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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY (JKUAT)


COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (COETEC)

RE-INVITATION (DOUBLE DEGREE) PROGRAMMES FOR JKUAT ENGINEERING GRADUATES
(JANUARY 2012 INTAKE)

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) continues to excel as a leader in the provision of engineering education and training. Towards this end, JKUAT Senate, and the Engineers’ Registration Board have approved the re-invitation of former JKUAT graduates of Telecommunication and Information Engineering (TIE), Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE), Biomechanical and Processing Engineering (BPE) and Soil, Water and Environmental Engineering (SWE) to pursue relevant programs leading to the award of a second engineering degree (double degree). Double degrees approach is a current global trend, and is a common arrangement in renowned universities where they are valued because the graduate has multiple skills which make them more competitive in the job market, and responsive to national and international needs. 

JKUAT invites applications from relevant JKUAT engineering graduates for the following Re-invitation (double-degree) programs in the College of Engineering and Technology (COETEC), to be offered at the main campus, Juja:

1.        Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Re-invitation program)
2.        Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering (Re-invitation program)

APPLICANTS ELIGIBILITY

The following shall be eligible for consideration for admission into the re-invitation degree programme:

(i)            Those seeking to pursue Re-invitation BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering must have a JKUAT Bachelor of Science in Electronic and Computer Engineering, or JKUAT Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication and Information Engineering

(ii)         Those seeking to pursue Re-invitation BSc in Agricultural Engineering must have a JKUAT Bachelor of Science in Biomechanical and Processing Engineering, or JKUAT Bachelor of Science in Soil, Water and Environmental Engineering


DURATION AND NUMBER OF UNITS

1.    JKUAT Graduates of BSc Telecommunication & Information Engineering pursuing BSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering (re-invitation program) will undertake 8 units
2.    JKUAT Graduates of BSc Electronic & Computer Engineering pursuing BSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering (re-invitation program) will undertake 12 units
3.    JKUAT Graduates of BSc Biomechanical & Processing Engineering pursuing BSc Agricultural Engineering (re-invitation program) will undertake 14 units
4.    JKUAT Graduates of BSc Soil, Water & Environmental Engineering pursuing BSc Agricultural Engineering (re-invitation program) will undertake 21 units

COURSE BRIEF

Electrical and Electronic Engineering
The degree program is designed to produce a graduate engineer who has knowledge in the core areas of electrical and electronic engineering. These include electronics, telecommunication, control, electrical machines and power systems.  In the later stages of the course, students specialize in either light current or heavy current option.  The students are expected to learn a systematic and analytical approach to electrical and electronic engineering to enable them to carry out design, implementation, maintenance and research work.  The career paths are wide and varied and the graduates can find work in industries such as aviation, manufacturing, telecommunication, media (electronic and print), building/construction, power and energy management.


Agricultural Engineering
This program has evolved from the traditional design and development of agricultural machinery, to a knowledge-based engineering that integrates engineering knowledge and design with applied biology, environmental and agricultural sciences. This program includes new areas such as controlled environment agriculture, precision agriculture, automation and emerging technologies, sustainable energy systems, environment sciences, the development of biomaterials and new systems that can promote a sustainable food production.  Graduates from this program utilize knowledge and innovation to ensure food security, eliminate poverty through employment creation in the context of a changing climate and environment; as well as meet some of the fundamental needs of life namely; food, shelter and clothing.  The career paths are wide and graduates get employed in a variety of organizations such as Government departments, manufacturing sector, non-governmental organizations, etc.


More details on all the programs listed above should be obtained at http://www.jkuat.ac.ke under the sub-title “REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN ENGINEERING” or from the Principal’s office.


Application forms can be obtained upon payment of a non-refundable application fee of KShs. 1,500/- and returned by Friday, 18th November, 2011 duly completed with official degree certificate to:


Principal, College of Engineering and Technology, JKUAT
P.O. Box 62000-00200, Nairobi
Tel. 067-52711 Ext. 3233/3231
Fax: 067-52164

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