|Degree Code:||I605||Degree Name:||MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY|
|Degree Description:||Click to View|
|Admission Requirements||View Details|
a) The common regulations for the Masters degrees in the School of Physical Sciences shall apply.
(b) In addition to meeting (a) above, candidates wishing to register for Master of Science in Industrial Chemistry must have any of the following:
(i) A degree of the University of Nairobi of at least an Upper Second Class Honours in Chemistry or equivalent from any other institution recognized by the Senate.
(ii) A lower Second Class honours degree of the University of Nairobi in Chemistry or equivalent from any other institution recognized by the Senate plus at least two years relevant research/work experience.
(iii) A pass degree of the University of Nairobi in Chemistry or equivalent from any other institution recognized by the Senate plus at least five years relevant research/work experience
In the first year all students are required to take ten units. Eight of these are the Core Units and the remaining two chosen from the elective units. On successful completion of the first year, students devote the second year to research in a given area and writing up of an MSc Thesis.
|Duration and Mode of Study||View Details|
(i) The course shall be evaluated in terms of units; a course unit being defined as series of 45 one- hour lecture equivalents. For this purpose one 1-hour lecture is equivalent to one 2-hour tutorial or one 3-hour practical or any combination of these that may be recommended by the School Board and approved by Senate.
(ii) The course consists of coursework, continuous assessment, written examination and a research project.
(iii) The continuous assessment shall comprise tests, assignments, practical in certain units and term papers.
(iv) The candidate shall be required to take 10 course units; 9 of which shall be core and 1 elective.
(v) In second year the candidate shall undertake a mandatory research and thesis equivalent to eight course units.
(vi) The course shall be covered in a minimum of four (4) and maximum of eight (8) semesters of 15 weeks each.
Mode of study
Day programme: MONDAY- FRIDAY 8 AM -5 PM
Evening programme: This is tailored for those working during normal working hours. MONDAY- FRIDAY 5.30 PM - 8.30 PM; SATURDAY 8 AM - 5 PM
|Examinations Regulations||View Details|
1 Written examinations
1.1 A candidate shall not be allowed to sit any examination unless he or she has attended at least two thirds of the total lecture hours.
1.2 Each unit shall be examined by a two hour written examination at the end of the semester during which the course is offered.
1.3 The end of semester examination shall constitute 70% of the total marks in each course unit while the continuous assessment shall constitute 30%. Continuous assessment shall comprise of assignments, tests, term papers and practicals where applicable.
1.4 Pass mark for each course unit shall be 50%
1.5 In order to proceed to the second year, a candidate must pass in all ten course units.1.6 A candidate who fails in not more than two course units (score of 40—49 %) shall be allowed to take supplementary examinations in the failed units in accordance with The School of Physical Sciences’ Regulations and Senate's approval
1.7 A candidate who scores less than 40 % in a unit shall be discontinued
1.8 The maximum score for a supplementary examination shall be 50%.
1.9 A candidate who fails in more than three courses or does not pass in the supplementary examinations shall be discontinued from the programme.
C. OTHER CHARGES:
D. All fees due should be paid before registration can be effected.
E. Appropriate field work fee shall be charged separately.
F. These are the minimum recommended research funds in each category.
Fees will be payable by Money Order or Bankers Cheques only drawn in favour of University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services (UNES) Limited.
The Fees indicated below do not include accommodation, personal maintenance costs, books and stationery.
A book allowance of about 40,000/= will be required.
|objectives of the course||View Details|
Analytical chemistry is the science of measurement and identification of the chemical compounds that underlie most aspects of modern life and plays a central part within the chemical industry. It also involves the processing and communication of information about the composition and structure of matter.
This is a new program that the Department is introducing for the first time. Its introduction has been occasioned by the large number of graduates in other related disciplines of chemistry who intend to proceed to post-graduate level in analytical chemistry. In addition to the traditional chemistry areas, the course covers research methods, chemical separation and instrumentation and statistics and chemometrics.
Postgraduate students in analytical chemistry will acquire skills that will enable them develop new methods for use of instruments in the analysis of chemical compounds.
