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Environmental Science


Environmental Science is a 2 years Diploma examined by KNEC.

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About Environmental Science

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

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.

Institutions offering Environmental Science


Thika School of Medical and Health Sciences

Private College Thika Town

Thika School of Medical and Health Sciences (TSMHS) is a leading private technical training institution registered by the Ministry of Education, and also registered and licensed by the...

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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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Vision Empowerment Training Institute

Private College Likoni

Vision Empowerment Training Institute is a state of the art institute pioneered to provide professional training.Vision Empowerment Training Institute is registered by the Directorate of Industrial Training, TVET...

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East Africa Vision Institute

Private College Soy

East Africa Vision Institute is accredited internationally and is registered with the Ministry of Education and TVETA.Since the foundation of East Africa Vision Institute in 1996, it has...

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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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Kenya Coast National Polytechnic

National Polytechnic Mvita

Kenya Coast National Polytechnic, former Mombasa Technical Training Institute, is the only National Polytechnic in Coast region with the most comprehensive training packages and other first-class facilities. Kenya...

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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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Common Wealth College of Medical and Related Studies

Private College Kisumu Central

Commonwealth College of Medical and Related Studies gives you the best class and practical experience for your medical course. Our courses are known for their focus on providing...

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Tricent School of Medical and Health Sciences

Private College Langata

Tricent is a Medical School situated in Nairobi West, Nairobi County; Juja Town, Kiambu County; and Kisumu City, Kisumu County that aims to equip students with skills and...

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Matric Institute Of Professional Studies

Private College Thika Town

Matric Institute of Professional Studies offers Human Nutrition courses, Animal science courses, Business courses, Information technology courses, Diploma in Nursing, counseling services, and training. The trainers at the...

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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

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