Bachelor of Science in Disaster Risk Management & Sustainable Development

/Bachelor of Science in Disaster Risk Management & Sustainable Development
Duration of the Programme

The Programme will run for a period of 4 years for 8 semesters

Mode of study

Full time and part-time via IODEL

Employment Opportunities
  1. Institutions of higher learning
  2. Government ministries
  3. Cooperative sector and banks
  4. Research institutions
  5. Non-governmental organizations
  6. Self-employment as a consultant
Programme Goal

Disaster Risk Management and Sustainable Development course is designed to equip graduates, with knowledge to identify, analyse, assess and successfully manage disaster risks for sustainable development.

The goals of the programme are:

  1. Provide a rich educational experience which will enable graduates to enter and succeed in different fields of employment and career.
  2. develop graduates with capacity to apply  knowledge to contribute to disaster risk reduction at high levels of policy formulation and implementation;
  3. Create keen interest in learners to pursue avenue for personal development lifelong learning.
  4. Through application of innovative teaching approaches develop graduates with critical, and explorative  mind who are able think and articulate issues in disaster risk management and sustainable development;
  5. Contribute in developing a pool of professionals in the country to manage increasing intensity and frequency of disasters in the country

Admission and Qualifications

Candidates wishing to study for bachelor of Disaster Management and Development must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements for the university and faculty of commerce requirements for admission.

  1. Be a holder of KCSE (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ and a minimum of C in both Mathematics and English or Kiswahili,

OR

  1. Be a holder of KACE certificate with a minimum of two principal passes and a minimum of a credit pass in Mathematics at KCE,

OR

  1. Be a holder of a relevant diploma with a credit pass that is recognized by the University senate.

OR

  1. Be a holder of any other qualification accepted by senate as equivalent to any of the above.
  2. The university and faculty regulations shall apply.

No candidate shall be registered for the bachelor of Disaster Management and Development without satisfying the minimum university requirement

Credit transfer
  1. Credit transfer will be allowed only from accredited institutions and programmes in line with CUE guidelines.
  2. Credit transfer will only be permitted to a maximum of 49% of the core units for similar programmes at the same level.
    Course Distribution per Semester and Academic Year

The distribution of the courses per semester and academic year for the four year period shall be as tabulated below.

 

  COURSE TITLE CONTACT HOURS
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1
Communication Skills 45
Introduction to Disasters 45
Computer Applications 45
Development Concepts and Applications 45
Quantitative Skills 45
Fundamentals of  Microeconomics 45
HIV& AIDS 45
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2
Co-operative Philosophy 45
Fundamentals of  Macroeconomics 45
Principles of Conservation & Resource Use 45
Fundamentals of Disaster Risk Reduction 45
Human & Physical Geography 45
Introduction to Development Studies 45
Environmental Biology 45
 
14 UNITS
630
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1
Co-operative Management 45
Natural and Human made Hazards and Disasters 45
Theory of Development 45
Introduction to Sociology 45
Principles of Ecology and Biodiversity 45
Principles and Practice of Management 45
Climatological Basis of Disaster Management 45
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2
Fundamentals National  Development 45
 Sustainable Development Theory and  Practice 45
Disasters and Society 45
Agriculture, Food Security  and Environment 45
Gender and Development 45
Principles of Disaster Management 45
Environmental Ethics 45
  14 UNITS 630
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1
Community Development Strategies 45
Disaster Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 45
Gender issues in Disaster risk Management 45
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing 1 45
Environmental Pollution and Control 45
Rural & Urban Development Planning 45
Disasters, environment and sustainable development 45
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2
Climate Change Vulnerability and  Adaptation- 45
Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction 45
Statistics for Social Scientists 45
Disaster Management Logistics 45
Ecosystem Management and Conservation 45
Environmental Technology For Sustainable Development 45
Research Methods 45
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 3
Industrial  Attachment 12 Weeks
  14 UNITS 630
YEAR 4 SEMESTER 1
Environmental Law and Policy 45
Post-Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery 45
Disaster preparedness and Planning 45
Globalization and Sustainable Development 45
Hazardous materials and waste Management 45
Urban Disaster Planning 45
Research Project 45
 
YEAR 4 SEMESTER 2
Research Project 45
Environmental Assessment 45
Corporate Disaster Preparedness & Risk analysis 45
Simulation & Modelling in Disaster Preparedness 45
Energy Resources and Environment 45
ELECTIVES( Students to select TWO)
Integrated Community Disaster Planning 45
GIS & remote sensing II 45
Eco-tourism 45
Environmental Degradation and Ecological Disasters 45
New and Emerging Disasters 45
Economics of Disasters 45
TOTAL 14 UNITS 630