BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN STATISTICS

Overview

Statistics is an informative science, in fact, the science and art of extracting meaning from seemingly incomprehensible data. Most sectors of human endeavor produce raw data.  Thus there is a lot of raw data that is usually stored in computer discs. Such undigested data is of no use until we can start to make sense of it.  Proper utilization of available resources in all sectors of an economy can accelerate the attainment of the aspirations of Vision 2030.

Statistics is a practical discipline which helps us to solve real problems in the real world. The field of Statistics provides the Scientist with some of the most useful techniques for evaluating ideas, testing theory and discovering the truth. The Scientist thus can make informed decisions by using Statistical methods. Statistics has applications in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computing (Statistical computing is a highly sought skill), and Economics, Finance, Psychology, Physics and Health industry. In all these fields evidence-based decision making impacts positively in proper utilization of available resources and spur Economic growth. The delivery of the programme is based on inter-faculty collaboration and the use of information technology (IT). The aim of this programme is to provide students with the opportunity to develop confidence and skills to apply statistical principles to solve practical problems in industry and public service.

PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROGRAMME

The philosophy of the programme is to foster excellence in academic freedom, professionalism and integrity through quality scholarly teaching, training and research in Statistics.

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the programme shall be to: 

  • Equip the students with good knowledge of fundamental principles of the Theory and Methods of Statistics.
  • Impart the necessary knowledge in Statistical Computing to enable students to analyze large data sets. 
  • Equip the students with skills in Statistical Methods necessary in making evidence-based decisions.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of this programme, the student will able to:

  • Explain the fundamental principles of the Theory and Methods of Statistics.
  • Apply Statistical Methods and Survey Techniques to a wide range of practical problems.
  • Analyse large data sets using Statistical Computing Techniques. 
  • Employ Statistical Methods necessary in making evidence-based decisions.      

Language(s) Used: The language used in teaching is English

Scholarships. Click this link to view available scholarships

Modes of Delivery:

  • Face-Face Mode: The programme will be delivered through a variety of face-to-face methods such as lectures, tutorials, laboratory or field-based practical lessons, demonstrations, individual or group assignments and presentations.

  • Virtual/Online: This shall consist of written self-instructional study modules e.g. study course materials,relevant literature and interactive devices and self-tests. Face-to-face introductory tutorials. Mediated technical learning materials such audio-visual and e-Learning.

  • Blended Learning. Both Module I and Module II students learn together.

Intakes: The programme intake is in September of every year

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Contacts

The Director,School of Mathematics

P.O.Box 30197-00100

Tel: 254-02-4445751.

Mobile no :0780-834766.
Email: 
maths@uonbi.ac.ke.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND DURATION

The course shall extend over a minimum of 8 semesters and a maximum period of 16 semesters.

Each academic year shall have two semesters of 15 weeks.

A course unit shall be defined as 45 contact hours of lectures, tutorials, and computer practicals;  including common undergraduate courses.

The mode of delivery is organized via a combination of lectures, compulsory reading, laboratories, and assignments. Teaching will be done face to face lectures and open, distance and e-learning (ODeL). (separate face to face & ODL modes of teaching)

COURSE STRUCTURE

In the first year of study, a candidate is required to take all the four core course units: STA101, STA103, STA121, and STA122, plus the following Mathematics course units: SMA101, SMA103, SMA104, SMA 105 and  SMA108. There are also three common undergraduate courses: CCS001, CCS008, and CCS010.

In the second year of study, a candidate is required to take all the six core units: STA201, STA204, STA221, STA222, STA223, and STA224, plus the following mathematics courses: SMA201, SMA203, SMA204, SMA205, SMA206 and  SMA 208.

In the third year of study, a candidate is required to take all the ten core units: STA301, STA302, STA303, STA304, STA305, STA306, STA307, STA308, STA321, and STA322. Additional units can be taken with the approval of the Director, School of Mathematics.

In the fourth year of study, a candidate is required to take all the five core units: STA401, STA402, STA403, STA404 and STA420

In addition to regulations above;

  • A candidate who specializes in Mathematical Statistics is required to take these five units STA406, STA407, STA408,  STA410, and STA421.
  • A candidate who specializes in Economic Statistics is required to take these five units: STA410, STA421, STA422, STA432, and STA434.
  • A candidate who specializes in Demography and Social Statistics is required to take these five units from STA405, STA407, STA421, STA422, and STA434.
  • A candidate who specializes in Biometry is required to take these five units: STA406, STA407, STA408, STA423, and STA437.
  • Additional units may be taken with the approval of the Director, School of Mathematics.

Candidates must satisfy the University’s general admission criteria for undergraduate programmes

Eligibility for consideration for admission into the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Statistics at the School of Mathematics shall be governed by the following minimum admission requirements or an  equivalent qualification recognized by Senate:

KCSE:

A holder of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education(KCSE) with a minimum mean aggregate of  C+. In addition, candidates must have obtained a minimum grade of B- (B minus) in Mathematics.

A-level:

A holder of Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education(KACE) with two Principal passes in Mathematics/Physics, Mathematics/Chemistry, Mathematics/Geography or Mathematics/Economics.

