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Egerton University


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Egerton University is the oldest institution of higher learning in Kenya. It was founded as a Farm School in 1939 by Lord Maurice Egerton of Tatton, a British national who settled in Kenya in the 1920s. In 1950, the School was upgraded to an Agricultural College offering diploma programmes. The Egerton Agricultural College Ordinance was enacted in 1955. In 1979, the Government of Kenya and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded a major expansion of the institution. In 1986, Egerton Agricultural College was gazetted as a constituent college of the University of Nairobi. The following year, 1987, marked the establishment of Egerton University through an Act of Parliament. Egerton University has three (3) Campuses and one Campus College. The main Campus is based at Njoro and houses the Faculties of Agriculture, Arts and Social Sciences, Education and Community Studies, Engineering and Technology, Environment and Resources Development, Science and Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. The Njoro Campus also houses the Board of Undergraduate Studies and Field Attachment, and the Board of Postgraduate Studies. The other Campus is the Nairobi City Campus, offering programmes from the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Commerce, and Education and Community Studies. It also hosts the African Centre for Distance Education (ACDE). The third Campus, Kenyatta Campus, is located five (5) kilometres from Njoro Campus and is planned to house the Open and Distance Learning (CODL) programmes which is currently based at Njoro Campus. The only University’s Campus College, Nakuru Town Campus College, hosts the Faculties of Commerce and Health Sciences. The University currently has nine (9) faculties and fifty one (51) academic departments offering a wide range of programmes at diploma, undergraduate, and postgraduate levels. All of them are open to both Government-sponsored and selfsponsored students. The University also offers courses in computer literacy, computer repairs and maintenance, as well as accounting and bridging courses. Egerton University has made tremendous progress towards increasing access to higher education in Kenya. Chuka, Kisii and Laikipia Universities, who were chartered to become full-fledged Universities on 8th January 2013, 6th February 2013 and 19th February 2013, respectively, were all former constituent Colleges of Egerton University. Besides, the University’s other notable achievements include establishment of: Institute of Women, Gender and Development Studies; Directorates of Quality Assurance, Planning and Development, Student Welfare Services, Institutional Advancement, International Linkages and Programmes; and the University Industry Liaison Office (UILO); African Virtual University (AVU) Centre; The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL); and Egerton Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education and the Egerton Journal of Science and Technology as international peer-reviewed periodicals. In addition, the University has introduced a range of new academic programmes and graduates over 3,000 students annually. The University has undertaken major research projects, including: Vegetable Oil Protein System (VOPS), Agricultural Management Project (AMP), Policy Analysis Matrix (PAM), Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), Lake Nakuru Research Project, the Horticultural Technology Experimental Project, Fingerponds Project, Wetland Project, River Njoro Watershed, Soil Fertility Replenishment, Tropical Legumes Project, Managing the Process of Growing Up, and Epidemiology, Blood Safety and Research Project (EBR), evaluation and promotion Pigeon pea Genotypes, genetic improvement of East African Zebu cattle for milk production in ASAL, cassava post-harvest value addition, identifying socio economic constraints to and incentives for faster technology adoption. There are a number of projects are funded by Lake Victoria Research Project (VICRES) and Edulink. The University has also established the Crop Management Research Training (CMRT) Centre, and created Tegemeo Institute of Agriculture Policy and Development. The University currently holds the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics. Egerton University has established a series of local and international partnerships and linkages in research, teaching, and industry. Other developments include: establishment of HIV and AIDS Unit; rehabilitation and development of Lord Egerton Castle; development of University Botanic Garden; establishment of Local Council of International Reading Association (IRA); setting up of Egerton University Community Resource Centre; hosting the Secretariat of the African Council for Distance Education; and the development and introduction of a joint programme in Governance, Ethics, Anti-Corruption, and Economic Crimes with what was the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission (now the Kenya Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission). The governance structure of Egerton University consists of the Chancellor, the University Council, the University Management Board, the Senate, Deans of Faculties, Directors of Schools, Centres and Institutes, Chairmen of Departments, and Heads of Departments and Sections. There are three divisions within the University: The Division of Academic Affairs, the Division of Administration and Finance, and the Division of Research and Extension. The University currently has a population of about 19,000 students; 514 academic staff; and 1,441 non-academic staff. Throughout its history, Egerton University has been guided by the key principles of integrity, continuous improvement of services and products, accessibility to the society, gender equity, and rational use of resources.

