Kisumu Polytechnic Applied Sciences Department

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Kisumu Polytechnic Applied Sciences Department

Kisumu Polytechnic Applied Sciences Department | List of courses offered by Kisumu National Polytechnic Applied Sciences Department and Overview of Kisumu Polytechnic Applied Sciences Department

About Kisumu Polytechnic Applied Sciences Department

The Applied Sciences department in Kisumu National Polytechnic works with internal and external collaborators such as industry and consumer groups to deliver quality education while providing a favorable environment for staff to thrive. Its goal is to recognize, reinforce and promote interdependence among teaching, research and professional practice.
The courses are heavily lab-based with a focus on experimentation and methodical analysis of findings designed to give an excellent platform for future careers in preferred professions either in academic research or in the commercial sphere.
The educational philosophy of the department centers on experience-based learning or learning by doing. The programs include fieldwork, industry visits and internships outside the polytechnic. Practicality and employability are at the forefront of what the Applied Sciences department does; its students bring together scientific techniques with social, ethical and professional dimensions of science.
State- of -the –art laboratory facilities support teaching and applied research. The scientific skills lecturers teach are in high demand in industries and its courses carry professional accreditation from leading bodies (Kenya Medical Technicians and Technologists Board, Pharmacy and Poisons Board). The department’s staff is professional and industry experienced and has a great deal to offer.
The Applied Sciences department is business focused, seeking to develop sustainable partnerships with industry. Businesses also access its excellent and ready-for-the-lab students through placements and graduate recruitment.
To be a renowned centre of research and training in science
To train highly qualified technicians able to handle the challenges of modern research and practice in science

Kisumu Polytechnic Applied Sciences Department Courses Offered

The department has grown progressively – in terms of the number of courses, student population and staffing – since its establishment. It currently has a student population of over 500 and offers six courses, five at the diploma level and one at certificate level.
They include:

  • Diploma Applied Biology: Minimum C- minus
  • Diploma Analytical chemistry: Minimum C- minus
  • Diploma in Environmental Science: Minimum C-(module)
  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology: Minimum C plain; Biology and Chemistry C plain; English or Kiswahili C plain; Mathematics or Physics C plain
  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology: Minimum C plain; Biology C plain ; Chemistry C plain; English or Kiswahili C plain; Mathematics or Physics C plain
  • Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology: Minimum D+ plus

 See Also:
Kisumu Polytechnic Electrical & Electronic Engineering Department

Kisumu Polytechnic Mechanical Engineering Department
Kisumu Polytechnic Automotive Engineering Department
Kisumu Polytechnic Institutional Management Department
Kisumu Polytechnic Computer Studies & Mathematics Department
Kisumu Polytechnic Building & Civil Engineering Department
Kisumu Polytechnic Liberal studies Department
Kisumu Polytechnic Business Studies Department
Kisumu Polytechnic Entrepreneurship Education Department
Kisumu Polytechnic Open Distance and Flexible Learning Center

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