Master of Science in Operations and Technology Management


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COURSE DURATION: Two (2) years | Rolling Intakes: January, May and September


The philosophy of the programme is to provide leadership in managing technology and operations in a fast-changing environment. By so doing, society is inspired to become more efficient, more open to innovations and positive change. The programme regard technology as an asset, not a disruption.


The 4th industrial revolution has thrust technology and operations at the heart of the organization. The investment in technology and its consequences demands that modern leaders at both the corporate and public sector are informed of operations and how technology has become part of our lives. Stakeholders’ forum involving HR managers and other thought suggests there is a shortage in the market for this cadre of experts. The rise of global firms riding on technology demands such experts too.


At the end of this programme, the learner should be able to: -

  1. Identify key operations in firms across different sectors;
  2. Evaluate the effectiveness of technology used in operations in different sectors;
  3. Recommend the best technology in terms of efficiency, cost-effectiveness and agility;
  4. Apply the principles of operations and technology in new contexts;
  5. Demonstrate how operations and technology contribute to the growth of firms and the economy in general. 


Face-Face Mode

Lectures and tutorials using notes, electronic presentations, instruction manuals, group discussions, practical laboratory demonstrations and fieldwork.

Open, Distance Learning, and e-Learning Mode

To be offered off-campus using a multi-media approach, including a variety of self-instructional print and video conferencing materials.

Blended Learning Mode

This is the use of combined face to face and open, distance learning and e-learning modes.

Email Address: 

Chairman: Dr. Thomas O. Ombati 

Tel: 020-491-9013


Minimum Admission Requirements

The following shall be admissible:

  1. A holder of at least an Upper Second Class Honors degree or its equivalent in non-classified degrees.
  2. A holder of Lower Second Class Honors or its equivalent with at least two (2) years of relevant work experience.
  3. A holder of Lower Second Class Honors or its equivalent plus a Postgraduate Degree in a relevant area of study.
  4. A holder of a pass degree with at least five (5) years of relevant work experience.
  5. Any other qualification accepted by Senate as equivalent to any of the above.

Credit Transfers

  1. Applicants who have completed equivalent Masters course units at other Senate recognized universities may, with the approval of the Senate, be allowed to transfer credits up to one third (six) core course units into their programme.
  2. Students desiring to receive credit for any prior course units done will need to make a formal request, which includes:
  1. A list of the University of Nairobi (UON) core course units for which the student is requesting credits transfer;
  2. Official transcripts, indicating courses that may be equivalent and;
  3. Description and syllabus/outlines for the courses previously taken and passed. Besides, there may be an exemption examination. 
  4. Only a third of the courses can be transferred
  5. The minimum grade for transfer must be grade B or equivalent
  6. All those seeking to transfer credits will be required to pay an appropriate fee.

Careers and Internships

Job Opportunities available for those doing Master of Sciences in Operations Technology Management. 

Project Manager
Supply chain management
Operations management
Computer and information systems managers
Production Manager
Systems Analyst
Assistant Manager
Chief Information Officer
CRM Analyst
Data Analyst
Environmental engineer
Information systems director
Management Consultant
Marketing Assistant
Operations Analyst
Quality Assurance Manager


Notable Alumni

 KITHEMBE, Christine Mueni
 MUKOYA, Samuel Oluoch
 NAGGAYI, Flavia
 NJUGUNA, Minne Wanjiru
 OCHIENG, Caleb Styanley Oguma
 OMINO, Jeff Akello

TOTALS UNITS -  D67 & D68 -12units +projects    
TUITION                                     31,500  
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                                        1,000  
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                                        6,500  
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                                        7,000  
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                                         5,000  
CAUTION - (ONCE)                                        5,000  
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                                        2,000  
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                                        2,250  
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                                        1,000  
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                                        1,000  
THESIS EXAMINATION                                     30,000  
     Semester totals 
Sem1  2 units                                                94,750
   3 units                                              127,250
   4 units                                              159,750
   5 units                                              192,250
   6 units                                              224,750
     Semester totals 
Sems 2,3,5,6,8or9  2 units                                                67,250
   3 units                                                99,750
   4 units                                              132,250
   5 units                                              164,750
   6 units                                              197,250
     Semester totals 
Sems 4,7 or 10  1 unit                                                57,250
   2 units                                                89,750
   3 units                                              122,250
   4 units                                              154,750
   5 units                                              187,250
   6 units                                              219,750
   if project registered in sem4-project fee                                              180,750
   if project registered in sem5-project fee                                              158,250
Sem1                                          3.00                                             127,250
Sem2                                          3.00                                               99,750
Sem3                                          3.00                                               99,750
Sem4                                          3.00                                             122,250
Sem5                                          3.00                                               99,750
Sem6  Project                                              158,250
Totals                              707,000
Sem1                                          5.00                                             192,250
Sem2                                          5.00                                             164,750
Sem3                                          5.00                                             164,750
Sem6  Project                                              180,750
Totals                              702,500