • Botanical garden

2.3       Academic Staff

Associate Professors               - 1

Senior lecturers                       - 1

Lecturers                                 - 2

Assistant lecturers                   - 3

Technical/Support Staff           - 2

COURSES OFFERED

FIRST YEAR

First Semester

CODE            

TITLE

REQUIRED/CORE/ELECTIVE

CREDIT HOURS

BOT 1103

INTRODUCTION TO PLANT BIOLOGY

CORE

3

ZOO 1103

INTRODUCTORY ZOOLOGY

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT

3

BOT 1132

PHYSICS FOR LIFE SCIENCES I

CORE

3

ZOO 1100

HIV/AIDS & LIFESTYLE DISEASES

REQUIRED UNIVERSITY

3

MAT 1103

BASIC MATHEMATICS

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT

3

CHE 1103

ATOMIC STRUCTURE

REQUIREDDEPARTMENT

3

COM 1103

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS & COMPUTING

REQUIREDDEPARTMENT

3

CMJ 1100

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

REQUIRED UNIVERSITY

3

Second Semester

CODE            

TITLE

REQUIRED/CORE/ELECTIVE

CREDIT HOURS

BOT 1204

SURVEY OF PLANT KINGDOM

CORE

3

ZOO 1204

GENERAL ZOOLOGY

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT

3

MIC 1203

INTRODUCTORY MICROBIOLOGY

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT

3

BOT 1205

LABORATORY METHODS AND TECHNIQUES

CORE

3

BOT 1233

PHYSICS FOR LIFE SCIENCES I

CORE

3

CHE 1205

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT

3

COM 1200

COMPUTER INFORMATION LITERACY

REQUIRED UNIVERSITY

3

MAT 1200

QUANTITATIVE SKILLS

REQUIRED UNIVERSITY

3

 

SECOND YEAR

First Semester

CODE            

TITLE

REQUIRED/CORE/ELECTIVE

CREDIT HOURS

ZOO 2105

CELL BIOLOGY

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT

3

MIC 2104

GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT

3

ZOO 2108

INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT

3

BOT 2106

PRINCIPLES OF GENETICS

CORE

3

BOT 2107

PLANT MORPHOLOGY & ANATOMY

CORE

3

STA 1103

STATISTICS 1

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT

3

ENS 2100

ENVIRONMENTAL SKILLS

REQUIRED UNIVERSITY

3

REL 2100

PHILOSOPHY AND CRITICAL THINKING

REQUIRED UNIVERSITY

3

Second semester

CODE            

TITLE

REQUIRED/CORE/ELECTIVE

CREDIT HOURS

ZOO 2206

PRINCIPLES OF BIOCHEMISTRY

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT

3

MIC 2205

MICROBIAL ECOLOGY

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT

3

ZOO 2209

VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT

3

ZOO 2207

INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGY AND BIOANALYSIS

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT

3

BOT 2227

RESEARCH METHODS

CORE

3

CHE 2214

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT

3

CHE 2215

BASIC THERMODYNAMICS

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT

3 

THIRD YEAR

First Semester

CODE            

TITLE

REQUIRED/CORE/ELECTIVE

CREDIT HOURS

BOT 3108

PLANT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

CORE

3

BOT 3110

TAXONOMY OF ANGIOSPERMS

CORE

3

BOT 3112

ADVANCED GENETICS

CORE

3

BOT 3116

PLANT-MICROBE INTERACTIONS

CORE

3

BOT  3131

FIELD COURSE

CORE

3

BOT  3128

BIOSTATISTICS

CORE

3

ZOO 3118

BASIC IMMUNOLOGY

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT

3

MIC 3108

GENERAL MYCOLOGY

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT

3

 

Second Semester

CODE            

TITLE

REQUIRED/CORE/ELECTIVE

CREDIT HOURS

BOT 3209

PLANT PHYSIOLOGY

CORE

3

BOT 3211

PLANT ECOLOGY

CORE

3

BOT 3213

PHYCOLOGY

CORE

3

BOT 3215

PLANT-ANIMAL INTERACTIONS

CORE

3

BOT 3230

INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT

CORE

6

ZOO 3233

ENTOMOLOGY I

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT

3

BBM 3200

ENTREPRENEURSHIP SKILLS

REQUIRED UNIVERSITY

3

 

FORTH YEAR

First Semester

CODE            

TITLE

REQUIRED/CORE/ELECTIVE

CREDIT HOURS

BOT 4117

PLANT METABOLISM AND BIOCHEMISTRY

CORE

3

BOT 4118

PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY

CORE

3

BOT 4120

POPULATION GENETICS

CORE

3

BOT 4121

BIOSYSTEMATICS

CORE

3

BOT 4114

BIOLOGICAL MODELLING

CORE

3

ZOO 4120

EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT

3

FEM 2110

INTRODUCTION TO SOIL SCIENCE

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT

3

BOT 4229

RESEARCH PROJECT

CORE

6

 

BOT 4123E

ECONOMIC BOTANY

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT

3

BOT 4124E

PHARMACOGNOSY

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT

3

Second Semester

CODE            

TITLE

REQUIRED/CORE/ELECTIVE

CREDIT HOURS

BOT 4211

PLANT PATHOLOGY

CORE

3

BOT 4222

CONSERVATION BIOLOGY

CORE

3

ZOO 4214

BIOINFORMATICS

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT

3

MIC 4216

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT

3

MIC 4226E

APPLIED MYCOLOGY

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT

3

ZOO 4237E

FRESHWATER ECOLOGY

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT

3

ZOO 4238E

MARINE BIOLOGY

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT

3

BOT 4225E

DENDROLOGY AND SILVICULTURE

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT

3

BOT 4226E

HORTICULTURE

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT

3

COURSE DICTRIBUTION

Year

1

2

3

4

Total

Semester

l

ll

l

ll

l

ll

l

ll

 

University Common Courses

6

6

6

0

0

3

0

0

21

Programe Common Course

18

18

18

24

24

21

21

18

162

Electives

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

6

9

Total

24

24

24

24

24

24

24

24

192

Total Credit Hours

The total credit hours is192, which is within the range of 168-192 as stipulated by Commission on University Education Curriculum Standards.

 

 

 

Introduction

The Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, in accordance with the general objectives of Maasai Mara University (MMU) offers a programme of studies leading to Bachelor of Science (Physics) abbreviated BSc (Physics). The programme is designed to satisfy the needs and aspirations of the society from where its students are drawn. The programme is sufficiently flexible to permit and encourage students to develop interest in various fields and specialized options. The options are specifically tailored towards industrial applications and the overall pattern of employment requirements of physics in the job market.

The degree program runs over four academic years with two semesters in each year. The programme is executed though classroom and laboratory experiences in physics, seminars and research writings. Students are examined through written and in some cases oral examination administered during and/or at the end of each semester. The first year introduces the student to foundation courses in physics (i.e., Mechanics, Thermal physics, Optics and properties of Materials Science) together with two laboratory courses emphasizing practical concepts in the four fundamental fields. In the second year, the student will cover two other branches of Physics; Electricity and Magnetism and Electronics and further topics of Mechanics dealing with Oscillations and waves. In a nutshell the programme ensures that practical application of theoretical knowledge is embedded in the Physics Laboratory courses (I-V) spanning the first five semesters. From the second semester of the third year and the entire fourth year the Physics programme focuses training on a chosen field of Applied Physics: Electronics, Material Science or Renewable energy. A student will work on a research project under a supervisor in his/her chosen area of specialization. Overall, in this programme, students have to take Physics and Physics related courses as well as non-physics courses which have been selected to ensure sound understanding of Physics.

The programme intends to provide graduates not only with specialized knowledge of the subject but also whole rounded person who has been trained and rigorously exposed to established scientific and technological procedures.

2.0 Philosophy of the programme

The ever-changing needs of the global economy, demands a highly skilled and focused manpower in science. Trained personnel fuels technology, the Physics programme of Maasai Mara University aims to produce well trained and ambitious world changers through academic rigor, partnership with the industry and leading research institutions locally and internationally.

3.1 Rationale of the Programme

The Physics curriculum designed by Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences with the flexibility to accommodate emerging challenges. The programme will ensure Physics graduates of Maasai Mara University combine theory with practice and in the process gaining skills that produce results and improve technology in a morally upright and ethical society.

 3.1.1 Needs assessment/ market survey/ situation analysis

Physics is a fundamental science that relates well with other sciences and engineering courses. Thus physics is required in understanding the other courses offered by the university. Since it is one of the foundation courses in technology and innovation, its importance cannot be overemphasized. Science, Technology and innovation has been identified as a central pillar for Kenya's development as outlined in vision 2030. Towards this goal, scientists and engineers who are well grounded in physics need to be trained, to play a crucial role in the attainment middle income economy.

3.1.2 Justification of the programme

The Physics programmeas designed willempower its graduateswith the necessarymathematical,experimental and computational skills required for work in industry, researchand academic institutions. Moreover, the Physics graduates maypursue postgraduate studies in their chosen area of specialization.

 3.2 Goals of the Programme

The Physics programme is:

  1. To develop graduates who are well grounded in the fundamentals of Physics, able to use the acquired knowledge in a wide range of practical applications.
  2. To develop a creative thinker with the power of imagination to enable graduates work in research, industry, academia qualifying them to be strong policy practitioners.
  • To inculcate in the student a consciousness the needs and aspirations of the society and augment the sense of responsibility towards the same.
  1. To produce graduates who emerge as market leaders in both white and blue color jobs within the country.
  2. To equip students with a good understanding of the principles of Applied Physics, aspects of which will be at the leading edgeof knowledge.
  3. To produce Applied Physics graduates with the necessary skills for team work in an industrial and scientific research environment.
  • To produce graduates who will competently undertake postgraduate work in Physics and its related fields.

