WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$0 /year
Applications Begin:June 2020
Final Award:Master of Science in Environmental and Biosystems Engineering
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Engineering
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: 9 October 2020
Programme Overview

The syllabus takes into account recent scientific and technical advances in the education and training of engineers. It is relevant and broad based in line with the requirements of the engineering profession. To improve on its utility, the programme has been and will continue to be re-aligned to be consistent with the changing needs of the society. It has been developed from a programme of three options to the current five distinct areas of study: Environmental Engineering, Irrigation and Water Resources Engineering, Power and Machinery Engineering, Process and Food Engineering and Structures Engineering, each one addressing a unique engineering need in the society. The programme is targeted towards those graduates who would like to practice at a higher level in industry, research and education.

Therefore, the objectives of the programme are:
To give additional knowledge and necessary skills to the engineering graduates to enable them practise at a higher level in industry, research and education.


The programme shall run over a minimum of four semesters and a maximum of ten
semesters of fifteen weeks each.

The programme shall consist of two parts.
Part I shall be devoted to coursework i.e. continuous assessment, seminar presentations, written assignments and semester examination.

Candidates shall be required to take twelve courses. Six courses shall be from the list of the core courses and the other six from the list of electives for the area of specialization.

Candidates shall take a maximum of six courses and a minimum of three courses per semester.
Part II shall be devoted to undertaking a research project, thesis production and

Admission Requirements

**The comon regulation for masters degree in all faculties and those of the school of Engineering, of the University of Nairobi, shall apply.
**The following shall be eligible for admission:
– Holders of Bachelor of Science in Engineering with at least upper second-class honours Degree.
– Holders of lower second-class honours Degree in Engineering with either a relevant post-graduate diploma or at least two years relevant experience.
– Holders of pass Degree in Engineering with either a relevant post graduate diploma or three yearsrelevant experience.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan Students: $0
Application Fees for International Students: $0

How to Apply:
Applicants should visit = to apply Online

University of Nairobi has three intakes in an Academic year. Main intake being in September/October for all the courses and December/January for Bachelor of Education(Arts), Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Travel and Tourism April/May for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education(Arts), Bachelor of Education Early Childhood, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics ,Bachelor of Economics and Statistics ,Bachelor of Journalism and media Studies, Bachelor of Art Broadcast Production, Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Travel and Tourism, Bachelor of Arts Broadcast Production and all Diploma and Certificate courses.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities for this programme include:
– Water project manager
– Senior environmental engineer
– Environmental health and safety director
– Environmental engineering consultant
– Green building engineer

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students: $0
Tuition Fees for International Students: $0

Tuition Fees per year for Kenyan Students =
Tuition Fees per year for International Students =
**This programme will be completed after a duration of 2 years, with fees per year as follows:
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– Second year =


International Students pay 20% more than the Kenyan Students.

Relevant Contact

Prof. Ayub Gitau
Dean, School of Engineering
School of Engineering Office
Responsible for School Enquiries
Admissions Office
Admission Enquiries