Apart from placement of students to higher learning one of major role of Kenya Universities and Colleges Placement Services, KUCCPS, is to guide students on available opportunities for training under Government sponsorships.
To get detailed guidance and mentorship on career choices, one can visit kuccps website kuccps.net.
Here are few degree courses and how skills earned can open career opportunities
1. Bachelor of Science in Optometry and Vision Sciences
The graduates of the programme are expected to examine client’s eyes, prescribe optical aids in the form of spectacles, contact lenses amongst others. They get the underlying history of the client and then prescribe.
Graduates have career in the Health sectorboth in government and in private practice.
2. Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Sports Science
The general objective is to develop revelant competencies to enable the learner acquire the necessary skills. These include ability to design and implement health promotion, rehabilitation, physical intervention and sports talents. Graduates are expected to serve in the Health Sector, both in government and private practice. They can also work in educational Institutions as games and sports Instructor or experts.
3. Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management and Conservation
Students acquire skills in conservation and management of environmental resources.Graduates can work with government Ministry of Environment and natural resources, with NGO’s involved in conservation in private sector and Research Scientists.
4. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Biotechnology
Students acquire biological knowledge and skills for scientific challenges associated with environmental agriculture and medical problems in the society. Job opportunities available in genetic engineering fields, technological research institutions and manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries.
5. Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics
It is a programme that advance the discovery and translation of the roles in nutrition in optimizing health of people in the nation and the world. Graduates develop careers in Teaching, Research, Consultancy, Health Clinics corporate personnel, food serviceindustry
6. Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energy and Biofuel Technology
The programme in intended to provide highly trained manpower with broad range of conceptual and practical skills geared towards enhancing renewable energy and biofuel technology and energy consultancy. Graduates will be employed as bio-fuel consultants, energy policy makers, renewable energy technologists, teaching, agro-processing consultants and researchers.
7. Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical
The graduate will pursue careers in industrial engineering, production engineering or automotive engineering.
7. Bachelor of Technology in Applied Chemistry
The graduates will pursue careers in analytical and industrial chemistry, chemical and Biological, Pharmaceutical, Agricultural and Food Processing industries.
8. Bachelor of Engineering in Building and Civil
Graduates will pursue careers in building and construction industry, research institutions or in academic institutions
9. Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics
Graduates will pursue careers in telecommunication engineering, instrumentation and automation engineering and electrical power engineering
10. Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology
The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Technology is a four year programme focused to meet the growing needs of computer hardware and software professionals in the industry. Through this programme the Multimedia University College of Kenya seeks to produce eminent professionals tuned to the real time working environment under the support of dedicated and well qualified faculty and technical staff.
In the first two years, the students learn computer science fundamentals including introduction to programming, network systems design, computer maintenance, operating systems, digital electronics, data structures and algorithms, object oriented programming, etc.
In the last years, students take more advanced courses including electives. The courses include database management systems, computer security, human-computer interface, databse design, computer security, client-server systems, knowledge-based systems, computer graphics, and business systems modeling.
Graduates from this programme can work with computer companies and large organizations as computer programmers, computer hardware engineers, computer network administrator/analysts, database administrators, information systems managers or computer support specialists.
11. Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
The Bachelor of Science Technology (BSIT) is a four-year degree programme designed to provide students with a strong foundation in the theories of IT, networks and computers including quantitative methods, programming, information and communications technology (database management, operating systems, networks and internet essentials), and the organizational foundations “knowledge and tools” to apply information technology broadly in every organization, at every level, and in every domain.
In the first two years, the students learn Operating Systems, Computer Networks, Introduction to Software, Structured Programming, Financial Accounting, Object-Oriented Programming, Data Structures and algorithms, network systems administration and computer Graphics.
In the last years, management information systems, systems programming, simulation and modeling, human computer interface, distributed systems business information strategy, computer security, electronic commerce and artificial intelligence.
BSIT offers an in-depth introduction to career-focused specialist areas such as multimedia design, system and network administration, and security of information systems, and lends itself better to careers in core IT functions such as network or IT management and systems administration in addition to providing opportunities for students interested in higher education to undertake postgraduate training in such fields as computer science, software engineering and multimedia technology.
12. Bachelor of science in Telecommunication and Information Engineering
The Bachelor of Science degree in telecommunications and information engineering is a five-year programme that aims to provide students with sound theoretical and practical training in telecommunications and information technology.
In the first two years of the bachelor program, students are introduced to wide range of basic science and engineering topics such as chemistry, calculus, engineering drawing, circuit and network theory, mechanical engineering, etc.
In the third, fourth and fifth years, courses are more specialized and industrially oriented including optical communication, signal processing, microprocessor design, image processing, computer communication, cellular communication, digital signal processing, teletraffic engineering and engineering project. The lectures and laboratories, including industrial training, provide the student invaluable experiences and knowledge of the design and implementation of industrial system.
The telecommunication and information engineering sector has become very high growth area. Career opportunities are available in the following areas: Test engineers, telecom software engineers, telecommunication product managers, wireless access protocol specialists, telecommunication product manager network security and network planning.
13. Bachelor of commerce
The Bachelor of commerce is a four-year programme that is designed to provide the student with a wide range of managerial skills while at the same time building competence in a particular area. The curriculum thus focuses both on academic subjects, such as statistics, mathematics and economics, as well as practical business subjects, such as accountancy, law, management, marketing, finance, etc.
The bachelor of commerce degree opens doors to the world of business, finance and marketing. the degree is recognised by the varios professional accounting bodies, and graduates cn therfore pursue accounting designations such as the chartered accountant (CA), certified public accountant (CPA), certified managment accountant (CMA), certified general accountant (CGA), or financial qualifications such as chaartered financial analyst (CFA). graduates who are intersted in higher education may pursue the master of commerce, or other post-graduate masters programs such as the master of finance(MFin), master of accounting(MAcc) and master in business administration (MBA).
14. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
The bachelor of science degree in computer science is a four-year programme that aims at equipping students with sufficient theory to be able to adapt to new technologies and new ideas in the rapidly growing computer industry. Students are prepared to work in the following areas: (i) designing and building software;(ii)developing effective ways to solve computing problems, such as storing information in databases, sending data over networks; and (iii)providing new approaches or devising new and better ways of using computers to address new challenges in areas such as robotics, computer vision and digital forensics.
The first two years are dedicated to computer science fundamentals including data structures, differential equations, algorithms, statistics, and database systems. In the last years students take more advanced courses including electives. The courses includes transaction processing systems, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, user interface, architecture, distributed computing systems, neural systems, parallel computing systems and digital image processing.
Career opportunities occur in a wide variety of settings including large or small software companies, large or small computer services companies, and large organizations of all kinds (industry, government, banking, healthcare, etc.). A career path in this area can also involve advanced graduate work, followed by a position in a university or industrial research and development laboratory; or entrepreneurial activity.
15. Bachelor of science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
The bachelor of science in electrical and electronics engineering is a five-year degree programme that aims at equipping students with the principles and practice of electrical and electronic engineering which when combined with computer engineering or business management, provides the key to our future in the information age. The electrical and electronic subjects also include information technology, communications, medical electronics, computers, aerospace, robotics, automation and indeed all applications or electricity for it is becoming increasingly difficult to find anything that does not in some way rely upon the technology being developed by electron engineers.
The bachelor of science degree in electrical and electronic engineering emphasizes the applications of devices and systems, and supporting practical work including individual project work. Students can choose either to study abroad range of subjects in the final year or to specialize in electrical power, industrial automation, computing, communications or microelectronics.
Electrical and electronic engineers are in high demand with employers. Within electrical engineering the main employment areas include electrical supply and distribution, power systems, transport and electrical machinery. Opportunities within electronics exist in electronic circuit design, instrumentation and control for safety on industrial plants, e.g. Manufacturing, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, mobile technology, automotive and aviation electronics and medical systems. Opportunities also exist for graduates in related fields, eg. Information technology. Popular areas outside of engineering include commercial, industrial and public sector management.
16. Bachelor of Electronics and Computer Engineering
The bachelor of electronics and computer engineering is a five-year degree programme that aims to produce graduates who can design, test and maintain computer systems. Students under this programme study both electrical engineering and computer science, combining the principle and techniques of these two for the making and development of computer and computer-based systems.
Due to the rapid growth of information technology, computer industry has become one of the fastest growing segments of our economy. As a result, there exists a huge demand for computer engineering professionals for the development of faster hardware components, new communication systems and software.
Graduates from this programme can work as hardware or software engineers or can blend the two. On projects, both these engineers usually work together as a team to design software and hardware computer-based systems for embedded microcontrollers, designing VLSI chips, analog sensors, mixed signal circuit boards and operating systems.
17. Bachelor of Science in Control and Instrumentation
The bachelor of science degree in control and instrumentation is a five-year degree programme that aims to provide students with sound theoretical and practical training in the design, operation and maintenance of automated process control systems and measurements systems.
In the first two years of the bachelor program, students are introduced to wide range of foundation science and engineering topics such as mathematics, physical, material sciences, computer programming, circuit theory fundamental of electronics, digital circuit and design, electrical machines, electrical and electronic measurements, and introduction to signals and systems.
In the third and fourth years, courses are more specialized and industrially oriented including industrial process control, optical/electronic communication and engineering project. The lectures and laboratories, including industrial attachment, provide the student with invaluable experiences and knowledge of the design and implantation of automation process and instrumentation systems.
Graduates of this programme are required by industries such as power stations, steel plants, refineries, food/beverage factories and cement plants. They have a multidisciplinary role to play. One may choose to move sideways into other career areas either within or outside their industry in such areas as purchasing, sales, marketing, finance, IT or general management. Those who have an aptitude use their expertise they have gained in industry and engage in consultancy work, academic research in universities or acquire a tutoring/coaching role as a lecturer or trainer of instrumentation engineers.
19. Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics
The bachelor of science degree in mechatronics is a five-year degree proramme that aims at equipping stundents with the principles of contemporary manufacturing engineering which combines mechanics, electronics, and computing to realize simpler, more economical, reliable and versatile systems. The growing application f mechatronics has resulted in the development and design of mechatronic or smart products including efficient washing machine, automated robotic climbing wheelchairs and hybrid automobiles
Graduates of mechatronic engineering program can work in many industries, including automobile, manufacturing, gas and oil mining, transport, defense, robotics, aerospace and aviation. In addition, they have a wide variety of multi-disciplinary skills that will allow them to take traditional engineering positions.
20. Bachelor of Science in mechanical Engineering
The bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering is a five-year degree programme that aims at giving students technical depth and developing the knowledge and skills that prepare the students for scientific research, critical analysis of scientific findings, as well as a responsible professionalism. Graduates will thus be well adapted to the rapid changes in the globalizing world.
The first three years are dedicated to engineering fundamentals including mathematics, mechanics, science engineering drawing, computer programming, electronics, thermodynamics, material science and principles of engineering design. In the last years students take more advanced courses including electives. The courses include production engineering, solid and structural mechanics, machine design, systems and control engineering, computer aided design and vehicle systems engineering.
Training as a mechanical engineer will lead you into one of the broadest areas of engineering. There are jobs for mechanical engineers in nearly every area of industry. As a mechanical engineer you could become involved in design, manufacture, research, development, management or marketing of engineering products and services.
21. Bachelor of Film and Animation
The bachelor of film and animation programme is a four-year degree programme that covers technical and creative components of filmmaking including concept development, screen writing, camera operation, production management, directing, editing and sound design. Students are expected to create their own projects to develop skills as directors, producers and editors with the aim to become proficient filmmakers. They also gain expertise in digital film production, (film) business manae4ment, marketing and communications for the film related industries.
In the first two years of the bachelor program, students are introduced to the basics of film and animation including film theories, media ethics, cinematography, sound design, web design etc.
In the third and fourth years, courses are more specialized and industrially oriented including make-up and costume design, multimedia authoring, 3D graphic design, music in film, location scouting and set design, sound design, film editing, commercials production, film policy, film marketing.
Job opportunities in film animation and other sectors of the animation job market are on the rise. Animators have opportunities to work with video games, special effects, web animation, advertising and e-learning, in addition to opportunities in traditional film animation.
22. Bachelor of Mass Communication
The bachelor of mass communication programme is a four-year degree programme that prepares students to research, analyze, interpret, evaluate and present content effectively through various channels of communication. Through the course of study and the close mentoring by the lecturers, the student polishes his writing, verbal communication and visual skills. Critical thinking and analytical skills acquired through in-depth investigation of contemporary social issues, give the students the ability to analyze and appropriately react to any situation that might arise; a crucial necessity in the field of communication.
Graduates from this programme will find employment in advertising, radio/television broadcasting, journalism and [public relations. In advertising the graduates can be employed as advertising the graduates can be employed as advertising or marketing specialist, copy writer, media planner, media buyer, creative director, and media sales representative. In broadcasting the graduates can be employed as news analysts, creative directors, producers or editors. In journalism, the graduates can be employed as creative writers, editors or publishers. While in public relations, they can be employed as public relations specialists/managers or as corporate affairs managers.
24. Bachelor of Science in Physics
The bachelor of science in physics is a four-year degree programme that is designed to give students a broad awareness of the principles of physics, as well as an introduction to the techniques of physics research. The programme combines core physics courses with applications of science in the modern world in order to give graduates technical skills and a diverse science knowledge that will suit the needs of employers in the twenty-first century.
In the first two years of the bachelor program, students are introduced to wide range of topics including electricity, magnetism, waves, geometric optics, mechanics, thermal physics, geophysics and specialized courses are offered and include classical mechanics, wave theory, atomic physics, electrodynamics, nuclear physics, spectroscopy, polymer physics and laser and maser physics.
Bsc. physics graduates are very desirable employees in a wide variety of areas including education, defense, finance, and journalism because of the emphasis placed on problem solving and abstract thinking during the course. The fundamental problem-solving skills combined with training in practical subjects such as optics, lasers, computer interfacing, image processing and electronics also make the graduates very desirable employees in high tech companies.
26. Bachelor of Purchasing and Supplies
The bachelor in purchasing and supply is a four-year degree progamme that preppares students to work in areas of purchasing and supply in public and private sectors. The course is structured to reflect the dynamic changes in purchasing and supply processes and provides a basis for
In the first two years of the bachelor program, students are introduced to the basics of purchasing and supply including business communication, financial accounting, supplies and materials management, inventory management and purchasing policy and strategy.
In the third and fourth years, courses are more specialized and industrially oriented including strategic marketing management, legal aspects of procurement and supply; entail merchandise management, international purchasing, and industrial relations, logistics in purchasing and supply chain management and e-procurement.
Purchasing and supplies staffs are required in all businesses. The first step in doing business is to spend money before any money is made. But spend too much money on goods and services and the cost eats away at profits. Spend too little the quality of goods or services can be damaged. Both scenarios put the business in jeopardy so effective procurement is essential. Procurement is therefore a critical function in the organization and requires the best and the brightest people to join its ranks. It therefore competes with other disciplines such as finance, engineering, and business as a career for young people.
27. Bachelor of Business & Information Technology
Bachelor of business and information technology is a four-year degree programme that aims to prepare students to coordinate business administration with information technology skills. The programme enables the graduates to cross the bridge that connects computer science and everyday business users.
Course work include general theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, marketing, and business decision-making.
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Graduates of the bachelor of business administration program ware prepared for professional careers in business, government, and non-profit organizations. Graduates will have the problem solving, strategic planning, communication, interpersonal, and technology application skills needed to meet operational demands and resolve contemporary business problems.
Graduates can advance their careers in many new exciting positions such as strategic information planner, business intelligence manager, information security coordinator, knowledge officers, legal information specialist, information technologist, customer information director, information architect, information analyst, or enterprise information officer. Any of these positions offer advancement to upper-management, and are great resume builders.
28. Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science
The interplay between computer science and mathematics is substantial and growing. Designing and analyzing efficient algorithms and the design of reliable software for mission critical applications inevitably rely on advance mathematical tolls. Conversely, computers facilitate the pursuit of mathematics, whether they are used for visualization, searching for information, or performing the routine but laborious manipulation involved in some mathematical operations.
The bachelor of science in mathematics and computer science is a four year degree programme that combines modules from both the mathematics and computer science degrees. If you chose this degree course you would have the opportunity in the third and fourth years either to study both subjects equally, or to specialize more in one than the other.
In the computer science part of the programme, students undertake a wide variety of practical exercises and projects which reinforce and build on lecture material. Communication skills initiative, professionalism and the ability to work with others are developed as integral parts of the learning process. In their final year students undertake an individual practical project which is normally interdisciplinary between the two subjects.
There is a growing demand for both mathematicians and computer scientists. Graduates from this proramme can work in software companies, computer services companies, educational institutions, actuaries and finance companies.
29. B.SC (Economics and Statistics)
Degree will provide professional economists and statisticians. It equips students with analytical skills in economics and statistics. Offers careers in both public and private sector with job opportunities in research institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
30. B.A. (Economics and Sociology)
Degree will produce professionals economists, sociologists and business people. Offers careers in public administration, management, social work, business, banking, industry and community development.
31. B.A. (History and Economics)
Degree will produce professional economists and historians. Prepare students for career in research institutions, NGOs, public administration, business journalism and diplomacy.
Degree will prepare scientists to participate in the planning for the development, management and conservation of the earth’s resources.
Graduate will work in teaching institutions, research and planning institutions in both public and private sectors.
33. Bachelor of Psychology
Degree will produce professional psychologists in the field of human and social services. Graduates may apply the understanding of psychological principles, the generic writing and analytical skills, and the competency with statistics gained in this course to a variety of employment opportunities in both the private and public sectors. Psychologists are employed in a wide range of fields, such as sales and marketing, case management, human resources managements, administration, advertising, human services, criminal justice services, career counseling, educational, forensic, health, organizational and sports psychology, as well as teaching and research.
34. B.A. (Communication and Media)
Degree will offer skills in various areas including mediation and negotiation skills, intercultural communication, interpersonal communication and ethical issues.
Graduates will work as communication consultants. They can purses career in print media, electronic media diplomacy, business management, writers and editors.
35. Bachelor of Agribusiness Management
Degree will produce professionals in the disciplines of Agriculture and social sciences. Programme will exposes students to current advancements in Information Technology and Management.
Graduates should be able to work in the agro-industry sectors and related organizations. They are expected to help the activities in his sectors to enhance management of the input, supply, product and marketing sub-sectors.
36. B.SC (Agricultural Economics)
Degree will produce professionals in the areas of Economics, Agriculture and Management with practical experiences to promote agricultural development and living standards. Graduates should be able to work in agricultural institutions, carry out agricultural project planning and policy formulation, and conduct research.
36. BACHELOR OF LIBRARY & INFORMATION STUDIES
Degree will produce information professionals with higher and relevant qualifications and skills for libraries and other information centres.
Graduates will have knowledge skills and culture in international languages necessary for handling information globally.
37. B.A (Peace Education)
The degree is designed to harmonize peace activities as well as build a culture of peace through the educations system. It will produce professionals who understand principles of peace and be able to give it a practical approach.
Graduates will work in civil society organizations, United Nations (UN), human right bodies, government, international organization s working for peace and education, teaching institutions and research organizations
38. B.SC (Statistics)
Degree will produce professional statisticians capable of applying statistical theory while using recent computing technology. The degree will equip students with a wide range of skills, knowledge, and attitudes to respond to their need for effective data analysis and management of surveys.
Graduates could work in the Ministry of Planning, Central Bureau of Statistics, research institutions, pharmaceutical industry and non-governmental organizations such as public opinion pollsters.
39. B.A (Kiswahili and Communication)
Degree is designed to cover both languages and communication. It will provide the requisite skills needed in the application of the languages to various situations. It will equip students with skills that are analytical, critical, practical and utilitarian at both levels.
Graduates will work in areas like media (both print and electronic); publishing, theatre, drama and film; university teaching and research; public relations; social work and translation.
40. B.A (English and Communication)
Degree is designed to cover both language and Communication. It will provide the requisite skills needed in the application of the language to various situations. It will equip students with skills that are analytical, critical, practical and utilitarian at both levels. Graduates will work in diverse areas requiring language expertise such as education, print media (i.e. editor and writers), television media (presenters, editors, producers and screen writers), public relations, corporate communication, business management, translation, language consultancies, diplomacy, teaching and research. They can also work as translators for NGOs and international agencies such as various United Nations Bodies.
41. B. ED (Science)
Teaching in Public and Private Secondary Schools, Colleges, Primary Schools, Ministry of Education etc.
42. Bachelor of Science
Degree will prepare scientists who can participate in medical and biomedical institutions and establishments, consultancy, research, extension and teaching, pharmaceutical firms, agricultural and industrial establishments, genetic engineering and biotechnology, wildlife conservation, range management etc.
43. B.ED (ARTS)
Teaching in Public and Private Secondary Schools, Colleges, Primary Schools, Ministry of Education etc.
44. Bachelor of Early Childhood Dev. Education
Working in Public and Private Early Childhood Development programmes, Teacher training college, Primary Schools, Ministry of Education, NGOs, Children homes, Orphanages etc.