Bachelor of Science in Water Resources and Environmental Management

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Description of the Programme:

This  program is developed to train the water resource managers and environment managers in the water, land and environment sector required to respond to declining water resources and the climate change challenges. Students learn about hydrology, water quality assessment, watershed management, environmental impact assessment, and sustainable development practices.

Admission Requirements:

a)Candidates must satisfy the minimum university entry requirements of KCSE Mean Grade of C+ (Plus) with C+(Plus) in Mathematics and C+ (Plus) in either or Biology or Chemistry or Physics/ Physical Sciences and any of the Social Sciences. OR

b) Holders of relevant KNEC Diploma or diploma from accredited Institution. 

Programme Learning Objectives (PLOs):

This program will equip students with Integrated Water Resource Management skills required in the water and environment sector for sustainable utilization of the water resources.

The objectives of this program are:
a) To train students to have competence in different areas of water resource and environment managements such as Integrated Water Resource Management; Watershed Planning, Construction Management, Environmental Planning and Management; as well as applications of Geographical Information Systems,Surveying, Civil Engineering, Remote Sensing in resource monitoring, planning and management.

b) To equip students with necessary knowledge, attitudes, technical and analytical skills applicable in Water Resources and Environmental Management useful in the water and environment sector profession and resource monitoring in development sectors and other service industries in the private, public and community sectors.

c) To contribute to Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) programmes for the country, through promotion of appropriate technologies and indigenous knowledge in sustainable natural resource management.

d) To equip students with skills in scientific research and writing that will enable them work together with water resource and environment managers as consultants and/or in a consortiums.

e) Provide the students with a foundation for continuation into advanced degrees in other fields of water resources and environment management.

Duration of the Program:

a) The programme  shall normally be a period of four (4) academic years of 8 semesters.

b) Students shall be required to undergo an Industrial Attachment of three (3) months at the end of second semester of the third year of study.

Courses Distribution:


Graduates can pursue careers as environmental consultants, water resource managers, hydrologists, or environmental policy analysts.

Programe Fees:

Kshs: 126,000 per year