WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,090 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Enterprise and Management
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Environment and Resource Development
Campus:Main campus
Application Deadline: October 2021
Programme Overview

Agriculture is the mainstay of the Kenyan Economy.Agricultural activities that support increasing human populations are currently based on 20 % of the high rainfall zone. The arid and semi-arid fragile ecosystems constitute the remaining 80 % land surface of marginal productivity. These fragile ecosystems are rich in biodiversity and characterized by a myriad of terrestrial and marine wildlife, natural and physical scenic features and a rich diversity in the social cultural heritage of the people.

Wildlife based tourism has dominated the tourism industry in the arid and semi-arid areas, however, the demand for cropping land and other development activities threaten the future sustainability of wildlife resources.

In view of the critical needs to resolve the escalating conflicts of interest between the state and the local communities that have a stake in wildlife resources, there is need to bolster both the consumptive and non-consumptive attributes of wildlife resources. This will ensure that communities living with wildlife benefit from hosting wildlife in their private property.

Skilled manpower will be needed to implement new wildlife consumptive and non-consumptive policies and provide key resource management, advisory and research capacity to meet the needs of current and future challenges.

The wildlife management curriculum is designed to increase awareness of the importance of wildlife economic activities viable mode of land use from marginal ecosystems. Laws and policies related to wildlife protection, biodiversity conservation and consumptive utilization of wildlife resources are presently inadequate and the existing ones do not comprehensively provide for sustainability of wildlife biodiversity resources.

Trained wildlife resource persons are considered critical in the management of biodiversity based wildlife resources.Professional capacity in integrated wildlife enterprise management is vital in the provision of advisory services and overall conservation and enhancement of wildlife based resources.

Programme Objectives
The programme will provide broad based and specialized training for students who wish to develop careers in areas related to wildlife enterprise development and management, resource use, protection and conservation of wildlife ecosystems.On completion of the study programme, graduates will be able to:
i) provide advisory services on matters of wildlife resource use law and policy.
ii) carry out wildlife resource inventories and evaluate impacts of resource use on sustainability of wildlife ecosystems.
iii) participate and provide leadership in the formulation of appropriate early warning systems in respect of wildlife ecosystem change.
iv) venture in wildlife resource based entrepreneurship.
v) analyze and explain interactive relationships between humans and the physical, biological and social environment and relate the emanating issues to the sustainability and integrity of wildlife biodiversity.
vi) pursue graduate studies in wildlife resources management.
vii) provide wildlife consumptive and non-consumptive extension services.


Course Structure and Duration
The programme shall cover four academic years of two semesters each. Each semester shall consist of seventeen weeks, which comprises fifteen teaching weeks and two weeks for examination. At the end year 3 semester 2, the students will undergo an eight-week field attachment.The duration for Diploma holders will depend on the number of credit factors transferred as per the University regulations.

The coding for the courses offered in this programme is represented by WIEM followed by a three-digit figure. The first digit represents the year in which the particular course is offered. The second digit represents the discipline of study. For instance; 0-introductory course, 1-principle courses, 2-ecology, 3-climate, 4-applied, 5-planning courses, 6-management, 7-policy, law and administration, 8-seminars, research and student projects.

The third digit is the serial number of the course within that field. For example WIEM 101 is first year introductory course and the first in the series.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission into this programme, candidates must have attained at least a mean grade of C+ at Kenya Certificate of Secondary EducationKCSE. level or other equivalent examination or qualification recognized by the Egerton University Senate.

In addition, the candidates must have at least grade C in Mathematics, C+ in Biology or B- in Biological Sciences, C in Chemistry, B- in Geography or History and Government, and at least C+ in English or Kiswahili at K.C.S.E. Candidates with Diploma from institutions recognized by Egerton University Senate will also be considered for admission.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan and East African Community Students: $18
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Application Guidelines:
Required Documents to be attached during Application include:
– Certified copies of your Result Slip, Certificates and Transcripts.
– ORIGINAL RECEIPT (Application Fee): KShs. 2,000 for ALL Degree Programmes and Kshs. 1,000 for all Undergraduate Diploma Programmes: Payable to; Account Name; Egerton University, Kenya Commercial Bank; Account No:1108550703.
– Copy of your National ID Card or Birth Certificate.

Online application procedure

– Simply complete the Egerton University Online Application form and upload all the necessary documents, so that it can be processed by the administrative department
– The application will be complete once all the necessary fees have been paid.

Offline Application Procedure
– An Application form can be downloaded through the school website:
– The application form must be fully filled and the relevant academic documents attached. It must be returned to the admissions office of the university according to the deadline set by the admissions office.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Naturalist Program Coordinator Clinical Supervisor
– Surveyor Foreman Safety Manager
– Surveyor Supervisor Store Manager
– Veterinary Technician Lead Technician Senior Project Manager
– Biological Technician Laboratory Technician Environmental Scientist

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan and East African Community Students: $1,090
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,418

Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = Kshs. 120,000
Tuition Fees for International Students = Kshs. 156,000
**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.


– Foreign students out of the East African Community pay 30% more that the Kenyan students.
– The University reviews tuition fees on a regular basis.

Relevant Contact

Faculty of Environment and Resource Development Office
Responsible for Faculty Enquiries
Admissions Office
Admission Enquiries
Academic Affairs office
General Enquiries