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University
Founded in 1939
220 Courses

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Location NameAddress 1Address 2Post CodeCityProvinceCountry
Egerton UniversityP.O Box 536176NakuruNakuruKenya

Courses List

The liberalization of the milk based industry in Kenya has greatly attracted entrepreneurship in the dairy industry. While many large milk producers are increasingly turning to processing milk on the farm, there are many entrepreneurs who will depend on out-growers. These entrepreneurs require diploma holders with in-depth knowledge of milk processing.This course is designed to produce a diploma graduate qualified to work in milk processing industries in production and managerial capacities; to venture into entrepreneurship in the food industry; to teach; and to pursue further education in food related disciplines.

  • Diploma
  • On Campus
  • Nakuru
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Start Date: 01/10/2017
  • Price on application

The Bachelor degree programme in Sociology and Religion offers a combination of humanistic and social science knowledge required in human attitude formation necessary for personnel management and policy development in society. It provides managerial skills to its graduates in handling social issues such as ethics, marriage, nepotism; tribalism; human rights; child labour; unemployment; among others. In addition, it equips the graduates with tools in the challenging dialogue between faith and culture; between the church and society; between the kingdom of God and the temporal realities through which the human family moves towards its destiny. The programme thus offers a wide rang...

  • Bachelor
  • On Campus
  • Nakuru
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Start Date: 01/10/2017
  • Price on application

In recognition of the fact that about 90% of Kenya‘s population is engaged in small-scale farming, from where they derive their livelihood, students in the Diploma in Farm Resource Management programme are prepared to handle the challenges of agricultural development as they join the agricultural extension advisory service or serve in private sector agricultural entities. The farm management curriculum acknowledges the importance and value of involvement in practical operations and activities in farming. Hence, practical farming facilities are availed in the University in a specialized tuition farm, The Tatton Demonstration Unit (TDU), now renamed the Taton Agriculture Park (TAP...

  • Diploma
  • On Campus
  • Nakuru
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Start Date: 01/10/2017
  • Price on application

The BA (History and International Studies) programme is customized to contribute to realizing Egerton University's Vision of a world class university for the advancement of humanity. In accordance with the proposition that human history is infinitely diverse, the programme incorporates a wide variety of courses. The programme will help in forging an informed awareness of the unity inherent in human diversity as well as equipping the graduates to face the challenges of globalization. Similarly, the programme encompasses the University‘s Mission to, inter alia, disseminate significant knowledge and offer exemplary education in order to innovatively influence national development. ...

  • Bachelor
  • On Campus
  • Nakuru
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Start Date: 01/10/2017
  • Price on application

Horticulture is a fast-growing and major subsector of the agricultural industry in Kenya. Its contribution towards both small-scale and large-scale farm incomes, employment, foreign exchange earnings and food production security cannot be overemphasized. However, the full potential of horticulture in is yet to be realized, hence the need for a highly qualified workforce to drive the industry. The major goal of the Bachelor of Science in horticulture is to prepare the graduates to meet challenges faced by the horticultural industry in realizing its full potential.

  • Bachelor
  • On Campus
  • Nakuru
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Start Date: 01/10/2017
  • Price on application

The Bachelor of Arts Economics and Sociology programme combines the two related disciplines and requires students to be well grounded in both. The Programme will prepare students for careers in research institutions, NGOs, Public and private sectors, among other job opportunities. Graduates of the programme will also be professional economists, sociologists or business people. In the modern world, these specializations will continue to be in demand and thus enable graduates to market their skills internationally.