The Objectives of the programme shall be to train and equip the students
|Level : 1|
|Semester: Non Specified|
|Course Code||Course Name||Course Hours|
|SCI503||Chemical And Biochemical Reaction Technology||45||View Description|
Chemical And Biochemical Reaction Technology Description
Reactor design and kinetics of homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions; Global rate of reaction; Effect of transport processes on selectivity in series and parallel reactions; Rate equations for surface reactions; Heat effects in reactors; Non-ideal flow: Residence time distribution, age distribution, dispersion model, fluidized bed model, rate of reaction in fixed and fluidized bed reactors; Three phase reactors, slurry and trickle bed reactors, micro-reactors; Fermentation; Classification and configuration of bioreactors; Basic kinetic models for biological growth used in bio-reaction modeling; Non-ideal flow effects: Effects of mixing and shear in bio-reaction systems; Harvesting, isolation and purification of bio-products.
|SCI502||Advanced Heat And Mass Transfer||45||View Description|
Advanced Heat And Mass Transfer Description
Review of steady state heat transfer; Local and overall heat transfer coefficients; Heat transfer from extended surfaces; Heat conduction in rectangular and cylindrical co-ordinates; Free and forced convection in heating and cooling; Dropwise and film condensation; Radiation heat transfer; Single and multipass heat exchangers; Heat transfer units; Correction of logarithmic mean temperature difference; Industrial air conditioning and refrigeration; Heat economy and advances in heat transfer; Mass transfer: Local and overall mass transfer co-efficients; Gas absorption: Choice of solvent for absorption, minimum liquid-gas ratio for absorbers, height equivalent to a transfer unit in continuous contact equipments; Distillation: Enthalpy concentration diagrams, Use of Ponchon Savarit method in the design of multistage tray towers and packed towers; Solvent extraction: Choice of solvent for extraction, binodal solubility curves, single stage and multi stage cross and countercurrent extraction, differential extractors; Drying: Rate of batch drying, calculations for cross and through circulation drying, rate of drying for continuous driers, hold-up in rotary driers; Advanced material and heat balance calculations.
|SCI501||Fluid Mechanics And Separation Processes||45||View Description|
Fluid Mechanics And Separation Processes Description
Flow of compressible and incompressible fluids in pipes, nozzles and open channel; flow through packed and fluidized beds; Flow measurement; Review of dimensional analysis; Selection and sizing of pressure and vacuum producing devices: Pumps, compressors and ejectors; Mixing: Agitation, homogenization and dispersion; Use of model laws in scale up of mixing equipment; Motion of particles through fluids: Terminal settling velocity of particles under Stoke’s law; Intermediate and Newton’s range in free and hindered settling; Selection and sizing of pressure and vacuum filters; Application of membrane filtration in micro-filtration, reverse osmosis, dialysis, membrane distillation, gas permeation and use of liquid membranes; Application of nanotechnology in filtration; Advances in separation technology.
|DOM604||Total Quality Management (elective)||45||View Description|
Total Quality Management (elective) Description
History, rationale and basic principles of total quality management (TQM); Scope and requirements of TQM effort; TQM tools; Principles of process improvement; TQM implementation; ISO 9000 standards; Business process re-engineering.
|DOM602||Project Management||45||View Description|
Project Management Description
Definition of a project; project initiation; project preparation, analysis and identification; Project evaluation and selection; Project planning; Project control systems; Negotiation and conflict resolution in projects; Project implementation; Monitoring and evaluation.
|DOM506||Production And Operations Management (elective)||45||View Description|
Production And Operations Management (elective) Description
Production systems; Inputs, processes, outputs and productivity; Design of production systems; Inventory management; Scheduling; Reliability and maintenance; Quality control; Total quality management.
|DMS502||Research Methods||45||View Description|
Research Methods Description
Overview of business research; Role of business research; the research process; Quantitative and qualitative research techniques; Critical approaches: Text and discourse analysis; Problem definition and research proposal; Research designs and samples; Data collection, measurement and scaling; Data analysis; Communicating research results; Ethical issues in business research
|SCH522||Advanced Electrochemistry (elective)||45||View Description|
Advanced Electrochemistry (elective) Description
Electrified interface, the basis of electrodics; The double-layer, the dipole potential difference, the special position of mercury in double-layer studies; The competition between water and organic molecules at electrified interfaces; The Butler-Volmer equation; Equilibrium exchange current density and the non-equilibrium current density, over potential in non-polarizable and polarizable interfaces; Polarization, mechanism of charge transfer: Limiting current density and its practical importance; Polarography and the Ilkovic equation; Hydrogen evolution and electronation of oxygen and their effect on corrosion and the stability of metals.
|SCH521||Advanced Chemical Thermodynamics||45||View Description|
Advanced Chemical Thermodynamics Description
Real gases: Equation of state and reduced equations, Hm, Cp and Sm for a real gas; Solutions, fugacity of solutions, activity and choice of standard states; Dilute solution and activity coefficients; Deby-Huckel theory of the derivation of activity coefficients (solvent-solute-solvent); Phase equilibria: Two, three and more phases in equilibria, multi-component systems using Gibbs-Duhem equation; Experimental methods; Different forms of calorimetric methods.
