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Tuition Fees:$1,181 /year
Applications Begin:July 2020
Final Award:Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Campus:Main Campus
Course Type:Masters with course work and research
Application Deadline:
Programme Overview

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a Master of Science degree course in Mechanical engineering in the following subject areas:
– Industrial Engineering,
– Design and Production Engineering, and
– Advanced Thermodynamics and Fluids Engineering.

The program consists of course work in the first year, and a project and thesis in the second year of study. The programme is designed to equip a student with the theoretical knowledge, skills and experience requisite for pursuing research and/or an academic career to provide specialized practical knowledge, skills and exposure to state of art technology for a person who wishes to pursue a career in the industry.

The course work consists of four core units and two elective units. Upon completion of course work a student is expected to undertake research and subsequently write thesis. The research part of the programme takes between six and nine months.


Industrial Engineering
Year   1
Core courses:
– Factory Design and Layout
– Quality Control
– Industrial Management
– Applied Mathematics

Elective courses
– Maintenance Management and Control
– Production and Operations Management
– Production and Inventory Control
– Economic Decisions in Industrial Management
– Forecasting
– Ergonomics
– Methods Engineering
– Operations Research
– Manufacturing Systems
– Application of CAD and CAM
– Project

Design and Production Engineering
Year 1
Core courses:
– Applied Mathematics
– Engineering Measurements and Control
– Applied Stress Analysis
– Machine Vibrations

Elective courses
– Finite Element Theory and Application
– Lubrication Theory and Design
– Manufacturing Systems
– Application of CAD and CAM
– Production Technology
– Machining Processes and Tool Technology
– Materials Technology
– Production Management
– Production and Inventory Control
– Ergonomics
– Design of Mechanisms
– Applied Plasticity in Metal Forming
– Design of Curved Shapes
– Optimal Control Theory
– Composite Materials and Plastics
– Project

Advanced Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
Year   1
Core courses:
– Advanced Thermodynamics
– Advanced Fluid Mechanics
– EME 3122 Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer
– Applied Mathematics.

Elective courses
– Combustion and Pollution
– Internal Combustion Engines
– Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
– Fluid Dynamics of Turbo machinery
– Modeling and Computation of Turbulent Flows
– Thermal Power Plant Engineering
– Project

Admission Requirements

The following are the Requirements for admission into the programme:
– Holders of at least 2nd class honours (Upper Division) B Sc degree in relevant field from JKUAT or any other institution recognized the University Senate.
– A Holder of 2nd class honours (Lower Division). B Sc degree from JKUAT or any other institution recognized the University Senate as being of equivalent academic status and who in addition must show proof of either two years relevant experience and professional development or academic advancement through research and publication since graduation with the Bachelors degree

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan and East Africa Community Students: $14
Application Fees for International Students: $45

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

Application Procedure
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

3. Proceed on with filling the application form, ensuring all mandatory fields are filled, attach photocopies of required certificates and submit when done.
– You will be required to present certified copies of the relevant certificates, Result slips, National Identity Card, Birth Certificate for verifications when reporting.
– IT Department will call or send an SMS to request successful candidates to pick An official admission letter.
Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this course 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 and East Africa Community Students: $1,181
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,417

Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = Kshs130,000
Tuition Fees for International Students = Kshs156,000
**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.
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.

Relevant Contact

Dr Hiram M. Ndiritu
Dean, School of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries