DeKUT Programs and Qualifications

Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) is a Chartered Public University that has two campuses: the Main Campus located within Nyeri County, 160 kilometers North of Nairobi City and Nairobi Campus located on the 2nd , 9th and 13th floor of Pension Towers, Loita street.

 POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

Postgraduate Programmes Requirements Duration
PhD in Business Administration
  • A holder of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from Dedan Kimathi University of Technology.

         OR

  • A holder of Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Management or equivalent academic qualifications of another institutions recognized and approved by DeKUT Senate
Minimum
3 years
PhD Mechanical Engineering
  • Be a holder of a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronic Engineering of DeKUT.
  • Be a holder of a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronic Engineering from another institution recognized by DeKUT Senate as being of satisfactory academic status.
  • Any other recognized qualification deemed as being an adequate prerequisite for the PhD Mechanical Engineering Degree by DeKUT Senate.

Full-Time
3 Years

Part-time
4 Years

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • A holder of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering with at least Second Class Honors, Upper Division, of DeKUT.
  • A holder of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering with at least Second Class Honors, Lower Division, of DeKUT with not less than two (2) years relevant work experience.
  • A holder of a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, with Second Class Honors-Upper Division or Second Class Honors-Lower Division but with two (2) years professional work experience in area relevant to the programme, from another institution recognized by the DeKUT Senate as being of satisfactory academic status.
  • Any other qualification recognized by the DeKUT Senate
Full time:
2 years
Master of Science in Advanced Manufacturing &Automation Engineering
  • A holder of a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Mechatronic Engineering with at least Second Class Honors, Upper Division from DeKUT or any other institution which is recognized by the university senate as being of equivalent academic status.
  • A holder of a Bachelor Of Science in Mechanical Mechatronic Engineering with Second Class Honors Lower Division with at least 2 years working experience
  • A holder of a Bachelor Degree with at least Second Class Honors (upper division) or second class honors (lower division) with at least 2 years experience in a related field, which is recognized by DeKUT senate
Full time:
2 years
Master of Science Leather Technology
  • Be holder of at least an Upper Second Class Honors Bachelor Degree of DeKUT in BSc. Leather Technology
  • Be holder of at least a second class honors upper division Bachelor of Science Degree in relevant field, from  DeKUT or any other institution recognized by the University Senate as being of equivalent academic status to (i)
  • Be holder of a Second Class Honors (Lower Division), Bachelor of Science degree in Leather Technology or Bachelor of Science Degree in relevant field from DeKUT or any other institution which is recognized by the University Senate as being of equivalent academic status and who in addition must show proof of two years of relevant experience and professional development and academic advancement through research and publication since graduation with the bachelor’s degree or a postgraduate Diploma in the relevant field.
Part Time
Two (2) Academic years
Master of Science in  Industrial Mathematics
  • Be a holder of a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Engineering or Computer Science with at least an Upper Second Class Honors from DeKUT or institutions recognized by DeKUT Senate.
  • Be a holder of a Bachelor Degree with at least a Second Class Honors (Upper Division) in relevant fields from institutions recognized by DeKUT Senate.
  • Be a holder of a Bachelor Degree with at least a Second Class Honors (Lower Division) from DeKUT or any other institution which is recognized by DeKUT Senate. The applicant in addition must show proof of either two years of relevant experience and personal development.
Part Time
Two (2) Academic years

Master of Science in Industrial Laser Technology and Photonics

  • A holder of at least a Upper Second Class Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Laser Technology and Photonics, Physics or Engineering from a recognized university.

         OR

  • A holder of at least a Upper Second Class Honours Bachelors Degree of Science in relevant field, which is recognized by the University Senate as an adequate prerequisite for M.Sc. in Industrial Laser Technology and Photonics  

          OR

  • A holder of at least a Second Class Honours (Lower Division) Bachelors Degree of Science from DeKUT or any other institution which recognized by the University Senate as being of equivalent academic and who in addition must show proof of either two years relevant experience and personal development or academic advancement through research and publications since graduation with the Bachelor Degree or a Postgraduate Diploma in the relevant field

          OR

  • A holder of other qualifications recognized by DeKUT Senate as being equivalent to (a), (b), (c),

          OR

  • A holder of a DeKUT postgraduate Diploma in the corresponding area of specialization.
Part Time
Two (2) Academic years
Master of Science in Supply Chain Management
  • Be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree with at least Upper Second Class Honors from    DeKUT or any other University recognized and approved by the Senate
  • Be a holder of a Bachelor Degree with  Lower Second Class Honors from    DeKUT or any other University recognized and approved by the Senate Provided the candidate has relevant Postgraduate qualifications or relevant work experience of more than two (2) years;
Two (2) Academic years
Master of Science In Economics;MSC (Econ)
  • Be holder of Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Economic Finance or Economics Statistics; with at least Upper Second class honors from a university recognized by the University Senate.

