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Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) invites applications from qualified candidates for the courses indicated below. Our intakes are always in January, May and September of every year.

PROGRAMME ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS (SBE)

POST-GRADUATE PROGRAMMES

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Bachelor’s Degree with at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) from MUST in a relevant field or from any other institution recognized by MUST Senate OR A Second Class Honours (Lower Division) with at least 2 years relevant working experience OR Be a holder of a Pass Degree with 5 years’ post qualification working experience.
Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Bachelor’s Degree with at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) from MUST in a relevant field or any other institution recognized by MUST Senate OR A Second Class Honours (Lower Division) with at least 3 years relevant working experience.
Duration: 2 years   Mode of Study: Weekend   Campus: Meru Town Campus (Hart Towers)

Tuition fees per semester: Ksh. 60,000

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
Bachelor of Commerce Be a holder of K.C.S.E with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus) and a minimum of C (plain) in both Mathematics and English OR Be a holder of a Diploma in a relevant discipline with Credit pass from MUST or any other institution recognized by MUST Senate.

Note: Candidates who are CPA/CPS/ACCA/CCP finalists will be exempted from year 1.  However, the candidates are expected to undertake the University core units.

Bachelor of Purchasing and Supplies Management Be a holder of K.C.S.E with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus) and a minimum of C (plain) in both Mathematics and English OR Be a holder of a Diploma in a relevant discipline with Credit pass from MUST or any other institution recognized by MUST Senate.

Candidates who hold a Diploma from MUST will be exempted for one year of study for Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Purchasing and Supplies Management.

Duration: 8 semesters   Mode of Study: Full-time/Weekend Campus: Main Campus (Nchiru) and Meru Town Campus (Hart Towers) Tuition fees per semester: Ksh. 45,000.

Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Co-operative Management
Bachelor of Science in Economics
DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES
Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management Be a holder of K.C.S.E with a minimum aggregate of C-(minus) OR Be a holder of a Certificate in a relevant discipline with Credit pass from an institution recognized by MUST Senate.
Diploma in Business Administration
Duration: 3 semesters   Mode of Study: Full-time/Weekend  Campus: Meru Town Campus (Hart Towers)

Tuition fees per semester: Ksh. 25,000

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES
Certificate in Business Administration Be a holder of K.C.S.E with a minimum aggregate of D+(plus) in K.C.S.E or K.C.E Division IV.
Certificate in Purchasing and Supplies Management
Duration: 1 semester   Mode of Study: Full-time/Weekend   Campus: Meru Town Campus (Hart Towers)

Tuition fees per semester: Ksh. 18,000

Certificate in County Governance Minimum mean grade of D+(plus) in K.C.S.E OR K.C.E Division IV with at least Pass in both Mathematics and English/Kiswahili OR Pass in any relevant certificate course from an institution recognized by MUST Senate OR Mean Grade D(plain) in K.C.S.E with two years experience in County/Authority Environment.
Duration: 1 semester   Mode of Study: Full-time/Weekend     Campus: Meru Town Campus (Hart Towers)

Tuition fees per semester: Ksh. 40,000

Accounting Technicians Certificate (ATC I) Mean grade of D+ (plus) in K.C.S.E and above.
Accounting Technicians Certificate (ATC II) Pass at ATC I.
Duration: 6 months   Mode of Study: Full-time/Evening   Campus: Meru Town Campus (Hart Towers)

Tuition fees per stage: Ksh. 12,000

Certified Public Accountant I (CPA I) – Sections 1 & 2 Mean grade of C+ (plus) in K.C.S.E with C+ (plus) in Mathematics and English.
Certified Public Accountant II (CPA II) – Sections 3 & 4 Pass at CPA I.
Certified Public Accountant III (CPA III) – Sections 5 & 6 Pass at CPA II.
Duration: 6 months   Mode of Study: Full-time/Evening   Campus: Meru Town Campus (Hart Towers)

Tuition fees in Ksh. per section : Ksh. 14,000 (CPA I), Ksh. 15,000 (CPA II), Ksh. 16,000 (CPA III)

Accounting Packages (QuickBooks, Pastel, Sage) Accounting Background.

Duration: 2 months   Mode of Study: Full-time/Part-time   Campus: Meru Town Campus (Hart Towers)  Tuition fees: Ksh. 8,000

SCHOOL OF PURE AND APPLIED SCIENCES (SPAS)

POST-GRADUATE PROGRAMMES

Master of Science in Applied Statistics Bachelor’s Degree with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) OR a Second Class Honours (Lower Division) with at least 2 years relevant working experience.
Master of Science in Applied Mathematics
Duration: 4 semesters – Full-time (Ksh. 60,000 per semester) and 6 semesters – Part-time (Ksh. 40,000 per trimester)   Campus: Meru Town Campus (Hart Towers)
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
Bachelor of Science in Statistics Minimum mean grade of C+ (plus) in K.C.S.E OR its equivalent with at least B- (minus) in Mathematics (or a Bridging Certificate in Mathematics with a minimum grade of Distinction) and Kiswahili/English C+ (plus) OR any other qualification accepted by MUST senate.
Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science Minimum mean grade of C+ (plus) in K.C.S.E, B- (minus) in Mathematics and C + (plus) in English/Kiswahili. Geography, Accounts and Economics will also be an added advantage.
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science K.C.S.E mean grade of C+ (plus).  In addition, a student must have the following alternative combination of cluster subjects at the minimum grades shown: Mathematics C+ (plus) and pass in any two of the following alternatives.

Alternative A                 Alternative B    

Chemistry C                     Physical Science C

Physics C                          Biological Science C

Bachelor of Science (Physical Science option) Minimum mean grade of C+ (plus) in K.C.S.E., C (plain) in Mathematics and C+ (plus) in any two of the following: Physical science/Physics/Chemistry OR a Diploma in a relevant subject with a Credit Pass.
Bachelor of Science

(Biological Science)

Options: Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Entomology, Parasitology, Plant Sciences.

Minimum mean grade of C+ (plus) in K.C.S.E., C (plain) in Mathematics and C+ (plus) in any two of the following: Chemistry, Biology/Biological Sciences OR a Diploma in a relevant subject with a Credit Pass from MUST or any other institution recognized by MUST Senate.
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Resource Management
Duration: 8 semesters   Mode of Study: Full-time/Part-time   Campus: Main Campus (Nchiru) and Meru Town campus (Hart Towers) Tuition fees per semester : Ksh. 45,000
SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES (SHS)

POST-GRADUATE PROGRAMMES

PhD in Molecular Medicine Be a holder of a Masters degree in Molecular Biology, Medical Microbiology, Medical Laboratory Sciences from MUST or a recognised university by MUST senate.
PhD in Public Health Be a holder of a Masters Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or Biostatistics.

 

PhD in Epidemiology
Duration: 3 years   Mode of Study: Part-time   Campus: Main Campus (Nchiru) and Meru Town Campus (Hart Towers)

Total fees is Ksh.706, 000 for the whole course

Master of Science in Public Health Be a Holder of a first degree in the following fields: Medicine (MBCHB), Nursing(BSc.N), Pharmacy (B. Pharm) and Dentistry (BDS).

A holder of a first degree, First Class Honours or Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in any of the following fields: Environmental Health, Community Health, Nutrition and Health Systems Management, Medical Microbiology, Medical Laboratory Sciences OR A holder of a first degree Second Class Honours (Lower Division) in the above disciplines with a minimum of two years post qualification experience in a health related field plus acceptable evidence of research ability and  evidence of publication.

Master of Science in Epidemiology
Master of Science in Medical Education A Bachelor’s degree with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (B average) on a 4.0 scale OR An Upper Second Class Honours in a relevant degree programme or an equivalent qualification from recognized University. In exceptional cases, the Senate may also admit to the Masters Programme candidates with Lower Second Class Honors degree but with proven relevant research, professional and scholarly experience. Subject to approval by the Senate, Departments may formulate regulations requiring applicants to have attained other academic qualifications as may be consistent with the goals of the Master’s programme.  Candidates may be invited for interview to assess their suitability for admission.
Duration: 4 semesters   Mode of Study: Weekend    Campus: Meru Town Campus (Hart Towers)

Tuition fee per semesterKsh. 90,000

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
Bachelor of Science in Public Health Be  a holder of K.C.S.E or equivalent examination certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus) and minimum of C+ (plus) in cluster subjects;  Biology or Biological Sciences, Chemistry/ Physical Sciences,  Mathematics/Physics and English/Kiswahili OR Be a holder of a Diploma in Environmental Health Science and have a mean grade of C (plain) in Biology, Chemistry and Physical Science or Mathematics and English/ Kiswahili OR A – Level candidate with Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) of 2 principals plus subsidiary in sciences combination, one of which must be Biology.
Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Development  The common regulations for all BSc. Degrees in the University shall apply. In addition to the above the candidate must either Be a holder of KSCE (OR Equivalent Examination) Certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus), a minimum of C (plain) in Biology and chemistry and C (plain) in English/Kiswahili and Mathematics or Physics OR Be a holder of KACE with minimum of two principal passes including Biology and a subsidiary pass in Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics OR Be a holder of a Diploma or Higher National Diploma in Clinical Medicine, Pharmacy, Community Health & Development, Human Nutrition, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Nursing, Public Health, Health Records and Information Management or the equivalent of any of these qualifications as approved by Senate.

