WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,272 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering and Technology
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Engineering and Technology
Campus:Njoro Campus
Application Deadline: October 2021
Programme Overview

Manufacturing engineering and technology is the application of engineering principles to the art and science of transforming raw materials or parts of saleable goods that meet market demands and specifications. The B.Sc. Degree program in Manufacturing Engineering and Technology is employment, business and society oriented.

The program aim to train engineers who are capable of providing independent practice and leadership in manufacturing industries and to enhance the Government‟s strategy of making Kenya industrialized. The program also aims at introducing modern manufacturing technologies while taking into account the conventional manufacturing methods.

Graduates of this program can readily be employed in both small and large industrial concerns which include: engineering workshops, processing industries, motor assembly plants, production and packaging firms, and similar organizations.

Programme Objectives
The main objectives of this curriculum are; to:
(i) Prepare engineers who can accomplish product design, material selection, efficient production planning, evaluation and marketing, in addition to providing needed leadership in the industrial, public or private manufacturing sector of the economy.
(ii) Develop student‟s ability to solve problems by analytical methods, work effectively with others, communicate effectively, and make good commercial judgements and decisions.
(iii) Help student develop an understanding of his/her role in society and to be diligent and competent in the performance of his/her professional obligations.
(iv) Enable the graduate of this program to effectively participate and practice in modern manufacturing engineering profession.


Course Structure and Duration
The B.Sc. course in Manufacturing Engineering and Technology shall be covered over a maximum of Five academic years for full time students. Each academic year shall consist of two semesters.
i) Part time students shall be allowed to cover the program in 10 academic years maximum. This degree program is designed to offer courses in the following main areas:
ii) University Core Courses
iii) Engineering Science Courses
iv) Design and Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing Systems and Technology Courses
v) Industrial Engineering, Computer and Management Courses
The coding used for all courses pertaining to this degree program is MENT, standing for Manufacturing Engineering and Technology followed by 3 digits as set out below:
First digit indicates the year of the course (i.e.. 1,2,3,4 and 5)
Second digit indicates the course and level in-group as:

– Introductory
1 – Basic Engineering
2 – Engineering Science & Technology
3 – Manufacturing Engineering
4 – Manufacturing Systems Engineering
5 – Industrial Engineering, Design and Management
6 – Research
7 – Industrial Attachment and Outside Visits
8 – Service courses
Third digit indicates the sequencing of courses.
The codes for courses offered to this department by other departments in the University shall apply as described in their respective schedules.

Examination Regulations
All Examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with the Examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statutes number XXVIII.

Grading System
The grading of Examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with Egerton University Statutes number XXVIII.

Graduation Requirements
To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled course within the stipulated period.

Degree Classifications
Degree classification shall be in accordance with Egerton University statutes number XXVIII.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
(i) All candidates admitted to the degree program of B.Sc. in Manufacturing Engineering and Technology must satisfy the minimum entry requirement as stipulated in the common university entrance regulations.
(ii) In addition, candidates must meet the cut-off points for the year, as determined from the following subject clusters in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).
Alternative A Alternative B
Mathematics Mathematics
Physics Physical Sciences
Chemistry Either Geography
Biology, Geography or Biological Sciences
any Technical subjects any Technical Subjects
(iii) Those holding qualifications equivalent to the above from institutions recognized by Egerton University Senate may also be admitted.
(iv) Admission may be offered to qualified outstanding Diploma holders in related Engineering disciplines or equivalent qualifications with industrial experience. Such cases will be determined on individual merit by the University.
(v) Transfers of some credit hours for the candidates in (iv) above may be considered as approved by the University Senate.
(vi) Self- sponsored applicants shall be required to meet the University and Faculty admission criteria.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan and East African Community Students: $18
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Application Guidelines:
Required Documents to be attached during Application include:
– Certified copies of your Result Slip, Certificates and Transcripts.
– ORIGINAL RECEIPT (Application Fee): KShs. 2,000 for ALL Degree Programmes and Kshs. 1,000 for all Undergraduate Diploma Programmes: Payable to; Account Name; Egerton University, Kenya Commercial Bank; Account No:1108550703.
– Copy of your National ID Card or Birth Certificate.

Online application procedure

– Simply complete the Egerton University Online Application form and upload all the necessary documents, so that it can be processed by the administrative department
– The application will be complete once all the necessary fees have been paid.

Offline Application Procedure
– An Application form can be downloaded through the school website:
– The application form must be fully filled and the relevant academic documents attached. It must be returned to the admissions office of the university according to the deadline set by the admissions office.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Electronics Technician Laboratory Technician Quality Technician
– Drafts man Tool Designer Machine Designer
– Computer Technician Supervisor Warehouse Manager
– Engineering Technician Test Engineer Test Manager
– Engineering Technician Process Engineer Senior Process Engineer

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan and East African Community Students: $1,272
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,654

Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = Kshs. 140,000
Tuition Fees for International Students = Kshs. 182,000
**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.


– Foreign students out of the East African Community pay 30% more than the Kenyan students.
– The University reviews tuition fees on a regular basis.

Relevant Contact

Prof. Japheth O. Onyando
Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology
Admisions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries
School Office
General Enquiries