Course of the Week-B.Sc. Industrial Chemistry

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

This degree involves researching, developing and improving properties of products we use every day through the selection of raw materials, the design of chemical processes and improving the conditions for production

The degree program is offered by the Department of Chemistry, in the School of Physical Sciences, housed under the College of Pure and Applied Sciences (COPAS).


The course takes four (4) academic years to complete each year comprising of two (2) semesters of sixteen (16) weeks each.

The minimum entry requirements are:

KCSE mean grade of C+(plus) and at least a C+(plus) in Maths, Physics and Chemistry and Biology


have a minimum of 2 principals passes in science subjects in the Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE), of which one must be in Chemistry


have a diploma in relevant subjects and with at least a credit pass from an Institution recognized by the University Senate


have any other qualifications accepted by the University Senate.


The graduates of Industrial Chemistry upon completion of the degree are meant to be able to:

  • Work as quality controllers in every small and big industries.
  • Manage and control small-scale industries independently.
  • Work as an assistant in college, university and research laboratories where the knowledge of practical chemistry is required.
  • Operate scientific equipment properly to generate scientific data.
  • Conduct research in collaboration with others in the field of industrial chemistry.
  • Manage laboratory chemicals and avoid the environmental risks caused by chemicals in chemical stores and in industrial areas.
  • Act ethically in handling and distributing of chemicals and demonstrate environmentally conscious attitude and behave as a responsible citizen.
  • Contribute to the development of chemical industry with other professionals

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