There are high chances that you are thinking of studying an Engineering course at Kenyatta University. But maybe, you have an important question ringing inside your mind.
Are these courses accredited by the Engineers Board of Kenya?
If you didn’t know before, EBK is the statutory board in charge of regulating the activities and conduct of Practicing Engineers in the republic of Kenya as stated in the Engineers Act of 2011.
The parliament had noticed that many Kenyan universities were providing shoddy Engineering-related courses hence they saw the need to curb the practice.
One of the core mandates of the Board was to set quality educational standards to be met by any higher institutions that trained Engineers. This was done by accrediting the universities and colleges that fulfilled these standards.
Accredited Engineering Courses at Kenyatta University
Being one of the top-ranking institutions in the country, Kenyatta University School of Engineering and Technology offers some of the most sought-after engineering courses in the country.
According to the data provided by the EBK portal, accredited engineering courses offered at Kenyatta University are BSc. Mechanical Engineering, BSc. Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and BSc Civil Engineering.
I shall quickly go through the brief outline and course requirements for each of the above courses.
Note: All of these three courses take a duration of 5 Academic years.
BSc. Mechanical Engineering at Kenyatta University
Mechanical Engineers are professionals who design, develop, build and test various components and machines. If you look around even now you cannot fail to see a machine with a moving part – all thanks to Mechanical Engineers.
Mechanical Engineering is a wide field. It encompasses various disciplines such as Acoustics, Aerospace, Automation, Biotechnology, Computer Aided Designs, Ergonomics, Nanotechnology, and even Robotics. Being such a vital field in human life, it is prudent that its courses are accredited by a relevant professional body like EBK.
Hence, BSC. Mechanical Engineering at Kenyatta University is a fully accredited course.
A candidate who wants to pursue this course at KU must have the following qualifications:
- He or she must meet the minimum university entry grade of C+
- B+ in both Mathematics and Physics
- B (Plain) in both Chemistry and English
- Those with a Higher Diploma in a relevant field must have scored at least C plain in KCSE
Those joining through the government scholarship must confirm the cut-off points from the Kuccps portal.
BSc. Civil Engineering at Kenyatta University
This course is offered by the Civil Engineering Department at the School of Engineering.
BSc. Civil Engineering produces competent professionals that can conceive, design, build, construct and maintain major transportation projects such as roads, buildings, tunnels, dams, and bridges.
They can work in both the public and private sectors.
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The minimum requirement for this course at Kenyatta University is at least C+ in KCSE; with the following subject grades: Mathematics (B+), Physics (B+), Chemistry (B), English (B), and Geography/Biology (B).
National Diploma holders in Civil Engineering, Building Construction, or Water Engineering from recognized institutions are also accepted into the course.
BSc. Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Kenyatta University
This is also another accredited Engineering course at Kenyatta University.
Electrical and Electronics Engineers design, develop and manufacture various electrical equipment such as electrical motors, radar, communication systems, power generation equipment, and navigation systems.
Kenyatta University Fee Structure for School of Engineering
How much are the fees that one needs to pay to study these three Accredited courses at Kenyatta University?
Well, it depends on the admission mode >> government-sponsored students pay differently than those in the self-sponsored mode.
That was the complete guide about the accredited engineering courses at Kenyatta University. Got any questions? Drop a comment and I will reply asap.