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Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry


Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry is a 4 years Bachelors Degree examined by Commision for University Education.

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About Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry

Industrial Chemistry is the branch of chemistry that applies physical and chemical processes towards the transformation of raw materials into products that are of benefit to humanity.

This Bachelor in Industrial Chemistry degree program will give you adequate skills required for the transformation of matter into useful materials in useful amounts. Usually, this transformation of available materials into more desirable ones involves some kind of process following a recipe. In turn, the process may involve grinding, mixing together various ingredients, dissolving, heating, allowing ingredients to interact (chemically or biochemically react forming new compositions of matter), cooling, evaporating or distilling, growing crystals, filtering, and other physical-chemical-biological operations.

At the end of the course, the BSc Industrial Chemistry graduates will:

  • Have skills to enable them to understand, develop and modify industrial technologies and hence promote industrial development.
  • Be able to operate and manage industrial equipment, processes, and plants.
  • Have the potential to pursue careers in academia, research, and consultancy.
  • Have a broad understanding of chemistry.

Entry requirements for Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry

KCSE mean grade C+, Chemistry C+, or Physical Science or any two of the following; Biology C-, Math C- Physics C-

Institutions offering Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry


University of Nairobi

Public University Starehe

The University of Nairobi is a world-class university committed to scholarly excellence. University of Nairobi mission is to provide quality university education and training and to embody the...

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Jomo Kenyatta University

Public University Juja

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) is a public university near Nairobi, Kenya. It is situated in Juja, 36 kilometres northeast of Nairobi, along the Nairobi-Thika...

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Chuka University

Public University Chuka Igambangombe

Chuka University, the largest and most diverse university in Eastern Kenya, provides high-quality and affordable university programs which are attractable worldwide and has the needed infrastructure to facilitate...

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Dedan Kimathi University of Technology

Public University Nyeri Town

Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) is a Public University that focuses on Quality Education, Research, Innovation, Technology Development and Transfer. The University is a successor of Kimathi...

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Maseno University

Public University Kisumu West

Maseno University founded in 1991, is the only university on the globe that lies along the Equator (00). It is one of the seven public universities in Kenya....

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Muranga University of Technology

Public University Likoni

Muranga University College (MRUC) was established in September 2011 via Muranga University College order legal notice No. 129 of September 2011 as a constituent College of Jomo Kenyatta...

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Pwani University

Public University Kilifi South

Pwani University is a public university in the Kilifi County in Kenya, located 60 km north of Mombasa in the resort town of Kilifi, within the larger Kilifi...

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Taita Taveta University College

Public University Likoni

Taita Taveta University College (TTUC) is a fast growing Institution located in Taita Taveta County on Voi-Mwatate road, about 8 kilometers from the Nairobi-Mombasa highway.It lies in a...

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Kisii University

Public University Nyaribari Chache

Kisii University is a World-Class University for the Advancement of Academic Excellence, Research and Social Welfare.Kisii University was founded in 1965 as a primary teachers? training college on...

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Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology

Public University Lurambi

Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST), formerly Western University College of Science and Technology, is a public university located in Kakamega town, Kenya.MMUST holds the view...

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Tom Mboya University College

Public University Mbita

Tom Mboya University College (TMUC) was gazetted on April 16th, 2016 as a Constituent College of Maseno University (MSU). Tom Mboya University College is named after the legendary...

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University of Embu

Public University Runyenjes

The University of Embu is a truly inspiring place to be where you will be part of a community of enthusiastic, industrious, highly qualified and experienced staff and...

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Objectives of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry

The goal of the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry degree program is to produce graduates who will be highly skilled in transformation of matter into useful materials through industrial processes. The Industrial Chemistry graduate is a chemist with knowledge linkages in engineering, chemical processing, economics and industrial management.

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry - Programme

The BSc in Industrial Chemistry coursework is aimed at giving the students a strong foundation in chemistry, mathematics and physics. The units covered include:

Year 1

  • Communication skills
  • Mathematics for science
  • Atomic Structure
  • Chemical bonding and structure
  • Physical chemistry I
  • Organic chemistry I
  • Instrumental electronics
  • Introduction to computers
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Probability and Statistics I
  • Electives
  • Motion and waves
  • Electricity and magnetism I
  • Electricity and magnetism II
  • Introduction to microbiology
  • Structure of biomolecules
  • Anatomy and physiology

Year 2

  • Comparative study of s and p block elements
  • Physical chemistry II
  • Organic chemistry II
  • Nuclear and Radiochemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry I
  • Computers in chemistry
  • Introduction to industrial chemistry
  • Introduction to programming
  • Calculus III
  • Vector analysis
  • Modern physics
  • Chemistry of organic functional groups
  • Linear algebra I

Year 3

  • Organic chemistry III
  • Chemical thermodynamics and phase equilibria
  • Unit operations
  • Chemistry of pigments and dyes
  • Separation techniques
  • Polymer synthesis
  • Natural product chemistry
  • Industrial electrochemistry
  • Reaction kinetics
  • Theory of spectroscopic methods
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Carbohydrates and proteins
  • Natural and synthetic pharmaceutical products
  • Introduction to instrumentation

Year 4

  • Entrepreneurship skills
  • Organic spectroscopy
  • Research project(2 units)
  • Agrochemicals
  • Cosmetics and toiletry
  • Technology of dyeing and surface coating
  • Industrial waste, treatment environmental legislation
  • Polymer processing
  • Structural chemistry
  • Polymer characterization and analysis
  • Polymer structure and mechanical properties
  • Application of analytical chemistry
  • Introduction to biotechnology

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