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Bachelor of Technology in Architecture program

Technical University of Kenya

Bachelors Degree Program

Course Details

Course Overview

Bachelor of Technology in Architecture degree programme at Technical University of Kenya, TUK.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Candidate for admission must have satisfied the Universitys general admission criteria, in addition to which they must also have attained the required minimum grades at the KCSE examination in the subjects shown below;

  • English or Kiswahili
  • Physics or Physical Science
  • Mathematics
  • History and Government
    • or Geography
    • or Social Education and Ethics
    • or Building Construction
    • or Art and Design/ Drawing & Design
    • or Drawing and Design

Categories of Applicants
Candidates shall be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Architecture degree in the School of Architecture and Built Environment in the following categories:

KCSE Candidates

The basic admissions requirement shall be the minimum entry requirements set for entry into the public universities, which is at least an average grade of C+ in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

In addition, candidates are expected to have performed well in the following cluster of subjects in KCSE examinations, but at any rate shall have obtained at least a grade of C+ in each of the cluster subjects:
Cluster Subjects

  • Physics,
  • Chemistry,
  • Biology/any Group III/any Group IV/any Group V.

KCSE Subject Grouping

  • Group I : English; (ii) Kiswahili (iii) Mathematics
  • Group II : Biology, (ii) Physics, (iii) Chemistry
  • Group III : History and Government, (ii) Geography, (iii) Christian Religious Education, (iv) Islamic Religious Education, (v) Hindu Religious Education
  • Group IV : Home Science, (ii) Art and Design, (iii) Agriculture, (iv) Aviation Technology, (v) Computer Studies
  • Group V : French, (ii) German, (iii) Arabic, (iv) Music, (v) Business Studies

A-Levels or Equivalent


Candidates should have a minimum of two (2) principal passes in Mathematics and Physics and a subsidiary level pass in Chemistry with a credit pass in English at O-Level.

TEP Diploma or Equivalent

Candidates with a TIVET (KNEC) Diploma in Architecture of the Kenya Polytechnical University or an equivalent qualification

Diploma of Technology in Architecture (Dip Tech Arch) or Equivalent


Candidates with a Diploma of Technology in Architecture (Dip Tech Arch) of the Kenya Polytechnical University or an equivalent qualification

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