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Applied Science

18. 09. 20
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Mr. Charles Chivatsi

Head of Department









The Applied Sciences Department has five (5) sections namely; Applied Biology, Analytical Chemistry, Medical Laboratory Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology and Science Laboratory Technology. Currently the Department offers certificate and diploma courses in some of the sections. With the recent elevation to a National Polytechnic, the department will expand the academic programmes and also offer Nutrition and Dietetics, Medical Engineering, Food Science Technology, Petroleum Geosciences, Chemical Engineering and Environmental Science and Technology. The Kabete National Polytechnic will soon offer degree programmes in collaboration with recognised universities.


The department has a current capacity of 600 students. With the introduction of the new programmes, the department will have an expanded student capacity of about 2000.

The department has aligned its training programmes with Technical and Vocational, Education and Training (TVET) and the Vision 2030 strategic thinking.


The Department has five state of the art laboratories. More laboratories will soon be constructed and equipped to meet the strategic expansion of the department to reflect the current status.

The department has sufficient lecture rooms and qualified teaching and non-teaching staff.

Internet facilities are available for learning and research.


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