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School of Graduate Studies and Research

Message from the Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research

Welcome to the DeKUT School of Graduate Studies & Research.
The School of Graduate Studies & Research, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology started in the year 2010 with two postgraduate programmes in the School of Business Management & Economics – PhD in Business Administration & Management and Master of Business Administration. The first cohort had 49 postgraduate students (27 PhD students and 22 master’s students). With the growth of the university over the years and continued delivery of competitive postgraduate programmes, SGSR currently offers 4 PhD programmes and 12 Masters Programmes with a total student population of over 500 students. The university offers equal opportunity for all.

The School promotes quality research through interdisciplinary seminars in addition to School/Institute specific seminars that bring together students, supervisors and other faculty. Guided by the SGSR Policy, the School ensures high level of supervision of students by tracking their progress as per the approved research schedule. Theses examination process is efficient; plagiarism is checked before thesis defence and before binding of final thesis. Students are required to disseminate research findings through publications in peer reviewed journals/conference proceedings (at least one publication at Masters and two for PhD level research) before award of the degree. The Board of Postgraduate Studies and Research (BPSR), made up of Deans of Schools, Directors of Institutes and senate representatives direct the activities of SGSR as per DeKUT Statutes (2013).

Through the SGSR, the University offers support to the postgraduate students and encourages them to undertake research that address challenges facing humanity and develop solutions in the appropriate fields. DeKUT postgraduate students continue to attract funding from national and international funding such as NRF, AfDB, DAAD among others. During the recent University audit by Commission of University Education, SGSR was commended for “good practice” in administering post graduate studies. We invite all who qualify to browse our webpage and enrol in DeKUT post graduate programs. Prospective and current students can download all the necessary materials in the downloads tab.

Prof. Beatrice Mugendi, PhD.
Dean, SGSR.

BOARD OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES AND RESEARCH MEMBERS
Chairperson
1.    Dean, School of Graduate Studies & Research (SGSR)
       Prof. Beatrice Mugendi - BSc (UoN), MSc (Florida), PhD (KU)

Members
2.    Registrar (AA)
       Prof. J. W. Khamasi - BED (UoN), Med. (Univ. of New Brunswick, CA), PhD (UBC, CA)

3.    Dean, School of Business Management and Economics
       Prof. Matthew Theuri - BA (Urbania), MA, PhD (Duquesne)

4.    Director, Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management
       Dr. Juma Misiko – BTM (Moi) MSc, PhD (Lumiere Lyon 2 France)

5.    Dean, School of Computer Science and Information Technology
       Dr. George Musumba - BSc (KU), MSc (UoN), PhD (DeKUT)

6.    CoD Nursing Department
       Ms. Diana Njuguna – BSc (UEA Baraton, MSc (UoN)

7.    Director, Geothermal Training and Research Institute
       Dr. Nicholas Mariita - BSc (UoN), MSc (Birmingham, UK), PhD (Univ. of Texas. El Paso)

8.    Dean, School of Engineering
       Prof. James Keraita - BSc, MSc, (UoN), PhD (Yeugnam, South Korea)

9.    Director, Institute of Geomatics, GIS and Remote sensing
       Dr. Murimi Ngigi - BSc (UoN), MSc (Stuttgart, Univ. of Applied Sciences, Germany), PhD (Univ. of Tsukuba-Japan)

10.   Dean, School of Science
        Dr. Douglas Onyancha – BSc, MSc, (Egerton) PhD (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan)

11.    Director, Institute of Food Bioresources and Technology
         Dr. Eddy Owaga – BSc, MSc (JKUAT), PhD (Taipen Medical University, Taiwan)

12.    Director, Quality Assurance
         Prof. Fredrick K. Waweru - BSc, MSc, PhD (UoN)

1. Oral Examinations for MSc. in Geothermal Energy Technology, MSc. in Food Science & Technology, MSc. in Advanced Manufacturing & Automation Engineering and MBA to be held from 28th - 30th June 2017.

