Diploma Programmes
DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS DURATION &STUDY MODE TUITION FEES
-Diploma in Business Management

-Diploma in Accounting

-Diploma in Human Resource Management

-Diploma in Procurement & Logistics Mgt

-Diploma in Insurance and Risk Management

-Mean Grade C- at KCSE

-KCE Division III or equivalent qualification

4 semesters, Full-time or Work-based Day, Evening or Weekend 35,000/=/semester

24,000/=/block

Diploma in Computer Science  Mean grade C- in KCSE and C- in Math, C- in Phys or Physical Sciences, C- in either Kisw or English. OR O-level certificate with DIV 3 with a pass in Physics /Physical Sciences, Math and Kisw. OR A-level certificate with a subsidiary pass in math or Phys, and at least a credit pass in Phys/Physical Sciences at Ordinary level. OR Certificate in

Computer Science or equivalent recognized by the Chuka University Senate, plus Phys at KCSE or any other level.

4 semesters, Full-time or Work-based Day, Evening or Weekend 40,000/=/semester

30,000/=/block

Diploma in Animal Health and Production – KCSE mean grade C plain and at least grade C in Biology or Biological Sciences, C– in Chem or Physical Sciences, and C- in Math or Agriculture.

– KCE/EACE certificate with a Division II and at least a credit in Biology or Biological Sciences, Chemistry or Physical Sciences plus either Mathematics or Agriculture.

– Certificate in animal health and production from institutions recognized by Chuka University Senate 

– Credit in Agriculture/Range Management/Wildlife Health/Dairy Technology or equivalent with at least C- in KCSE or Division III at KCE, from institutions recognized by Chuka University Senate and Kenya Veterinary Board (KVB). -KACE (A-Level) certificate with at least one principal pass in Biology and at least a subsidiary pass and Chemistry -Diploma in biomedical discipline recognized by Chuka University Senate and Kenya Veterinary Board (KVB.

– Any other qualification equivalent to the above from an institution recognized by Chuka University Senate and KVB.

6 semesters, Full-time or Work-based Day, Evening or Weekend 35,000/=/semester

24,000/=/block

Diploma in Meat Science and Technology -KCSE mean grade C plain, and C in Bio or Biological Sci, C- in Chem or Physical Sci; and C- in Math or Agriculture 

– KCE/EACE Division II and a pass in Bio or Biological Sciences; Chem or Physical Sciences and Math, Phys or Agric

– KACE (A-Level) certificate with at least one principal pass in Biology and at least a subsidiary pass in Chemistry -A Certificate with at least a credit in Animal Health/Agriculture/Range Management/Wildlife Health/Dairy Technology with at least an aggregate of D at KCSE or Division III at KCE, from institutions recognized by the Senate.

6 semesters, Full-time or Work-based Day, Evening or Weekend 35,000/=/semester

24,000/=/block

Diploma in Farm Resources Management KCSE mean grade C-, and C- in Math, Biol or Chem, OR A certificate in related fields from Senate-recognised institution 6 semesters, Full-time or Work-based Day, Evening or Weekend 35,000/=/semester

24,000/=/block

-Diploma in Horticulture

-Diploma in Agriculture & Rural Development

Mean grade C- in KCSE, with a C- in Math, Biol or Chem, OR A certificate in horticulture/ agriculture or related fields from a Senate-recognised institution
Diploma in Tourism & Hotel Management Mean grade C- in KCSE, and C- in English and Kiswahili. OR A certificate in hospitality, tourism, travel and tour operations, hotel management or food and beverage management from institutions recognized by Senate. 6 semesters, Full-time or Work-based Day, Evening or Weekend 35,000/=/semester

24,000/=/block

Diploma in Wildlife Management Mean grade C- in KCSE, with a C- in English or Kisw, OR A relevant certificate from a Senate-recognised institution
Diploma in Education (Secondary Option) Mean grade C+ (plus) in KCSE, with a C+ in at least two teaching subjects 3 years; Full-time or

Work-based Day,

Evening or Weekend

36,000/=/semester

24,000/=/block

Diploma in Education (Primary Option) Mean grade C plain in KCSE, or C- with P 1 certificate and teaching experience of at least 2 years 2 years SB 24,000/=/block 
Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Development Education) Mean grade C plain in KCSE or equivalent. A certificate in early childhood development and / or other related courses from institutions recognized by the Senate. OR PTE certificate with at least a C- in KCSE or KCE Division III 3 years; Full-time or

Work-based Day,

Evening or Weekend

35,000/=/semester

24,000/=/block

Diploma in Agricultural Education & Extension Mean grade C plain in KCSE with C grade in Biol, Agriculture, Chem or Phys, and Math or Geography, OR A Certificate in agriculture or related field from a Senate-recognized institution 3 years; Full-time or

Work-based Day,

Evening or Weekend

36,000/=/semester

24,000/=/block

Diploma in Counselling Psychology Mean grade C- in KCSE and C- in English or Kisw, C- in Math. OR a Certificate in Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Guidance and Counselling, Education, Medical Health Professions, or Social Work, from Senate-recognized institutions 3 years; Full-time or

Work-based Day,

Evening or Weekend

35,000/=/semester

24,000/=/block

-Diploma in Community Development

-Diploma in Criminology & Security Studies

-Diploma in Disaster Management

-Diploma in Project Planning & Management

-Diploma in Social Work

-Diploma in Leadership & Public Administration

-Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication

Mean grade C- in KCSE, or its equivalent, OR A Certificate in related course from institutions recognized by the Chuka University Senate. 4 semesters, Full-time or Work-based Day, Evening or Weekend 35,000/=/semester

29,000/=/block

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 

(a) Applications should be on official forms available at Tharaka University College in Gatunga; Non-refundable fee of KES 2,000 for degree and diploma programmes and KES 1,000 for certificate courses to be deposited in the following accounts:

Bank Name Account Name: Tharaka University college Branch Account Number

 

Co-operative Bank Fees Collection Account Chuka 0112972400000
Equity Bank Fees Collection Account Chuka 021 0277753588

 

KCB Bank Fees Collection Account Chuka 1240985967
(c) Return forms to P. O. Box 193 – 60215 Marimanti.Attention should be: Director, Graduate School for postgraduate programmes, and Registrar (Academic) for Bachelor’s, Diploma and Certificate courses. Certified copies of certificates and original fee payment receipt MUST be attached to the application form and returned latest two weeks prior to the commencement dates given for the programmes.

(d) One Academic Year is equivalent to 2 semesters for full-time or 3 blocks for Holiday-Based mode.

(e) Diploma holders may take a shorter period to complete a Bachelor’s degree after credit transfer. 

Tharaka university College TELEPHONE LINES: 2007692,0202008549* NB: For all courses, separate Statutory Fees shall be indicated in admission letters