BSc. Operations Research - Jomo Kenyatta University | Educartis

3 years
On Campus


Course Overview

This three year Bachelor of Science in Operations Research has been designed to teach students how to apply certain mathematical and scientific methods to solve certain classes of problems in the design and management of large or complex systems found in business, industry, and government. Taken on-campus at JKUAT, this comprehensive programme will equip students with the professionalism and knowledge they need to find successful jobs in various fields including the health, engineering, and government sectors. 

With a degree in Operations Research, you will have the opportunity to solve real-world problems in areas such as health care, public policy, resource management and disaster relief, so you can truly change peoples' lives for the better. In addition, a job in this field entails creativity, a better-than-average salary, and incredible job satisfaction. If this sounds like the right path for you, then this JKUAT programme will give you the foundation you need to gain a competitive edge in this field. 

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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

At the end of this programme, students will be able to: 

  • Formulate mathematical, experimental, and simulation models. 
  • Define and evaluate operational problems and alternatively recommend methods to help solve these problems. 
  • Work well within a team environment and independently. 
  • Harvest insight from data to make dramatic improvements throughout their chosen organization.
Certification obtained

BSc. Operations Research

What jobs will I qualify for?

This course will successfully prepare students for careers such as: 

  • Tech Operations Lead 
  • Operations Research Analyst 
  • Head of Operations 
  • Proposal Services Analyst 



On Campus, 2 years, Flexible


On Campus, , Flexible


On Campus, 3 years, October 2019


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Admission Criteria

To be eligible for this course, students require either: 

  • A Minimum KCSE Grade of C+ with a C+ in English and Mathematics 
  • A KACE or A-Level equivalent with at least 2 principal passes, including Mathematics. 
  • A Diploma in Applied Science 
  • Any other qualification recognised by the University Senate 

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, students must: 

  • Fill out an application form 
  • Provide a non-refundable fee of 1,500 KES 
  • Submit two passport sized photos
  • Submit copies of relevant certificates 

Payment options

For Kenyan students, the fee for this course is 76,403 KES in the first year and ranges from 57,303 KES to 62,078 KSH for all other semesters. For non citizens, add an extra 20% to the amount in every semester.

Students can pay through: 

  • Bank Transfer
  • Bank Deposit 

Detailed course information

This programme is taken on-campus at JKUAT and takes a total of 9 semesters. Each student is required to undertake a practical attachment for a period of no less than 8 weeks at the end of Semester 8. 

The course outline is as follows: 

Semester 1
  • HRD 2101 Communication Skills
  • SMA 2104 Mathematics for Science
  • SMA 2100 Discrete Mathematics
  • STA 2101 Algebra for Statistics and Finance 
  • STA 2102 Information Technology for Statistics 
  • STA 2104 Calculus for Statistics I
  • STA 2150 Fundamentals of Operations Research 
  • STA 2151 Fundamentals of Project Management
Semester 2
  • HRD 2102 Development Studies
  • SZL 2111 HIV/AIDS
  • STA 2100 Probability and Statistics I
  • STA 2105 Calculus for Statistics II
  • STA 2107 Database Management
  • STA 2152 Resource Allocation Models I
  • STA 2153 Financial Management and Forecasting I
  • STA 2154 Sustainability Management and Leadership Training
Semester 1
  • STA 2200 Probability and Statistics II
  • STA 2202 Computer Interactive Statistics
  • STA 2204 Calculus for Statistics III
  • STA 2250 Resource Allocation Models II
  • STA 2251 Financial Management and Forecasting II 
  • STA 2252 Transportation Models I
  • STA 2253 Graph Theory
Semester 2 
  • SMA 2231 Differential Equations
  • SMA 2201 Linear Algebra I
  • STA 2201 Probability and Statistics III STA 2205 Statistical Programming I 
  • STA 2254 Queuing Theory I
  • STA 2255 Econometric Models I
  • STA 2256 Transportation Models II
Semester 1 
  • SMA 2306 Linear Algebra II
  • SMA 2321 Numerical Analysis
  • STA 2300 Theory of Estimation
  • STA 2302 Probability and Statistics IV 
  • STA 2306 Real Analysis for Statistics
  • STA 2312 Regression Modeling I 
  • STA 2351 Stochastic Calculus I
Semester 2 
  • STA 2301 Tests of Hypotheses
  • STA 2305 Stochastic Processes
  • STA 2308 Design and Analysis of Experiments I STA 2310 Decision Theory
  • STA 2313 Research Methodology for Statistics STA 2352 Dynamical Systems I

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Where and When


Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

About 35 Kilometers North East of Nairobi along the Thika Superhighway, Kiambu, Juja, Kenya


Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

About 35 Kilometers North East of Nairobi along the Thika Superhighway, Kiambu, Juja, Kenya

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