Bachelor of Arts In Planning


    Bachelor of Arts In Planning

    1. The course is covered in seventy (70) course units consisting of lecturers, studio, workshops, class presentations, field work, demonstrations, supervisions/consultation and professional attachment.

    2. Two contact hours will be equivalent to one lecture.

    3. Students will undergo continuous assessment by written assignments and/or class presentations and/or studio.

    4. Each candidate will be required to take all the course units shown during the semester. Each course unit will be 45 contact hours. The course units are provided as follows:-

    • 1st year - 16 units

    • 2nd year - 18 units

    • 3rd year - 18 units

    • 4th year - 18 units

    5. Each academic year shall be divided into two semesters.

    • The Common regulations for the Bachelor of Arts degrees for all faculties of Arts will apply:

    • For JAB selected candidates, the following subject clusters shall apply:_

    1. Maths

    2. Any group II

    3. Any group III

    4. 2nd group II or

    • 2nd group III

    • Any group IV

    • Any group V

    The following shall also be eligible for admission into the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Planning A holder of KCSE or equivalent: Overall Grade C+. A minimum of Grade C+ at the KCSE or bridging/Pre-University certificate examination in the following subject clusters English; chemistry or biology; geography; agriculture; building construction or drawing and design.  A holder of KACE (A-level) or equivalent; two principal passes in mathematics or economics and any of the following subjects: geography, biology, physics, chemistry, history and a credit in English language at KCSE or equivalent examination. A holder of ordinary diploma: KNEC diploma in land surveying, cartography, GIS/RS, photogrammetry, building construction, architecture, applied sciences or related fields with a credit pass or equivalent, or diploma certificates from science and technical colleges with credit pass in mathematics, geography, agriculture, forestry or agricultural engineering. A holder of University degree: A holder of a degree or its equivalent from a recognized University in the following subjects: economics, mathematics, geography, land surveying, architecture, building economics, planning, agriculture, design or any other relevant degree.

    Bachelor of Arts In Planning

    Bachelor of Arts In Planning

    Exam Regulations

    Examinations shall be conducted as follows:-

    1. A candidate shall be allowed to sit for examinations only when he/she has satisfactorily attended a minimum of Two Thirds (2/3) of the prescribed course contact hours.

    2. Examinations shall consist of written papers, projects, studios and portfolios.

    3. All course units except projects, studios/portfolios shall be examined during the semester in which they are taken. Such examinations shall consist of continuous assessment, course test and end of semester examinations. The end of semester examinations shall account for 70% of the total marks, while continuous assessment shall account for 30%.

    4. All studio and portfolio examination shall be conducted at the end of the academic year in which they are taken.

    5. In each case, all studio and presentation technique portfolios will be equivalent to three course units; planning research Project, and Portfolio Four course units, and Planning Development Project Portfolio Five course units.

    6. The Pass Mark for each Course Unit shall be 40%.

    7. In order to proceed to the next year of study, a candidate shall have:-

    • Passed all the course units taken for the year of study or,

    • Failed in not more than four (4) course units and obtained an aggregate mark of 40%.

    8. A candidate shall be allowed to carry forward up to an equivalent four (4) failed course units in a year of study. Examinations for all courses carried forward shall be taken at the next ordinary University examinations.

    9. A candidate who fails Studio/Portfolio examinations only as defined in regulation above may on recommendation of the Faculty Board of Examiners and approval by Senate be allowed to re-submit a failed studio/portfolio project within three months from the date results of ordinary University examinations are released.

    10. Any candidate who:

    • Obtains less than aggregate mark of 40% and fails in more than four (40 course units and obtains more than nine (9) course units,


    • Fails in the re-submitted studio/portfolio examinations shall be on recommendation of the Faculty Board of Examiners and approved by the Senate be Not Allowed to proceed to the next year of study until he/she has satisfied the regulation above.

    11. A candidate who:

    • re-sits a course unit will not be subjected to rule above.

    • Re-submits a studio/portfolio project under regulation will be expected to attend studios and be available to critics as appropriate.

    12. Any candidate who:

    • Has failed more than 9 course units, or

    • Has failed in any course unit after four (4) attempts or

    • Has attended the course for more than twice the prescribed period of study for degree programme shall on the recommendation of the Faculty Board of Examiners and approval by the Senate, be DISCONTINUED.

    13. A pass obtained in a re-sit examination shall be 40% in the students academic record.

    14. Compensation may be allowed in a maximum of two failed course units only in any year of study, provided the mark for the failed subject is between 35% and 39% inclusive and the average mark for the candidate is 50%or above. The compensation shall not apply to Studio/Portfolio, and Planning Research Project and Planning Deve