SERVICE DELIVERY CHARTER
Vision Statement

“To be a premier technological University, excelling in quality Education, Research and technology transfer for national development”

Mission Statement

“To provide academically stimulating, culturally diverse and quality learning environment that fosters research, innovation and technology development towards producing relevant technical and managerial human resource and leaders to contribute  to attainment of national development goals”

S/No. SERVICE  OFFICER CHARGES 
REQUIREMENT TIMELINE
1. Making inquiries about postgraduate programmes •    Administrative Assistant Free •    Nil Immediately
2. Processing of admission letters •    Dean
•    Administrative Assistant
Free •    Duly filled application form
•    Payment of relevant application fee
Within two weeks after making application
3. Processing of appointment letters Supervisors •    Dean
•    Administrative Assistant
Free •    Signed proposal
•    Minutes of proposal presentation at School/Institute
Within two weeks after approval of proposal at the School/Institute
4. Processing of letter of data collection •    Dean
•    Administrative Assistant                        
Free •    Signed proposal
•    Signed certificate of corrections (Proposal)
Within a day after submitting the listed documents
5. Thesis oral examination •    Dean Free •    Duly filled intent to submit form
•    6 copies of Signed spiral bound theses
•    Fee statement indicating zero statement
Within two months after submission of thesis for examination at SGSR
6. Written Notification of verdict and receipt of examiners reports and defence minutes •    Administrative Assistant
•    Dean
Free •   Attendance and presentation of thesis in oral examination meeting Within one week after oral examination
7. Issuance of letter of completion (issued upon request) •    Dean Free •    Six copies of final hard bound theses duly signed
•    Duly signed Certificate of Thesis Correction
Within a day after submission of Final Hard Bound thesis and signed certificate of corrections

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES OFFERED AT DEKUT

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS

 

PHD IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT

Programme objectives

In line with the University vision, mission, and philosophy, the programme has the following objectives:-

  1. To provide students with quality and advanced academic training so as to expand their academic knowledge, research and analytical skills in business administration and management
  2. Provide the graduates with higher academic training in business administration and management that will help them create and disseminate new knowledge through research in order to add value to the business administration and management processes in an ever-changing business environment.
  3. Provide graduates with quality academic training, which primarily, enriches their knowledge and understanding of the disciplinary and interdisciplinary issues necessary to provide practical solutions to the society in the field of business administration and management.
  4. Provide the graduates opportunities to interact with academicians, researchers, and business sector operators, at national and international levels.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

People graduating from the programme should be able to:-

  1. Generate and disseminate new knowledge by conducting researches on issues affecting the society.
  2. Interact effectively with academicians, researchers, and business sector operators at all levels.
  3. Teach effectively using the right approaches, skills, attitudes and the knowledge gained from the programme
  4. Provide leadership and management knowledge and skills necessary for the success of an organization.
  5. Plan, develop and implement research studies in the field of business and management that would contribute to national development.

Areas of Specialization
•    Banking and Finance
•    Human Resources and Organizational Management
•    Marketing
•    Strategic Management
•    Leadership and Organization Management
•    Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

Minimum Entry Requirements

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 other institutions recognized and approved by DeKUT Senate

Duration

Minimum 3 years

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)

The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programme of Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) aims to provide students with business management-related competencies, skills, knowledge and integrated understanding required by business leaders for business and business-related environments as well as those seeking competitive advantage in work places and in business world. The Programme emphasizes both theory and practical orientation in preparing students for management positions. It is a broad-based, career advancement degree rather than technical training for a particular job within an organization. The programme is flexible, broadly based and tailored to meet the current needs of the real world. The MBA programme comprises Seven (7) areas of specializations as follows:

  1. Entrepreneurship
  2. Leadership and Management
  3. Strategic Management
  4. Human Resource Management
  5. Marketing
  6. Finance Management and Investment Banking
  7. International Business

Programme Objectives

The MBA Programme aims to achieve the following objectives:

  1. To provide graduates with critical business skills and competencies needed for effective management of modern business.
  2. To instil professional attitudes in the practice of management.
  3. To develop awareness of the changing local and international business environment.
  4. To provide the graduates with an understanding of the process of integrating and applying core competencies and skills in business or business-related environment and/or situations.
  5. To enhance self-confidence and ability to critically evaluate issues and problems in business management.
  6. To prepare the students for progression to higher degree work and research in business and related fields.
  7. To assist the students develop theoretical and practical skills in problem solving.
  8. To assist the students develop ability to collect, analyze, and critically evaluate data and make reasonable decisions/conclusions.