|SCI508||Surveys Of Chemical Process Industries (elective)||45||View Description|
Surveys Of Chemical Process Industries (elective) Description
Study of the following group of industries with respect to classification, raw materials, manufacturing processes, chemistry and process principles, product structural features and analysis, innovations, emerging scientific, technical and economic issues: Drugs and pharmaceuticals; Fertilizers and agrochemicals; Food and fermentation Industry; Pigments and dyestuffs; Surface coatings and adhesives; Soaps, detergents and cosmetics; Petroleum, petrochemicals and polymers; Textiles and paper; Electrolytically manufactured chemicals; Basic chemicals including acids and alkalis; Ceramics including cement; Sustainability, environmental and energy aspects of the industrial processes.
|SCI507||Chemical Process Control||45||View Description|
Chemical Process Control Description
Review of process control purposes; Design aspects of a process control system; Hardware for process control system; Control valves; Development of mathematical models, modeling considerations for control purposes; Linearization of non-linear systems; Laplace transforms and their use in solution of linear differential equations; Transfer functions and the input-output models. Dynamic behaviour of control systems. Feedback control system; Stability analysis and transient response to a control system;Feed forward and ratio control; Plant and process control; Practicals
|SCI506||Advanced Material Science||45||View Description|
Advanced Material Science Description
Surface technologies and testing of materials; Standards and quality assurance; Structure and chemical, mechanical and electrical properties of materials: Metals, ceramics, polymers, wood, composites; Non-destructive testing of materials: Use of X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscope for analysis of metallics, ceramics, polymerics and composites; Surface characterization and structure determination; Selection of materials of construction for chemical plant equipment, structures and packaging; Fabrication of products from various materials; Material design, properties, application, evaluation, processing, degradation and protection; Nanoscience and nanotechnology; Clusters and colloids; Sensors, microsensor arrays and semiconductors; Micro-electromechanical systems.
|SCI505||Wastewater And Solid Waste Management Technologies||45||View Description|
Wastewater And Solid Waste Management Technologies Description
Water chemistry: pH, alkalinity, reserve basicity, conductivity, solubility phase equilibria, oxidation-reduction; Chemical and microbial analysis of water, water pollution; River systems and waste water treatment analogy, wastewater biochemical oxygen demand, chemical oxygen demand, biological oxidation of wastewater, aerobic and anaerobic systems; trickling filters; activated sludge process; Aerated lagoons, wetlands, stabilization ponds, nitrification and denitrification; Sludge concentration, aerobic and anaerobic sludge digestion, sludge conditioning and drying; Theoretical concepts involved in the design and operation of wastewater treatment systems: Reaction kinetics and other parameters affecting waste removal; Mass transfer and gas transfer; mixing, coagulation, flocculation, flotation, sedimentation, filtration; Solid waste and resource recovery, solid wastes management systems; Refuse collection and transfer systems; Solid waste disposal, recycling, incineration; Environmental law; Principles of environmental impact assessment and auditing. Practicals.
|SCI504||Advanced Polymer Chemistry And Technology||45||View Description|
Advanced Polymer Chemistry And Technology Description
Structure, characteristics and properties of polymers and polymeric materials; Chemistry of the formation of polymers, design and synthesis of commercial polymers; Bulk, solution, suspension and emulsion polymerization; Molecular weight and molecular weight distribution; Bio-organic chemistry: Structure and function of biopolymers, polymer biosynthesis; Advances in polymer and biopolymer synthesis; Manufacturing processes for poly- olefins, vinyls, acrylics, amides, esters, urethanes and carbonates; Manufacture, curing and applications of alkyds, phenolics, amino and epoxy resins; Inorganic polymers and specialty polymers; Polymer viscoelasticity, diffusion and failure mechanisms; Polymer rheology; Flow of polymers through circular, slit and complex dies; Forming techniques for end item fabrication including extrusion, injection moulding, thermoforming and blow moulding.
|DSM508||Entrepreneurship (elective)||45||View Description|
Entrepreneurship (elective) Description
Nature of entrepreneurship; The person of an entrepreneur; Entrepreneurial process; new venture planning; Financing a business venture; Strategy for a new venture; Managing the growth and development of a business venture; Trends and issues in entrepreneurship development in Kenya; Family business dimension of entrepreneurship; Corporate venturing/intrapreneurship.
|Level : 2|
|Semester: Non Specified|
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A candidate identifies a research topic and develops a concept paper; the student is allocated at least two supervisors from among the academic members of staff to assist the student develop a research proposal; the student presents the proposal at a departmental seminar where the audience critiques the research proposal and makes appropriate recommendations for changes to improve it; the student submits the proposal to the Board of Postgraduate Studies through the Dean of School, for approval; the student conducts the research according to the proposal and under the supervision of the supervisors; the student analyses and presents the results at a departmental seminar for critique and review; the student finalizes the research in a form of thesis for examination.