Mechanical engineering deals with the design of machines (e.g power-producing machines, such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines; machines inside buildings, such as elevators and escalators and material-handling systems, such as conveyor systems and automated transfer stations), structures, materials, mechanical and thermal-fluid systems(e.g refrigeration and air-conditioning systems), and dynamic processes involving these systems. Mechanical engineers use computers extensively to create and analyze designs, perform simulations and test machine /system functionality and interactivity with other connected parts or subsystems.
Mechanical engineers play key roles in a wide range of industries including automotive, aerospace, biotechnology, computers, electronics, biomechanical and biomedical engineering, micro-electromechanical systems, energy and manufacturing.
Mechanical engineering discipline allows students a variety of career options beyond the industries listed above. In fact, training in mechanical engineering empowers students with creative thinking skills to design a product or a system, that is, analytical tools to achieve design goals, the ability to overcome all constraints, and the teamwork required to design, produce, and market a system or a product. These valuable skills find application in launching other careers in other fields, such as medicine, law, consulting, management, banking, and finance.
Mechanical engineers typically do the following:
- Design or redesign mechanical and thermal devices or subsystems.
- Develop and test prototypes of devices, products, systems and subsystems they design.
- Oversee the manufacturing process for a product, equipment or device.
- Analyze problems to find out how mechanical and thermal devices might help in solving a particular problem in the society or industry.
- Diagnose faulty operation in an equipment, machine or system and recommend remedies.
- Analyze the results from a test and redesign the product or system as needed.
Applicants must satisfy any of the following requirements as required by the University Senate;
- Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) applicants
- Entry requirements are at least a mean grade of C+ and a minimum of C+ in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and English/Kiswahili.
- Two principal passes in mathematics and physics; and
- At least a total score of nine (9) points at the KACE or equivalent; and,
- At least a credit pass in Chemistry at the KACE or its equivalent.
Duration: 5 YEARS
Location: Main Campus
Mode of study: Full Time