Minimum Entry Requirements

A candidate must satisfy one of the following admission requirements:

  1. Be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree with at least Upper Second Class honours (GPA of 3.0) from Dedan Kimathi University of Technology or any other University recognized by DeKUT School Board and approved by the Senate;
  2. Be a holder of a Bachelor Degree with Lower Second Class honours (GPA of 2.60) from DeKUT or any other University recognized by the DeKUT School Board and approved by the Senate provided the candidate has relevant Postgraduate qualifications or relevant work experience of at least two (2) years;
  3. Be a holder of a Bachelor Degree with a PASS (GPA of 2.0) from DeKUT or any other University recognized by the University School Board and approved by the Senate     provided such a candidate has relevant full professional qualifications or relevant work experience of at least three (3) years;
  4. Be a holder of an equivalent qualifications from other institutions recognized by the School Board as comparable academic qualification of Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, and approved by Senate;

Duration

2 years

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ECONOMICS 

 Master of Science in Economics programme of DeKUT aims at preparing students for a career as professional economists in the private or public sector as well as offering intensive training to students interested in joining a PhD programme in Economics. It will provide students with economic related competencies, skills, knowledge and integrated understanding required by economist and related environments as well as those seeking competitive advantage in work places and consultants world. Economics is important because it helps society understand what is going on financially and socially, virtually everything we do is about the economy.

Programme Objectives

This programme will prepare graduates of economics to address pressing economic needs of our times by being equipped to contribute to training, research, policy evolution and economic management. The Program aims to achieve the following objectives:-

      1. To  provide  graduates with  critical  skills  and  competencies needed  for  by Professional economists.

      2. To prepare the students for progression to higher degree work and research in Economics 

      3.  To assist the students develop theoretical and practical skills in problem solving  in the economy.

      4.  Undertake both academic and policy driven research by assisting the students develop ability to collect, analyze, and quantitatively analyze data and make reasonable conclusions.

 Programme Learning Outcomes

 Students graduating from the programme should be able to;

  1.  Use specialized analytical methods to model economic studies.

 2.  Formulate and analyze appropriate economic models.

 3.  Analyze current research in economics.

 4.  Provide technical assistance related to economic policy in various sectors

 5.  Apply mathematical and econometrics techniques in the analysis of economic problems

 6.  Should be able to evaluate various government policies.

Minimum Entry Requirements

A candidate must satisfy one of the following admission requirements.

 1.  Be holder of Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Economic Finance or Economics Statistics; with at least Upper Second class honor from any university recognized by DeKUT academic Board and approved by the senate

 2.  Be holder of Bachelor Degree with lower second class honor in any of the areas (as in part a above);  from  DeKUT  or  any  other  university  recognized  by  the  academic  Board  and approved by the  Senate  provided the  candidate has  relevant  research or  relevant  work experience of more than two(2) years.

 3.  Be a   holder   of an equivalent qualification   from other   institutions   recognized by the Academic Board as compared academic qualifications from Dedan Kimathi University of Technology and approved by Senate.

  Duration

  2 years

MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

The Master of Science in Supply Chain management (M. Sc Supply Chain Management) is a postgraduate Degree in Business and Management with a focus on theoretical and Practical Skills. It seeks to equip Students with the cross-disciplinary knowledge and skills to succeed as strategic supply chain Leaders in today’s sophisticated global economy, identifying, creating and managing opportunities for reducing costs, driving growth and building sustainable competitive advantage. The programme provides theoretical framework and Practical Skills needed by management professionals working in different industries in order to cope with an increasing complex national and global supply chain management environment. This is achieved by delivering the programme using an integrated approach with Procurement, Logistics and Supply chain and management units.

 Programme objectives

 The Program seeks to develop the learners thinking, management skills and knowledge across the entire supply chain for improvement of the overall organization performance and customer satisfaction by improving product/service delivery to Consumers.

  Skills

 Graduates from this programme should be able to acquire the following;

       i)  Acquire strategic supply chain management skills to meet the challenges of dynamic business environments

      ii)  To equip students with skills to analyze and solve Supply Chain problems.

     iii)   Learn skills to analyze design and manage globally integrated Supply chain networks.

Minimum Entry Requirements

 A candidate must satisfy one of the following admission requirements:

a) Be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree with at least Upper Second Class Honours from Dedan Kimathi University of Technology or any other University recognized by DeKUT   Senate and approved by the Senate

b) Be a holder of a Bachelor Degree with  Lower Second Class Honours 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;

c) Be a holder of a Bachelor Degree with a PASS from DeKUT or any other   University recognized by the University Senate and approved by the Senate    provided such a candidate has relevant full professional qualifications or  relevant work    experience of more than five (3) years;

d) Be a holder of an equivalent qualification from other institutions recognized by the Senate as comparable academic qualification of Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, and approved by Senate.

Duration

 2 years

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
MSC. IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AND AUTOMATION ENGINEERING  
Introduction  

Manufacturing is the production of goods for use or sale using labor and machines, tools, chemical and/or biological processing. Modern manufacturing systems integrate a wide range of methods, technologies, equipment and people in a flexible manner. The main concerns are the basic specifications, associated design and development of products, and subsequent operation and maintenance of manufacturing and production systems. On the other hand, automation is the use of machines, control systems and information technologies to optimize productivity in the production of goods and delivery of services. The main motivation is to increase productivity, and quality, and realize economies of scale.

Manufacturing systems have advanced from manual systems, through hardwired and numerically programmed systems to automated systems and intelligent systems. These modern manufacturing systems have much greater flexibility of design and operation, increased speed and precision of performance and the ability to conduct automated data collection and reporting.

 In addition, advanced manufacturing systems now have the ability to implement distributed control in complex systems. The goal of this programme is to contribute to developments in, and training for the Manufacturing sector.

 Objectives

1)  To produce quality graduates in line with University’s mandate

2)  To generate research and innovations outputs with impact on the national development goals

3)  Transfer and commercialize technology from University and other international  institutions to the benefit of students, University and local industry.

 Skills  

 Graduates should be able to;

 1)      Identify engineering problems in the Manufacturing and Automation.

 2)      Select appropriate mathematical methods, analyze, model and solve engineering  problems.

 3)      Interpret engineering data and generate solutions.

 4)      Plan for the installation and maintenance of advanced manufacturing engineering plants,  systems and equipment.

 5)      Determine the environmental and social impact of advanced manufacturing engineering activities.

 6)      Report in a professional manner, transfer knowledge to others, hold scientifically based  

          presentations, and publish the research results in scientific media.

 7)      Evaluate the Manufacturing and Automation Engineering field related solutions and problems.

Minimum Entry Requirements

a)  A holder of a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering

 with at least Second Class Honours, Upper Division, of DeKUT.  

b)  A holder of a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering

 with at least Second Class Honours, Lower Division, of DeKUT with not less than two (2)  years relevant work experience.

 c)  A holder of a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering, with Second Class Honours-Upper Division or Second Class Honours-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.

Duration
2 years

MSC. IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING & MANAGEMENT

Programme Objective

This program is intended for engineers with suitable qualifications and/or professional experience who wish to further or expand their expertise in management of technical systems. The courses are designed to help the candidate develop a capability for independent pursuit of research and scholarly works, as well as meeting the requirements of industries through application of the technology.

The specific objectives of this Masters program is to:

  • Train engineers in the sound principles of Industrial Engineering & Management.
  • Equip Engineers with the knowledge to handle the intrinsic complexities of management and modern technology.
  • Train Engineers in sound management of technical systems and provide them with adequate knowledge of decision making mechanisms.
  • Train engineers to be analytical, resourceful and inventive while combining organizational skills and technology.
  • Equip Engineers with better communication skills.

Minimum Entry Requirements

 EITHER OF THE FOLLOWING:
i) A holder of a Bachelor’s degree with Second Class Honors-Upper Division In any Engineering Field From a recognized University

ii) An Equivalent Engineering Degree recognized by the University Senate

iii) Second Class Honors-Lower Division with a Minimum of 2 Years relevant work experience

DURATION 
2 years

GEOTHERMAL ENERGY TRAINING AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE 

GEOTHERMAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

The Geothermal Energy technology program consists of:

1. Masters of Science Degree in Geothermal Energy Technology.

2. A Post-Graduate Diploma in Geothermal Energy technology

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

Programme Objectives

The proposed Geothermal Energy Technology programs are envisioned to provide an organized academic training in the field, within the context of the growth of use of geothermal energy in the African region. It will focus on capacity building for promoting geothermal energy resource development and utilization. Further, the Geothermal Energy Technology programs will foster research in this area with the mission of improving all aspect of Geothermal Energy development.

The specific objectives of the Geothermal Energy Technology programs are:

1. To offer training in all aspects of geothermal technology from exploration through development to power station operations. 

2. To develop capacity in Geothermal Energy Technology in Kenya and other countries in the region planning to exploit Geothermal Energy.

3. To serve as a scientific and engineering instrument pool to promote geothermal energy as a cheap source of renewable energy. 

4. To facilitate research and publication in order to improve, improvise or develop new approaches, with the objective of performance optimization in Geothermal Energy development.

