Environmental Science

Diploma program (KNEC)

Diploma 2 years

About Environmental Science programme

Environmental science is an interdisciplinary academic field that integrates physical, biological, and information sciences (including ecology, biology, physics, chemistry, plant science, zoology, mineralogy, oceanography, limnology, soil science, geology and physical geography, and atmospheric science) to the study of the environment, and the solution of environmental problems.

Environmental studies incorporate more of the social sciences for understanding human relationships, perceptions, and policies towards the environment.

An Environmental Science diploma graduate may apply for a job in the following areas

  • Medical research institutions
  • Environment and pollution control organizations e.g Neema
  • Quality Assurance Institutions e.g. Kenya Bureau of Standards.
  • Production industries
  • Chemical processing industries

NB:  An Environmental Science diploma holder may proceed to a degree level in any of the following related courses.

  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Environmental science
  • Chemical engineering

Objectives of Environmental Science

Environmental Science students gain a holistic knowledge of the environment through courses from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The interdisciplinary model will equip students with the critical and analytical skills to think through the many complex factors that influence our understanding of the environment.

Upon completing this KNEC Environmental Science Diploma programme, the graduate will be able to:

  • Operate monitor and manage a chemical processing plant
  • Plan and design a product relevant to chemical and allied industries
  • Provide quality control to processes relevant to chemical processing environments
  • Prepare accurate laboratory reports as well as supervisory laboratory work.
  • Maintain environmental safety and control pollution

Entry requirements for Environmental Science

To qualify for admission, the trainee must have passed with a Mean Grade of C-(minus) and above in KCSE and they must have passed in Chemistry, Biology/Physics, Mathematics, and English.

Colleges offering Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Trident School of Technical and Professional Studies

Environmental Science

Common Wealth College of Medical and Related Studies
Kisumu County

Environmental Science

Kenya Coast National Polytechnic
Mombasa County

Environmental Science

Thika School of Medical and Health Sciences
Kiambu County

Environmental Science

Nairobi Technical Training Institute
Nairobi County

Environmental Science

The Eldoret National Polytechnic
Uasin Gishu County

Environmental Science

East Africa Vision Institute
Uasin Gishu County

Environmental Science

Kenya School of Medical Science and Technology
Kiambu County

Environmental Science

Tricent School of Medical and Health Sciences
Nairobi County

Environmental Science

Vision Empowerment Training Institute
Nairobi County

Environmental Science

Eldoret Technical Training Institute
Uasin Gishu County

Environmental Science

Rift Valley Technical Training Institute
Uasin Gishu County

Environmental Science

Matric Institute Of Professional Studies
Kiambu County