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Chemical Engineering


Chemical Engineering is a 3 years Diploma examined by KNEC.

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About Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering is concerned with the manufacturing of chemicals on an industrial scale as well as the industrial processes that convert raw materials into products that have a higher economic value and in a particular manufacturing environment.

Chemical engineering is the discipline where sciences are combined with applied mathematics and engineering principles. It takes laboratory ideas and turns them into value-added products in cost-effective, safe and cutting-edge processes for the chemical industry.

This chemical engineering program deals with the application of chemical sciences in various streams of industry wherein the conversion from raw materials to newer transformed products take place. It is a comprehensive study of applying mathematics and economic calculations to analyze the possibilities in regulating the sector, developing refined products. Throughout the course, the students are trained to refine their communication and analytical skills in order to apply them in future endeavors.

The curriculum covers the program in detail through the study of the subject which includes applied chemistry, thermodynamics, chemical technology, heat transfer and much more giving a broader perspective of the field to the students. Candidates are taught the science of producing reformed items, recycling of older ones and reduction of pollution by using different methods for cleaning the waste left out by the industries.

By the completion of the program, candidates are trained in managing budgets, creating designs and getting a deeper insight into the industry. They can further opt for gaining bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering to widen their knowledge expertise.

After the completion of the course, candidates find job prospects in:

  • environment sectors,
  • production,
  • research laboratories as well as
  • petroleum refineries

Entry requirements for Chemical Engineering

The minimum entry requirements for the diploma in chemical engineering course are:-

  • Pass in relevant Craft Course, or;
  • KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), or;
  • Equivalent qualification approved by KNEC.


Institutions offering Chemical Engineering


Eldoret Technical Training Institute

Private College Soy

Eldoret Technical Training Institute (ETTI) is a modern and dynamic educational institution with strong traditions in both higher and vocational education. (ETTI), prepares students for successful careers, responsible...

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Mt Kenya University

Private University Thika Town

Mount Kenya University (MKU) is a Chartered University committed to a broad-based, holistic and inclusive system of education.Mount Kenya University Main campus is located in Thika, with other...

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Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology

Public College Nakuru Town East

The Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST) is a giant institution offering a total of over 42 different courses in Higher National Diploma, Diploma, Craft and...

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Rift Valley Technical Training Institute

Public College Soy

Rift Valley Technical Training Institute (RVTTI) is committed to providing quality Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) that is innovative, competency oriented and research based that shall...

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The Eldoret National Polytechnic

National Polytechnic Soy

The Eldoret National Polytechnic has recorded tremendous growth in the development of middle-level training as an institution since inception. It has continually fulfilled its mandate in training young...

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Moi University

Public University Kesses

In January 1981 a Presidential Working Party chaired by the distinguished Canadian academic, Dr. Colin B. Mackay, was convened to prepare detailed recommendations for a second university in...

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Nairobi Technical Training Institute

Public College Likoni

Nairobi Technical Training Institute is a public tertiary institution under the Ministry of Education, State Department of Vocational and Technical Training. The Institute receives full support from the...

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Eldoret College of Professional Studies

Private College Soy

Eldoret College of Professional Studies has provided education to the people of Rift valley for fifteen years now with a great success record. It has perfected its art...

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Objectives of Chemical Engineering

Diploma in chemical engineering is a comprehensive study that brings together physical science (physics and chemistry) and life science (microbiology, biochemistry, and biology) applying together mathematics and economics in order to convert raw materials into newer products.

The program:

  • enables the students to get an insight into the workings of the industry
  • imparts knowledge of chemical science,
  • exposes to students the application of chemical engineering tohuman science areas as well.

The overall goal of the program is to strengthen candidates' skills in communication and innovation, which can further help in opting for lucrative opportunities in the chemical engineering field.

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