WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,851 /year
Applications Begin:July 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Mining and Mineral Processing engineering
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline:
Programme Overview

The Bachelor of science in Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering course at J.K.U.AT is a 10 semester course spread over five years. It has an average of 16 course units per academic year.

In addition, every student is required to carry out an Internal Attachment (at the J.K.U.A.T Labs and Workshops) at the end of second year and industrial attachments (at approved industries with systems relevant to the curriculum) at the end of third and fourth years.

The Undergraduate experience is broad-based and includes, in the first two years, general education in mathematics, sciences and preliminary design courses that are common with curricula in other engineering programs.


First Semester:
– Engineering Drawing and Design I
– Workshop processes and Practice
– Communication Skills
– Chemistry I
– Chemistry I
– Calculus I
– Introduction to Computer Science
– Physics I

Second Semester:
– Engineering Drawing and Design II
– Development Studies
– Chemistry II
– Geometry
– Calculus II
– Computer Programming I
– Physics II

First Semester:
– Strength of Materials I
– Electrical Engineering I
– Introduction to Material Science
– Introduction to Mine Development
– Engineering Drawing and Design III
– Calculus III
– Statistics
– Workshop Processes and Technology

Second Semester:
– Strength of Materials II
– Electrical Engineering II
– Civil Engineering Materials
– Introduction to Geology
– Engineering Drawing and Design IV
– Introduction to Economics
– Ordinary Differential Equations
– Computer Programming II

First Semester:
– Fluid Mechanics I
– Soil Mechanics
– Engineering Surveying I
– Physical Metallurgy I
– Geology I
– Partial Differential Equations
– Measurements and Instrumentation

Second Semester:
– Fluid Mechanics II
– Thermodynamics I
– Engineering Surveying II
– Rock Mechanics I
– Geology II
– Physical Metallurgy II
– Chemical Metallurgy II

First Semester:
– Mineral Processing I
– Underground Mine Design I
– Surface Mine Design I
– Mining Machinery I
– Rock Mechanics II
– Mine Environment I
– Mineral Economics
– Engineering Surveying III
– Power Supply of Mines
– Hydrometallurgy
– Process Control and Instrumentation
– Transport Phenomena I

Second Semester:
– Mineral Processing II
– Thermodynamics II
– Underground Mine Design II
– Surface Mine Design II
– Mining Machinery II
– Numerical Analysis I
– Mining Environment II
– Mining Environment II
– Microeconomics
– Power Electronics and Control
– Mining and Quarry Explosives
– Pyrometallurgy
– Transport Phenomena II
– Ferrous Metallurgy

First Semester:
– Project
– Macroeconomics
– Materials Handling and Equipment
– Operations Research
– Selected Mineral Mining Methods I
– Geostatistics
– Mine Surveying I
– Foundation Engineering I
– Foundry and Casting Processes
– Process Design I
– Corrosion
– Mechanical Metallurgy

Second Semester:
– Principles of Management
– Petroleum Engineering
– Environmental Aspects and Safety in Mines
– Project Management
– Selected Mineral Mining Methods II
– Mine Surveying II
– Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
– Foundation Engineering II
– Entrepreneurship Skills
– Project Management
– Fuels, Furnaces and Refractories
– Process Design II
– Heat treatment
– Selected Topics in Extractive Metallurgy
– Entrepreneurship Skills

Admission Requirements

The University and Faculty common regulations shall apply.
The following shall be eligible for consideration for admission into the degree programme:

I. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) applicants should satisfy all the requirements below:
(i) A candidate must have a mean aggregate of at least grade B – (minus);
(ii) The mean grade for the total score in the four cluster subjects must be at least B (plain);

III. Diploma applicants:II. Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) or the A-level equivalent should satisfy all the requirements below:
(i) At least two principal passes in Mathematics and Physics; and
(ii) At least a total score of nine(9) points at the KACE or equivalent; and
(iii) At least a credit pass in chemistry at the KCE or its equivalent.

A candidate must be a holder of JKUAT diploma in engineering with at least a credit pass in the relevant discipline. Diploma holders will normally be admitted into the second year of study.

IV. A holder of other qualifications recognized by the Senate as equivalent to I, II or III above.

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 programme include:
– Field Engineer Operation Supervisor
– Field Engineer Senior Project Manager
– Coal Miner Truck Driver Electrician
– Heavy Equipment Operator
– Welder Diesel Mechanic
– Welder Maintenance Technician Electrician

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for Kenyan and East Africa Community Students: $1,851
Tuition Fees for International Students: $2,221

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.

Relevant Contact

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