|BSc In Clothing Textile And Design||| Print ||
The programme has a double major in Clothing and Textiles; and Interior Design. The combination of courses is designed to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families through effective planning and use of the environment.Â Â Textiles and clothing courses are designed to provide diversified skills, knowledge and understanding in the areas of quality control, textile testing, institutional buying, cost analysis of finished textile and apparel products; Textile conservation in both public and private sectors. These skills are beneficial in research and consultancy works in clothing and textiles.Â Â Interior design courses are designed skills, knowledge and understanding of the essentials of successful interior designing.Â Efficiency and sales increase when people work in the functionally and aesthetically designed environment hence the need for professional interior designers. Institutional, business, residential and other interiors can all benefit from the services of interior designers and consultants.
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: -
1. Prepare graduates for a variety of careers in Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design.
2. 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.
3. Produce graduates with research skills in the areas of Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design.
d)Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Provide graduates with basic skills, knowledge and understanding to pursue further education in the areas of Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design.
(a)Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Candidates must satisfy entry requirements for Egerton University.
(b)Â Â Â Â Â Â Candidates must have passed the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education at the minimum grades as indicated below:
BiologyÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â C+Â orÂ Â Â Â Biological SciencesÂ Â B-
ChemistryÂ Â Â Â C+Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Physical SciencesÂ Â Â Â B-
MathematicsÂ C+Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â MathematicsÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â C+
English/KiswahiliÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â C+Â English/KiswahiliÂ Â Â C+
(c)Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Candidates with a diploma with at least a credit pass from an institution recognised byÂ Â Egerton University senate.
Duration of Study
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:
1. General art, drawing and designing studies
2. Textiles studies
3. Interior design studies
4. Clothing studies
5. Field studies and Industrial attachment
6. Research and seminars.
8. Professional and business studies
The third digit denotes the serial number within the area of the year of study starting from zero.
Examination Rules and Regulations
Procedures for examination and award of degree shall follow university regulations. However, for practical courses with 15 lecture hours and 60 practical hours, the assessment shall consist of 40% as continuous assessment and 60% as final examinations at the end of each semester. Courses without end of semester examinations will be assessed wholly by 100% continuous assessment.