Dept. of Chemical Science and Technology

Department of Chemical Science and Technology

Dr.-Austin-O.-AluochThe Department of Chemical Science and Technology (DCST) is one of the departments under the School of Physical and Applied Sciences (SPAS) at the Kenya Polytechnic University College (KPUC). The Chairman of the Department coordinates the activities of the Department, which offers Bachelors, Diploma and Higher Diploma courses in Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology.
At DCST, we give our students the tools in Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology to deliver quality services and make quality products that meet the ever changing human needs. We teach them to design, build, evaluate, and improve complex chemical, biological, and material systems. Our Chemical Technologists and Chemistry graduates leave with the knowledge to apply chemical and biological principles to benefit humanity, protect the environment, and build the future.
Career Opportunities: Careers in chemical Technology are more rewarding today than ever. Technologists are in high demand for bringing valuable skills to the development of new products, processing meAhods and materials. Chemical technologists work in every aspect of the chemical process industry from basic research to hazardous waste management. Research and development technologists work in experimental laboratories and process control technologists work in manufacturing or other industrial plants. Technologists operate many kinds of equipment and instrumentation, set-up apparatus for chemical reactions, prepare compounds, monitor commercial production, test for product quality, and collect and analyze samples produced through organic synthesis. Technologists also work in data management, quality assurance and shipping to provide technical support and expertise for these functions. Consequently, chemical technologists from Kenya Polytechnic University College are employed in government research institutions, universities; pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies, oil companies. However, the largest number of our chemical technologist get employment in industries such as polymer, biotechnology, consumer products, paint, soap, fragrance with well defined career ladders.
Courses Offered
  • Bachelor of Technology in Applied Chemistry (Industrial Chemistry)
  • Bachelor of Technology in Applied Chemistry (Analytical Chemistry)
  • Bachelor of Philosophy in Technology (Industrial Chemistry)
  • Bachelor of Philosophy in Technology (Analytical Chemistry)
  • Diploma in Technology in Applied Chemistry (Analytical Chemistry)
  • Diploma in Technology in Applied Chemistry (Industrial Chemistry)
  • Diploma in Technology in Applied Chemistry (Analytical Chemistry)
  • Higher Diploma in QC, TQM, QMS

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