          OR

  • Be holder of Bachelor Degree with lower second class honors  in any of the areas (as in part a above); from a university recognized by the University Senate provided the candidate has relevant postgraduate qualifications or relevant work experience of more than two(2) years. OR
  • Be a holder of any other equivalent qualification from other institutions recognized by University Senate.
Two (2) Academic years
Master in Business Administration
  • Be a holder of Bachelor’s Degree with at least Upper Second class honors from a recognized University.

          OR

  • Holders of Bachelors Degree with a Lower Second class honors from a recognized University provided the candidate has post graduate qualifications or work experience of at least three years.
Two (2) Academic years
Master of Science in Food Science Technology
  •  A holder of at least a Second Class Honors (Upper Division) Bachelors of Science degree in Food Science and Technology of DeKUT or any other institution recognized by the University Senate as being of equivalent academic status,

          OR   

  • A holder of a Bachelor of Science degree of at least Second Class Honors (Upper Division), in a related field, which is recognized by the University Senate as an adequate pre-requisite for M.Sc. in Food Science and Technology

          OR

  • A holder of a Second Class Honors (Lower Division), Bachelor of Science degree from DeKUT or any other institution which is recognized by the University Senate as being of equivalent academic status and who in addition must show proof of at least two years relevant experience

Part-time

Two (2) Academic years

Msc in Industrial Engineering & Management
  •  A holder of a Bachelor’s Degree with Second Class Honors-Upper Division in any Engineering Field from a recognized University OR Second class honors –lower  division with minimum of 2 years work experience
 2 years
Msc Geospatial Information Science and Remote Sensing
  • A holder of at least a Second Class honors (Upper Division) Bachelors degree of DeKUT in a spatial information based or related specialization, or any other institution recognized by the University Senate as being of equivalent academic status,

           OR

  • A holder of a Second Class honors (Lower Division), Bachelors of Science degree of DeKUT in a spatial information based or related specialization, or of any other institution which is recognized by the University Senate as being of equivalent academic status and who in addition has had either two years relevant experience and professional development or academic advancement through research and publication since graduation with the Bachelor’s degree or  a postgraduate Diploma in the relevant field
 Three (3) Trimesters coursework and one (1) semester research project
Master of Science Degree in Geothermal Energy Technology
  • A holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Geothermal Energy Technology from DeKUT, or an equivalent qualification, which is recognized by the University Senate as an adequate prerequisite for the Masters of Science in Geothermal Energy Technology, will join the program in the second year of study.
 2 years
Post Graduate Diploma in Geothermal Energy Technology:
  • A holder of a Bachelor of Science degree of at least second class honors, upper division, or equivalent qualification in a related field, like Geosciences, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, GeoSpatial Information, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics which is recognized by the University Senate as an adequate prerequisite for the Post Graduate Diploma in Geothermal Technology.

          OR

  • A holder of a Bachelors of Science of an Engineering degree (in any field), with at least Second Class Honors, upper division, from a recognized University in Engineering disciplines or equivalent qualification in a related field, like Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geomatics, Chemical Engineering or an Engineering degree which is recognized by the university senate as being of equivalent academic status.OR A holder of a Bachelor of Science of a Science & Engineering degree, with Second Class honors- Lower division in the Engineering disciplines outlined above and with at least 2 years work experience.
 2 years

 

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

Undergraduate Programmes Minimum Mean Grade Subjects Considered Duration
Bachelor of Commerce C+ C in Mathematics and English/Kiswahili 4 Years
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) C+ C in Mathematics and English/Kiswahili 4 Years
Bachelor of  Science in Business Information Technology (BBIT) C+ C  in Mathematics and English/Kiswahili 4 Years
Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science C+ C+  in Mathematics and English 4 Years
Bachelor of Purchasing and Supplies Management C+ C in Mathematics & English/ Kiswahili 4 Years 
Bachelor of  Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality Management C+ C in Mathematics & English 4 Years
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science C+ C+ in Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry 4 Years
Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology C+ C+ in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics 4 Years
Bachelor of Science In Nutrition and Dietetics C+ C+ in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/ Physics OR
C+ in Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences/Mathematics and Geography OR any of the KNEC Group IV subjects OR
KNEC Diploma with credit or its equivalent in Nutrition and Dietetics
4 Years
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology  C+  C  in Mathematics and English 4 Years
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering  C+  C+ in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry 5 Years
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering  C+  C+ in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry 5 Years
 Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering  C+  C+ in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry 5 Years 
Bachelor of Science in Mechatronic Engineering  C+  C+ in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry 5 Years 
Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering  C+  C+ in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry 5 Years
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry  C+  C+ in Mathematics, Chemistry and C in Physics 5 Years
Bachelor of Science in Leather Technology  C+  C+ in Mathematics, Chemistry and C in Physics 5 Years
Bachelor of Technology in Building Construction   C+
  • C+ in Mathematics, Physics and C (plain) in English/Kiswahili
  • Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) or the A-level equivalent should satisfy all the requirements below:
(i)At least two principal passes in Mathematics and Physics; and
(ii)Two subsidiaries
  • KNEC Higher National Diploma or any other examining body recognized by the University Senate.
  • DeKUT and KNEC Diploma holders in Building Technology, with a Credit pass.

NB: Holders of DeKUT/KNEC Diploma in Building Technology are admissible into the second year of study.

5 Years
 Bachelor of Education Technology in Civil Engineering  C+ C+ in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry OR equivalent qualifications obtained in other examination systems recognized by the University Senate.  5 Years
Bachelor of Education Technology in Electrical and Electronic Engineering  C+ C+ in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry OR equivalent qualifications obtained in other examination systems recognized by the University Senate.  5 Years
 Bachelor of Education Technology in Mechanical Engineering C+  C+ in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry OR equivalent qualifications obtained in other examination systems recognized by the University Senate. 5 Years
Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences and Technology  C+
  • C+ in Mathematics and a C+ in any 2 of the subjects indicated below:-

           Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Biology, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences

  • Diploma / Higher National Diploma in earth science or related fields from institutions recognized by the Senate and a mean grade of C in KCSE 
4 Years
Bachelor of Science in Geomatics and Geospatial Information Systems  C+ C+ in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geography or Biology or any group IV subject OR B in Physical Sciences, C+ Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Geography or any group IV Subjects 5 Years 
Bachelor of Science in Geospatial Information Science  C+ C+ in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geography or Biology or any group IV subject OR B in Physical Sciences, C+ Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Geography or any group IV Subjects 4 Years
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Direct Entry)  C+  C+ in Biology/Biological Sciences, English/Kiswahili, Mathematics/ Physics and  Chemistry 4 Years
Bachelor of Science Criminology and Security Management
(For those in Service Only)
 C+ C in English
Diploma holders from KICJ may qualify for exemptions
3 years

NB: KNEC Group IV subjects (Home Science, Art and Design, Agriculture, Woodwork, Metalwork, Building Construction, Power Mechanics, Electricity, Drawing and Design, Aviation Technology, Computer Studies)

 

DIPLOMA AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES

Diploma and Certificate Programmes Minimum Mean Grade Subjects Considered Duration
CCNA I, II, III, & IV  - Proficiency in IT 2 Months per level
Certificate in Information Technology C-  - 3 Months
Certificate in Coffee Technology and Quality Mgt C- D in Mathematics, chemistry and Biology/Biological Sciences 6 Months
Certificate in;
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Power Option).
  • Fashion Design and Interior Decoration
  • Building Technology
  • Furniture Technology and Interior Design
  • Welding, Metal Work and Design
D+  - 1 Year
Diploma in;
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Power Option).
  • Fashion Design and Interior Decoration
  • Building Technology
  • Furniture Technology and Interior Design
  • Welding, Metal Work and Design
C- C- in Mathematics and English    2 Years
Diploma in Coffee Technology and Cupping C Certificate holder from DeKUT or any other institution recognized by the university senate. 1 Year
Diploma in Food Science and Technology C C- in Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry/Physical Science
Diploma in Information Technology C C- in Mathematics and English    18 Months
Diploma in Business Administration/Purchasing and Supplies Mgt C C- in Mathematics and English 2 Years
Diploma in Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality Mgt C C- in English or Kiswahili 2 Years
KASNEB PROGRAMMES
ATD -for someone who wants to do CPA but has not met the requirements C-     -   11/2 Years
CPA Section I C+ C+ in Mathematics  and English / Kiswahili 6 Months
KISM PROGRAMMES
  • Associate in procurement and supply (APS-K)
C Aggregate of C plain
OR
Equivalent qualifications as determined by Kenya Institute of  Supplies Management
6 months per section
  • Certified Procurement and Supply Professional of Kenya (CPSP-K)
Pass in APS (K),
OR
C+ in Mathematics and English
6 months per section

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Application fee: Ksh.3, 000/- for PhD, Ksh.1, 500/- for Masters, Ksh.1, 000/-  for Undergraduate Degree, Ksh 500/- for Diploma and Certificate  Programmes.

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