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									HISTORY                                                        iv) Holders of a degree in Biological Sciences or related                iv) Holders of pass BSc degree in any of the degree programmes
                                                                   Sciences from a recognized University                                    specified in (ii) above with working experience of at least
The first intake of undergraduates in the then Department of                                                                                five years or a relevant postgraduate diploma from the
Food Science & Technology was in 1973 with the award of        Postgraduate Programmes                                                      University of Nairobi or any other institution recognized by
                                                                                                                                            the senate of University of Nairobi.
the first B.Sc. degrees in Food Science and Technology
occurring in 1976. MSc. Programme in Food Science and          a) PGD in Food Safety and Quality
Technology was designed in 1982-1984 with the first intake        Course duration: one year
                                                                                                                                        c)   MSc. Applied Human Nutrition.
of postgraduate students occurring in 1984. The MSc.
                                                                                                                                             Course duration – Two years
progrramme in Applied Human Nutrition was established in       Admission Requirements:-
1985; hence the Department renamed “Department of Food
                                                                                                                                        Admission Requirements:-
Technology and Nutrition.” The name was changed to             i) The common regulations governing the admission
Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology               into postgraduate diploma degree programme in
                                                                                                                                        i) Holders of an Upper Second Class degree or equivalent in
in 2005. Two postgraduate programmes were introduced in            University of Nairobi shall apply.
                                                                                                                                        Food Science, Natural Science or Medical Science or Social
2010, namely Postgraduate diploma and M.Sc in Food
                                                                                                                                        Sciences from the University of Nairobi or equivalent
Safety and Quality.                                            ii) Holders of at least lower second class Honours BSc.
                                                                                                                                        qualification from any other recognized institution.
                                                                    degree in natural and biological sciences, engineering
DEGREES OFFERED                                                     and health sciences or any other related discipline from
                                                                                                                                        ii) Holders of Pass or Lower Second Class Honours degree
                                                                    the University of Nairobi or any other institution
                                                                                                                                        with postgraduate training or adequate research and
Undergraduate Programmes                                            recognized by the senate of University of Nairobi.
                                                                                                                                        publication experience.
                                                               iii) Holders of a Pass BSc. degree in areas specified in (ii)
B.Sc in Food Science and Technology                                  above and with at least one year working experience
                                                                                                                                        d) PhD Programmes
B.Sc in Food Nutrition and Dietetics                                in the food industry or diploma from the University of
                                                                                                                                           Course duration – Three years
                                                                    Nairobi or any other institution recognized by the
Admission Requirements                                              senate of University of Nairobi.
                                                                                                                                         PhD degrees are offered in all disciplines of Food Science
                                                                                                                                        & Technology and human nutrition by research and thesis.
i)   Holders of KCSE with mean grade of C+ with passes         b)   MSc. Food Science & Technology
                                                                                                                                        Admission to PhD requires possession of an MSc. degree in
     at C or above in Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics          M.Sc Food Safety and Quality
                                                                                                                                        any relevant area.
     or Geography, and one of the following subjects:-              Course duration: Two years
     English, Kiswahili, Physics (if not included above),
     History and Government, Geography (if not included        Admission Requirements:-
                                                                    i)     The common regulations governing the admission into
                                                                                                                                        RESOURCES IN THE DEPARMENT
     above), CRE, Computer Studies, German, Music,
     Islamic Religious Education, Hindu Religious                          Masters’ degree programme in the University of Nairobi
                                                                           shall apply.                                                 The department offers good facilities for students and
     Education, Home Science, Art & Design, Agriculture,
                                                                                                                                        researchers: - comprehensive range of audio-visual aids;
     Aviation Technology, French, Arabic, Business Studies.
                                                                    ii)    Holders of at least upper second class honours BSc.          well equipped Food Chemistry & Nutrition, Food
                                                                           degree or equivalent in natural and biological sciences,     Microbiology and Food Engineering laboratories; reference
                                                                           or any other related discipline from the University of       rooms with a wide range of books, journals and CD-ROM.
ii) Holders of KACE or equivalent with minimum 2                           Nairobi or any other institution recognized by the senate    The pilot plant has facilities and equipment for practicals in
    Principal Passes in Biology and Chemistry and at least a               of the University of Nairobi.                                Food Engineering and Food Processing. There is also a
    subsidiary pass in Mathematics or Physics. If
                                                                    iii)       Holders of lower second class honours BSc. degree
                                                                                                                                        computer laboratory and Internet browsing facilities
    Mathematics or Physics was not offered at KACE, then
                                                                               or equivalent in any of the degree programmes            accessible to the students and researchers.
    it is accepted at Ordinary Level but with a minimum of
    Credit Pass.                                                               specified in (ii) above with at least 2 years relevant
                                                                               experience or                                            PILOT PLANT PRODUCTION

