Despite considerable technological progress, a noticeable degree of poor housing, and interior design, health and sanitation prevails in both rural and urban areas. The programme aims at producing a cadre of trained professionals, who will advise and demonstrate approaches and techniques of altering the living environment. Moreover, there is growing demand for competent personnel in the areas of clothing, textiles and interior design with increased opportunities created by East African Federation, COMESA, and the international markets.
The objectives of the programme are to: -
i) Prepare graduates for a variety of careers in Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design.
ii) Provide graduates with professional competencies necessary for both formal and self-employment in institutions, industries and organizations related to their field of training, so that they can compete to advantage in the job market.
iii) Produce graduates with research skills in the areas of Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design.
iv) Provide graduates with basic skills, knowledge and understanding to pursue further education in the areas of Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design.
Candidates must satisfy entry requirements for Egerton University.
Candidates must have passed the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education
at the minimum grades as indicated below:
Biology C+ or Biological Sciences B-
Chemistry C+ Physical Sciences B-
Mathematics C+ Mathematics C+
English/Kiswahili C+ English/Kiswahili C+
Candidates with a diploma with at least a credit pass from an institution recognised by Egerton University senate.
Course Structure and Duration
The degree programme may be taken on either full time or part time basis for a minimum of 169.5 credit hours. Graduates with a diploma from a college recognized by Egerton University senate may receive up to a maximum of 30% credit hour transfers. Coding of the courses offered by the Department of Applied Community Development Studies is represented by CTID standing for C=Clothing, T=Textiles, I=Interior and D=Design. This is followed by a three-digit figure.
The first digit (starting from the left) represents the year in which the course is offered.
The second digit represents the field of study as follows:
General art, drawing and designing studies
Interior design studies
Field studies and Industrial attachment
Research and seminars.
Professional and business studies
The third digit denotes the serial number within the area of the year of study starting from zero.
All examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statute XXVIII.
The grading of examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with in Egerton University Statute XXVIII.
To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period.
Degree classification shall be in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXVIII.