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Bachelor of Science in Spatial Planning

Entry Requirements
The minimum university entry mean grade of C+ in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education and have a minimum grade C+ in the following subjects:
i. Group I: Mathematics
ii. Group I: English/Kiswahili
iii. Group II: Biology/Chemistry/Physics and one other subject from any of the following groups:
iv. Group III: History and Government, Geography, Christian Religious Education/ Islamic Religious Education/Hindu Religious Education
v. Group IV: Home Science, Art and Design, Agriculture, Woodwork, Metalwork, Building Construction, Power Mechanics, Electricity, Drawing and Design, Aviation Technology, Computer Studies
vi. Group V: French, German, Arabic, Kenyan Sign Language, Music, Business Studies.
OR
At least two principle passes in Mathematics or economics and any of the following subjects: Geography, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, History and credit pass in English language at KCE or equivalent examination. OR Approved Diploma recognised by Kenyatta University Senate in land surveying, cartography, GIS/RS, building construction, architecture, applied sciences or related fields with a credit pass may be admitted.

Examinations
Kenyatta University examination regulations shall apply. The final written examination will constitute of 70% of the total marks while workshop practice work, continuous assessment tests and assignments will constitute of 30%.
The pass mark for all courses shall be 40%. Each unit shall be marked out of a 100. The marks shall be transferred into literal grades as follows:
a) 70-100% - Grade A
b) 60-69% - Grade B
c) 50-59% -Grade C
d) 40-49% - Grade D
e) 39% marks and below - FAIL

Supplementary Examinations
a) A candidate who fails not more than half the units per academic year at the ordinary examination shall be required to sit a supplementary examination in all the failed units during the supplementary period immediately following the ordinary examinations.
b) A candidate who fails more than half the units taken in an academic year shall not proceed to the next academic year and shall be required to retake the units failed and be served with an academic warning by the Dean.
c) A candidate who fails a unit in a supplementary examination shall not be allowed to proceed to the next academic year and shall be required to retake the units when next offered.
d) A candidate who fails a practical examination shall be required to re-submit.
e) A candidate who fails to re-submit a practical examination shall be discontinued.
f) A candidate who fails in the re-submitted examination shall not be allowed to proceed to the next academic level and shall be required to retake the failed units.

Industrial Attachment
a) A candidate must satisfactorily undertake industrial attachment and pass the industrial training before proceeding to the next level of study.
b) A candidate who fails in industrial attachment shall not be allowed to graduate.
c) The industrial attachment shall be assessed as either a pass or a fail.

Discontinuation
a) A student who fails in all units in any one semester will be discontinued.
b) A student whose cumulative failures after an academic warning from the previous semesters are more than half the units taken in two consecutive semesters shall be discontinued.
c) Any Appeal against discontinuation shall be addressed to the Vice-Chancellor.

Completion
A candidate who fails to complete a degree programme in double the duration of the programme shall be discontinued.

Certification
The programme will lead to the award of Bachelor of Science in Spatial Planning.

List of Units Across Semesters
Course Code Course Code and Title
Level 100
Semester I
UCU 100: Communication Skills
UCU103: Introduction to Creative and Critical Thinking
ABE101: Introduction to Geo-Physical Environment
BSP101: Introduction to theory of Planning
BSP103: History and Development of Planning
BSP105: Studio I: Presentation, Visual and Graphic Communication I

Semester II
UCU104: Entrepreneurship
ABE102: Land Survey in the Built Environment
BSP102: Statistics for Planners
BSP104: Social and community planning
BSP106: Economics for Planners
BSP108: Quantitative Techniques for planners
BSP110: Studio I: Presentation, Visual & Graphic Communication II

Level 200
Semester I
BSP201: Planning Theory and Methodology
BSP203: Principles of Environmental Planning and Management
BSP205: Remote sensing in Planning
BSP207: Rural Planning Principles and Techniques
BSP209: Natural Resource Use Valuation and Management
BSP211: Studio II: Introduction to site analysis and design for planning

Semester II
BSP202: GIS and Spatial data systems in Planning
BSP204: Participatory Planning Strategies
BSP206: County Governance and Planning
BSP208: Planning for Climate change adaptation and mitigation
BSP210: Demography and Population dynamics
BSP212: Studio III: Rural Planning

Level 300
Semester I
ABE301: Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit in the Built Environment
BSP301: Urban Design for planners
BSP303: Urban Planning principles and techniques
BSP305: Planning for Urban Housing & Community Facilities
BSP307: Planning for Utilities, Services and Waste Management
BSP309: Urban Economics for Spatial Planners
BSP311: Studio IV: Urban Planning I

Semester II
ABE302: Research methods
BSP302: Infrastructure Planning
BSP304: Urban Renewal, Regeneration and Upgrading
BSP306: Development control and enforcement In Planning
BSP308: Recreation, conservation and tourism planning
BSP310: Studio IV: Urban Planning II

Trimester
BSP312: Planning Field Attachment

Level 400
Semester I
BSP401: Planning Policy and Project Management Techniques
BSP403: Planning Law and Regulation
BSP405: Transportation Planning and Management
BSP407: Planning Development and Management: Project Case Study
BSP409: Studio V: Regional Planning I

Semester II
BSP402: Regional Development Policies and Principles
BSP404: Seminar on New Concepts and Innovations in Planning
BSP406: Professional Practice and Ethics
BSP408: Studio V: Regional Planning II
BSP410: Planning Research project

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