WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$0 /year
Applications Begin:June 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Engineering
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: 20 September 2020
Programme Overview

The following points should be noted when interpreting the syllabus:
1. The first integer denotes the academic year when the course is offered while the second one is reserved for the (general) subject area. For the compulsory courses the last integer is reserved for the semester; odd numbers being for the first semester while even numbers are for the second semester. Optional courses offering will be as agreed on by the Department form year to year.

2. At the end of the second year there shall be a residential Practical Assignment term of 9 weeks which is equivalent to the present Fourth Term. The Department will try to assist in finding industrial attachment during the long vacations which the third and fourth years and fourth and fifth years.

3. Each course unit shall comprise 45 hours of lectures, tutorials, and laboratory exercises.

4. The following units shall be completed for the under-graduate program:
– First Year______________ 14
– Second Year____________ 17
– Third Year______________ 16
– Fourth Year_____________ 14
– Fifth Year_______________ 12
– Total__________________ 73


Service courses to be provided by other Departments as follows:
– Mathematics FME 171/2, FME 173/4, FME 271/2, FME 371/2, FME 471/2
– Chemistry FME 151/2
– Physics FME 111/2
– Institute of Computer Science FME 182, FME 281
– Management Science FME 543, FME 545
– Electrical & Electronic Engineering FME 291, FME 391, FME 492
– Business Administration FME 343
– Faculty of Law FME 344
– Board of Common FME 165, FME 167 FME 168, FME 265, FME 267,
– Undergraduate Courses FME 268.

Admission Requirements

Candidates shall be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Science degree in the School of Engineering in the following categories:a) KCSE Candidates The basic admission requirement shall be the minimum requirement set for entry into the public universitys which is a mean grade of at least C+ in their Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). In addition, candidates should have obtained a least C+ in each of the four clusters of subjects from any of the following alternative clusters. However, a cutoff grade higher than a C+ in each cluster subject shall be preferred if limitation of the number of places available for each degree programme versus the number of qualified candidates so demand. The said cut-off grades shall be determined and implemented by the School Board.

Physics Biology or Geography or any Group IV Subject

Physical Sciences Geography or any Group IV Subject
Biological Sciences

Home science
Building Construction
Art and Design
Power Mechanics
Drawing and Design
Metal work
Aviation Technology

b) A-level Candidates
Candidates with a minimum requirement of principal C passes in mathematics and Physics and a subsidiary level pass in Chemistry with a credit pass in English at ‘O’ level, except that for Geospacial Engineering, a subsidiary level pass in Geography shall also be accepted in lieu of Chemistry.

c)KNEC Higher National Diploma (HND) or Equivalent study:
Candidates with Higher National Diploma in the following broad study:
i) Agricultural Engineering
iv) Mechanical Engineering
ii) Civil Engineering
v) Geospatial Engineering
iii) Electrical Engineering
vi) Any other approved subject area

d) Ordinary KNEC Diploma or Equivalent (with credit pass)
i) Agricultural Engineering
iv) Mechanical Engineering
ii) Civil Engineering
v) Geospatial Engineering
iii) Electrical Engineering
vi) Any other approved subject area.

e) Diploma from Science/Technical Teacher Training Colleges
Candidates with a diploma in mathematics and physics from teacher training college.

f) BSc/BEd (Science) degrees from Universities or any other relevant degrees.
Candidates with BSc or Education degrees in physics and mathematics from recognised institutions or any other relevant degree from a recognised institution.

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

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Aerospace engineer
– Automotive engineer
– CAD technician
– Contracting civil engineer
– Control and instrumentation engineer
– Maintenance engineer
– Mechanical engineer
– Nuclear engineer

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

Tuition Fees per year for Kenyan Students = 184,700 KES
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = 221,640 KES
**This programme will be completed with fees per year as follows:
– First year = 184,700 KES
– Second year = 179,700 KES
– Third year = 179,700 KES
– Fourth year = 179,700 KES


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
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