Candidates with a Diploma and/or Higher National Diploma (HND), with a Credit pass may, at the discretion of the MUST Senate, be exempted from one academic year of study.

Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management
Bachelor of Science in Health Records and Information Systems Be a holder of KCSE Certificate with an aggregate of C+ (plus) and C (plain) in Biology and both Mathematics and English/Kiswahili OR Holder of a Diploma in Health Records and Information Systems from an Institution recognized by MUST Senate OR KACE Certificate with a minimum of two principle passes including Biology and a Subsidiary pass in Chemistry, Mathematics or a pass in Mathematics at KCSE level.
Duration: 8 semesters   Mode of Study: Full-time Campus: Main Campus (Nchiru) and Meru Town Campus(Hart Towers) Tuition fees per semester : Ksh.45,000
SCHOOL OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATICS (SCI)

POST-GRADUATE PROGRAMMES

PhD in Computer Science Be a holder of a Masters Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology or related discipline or an equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by MUST Senate.

 

PhD in Information Technology
Duration: 3 years   Mode of Study: Part-time/Full-time Campus: Main Campus (Nchiru) and Meru Town Campus(Hart Towers) Total fees is Ksh. 553,000 for the whole course.

 

Master of Science in Computer Science Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology or related discipline with at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or its equivalent from an institution recognized by MUST Senate OR Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in  Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology or related discipline with a Second Class Honours (Lower Division) provided the candidate can show proven evidence of research ability and/or 2 years of  relevant post qualification experience.
Master of Science in Software Engineering
Duration: 4 semesters   Mode of Study: Full-time/Part-time  Campus: Main Campus (Nchiru) and Meru Town Campus (Hart towers)     Tuition fees per semester: Ksh. 60,000
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Minimum mean grade of C+ (plus) in K.C.S.E. and an average grade of C (plain) in one of the following combinations of three subjects taken in K.C.S.E. or equivalent examination.

·      Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry

·      Mathematics, Physical Science, Biological Science

Or Diploma in Computer Science or Information Technology or related field.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology
Bachelor of Science in Information Science Must have an aggregate grade of C+ (plus) in K.C.S.E. and a minimum grade of C (plain) in Mathematics and English OR a Diploma in Information Technology/Information Science. One is eligible for Second Year (Year 2) if they have a Credit pass in Diploma in Information Technology from MUST.
Bachelor of Business Information Technology
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Bachelor of Science in Computer Security & Forensics Minimum mean grade of C+ (plus) in KCSE with at least a C (plain)  in Mathematics, English and Physics/Physical Science OR Diploma in Computer Science/Information Technology or related field.
Duration: 8 semesters   Mode of Study: Full-time/Weekend   Campuses: Main Campus (Nchiru) and Meru Town Campus(Hart Towers)   Tuition fees per semester: Ksh. 45,000
DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES
Diploma in Information Technology An aggregate grade of C- (minus) in K.C.S.E and grades D+ (plus) in Mathematics and English OR Division II in K.C.E with a Credit pass in Mathematics and English OR Credit pass in Information Technology (Stage I) or an equivalent qualification.
Duration: 6 semesters   Mode of Study: Full-time/Weekend      Campus: Meru Town Campus (Hart Towers)

Tuition fees per semester: Ksh. 25,000

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES
Certificate in Information Technology Minimum mean grade of D+ (plus)in K.C.S.E or Division IV in KCE or any other equivalent qualification recognized by MUST Senate.

(Those qualifying with Credit or Distinction proceed to Diploma)

Duration: 1 semester   Mode of Study: Full-time/Weekend       Campus: Meru Town Campus(Hart Towers)  

Tuition fees per semester: Ksh. 18,000.

