DeKUT Admission Criteria 2022

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The management of the Dedan Kimathi University Of Technology (DeKUT) has released the Application Criteria/Requirement for the Student of the institution.

The Dedan Kimathi University Of Technology, DeKUT Students applying to Undergraduates, Postgraduate, Diploma, Masters programs, etc must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for admission.

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DeKUT Admission Criteria

Dedan Kimathi University, Dekut Undergraduate Admission Requirement

General Entry requirements for an Undergraduate Degree Programme

  • Minimum C+ In KCSE requirements.

Course Specific Admission Requirements

School of Business, Management and Economics

1. Bachelor of Commerce 2.Bachelor of Business Administration Minimum Requirements for the Two courses listed above

  • KCSE aggregate Grade of C+(plus) with a C (plain) in Mathematics and English or Kiswahili OR
  • Be a holder of an equivalent qualification recognized by the DeKUT Senate OR Holders of accredited Diploma in Management with a minimum of Credit Pass or C.P.A. (K) qualifications may qualify for Credit transfers

2. Bachelor of Purchasing and Supplies Management Minimum Requirements

  • KCSE Aggregate Grade of C+ (plus) with a C (plain) in Mathematics and English or Kiswahili OR Holders of Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management with a Minimum of Credit Pass may also qualify for credit transfer

3. Diploma in Business Administration 5.Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management Minimum Requirements for the Two courses listed above

  • KCSE aggregate Grade of C (plain) with a C-(minus) in English or Kiswahili and Mathematics.

School of Graduate Studies and Research

PhD In Business Administration And Management Minimum Entry Requirements

  • A holder of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from the Dedan Kimathi University of Technology.

OR

  • A holder of Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Management or equivalent academic qualifications of other institutions recognized and approved by DeKUT Senate

Master Of Business Administration (MBA) Minimum Entry Requirements

A candidate must satisfy one of the following admission requirements:

  • Be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree with at least Upper Second Class Honours (GPA of 3.0) from the Dedan Kimathi University of Technology or any other University recognized by DeKUT School Board and approved by the Senate;
  • Be a holder of a Bachelor Degree with Lower Second Class Honours (GPA of 2.60) from DeKUT or any other University recognized by the DeKUT School Board and approved by the Senate provided the candidate has relevant Postgraduate qualifications or relevant work experience of at least two (2) years;
  • Be a holder of a Bachelor Degree with a PASS (GPA of 2.0) from DeKUT or any other University recognized by the University School Board and approved by the Senate     provided such a candidate has relevant full professional qualifications or relevant work experience of at least three (3) years;
  • Be a holder of equivalent qualifications from other institutions recognized by the School Board as a comparable academic qualification of Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, and approved by Senate;

Master Of Science In Economics  Minimum Entry Requirements

A candidate must satisfy one of the following admission requirements.

  1. Be a holder of Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Economic Finance or Economics Statistics; with at least Upper Second class honour from any university recognized by DeKUT academic Board and approved by the senate
  2. Be a holder of Bachelor Degree with lower second class honour in any of the areas (as in part an above);  from DeKUT or any other university recognized by the academic Board and approved by the Senate provided the candidate has relevant research or relevant work experience of more than two(2) years.
  3. Be a holder of an equivalent qualification from other institutions recognized by the Academic Board as compared to academic qualifications from Dedan Kimathi University of Technology and approved by the Senate.

Master Of Science In Supply Chain Management Minimum Entry Requirements

A candidate must satisfy one of the following admission requirements:

  • Be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree with at least Upper Second Class Honours from Dedan Kimathi University of Technology or any other University recognized by DeKUT   Senate and approved by the Senate
  • Be a holder of a Bachelor Degree with  Lower Second Class Honours from    DeKUT or any other University recognized and approved by the Senate provided the candidate has relevant Postgraduate qualifications or relevant work experience of more than two (2) years;
  • Be a holder of a Bachelor Degree with a PASS from DeKUT or any other   University recognized by the University Senate and approved by the Senate    provided such a candidate has relevant full professional qualifications or  relevant work    experience of more than five (3) years;
  • Be a holder of an equivalent qualification from other institutions recognized by the Senate as comparable academic qualification of Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, and approved by Senate.

