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List of Programmes - Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

PROGRAMMES OFFERED
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
DURATION
Bachelor of Engineering in: Chemical Engineering
  • KCSE mean grade of C+ including C+ in the cluster subjects
16 semesters
Bachelor of Technology in: Chemical Engineering
  • KCSE mean grade of C+ including C+ in the cluster subjects
  • Diploma in Chemical Engineering or equivalent
11 semester for KCSE, 4 semesters for Diploma holders
Diploma in Technology (Chemical Engineering)
  • KCSE mean grade of 'C'(plain) with at least C in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry/any Group III/IV/V
9 semesters

Career Opportunities
Chemical Engineers are professionals who work in various industries involved in the conversion of one chemical form to the other. In these various industries, the chemical engineer does the work of designing, constructing, operating and maintaining the plants (hardware/equipment) and processes (techniques/methodologies) that convert one chemical form to another that is of more utility to humanity or that is less harmful to the environment.
Some of the specific industries in Kenya where Chemical Engineers serve include: petrochemicals processing, construction/building materials processing, food processing, pharmaceutics and home care products manufacturing. Internationally, they serve an even wider role and you will also find them working in industries as diverse as semi-conductor manufacturing, environmental technology, biotechnology.

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