Certificate in Computer Applications Open
Duration: 2 months   Mode of Study: Full-time/Weekend   Campus: Meru Town Campus (Hart Towers)

Tuition fees: Ksh. 9,500

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE (SEA)

DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

Diploma in Electrical Engineering Minimum mean grade of C (plain) in K.C.S.E with C (plain) in Mathematics and minimums of C- (minus) in Physics or Chemistry OR Mean Grade of C (plain) in K.C.S.E with C (plain) in Physics and minimums of C- (minus) in Mathematics or Chemistry OR A Certificate in relevant fields from an institution recognized by MUST Senate.

 

 

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Production or Automotive options)
Diploma in Civil Engineering
Diploma in Mechatronics Engineering
Duration: 6 semesters        Mode of Study: Full-time              Campus: Main Campus (Nchiru)

Tuition fees per semester: Ksh. 25,000

 

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES

Certificate in Motor Vehicle Mechanics Minimum mean grade of D+ (plus) in K.C.S.E

 

Certificate in Electrical Installation
Certificate in Building and Construction
Duration: 3 course work semesters and one industrial attachment semester   Mode of Study: Full-time

Campus: Main Campus (Nchiru)    Tuition fees per semester: Ksh.18,000

SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SCIENCE (SAFS)

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

PhD in Agriculture Be a holder of a Master of Science in Agriculture, Horticulture, Crop Science, Plant Biotechnology, Botany, Forestry and related Sciences from a University recognized by MUST Senate.
Duration: 3 years   Mode of Study: Part-time    Campus: Main Campus (Nchiru)

Total fees is Ksh. 553,000 for the whole course

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management Minimum mean grade of C+ (plus) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E).Should have a minimum grade of C (plain) in each of the following subjects; Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics OR C (plain) in each of the following subjects: Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics and C (plain) in English/Kiswahili, or 3rd Group II subject, or a Group III subject, or any Group IV or any Group V OR Diploma in Agribusiness, Agriculture, Animal Production, Animal Health, Biology or equivalent and related disciplines from an institution recognized by MUST Senate OR Holder of Degree/Higher National Diploma from an institution recognized by MUST Senate.

 

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Minimum mean grade of C+ (plus) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E).Should have a minimum grade of C (plain) in each of the following subjects; Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics/Physics/Geography OR C (plain) in each of the following subjects: Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics/Geography and C (plain) in English/Kiswahili, or 3rd Group II subject, or a Group III subject, or any Group IV or any Group V OR Have a Diploma in Agriculture, Horticulture, Biology or equivalent and related disciplines from an institution recognized by MUST Senate.
Bachelor of Science in Animal Health and Production Minimum mean grade of C+ (plus) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E). Should have a minimum grade of C+ (plus) in each of the following subjects; Biology/Biological Sciences, Chemistry/Physical Sciences and Mathematics/Physics and C (plain) in English/ Kiswahili.  Two principals and one subsidiary Pass at KACE level or equivalent, one of which must be in Biology and in any other Science Subject OR  A minimum of C (plain) in K.C.S.E. and at least a Credit Pass in Diploma in Animal Health/Agriculture/Medical Laboratory Technology/ Animal Science/Animal Production/Dairy Science/Biology from an institution approved by MUST Senate OR A minimum of C- (minus) in K.C.S.E. with at least a Credit Pass in both Certificate and Diploma in Animal Health/ Agriculture/Medical Laboratory Technology/Animal Science/Animal Production/Dairy Science/Biology from an institution approved by MUST Senate OR A Degree in Science from institutions recognized by MUST Senate.
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education &

