Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental and Sustainable Development.


The postgraduate diploma in environment and sustainable development is the first course of its kind in the Eastern Africa region that addresses the two issues of environment and sustainable development together.While we have many programmes in environment and very few in sustainable development in Kenya, this course combines the two and brings out the best of each into one programme.

The course will contribute towards capacity building in environment and sustainable development.Many governments, non-government and private sector organizations have over the year‘s recruited staff with university degrees and diplomas that have over the years been forced to take on responsibilities in environment and development.Despite acquiring some good experience in the field, they still lack sufficient skills and knowledge to tackle the increasing challenges.This course meets the needs of these staff and those who are passionate about environment and development and are eager to make a career change.

Programme Objectives

This is a conversion course for students who have no background in the area but are interested in moving to the environment and development profession from almost any discipline.It provides the necessary background knowledge about environmental and development challenges confronting developing countries.It is particularly suited for those interested to develop careers in environment and development especially with government and civil society organizations CSOs.

146.3 Admission Requirements

All university rules and regulations governing postgraduate diploma programmes shall apply. Admission shall be open to holders of a first degree in any discipline

Course Structure and Duration

The training for postgraduate diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development shall extend for a period of not less than 9 months and a maximum of 12 months for full time students and a period of 24 months for part-time students.The programme will be offered in three semesters, with two semesters of course work and one semester of Research Project. A student must take and pass at least 40 Credit FactorsCF. of the prescribed courses and complete research Project in order to qualify for the award of postgraduate diploma.The programme code will be ENSD, meaning postgraduate diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development, followed by 4 digits.

First Digit0. Denotes Diploma, Second Digit7. Denotes Postgraduate

Third digit will be interpreted as follows:

 0-Denotes Core Course

 2-Denotes Basic Course

 3-Denotes Optional Course

 4 Denotes sequence of course in the programme

Examination regulations

All examinations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Developmentshall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in Egerton University Statute XXIX.


The grading of examination for Postgraduate Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development shall be in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXIX.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development a student shall be required to take and pass all required courses within the stipulated time.

Degree Classification

The classification for Postgraduate Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development shall be in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXIX for undergraduate students