Good at sciences? Here are 5 unique courses you could do
Now your Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) results are out, you are happy that your favourite subjects did not let you down.
Everyone is so proud of your success, but now pressure comes from all corners: “You should be a doctor, a nurse or an architect…”
As an individual, you love science related courses but you want to venture in new careers – not just the traditional mainstream options.
If you do not have a clue of the course to pick that fits your interests, here are some ideas of science courses that you could pursue:
- Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science
Did you like the CSI drama series? Have you ever imagined what it could be like to work in such an environment?
Well, you could consider pursuing a degree in forensic science.
Forensic science is the application of scientific principles and methods to assist criminal and civil investigations and litigation.
Students are educated on the role of forensic scientists in the criminal justice system and how scientific evidence can be used in that system.
Though it is relatively new in the country, you can find it at several local institutions like Kenyatta University.
- Bachelor of Science in Food Science
Everybody loves food! Have you ever thought of having a career in this field?
The food industry is one of the largest industries in the world and it needs highly trained professionals to ensure the sustainable supply, quality and safety of food.
Food science is a convenient name used to describe the application of scientific principles to create and maintain a wholesome food supply.
This course can be found at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Moi University, Egerton University, African Nazarene University and University of Nairobi.
- Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
Students graduating from this programme have been recruited into local and international research institutions involved in multi-disciplinary life sciences research.
Others are developing careers in production, quality assurance and technical sales in food, beverages and pharmaceutical sectors, cosmetics industries, hospital diagnostics and environmental health protection.
The degree is offered at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenyatta University, Egerton University, Moi University, Laikipia University, Kenya Methodist University and Eldoret University.
- Bachelor of Science in Mechatronic Engineering
The course involves the design and manufacture of automated products or systems involving mechanical and electronic functions. It integrates technologies of mechanics, electronics, control systems and computer technology to provide enhanced products, processes and systems.
This course is offered at Kimathi University College of technology, JKUAT, Multimedia University of Kenya and other international institutions.
- Bachelor of science in Mining and Mineral Processing
This specific course can be found at the Taita Taveta University College.
The mining and mineral Process Engineering option focuses on the aspects of geological, civil, mechanical, electrical, and industrial engineering.
You will also learn about business management skills – a key issue in the mining industry. So if you feel you are into the mining sector, this is the place for you.
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