Extension

Minimum mean grade of C+ (plus) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E). Should have a minimum grade of C+ (plus) in Agriculture and Biology/Biological Sciences. In addition, they should have a C (plain) in each of the following subjects; Chemistry, Mathematics/Physics/ Geography OR C (plain) in each of the following subjects: Physical Sciences, Mathematics/Geography and C (plain) in English/Kiswahili, or 3rd Group II subject, or a Group III subject, or any Group IV or any Group V OR Have a Diploma in Agricultural Education and Extension or the equivalent having obtained a minimum of C (plain) at K.C.S.E and C (plain) in Agriculture and Biology/Biological Sciences and related disciplines from an institution recognized by MUST Senate.
Bachelor of Science in Horticulture Have a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus) in K.C.S.E and should have a minimum grade of C (plain) in each of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics/ Physics/ Geography OR C (plain) in each of the following subjects: Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics/ Geography; and C (plain) in English/Kiswahili, or a 3rd Group II, (BIO,PHY,CHE) or a Group III(HAG,GEC,IRE,HRE) or any Group 4 or any Group V subjects or have a Diploma in Agriculture, Horticulture, Biology or equivalent and related disciplines from an institution recognized by MUST Senate.
Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology Have a minimum mean grade of C+ (plus) in K.C.S.E. and should have a minimum grade of C (plain) in each of the following subjects: Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics OR C (plain) in each of the following subjects; Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences/ Mathematics and Geography; and C (plain) in English/Kiswahili or a 3rd Group II, or a Group III, or any of the Group IV, or any Group V subjects.
Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Management
Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics Have a minimum mean grade of C+ (plus) in K.C.S.E. and should have a minimum grade of C+ (plus) in the following subject cluster: Mathematics/Physics, Biology/Biological Sciences, Chemistry/Physical Sciences and English/Kiswahili. Candidates holding a Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics or Nutrition and Food Sciences from recognized institutions also qualify for admission.
Duration: 8 semesters   Mode of Study: Full-time   Campus: Main Campus (Nchiru)

Tuition fees per semester: Ksh. 45,000

DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES
Diploma in Agriculture Minimum mean grade of C (plain) in K.C.S.E.  In addition, must have a minimum of C- (minus) in Biology/Biological Sciences and Agriculture and a C- (minus) in Chemistry/Physical Sciences, Mathematics/Physics or Geography OR Holders of Certificate in Agriculture or its equivalent with a credit and above from any institution recognized by MUST Senate OR Holders of Certificate in Agriculture or its equivalent with a pass and a minimum of two years relevant experiencefrom any institution recognized by MUST Senate.
Duration: 4 semesters   Mode of Study: Full-time      Campus: Marimba learning centre

Tuition fees per semester: Ksh. 25,000

 

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES

Certificate in Agriculture Minimum mean grade of D+ (plus)in K.C.S.E OR a relevant qualification.
Duration: 2 semesters   Mode of Study:  Full-time            Campus: Marimba learning centre

Tuition fees per semester: Ksh. 25,000

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION (SEd)

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

Bachelor of Education  (Science)

 

Have a minimum mean grade of C+ (plus) in K.C.S.E. and should have a minimum grade of C+ (plus) in any two teaching subjects from the following:

C (plain) in Mathematics if not a teaching subject, Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Agriculture/ Mathematics or Computer Studies & Mathematics or Computer Studies & Physics and C (plain) in Mathematics & English/Kiswahili. Candidates holding a Diploma in Education and with C (plain) in K.C.S.E and two teaching subjects will be considered for admission into the 2nd year of study.

Duration: 8 semesters   Mode of Study: Full-time   Campus: Main Campus (Nchiru)

Tuition fees per semester: Ksh. 45,000

Please Note:

  • All the above academic entry requirements are subject to the respective professional bodies and key stakeholders’ requirements.
  • The tuition fees indicated for each programme does not include statutory charges.

 

MODE OF APPLICATION

Application forms can be obtained from MUST Main Campus (Nchiru) and MUST Meru Town Campus (Hart Towers) upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Ksh. 2,500 for PhD Programmes, Ksh. 1,500 for Masters Programmes, Ksh. 1,000 for Undergraduate Programmes and Ksh. 500 for Diploma, Certificate and Bridging Programmes.  Application forms can also be downloaded from www.must.ac.ke  Application fee should be paid by either Bankers Cheque OR deposited directly into any of the following University accounts:

For more details please contact;

Tel: 0712-524293, 0706-364687, 0719-575764

Website: www.must.ac.ke,

E-mail: admission@must.ac.ke,    info@must.ac.ke

Account name:                  Meru University of Science & Technology

Bank:                                    Equity Bank – Makutano Branch

Account Number:            1040297858661

 

Account name:                  Meru University of Science & Technology

Bank:                                    Kenya Commercial Bank – Meru Branch

Account Number:            1117775917

 

Account name:                  Meru University of Science & Technology

Bank:                                    National Bank of Kenya – Meru Branch

Account Number:            01242039008700

Account name:                  Meru University of Science & Technology

Bank:                                    Co-operative Bank – Makutano Branch

Account Number:            01129378440000

MUST is ISO 9001:2008 Certified

Duly filled forms, copies of certificates and a copy of the application fee receipt should be sent to:

THE REGISTRAR – ACADEMIC, RESEARCH AND STUDENT AFFAIRS,

MERU UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY,

P.O. BOX, 972-60200, MERU.