Diploma Programmes

M.Sc in pure Mathematics

Masters Degree Options

There shall be two (2) options for the Master's degree:
a)    Master's Degree by Coursework, Examination and Thesis
Under this option, the candidates shall be required to do coursework, take examinations, conduct research, and submit a thesis at the end of their study programme.
b)    Master's Degree by Coursework, Examination and Project
Under this option, the candidates shall devote the entire period of study to taking prescribed courses and examinations.

Supervision


a)    Candidates registered in accordance with these regulations shall be required to pursue their programmes of study under the guidance of supervisors approved in that capacity by the Senate on the recommendation of the Department and Faculty Board concerned through the Board of Graduate Studies.
b)    There will normally be one (1) or two(2) supervisors appointed for each candidate. At least one supervisor must be a member of the academic staff of the Department offering the degree programme.
c)    Candidates shall be required to consult with their supervisor(s) at least twice per month. 
d)    Supervisors shall submit progress reports on the candidate to the Board of Graduate Studies through the Chairman of Department and Dean of  Faculty on a prescribed form once every three (3) months.
e)    Where the progress of the candidate is unsatisfactory, the candidate shall be warned in writing by the Director, Board of Graduate Studies through the Dean of Faculty and Chairman of Department concerned. If the candidate shows no improvement after the warning within three (3) months, the Director,  Board of Graduate Studies shall recommend to the Senate for the candidate's deregistration.
f)    Where in the judgement of the Board of Graduate Studies, a candidate is not receiving proper supervision from the supervisor(s), the Board shall order change of the supervisor(s).

Examination


a)    Master's degree examinations shall be conducted under the authority of the Senate as specified under various rules and regulations.
b)    Examinations shall consist of:
i)    Continuous assessment based on assignments, laboratory practicals and such other tests as the regulations of the Department may prescribe, which shall constitute forty per cent (40%) of the total marks for each course.
ii)    The final examinations which shall constitute sixty per cent (60%) of the total marks for each course.
iii)    Continuous assessment for programmes conducted by research/thesis only shall be reflected in the candidateÂ’s progress reports submitted by the supervisor(s).
c)       Courses which are purely of a practical nature and/or seminars may be assessed entirely by continuous assessment.
d)        Marks obtained in examinations shall be converted into letter grades as follows:
70% and above    -    A    -    Excellent
60 - 69%          -    B    -    Good
50 -  59%        -    C    -    Average
49% and below    -    F    -    Fail
e)    Other designations related to examinations shall be as follows:
P    -    Pass.
I    -    Incomplete.
K    -    Course in progress.
CT    -    Credit Transfer.
Au    -    Audit.

Resit Examinations
i)     A candidate who fails in twenty-five  per cent (25%) or less of the total Credit 
Factors (CFs) in an academic year will be required to take resit examinations once only  in the course(s) failed.
ii)    A candidate who fails a resit examination(s) will retake the course(s) failed once only.
iii)    Candidates shall be awarded grade “C” (50%) in all courses passed in resit examinations.
Discontinuation
A student shall be discontinued for:
i)    Failing more than twenty five percent (25%) of the total Credit Factors(CFs) taken in an 
academic year
ii)    Obtaining a Cumulative Weighted Average  of less than sixty percent(60%) for the 
academic year.
iii)    Failing a repeated course
iv)    Committing a serious examination malpractice as defined under Section 4.0 of these 
regulations.
v)    Failing to register for and attend scheduled lectures for two (2) weeks or longer without 
the consent of the Senate
vi)    Abscondment from research work for a period of sixty(60) days or more.

Special Examinations
i)    Special examinations shall be offered to a candidate who, due to circumstances 
acceptable to the Senate was unable to sit for ordinary examinations
ii)    Special examinations shall be graded like ordinary examinations.
iii)    No student shall be permitted to proceed to the next year of study without having 
satisfied all examination requirements.
iv)    Examination results shall be processed and approved by the Faculty Board of Examiners 
and submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies before being presented to Senate 
by the relevant Faculty Dean 

Submission of Thesis


a)    At least three (3) months before a thesis is submitted, a candidate shall with the consent of the supervisor(s) give notice in writing to the Director, Board of Graduate Studies indicating intention  to submit thesis.  The notice must be accompanied with an abstract of the thesis.
b)    The thesis shall be loosely bound and submitted in quadruplicate and shall be accompanied by a signed declaration by the candidate confirming that the thesis has not been previously submitted for a degree in any other university and that the thesis is the original work of the candidate. The thesis shall bear the signature of the supervisor(s) indicating approval to submit.
c)    Upon receipt of the thesis, the Board of Graduate Studies shall forward the same to the examiners within two (2) weeks.
d)    The Senate, on the recommendation of the Board of Graduate Studies, shall appoint in respect of each candidate presenting a thesis a Board of Examiners consisting of:
i)     The Dean of Faculty - Chairman.
ii)     The Director, Board of Graduate Studies
iii)     The Chairman of the Department.
iv)     The Supervisor(s), acting as Internal Examiner(s).
v)     One Internal Examiner who has not supervised the candidate, but is competent in the candidates area of study.
vi)     The External Examiner (to be present if available).
vii)     A Senate representative
viii)     A representative of the Board of Graduate Studies.
e)    The External and Internal Examiners shall be required to submit within two (2) months independent written assessments of the thesis to the Director, Board of Graduate Studies indicating:
i)    Whether or not the thesis is adequate in form and content;
ii)    Whether or not the thesis reflects an adequate understanding of the subject; and, in consequence,
iii)    Whether or not the degree should be awarded.
iv)    The thesis shall be graded as per Section 1.6 (d)
f)    As soon as all the Examiners reports are received, the Director,  Board of  Graduate Studies shall convene a meeting of the Board of Examiners at which the report and other academic matters arising from the thesis shall be considered. The Board of Examiners shall subject the candidate to an oral examination to enable it to arrive at a satisfactory recommendation on the merit of the thesis. The passing of  the candidate shall be based on the decision of the majority of the Board of Examiners.
g)        If the Board will require the candidate to resubmit and defend the thesis, this shall be done once only.
h)        If the Board of Examiners will judge the candidate to have failed in both the quality of the thesis and the defence, the decision of the Board shall be final.
i)        The decision of the Board of Examiners shall be communicated verbally to the candidate immediately following the defence and in writing by the Director, Board of Graduate Studies within two (2) weeks after the defence.
j)        Where required, a certificate of corrections shall be issued by the supervisor(s). 
k)        A consolidated report and appropriate recommendation shall be submitted to the Chairman of Senate through the Director, Board of  Graduate Studies.

Diploma in Animal Health

Introduction


Mankind has for many centuries depended substantially on animals, not only for food, but also for a wide variety of animal by-products and services. Livestock provide all the milk and meat consumed worldwide. In Kenya, as in many
developing countries, the share of agriculture in GDP is important, with the average for all countries in Tropical Africa being 29%. The contribution of the livestock sector to the total GDP however, is only 5%. Although a number of
production systems aim at increasing meat and milk production, they are confronted by a number of constraints, notably animal diseases and poor reproductive efficiency. The Government of Kenya, and a few non-governmental
organizations have in recent times initiated projects and programmes aimed at improving livestock health and productivity. As a result of increasing human population and diminishing farm sizes, there is a need for manpower with
current and specialized knowledge, skills, and attitudes in practically oriented extension services.

Justification


Kenya's economy is mainly based on agriculture in general and substantially depended on livestock and its products. For instance, there is need to control animal diseases so as to enhance food security. There is therefore a need to train
middle level diplomats who are at the forefront in animal disease control programme.

Objectives


The training programme is aimed at producing a diplomate, equipped with adequate, basic theoretical, and practical knowledge in farm animal health and disease control. In order to achieve this objective, the course extends over a
period of three years, of two semesters each. The early part of the programme covers the basic courses which include Chemistry, Biological and Physical Sciences. Anatomy, Physiology, Animal nutrition, Genetics, and Introduction to
General Pathology. These subjects form the basis for the study of animal diseases and their control in later stages. The student?s outlook on agricultural and livestock industries, is broadened by the inclusion of support courses in other
disciplines like Agronomy, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Production, Agricultural Economics, and Extension Education. The teaching facilities include a demonstration and commercial farm, an abattoir, diagnostic and research
laboratories, as well as an extension service. On completion of the course the diplomate should be able to identify and effect control measures on important diseases of food producing animals, as well as participate in other aspects of
livestock production and related enterprises.

Admission Requirements


The minimum entry requirements for the diploma course are:-
An aggregate score in KCSE of grade C or KCE/EACE Division II or equivalent
Individual score of grade C (KCSE) or credit in each of the following subjects: English/Kiswahili, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or, Physical Sciences, Biology or Biological Sciences
A certificate with at least a credit pass in Animal Health from a recognized middle level institute or equivalent
Loading and Duration of Study
The Diploma in Animal Health takes three years, two semesters per year.
Course Coding
Course codes have four letters indicating the name of the department, followed by three or four digits classifying the course. Diploma programme courses start with 0, followed by three digits.
The first digit denotes the level of training
The second digit denotes the year of study
The third digit denotes the level of the subject offered
The fourth digit denotes the serial number of the courses in the same level
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The course coding for the third digit is as follows:
0 = Foundation subject areas
1 = The Basic Subject Areas
2 = Disease Courses
3 = Principles of Disease Control
4 = Herd Health and Management
5 = Public Health & Animal Industry
6 = Student Projects
7 = Field Attachment
7.0 Examination
All examinations for this program will be conducted in
accordance with the regulations as stipulated in Statute of
Egerton University.

Diploma in Agricultural Education And Extension

Introduction


Agriculture plays a central role in supplying food and providing raw materials for industry. In developing countries, including Kenya, agriculture is a major foreign
exchange earner and source of employment. The level of performance of the agriculture sector is dependent on the quality of training in agriculture. The Diploma programme in Agricultural Education and Extension is intended to prepare individuals who can assist the nation realize those aims set for agriculture. The programme has a broad range of courses in basic sciences, technical agriculture and communication. The graduates of the programme are prepared to assume positions in teaching, agricultural extension and rural development.

Justification


Agriculture contributes about 26% directly and 27% indirectly to Kenya?s GDP and provides income to over 70% of Kenyans. Only individuals who have had extensive periods of preparation can effectively participate in the development of the nation?s agriculture. The philosophical basis of training in agricultural education and agricultural extension is to prepare a critical mass of producers, managers, extension officers and researchers who can effectively participate in the modernization of agriculture. The Diploma programme in Agricultural Education and Extension is intended to produce individuals who have undergone training in technical agriculture, extension education, agricultural education and communication skills to meet the demands of modern agriculture. In addition, the
graduates of the programme would have acquired the skills of setting up and managing agribusinesses.

Objectives


The programme intends to produce graduates who will be
able to:
3.1 teach agriculture, biology and related subjects in schools, teacher training colleges and agricultural training institutions;
3.2 develop, implement, monitor and evaluate agricultural projects and extension programmes;
3.3 design, conduct and evaluate training programmes for farmers, community based organizations and NGOs;
and
3.4 pursue further education in agriculture, agricultural education and extension.

Admission And Course Requirements


4.1 Egerton University rules and regulations for admission into Diploma programme shall apply.
4.2 Candidates must have passed K.C.S.E. or its equivalent with a minimum of C grades in the
following subjects:-
4.2.1 English or Kiswahili
4.2.2 Biology/Biological Science
4.2.3 Chemistry/Physical Science
4.2.4 Mathematics or Physics or Geography
OR
4.3 Holders of a certificate in agriculture or related fields from institutions recognized by Egerton University.
The certificate must be at Credit level or above.
5.0 Duration of Study
5.1 The training shall extend for a period of three academic years. Each academic year shall consist of two semesters, each of 17 weeks.
5.2 Field Attachment and Teaching Practice will be after the second and third year of study respectively.
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6.0 Course Coding
6.1 Courses offered in the programme are coded as
AGED followed by four digits. AGED denotes
Agricultural Education.
Use of the four digits is as follows:
First digit (0) denotes a diploma programme
Second digit indicates the year of study
Third digit indicates the area of study
Fourth digit indicates the sequence of the course in
the area of study
6.2 The interpretation of the third digit is as follows:-
Area of Study
1. Communication and Technology
2. Curriculum Development and Teaching
Methods
3. Rural Sociology and Extension Education
4 Practicum and Seminars
7.0 Examination
7.1 Egerton University examination rules and regulations
shall apply.
7.2 Examinations shall be conducted at the end of each semester. Grading shall consist of continuous assessment tests (CATs) accounting for 30% and final
examination accounting for 70% of the total marks.
7.3 Courses that are purely of practical nature and seminars may be assessed entirely by continuous assessment.
7.4 Teaching Practice Assessment
7.4.1 Each student shall be assessed by universitylecturers in a minimum of four classroom sessions. The final score for each student will be an average of the scores.
7.4.2 Teaching Practice Project Assessment Award of marks for shall be as follows.
Project proposal 25%
The project 50%
Project report 25%
7.5 Field Attachment Assessment Award of marks shall be as follows.
University assessors 50%
Field supervision report 25%
Final report 25%

Diploma in Dairy Technology


Introduction


Dairy technology involves handling, processing and preservation of milk and its products. This course is designed to impart skills in the application of biological, chemical, biochemical, physical and engineering sciences in processing and preservation of milk and milk products.; the course takes a practical based approach to the activities from raw milk reception to delivery of the packaged milk product at the retail shop. Due to the current job scarcity, the course includes subjects that are not professional, but add to one's entrepreneurship ability.

Justification


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.

Objectives


The objective of this course is to provide the trainee with sufficient knowledge and skills for a diploma in Dairy Technology.

Admission And Course Requirements


Candidates shall meet Egerton University Diploma general admission criteria. In addition to meeting the prevailing minimum University Diploma requirements, the candidate must have scored a minimum of C- in any three of the following subjects; physics, chemistry, physical science and biological science.

Course Duration
The course duration shall be three years, each consisting of two semesters of fifteen teaching weeks.

Course Coding
Coding of Dairy Technology diploma courses offered by the Dairy and Food Science and Technology Department is represented by DAST followed by a four digit figure. The first digit all being 0, indicates it is a diploma course. The second digit represents the year in which the course is offered to diploma students. The third digit represents the nature of the course within the code discipline, thus;

0-Introductory,

1-Microbiology,

2-Chemistry,

3-Engineering,

4- Food Commodity Technology,

5- Dairy Commodity Technology,

6- Management,

7- Attachment and

8 - Research.

The fourth digit represents the serial number of the course within that discipline.

Examinations
The Egerton University rules and regulations will apply. For each course a minimum of two continuous assessment test (C.A.T) exams with an assignment options will be given. The maximum marks for the CATs will be 30% with 70% for the Final Examination. Where the course has a practical component a maximum of 15% marks will be allocated for it, a maximum of 15% marks for the CATs and 70% for the Final Examination.