Diploma in Dairy Technology Program Offered at Egerton University

Diploma 3 years Fulltime Fee: on application Intake: Ongoing

Diploma (Accredited by: Egerton University)

About Diploma in Dairy Technology Diploma program.

The liberalization of the milk based industry in Kenya has greatly attracted entrepreneurship in the dairy industry. While many large milk producers are increasingly turning to processing milk on the farm, there are many entrepreneurs who will depend on out-growers. These entrepreneurs require diploma holders with in-depth knowledge of milk processing.
This dairy technology programme at Egerton University is designed to produce a diploma graduate qualified to work in milk processing industries in production and managerial capacities; to venture into entrepreneurship in the food industry; to teach; and to pursue further education in food related disciplines.

Objectives of Diploma in Dairy Technology

Dairy technology involves handling, processing and preservation of milk and its products. This dairy technology course offered at Egerton University is designed to impart skills in the application of biological, chemical, biochemical, physical and engineering sciences in processing and preservation of milk and milk products; the course takes a practical based approach to the activities from raw milk reception to delivery of the packaged milk product at the retailshop.

Due to the current job scarcity, the course includes subjects that are not professional, but add to one‘s entrepreneurship ability. The objective of this course is to provide the trainee with sufficient knowledge and skills for a diploma in Dairy Technology.

Entry requirements for Diploma in Dairy Technology

Candidates shall meet Egerton University Diploma general admission criteria. In addition to meeting the prevailing minimum University Diploma requirements, the candidate must have scored a minimum of C- in any three of the following subjects; physics, chemistry, physical science and biological science.

Egerton University minimum entry requirements for Diploma Programmes

The entry requirements set out below are only minimum, and they do not in any way, entitle an applicant to a place at Egerton University. 
Applicants must:

  1. Have the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with an average grade 'C' passed at one sitting from at least seven subjects drawn from subject groupings as specified by the Kenya
  2. National Examinations Council or equivalent. Provided that candidates with disabilities will be given special consideration with regard to the number of subjects taken at KCSE. OR
  3. Hold a certificate from a recognized institution with a 'Credit' pass or higher or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution in the relevant field of specialization, acceptable to Senate AND
  4. Meet additional or specific entry requirements as may be specified by the respective Department, Faculty, School or Institute offering the Diploma programme.

Diploma in Dairy Technology Course Subjects

The Diploma in Dairy Technology at Egerton University course duration shall be three years, each consisting of two semesters of fifteen teaching weeks.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Introductory,
  • Microbiology,
  • Chemistry,
  • Engineering,
  • Food Commodity Technology,
  • Dairy Commodity Technology,
  • Management,
  • Attachment and
  • Research.

About Egerton University

Egerton University is the oldest institution of higher learning in Kenya. It was founded as a Farm School in 1939 by Lord Maurice Egerton of Tatton, a British national who settled in Kenya in the 1920s.

Egerton University has three (3) Campuses and one Campus College.

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