3.3 Expected learning outcomes of the programme

  1. Knowledge and understanding

The physics programme enables students develop competencies required to:

  1. Solve problems in Physics and offer relevant solutions using appropriate mathematical tools.
  2. Understand physical phenomena and model their behaviour through analytical and/or mathematical techniques.
  • Apply principles of operation of physical devices and instruments
  1. Know the environmental and social impact of a Physicist’s activities
  2. Understand business and management techniques relevant to a Physicist

 

  1. Cognitive skills/Application of knowledge

The physics graduate should be able to:

  1. Execute and critically analyze results of an investigation and make logical conclusions.
  2. Use scientific principles in solutions of physical problems.
  • Formulate research proposals, conduct the research, analyze data obtained from the research and report accurately in various branches of physical processes.
  1. Use computers in the manipulation of physics problems.

3.4 Mode of Delivery and Duration of the programme

The programme will be delivered mainly through lectures, experiments, computer simulation, seminars and workshops.

The programme shall normally take four academic years of two semesters per academic year.

3.5 Academic regulations

3.5.1 Admission requirements

To be admitted into the B.Sc. Programme in the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, a candidate must:

  1. i)Meet the minimum University admission criteria
  2. ii)Have passed the K.C.S.E with a minimum average grade of B- in the following Cluster of subjects:

CLUSTER A                                                              CLUSTER B

PHYSICS                                                                   PHYSICAL SCIENCES

MATHEMATICS                                                      MATHEMATICS

CHEMISTRY                                                             BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

GEOGRAPHY                                                           GEOGRAPHY

AND ONE OTHER SUBJECT FROM GROUP I

3.5.2 Course requirements: Class attendance/Attachment

Students must satisfy class attendance requirements spelt out in the University examination regulations besides attending a 3-months mandatory industrial attachment at the end of the third year of study.

3.5.3 Student Assessment policy/Criteria

The common University Examination Regulations shall apply.

  • Theory Courses

Continuous assessment tests (at least two CATs)                   30%

End of semester exam; A written paper of 2 hours duration   70%

  • Laboratory Courses

A minimum of 5 laboratory reports and maximum of 6 laboratory reports per semester that incorporates all the specific areas emphasized in the laboratory course  60%

End of semester lab test; A written paper of 1 hour duration                          40%

  • Seminar Courses: (a)

Continuous assessment based on oral presentation of at least three seminars50%

Evaluation of a written report                                                                          50%

  • Research Project

Assessment on the candidate's work and on the submitted Project Report      70%

Oral examination                                                                                             30%

An external examiner shall be involved in the assessment of the submitted report and may participate in the oral examination.

  • Industrial attachment

Industrial attachment and relevant Field visits are essential parts of this programme. These will be graded as follows:

 (a) Field/logbook assessment             70%

 (b) Attachment report                         30%

3.5.4 Grading system

The general MMU examinations regulations and grading shall apply. In addition, the following grades, representing varying degrees of achievement, are used: A, B, C, D, and E. these letters carry grade points and significance as shown. All scores will be calculated and converted to letter grades as follows;

Grade  A         70 – 100          First Class                              

Grade B         60 – 69            Upper Second class

Grade  C         50 – 59            Lower Second Class

Grade  D         40 – 49            Pass

Grade  F          00 – 39            Fail

3.5.5 Examination regulations

Examinations will be governed by the common rules and regulations for undergraduate examination regulations of 2010 of Maasai Mara University.

3.5.6 Moderation of Examinations

Internal examiners will also be required to moderate examinations before being taken to the external examiner. The external examiner shall be involved in the moderation of examination question papers and marked scripts. In addition the external examiner may assess research project reports and may participate in the oral examination of a candidate.

3.5.7 Graduation Requirements

To qualify for the award of a BSc (Physics) degree, a student shall satisfy all the university requirements pertaining to the award of a degree. A students must take a minimum of 170 units of Physics, Physics-related and non-physics courses offered in this curriculum and he/she must pass all the examinations offered in the first, second, third and fourth years of study.

3.5.8 Classification of degrees

The classification will be done as stated in the Maasai Mara University common rules and regulations for undergraduate examinations.

3.5.9 Regulations for Project work

A student registered in accordance with the regulations will be required to pursue his/her project under the guidance of the supervisor appointed by the departmental board (teaching staff).

Project Evaluation: Final year physics students shall undertake a project and submit report. The project shall be evaluatedbased on performance in oral presentations and a formal written report. Oral presentation will be done before a departmental board. The departmental board will be allowed to ask questions and may contribute to the assessment of the candidate. The duration of the oral presentation shall be limited to within 40 minutes. After the oral presentation the board of examiners shall compile the scores and determine the average score which shall be entered as the final mark in the project in 3.5.3(d) above.

3.6 Course evaluation

3.6.1 Student’s evaluation

Direct assessment is through a range of in-semester tests that include, written examinations, assignments, homework, laboratory reports,tutorial lessons, tests, quizzes, essays, simple project, exercises and/or quizzes.

Final year project assessment is based on performance in oral presentations and a formal written report.

The maintenance of standards will be achieved by both internal and external moderation of examinations. Above allthe overall assessment process will be subject to external examiner scrutiny who will provide benchmarking to international standards.

Some of the lecture courses may be examined primarily or completely by assignments, where the nature of the course is unsuitable for assessment by examination.

3.6.2 Staff performance

To be based on student evaluations, evaluation by head of department and self-evaluation

3.7 Course coding

The course codes consist of two parts: PHY followed by space and 4 digits. PHY stands for “Physics” and means it is a Physics course. The first digit indicates the year the course is being offered or the level of the course. The second digit indicates the semester the course is offered. The third two digits is the course’s serialization. For example PHY 2109 means that the course is a second year course offered in the first semester with a serial ‘09’. If the third two digits are “zeros”, then it means that the course is a common course. University-wide common courses are italicized; Programme core courses and required courses are in normal font; Elective courses are in bold font.

3.8 Definition of a unit and credit hours:

1 unit ≡ 3 lecture hours per week per semester.

1 credit hour ≡ 2 Tutorial hours per week per semester.

1 credit hour ≡ 1 hour of laboratory work per week per semester.

1 credit hour ≡ 1 lecture hour per week per semester. 

4.0 PHYSICS PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

YEAR ONE SEMESTER ONE

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

CMJ 1100

Communication Skills

3

PHY 1103

Physics Laboratory I

3

PHY 1104

Mechanics

3

PHY 1105

Introduction to Thermodynamics

3

CHE 1104

Physical chemistry I

3

COM 1103

Introduction to computers and Computing

3

MAT 1104

Differential Calculus

3

ZOO 1100

HIV & AIDS and Lifestyle diseases

3

 

TOTAL UNITS

24

                  YEAR ONE SEMESTER TWO

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

COM 1200

Computer and Information Literacy

3

PHY 1206

Physics laboratory II

3

PHY 1207

Properties of matter 

3

PHY 1208

Geometrical Optics

3

MAT 1208

Analytical Geometry        

3

COM 1205

Computer Applications I

3

 

TOTAL UNITS

18

YEAR TWO SEMESTER ONE

Course code

Course Title

Credit Hours

REL 2100

Philosophy & Critical thinking

3

ENS 2100

Environmental Skills

3

PHY 2109

Physics laboratory III

3

PHY 2110

Oscillations and waves

3

PHY 2111

Electricity and magnetism

3

MAT 1207

Integral Calculus

3

MAT 1206

Linear Algebra I

3

MAT 2110

Vector Analysis

3

 

TOTAL UNITS

24

YEAR TWO SEMESTER TWO

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

PHY 2212

Physics laboratory IV

3

PHY 2213

Electrical Circuits

4

PHY 2214

Classical mechanics

3

COM 1204

Procedural programming I

3

MAT 2111

Ordinary Differential Equations   I

3

MAT 2109

Linear Algebra II

3

STA 1103

Probability and Statistics I

3

                                                                   

TOTAL UNITS

21

YEAR THREE SEMESTER ONE

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

PHY 3115

Physics Laboratory V

3

PHY 3116

Thermodynamics

3

PHY 3117

Mathematical Physics I

3

PHY 3118

Physical Optics

3

PHY 3119

Digital Electronics

3

MAT 4103

P.D.E. I

3

MAT  2214

Numerical Analysis I

3

                                                                   

TOTAL UNITS

21

YEAR THREE SEMESTER TWO

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

PHY 3220

Electromagnetism

3

PHY 3221

Quantum mechanics I

3

PHY 3223

Industrial Attachment

3

PHY 3224

Research Methodology

2

BBM 3200

Entrepreneurial and work Skills

3

Areas of specialization

Material Science

PHY  3225

Introduction to Material Science

3

PHY  3226

Solid State Physics I

3

Electronics

PHY 3227

Electronics I

3

PHY 3228

Electronics II

3

Renewable energy

PHY 3229

Solar, thermal and Photovoltaics

3

PHY 3230

Biomass and wind energy

3

                                                                   

TOTAL UNITS

20

                

 YEAR FOUR SEMESTER ONE

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

PHY 4131

Quantum Mechanics II

3

PHY 4132

Matlab programming

3

PHY 4133

Measurements and Instrumentation

3

PHY 4134

Research Project

3

Areas of specialization

Material Science

PHY 4135

Polymer Physics

3

PHY4136

The Physics of Semiconductor Devices

3

PHY 4137

Electrical Engineering materials

3

Electronics

PHY4138

Microprocessors and applications

3

PHY4139

Electronic Circuits  and devices

3

PHY 4140

Transducers

3

Renewable Energy

PHY 4141

Hydro, Geothermal and Tidal Energy

3

PHY 4142

Basic Principles of Nuclear Reactors

3

PHY 4143

Nuclear Energy

3

 

TOTAL UNITS

21

YEAR FOUR SEMESTER TWO

Course  Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

PHY 4244

Statistical mechanics

3

PHY 4245

Atomic and Nuclear Physics

3

PHY 4246

Computational Physics

3

PHY 4134

Research Project

3

Areas of specialization

Material Science

PHY 4247

Thermodynamics of materials

3

PHY 4248

Solid State Physics II

3

PHY 4249

Elasticity and Plasticity

3

Electronics

PHY 4250

Telecommunication and Fiber optics

3

PHY 4251

Introduction to lasers

3

PHY 4252

Data communicationAntennae and propagation of signals

3

Renewable energy

PHY 4253

Heat and mass transfer processes

3

PHY 4254

Energy systems and management

3

PHY 4255

Power electronics

3

 

THREE AREA OF SPECIALIZATION COURSES

9

                                                                   

TOTAL UNITS

21

Preamble

The market driven programme is designed to prepare globally competitive, efficient and effective secondary school teachers, leaders and managers capable of creatively and innovatively responding to the changing environment. The programme will also prepare the student teachers to respond to the demands of the teaching profession and inspire them to embrace research and development, community service and lifelong learning.