  • Bachelor
  • On Campus
  • Nakuru
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Start Date: 01/10/2017
  • Price on application

This four year undergraduate programme is designed for students who are passionate about pursing careers in the police service, forensic investigation, human rehabilitation services, and security management. Taken on-campus at Egerton University, the course prepares graduates to take up managerial positions in the public sector such as the police service and prisons. In addition, students will be able to find jobs in the private sector such as security management and related roles. Are you looking for work that is fast-paced, fascinating, and unpredictable? While a career in criminology and security studies is no doubt challenging, it provides individuals with the opportunity to...

  • Bachelor
  • On Campus
  • Nakuru
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Start Date: 01/10/2017
  • KSh 476,520
  • Total

This three year Diploma in Library and Information Science aims to provide students with the relevant work experience and technological skills they require to work in many information settings. Taken on-campus at Egerton University, this programme teaches students how to organise, retrieve, store, protect, and help people access information. During a compulsory industrial attachment in the final year, students will learn cutting-edge skills that are highly sought after in digital work settings. Are you passionate about the power of reading and lifelong learning? Do you enjoy working with a diverse group of people, from all backgrounds and ages? Then a Diploma in Library and Info...

  • Diploma
  • On Campus
  • Nakuru
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Start Date: 01/10/2017
  • KSh 276,520
  • Total

Soil Science has long been related to the body of knowledge of the soil environment, which includes its formation and the dynamic processes associated with it, and its application to agronomic practices and environmental conservation. Soil processes are integral in forming and regulating the natural environment, dictating how land is developed, thus influencing the distribution of people world wide and governing where plants grow. In recent years, there has been an increased awareness of the multiple roles soils play in the quality of life. Although soil is far more complex than air or water, it is sometimes the forgotten part of the environmental picture. This is a dangerous ov...

  • Bachelor
  • On Campus
  • Nakuru
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Start Date: 01/10/2017
  • Price on application

Crop and animal products are in general perishable and produced in such amounts and states that cannot immediately be consumed, therefore they have to be processed into other forms and their quality preserved. The food industry provides a link between the farmer and consumer. Upon completion of this course, the graduate will be qualified to work in food processing industries in production and managerial capacities, to teach and carry research and extension in governmental and non governmental institutions, to venture into entrepreneurship in the food industry and to pursue further education in food related disciplines.

  • Bachelor
  • On Campus
  • Nakuru
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Start Date: 01/10/2017
  • Price on application

The present trend in historical studies is toward the apprehension of the human past in all its complexity and totality. The Bachelor of Arts (History) - B.A. (History) - programme at Egerton University is based on this approach in respect to the fields of specialization and the area or country studies offered. It is anchored in the theories and methods developed since the emergence of History as an academic discipline. The programme dove-tails with University‘s mission of producing well-rounded graduates in all areas of human endeavour. It is offered to students aspiring to a professional career in History or otherwise seeking to specialize in the discipline. It thus provides a...

  • Bachelor
  • On Campus
  • Nakuru
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Start Date: 01/10/2017
  • Price on application

The Department of Economics at Egerton University was established in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in 1994. Currently the Department has one undergraduate degree programme namely Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with Economics. The B.Sc. Economics and statistics programme is expected to offer specialized training to qualified students in the two disciplines. It has been necessitated by a growing demand among high school leavers and equivalent candidates for a programme of this kind.The B.Sc. in Economics and Statistics programme enables students to describe, compare and correlate the important Economics phenomena of production, consumption, exchange and distribution with the he...

  • Bachelor
  • On Campus
  • Nakuru
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Start Date: 01/10/2017
  • Price on application

Agriculture, through provision of food, shelter, employment and cash income is the mainstay of Kenya's economy. Moreover, approximately 80% of Kenya's population lives in rural areas. It is for these reasons that the government of Kenya has taken a decisive measure to accelerate rural development through enhancement of agricultural production. Some of these measures include the "District Focus for Rural Development" strategy and increased Agricultural Education and Extension. The Bachelor of Science in Agriculture programme at Egerton University is intended to help achieve some of these goals by providing highly trained manpower equipped with a broad range of both conceptual and...

