Bachelor of Science (Environmental and Bio-systems Engineering) and Potential Areas of Employment

The environment we live in supplies us with almost all the resources we need for our survival. Different technologies are used to extract some of these important resources. It is necessary that these technologies do not harm other equally important areas of the ecosystem which include air, water, soil, and other living beings. Environmental and bio-systems engineering therefore helps create technologies for the well-being of humans as well us the preservation and enhancement of the environment.

Bio-systems engineering integrates biological science with technology hence the skills may be applied to a wide array of biological applications. Environmental engineering on the other hand is a field that helps design environmental protection strategies for natural resources. The combination of these two fields applies the science and art of engineering to the design and management in the open systems of natural resources of air, soil and water in order to minimize the adverse impact of human activities and other processes on the natural environment.

This programme often leads to award of the degree in one of the following options:-
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Irrigation and Water Resources Engineering
  • Power and Machinery Engineering
  • Process and Food Engineering
  • Structures Engineering

Employment opportunities are in diverse areas including (but not limited to):-
  • Environmental Org e.g UNEP
  • Consulting firms Meitler Consulting Inc.
  • Oil and gas
  • Environmental Tech. companies e.g Millipere SAS
  • Research opportunities
  • Food and pharmaceuticals companies e.g Glaxosmithkline, Endeavor Africa

The course is offered in the university of Nairobi
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  1. Oh Science is really a complicated field. Before you state that it's fact you better do pass those theories and after that, you have make a conclusion. Conclusion that states your study is true.

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