                                                                    iv)        Holders of postgraduate diploma from the                 In addition to teaching and research, the pilot plant is used
iii) Holders of Diploma in Biological Sciences or related                      University of Nairobi or any other institution           for commercial purposes for processing products such as
     Sciences from a recognized institution with credit or                     recognized by the senate of University of Nairobi.       cream cheese, fermented milk, ice cream; and processed
     distinction, with KCSE mean grade of C and above.
                                                                                                                                        meat products that are offered for sale.
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RESEARCH

In addition to supervising BSc., MSc. and PhD students’
projects and thesis, the faculty carries out wide range of
research and consultancies. On-going research in the                                                                         UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
Department among others include: -                                                                                  COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE & VETERINARY
                                                                                                                                  SCIENCES
 Food Storage, Processing and Utilization.
                                                                                                               DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE, NUTRITION
 Food Product Development                                                                                              AND TECHNOLOGY
 Optimization of Food Factories with regard to usage of
    energy, water and other resources, and generation of                                                      INTRODUCTION
    pollutants
 Removing Constraints on Food Processing                                                                     The Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology
 Food Quality and Safety                                                                                     is housed at the Faculty of Agriculture building situated at
 Applied Human Nutrition                                                                                     College of Agriculture & Veterinary Science (CAVS) at
 Post-harvest storage and processing of various                         Industrial visits and training       Upper Kabete Campus on the outskirts of Nairobi
    indigenous foods                                                                                          (approximately 14 kms from city centre). The department
 Enhancing cassava utilization in Eastern & Southern        HOW TO APPLY:                                    offers opportunities to students and individuals interested in
    Africa by technology improvement and transfer.                                                            learning food science & technology and applied human
                                                             For more information and application forms       nutrition. It also offers opportunities to individuals, food
DEPARTMENTAL STAFF LIST                                      contact any of the following addresses:          industries, organizations/agencies involved in nutrition,
                                                                                                              research organizations and international/local agencies to
Prof. M.W. Okoth, BSc. (London); MSc. (NRB); PhD             www.uonbi.ac.ke                                  gain from knowledge, expertise and know-how available in
(ETHZ). Chairman of Department                               The Chairman                                     the department in the fields of Food and Nutrition.
Prof. J.K. Imungi, BSc. (NRB); MSc. (NRB); PhD (Cornell)     Department of Food Science, Nutrition &
Prof. S.K. Mbugua, BSc. (NRB); MSc. (NRB); PhD               Technology                                       The department collaborates with institutions such as Swiss
(Cornell)                                                    Faculty of Agriculture                           Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich and the
Prof. E.G. Karuri, BSc. (NRB); MSc. (NRB); PhD               College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences   United Nations University, Tokyo. Close ties are also
(Reading)                                                    Upper Kabete Campus                              maintained with the Swiss Directorate for Development Co-
Dr. A.M. Omwega, BSc. (Philippines); MSc. PhD                P.O. Box 29053-00625 Kangemi                     operation (SDC) and German Technical Co-operation
(London)                                                     KENYA                                            (GTZ), and locally with the Kenya Institute of Food Science
Prof. W.Kogi-Makau BSc. (NRB); MSc. (NRB); PhD               Tel: 254-20-3592734/5/6 Ext: 27093               and Technology (KIFST), which provides important linkage
(London)                                                     E-mail: dftn@uonbi.co.ke                         between the department and local food industries.
Dr. J. Wangoh, BSc. (NRB); MSc. (NRB); PhD (ETHZ)
Dr. A.M. Mwangi, BSc. (NRB); MSc. (NRB); PhD                 The Dean                                         Graduates of the department’s internationally recognized
(Wageningen)                                                 Faculty of Agriculture                           programmes are well prepared for:
Mr. P.O. Lamuka, BSc. (NRB); MSc. (NRB)                      College of Agriculture & Veterinary Science
Mr. G.O. Abong’, B.Sc. (NRB); M.Sc, (NRB).                   Upper Kabete Campus                                    Food Industries and other private sector enterprises
Ms. Jane Njenga, B.Sc (NRB); M.Sc, (NRB)                     P.O. Box 29053-00625 Kangemi                           Research Institutions.
Ms. S. Ngala B.Sc. (Michigan), M.Sc. (NRB)                   KENYA                                                  Teaching Institutions
                                                             Tel: 254-20-3592734/5/6 Ext: 27041
Mrs. A.A. Andago.B.Sc Nagpur (India), M.Sc (NRB)                                                                    Government Ministries and Parastatals
Mr. D.W.M. Kaindi B.Sc (NRB), M.Sc (NRB)                     dean-agric@uonbi.ac.ke
                                                                                                                    Self-employment in relevant areas.
                                                                                                                    Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
                                                                                                                    International Organizations.

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