Master of Industrial Geography

Overview

INTRODUCTION

Background

The Master of Arts Programme in Industrial Geography is anchored on a critical analysis of the spatial arrangement of industrial activities, the wider processes of structural change in the production of goods and services and various ways in which space, place, and geographical circulation are part of these processes. The programme is intended to provide a geographer view of the critical role of industrialisation in sustainable development and contemporary industrial development challenges especially in developing countries contexts. The overall purpose of the Programme is to enable learners to acquire knowledge, skills and competences essential for sustainable industrialization and hence contribute to sustainable development. The program has been revised in line with ENESCO International Standards Classification of Education and Training (ISCED-F, 2013). The subject benchmark focuses on the advancement, transfer and sharing of knowledge through research, training and teaching activities. This falls under 072(manufacturing and processing) As a social science the program deals with spatial analysis of industrial development from global, regional and local perspective

 

Philosophy of the Programme

The guiding philosophy of the programme is to encourage learners to think critically about the role of industrial sector in sustainable development. It offers theoretical and empirical bases of the linkages between industries on one hand and economy, society and environment on the other. Emphasis is laid on specific case studies that demonstrate good practices in the industry-sustainable development nexus, from both developing and developed economies.

 

Rationale of the Programme

The overall purpose of the programme is to empower learners with the knowledge, skills and competences essential for sustainable industrialisation. Although a critical sector in economic development, the industrial sector is regarded as key contributor to environmental degradation, among other ills. The program has been revised to enable graduates make a contribution in the management of industrial development in such a manner as to contribute to sustainable development, vision 2030, and the big four agenda

 

Goal of the Programme

The overall goal of this programme is to provide learners with the opportunity to acquire knowledge, skills and competences to apply concepts, theories and approaches in Industrial Geography in addressing contemporary industrial development challenges.

 

Programme Learning Outcomes

At the end of the Programme, the learner should be able to:

a)     Critically evaluate the key concepts and theoretical approaches in industrial geography

b)     Apply the knowledge learnt to address contemporary industrial development challenges.

c)     Discuss the linkages between green industrialisation and sustainable development

d)     To assess the contribution of industries to local, regional, and national development.

 

MODE OF DELIVERY OF THE PROGRAMME

Face-to-Face

Coursework for the programme shall be delivered through face-to-face sessions for full-time and part-time students.

 

Open, Distance and Electronic Learning (ODeL)

a)   The ODeL mode of delivery shall be through multi-media approach, including a variety of self-instructional print and electronic study materials as the ODeL Campus may from time to time determine.

b)   In addition, there will be limited face-to-face instruction during residential sessions for ODeL students. The face-to-face instruction shall not exceed one-third of the instruction time.

 

Virtual and Online

Due to the current pandemic, the classes are mainly delivered online.

List of Courses/Units

Semester

Core/Elective

Name of Course

Hours

 

 

 

First Semester

(3 core units and 1 elective unit)

1.     Core:

CGP 501: Statistical Techniques and Analysis

45

2.     Core:

CGP 650: Industrial Location Theories and Models

45

3.     Core

CGP 651: Industrial Development Theories and Strategies

45

4.     Elective

CGP 652: Comparative Analysis of Industrial Development Process

45

5.     Elective

CGP 653: Geography of Global Manufacturing

45

 

 

 

 

Second Semester

(3 core units and 1 elective unit)

6.     Core:

CGP 654:  The Manufacturing Sector and Economic Development

45

7.     Core:

CGP 655: Green Industrialisation and Cleaner Production

45

8.     Core:

CGP 512: Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit

45

9.     Elective:

CGP 656: Post-Industrialisation and Growth of the Service Industry

45

10.  Elective:

CGP 657: Geography of Industrial Production and Global Trade

45

Third Semester (2 core and 2 elective units)

11.  Core:

CGP 658: Industrial Restructuring

45

12.  Core:

CGP 511: Research Methods

45

13.  Elective:

CGP 591: Occupational Health and Safety

45

14.  Elective:

CGP 659: Industrial Development and Corporate Social Responsibility

45

15.  Elective:

CGP 660: Special Topics in Industrial Geography

45

 

16.  Core

CGP 698: Project

CGP 699: Thesis

 

 

 

Minimum Admission Requirements

The common regulations for admission requirements for Masters Degree in the University of Nairobi shall apply. In addition, the applicant must have the following minimum qualifications:

a)   Bachelor of Arts or Science degree, of at least Upper Second Class Honors in geography or relevant discipline.

b)   Bachelor of Arts or Science degree, of Lower Second Class Honors in geography or relevant discipline and a postgraduate Diploma.

c)   Bachelor of Arts or Science degree, of Lower Second Class Honors in geography or relevant discipline and minimum of 2 years work experience in a relevant field.

d)   Bachelor of Arts or Science Pass Degree in geography or relevant discipline and Postgraduate Diploma.

e)   Bachelor of Arts or Science Pass Degree in geography or relevant discipline and 3 years work experience in a relevant field.

 

Regulations for Credit Transfers

The common regulations for credit transfer and exemptions of the University of Nairobi shall apply.

a)   A student shall be allowed to seek credit transfer or exemptions for up to one-third of the total taught course units provided that they are equivalent to those offered by the University of Nairobi and were taken at equivalent level of study from an institution recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate.

b)   A student seeking credit transfer or exemptions shall send a formal application to the Director, Graduate School through the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Chairperson of Department, justifying the request, and attaching relevant supporting documents.

c)   Grades for transferred course units shall be entered in the candidate’s transcript while the exempted course units shall be entered as ‘exempt’.

d)   Credit transfers in case of exchange students shall be applicable only to specific Memoranda of Understanding or Agreements signed in advance between the University of Nairobi and the collaborating universities/institutions for joint programmes.

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Students Obligations

The student shall be required to attend all the scheduled lectures and tutorials for the registered course units.

 

Lecturer Obligation

The course lecturer shall be required to deliver the curriculum to the learners as per the teaching timetable, apply problem-based learning approaches, align the curriculum to learning needs and outcomes, be available for consultation by students, and assess learners based on the curriculum and aligned learning outcomes.

COST PER SEMESTER (KShs)

No. Of Units

Tuition

(13,500 per unit)

Exams

(1,000 per unit)

Total

2

27,000/=

2,000/=

29,000

3

40,500/=

3,000/=

43,500

4

54,000/=

4,000/=

58,000

 

OTHER CHARGES (KShs)

Registration

1,000/=

Per semester

Student ID

1,000/=

Per annum

Medical

5,000/=

Per annum

Library

3,000/=

Per semester

Activity

2,000/=

Per annum

Computer

5,000/=

Per annum

Caution

5,000/=

Once-refundable

TOTAL

22,000/=

 

 

ADDITIONAL CHARGES (KShs)

Extension of registration period

5,000/=

Per annum

Extension of correction period

2,000/=

Per three months

Extension of revision period

3,000/=

 

Extension of supervision period

6,000/=

 

Examination of revised thesis/project paper

12,000/=

 

 

NOTE:

·       Appropriate fieldwork fees shall be charged separately

·       Foreign students from outside the partner states of the Northern Corridor Integration Project (Republics of Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan) to add 25% on all charges