Goal

The programme is designed to produce innovative, professional secondary school teachers capable of driving the education sector towards achievement of the national goals.

Expected learning outcomes

The expected learning outcomes are to:

    1. Enhance the teachers’ theoretical and Practical knowledge on subject content, pedagogical knowledge and professional skills.
    2. Develop a teacher who is creative, innovative and capable of harnessing Information Communication Technologies in teaching and learning.
    3. Inculcate passion and love for the teaching profession.
    4. Develop teachers’ awareness, understanding and commitment to professional ethics and conduct, legal foundation of education, sound health practices, and emerging and contemporary issues.
    5. Promote, create and nurture competence, integrity, honesty and moral uprightness in teacher education.
    6. Foster teamwork, creativity, effective communication, tolerance, perseverance and culture of peace through education.
    7. Promote excellence, openness, and broad consultation and consensus building, efficiency and effectiveness.
    8. Initiate and promote scholarship, academic freedom and research.
    9. Improve teachers’ leadership and managerial skills.
    10. Promote continuing education.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The following are eligible for consideration for admission; a holder of KCSE mean grade of C+ or Diploma in Education from a recognized institution with a mean grade of C+ in KCSE.

Design of the Programme

Students are required to take all the common courses offered by the University. The students shall take all professional Courses offered by the School of Education. Students are required to take an approved combination of two secondary school teaching subjects. In choosing the combinations, students must have done the subjects at KCSE or A Level and attained at least C+ or equivalent in the two teaching subjects.

In this program, a student pursues education and university common units, with any approved two teaching subjects in secondary school to add on to guidance and counseling courses. The approved secondary school teaching subjects’ combinations from science based subjects are as follows:

SCIENCE SUBJECT COMBINATIONS

  1. MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS, EDUCATION
  2. MATHEMATICS, CHEMISTRY, EDUCATION
  3. MATHEMATICS, BIOLOGY, EDUCATION
  4. BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, EDUCATION
  5. CHEMISTRY, PHYSICS, EDUCATION
  6. CHEMISTRY, GEOGRAPHY, EDUCATION

All students (B.Ed Science) shall be required to undertake Teaching Practice (TP) at the end of third year and an Educational Research Project.

Mode of Delivery

The mode of delivery of will be face to face, distance learning and e-learning.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Obligations of the students:

  1. Students’ class attendance: All students shall be required to attend all the standard hours for a credit unit. For a three-unit course, the standards hours are 45 inclusive of examinations. For a two-unit course, the standards hours are 30 inclusive of examinations. It is mandatory for a student to attend 80% of unit hours.
  2. Teaching practice: All students shall undertake teaching practice worth 6 credit hours.
  3. During teaching students shall undertake an EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECT that is beneficial to the teaching profession.

Obligations of the lecturers:

The lecturers shall be guided by the ISO procedures, Commission of University (CUE), Relevant Legal documents on education and University Quality Management system documents.

Obligations of the University:

The University shall provide all the resource required to actualize this curriculum.

STUDENTS’ ASSESSMENT: POLICY AND CRITERIA

  • Assessment shall be in form of Continuous Assessment Tests (CATs) and examinations. The assessment could be in form of theory, projects and Practical. The CATS shall constitute 30% while examination shall be 70% of final grade.
  • Assessment in teaching practice shall constitute 80% from University assessment and 20% from the assessment of principal of host school or the cooperating teacher (regular subject teacher).
  • EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECT shall be 3 Credit hours accounting for 100%.

GRADING SYSTEM

  • 0-39: F (Fail)
  • 40-49: D (Pass)
  • 50-59: C (Good)
  • 60-69: B (Very Good)
  • 70 and above: A (excellent)

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

The student shall undertake University Core Courses, Professional Courses and Subject area course.

They shall take at least seven (7) courses per semester. Total units in four (4) years shall be at least 56 to qualify for graduation. 

OPTION 1

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1 (Y1S1)

OPTION 1: MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

CMJ 1100

Communication Skills

3

ZOO 1100

Hiv/Aids And Lifestyle Diseases

3

PSY 1103

Introduction To General Psychology

              3

ECI 1103

Introduction To Teacher Education

3

EGC 1103

Evolution And Development Of Guidance And Counselling

              3

MAT 1103

Basic Mathematics

3

MAT 1104

Differential Calculus

3

STA 1103

Probability And Statistics I

3

PHY 1104

Mechanics

3

PHY 1105

Introduction To Thermodynamics

3

TOTAL

 

30

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2 (Y1S2)

OPTION 1: MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

COM 1200

Computer And Information Literacy

3

PSY 1204

Introduction To Guidance And Counselling

3

EDF 1203

History Of Education

3

EGC 1204

Institutional Counselling Services

3

EGC 1205

Psychology Of Human Adjustment

3

MAT 1206

Linear Algebra I

3

MAT 1207

Integral Calculus

3

STA 1208

Probability And Statistics Ii

3

PHY 1207

Properties Of Matter

3

PHY 1208

Geometrical Optics

3

TOTAL

 

30

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1 (Y2S2)

OPTION 1: MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

ENS 2100

Environmental Skills

3

REL 2100

Philosophy And Critical Thinking

3

ECI 2104

Curriculum Development

3

EDF 2104

Philosophy Of Education

3

EGC 2106

Counseling Theories, Models And Techniques

3

EGC 2107

Professional Ethics & Legal Issues In Counselling

3

MAT 2109

Linear Algebra Ii

3

MAT 2111

Ordinary Differential Equations I

3

PHY 2110

Vibration And Waves

3

PHY 2111

Electricity And Magnetism

3

TOTAL

 

30

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2 (Y2S2)

OPTION 1: MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS, EDUCATION

 COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

ECI 2205

Instructional Methods And Principles Of Teaching

3

ECI 2206

Education Media And Resources

3

PSY 2205

Human Growth And Development

3

EGC 2208

Communication In Guidance And Counselling

3

EGC 2209

Group Procedures And Group Dynamics In Counselling

3

MAT 2212

Real Analysis I

3

MAT 2214

Numerical Analysis I

3

PHY 2214

Physical Optics

3

PSY 2213

Electrical Circuits

3

TOTAL

 

27

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1 (Y3S1)

OPTION 1: MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

EDA 3103

Introduction To Educational Research Methods

3

ECI 3116

Subject Methods In Mathematics

3

ECI 3117

Subject Methods In Physics

3

PSY 3106

Educational Psychology

3

EGC 3110

Behavioural Disorders

3

EGC 3111

Practicum I (THEORY)

3

MAT 3117

Advanced Calculus

3

MAT 3118

Complex Analysis I

3

PHY 3119

Digital Electronics

3

PHY 3117

Mathematical Physics I

3

TOTAL

 

30                                                    

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2 (Y3S2)

OPTION 1: MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

BBM 3200

Entrepreneurial And Work Skills

3

ECI 3207

Media Practical And Micro-Teaching

3

EDF 3205

Sociology Of Education

3

EDA 3204

Management Of Education Resources

3

EGC 3212

Psychological Testing And Assesment

3

EGC 3213

Counselling Exceptional Person

3

MAT 3223

Ordinary Differential Equations Ii

3

MAT 3207

Numerical Analysis Ii

3

PHY 3220

Electromagnetism

3

PHY 3221

Quantum Mechanics I

3

TOTAL

 

30

ECI 3229

Teaching Practice (TP)

6

ECI 3215

Teaching Practice Project

3

EGC 3229

Practicum Ii (ATTACHMENT)

6

YEAR 4 SEMESTER 1 (Y4S1)

OPTION 1: MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

EDA 4105

Education Administration & Leadership

3

PSY 4107

Educational Statistics, Measurements And Evaluation

3

ECI 4113

Adult Education

3

EDF 4106

International And Comparative Education

3

EGC 4114

Vocational Guidance And Career Counselling

3

EGC 4115

Behaviour Modification

3

MAT 4103

Partial Differential Equations I

3

MAT 4105

Measure Theory

3

PHY 4133

Measurements And Instrumentation

3

PHY 4141

Hydro, Geothermal And Tidal Energy

3

TOTAL

 

30                                           

YEAR 4 SEMESTER 2 (Y4S2)

OPTION 1: MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

EDA 4206

Economics Of Education And Planning

3

EDA 4203

Legal Issues In Education

3

EDF 4207

Gender And Emerging Issues In Education

3

EGC 4216

Personal Development And Therapy In Counselling

3

EGC 4217

Family, Sex And Marital Counselling

3

EGC 4218

Geriatric Counseling

3

MAT 4203

Partial Differential Equations Ii

3

MAT 4204

Complex Analysis Ii

3

PHY 4244

Statistical Mechanics

3

PHY 4245

Atomic And Nuclear Physics

3

TOTAL

 

