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Tuition Fees:$1,897 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Physics
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:School of Science, Engineering & Health
Campus:Nairobi Campus
Application Deadline: November 2021
Programme Overview

Physics is one of the most basic and fundamental of all the sciences. It is central to our understanding of God’s creation through natural phenomena, namely energy and matter.

Physics attempts to understand nature at its deepest level from elementary particles, to nuclei, atoms, molecules, macromolecules, solids, liquids, gases, plasma, living organisms, complex systems, supercomputers, the atmosphere, planets, stars, galaxies and the entire universe.

The importance of physics is captured in that its theories explain reactions, energy transfer, forms of matter and all the processes and interactions that we witness every day.

Rationale
The Science Department of Daystar University, in line with the vision and mission of Daystar University, proposes to offer a major in physics, which will meet the needs and aspirations of society in which the trained students will serve and lead.
Physics is one of the most basic and fundamental of all the sciences. It is central to our understanding of God’s creation through natural phenomena, namely energy and matter. Physics attempts to understand nature at its deepest level from elementary particles, to nuclei, atoms, molecules, macromolecules, solids, liquids, gases, plasma, living organisms, complex systems, supercomputers, the atmosphere, planets, stars, galaxies and the entire universe. The importance of physics is captured in that its theories explain reactions, energy transfer, forms of matter and all the processes and interactions that we witness every day.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the general admission requirements that apply to all Daystar University students as stated in the University catalogue. They must have at least a C+ or better overall average in KCSE examination or equivalent examination for students who have gone through another system.
In addition, a student must fulfill one of the following requirements:
– Have passed the KCSE examination or equivalent exam with a minimum grade of a C+ or better in physics or a B+ or better in physical science and C+ or better in mathematics
– Students having an A-level certificate must have at least two (2) principle passes of which one must be in physics
– Students having an O-level certificate must have five (5) credits and must have a credit of 4 or better in physics and mathematics
– Credits pass in a relevant ordinary diploma from a recognized tertiary institution
– Hold a relevant Higher National Diploma
– Students may also enter the program from the Daystar University’s Pre-university Programme if their grades in mathematics and physical science are a B- or better.
For students from other systems, the equivalent percentages will be used.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan Students: $18
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Daystar admission forms are collected from either Athi-River campus or the Nairobi campus. On completion, the form is handed back to the registrar office with a fee of KSh. 2,000 which is not refundable. Deadlines for the application are; 30th November, 30th April and 31st July for January, May and August intakes respectively. Other required documents are:
– Two recent passport size photos for Kenyan student and four for international students all having names at the back
– Secondary, post-secondary, university or college certificates.
– Financial Information Sheet (Foreign students need to include a financial letter from sponsor guaranteeing payment)
– Completed student information sheet and copy of your passport (For foreign students only).

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health include:
– Accelerator Operator
– Applications Engineer
– Data Analyst
– Design Engineer
– High School Physics Teacher
– IT Consultant
– Lab Technician
– Laser Engineer
– Optical Engineer
– Research Associate
– Software Developer
– Systems Analyst
– Technical Specialist
– Web Developer

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students: $1,897
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,952

*Tuition fees per year for Kenyan Students = 205,120KES
*Tuition fees per year for Foreign Students= 211,120KES

International Students pay an additional 6000KES (Day students), 8000KES (Boarding Students) of orientation fees to the normal tuition fees.

All fees for each semester are payable in advance or before the date of registration by bankers cheque or direct bank deposit. The University does not accept cash payments or money orders. In order to assist sponsors who cannot raise full fees, the University allows payment of tuition and hostel fees in four equal monthly instalments from the first day of the semester. Sponsors wishing to pay the fees by instalments must apply to the Finance Manager before the semester begins.

Relevant Contact

 
Dr Geoffrey Kinuthia
Head of Department Department of Science & Engineering
 
Dr Martha Kiarie
Dean, School of Science, Engineering & Health
 
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries