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Diploma in Applied Biology

The two prominent career routes in the field of applied biology are as technicians and research scientists. Researchers formulate, direct and conduct studies in the field of applied biology, while technicians perform routine procedures and tests, maintain equipment and manage supplies.

Technician educational requirements vary by field, but almost always require post secondary education, which could be an associate's or a bachelor's degree related to the desired career field, such as crop science, agricultural science, biotechnology or bio-engineering. Research and scientist positions typically require at least a master's degree and usually a doctoral degree in the appropriate specialization. Several years in a post-doctoral position are often needed for high-level research positions.

Applied biology focuses on solving specific real-world problems and creating biological products. Most applied biology careers are with government agencies or private industries, and while some applied biology professionals work in labs to manufacture pharmaceuticals, others create better methods for growing food and maintaining natural resources. Other applied biology work options include pharmaceutical research, bio-engineering, civil engineering, rural development and environmental toxicology. Among other careers, some professions include:

Biological Technicians: Biological technicians assist scientists as they carry out experiments by maintaining lab equipment and aiding in research and data-gathering processes. 

Food Scientists: Food scientists study the composition of food, including nutrient content, by using chemistry and other sciences. They develop foods with better nutritional value, quality or taste. 

Environmental Engineers: Environmental engineers try to solve environmental issues by using engineering, biology, and other scientific approaches. Protecting plants from environmental and human elements is a focus for many applied biology scientists. 


Minimum Requirement Other Requirement  Intake  Duration  Examining body
C- (Minus)

Biology C-

Chemistry C-

Jan / May


3 Years KNEC

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