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School of Engineering, Energy and the Built Environment

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The mission of the school is to be globally recognized as a dynamic Engineering, Energy and the Built Environment School that produces creative, innovative and resourceful intellectuals with an ethos towards life-long learning that will contribute towards the creation of knowledge based society.

We envisage being a respectable world class academic and research school of excellence based on modern technology.

The School of Engineering, Energy and the Built Environment encompasses three broad   discipline areas of engineering, energy and the built environment. These discipline areas present some major drivers and design principles that are aimed at training learners to solve problems that affect socio-economic development for the Kenya Vision 2030 blueprint. To achieve this goal and in line with the Mount Kenya University vision and mission, we endeavour to provide a high quality learning environment for students and researchers to gain fundamental and specialized knowledge in any of our core mandate areas, while they develop skills in critical thinking, communication, team-building and leadership. This we believe, present and create opportunities for students and faculty to gain knowledge, conduct basic and applied research that contributes to society by advancing sustainable development principles and practices.  

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School of Public Health

Profile of the School

1. Aspirations and Commitments of the School

The School of Public Health is guided by the Mount Kenya University Vision, Mission, Values, Motto, Philosophy, Academic Character and Comparative Advantage.

Vision: To be a global centre of excellence in offering Public Health solutions.

Mission: To offer world class teaching, learning, research, innovation, and investments in Public Health for accelerated, equitable and sustainable individual, family, community, society, national, and global human health and prosperity. The School’s mission includes coaching, mentorship and counselling of students and staff to acquire state-of-the-art knowledge, skills and attitudes to be competent, marketable, and champions of public health and prosperity from womb to tomb and generation to generation in Eastern Africa, rest of Africa and beyond.

Values: Innovation, Integrity, Academic freedom, Equity and Competitiveness.

2.History and Comparative Advantage at School Level

Roots: The school of Public Health has evolved from the Department of public health and has become the most recent school to be established in Mount Kenya University in the year 2015. It has been nurtured through the School of Health Sciences which was one of the founding schools, the others being School of Pure and Applied Sciences and School of Applied Social Sciences, School of Pharmacy, School of Nursing and School of Clinical Medicine.

Innovation: The comparative advantage and added value of the School of Public Health is its practical and tailor-made customer-oriented innovative programmes. The School’s programmes are heavily weighted in preparation of students for the market in public and private sectors, nationally and also internationally.

The school has become part of the of Life-Cycle and Settings Approach whose goal is to ensure that all Mount Kenya University graduates and staff have life-time personal and professional knowledge, skills and attitudes for individual, family, target settings , community, society, national and global peace, security and prosperity. These competencies will produce all rounded ethical and value- and purpose-driven professionals able to scale the heights of education from local to global citizens who think globally and act locally to meet aspirations and commitments of families, individuals, communities, societies and nations.

Alignment: The School is aligned to sub-national and national human resource needs through collaborations with National Regulatory Authorities, responsible for indexing students while in training, and registration upon successful completion of the courses offered. Because of its roots and innovation, National Regulatory Authorities - e.g. Ministry of Health (MoH), Public Health Officers and Technicians Council (PHOTEC) and Kenya Nutritionists and Dietitician’s Institute (KNDI) – will now use the School of Public Health for their Board Examinations and staff to review curriculum and participate in Board Examinations. These alignments and comparative advantage of the School of Public Health, and uniqueness of its departments, ensure that graduates of the School are rapidly absorbed into the Public and Private Sectors and hold positions of influence, control and authority at sub-national, national and international levels.

Teaching Staff: The School of Public Health is keen on staff development through post-graduate training at Master’s and Doctorate levels, research, collaborations with other institutions and other knowledge and skills enhancing activities. Academic staff members are always advised, encouraged and facilitated, and where necessary mentored, to advance their careers.

Locations: Programmes offered by the School of Public Health in Kenya are offered in the Main Campus in Thika and Campuses in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kakamega, Eldoret, Kisii, Nkubu/Meru, Malindi, Lodwar, Lodwar, Kitale, Kabarnet, Kisumu, and Garissa. Outside Kenya, the programmes are offered in Kigali Campus in Rwanda and Hargeisa Campus in Somalilaland. The school has four departments

 Programs & the Course requirements

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Medical School

About the programme
The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) programme has been granted provisional accreditation by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.

The School will train doctors and will impart appropriate theoretical, research and practical knowledge, skills and attitudes that are responsive to the health needs of the Kenyan society. The programme covers pre-clinical which include; Human Anatomy, Medical Physiology, Medical Biochemistry, Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, Behavioural Sciences and Ethics, Community Health, Pathology and clinical areas; Anesthesia, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Reproductive Health, Mental Health, Child Health and Paediatrics, Orthopedic Surgery

Vision of the programme
To be a role model of excellence in science and technology, education and training in Africa.

Mission of the programme
To contribute to the society by provision of accessible and innovative quality medical education that promotes excellence in scholarship, research and equitable service to the communities.

