MASTER OF SCIENCE IN METEOROLOGY

Overview

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Meteorology offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Meteorology. The Master of Science programme is designed to equip students with advanced knowledge and skills in practical application of Meteorology.

The objectives of the programme are to:

  1. Provide students, having a background in Meteorology, with advanced theoretical and applied knowledge in Meteorology.
  2. Equip the students with tools necessary for them to work in operational, research and training institutions.
  3. Expose the students to areas of current research and applied meteorological interests.

 

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

 

ATTACHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Any Meteorological Institutes/Offices

 

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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COURSE STRUCTURE AND DURATION

  • The course consists of 6 core units, 6 electives and a research project.
  • The minimum duration of the course shall be four semesters and a maximum of twelve semesters each of 15 weeks.
  •  A course unit shall be defined as consisting of 45 contact hours of lectures, tutorials and practicals.
  •  Candidates shall be required to take at least 3 course units and a maximum of 6 course units in a semester.
  •  The candidate shall take 6 core units, 6 electives and a research project in meteorology.

Course Outline

CODE                                              TITLE                                                                 

Core courses

SMR 601:            Advanced Dynamic Meteorology 
SMR 602:            Synoptic Meteorology 
SMR 603:            General Circulation of the atmosphere 
SMR 604:            Tropical Meteorology 
SMR 606:            Remote Sensing and Satellite Meteorology 
SMR 689:            Research Methods and Computer applications in Meteorology
SMR 690:            Research Project (4 units) 
 

Elective
SMR 607:            Climatology 
SMR 608:            Atmospheric Thermodynamics and Convection 
SMR 609:            Cloud Physics and Weather Modification 

SMR 610:            Boundary Layer Meteorology 
SMR 611:            Atmospheric Physics
SMR 612:           Quantitative Methods 
SMR 613:           Numerical Weather Prediction 
SMR 614:           Physical Oceanography 
SMR 615:           Climate Dynamics 
SMR 616:           Atmospheric Pollution 
SMR 617:           Applied Hydrology 
SMR 618:           Renewable Energy Resources 
SMR 619:            Climate change 
SMR 620:            Agricultural Meteorology 
SMR 621:            Urban Climatology 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The common regulations governing the Masters Degree programmes in all faculties, institutes and schools shall apply. 

Holders of any of the following:

  1. A degree of the University of Nairobi of at least upper second in Meteorology or an equivalent qualification from any other institution recognised by the Senate.
  2. A lower second class degree of the University of Nairobi in Meteorology or an equivalent qualification from any other institution recognised by the Senate plus at least two years relevant research/work experience.
  3. A pass degree of the University of Nairobi in Meteorology or an equivalent qualification from any other institution recognised by the Senate, with a working experience of at least five years in a relevant research/ operational institution.
  4. A degree of the University of Nairobi in any science based discipline or an equivalent qualification from any other institution recognised by the Senate, plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Meteorology

TRANSFER OF CREDITS

A candidate may be exempted from some course units and credits transferred from institutions recognised by Senate, subject to the following conditions:

  1. Must have passed in similar course units at Masters level.
  2. Request for exemption should be made in writing, on admission, addressed through the Dean of the Faculty of Science, to the Director of Board of Postgraduate Studies, and must be accompanied by officially endorsed supporting documents including the institutions syllabuses for the relevant courses.
  3. Payment of appropriate exemption fees.
  4. No candidate shall be exempted from more that one third of the total number of units required in the course.

CAREERS IN METEOROLOGY

Research Assistants

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN METEOROLOGY - I581 YEAR 1   YEAR 2   TOTALS
Master of Science- Meteorology (16 units) Semester 1 - 4UNITS Semester 2 - 4UNITS Semester 1 - 4UNITS Semester 2 - 4UNITS  
TUITION 174,000 174,000 174,000 174,000 696,000
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000) 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 16,000
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR) 7,000 0 7,000 0 14,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250) 2,250 2,250 2,250 2,250 9,000
ID CARD ( PER YEAR) 1,000 0 1,000 0 2,000
CAUTION - (ONCE) 0 0 5,000 0 5,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR) 6,500 0 6,500 0 13,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR) 5,000 0 5,000 0 10,000
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR) 2,000 0 2,000 0 4,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR) 1,000 0 1,000 0 2,000
THESIS EXAMINATION 0   30,000   30,000
TOTALS 202,750 180,250 237,750 180,250 801,000
           
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