BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN METEOROLOGY

Overview

INTRODUCTION

The Bachelor of Science in Meteorology programme is a four year programme, developed to embrace new developments in the science of meteorology and the expanding areas of meteorological application.

The course is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills in weather and climate system analysis, weather forecasting, early warning, environmental pollution and Environmental Impacts Assessment, Biometeorology, Agrometeorology, Hydrometeorology, Renewable Energy Resources, Marine Meteorology, Aviation Meteorology and Environmental Meteorology.

Registration for B.Sc. Meteorology programme requires that students be qualified to satisfactorily register for courses in the School of Mathematics as well in the Department of Physics.

Career opportunities for graduates of B.Sc. Meteorology exists in the Kenya Government Ministries of Transport and Communication, Defence, Environment, Tourism and Wildlife, Agriculture, Water and Irrigation, Energy, Science and Technology, Health; Universities; International Organizations such as WMO, UNEP, ICPAC, ACMAD, NASA and NOAA.

 

PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROGRAMME


Weather and climate influence socio-economic wellbeing of a society. Favourable weather and climate conditions determine the socio-economic status and livelihood of any nation. It is in record that hazards arising from extreme climate and weather have beguiled humankind since time immemorial. The adverse effects of these hazards may be minimized through understanding, monitoring and predicting their evolution.

The Bachelor of Science (Meteorology) programme is an applied science programme aimed at imparting knowledge and skills in broad areas of meteorological applications. Some of the application areas include bio-meteorology; marine meteorology; hydro-meteorology; agro-meteorology; aeronautical meteorology; renewable energy resources; environmental meteorology; environmental pollution; environmental impacts assessment; economic commercial meteorology; forensic meteorology; and urban and building climatology.

For the learner to pursue the programme, he or she should be grounded in mathematics, computer
programming, physics and chemistry in the first two years. The core courses are geared towards developing the learner into a professional meteorologist. In addition, the learner shall be exposed to the various applications.


RATIONALE


The socio-economic development of nations, especially in the developing world, is largely driven by the prevailing weather and climate.. Factoring of knowledge of weather and climate information is essential in operational and strategic planning processes of many sectors of the economy of a nation. Besides, most natural disasters the world over are triggered and/or exacerbated by weather and climate extremes.

Meteorology is a highly specialized field that requires a unique training approach. The BSc in Meteorology programme is intended to train experts that can provide current and expected weather/climate information for economic planning and development, and for safeguarding life and property.

The BSc (Meteorology) degree program has been revised in accordance with the WMO guidelines and BIP-M. The programme embraces new developments and emerging knowledge in the science of Meteorology and the expanding areas of socio-economic planning and applications. This programme is particularly relevant and applicable in view of the Kenya Vision 2030 outlook, the UN Strategic Development Goals and the UN framework for Climate Change convention.


GOAL OF THE PROGRAMME


The Bachelor of Science in Meteorology programme aims to equip students with skills,
knowledge and competencies in the science of meteorology and its applications.

 

SCHEDULE OF INTAKE

Intake is done in the month of September every calendar year. For more information, please visit this link

 

MODE OF DELIVERY

There are three modes of delivery in this programme namely;

  1. Module I - this has a face-to-face delivery and is done from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
  2. Module II - this has a face-to-face delivery and is done from 5.30pm to 8.3pm, Monday to Friday, and from 8am to 5pm on Saturday.
  3. Module III - this has an open and distance learning mode where modules are given to students to  read/study.
  4. Online learning

 

COURSE DURATION

Minimum 8 Semesters

Maximum 16 Semesters

 

ATTACHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Kenya Meteorological Department

ICPAC

 

CONTACT OF SUPPORT PERSONS

Dr F. J. Opija

Cellphone No. +254 721 531 908

 

Mr. B. M. Watitwa

Cellphone No. +254 712 230 635

 

NOTABLE ALUMNI

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STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE

The course structure for B.Sc. Meteorology follows the 4:3:1:1 unit system as follows:

  • First year: Meteorology (3), Mathematics (3), Physics (3), BCUC (3)
  • Second year: Meteorology (4), Mathematics (4), Physics (4)
  • Third year: Meteorology (10)
  • Fourth year: Meteorology (10)

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INTRODUCTION

  1. The Common Regulations for the Bachelor of Science Degree in the University of Nairobi shall apply.
  2. Subject to Regulation 2.1, candidates with the following qualifications shall be admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Meteorology degree programme:
  • KCSE Certificate, or its equivalent from an institution recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate, with minimum aggregate of C+ (C plus) and at least a grade of C+ in both mathematics and physics or chemistry.
  • Advanced Level (A-level) (EAACE or KACE) Certificate, or its equivalent from an institution recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate, with principal passes in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry.
  • KCSE Certificate or its equivalent from an institution recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate, plus a post O-level Diploma with at least credit pass in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry.
  • EACE or KCE Certificate, or its equivalent from an institution recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate, plus a post O-level Diploma with at least credit in Mathematics and Physics.
  • Advanced Meteorological Technician Course (WMO-Class II Certificate) with at least a pass
  • Middle-level Meteorological Technician Course (WMO-Class III Certificate) with at least a distinction from an Institute for Meteorological Training and Research (IMTR)

 

ADMISSION INTAKE PERIOD

Admissions for this program is done once in a year. For more information about this, kindly visit the link below:

UoN Admissions Office

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CAREERS IN METEOROLOGY

Research Assistant

 

 

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN METEOROLOGY - I10      
YEAR 1 -12UNITS      
  Semester 1 Semester 2 TOTALS
TUITION 144,000 144,000 288,000
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000) 6,000 6,000 12,000
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR) 7,000 0 7,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250) 2,250 2,250 4,500
ID CARD ( PER YEAR) 1,000 0 1,000
CAUTION - (ONCE) 5,000   5,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR) 1,000   1,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR) 6,500   6,500
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR) 2,000   2,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR) 4,000   4,000
Total- Meteorology Year 1 178,750 152,250 331,000
       
YEAR 2 -12UNITS      
  Semester 1 Semester 2 TOTALS
TUITION 144,000 144,000 288,000
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000) 6,000 6,000 12,000
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR) 7,000 0 7,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250) 2,250 2,250 4,500
ID CARD ( PER YEAR) 1,000 0 1,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR) 1,000   1,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR) 6,500   6,500
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR) 2,000   2,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR) 4,000   4,000
Total- Meteorology Year 2 173,750 152,250 326,000
       
YEAR 3 -10UNITS      
  Semester 1 Semester 2 TOTALS
TUITION 144,000 144,000 288,000
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000) 5,000 5,000 10,000
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR) 7,000 0 7,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250) 2,250 2,250 4,500
ID CARD ( PER YEAR) 1,000 0 1,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR) 1,000   1,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR) 6,500   6,500
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR) 2,000   2,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR) 4,000   4,000
Total- Meteorology Year 3 172,750 151,250 324,000
       
YEAR 4 -10UNITS      
  Semester 1 Semester 2 TOTALS
TUITION 144,000 144,000 288,000
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000) 5,000 5,000 10,000
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR) 7,000   7,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250) 2,250 2,250 4,500
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR) 1,000 0 1,000
ID CARD ( PER YEAR) 1,000   1,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR) 6,500   6,500
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR) 2,000   2,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR) 4,000   4,000
Total- Meteorology Year 4 172,750 151,250 324,000
       
Grand TOTALS     1,305,000
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