Msc. In Advanced Manufacturing And Automation Engineering Introduction   Minimum Entry Requirements

  • A holder of a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering with at least Second Class Honours, Upper Division, of DeKUT.
  • A holder of a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering with at least Second Class Honours, Lower Division, of DeKUT with not less than two (2)  years relevant work experience.
  • A holder of a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering, with Second Class Honours-Upper Division or Second Class Honours-Lower Division but with two  (2) years professional work experience in an area relevant to the programme, from another institution recognized by the DeKUT Senate as being of satisfactory academic status.

MSc. In Industrial Engineering & Management Minimum Entry Requirements

Either of the following:

  • A holder of a Bachelor’s degree with Second Class Honors-Upper Division In any Engineering Field From a recognized University
  •  An Equivalent Engineering Degree recognized by the University Senate
  • Second Class Honors-Lower Division with a Minimum of 2 Years relevant work experience

Master Of Science In Geothermal Energy Post Graduate Diploma In Geothermal Energy Technology Minimum Entry Requirements

The following are eligible for the Geothermal Energy Technology postgraduate programmes:

  • A holder of a Bachelors degree in physical science / Geosciences or a Bachelors Engineering degree of at least second class honours, upper-division, or equivalent qualification,) which is recognized by the University Senate as an adequate prerequisite for a Post Graduate Diploma or a Master’s of Science degree in Geothermal Energy Technology.
  • A holder of a Bachelor degree with a Second Class Honours Lower division in the disciplines outlined above. Any work experience gained will be taken into consideration.

Master Of Science In Leather Technology Minimum Entry Requirements

The following shall be eligible for registration for the Master of Science in Leather Technology: Either;

  • A holder of at least an Upper Second Class Honours bachelors degree of DeKUT in OR
  • A holder of at least a second class honours upper division Bachelor of Science degree in a relevant field, from DeKUT any other institution recognized by the University Senate as being of equivalent academic status to (i) OR
  • A holder of a Second Class Honours (Lower Division), Bachelor of Science degree in Leather Technology or Bachelor of Science degree in relevant field from DeKUT or any other institution which is recognized by the University Senate as being of equivalent academic status and who in addition must show proof of two years of relevant experience and professional development and academic advancement through research and publication since graduation with the bachelor’s degree or a postgraduate diploma in the relevant field.

Master Of Science In Industrial Mathematics Minimum Entry Requirements

The following shall be eligible for registration for the Master of Science in Industrial Mathematics, either:

  • A holder of at least an Upper Second Class Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics (or Actuarial Science.), any Engineering course and Computer Science from DeKUT OR
  • A holder of at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) Bachelors Degree of Science in relevant field, from any other institution recognized by the University Senate as being of equivalent academic status to (a) OR
  • A holder of at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) Bachelors Degree in relevant field, which is recognized by the University Senate as an adequate prerequisite for M.Sc. in Industrial Mathematics OR
  • A holder of at least a Second Class Honours (Lower Division) Bachelors Degree from DeKUT or any other institution which is recognized by the University Senate as being of equivalent academic status and who in addition must show proof of either two years relevant experience and personal development or academic advancement through research and publications since graduation with the Bachelor Degree or a Postgraduate Diploma in the relevant field

Master Of Science In Geospatial Information Systems And Remote Sensing Minimum Entry Requirements

The following are eligible for registration for the Master of Science in Geospatial Information Systems and Remote Sensing: Either;

  1. A holder of at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) Bachelor of Science degree from DeKUT in a spatial information-based or related specialization, or from any other institution recognized by the University Senate as being of equivalent academic status, OR
  2. A holder of a Second Class Honours (Lower Division), Bachelor of Science degree from DeKUT in a spatial information-based or related specialization, or from any other institution which is recognized by the University Senate as being of equivalent academic status and who in addition has had either two years relevant experience and professional development or academic advancement through research and publication since graduation with the Bachelor’s degree or a Postgraduate Diploma in the relevant field.

School of Engineering

BSc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Entry requirements

Applicants must satisfy any of the following requirements as required by the University Senate;

  • Kenya Certificate Of Secondary Education (KCSE) applicants:
    • Mean grade C+ (plus) and above with Maths C+, Physics C+, and Chemistry C+
  • Kenya Advanced Certificate Of Education (KACE) applicants:
    • Two principal passes in mathematics and physics; and
    • At least a total score of nine (9) points at the KACE or equivalent; and,
    • At least a credit pass in Chemistry at the KACE or its equivalent.
  • Holders of Electrical and Electronics Diploma from recognized institutions or Kenya National Examination Council (K.N.E.C) with at least a CREDIT and a MEAN GRADE of C in K.C.S.E are eligible for admission into the 2nd year of study. Holders of KNEC Higher National Diploma in electrical and electronics engineering and a MEAN GRADE of C in K.C.S.E are eligible for admission into the 3rd year of study.
  • Holders of other qualification recognized by the University Senate as equivalent to 1, 2, 3 or 4 above.

BSc. in Telecommunication and Information Engineering

Entry requirements

Applicants must satisfy any of the following requirements as required by the University Senate;

  • Kenya Certificate Of Secondary Education (KCSE) applicants: Mean grade C+ (plus) and above with Maths C+, Physics C+, and Chemistry C+
  • Kenya Advanced Certificate Of Education (KACE) applicants: I. Two principal passes in mathematics and physics; and II. At least a total score of nine (9) points at the KACE or equivalent; and III. At least a credit pass in Chemistry at the KACE or its equivalent.
  • Holders of Electrical and Electronics Diploma from recognized institutions or Kenya National Examination Council (K.N.E.C) with at least a CREDIT and a MEAN GRADE of C in K.C.S.E are eligible for admission into the 2nd year of study
  • Holders of KNEC Higher National Diploma in electrical and electronics engineering and a MEAN GRADE of C in K.C.S.E are eligible for admission into the 3rd year of study. Holders of other qualification recognised by the University Senate as equivalent to 1, 2, 3 or 4 above.

BSc. Mechatronic Engineering

  • A candidate must have a mean aggregate of at least grade B –
  • The mean grade for the total score in the four cluster subjects must be at least B (plain)
  • In the individual cluster subjects, a candidate must have at least the scores given below:
    • .Mathematics C+
    • Physics C+
    • Chemistry C+
    • Geography or Biology, or any Group IV subject C+

BSc. Civil Engineering

Minimum Requirements:

  • KCSE applicants: aggregate Grade C+ and the following minimum Grades in the individual cluster subjects: Mathematics C+, Physics C+, Chemistry C+ or equivalent qualifications obtained in other examination systems.
  • NB: Holders of a corresponding Diploma in Engineering with at least a credit pass will be admitted into the second year of study.

Bachelor of Education in  Technology (Civil Engineering) Bachelor of Education in  Technology (Mechanical Engineering) Bachelor of Education in  Technology (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • KCSE applicants: Mean Aggregate Grade of C+ and a minimum Grades of C+ in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry or equivalent qualifications obtained in other examination systems.
  • NB: Holders of a corresponding Diploma in Engineering with at least a credit will be admitted into the second year of study.

School of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (upgrading) Minimum Entry Requirements

The applicant must be a Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN) OR Kenya Registered Nurse/ Midwife (KRN/KRM/PH). Must be currently registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya and possess a valid Nursing Council of Kenya practice license with a minimum of 2 years of nursing experience.

  • In addition, the candidate must possess Either: i. Minimum entry of C ( plain) in KCSE or ii.Division II in KCE

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Direct Entry) Minimum Entry Requirements

  • A minimum grade of C+ in KCSE with a C+ in Biology/Biological Sciences, English/Kiswahili, Mathematics/ Physics and Chemistry

OR

  • Equivalent qualifications as recognized by the University Senate.

School of Science

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry Minimum Entry Requirements

  • KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+ and
  1. C+ in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics
  2. C+ in Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology
  3. C+ in Mathematics, Biological Sciences and Physical Sciences

OR 

  • Have a minimum of 2 Principal Passes in Science Subjects in K.A.C.E in which one must be in Chemistry or any other qualification accepted by the university senate OR Have a Diploma in Industrial Chemistry or any other relevant field of chemistry with at least a credit pass from an institution recognized by the university senate

Bachelor of Science in Leather Technology Minimum Entry Requirements

  • KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+ and a minimum of C+ in Mathematics and Chemistry, C(plain) in Physics OR 
  • Have a minimum of 2 Principal Passes in Science Subjects in K.A.C.E in which one must be in Chemistry any other qualification accepted by the university senate OR 
  • Have a Diploma in Leather Technology or any other relevant field of chemistry with at least a credit pass from an institution recognized by the University Senate

Bachelor of Science Actuarial Science Minimum Entry Requirements

  • KCSE Aggregate Grade of C+ (plus) and C+ (plus) in English and C+ (plus) in Mathematics OR 
  • Be a holder of an equivalent qualification as recognized by DeKUT Senate

Bachelor of Science in Medical Physics Entry Criteria

A minimum Mean Grade of C+ and a minimum grade of C+ in Chemistry and Mathematics/Physics.

  • The candidate must have obtained a minimum of C+ (plus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent and should have a minimum grade of C+ in  Physics
  • Holders of KNEC diploma in  Medical Imaging or any related field
  • A holder of any other qualifications recognized by the DeKUT Senate as equivalent to (i and ii) above.

Bachelor of Science in Polymer Chemistry

Entry Criteria

A minimum Mean Grade of C+ and a minimum grade of C+ in Chemistry and Mathematics/Physics.