  • Bachelor
  • On Campus
  • Nakuru
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Start Date: 01/10/2017
  • Price on application

The B.A. Economics and History programme combines two closely related disciplines as happens to be the practice in many universities around the world. The diverse courses on offer ensure that students are well-grounded in aspects of the two disciplines. This prepares them for careers in research institutions, NGOs, public administration, business journalism, diplomacy, among other possible career opportunities. Graduates of the programme will also become professional economists, historians or business people. In a liberalized and open global professional environment these specializations will continue to be in demand and thus enable graduates to market their skills freely across...

  • Bachelor
  • On Campus
  • Nakuru
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Start Date: 01/10/2017
  • Price on application

Students trained in this programme are to assume leading roles of public and private commerce of agricultural and food products. These organizations contribute greatly toward the economic well being of the country. Students that select the Agribusiness specialization will focus on the vertical integration of agribusiness and trade. These specializations provide students with the skills to examine domestic and global consumer interests and how they impact the demand for food and agriculture products. Students that select these specializations will have a basic foundation in business, marketing, finance, and accounting. They will specialize in marketing intelligence for agribusine...

  • Bachelor
  • On Campus
  • Nakuru
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Start Date: 01/10/2017
  • Price on application

The dairy industry profession involves the production of high quality milk and milk products at a profit. Liberalization of the milk based industry in Kenya has attracted on-farm processing. On-farm processing reduces post-harvest losses and produces milk products of higher quality as milk is processed shortly after harvesting. For these entrepreneurs to succeed there is need for graduates with knowledge of milk production at farm level and dairy plant processing operations management.

  • Bachelor
  • On Campus
  • Nakuru
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Start Date: 01/10/2017
  • Price on application

English is the fastest growing international language. The continued crucial role of English as Kenya‘s official language and its role in bringing understanding among the peoples of Kenya with the rest of the world cannot be over emphasized. Its expanded use requires effective interaction at interpersonal, national and international levels. All institutions within the country have recognised the need for better communication in English hence the increased demand for experts of the language. Also rapidly expanding are career opportunities for teachers, writers and editors in technical fields, computer software and in translation services. Students are increasingly required to acq...

  • Bachelor
  • On Campus
  • Nakuru
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Start Date: 01/10/2017
  • Price on application

Communication skills have always been important but never so much as now in the twenty-first century when advances in transportation and technology have made people and nations of the world inter-connected into a true ―global village‖. Advances in technology have made it possible for people of different cultures and countries to interact, but it is human skills in communication that will ensure that the interactions are positive and constructive. The crucial role of communication is to bring understanding through a process of shared meanings and the transmission of symbolic messages. For effective interaction at interpersonal and international levels, communicators must be sensi...

  • Bachelor
  • On Campus
  • Nakuru
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Start Date: 01/10/2017
  • Price on application

Agriculture is the principal sub-sector in the economies of many developing countries in the absence of a strong industrial sector. Indeed in Kenya Agriculture in its widest sense is ―the goose that lays the golden eggs‖. It is a source of income to farmers, affiliated entrepreneurs, source of employment and earns foreign exchange etc. In many developing countries, agriculture is carried out on small farms with inherent differences in agro-ecological conditions, limited resource base and basic technology.The training programme for the degree of bachelor of science in agricultural economics is conceptualised and designed to produce manpower that is expected to contribute towards ...

  • Bachelor
  • On Campus
  • Nakuru
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Start Date: 01/10/2017
  • Price on application

Kenya‘s economy, like most other developing nations, is entirely based on agriculture. The fast population growth in most regions of the country puts a high demand for increased productivity in agriculture. At the advent of industrialisation, the need to increase agricultural production in order to avail adequate food for the fast growing population as well as providing raw materials for industrial processing is even more. Within the agricultural sector, animal production contributes substantially in providing food, shelter, employment and cash income. As food, animal protein is essential, especially for proper physical as well as mental development of the youth. The bulk of Ken...

  • Bachelor
  • On Campus
  • Nakuru
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Start Date: 01/10/2017
  • Price on application