WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,858 /year
Applications Begin:July 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Architectural Studies
Start Date:January 2021
Academic Unit:School of Architecture and Building Sciences (SABS)
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline:
Programme Overview

This course is the First part of the Two-Tier programme comprising the Bachelor of Architectural Studies (4 Years) and the Bachelor of architecture (2 Years).

It concerns both planning and designs of the built and natural environment. Emphasis is on art approach to design. Upon completion of the 4 years, holders of Bachelor of Architectural Studies can take up the following career paths among many others:


Course Units:
– Communications Skills
– History of World Architecture
– Solid Geometry
– Ecology of Building Materials
– Architectural Communication I
– Development Studies
– Building & Workshop Technology
– Environmental Geomatics
– Structures For Architects I
– Architectural Communication II
– HIV and AIDS

– Building Services
– Structures for Architects II
– History of African Architecture
– Architectural Communication III
– Architectural Design I
– Building Technology I
– Building Services & Workshop Technology
– Architectural Communication IV
– History & Theory of Architecture I
– Architectural Design II
– Practical Attachment – Internal

– Sustainable Design
– Interior Design & Detailing
– History and Theory of Architecture II
– Building Environment Science I (Thermal)
– Architectural Design III
– Building Technology II
– Building Economics
– Environmental Behaviour Study
– Building Environment Science II (Lighting)

– Introduction to Research Methodology
– Urban Studies
– Building Environment Science III (Sound)
– Entrepreneurship
– Architectural Design V
– Project I
– Project II

Admission Requirements

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum aggregate of B- (minus) and C+ (plus) as the minimum grade in cluster groups of 4 subjects which include: Mathematics, Physics, any subject from GROUP III (History and Government OR Geography OR Christian Religious Education OR Islamic Religious Education OR Hindu Religious Education); or 2nd GROUP (Biology or Chemistry); OR 2nd GROUP III OR GROUP IV (Home Science, or Art and Design or Agriculture or Aviation Technology or Computer Studies); OR GROUP V (French, German, Arabic, Music, Business Studies). OR JKUAT Arch. Diploma – Credit and above and 12 months refereed industry or travel portfolio (entry into 3rd year of Study) OR JKUAT Arch. Diploma – PASS and 12 months refereed industry or travel portfolio (entry into 1st year of study) OR Any other relevant qualification recognized by the University Senate

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan and East Africa Community Students: $14
Application Fees for International Students: $46

How to Apply
Application Requirements for qualified students:
– A dully filled registration form – to be obtained from the offices/website upon payment of non-refundable fee.
– Two passport size photos.
– Copies of relevant certificates

Application Procedure
Applications for the courses are on official application forms.
1. click to download JKUAT IT Department application form. or obtain a hand-copy from the office.
2. Pay a non-refundable application fee as follows:
– Certificates: Kshs500
– Diplomas: 1000
– Degrees: Kshs1,500
– Masters: 1,500

Bank Account Numbers:
– Standard Chartered Bank Account number 0108023434900
– Barclays Bank Account Number 0775001216
– Co-operative Bank of Kenya Account Number 01129098952900
– National Bank Account Number 0100359580600
– Equity Bank Account Number 0090291251426

3. Proceed on with filling the application form, ensuring all mandatory fields are filled, attach photocopies of required certificates and submit when done.
– You will be required to present certified copies of the relevant certificates, Result slips, National Identity Card, Birth Certificate for verifications when reporting.
– IT Department will call or send an SMS to request successful candidates to pick An official admission letter.
Career Opportunities

Graduates can work as:
– Assistants to registered Architects, Project Managers, Contractors, etc.
– They can work in project implementation teams.
– They can apply for the Bachelor of Architecture Degree to become eligible for registration as Architects
– The can pursue other professional degrees in design-related fields such as interior design, product design as well as Architectural Conservation
– They can apply for M.Phil programmes in Design related fields.

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan and East Africa Community Students: $1,858
Tuition Fees for International Students: $2,230

Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = Kshs203,742
Tuition Fees for International Students = Kshs244,490
**EAC (East African Community) Students pay the same amount as Kenyan students. Countries in the East African Community include; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
NOTE: The tuition fees charged, may vary from programme to programme and from time to time, with foreign students paying 20% more that the Kenyan students.:

Relevant Contact

Prof. Gerryshom Munala
Dean, School of Architecture and Building Sciences
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries