WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$0 /year
Applications Begin:June 2020
Final Award:Master of Science in Energy Management
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Engineering
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: 9 October 2020
Programme Overview

The high cost of energy is one of the most serious constraints to economic growth in Kenya. Currently, it is estimated to account for up to 50% of the production costs in the manufacturing sector. This has resulted in diminished prize competitiveness of locally produced goods and reduced profits for investors. It is anticipated that as the economy grows, demand for energy will increase and this may keep the energy cost high for the next several years.

Energy management is an effective means of reducing energy cost; principally by utilizing energy in the most efficient manner. Energy efficiency is beneficial not only to the economy but also to the environment.

The availability of well-trained persons in the different aspects of energy efficiency is a limiting factor to the effective development and implementation of energy efficiency programmes. Most of the professionals working in various sectors of the economy lack clear understanding of energy efficiency opportunities and analysis to enable them develop and operate the programmes. In response to this demand and in the realm of Continuous Professional Development (CPD), the Departments of Mechanical and Electrical and Electronics Engineering have developed a Masters degree course in Energy Management.

The proposed Master of Science degree course in Energy Management will provide appropriate knowledge and skills for energy management within manufacturing sector, service industries and business enterprises. This will enable the economy to cut energy cost, heighten competitiveness and minimize adverse effects on the environment. In addition, the course will promote entrepreneurship in energy utilization and can lead to Energy Manager certification.

The programme is designed to train on current practical methods and technologies for efficient use of energy. The interdisciplinary programme covers relevant aspects of energy management that includes technical aspects and related financial analysis. It introduces theories and focuses on practical application methods of quantification of energy costs as related to the operations and equipments in the production of goods and services.

The objectives of the course are to equip students with:

  1. Knowledge in energy, sources, availability and use.
  2. Knowledge and skills required for development, acquisition and application of improved methods and analysis in process design, operations and management to minimize energy costs, improve productivity and reinforce environmental responsibility.
  3. Technical as well as financial skills and ability to carry out research in energy management as well as develop and implement energy management projects.








Refrigeration, Heat pumps and Air-Conditioning

Steam generation, utilization and waste heat Recovery

Fluid flow systems

Maintenance Management

Metering and Tariffs in Energy management

Control systems

Energy generation, transmission And economics


Electrical Energy utilities

Admission Requirements

**The common regulations for the Masters degrees at the University of Nairobi shall apply.
**The minimum requirements for eligibility into Master of Science in Energy management programme are:
– Holders of at least an Upper Second honours Bachelor’s degree of the University of Nairobi in any relevant Engineering or Physical sciences discipline.
– Holders of a Lower Second honours Bachelor’s degree of the University of Nairobi in any relevant Engineering or Physical sciences discipline and two (2) years of relevant experience.
– Holders of at least a Bachelor’s pass degree with Postgraduate diploma in Energy management of the University of Nairobi.
– Holders of equivalent qualifications to those specified in (2.1), (2.2), (2.3) and (2.4) above from institutions recognized by the Senate.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan Students: $0
Application Fees for International Students: $0

How to Apply:
Applicants should visit = to apply Online

University of Nairobi has three intakes in an Academic year. Main intake being in September/October for all the courses and December/January for Bachelor of Education(Arts), Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Travel and Tourism April/May for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education(Arts), Bachelor of Education Early Childhood, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics ,Bachelor of Economics and Statistics ,Bachelor of Journalism and media Studies, Bachelor of Art Broadcast Production, Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Travel and Tourism, Bachelor of Arts Broadcast Production and all Diploma and Certificate courses.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities for this programme include:
– Environmental consultant
– Facilities manager
– Sustainability consultant
– Environmental education officer
– Environmental manager
– Energy engineer

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students: $0
Tuition Fees for International Students: $0

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International Students pay 20% more than the Kenyan Students.

Relevant Contact

Prof. Ayub Gitau
Dean, School of Engineering
School of Engineering Office
Responsible for School Enquiries
Admissions Office
Admission Enquiries