30

OPTION 2

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1 (Y1S1)

OPTION 2: MATHEMATICS, CHEMISTRY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

CMJ 1100

Communication Skills

3

ZOO 1100

Hiv/Aids And Lifestyle Diseases

3

PSY 1103

Introduction To General Psychology

              3

ECI 1103

Introduction To Teacher Education

3

EGC 1103

Evolution And Development Of Guidance And Counselling

              3

MAT 1103

Basic Mathematics

3

MAT 1104

Differential Calculus

3

STA 1103

Probability And Statistics I

3

CHE 1103

Atomic Structure

3

CHE 1104

Physical Chemistry I

3

TOTAL

 

30 

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2 (Y1S2)

OPTION 2: MATHEMATICS, CHEMISTRY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOUR

COM 1200

Computer And Information Literacy

3

PSY 1204

Introduction To Guidance And Counselling

3

EDF 1203

History Of Education

3

EGC 1204

Institutional Counselling Services

3

EGC 1205

Psychology Of Human Adjustment

3

MAT 1206

Linear Algebra I

3

MAT 1207

Integral Calculus

3

STA 1208

Probability And Statistics Ii

3

CHE 1205

Organic Chemistry I

3

CHE 1207

Analytical Chemistry I

3

TOTAL  

 

30

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1 (Y2S1)

OPTION 2: MATHEMATICS, CHEMISTRY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

ENS 2100

Environmental Skills

3

REL 2100

Philosophy And Critical Thinking

3

ECI 2104

Curriculum Development

3

EDF 2104

Philosophy Of Education

3

EGC 2106

Counseling Theories, Models And Techniques

3

EGC 2107

Professional Ethics & Legal Issues In Counselling

3

MAT 2109

Linear Algebra Ii

3

MAT 2111

Ordinary Differential Equations I

3

CHE 2108

Atomic Structure And Bonding

3

CHE 2111

Chemistry Of Aromatic Compounds

3

TOTAL 

 

30

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2 (Y2S2)

OPTION 2: MATHEMATICS, CHEMISTRY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

ECI 2205

Instructional Methods And Principles Of Teaching

3

ECI 2206

Education Media And Resources

3

PSY 2205

Human Growth And Development

3

EGC 2208

Communication In Guidance And Counselling

3

EGC 2209

Group Procedures And Group Dynamics In Counselling

3

MAT 2212

Real Analysis I

3

MAT 2214

Numerical Analysis I

3

CHE 2214

Organic Chemistry Ii

3

CHE 2215

S- And P-Block Elements

3

TOTAL

 

27

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1 (Y3S1)

OPTION 2: MATHEMATICS, CHEMISTRY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

EDA 3103

Introduction To Educational Research Methods

3

ECI 3116

Subject Methods In Mathematics

3

ECI 3118

Subject Methods In Chemistry

3

PSY 3106

Educational Psychology

3

EGC 3110

Behavioural Disorders

3

EGC 3111

Practicum I (THEORY)

3

MAT 3117

Advanced Calculus

3

MAT 3118

Complex Analysis I

3

CHE 3118

Organic Synthesis I

3

CHE3121

Chemical Thermodynamics And Phase Equilibria

3

TOTAL

 

30

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2 (Y3S2)

OPTION 2: MATHEMATICS, CHEMISTRY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

BBM 3200

Entrepreneurial And Work Skills

3

ECI 3207

Media Practical And Micro-Teaching

3

EDF 3205

Sociology Of Education

3

EDA 3204

Management Of Education Resources

3

EGC 3212

Psychological Testing And Assesment

3

EGC 3213

Counselling Exceptional Person

3

MAT 3223

Ordinary Differential Equations Ii

3

MAT 3207

Numerical Analysis Ii

3

CHE 3226

Chemical Kinetics

3

CHE 3227

Stereochemistry And Conformational Studies

3

TOTAL

 

30

ECI 3229

Teaching Practice (tp)

6

ECI 3215

Teaching Practice Project

3

EGC 3229

Practicum Ii (attachment)

6

YEAR 4 SEMESTER 1 (Y4 S1)

OPTION 2: MATHEMATICS, CHEMISTRY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

EDA 4105

Education Administration & Leadership

3

PSY 4107

Educational Statistics, Measurements And Evaluation

3

ECI 4113

Adult Education

3

EDF 4106

International And Comparative Education

3

EGC 4114

Vocational Guidance And Career Counselling

3

EGC 4115

Behaviour Modification

3

MAT 4103

Partial Differential Equations I

3

MAT 4105

Measure Theory

3

CHE4136

Chemistry Of Natural Products

3

CHE 4137

Environmental Chemistry

3

TOTAL

 

30

YEAR 4 SEMESTER 2 (Y4 S2)

OPTION 2: MATHEMATICS, CHEMISTRY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

EDA 4206

Economics Of Education And Planning

3

EDA 4203

Legal Issues In Education

3

EDF 4207

Gender And Emerging Issues In Education

3

EGC 4216

Personal Development And Therapy In Counselling

3

EGC 4217

Family, Sex And Marital Counselling

3

EGC 4218

Geriatric Counseling

3

MAT 4203

Partial Differential Equations Ii

3

MAT 4204

Complex Analysis Ii

3

CHE 4243

Electrochemistry

3

CHE 4240

Photochemistry

3

TOTAL

 

30

OPTION 3

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1 (Y1S1)

OPTION 3: MATHEMATICS, BIOLOGY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

CMJ 1100

Communication Skills

3

ZOO 1100

Hiv/Aids And Lifestyle Diseases

3

PSY 1103

Introduction To General Psychology

              3

ECI 1103

Introduction To Teacher Education

3

EGC 1103

Evolution And Development Of Guidance And Counselling

              3

BIO 1101

Introduction To Plant Biology

3

ZOO 1103

Introduction To Zoology

3

MAT 1103

Basic Mathematics

3

MAT 1104

Differential Calculus

3

STA 1103

Probability And Statistics I

3

TOTAL

 

30

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2 (Y1S2)

OPTION 3: MATHEMATICS, BIOLOGY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

COM 1200

Computer And Information Literacy

3

PSY 1204

Introduction To Guidance And Counselling

3

EDF 1203

History Of Education

3

EGC 1204

Institutional Counselling Services

3

EGC 1205

Psychology Of Human Adjustment

3

MAT 1206

Linear Algebra I

3

MAT 1207

Integral Calculus

3

BOT 1202

Survey To Plant Kingdom

3

ZOO 1204

General Zoology

3

BOT 1205

Introduction Microbiology

3

TOTAL

 

30 

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1 (Y2S1)

OPTION 3: MATHEMATICS, BIOLOGY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

ENS 2100

Environmental Skills

3

REL 2100

Philosophy And Critical Thinking

3

ECI 2104

Curriculum Development

3

EDF 2104

Philosophy Of Education

3

EGC 2106

Counseling Theories, Models And Techniques

3

EGC 2107

Professional Ethics & Legal Issues In Counselling

3

MAT 2109

Linear Algebra Ii

3

MAT 2111

Ordinary Differential Equations I

3

BIO 2108

Cell Biology

3

ZOO 2108

Invertebrate Zoology

3

BIO 2116

Plant Morphology And Anatomy

3

TOTAL

 

33

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2 (Y2S2)

OPTION 3: MATHEMATICS, BIOLOGY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

ECI 2205

Instructional Methods And Principles Of Teaching

3

ECI 2206

Education Media And Resources

3

PSY 2205

Human Growth And Development

3

EGC 2208

Communication In Guidance And Counselling

3

EGC 2209

Group Procedures And Group Dynamics In Counselling

3

MAT 2212

Real Analysis I

3

MAT 2214

Numerical Analysis I

3

ZOO 2209

Vertebrate Zoology

3

BIO 2215

Introduction To Ecology And Bioanalysis

3

TOTAL

 

27

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1 (Y3S1)

OPTION 3: MATHEMATICS, BIOLOGY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

EDA 3103

Introduction To Educational Research Methods

3

ECI 3116

Subject Methods In Mathematics

3

ECI 3119

Subject Methods In Biology

3

PSY 3106

Educational Psychology

3

EGC 3110

Behavioural Disorders

3

EGC 3111

Practicum I (THEORY)

3

MAT 3117

Advanced Calculus

3

MAT 3118

Complex Analysis I

3

ZOO 3112

Mammology

3

BIO 3101

Plant Growth And Development

3

TOTAL

 

30

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2 (Y3S2)

OPTION 3: MATHEMATICS, BIOLOGY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

BBM 3200

Entrepreneurial And Work Skills

3

ECI 3207

Media Practical And Micro-Teaching

3

EDF 3205

Sociology Of Education

3

EDA 3204

Management Of Education Resources

3

EGC 3212

Psychological Testing And Assesment

3

EGC 3213

Counselling Exceptional Person

3

MAT 3223

Ordinary Differential Equations Ii

3

MAT 3207

Numerical Analysis Ii

3

ZOO 3225

Anthropod Biology

3

BOT 3202

Plant Physiology

3

ZOO 3233

Entomology

3

TOTAL

 

33

ECI 3229

Teaching Practice (TP)

6

ECI 3215

Teaching Practice Project

3

EGC 3229

Practicum Ii (ATTACHMENT)

6

YEAR 4 SEMESTER 1 (Y4S1)

OPTION 3: MATHEMATICS, BIOLOGY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

