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Electronics and Computer Engineering is a course that aims to integrate two separate engineering fields to meet the joint demands made by the electronics and computer industries in today’s world. This programme combines coursework in different aspects of both fields over five years, with an emphasis on the design of computing systems.
Electronics and computers, and their joint applications, are playing an ever-increasing role in our lives as Information Communications Technology (ICT), with everything from consumer goods to space shuttles using electronic hardware (circuits) and computer software integrated together. The increased use of ICT in every aspect of our lives ensures the continued relevance of this area of engineering.
Companies who design integrated electronics and computer systems require engineers who possess the software skills to complement traditional electronic hardware skills. The Electronic and Computing Engineering degree programme has been developed in response to these industry demands to develop students’ hardware and software engineering skills in an integrated way and the analytical powers to apply them jointly.
Graduates of this course are ideally placed to pursue their specialism in ICT, which has wide applicability both nationally, with many indigenous technology companies and the multinational sector, and internationally. With the exponential development of ICT technologies worldwide, graduates will be at the forefront of people being employed in this area.
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:
– Computer Programmer
– Mechanical Engineer
– Electrical Engineer
– Industrial Engineer
– Computer Systems Analyst
– Computer User Support Specialist
– Web Developer
– Computer Network Architect
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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.