WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$0 /year
Applications Begin:June 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Planning
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:College of Architecture and Engineering
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: 30 September 2020
Programme Overview

1.The course is covered in seventy (70) course units consisting of lecturers, studio, workshops, class presentations, field work, demonstrations, supervisions/consultation and professional attachment.

2. Two contact hours will be equivalent to one lecture.

3. Students will undergo continuous assessment by written assignments and/or class presentations and/or studio.

4. Each candidate will be required to take all the course units shown during the semester. Each course unit will be 45 contact hours


The course units are provided as follows:-
– 1st year – 16 units
– 2nd year – 18 units
– 3rd year – 18 units
– 4th year – 18 units
Each academic year shall be divided into two semesters.

Admission Requirements

The Common regulations for the Bachelor of Arts degrees for all faculties of Arts will apply:
For JAB selected candidates, the following subject clusters shall apply:
– Maths
– Any group II
– Any group III
– 2nd group II or
– 2nd group III
– Any group IV
– Any group V

The following shall also be eligible for admission into the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Planning A holder of KCSE or equivalent: Overall Grade C+. A minimum of Grade C+ at the KCSE or bridging/Pre-University certificate examination in the following subject clusters English; chemistry or biology; geography; agriculture; building construction or drawing and design.  A holder of KACE (A-level) or equivalent; two principal passes in mathematics or economics and any of the following subjects: geography, biology, physics, chemistry, history and a credit in English language at KCSE or equivalent examination. A holder of ordinary diploma: KNEC diploma in land surveying, cartography, GIS/RS, photogrammetry, building construction, architecture, applied sciences or related fields with a credit pass or equivalent, or diploma certificates from science and technical colleges with credit pass in mathematics, geography, agriculture, forestry or agricultural engineering. A holder of University degree: A holder of a degree or its equivalent from a recognized University in the following subjects: economics, mathematics, geography, land surveying, architecture, building economics, planning, agriculture, design or any other relevant degree.

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:
– Housing manager/officer
– Local government officer
– Town planner
– Transport planner
– Urban designer

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

Tuition Fees per year for Kenyan Students = 166,300 KES
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = 199,560 KES
**This programme will be completed after a duration of 4 years, with fees per year as follows:
– First year = 166,300 KES
– Second year = 177,900 KES
– Third year = 177,900 KES
– Fourth year = 187,900 KES


International Students pay 20% more than the Kenyan Students.

Relevant Contact

Prof. Ngau Peter
Principal, College of Architecture and Engineering
Admissions Office
Admission Enquiries