EDA 4105

Education Administration & Leadership

3

PSY 4107

Educational Statistics, Measurements And Evaluation

3

ECI 4113

Adult Education

3

EDF 4106

International And Comparative Education

3

EGC 4114

Vocational Guidance And Career Counselling

3

EGC 4115

Behaviour Modification

3

MAT 4103

Partial Differential Equations I

3

MAT 4105

Measure Theory

3

ZOO 4120

Evolutionary Biology

3

MIC 4211

Molecular Biology

3

ZOO 4221

Environment Physiology

3

TOTAL

 

33

YEAR 4 SEMESTER 2 (Y4S2)

OPTION 3: MATHEMATICS, BIOLOGY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

EDA 4206

Economics Of Education And Planning

3

EDA 4203

Legal Issues In Education

3

EDF 4207

Gender And Emerging Issues In Education

3

EGC 4216

Personal Development And Therapy In Counselling

3

EGC 4217

Family, Sex And Marital Counselling

3

EGC 4218

Geriatric Counseling

3

MAT 4203

Partial Differential Equations Ii

3

MAT 4204

Complex Analysis Ii

3

ZOO 4214  

Bioinformatics                                                                                  

3

BOT 4211

Plant Pathology

3

TOTAL

 

30

OPTION 4

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1 (Y1S1)

OPTION 4: BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

CMJ 1100

Communication Skills

3

ZOO 1100

Hiv/Aids And Lifestyle Diseases

3

PSY 1103

Introduction To General Psychology

              3

ECI 1103

Introduction To Teacher Education

3

EGC 1103

Evolution And Development Of Guidance And Counselling

              3

BIO 1103

Introduction To Plant Biology

3

ZOO 1103

Introduction To Zoology

3

CHE 1103

Atomic Structure

3

CHE 1104

Physical Chemistry I

3

TOTAL

 

27

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2 (Y1S2)

OPTION 4: BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

COM 1200

Computer And Information Literacy

3

PSY 1204

Introduction To Guidance And Counselling

3

EDF 1203

History Of Education

3

EGC 1204

Institutional Counselling Services

3

EGC 1205

Psychology Of Human Adjustment

3

BOT  1204

Survey To Plant Kingdom

3

ZOO 1204

General Zoology

3

BIO 1205

Introduction Microbiology

3

CHE 1205

Organic Chemistry I

3

CHE 1207

Analytical Chemistry I

3

TOTAL

 

30

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1 (Y2S1)

OPTION 4: BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

ENS 2100

Environmental Skills

3

REL 2100

Philosophy And Critical Thinking

3

ECI 2104

Curriculum Development

3

EDF 2104

Philosophy Of Education

3

EGC 2106

Counseling Theories, Models And Techniques

3

EGC 2107

Professional Ethics & Legal Issues In Counselling

3

BOT 2108

Cell Biology

3

BIO 2109

Principle Of Genetics

3

ZOO 2108

Invertebrate Zoology

3

CHE 2108

Atomic Structure And Bonding

3

CHE 2111

 Chemistry Of Aromatic Compounds

3

TOTAL

 

33

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2 (Y2S2)

OPTION 4: BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

ECI 2205

Instructional Methods And Principles Of Teaching

3

ECI 2206

Education Media And Resources

3

PSY 2205

Human Growth And Development

3

EGC 2208

Communication In Guidance And Counselling

3

EGC 2209

Group Procedures And Group Dynamics In Counselling

3

ZOO 2209

Vertebrate Zoology

3

ZOO 2207

Introduction To Ecology And Bioanalysis

3

CHE 2214

Organic Chemistry Ii

3

CHE 2213

Transition Metal Chemistry

3

CHE 2215

S- And P-Block Elements

3

TOTAL

 

30

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1 (Y3S1)

OPTION 4: BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

EDA 3103

Introduction To Educational Research Methods

3

ECI 3118

Subject Methods In Chemistry

3

ECI 3119

Subject Methods In Biology

3

PSY 3106

Educational Psychology

3

EGC 3110

Behavioural Disorders

3

EGC 3111

Practicum I (THEORY)

3

BIO 3101

Plant Growth And Development

3

BIO 3103

Taxonomy Of Angiosperms

3

ZOO 3118

Basic Immunology

3

ZOO 3112

Mammology

3

CHE 3118

Organic Synthesis I

3

CHE 3121

Chemical Thermodynamics And Phase Equilibria

3

TOTAL

 

36

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2 (Y3S2)

OPTION 4: BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

BBM 3200

Entrepreneurial And Work Skills

3

ECI 3207

Media Practical And Micro-Teaching

3

EDF 3205

Sociology Of Education

3

EDA 3204

Management Of Education Resources

3

EGC 3212

Psychological Testing And Assesment

3

EGC 3213

Counselling Exceptional Person

3

BOT 3202

Plant Physiology

3

ZOO 3233

Entomology

3

CHE 3226

Chemical Kinetics

3

ZOO 3225

Anthropod Biology

3

CHE 3227

Stereochemistry And Conformational Studies

3

TOTAL

 

33

ECI 3229

Teaching Practice (TP)

6

ECI 3215

Teaching Practice Project

3

EGC 3229

Practicum Ii (ATTACHMENT)

6

YEAR 4 SEMESTER 1 (Y4S1)

OPTION 4: BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

EDA 4105

Education Administration & Leadership

3

PSY 4107

Educational Statistics, Measurements And Evaluation

3

ECI 4113

Adult Education

3

EDF 4106

International And Comparative Education

3

EGC 4114

Vocational Guidance And Career Counselling

3

EGC 4115

Behaviour Modification

3

ZOO 4120

Evolution Biology

3

ZOO 4121

Environmental Physiology

3

CHE 4136

Chemistry Of Natural Products

3

CHE 4137

Environmental Chemistry

3

TOTAL

 

30 

YEAR 4 SEMESTER 2 (Y4S2)

OPTION 4: BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

EDA 4206

Economics Of Education And Planning

3

EDA 4203

Legal Issues In Education

3

EDF 4207

Gender And Emerging Issues In Education

3

EGC 4216

Personal Development And Therapy In Counselling

3

EGC 4217

Family, Sex And Marital Counselling

3

EGC 4218

Geriatric Counseling

3

EGC 4216

Personal Development And Therapy In Counselling

3

EGC 4217

Family, Sex And Marital Counselling

3

CHE4243

Electrochemistry

3

CHE 4240

Photochemistry

3

BOT 4211

Plant Pathology

3

ZOO 4214

Bioinformatics

3

TOTAL

 

36

OPTION 5

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1 (Y1S1)

OPTION 5: CHEMISTRY, PHYSICS, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

CMJ 1100

Communication Skills

3

ZOO 1100

Hiv/Aids And Lifestyle Diseases

3

PSY 1103

Introduction To General Psychology

              3

ECI 1103

Introduction To Teacher Education

3

EGC 1103

Evolution And Development Of Guidance And Counselling

              3

PHY 1104

Mechanics

3

PHY 1105

Introduction To Thermodynamics

3

CHE 1103

Atomic Structure

3

CHE 1104

Physical Chemistry I

3

TOTAL

 

27

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2 (Y1S2)

OPTION 5: CHEMISTRY, PHYSICS, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

COM 1200

Computer And Information Literacy

3

PSY 1204

Introduction To Guidance And Counselling

3

EDF 1203

History Of Education

3

EGC 1204

Institutional Counselling Services

3

EGC 1205

Psychology Of Human Adjustment

3

PHY 1207

Properties Of Matter

3

PHY 1208

Geometrical Optics

3

CHE 1205

Organic Chemistry I

3

CHE 1207

Analytical Chemistry I

3

TOTAL

 

27

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1 (Y2S1)

OPTION 5: CHEMISTRY, PHYSICS, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

ENS 2100

Environmental Skills

3

REL 2100

Philosophy And Critical Thinking

3

ECI 2104

Curriculum Development

3

EDF 2104

Philosophy Of Education

3

EGC 2106

Counseling Theories, Models And Techniques

3

EGC 2107

Professional Ethics & Legal Issues In Counselling

3

PHY 2110

Vibration And Waves

3

PHY 2111

Electricity And Magnetism

3

CHE 2108

Atomic Structure And Bonding

3

CHE 2111

Chemistry Of Aromatic Compounds

3

TOTAL

 

30

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2 (Y2S2)

OPTION 5: CHEMISTRY, PHYSICS, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

ECI 2205

Instructional Methods And Principles Of Teaching

3

ECI 2206

Education Media And Resources

3

PSY 2205

Human Growth And Development

3

EGC 2208

Communication In Guidance And Counselling

3

EGC 2209

Group Procedures And Group Dynamics In Counselling

3

PHY 2214

Physical Optics

3

PSY 2213

Electrical Circuits

3

CHE 2214

Organic Chemistry Ii

3

CHE 2215

S- And P-Block Elements

3

TOTAL

 

27

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1 (Y3S1)

OPTION 5: CHEMISTRY, PHYSICS, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

EDA 3103

Introduction To Educational Research Methods

3

ECI 3118

Subject Methods In Chemistry

3

ECI 3117

Subject Methods In Physics

3

PSY 3106

Educational Psychology

3

EGC 3110

Behavioural Disorders

3

EGC 3111

Practicum I (THEORY)

3

PHY 3119

Digital Electronics

3

PHY 3117

Mathematical Physics I

3

CHE 3118

Organic Synthesis I

3

CHE 3121

Chemical Thermodynamics And Phase Equilibria

3

TOTAL

 

30                                                                              

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2 (Y3S2)

OPTION 5: CHEMISTRY, PHYSICS, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

BBM 3200

Entrepreneurial And Work Skills

3

ECI 3207

Media Practical And Micro-Teaching

3

EDF 3205

Sociology Of Education

3

EDA 3204

Management Of Education Resources

3

EGC 3212

Psychological Testing And Assesment

3

EGC 3213

Counselling Exceptional Person

3

PHY 3220

Electromagnetism

3

PHY 3221

Quantum Mechanics I

3

CHE 3226

Chemical Kinetics

3

CHE 3227

Stereochemistry And Conformational Studies

3

TOTAL

 

30

ECI 3229

Teaching Practice (TP)

6

ECI 3215

Teaching Practice Project

3

EGC 3229

Practicum Ii (ATTACHMENT)

6

YEAR 4 SEMESTER 1 (Y4S1)

OPTION 5: CHEMISTRY, PHYSICS, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

EDA 4105

Education Administration & Leadership

3

PSY 4106

Educational Statistics, Measurements And Evaluation

3

EDA 4105

Education Administration & Leadership

3

PSY 4107

Educational Statistics, Measurements And Evaluation

3

ECI 4113

Adult Education

3

EDF 4106

International And Comparative Education

3

EGC 4114

Vocational Guidance And Career Counselling

3

EGC 4115

Behaviour Modification

3

PHY 4133

Measurements And Instrumentation

3

PHY 4141

Hydro, Geothermal And Tidal Energy

3

CHE 4136

Chemistry Of Natural Products

3

CHE 4137

Environmental Chemistry

3

TOTAL

 

36

YEAR 4 SEMESTER 2 (Y4S2)

OPTION 5: CHEMISTRY, PHYSICS, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

EDA 4206

Economics Of Education And Planning

3

EDA 4203

Legal Issues In Education

3

EDF 4207

Gender And Emerging Issues In Education

3

EGC 4216

Personal Development And Therapy In Counselling

3

EGC 4217

Family, Sex And Marital Counselling

3

EGC 4218

Geriatric Counseling

3

PHY 4244

Statistical Mechanics

3

PHY 4245

Atomic And Nuclear Physics

3

CHE 4243

Electrochemistry

3

CHE 4240

Photochemistry

3

TOTAL

 

30

OPTION 6

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1 (Y1S1)

OPTION 6: CHEMISTRY, GEOGRAPHY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

CMJ 1100

Communication Skills

3

ZOO 1100

Hiv/Aids And Lifestyle Diseases

3

PSY 1103

Introduction To General Psychology

3

ECI 1103

Introduction To Teacher Education

3

EGC 1103

Evolution And Development Of Guidance And Counselling

              3

CHE 1103

Atomic Structure

3

CHE 1104

Physical Chemistry I

3

GEO 1105      

Introduction To The Earth’s Physical Environments

3

GEO 1106

Introduction To Remote Sensing And Gis

3

TOTAL

 

27

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2 (Y1S2)

OPTION 6: CHEMISTRY, GEOGRAPHY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

COM 1200

Computer And Information Literacy

3

PSY 1204

Introduction To Guidance And Counselling

3

EDF 1203

History Of Education

3

EGC 1204

Institutional Counselling Services

3

EGC 1205

Psychology Of Human Adjustment

3

CHE 1205

Organic Chemistry I

3

CHE 1207

Analytical Chemistry I

3

GEO 1205

Introduction To Human Geography

3

GEO 1206

Geography Of Kenya

3

TOTAL

 

27

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1 (Y2S2)

OPTION 6: CHEMISTRY, GEOGRAPHY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

ENS 2100

Environmental Skills

3

REL 2100

Philosophy And Critical Thinking

3

ECI 2104

Curriculum Development

3

EDF 2104

Philosophy Of Education

3

EGC 2106

Counseling Theories, Models And Techniques

3

EGC 2107

Professional Ethics & Legal Issues In Counselling

3

CHE 2108

Atomic Structure And Bonding

3

CHE 2111

Chemistry Of Aromatic Compounds

3

GEO 2105

Introduction To Cartography

3

GEO 2106

Spatial Organization

3

TOTAL

 

30

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2 (Y2S2)

OPTION 6: CHEMISTRY, GEOGRAPHY, EDUCATION

 COURSE CODE

Course Title

CREDIT HOURS

ECI 2205

Instructional Methods And Principles Of Teaching

3

ECI 2206

Education Media And Resources

3

PSY 2205

Human Growth And Development

3

EGC 2208

Communication In Guidance And Counselling

3

EGC 2209

Group Procedures And Group Dynamics In Counselling

3

CHE 2214

Organic Chemistry Ii

3

CHE 2215

S- And P-Block Elements

3

GEO 2205

Introduction To Land Surveying

3

GEO 2206

Population Geography

3

TOTAL

 

27

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1 (Y3S1)

OPTION 6: CHEMISTRY, GEOGRAPHY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

EDA 3103

INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH METHODS

3

ECI 3116

SUBJECT METHODS IN MATHEMATICS

3

ECI 3117

SUBJECT METHODS IN PHYSICS

3

PSY 3106

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

3

EGC 3110

BEHAVIOURAL DISORDERS

3

EGC 3111

PRACTICUM I (THEORY)

3

CHE 3118

ORGANIC SYNTHESIS I

3

CHE 3121

CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS AND PHASE EQUILIBRIA

3

GEO 3105

CLIMATOLOGY

3

GEO 3106

QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY

3

TOTAL

 

30

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2 (Y3S2)

OPTION 6: CHEMISTRY, GEOGRAPHY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

BBM 3200

ENTREPRENEURIAL AND WORK SKILLS

3

ECI 3207

MEDIA PRACTICAL AND MICRO-TEACHING

3

EDF 3205

SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION

3

EDA 3204

MANAGEMENT OF EDUCATION RESOURCES

3

EGC 3212

PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING AND ASSESMENT

3

EGC 3213

COUNSELLING EXCEPTIONAL PERSON

3

CHE 3226

CHEMICAL KINETICS

3

CHE 3227

STEREOCHEMISTRY AND CONFORMATIONAL STUDIES

3

GEO 3205

GEOGRAPHY OF NATURAL RESOURCES

3

GEO 3206

RESEARCH METHODS AND FIELD COURSE IN GEOGRAPHY

3

TOTAL

 

30

ECI 3229

TEACHING PRACTICE (TP)

6

ECI 3215

TEACHING PRACTICE PROJECT

3

EGC 3229

PRACTICUM II (ATTACHMENT)

6

YEAR 4 SEMESTER 1 (Y4S1)

OPTION 6: CHEMISTRY, GEOGRAPHY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

EDA 4105

EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION & LEADERSHIP

3

PSY 4107

EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS, MEASUREMENTS AND EVALUATION

3

ECI 4113

ADULT EDUCATION

3

EDF 4106

INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE EDUCATION

3

EGC 4114

VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE AND CAREER COUNSELLING

3

EGC 4115

BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION

3

CHE 4136

CHEMISTRY OF NATURAL PRODUCTS

3

CHE 4137

ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY

3

GEO 4105

AGRICULTURAL GEOGRAPHY

3

GEO 4106

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

3

TOTAL

 

30

YEAR 4 SEMESTER 2 (Y4S2)

OPTION 6: CHEMISTRY, GEOGRAPHY, EDUCATION

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

EDA 4206

ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION AND PLANNING

3

EDA 4203

LEGAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION

3

EDF 4207

GENDER AND EMERGING ISSUES IN EDUCATION

3

EGC 4216

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND THERAPY IN COUNSELLING

3

EGC 4217

FAMILY, SEX AND MARITAL COUNSELLING

3

EGC 4218

GERIATRIC COUNSELING

3

CHE 4240

PHOTOCHEMISTRY

3

GEO 4205

GEOGRAPHY OF DEVELOPMENT

3

GEO 4206

GEOGRAPHY OF AFRICA

3

TOTAL

 

27

BACKGROUND

1.1 University Vision, Mission and Philosophy

1.1.1 Vision

The Vision of Maasai Mara University (MMU) is “To be a world class university committed to academic excellence for development”.

1.1.2 Mission

The Mission of Maasai Mara University is “To provide quality University education through innovative teaching, research and consultancy services for development”.

1.1.3 Philosophy

The Philosophy of MMU is “To promote holistic education for both students and staff through teaching, research, innovation and extension, in order to promote social, economic and political development of Kenya and beyond and to realize sustainable conservation of the environment through natural resource management and tourism’’

1.2 Introduction

The Department of Chemistry, in accordance with the general objectives of the University offers a program of studies which it feels would satisfy the needs and aspirations of the society from which its students are drawn. The program is sufficiently flexible to permit and encourage students to develop interest in relevant fields and specialist option topics which are specifically oriented towards industrial applications and the overallpattern of employment of chemistry graduates.

The degree program consists of four years with two semesters in each year. Written and in some cases practical examinations are given at the end of each semester. The first year is spent on basic science courses. In the second year, the student starts to orient towards physical sciences. The third and fourth years are devoted to an intensive study of theoretical and experimental chemistry courses and allow for a certain amount of specialist option courses. Laboratory practices throughout the study years, industrial attachment and guided research project is aimed at developing the graduates' practical skills. This program hopes to provide graduates not only with a specialized knowledge of the subject but also a mind which has been trained and exposed to well established scientific and technological procedures.

The Department also offers basic courses and service courses for education science, Information sciences and natural resource science oriented schools.

1.3 Philosophy of the program

With the ever-changing needs of the global economy, demands in science also changes. For any technology to succeed, trained personnel are needed to sustain it through academic rigor, partnership with the industrial world and research institutions. The Chemistry program is designed to respond to the dynamic demands of the world.

1.4 Rationale of the Program

The department of Mathematics and Physical Science designed the Chemistry curriculum with the flexibility to accommodate emerging challenges. Chemistry students at Maasai Mara University combine theory with practice, gaining skills that produce results and improve technology in a morally upright and ethical way. In class, students get the latest in both theory and practical applications from dedicated staff and invited speakers. Lectures are complemented with hands-on laboratory experience.

1.5 Needs assessment/ market survey/ situation analysis

Science, technology and innovation has been identified as a central plank for Kenya's development and a foundation for vision 2030. To drive the attainment of vision 2030, scientists would need to be trained. Accordingly Chemistry as a fundamental science would be crucial to the achievement of the outlined vision

1.6 Justification of the program

The Chemistryprogram is designed to empower students with the experimental and Computational tools necessaryin industry and allied fields such as medical and environmental Chemistry, water quality assessment, Renewableenergy, and Chemistryeducation among others. Chemists are required in Kenya to address the skills gaps in emerging energy areas like petroleum prospecting and processing.

1.7 Goals of the Program

The Chemistry program is aimed at:

  1. Producing graduates who are well grounded in the fundamentals of Chemistry and acquisition of the necessary skills in order to use their knowledge in Chemistry in a wide range of practical applications.
  2. Developing creative thinking and the power of imagination to enable graduates work in research in academia and industry for broader application.
  • Accommodating their relevant fields in allied disciplines and to allow the graduates of Chemistry to fit into an inter-disciplinary environment.
  1. Relating the training of Chemistry graduates to the employment opportunities within the country.
  2. To equip students with a good understanding of the principles of Applied Chemistry, aspects of which will be at the leading edgeof knowledge.
  3. To produce Chemistry graduateswith the necessary skills for team work in an industrial and scientific research environment.

1.8 Expected learning outcomes of the program

  1. Knowledge and understanding

The Chemistry program enables students develop competencies required to:

  1. Solve problems in Chemistryand offer relevant solutions using appropriate tools.
  2. Know the environmental and social impact of a Chemist’s activities
  • Understand business and management techniques relevant to a Chemist
  1. Cognitive skills/Application of knowledge

At the end of the programme should be able to:

  1. Execute and critically analyze results of an investigation and make logical conclusions.
  2. Use scientific principles in solutions of problems relevant to a Chemist
  • Analyze experimental data in Physics Chemistry.
  1. Use computers in the treatment of results
  2. Prepare research proposals and write reports

1.9 Mode of Delivery of the programme

The programme will be delivered mainly through face to face contact with students. In situations of a distance approach of course delivery, students would be required to have access to laboratory facilities for a hands-on laboratory experience.

2. Academic regulations

2.1 Admission requirements

To be admitted into the B.Sc. Chemistry Programme in the Faculty of Science, a candidate must:

  1. i) Meet the minimum University admission criteria
  2. ii) Have passed the K.S.C.E with a minimum average grade of B- in the following Cluster of subjects:

CLUSTER A                                    CLUSTER B

BIOLOGY                   BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

CHEMISTRY               PHYSICAL SCIENCES

GEOGRAPHY              OR   MATHEMATICS

PHYSICS                               GEOGRAPHY

MATHEMATICS AND ONE OTHER SUBJECT FROM GROUP III

2.2 Course requirements

Class attendance/Attachment

Students must satisfy class attendance requirements spelt out in the University examination regulations besides attending a 3-month mandatory attachment at the end of the third year of study.

2.3 Student Assessment policy/Criteria

The General University Examination Regulations and the special examination regulations set by the school of Science shall apply. End of semester exams are written within 2-hour period. The weighting for each course is as follows:

(a)  Theory Courses

Continuous assessment tests (CATs)                                                    30%

End of semester exam; A written paper of 3 hours duration                   70%

(b)  Theory and Laboratory based Courses

Continuous assessment tests                                                                 15%
Continuous assessment of lab. Exercises                                              15%

End of semester exam. A written paper of 2 hours duration                 70%

2.4 Grading system

The grading system of courses and degree classification shall be the same as those contained in the common rules and regulations for undergraduate examinations of 2013 of Maasai Mara University found in section 5.3.

2.5 Examination regulations

Examinations will be governed by the common rules and regulations for undergraduate examination regulations of 2013 of Maasai Mara University.

2.6. Moderation of Examinations

The external examiner shall be involved in the moderation of examination question papers and marked scripts. In addition the external examiner may assess research project reportsand may participate in the oral examination of a candidate. Internal examiners will also be required to moderate examinations before being taken to the external examiner.

2.7 Graduation Requirements

To qualify for the award of a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry, a student shall satisfy all the university requirements pertaining to the degree.  Students shall take all the units offered in the first, second, third and fourth year of study.

2.8 Classification of degrees

The classification will be done as stated in the Maasai Mara University common rules and regulations for undergraduate examinations.

2.9 Industrial Attachment:

The student will compile and submit a report at end of  the attachment. The student’s field supervisor will fill a structured questionnaire form, which will serve as a report on the performance of the student. The distribution of marks is as follows.

Maintenance of logbook                                  10%

Field Supervisor’s Report                              20%

University supervisor’s Report                          20%

Student written Report                                   50%

2.10 Regulations for Project work

A student registered in accordance with the regulations will be required to pursue his/her project under the guidance of the supervisor appointed by the departmental board. The project shall constitutesix (6) Credit Hours running in two semesters.

Final year project assessment will bebased on performance in oral presentations and a formal written report. Oral presentation will be done before a departmental board. The departmental board will be allowed to ask questions and may contribute to the assessment of the candidate. The duration of the oral presentation shall be limited to within 40 minutes. After the oral presentation the board of examiners shall compile the scores and determine the average score which shall be entered as the final mark in the project. The scoring shall be split as shown below:

Assessment on the candidate's work and on the

Submitted Project Report                                                                     70%

Oral examination                                                                                  30%

2.11 Course evaluation

Direct assessment is through a range of in-semester tests that include, written examinations, assignments, homework, laboratory reports and/or quizzes. Final year project assessment is based on performance in oral presentations and a formal written report.

The maintenance of standards will be achieved by both internal and external moderation of examinations. Above allthe overall assessment process will be subject to external examiner scrutiny who will provide benchmarking to international standards.

The different teaching methods are assessed as follows:

Lectures(those that are delivered mainly by lectures) will be examined primarily by end of semester closed-book examinations, but will include an element (up to 30%) of continuous assessment.  The latter may be taken from worked problem sheets, laboratory reports, tutorial lessons, tests, quizzes, essays or small project exercises.  However most of the problem sheets supporting lectures will be formative as also may be some laboratory reports and essays (particularly at the lower levels).  Some of the lecture courses may be examined primarily or completely by assignments, where the nature of the course is unsuitable for assessment by examination,

2.12 Management and Administration of the programme

The programme will be housed at the School of Science and Informatics, which is headed by the Dean. The chairperson of the department shall ensure the effective running and administration of the programme. The quality assurance officer will coordinate the programme assessment and review.

3.0 DURATION AND STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME

3.0 Courses/Units Offered for the Programme

The programme shall entail common university units, core programme units and common faculty units. A table indicating the course codes and titles, and lecture credit hours is provided below.

3.1 COURSE DISTRIBUTION

3.1.1    FIRST YEAR

Semester I                                         

Course

Code

Title

CREDIT HOURS

CMJ

1100

Communication Skills

3

ZOO

1100

HIV & AIDS and Lifestyle diseases

3

CHE

1103

Atomic Structure

3

CHE

1104

Physical Chemistry I

3

MAT

1103

Basic Mathematics

3

MAT

1103

Differential Calculus

3

COM

1103

Introduction to Computers and computing

3

STA

1103

Statistics I

3

 

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

24

Semester II

Course

Code

Title

CREDIT HOURS

Prerequisite

COM

1200

Computer and Information Literacy

3

 

CHE

1205

Organic Chemistry 1

3

CHE 1103

CHE

1206

Chemical Bonding And Structure

3

CHE 1103

CHE

1207

Analytical Chemistry I

3

CHE 1104

COM

1204

Procedural Programming I

3

COM 1103

STA

1204

Statistics II

3

STA 1103

MAT

1207

Integral Calculus

3

MAT 1103

COM

1205

Computer Applications I

3

COM 1103

 

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

21

 

3.1.2    Second Year

Semester I                             

COURSE

CODE

TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

Prerequisite

CHE

2108

Atomic Structure and Bonding

4

CHE 1103

CHE

2109

Analytical Chemistry II

3

CHE 1207

CHE

2110

s- and p-Block Elements.

3

CHE1103

CHE

2111

 Chemistry of Aromatic compounds

3

1205

CHE

2112

Chemistry Mathematics I

3

 

ENS

2100

Environmental Skills

3

 

MAT

2111

Ordinary differential Equations I

3

MAT 1207

 

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

22

 

Semester II

COURSE

CODE

TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

Prerequisite

CHE

2213

Transition Metal Chemistry

3

CHE 1103

CHE

2214

Organic Chemistry II

3

CHE 1205

CHE

2215

Basic Thermodynamics

3

CHE 2108

CHE

2216

Biochemistry

3

CHE 1205

CHE

2117

Chemistry Mathematics II

3

CHE 2112

COM

2215

Procedural Programming II

3

COM 1204

MAT

2213

Linear Algebra II

3

 

REL

2100

Philosophy & Critical Thinking

3

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

24

 

3.1.3   Third Year

Semester I

Course

Code

Title

CREDIT HOURS

Pre-requisite

CHE

3118

Organic Synthesis I           

3

CHE2212

CHE

3119

Analytical Chemistry III

4

CHE2211

CHE

3120

Surface and Colloid Chemistry

3

CHE2213

CHE

3121

Chemical Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria

3

CHE2212

CHE 

3122

Aricyclic and Heterocyclic Chemistry

3

CHE2212

CHE

3123

Coordination Chemistry

3

CHE 2213

                                                                   

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

19

 

Semester II

Course

Code

Title

CREDIT HOURS

Pre-requisite

CHE   

3225

Analytical Techniques in Structure Determination

4

CHE2214, CHE2109

CHE  

3226

Chemical Kinetics

3

CHE2215, CHE3121

CHE

3227

Stereochemistry and conformational Studies

3

CHE2214

CHE

3228

Industrial Chemistry I

3

 

