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KENYAN VARSITY COURSES THAT DIRECTLY REQUIRE PHYSICS AS A SUBJECT (A. GEOSPATIAL FAMILY)
a) GEOSPATIAL FAMILY OF CAREERS
What do geospatial specialists do?
A geospatial information scientist is someone who studies and analyzes how people utilize the physical space around them. They help to shape a city, state, country, and ultimately the world in which people live. He or she uses various computer software programs and tools such as geographic information systems, global positioning systems (GPS), and other remote aerial technology sensors to gather geographic information.
Geospatial information scientists may specialize in military, agricultural, mining, retail, urban planning and health care applications, among others. These specialists produce maps, tables, reports, and data layers using GIS technology.
Their work allows decisions to be made as to the best place to put a new school, daycare centre, hospital, or bridge. For example, they may study the spaces that exist between two cities, towns, neighbourhoods, or even streets. They measure and study how the usage of this space changes over time, which helps them determine how things like population, weather, climate conditions, and resources affected these changes.
Geospatial specialists may do some or all of the following:
Geospatial scientist are among the best paid people around the world. In the developed world, they earn nothing less than of Ksh.387,000 – Ksh2,000,000,000 a month depending on the experience on the field. In Kenya, geospatial scientists are among the top creed of scientist paid handsomely. Their scale ranges from Ksh. 150,000/month for diploma holders, Ksh.180,000/month for degree holders up to Ksh.500,000/month for experienced workforce.
Group II - Sciences i.e. Chemistry
Group III - Humanities i.e. History
Group IV - Technical i.e. Computer Studies
Group V - Others i.e. Business Studies, French, Germany etc.
Courses offered in kenyan UNIVERSITIES & colleges
Universities that offer geospatial courses and cutoff points
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (GEOSPATIAL ENGINEERING)
COP - CUT OFF POINTS
BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY (GEOINFORMATION TECHNOLOGY)
BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE (GEO-INFORMATICS)
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN GEOMATICS AND GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION SCIENCE
BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY (GEOSPATIAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY)
There is no known college offering Geospatial diploma courses in Kenya either, KNEC does not offer examinations of the same
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