5. To create a 'knowledge & think-tank' of Geothermal Energy Technology for Kenya and the other countries in the region planning to develop their Geothermal Energy resources.

Skills:

The MSc graduate;-

1. is able to identify relevant problems in the field of geothermal energy.

2. is capable of collecting adequate and relevant data in an ethically responsible manner.

3. can interpret and critically analyze geothermal data.

4. is able to formulate adequate and sound solution models for complex problems.

5. can report in a professional manner, transfer knowledge to others, hold scientifically based presentations, and can publish research results in scientific media.

6. is capable of monitoring and evaluating implemented solutions to geothermal energy related management problems.

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN GEOTHERMAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGY

At the end of the program, a graduate is expected to:

1. Have a common foundation in multi-disciplinary Geothermal Energy Technology knowledge, that supports Geothermal Energy management.

2. Apply the acquired knowledge and skills to identify problems and provide solutions to the various challenges of Geothermal Energy exploration & exploitation.

3. Function effectively in Multi-disciplinary Geothermal Energy teams.

4. Effectively participate in Geothermal Energy decision making process and effectively communicate in Geothermal Energy matters.


Minimum Entry Requirements

The following are eligible for the Geothermal Energy Technology postgraduate programmes:

a) A holder of a Bachelors degree in physical science / Geosciences or a Bachelors Engineering degree of at least second class honours, upper division, or equivalent qualification,) which is recognized by the University Senate as an adequate prerequisite for a Post Graduate Diploma or a Master’s of Science degree in Geothermal Energy Technology.

b) A holder of a Bachelor degree with a Second Class honours Lower division in the disciplines outlined above. Any work experience gained will be taken into consideration.

Duration
2 years

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN LEATHER TECHNOLOGY

The program consists of a core, which provides advanced skills of leather technology, footwear design and manufacture and specialized courses of leather manufacture. The aim of the curriculum is to impart on the student, comprehensive knowledge and skills on the leather industry, environmental pollution control and ethics and animal rights. The Master of Science degree programme in Leather Technology is designed and developed so as to be consistent with global trends in leather industry.

Programme Objectives

The objective of this Master of Science in Leather Technology programme is to produce a graduate with:

  1. Knowledge on leather value chain.
  2. Knowledge on leather manufacturing and technologies.
  3. Capabilities to design and manufacture footwear and leather goods.
  4. Skills on management of leather production systems and/or industries.
  5. Ability to provide consultancy services relevant to the leather sector.
  6. Skills to undertake research relevant to the leather industry
  7. Ability to carry out Leather product quality control.
  8. Knowledge on health, safety and ethics in leather industry.

Skills:

The graduate is able to:

  1. Design and produce footwear and leather goods.
  2. Solve leather processing, leather goods manufacture and environmental problems of the leather industry.
  3. Formulate new methods for leather processing and finishing
  4. Collect adequate and relevant data in an ethically responsible manner, analyze the data and formulate adequate and sound solution for leather technology problems
  5. Asses the quality of raw materials, finished leather, leather goods, footwear and tannery effluents
  6. Transfer knowledge to others, hold scientifically based presentations, and publish research results in scientific media.
  7. Monitor and evaluate implemented solutions in the field and any emerging problems.
  8. Formulate research proposals and prepare written research reports

Minimum Entry Requirements

The following shall be eligible for registration for the Master of Science in Leather Technology:

Either;

  1. A holder of at least an Upper Second Class Honours bachelors degree of DeKUT in OR
  2. A holder of at least a second class honours upper division Bachelor of Science degree in relevant field, from DeKUT any other institution recognized by the University Senate as being of equivalent academic status to (i) OR
  3. A holder of a Second Class Honours (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.

Duration

2 years

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INDUSTRIAL MATHEMATICS

Goals of the Programme
The Master of Science in Industrial Mathematics is designed to provide the country and region with high-level manpower in computational planning, management and research in a broad range of industrial and engineering areas. This programme is aimed at developing multidisciplinary students who have up-to-date knowledge in their fields, but who also understand the linkage between Mathematics, industry and business.

The master's program aims to train students to become professional Industrial Mathematicians, who are able to apply and develop mathematical methods and have the computational skills to solve industrial and engineering problems.

Skills
At the end of this programme, the graduate in Master of Science in Industrial Mathematics is expected to acquire the following skills:

  1. Develop appropriate models and numerical techniques fundamental to developing solutions for specific problems
  2. Analyse and solve complex problems using various mathematical models
  3. Analysis of structure and logical thinking.
  4. Design algorithms to solve particular problems
  5. Proficiency with oral and written communication skills and project management which will enable them to introduce new technology into an organization.

