WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$0 /year
Applications Begin:June 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Physical Sciences
Campus:Chiromo Campus
Application Deadline: 30 September 2020
Programme Overview

Industrial Chemistry is the branch of chemistry which applies physical and chemical processes towards the transformation of raw materials into products that are of benefit to humanity. The goal of the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry degree programme is to produce graduates who will be highly skilled in this activity. We do this by first giving the students a strong foundation in chemistry, mathematics and physics. The Industrial Chemistry graduate is a chemist with knowledge linkages in engineering, chemical processing, economics and industrial management.


(i) The course shall be evaluated in terms of units; a course unit being defined as a series of 45 one- hour lecture equivalents.  For this purpose one 1-hour lecture is equivalent to one 2-hour tutorial or one 3-hour practical or any combination of these that may be recommended by the School Board and approved by Senate.

(ii) Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree shall take a minimum of 44 units during the four years study.

Admission Requirements

a) A candidate who wishes to register must have the minimum University general admissions requirements.
b) In addition to meeting (a) above, candidates wishing to register for Bachelor of Science in Environmental Chemistry must have any of the following:
(i) Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or equivalent qualifications, with passes in at least three subjects in either of the following two alternatives (A or B),
(ii) Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE), or equivalent qualification with at least two principal passes (of which one must be in chemistry)
(iii) Ordinary Diploma/Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualifications in the sciences with at least a pass
(iv) Science/Technical Diploma from Teachers Training Colleges or equivalent qualifications in the sciences
(v) A science/technology based degree or a non science based degree with a minimum of C+ in chemistry or its equivalent from an institution recognized by the University
c) candidates who may not have fulfilled conditions in (b) above may be considered for admission provided they present evidence of having undertaken and passed relevant bridging courses from an institution recognized by the University and MUST have scored at least grade C in the subject(s) for which bridging has been undertaken.

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:
– Pharmaceutical Documentation / QA Support Coordinator
– Formulations Chemist
– Senior Technologist
– Analytical Chemist

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

Tuition Fees per year for Kenyan Students = 168,500 KES
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = 202,200 KES
**This programme will be completed after a duration of 4 years, with fees per year as follows:
– First year = 168,500 KES
– Second year = 160,500 KES
– Third year = 136,500 KES
– Fourth year = 136,500 KES


International Students pay 20% more than the Kenyan Students.

Relevant Contact

School of Physical Sciences
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Admissions Office
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