  • KACE Applicants: At Least two principal passes, one which must be in Chemistry and one subsidiary.
  • Holders of a KNEC Diploma or it’s equivalent/Higher National Diploma qualifications in Polymer Chemistry or any related field.
  • A holder of any other qualifications recognized by the Senate as equivalent to (i), (ii) and (iii) above.
Diploma in Business  Administration   KCSE Aggregate Grade of C- (minus) with a C-(minus) in English or Kiswahili and  Mathematics.  Full Time & Part   Time  2 years
Diploma in Purchasing and  Supplies Management KCSE Aggregate Grade of C- (minus) with a C-(minus) in English or Kiswahili and  Mathematics.  Full Time & Part   Time  2 years
Diploma in Security Management KCSE Aggregate Grade of C- (minus)  Full Time & Part   Time  2 years
Diploma in Leather  Technology KCSE Aggregate Grade of C-(minus)  Full Time,      2 years
Diploma in Information  Technology KCSE Aggregate Grade of  C (plain) with at least C- (minus) in English and   Mathematics or Division II in KCE with Credit Pass in Mathematics and English or the equivalent. OR Those with a Credit Pass in Certificate in IT or its equivalent.  Full Time &   Evening   18 Months  
Diploma in Sustainable  Tourism and Hospitality  Management KCSE Aggregate Grade of C- with at least C- (minus) in English or Kiswahili or equivalent or a holder of a Credit Pass in relevant certificate course.  Full Time  2 years
Diploma in Food Science and Technology  KCSE Aggregate Grade of C- with at least C- (minus) in Mathematics, Biology/   Biological Sciences and Chemistry/Physical Science.  OR KCE Division III or equivalent with at least five Credit Passes, three of which must be in either Physical Science/Chemistry, Biology/ Biological Sciences and   Mathematics and one in English.  OR KCSE/KCE. applicants or their equivalent who do not qualify in the above categories,   but have a Certificate in Food Science & Technology or related disciplines from   Institutions recognized by DeKUT  Senate.  Full Time  2 years , 6 Stages
Diploma in Coffee  Technology and Cupping Certificate holders of Coffee Technology and Quality Management from recognized institutions by DeKUT Senate.  Full Time 1 year
Diploma in Building  Technology Diploma in Fashion Design  & Interior Decoration Diploma in Electrical and  Electronics Engineering  (Power Option) Diploma in Furniture  Technology and Interior  Design Diploma in Welding, Metal  Work and Design KCSE Aggregate Grade of C-(minus) with C-(minus) in Mathematics and English or an equivalent qualification recognized by DeKUT Senate. OR KCSE aggregate grade of C- (minus) and Credit Pass in a relevant DeKUT Certificate or an equivalent qualification recognized by DeKUT Senate.  Full Time      2 years
Certificate in Building  Technology Certificate  in Fashion Design & Interior   Decoration Certificate in Electrical and  Electronics Engineering  (Power Option) Certificate in Furniture  Technology and Interior  Design Certificate in Welding, Metal  Work and Design KCSE Aggregate Grade of D+ (plus) or an equivalent qualification recognized by DeKUT Senate.  Full Time  1 years
Certificate in Institutional  Accommodation and Catering  Operations  Be a holder of a KCSE Certificate with a minimum aggregate of D+ or. Have a KCSE minimum aggregate of D- and three years’ work experience in Hospitality  Operations or. A certificate of experimental learning as per the National Qualification Framework  Authority   (NQFA). Be a holder of any qualification accepted by the DeKUT Senate as equivalent to any of the above requirements.  Full time  1 year
Certificate in Coffee Technology and Quality  Management KCSE Aggregate Grade of C- (minus) with at least D (plain) in Biology/ Biological  Sciences, Chemistry/Physical Science, Mathematics. OR Applicants with D+ (plus) with relevant training or experience in the coffee industry may be considered subject to approval by DeKUT Senate.  Full Time  6 months
Certificate in Information  Technology KCSE Aggregate Grade  of D+ or Division III in KCE  Full   Time/Evening  3 months
CCNA I,II.III,IV Proficiency in IT  Evening  2 months per   Level
PROFESSIONAL COURSES
KASNEB
Certificate in Accounting  and Management skills  (CAM) KCSE Aggregate  Grade  of D+  Full Time/   Evening  6 months
ATD Level I (Intermediate) KCSE Aggregate  Grade  of C-( minus)  Full Time/   Evening  6 months
ATD Level II Pass in ATD I  Full Time/   Evening  6 months
ATD Level III (Final) Pass in ATD II  Full Time/   Evening  6 months
CPA Sec. I Pass in ATD Final OR KCSE Aggregate grade of  C+( plus) with at least C+(plus) in both Mathematics and  English  Full Time/   Evening  6 months
CPA  Sec. II-VI Pass in the previous section  Full Time/   Evening  6 months
KISM 
Certified Procurement and  Supply Professional of  Kenya (CPSP-K) (a) Pass in APS (K), OR (b) Degree from a recognized university OR (c) Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), mean grade of C+ (plus) with minimum C+(plus) in English and in Mathematics,  OR (d) Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) with at least TWO principal passes and credits in Mathematics and English at Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE) OR Equivalent qualifications as determined by Kenya Institute of Supplies Management  (KISM).  Full Time/   Evening    6 months
Associate in Procurement  and Supply of Kenya (APS-K) Aggregate Grade of C( Plain) OR Equivalent qualifications as determined by KISM  Full Time/   Evening  6 months

Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program (smscp)

Level 1 Diploma in Electrical, Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering OR Ongoing students in BSc. Electrical, Mechanical or Mechatronics engineering in the second year of study and above OR Equivalent academic qualification recognized by DeKUT senate.  Full Time/Part   Time  Intake: January, April,   July, October
Level 2 Pass in Level 1 OR Pass in SMSCP  Entry examination  Full Time/Part   Time  Intake: February,   May, August,   November
Level 3 Pass in level 2  Full Time/Part   Time.  Intake:  March,   June, September,   December

Dedan Kimathi University, Dekut Postgraduate Admission Requirement

Entry requirements for a Postgraduate degree Programme

  • A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited University in a subject or subjects relevant to the course applied for.

Duration of Programme: 1 Academic Year

Entry requirements for a Masters Degree Programme

  • A Bachelor’s degree with at least an Upper Second class honours; or
  • A Bachelor’s degree with a Lower Second Class Honors and two years of work experience in a related field.

Entry requirements for a Doctor of Philosophy Programme

  • Masters Degree from a recognized University in areas of specialization relevant to the programme.

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