 Minimum Entry Requirements

The following shall be eligible for registration for the Master of Science in Industrial Mathematics, either:

  1. A holder of at least an Upper Second Class Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics (or Actuarial Science.), any Engineering course and Computer Science from DeKUT OR
  2. A holder of at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) Bachelors Degree of Science in relevant field, from any other institution recognized by the University Senate as being of equivalent academic status to (a) OR
  3. A holder of at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) Bachelors Degree in relevant field, which is recognized by the University Senate as an adequate prerequisite for M.Sc. in Industrial Mathematics OR
  4. A holder of at least a Second Class Honours (Lower Division) Bachelors 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 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

Duration

2 years

INSTITUTE OF GEOMATICS, GIS AND REMOTE SENSING (IGGReS)

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND REMOTE SENSING

Program Objectives and Outcomes

The Master of Science degree in Geospatial Information Systems and Remote Sensing is designed to deepen grasp of professionals to Geospatial technologies and their broad applications required for planning and management for informed decision making. Attention is particularly focused on practical applications so as to empower professionals with skills and provide them with hands-on experience necessary for a broad and divergent range of applications. Upon completion of the study, graduates will have acquired skills, knowledge and attitudes in Geoinformatics enabling them to actively be involved in efficient management of resources. The programme builds on basic degree qualifications or equivalent qualifications acquired in areas related to the proposed programme.

Aims of the Program

The aim of this program is to equip students with:

  1. Advanced theories and concepts of GIS and remote sensing, through data capture, processing, analysis, management and dissemination
  2. Knowledge in global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), mobile geospatial technologies, web mapping and the application of these technologies for spatial data management and analysis.
  3. Spatial database management skills necessary for in-depth use of geospatial data models, data structures and their applications in geospatial information systems.
  4. Skills to enable them to undertake independent research work.

 Program Outcomes

At the end of this program, graduates are expected to be able to:

  1. Apply GIS and Remote Sensing technologies to facilitate efficient decision making for better management of resources.
  2. Apply GIS and Remote Sensing technologies to solve specific problems in their fields of operation.
  3. Evaluate and recommend particular tools for addressing special geospatial problems.
  4. Undertake medium to large scale GIS and remote sensing projects right from inception to handover to end users and stakeholders

                                                  

Minimum Entry Requirements

The following are eligible for registration for the Master of Science in Geospatial Information Systems and Remote Sensing:

Either;

  1. A holder of at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) Bachelor of Science degree from DeKUT in a spatial information based or related specialization, or from any other institution recognized by the University Senate as being of equivalent academic status, OR  
  2. A holder of a Second Class Honours (Lower Division), Bachelor of Science degree from DeKUT in a spatial information based or related specialization, or from 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.

Duration

2 years

The School of Graduate Studies & Research is located at Munyeni House, DeKUT Main Campus.

Official Telephone: 0700 64 88 60
Official Email address: graduateschool@dkut.ac.ke
Official Address: 657 – 10100 Nyeri, Kenya.
Working Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday (Apart from Public Holidays)
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 1.    How do I apply?

•    First, you need to download the Postgraduate Application Form. It can be found HERE.
•    Secondly, fill the application form and attach the relevant documents (Academic transcripts and certificates, copy of ID and a colored passport.
•    Pay the relevant application fee and attach the bank slip. (Details are available on the application form)
•    Then, submit four copies of the duly filled application forms to the School of Graduate Studies & Research. The forms can also be handed at the reception.

2.    When do I get an admission letter after applying?
•    See our Service Delivery Charter TAB.

3.    After I complete coursework, what next?
•    See the Research Process HERE.

4.    What is a Progress Report Form?
•    It is a form that postgraduate students in research stage fill to update the School of Graduate Studies & Research on the progress of their research. A student should fill the periodic progress report after every four months until they complete their studies. The form can be found HERE.

5.    What documents do I need as a continuing student?
•    All the relevant documents are available on the Downloads Tab. In case of any clarification, please get to us through our contacts TAB.

6.    What do I do to ensue I complete my studies and graduate on time?
•    Adhere to the research process and stick to the timelines. Work closely with your supervisors and the School of Graduate Studies & Research. We are committed to ensure you complete on schedule. We will support you to the end.

 

 

 

 

 

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