Diploma in Computer Studies/Statistics:

A holder of an ordinary diploma in Computer Studies or Statistics with a minimum pass at credit level from an institution recognized by the Senate and had obtained a mean grade C at KCSE

Diploma in Education:

A holder of an ordinary diploma in Education with Mathematics as a major subject from an institution recognized by Senate

CREDIT TRANSFER AND EXEMPTIONS

The point of entry into the program for candidates other than direct KCSE shall be approved by the Senate on recommendations of the Board of the School of Mathematics and shall be based on the qualification of the candidate.                                                                         

Credit Transfer

  1. A candidate who has been admitted to this program and has taken and passes a course unit offered within another degree program may apply for transfer of the credit earned within the previous program to this program.
  2. Credit transfers will only be approved from institutions and degree programs recognized by the senate.
  3. Where a candidate wishes to transfer credit from a degree program of another institution to this program, the candidate shall send an application to the academic registrar justifying the request and provide evidence of the credentials which support such a request.
  4. Credits may not be transferred in the third year and fourth year of study.
  5. Application for credit transfer shall be considered only after the applicant has paid the exemption fees

Exemptions

  1. Where a candidate wishes to be exempted from any course unit(s), the candidate shall send an application to the academic registrar justifying the request and provide evidence of credentials that support such a request. Such a candidate may be required to sit and pass an ordinary university exam in that unit.
  2. Regulation 1 above notwithstanding, all course units which contribute towards the final award of the degree will be examined.
  3. The examination undertaken under regulation 1 shall be graded out of 100% and the pass mark shall be 40%.
  4.  Application for exemption shall be considered only after the applicant has paid an exemption fee.

Maximum Exemption and Credit Transfer

The total number of units that may be transferred plus those exempted may not exceed one-third of the total number of units prescribed in this program

             

 

·       Computer programmer.

·       Computer systems analyst.

·       Database administrator.

·       Economist.

·       Financial analyst.

·       Logistician.

.       Government agencies

.         private sector enterprices

.       service Industry

.      self employment

.       Academic Institutions

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN STATISTICS - I63      
YEAR 1 -12UNITS Semester 1 Semester 2 TOTALS
TUITION 144,000 144,000 288,000
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000) 6,000 6,000 12,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250) 2,250 2,250 4,500
ID CARD ( PER YEAR) 1,000 0 1,000
CAUTION - (ONCE) 5,000 0 5,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR) 1,000 0 1,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR) 6,500 0 6,500
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR) 2,000 0 2,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR) 4,000 0 4,000
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR) 7,000 0 7,000
Total-Statistics Year 1 178,750 152,250 331,000
       
       
YEAR 2 -12UNITS Semester 1 Semester 2 TOTALS
TUITION 144,000 144,000 288,000
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000) 6,000 6,000 12,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250) 2,250 2,250 4,500
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR) 1,000 0 1,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR) 4,000 0 4,000
ID CARD ( PER YEAR) 1,000 0 1,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR) 6,500 0 6,500
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR) 2,000 0 2,000
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR) 7,000 0 7,000
Total-Statistics Year 2 173,750 152,250 326,000
       
       
YEAR 3 -10UNITS Semester 1 Semester 2 TOTALS
TUITION 144,000 144,000 288,000
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000) 5,000 5,000 10,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR) 4,000 0 4,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR) 1,000 0 1,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250) 2,250 2,250 4,500
ID CARD ( PER YEAR) 1,000 0 1,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR) 6,500 0 6,500
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR) 2,000 0 2,000
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR) 7,000 0 7,000
Total-Statistics Year 2 172,750 151,250 324,000
       
       
YEAR 4 -10UNITS Semester 1 Semester 2 TOTALS
TUITION 144,000 144,000 288,000
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000) 5,000 5,000 10,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR) 4,000 0 4,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR) 1,000 0 1,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250) 2,250 2,250 4,500
ID CARD ( PER YEAR) 1,000 0 1,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR) 6,500 0 6,500
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR) 2,000 0 2,000
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR) 7,000 0 7,000
Total-Statistics Year 4 172,750 151,250 324,000
       
Grand TOTALS     1,305,000
Exam Regulations

Written Examinations

All course units taken in a given semester shall be examined at the end of that semester

A candidate for the degree shall satisfactorily complete such coursework and assignments as may be required for the scheme of study. Satisfactory completion of any such requirements shall be a condition for admission to the examination at the end of that semester of study.

A written examination for a course unit shall have a minimum duration of two hours.

The complete assessment of a taught course unit shall consist of continuous assessment tests, practical assignment and a written examination.  The contribution towards the unit aggregate score shall be 30% for continuous assessment and 70% for the final written examination.

Each course unit or its equivalent shall be graded independently out of a maximum of 100 marks and shall be according to the following grading system

                      A           70% - 100%

                      B           60% - 69%

                      C           50% - 59%

                      D           40% - 49%

                      E           Below 40% (Fail)

The Board of Examiners with the approval by the Senate shall give the following recommendations for each candidate:

  • Proceed to the subsequent year of study after passing at least 10 units in the 1st or 2nd year of study and at least 8 units in the 3rd year of study.
  • Qualify for supplementary examinations after passing 7 to 9 units in the 1st or 2nd year of study, and 6 or 7 units in the 3rd or 4th year of study.
  • Repeat the year of study after failing in 6 to 8 units in the 1st or 2nd year of study, and failing 5 or 6 units in the 3rd or 4th year of study.
  • Discontinued in any year of study after failing in at least 8 units in the 1st or 2nd year of study, and failing at least 6 units in the 3rd or 4th year of study.
  • Eligible to graduate in the final year of study after passing at least 8 units in the 4th year of study.

A candidate who fails to take any prescribed examination with good cause may, on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners and approval by Senate, be allowed to take a special examination for the unit before the start of the following academic year. Examinations taken under this clause shall be treated in accordance with the approved grading system.

A pass obtained in any supplementary examination shall be recorded as 40% in the candidate’s academic record.

In the event that the syllabus is revised, a candidate who is required to take any examination shall be required to take the examination in the equivalent course unit(s) in the revised syllabus.

The final award of the degree shall be based on the average mark scored in the third and fourth years of study.

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