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Electrical power and systems are at the heart of modern society – and so too are electrical and electronics engineers. Engineers specializing in these fields have transformed the 21st century with technologies such as universal electric power systems, television, radio and medical imaging to name just a few examples.
Among the most famous electronics and electrical engineers that you may have heard of are Nikola Tesla (pioneer of commercial electricity and electromagnetism), Thomas Edison (developer of the light bulb and inventor of the record player), Jack Kilby (inventor of the pocket calculator and the integrated circuit), Marcian Hoff (inventor of the microprocessor) and Martin Cooper (inventor of the mobile phone).
Our Electrical engineering degree will equip students with knowledge of how the industry works, as well as giving them the engineering skills and technological knowledge needed to design, assess and improve electrical and electronic systems.
What’s the difference between electrical and electronics engineering?
The difference between electrical and electronics engineering is often blurred, but it is generally true to say that electrical engineers are concerned mainly with the large-scale production and distribution of electrical power, while electronics engineers focus on much smaller electronic circuits.
Engineers who graduate from JKUAT with a BSc. degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering will be:
1. Problem solvers – learning new concepts, techniques, skills, and tools to aid in analyzing and designing electrical engineering systems.
2.Professionals – trained and competent in the fundamentals of engineering science, applied mathematics, laboratory practice, and principles of electrical engineering.
3.Team Players – communicating, planning, coordinating, and managing projects and personnel with efficiency and effectiveness.
4. Intellectuals – with a commitment to ethics, social and environmental responsibility, and lifelong learning.
You are eligible to apply if you have attained any of the following qualification:
(i) Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with at least a mean aggregate of at least grade B– (minus); and mean grade for the total score in the four cluster subjects must be at least B(plain); and the following minimum grades in the individual cluster subjects:
Alternative A – Mathematics C+(plus), Physics C+(plus), Chemistry C+(plus), and Geography or Biology, or any of Group II C+ (plus), or any Group II C+(plus) or any Group IV C+(plus);
Alternative B – Mathematics C+ (plus), Physical Sciences B (plain), Biological Sciences C+ (plus), and Geography or any of Group IV C+ (plus), or equivalent qualification obtained in other examination systems or
(ii) Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) or the A-level with at least two principal passes in Mathematics and Physics; and at least a total score of nine (9) points, and at least a credit pass in Chemistry at the KCE or its equivalent or
(iii) Diploma applicants holding: JKUAT University Diploma with at least a Credit pass in the relevant discipline. Such applicants will be eligible to join the second year of study or Ordinary Diploma from an institution recognized by the Senate having been awarded and examined by the Kenya National examinations Council (KNEC) or any other external examinations body recognized by the University Senate as being of equivalent status, with at least a credit pass in relevant discipline. Such applicants will be eligible to join the course in the second year of study or Higher National Diploma from an institution recognized by the University Senate, having been awarded and examined by the Kenya National Examinations Council, or, any other external examinations body recognized by the University Senate as being of equivalent status, with at least a credit pass in a relevant discipline. Such applicants will be eligible to join the course in the third year of study or
(iv) A holder of any other qualifications recognized by the Senate as equivalent to (i), (ii), or (iii) above
How to Apply
Application Requirements for qualified students:
– A dully filled registration form – to be obtained from the offices/website upon payment of non-refundable fee.
– Two passport size photos.
– Copies of relevant certificates
Applications for the courses are on official application forms.
1. click to download JKUAT IT Department application form. or obtain a hand-copy from the office.
2. Pay a non-refundable application fee as follows:
– Certificates: Kshs500
– Diplomas: 1000
– Degrees: Kshs1,500
– Masters: 1,500
Bank Account Numbers:
– Standard Chartered Bank Account number 0108023434900
– Barclays Bank Account Number 0775001216
– Co-operative Bank of Kenya Account Number 01129098952900
– National Bank Account Number 0100359580600
– Equity Bank Account Number 0090291251426
Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Engineer in the energy sector
– Electronics engineer
– Naval engineer
– Automotive engineer
– Aerospace engineer
– Oil and gas engineer
– Medical engineer
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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = Kshs203,742
Tuition Fees for International Students = Kshs244,490
**EAC (East African Community) Students pay the same amount as Kenyan students. Countries in the East African Community include; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
NOTE: The tuition fees charged, may vary from programme to programme and from time to time, with foreign students paying 20% more that the Kenyan students.