Admission requirements  
Candidates wishing to study for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree shall have met the minimum University entry requirements.

a)  For the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) holders, minimum university admission requirement is C+ (plus) and in addition, an average of B plain in each of  the following cluster subjects

    1. Biology     
    2. Chemistry    
    3. Physics or Mathematics
    4. English or Kiswahili

b)    For Kenya advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) holders, a minimum of two principal passes in Biology, Chemistry and subsidiary pass in either Mathematics or Physics

c)    For International Baccalaureate (IB), a minimum of grade 5 or above in International Baccalaureate
d)    For diploma holders in Medical Sciences, a minimum ‘O’ level Division II pass in K.A.C.E or C+ (plus) mean grade  and a credit C+ in cluster subjects in KCSE , in addition to a three year diploma with a minimum of a credit pass from a medical training institution recognized by the Board

e)    Proficiency in English language

f)     For holders of any degree in Biological Sciences or equivalent qualifications from a recognized university subject to passing Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

g)    Other qualifications deemed to be equivalent to those in paragraphs (a)-(d) above from institutions recognized by the different institutions’’ Senates

Course Duration
The duration of the course shall not be less than six academic years and not more than twelve years.

  1. All units in the M.B,Ch.B., programme shall be compulsory unless the School Board recommends exemption and senate approves.
  2. The academic year in the School of Medicine shall be divided into 3 terms, with a minimum of 44 weeks. Each term shall be 14 or 15 weeks exclusive of any examinations.  
Regulatory Body Campus Fees Mode of study Intake
Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board Thika Campus Kshs 150,000 per semister Fulltime Once a year (2014-September )

Study Centres and Offices

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Kisumu CentreKisumu Centre Malindi CentreMalindi Centre Kampala - Uganda CentreKampala - Uganda Centre Nyeri Study CentreNyeri Study Centre


Reliance House next to Family Bank,
Oginga Odinga Road
P.O.Box 392 Kisumu
Tel:+254 020 2584259/ 0724204193/ 0737580998
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MKU Plaza
Cell:+254 723 356 247
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Sinender Plaza
P.O.Box 1902 - 20200 Kericho
Cell: +254 704 229 431
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Noor Plaza 2nd Floor ,Malindi
Tel: 0703 747 130
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Plot 3/5 Bombo road near Sure house.Kampala.
P.O Box 4582, Kampala.
Tel +256758666190 / +256 772 335582
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Quartier Rohero
Avenue de l'Amitié
ABC Building,Ground floor
Tel:+257 22 27 93 44
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Jigjigar Yar near National Fuel station
Warsame Building, Ground Floor
Mobile: 063-4044402, 065-9088869
Landline 571100, 571101
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PO BOX 1869-30200, Kitale
Tel: +254 20 2330682
Cell: 0724 204 342
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Lilac Centre
P.O. Box 465 Garissa

MKU Plaza
Cell: +254 724 178 832
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School of Clinical Medicine

Clinical Medicine Department was founded in 2006.  The department started with Diploma in Clinical Medicine as its pioneer course.  Four years later, a BSc in Clinical Medicine was started being the first one in the country. The courses are approved by the Ministry of Health through the Clinical Officers Council. Due to the growing demand for quality health care, the department started offering additional courses which offer opportunities to Clinical Officers and other health professionals for further development academically and professionally and at the same time improve standards of Health care in the country.

To provide quality education in an environment that stimulates creativity and innovation through a student centred approach

To be the model of excellence in teaching and research in health care.


Masters of Science in Clinical Medicine. Options; Forensic Medicine, Accidents & Emergency Medicine and Family Health Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine or MbChB or any other qualifications recognized by senate of Mount Kenya University 

6 semesters Ksh 112,500 per year

Weekend /fulltime

Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine & community Health


Be a holder of KCSE certificate with a minimum aggregate of C + and C+ in Biology or Biological Sciences, English or Kiswahili, in Chemistry or Physical Sciences and in Mathematics or Physics Or Diploma/Higher National diploma in clinical medicine and surgery from a recognized institution

8 semesters Ksh.105,000 per semester


Bachelor of Science in Health Records and Information Technology 




KCSE mean grade of C+ with C (plain) in Maths/Physics, C (plain) in English /Kiswahili and Biology


Diploma in Health records and information technology from a recognised institution 


8 semester ksh 60,000 per semester (full-time)

virtual learning /weekend ksh 42,000 per semester

Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery       KCSE certificate with a minimum of grade C plain or equivalent qualifica- tion recognized by University Senate. With C in Biology/Biological sciences; English/Kiswahili; C- in any of the following TWO areas Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics/Physical Sciences 9 trimesters Ksh.56,000 per trimester
Diploma in Health Records & Information Technology        At least KCSE certificate with a minimum of grade C and C in any of the following Mathematics, Biology or English.
Professional certificate in health records from an institution recognized by the University Senate.

9 trimesters Ksh.42,000 per semester

Certificate in Health Records & Information Technology       KCSE mean grade C- and C- in: English/ Kiswahili, Biology/Biological Sciences and a D+ in Mathematics/Physics. 6 trimesters Ksh.24,550 per trimester