Best university courses in Kenya: According to the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) data on students’ placement to universities, most top-performing students compete to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses, as they are considered prestigious.
The data shows that the most competitive courses in universities in Kenya are Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, architectural studies, Bachelor of Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering), Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Computer Science and Bachelor of Science, Information. Here’s a complete list of the top popular courses in no specific ranking order:
1. Bachelor of Science in Electronic and Electrical Engineering
This is one of the best university courses in Kenya. Statistics show that most applicants want to pursue this course at Jomo Kenyatta University, University of Nairobi and Kenyatta University.
Almost every industry requires engineers for their operations. This is why electrical and civil engineering courses are among the most competitive courses in Kenya.
2. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
This is another top pick in the list of best university courses in Kenya: Civil engineering is still considered one of the best courses to study. KUCCPS report indicates that over 3,788 students apply for this program. Research suggests that graduates in this field get engineering jobs faster and earn more than their counterpart degree holders.
3. Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
Medicine and surgery are considered by a majority as one of the hardest courses you can pursue yet remain among the most competitive. This course is mainly pursued at the University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University, and Moi University.
4. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
New technologies are emerging every now and then. As a result, institutions and companies will require computer science professionals to help integrate information technology into their business operations.
5. Bachelor of Architecture
With the real estate industry growing at a high rate, the demand for architects continues to rise. With this in mind, so many students are interested in studying Architecture.
6. Bachelor of Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering)
Aeronautical Engineering involves the design, production, maintenance and disposal of aircraft, aeronautical products, equipment, systems and associated services used in the aviation industry.
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7. Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN, BScN) also known in some countries as a Bachelor of Nursing (BN) or Bachelor of Science (BS) with a Major in Nursing is an academic degree in the science and principles of nursing.
8. Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine
The program has been designed to recognize that its graduates will have advanced training in basic sciences, and clinical and community health in order to provide health care that will integrate curative and preventive health care.
9. Bachelor of Law
The program is aimed at producing competent lawyers of character, equipped for legal practice and other law related careers.
10. Bachelor of Science, Information
The BSc Information Sciences program is a broad-based course recognizing that today’s information professions are drawing closer together.
The techniques and tools of information provision and Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) are becoming common ground between librarians, information technologists, records managers, archivists, and publishers.