Mount Kenya University Bridging Courses 2023/2024

Mount Kenya University Bridging Courses 2023/2024

The Mount Kenya University Bridging Courses. Details of Bridging Courses offered at Mount Kenya University for the 2023/2024 Intake.

A bridging course is a university-preparation course with an academic curriculum that is offered to mature students as a means of preparing for the intellectual challenges of university education, successful completion of which is recognized as a basis of admission to the University. Mount Kenya University Intake.

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Mount Kenya University Certificate Bridging Courses in Mathematics

Many University programmes require a certain level of mathematics. At Mount Kenya University, almost all courses in the Faculty of Science require a student to have credit in Mathematics. Science students who intend to major in mathematics, computer science or physics, and all Engineering students require a good understanding Mathematics Courses in Agriculture, Architecture and Pharmacy also need good Mathematics background does some in Economics programmes.

Students lacking the required mathematical background may be allowed to enrol in a course, but they are likely to experience serious difficulties unless they undertake additional study in preparation. One way to help overcome this difficulty Mount Kenya Curriculum Committee came up with bridging courses in mathematics that run for a period of one semester to upgrade students’ knowledge in Mathematics and enable them to do programmes of their choices

Why study the programme

  1. Develop the mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding needed for continuing education, for life and for work
  2. Develop the skills of dealing with mathematical concepts in context and applications, as well as in solving problems
  3. Foster a positive attitude to mathematics in the learner

Target Groups

A large number of candidates would like to pursue Science courses and University education on completion of high school education but are restricted by the poor performance in Science Mathematics subjects at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). To address this phenomenon, the School of Science offers bridging courses in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics

Programme Objectives

  1. The ability to recall relevant mathematical facts instrumental understanding (“knowing how”) and necessary psychomotor skills (skills of physical coordination)
  2. The ability to apply their mathematical knowledge and skill to solve problems in familiar and unfamiliar contexts
  3. Analytical and creative powers in mathematics
  4. An appreciation of and positive disposition towards mathematics

Entry Requirements

Aggregate Grade C+ in KCSE or the equivalent qualifications

Mount Kenya University Certificate Bridging Courses in Chemistry

Secondary school leavers (including O- and A- level) whose performance in O-level chemistry was poor are limited in the choice of career in science.  Because of these limitations, many are forced to take less desirable alternative careers.

The bridging course in Chemistry is intensive study programs that will prepare such category of students and hence enable them to pursue higher education in chemistry, agriculture and industrial courses

Why study the programme

  1. Improve the trainee’s skills in Chemistry.
  2. Upgrade secondary school leaver’s competence in Chemistry in order to attain the entry qualification for courses in tertiary institutions.

Target Groups

The course is designed for students who have completed high school studies and have a weak background in the chemistry subject and who are enrolling in a Faculty for which knowledge of Chemistry is needed. It is suitable for students entering any of the first-year chemistry courses at the main campus at the Mount Kenya University as  it aims to provide students with the basic knowledge required for the study of chemistry at the university level; it’s especially suitable if you have not studied chemistry before but intend to study courses which require some knowledge of chemistry

Programme Objectives

Upon completion of the prescribed course of the study for the Bridging Course chemistry the graduate will have acquired the skills and abilities to be able to:

  • Undertake undergraduate programmes that require a chemistry background

Entry Requirements

The general regulations of Mount Kenya University and those of the Mount Kenya University School shall apply. No candidate shall be registered for the Bridging Certificate in Chemistry without satisfying the minimum University entry requirements. The Senate of the university shall have the final authority on all matters relating to academics.

The programme will be guided by the regulation stipulated in the following sections

Mount Kenya University Certificate Bridging Courses in English 

Many O-level students are limited in careers and training by their poor O-level English performance. This has killed the morale of many and forced them into less desirable alternatives.

The bridging course in English is an intensive study program for preparing such category of students and hence enabling them to pursue higher education in education, arts, sciences etc.

Why study the programme

A large number of candidates would like to pursue tertiary and University education on completion of high school education but are restricted by the poor performance in language subjects at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). To address this phenomenon, the School of Social Science offers a bridging course in English.

Target Groups

  • To strengthen students skills and capacity in English.
  • To enable the students to attain the minimum admission requirement(s) in the English subject(s) for Tertiary and University education.
  • To assist the students to acquire and understand the basic principles of English,

Programme Objectives

  1. Upgrade secondary school leaver’s competence in English in order to attain the entry qualifications for courses in tertiary institutions
  2. Improve the trainee’s English skills

Entry Requirements

The general regulations of Mount Kenya University and those of the Mount Kenya University School shall apply. No candidate shall be registered for the Bridging Certificate in English without satisfying the minimum University entry requirements. The Senate of the university shall have the final authority on all matters relating to academics. The programme will be guided by the regulation stipulated in the following sections.

Mount Kenya University Certificate Bridging Courses in Biology

Course Rationale

Many O-level students are limited in careers and training by their poor O-level biology performance.  This has killed the morale of many and forced them into less desirable alternatives.

Why Study The Programme

The bridging course in biology is an intensive study program for preparing such category of students and hence enabling them to pursue higher education in biological sciences, agriculture, pharmacy, medicine etc.

Programme Objectives

  1. To upgrade secondary school leaver’s competence in Biology in order to attain the entry qualifications for courses in tertiary institutions.
  2. To Improve the trainee’s biological skills

Target Group

The course targets school leavers who have not attained the required grades in biology and biological sciences to join tertiary institutions

Entry Requirements

Aggregate Grade C+ in KCSE or the equivalent qualifications.

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