CHE

3229

Quantum Chemistry

3

CHE2108

CHE

3230

Nano Chemistry

4

 

CHE

3231

Research Techniques And Seminars

3

 

BBM

3200

Entrepreneurial  and Work Skills

3

 

CHE

3232

Industrial Attachment

6

 

                                                                   

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

28

 

3.1.4FOURTH YEAR         

Semester I

Course

Code

Title

CREDIT HOURS

Pre-requisite

CHE

4133

Polymer Chemistry

3

CHE2214, CHE3227

CHE

4134

Analytical Chemistry IV

3

CHE2109

CHE

4135

Chemistry of Natural Products

3

CHE2114, CHE3227

CHE

4136

Environmental Chemistry

3

 

CHE

4137

Bio-inorganic Chemistry

3

CHE2214,CHE3123

CHE

4138

Research Project

6

 

 

 

At least ONE ELECTIVE

3

 

                                                                   

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

24

 

Semester II

Course

Code

Title

CREDIT HOURS

Pre-requisite

CHE

4239

Photochemistry

3

CHE2214, CHE3227

CHE

4240

Organic Synthesis II

3

CHE214, CHE3118

CHE

4241

Industrial Chemistry II

3

CHE3228

CHE

4242

Electrochemistry

3

CHE2215, CHE3121

 

 

At least ONE ELECTIVE

3

 

                                                                   

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

15

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

YEAR IV. Semester I Elective Courses

Course

Code

Title

CREDIT HOURS

Pre-requisite

CHE

4143

Liquid Crystals

3

CHE2110

CHE

4144

Statistical Thermodynamics

3

CHE2215, CHE3121

CHE

4145

Radio and nuclear Chemistry

3

CHE2111, CHE2215

CHE

4146

Organic Spectroscopy

3

CHE2214

CHE

4147

Organometallic Chemistry

3

CHE2214, CHE3123

YEAR IV Semester II Elective Courses

Course

Code

Title

CREDIT HOURS

Pre-requisite

CHE

4248

Chemical Reactivity and Mechanism

3

CHE2214, CHE3118

CHE

4249

Introduction to Group Theory

3

 

CHE  

4250

Medicinal Chemistry

3

CHE2214.

CHE

4251

Current Topics in Chemistry

3

3230

COURSE STRUCTURE

1.1  First Year Courses

Semester 1

 

Semester 2

 

Unit Code

Unit Title

Credit Hrs

Unit Code

Unit Title

Credit Hrs

CPR 1100

Communication Skills

3

COM 1200

Computer and Information Literacy

3

ZOO 1101

HIV/AIDS

3

CMJ 1201

Academic  and Professional Writing

3

CMJ 1102

Introduction to Communication

3

CPR 1202

Introduction to Advertising

3

CMJ 1103

Introduction to Print media

3

CMJ 1203

News Writing ad Reporting

3

CPR 1104

Public Speaking

3

CMJ 1204

Gender and Communication

3

CMJ 1105

Introduction to Broadcast Media

3

CMJ 1205

Kiswahili for Journalists

3

CMJ 1106

English for Journalists

3

CMJ 1206

Development Communication

3

1.2  Second Year Courses

Semester 1

 

Semester 2

 

Unit Code

Unit Title

Credit Hrs

Unit Code

Unit Title

Credit Hrs

ENS 2100

Environmental Skills

3

MAT 1200

Quantitative Skills

3

CPR 2101

Introduction to Public Relations

3

CMJ 2201

Gender and Communication

3

CMJ 2102

Audience Analysis

3

CMJ 2202

Mass Media and Politics

3

CMJ 2103

Introduction to Broadcast Production

3

CMJ 2203

Editing for Print Media

3

CMJ 2104

Introduction to Photography

3

CMJ 2204

Theories of Mass Communication

3

REL 2100

Philosophy and Critical Thinking

3

CMJ 2205

Mass Media and Society

3

CMJ 2106

Media Law and Ethics

3

SASS 2204

Ethnicity, Peace Relations and Nation Building in Kenya

3

Third Year(Broadcast Journalism Specialization Courses)

Semester 1

 

Semester 2

 

Unit Code

Unit Title

Credit Hrs

Unit Code

Unit Title

Credit Hrs

SAS 3105

Contemporary Gender Issues

3

BBM 3200

Entrepreneurship Skills

3

CMJ 3101

Broadcast Systems and Production Equipment

3

CMJ 3201

Scripting and Screenwriting

 

3

CMJ 3102

Writing for Radio and Television

3

CMJ 3202

Video Recording and Editing

3

CMJ 3103

Communication Research I

3

CMJ 3203

Broadcast News Production

3

CMJ 3104

Media House Management

3

CMJ 3204

Communication Research II

3

CMJ 3105

Online and Multimedia Communication

3

CMJ 3205

Advertising Design and Production

3

CMJ 3106

Investigative Journalism

3

CMJ 3206

Electronic News Gathering and Reporting

3

 

 

 

SAS 3206

Communication and Culture

3

 

Industrial Attachment

Eight Weeks

1.3  Fourth Year

Semester 1

 

Semester 2

 

Unit Code

Unit Title

Credit Hrs

Unit Code

Unit Title

Credit Hrs

CMJ 4101

Radio Production Process

3

CMJ 4201

Sports Broadcasting

3

CMJ 4102

Broadcast Announcing and Presentation

3

CMJ 4202

Broadcast feature and Documentary Production

3

CMJ 4103

Television Production process

3

CMJ 34203

Broadcast Programming 

3

CMJ 4104

Broadcast Commercials Production

3

CMJ 4204

Audio Production Techniques

3

CMJ 4105

Digital Graphics for Visual Communication

3

CMJ 4205

Communication Research  Project

3

CMJ 4106

Television Directing

3

CMJ 4206

Broadcast Practicum

3

 

ELECTIVE

 

 

ELECTIVE

 

1.4  Third Year(Print Journalism Specialization Courses)

Semester 1

 

Semester 2

 

Unit Code

Unit Title

Credit Hrs

Unit Code

Unit Title

Credit Hrs

CMJ 3103

Communication Research

3

CMJ 3204

Communication Research II

 

3

CMJ 3107

Media House Management

3

CMJ 3208

Photojournalism 

3

CMJ 3108

Online and Multimedia Journalism

3

 

CMJ 3209

Advertising Design and Production

3

CMJ 3109

Investigative Journalism

3

CMJ 3210

Newspaper Production

3

CMJ 3110

Creative Writing

3

CMJ 3211

Graphic Design and Page Layout

3

CMJ 3111

Feature Writing

3

CMJ 3212

News Sub-editing

3

 

 

3

 

BBM 3200

Entrepreneurship Skills

3

 

 

Industrial Attachment

Eight weeks

1.5  Fourth Year

Semester 1

 

Semester 2

 

Unit Code

Unit Title

Credit Hrs

Unit Code

Unit Title

Credit Hrs

CMJ 4107

Electronic Publishing and Design

3

CMJ 4205

Communication Research  Project

 

3

CMJ 4108

Environmental Reporting

3

CMJ 4208

Reporting Public Affairs

3

CMJ 4109

Opinion, Commentary and Editorial Writing

3

CMJ 4209

Health and Science Journalism

3

CMJ 4110

Sports Journalism

3

CMJ 4210

Business and Economic Reporting

 

3

CMJ 4111

Magazine Writing and Publishing

3

CMJ 4211

Freelance and Specialised Writing

 

3

CMJ 4112

Magazine Production and Editing

3

CMJ 4212

Print Practicum

3

 

ELECTIVE

 

 

ELECTIVE

 

1.6 ELECTIVES

Unit Code

Unit Title

CMJ 4213

International Communication

CMJ 4214

Web design for multimedia

CMJ 4215

Contemporary Issues in Communication

CMJ 4216

Community and Citizen Journalism

1.7 UCU-UNIVERSITY COMMON COURSES

Unit Code

Unit Title

CMJ 1100

Communication Skills

ZOO 1101

HIV/AIDS

COM 1200

Computer and Information Literacy

MAT 1200

Quantitative Skills

ENS 2100

Environmental Skills

REL 2100

Philosophy and Critical Thinking

BBM 3200

Entrepreneurship Skills

Collaborations and Linkages

University of Pau-France

It was requested that MMU to host one French Master of Tourism student for internship in 2014.The details to be discussed between Dean Tourism MMU and Director Tourism University of Pau France after the conference.

Clemson University - U.S.A.

Exchange research, training and workshop conference Developing a tourism information system for Maasai Mara Game Reserve

University of Bordeaux 3-France

Establishment of a French Language Institute/ centre Maasai Mara University is currently teaching French language to students undertaking tourism, arts and hospitality courses.

Aarhus University- Denmark

Establish and promote joint research, development projects and academic cooperation with focus on the Maasai Mara (ecosystem, living conditions, economic growth and biodiversity)

Regents University-London-U.K

Areas of collaboration: Education cooperation and articulation programmes. Research collaboration Exchange of students, faculty and staff members Joint consultancy activities Knowledge transfer Participation in seminar and academic meetings Exchange of academic materials and other information.

Kenya Industrial Estates

Create incubation centers and incubate student's projects with potential for commercialization. Attachment of MMU staff to enterprise funded through KIE for purposes of gaining experience that would be ploughed back into teaching.

University of Hertfordshire.- London-U.K

To conduct a survey to identify current research, educational, policy and regulatory activities (Governmental, academic, NGO)

University of Munster, Germany

The parties agree to collaborate in the following area of mutual interest: Explore possibilities for joint research programmes, Exchanges for students.

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