The Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering program, housed in the Mechanical Engineering Department, is in line with the vision of advancing education to drive industrial advancements. The programme is designed to provide advanced competencies to graduates from mechanical engineering undergraduate programs, that will allow them to lead and spur innovation in society as engineers, consultants, educators and researchers. Since students learn best by hands-on learning and practical experiences, these learning styles are integrated into coursework and research. The coursework components of the MSc programme are created with the core competencies of the faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. This allows for deeper practical engagement in core engineering matters and allows the faculty to engage as the students’ research mentors. In this way, the course work and research are seamlessly interwoven in the MSc programme. Furthermore, the MSc research projects address key national developmental goals. The program is an opportunity to provide the students with a unique skills and tools on how to engage in national development.

At the end of the program the graduates should be able to:

  1. Identify mechanical engineering research problems related to national development goals.
  2. Create materials and design components and systems through the application of mechanical engineering principles, practices, to solve engineering challenges.
  3. Design experiments in mechanical engineering based on a gap in existing knowledge, collect and critically evaluate data, and propose solutions based on findings.
  4. Apply current and developing practices in the fields of manufacturing, energy and nanotechnology.
  5. Engage in life-long learning in mechanical engineering field and industry.
  6. Evaluate the societal and environmental impact of mechanical engineering proposals and activities.

Program Details

At the end of the first year each MSc student will be expected to prepare a research proposal based on a real-world mechanical engineering problem and present it to the School of Engineering as part of the preliminary exam. Once the proposal is approved by the School Board of Examiners, the student will put into practice specialized knowledge in science and engineering that they have acquired, to solve research problems outlined in the research proposal. Students then prepare a dissertation based on their research findings, and upon completion, publicly present the work and defend the work in a closed session with their dissertation committee.

Academic Policies and Procedures
Academic policies and procedures are found in the MSc student handbook available in the departmental office.

Application to the Program
All application materials must be acquired and submitted online through the  university academics website . The next intake will take place in May 2019.

Admission Requirements
The following shall be eligible into admission for the degree of Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering:

  • A holder of a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronic Engineering from DeKUT AND an upper second class honors or a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 on a scale of 4.00 OR
  • A holder of a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronic Engineering from another institution recognized by the DeKUT senate AND an upper second class honors or a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 on a scale of 4.00 OR
  • Any other related engineering qualification deemed as being an adequate prerequisite for the Masters of Science in Mechanical Degree approved by DeKUT Senate AND an upper second class honors or a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 on a scale of 4.00.

The following shall be the alternative entry admission requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering:

A holder of a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronic Engineering from DeKUT, a holder of a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronic Engineering from another institution recognized by the DeKUT Senate OR any other related engineering qualification deemed as being an adequate prerequisite for the Masters of Science in Mechanical Degree approved by DeKUT Senate WITH a lower second-class honors or a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.50 on a scale of 4.00 with additional relevant training, evidence of research capability either through research, paper presentations or peer reviewed publications and relevant working experience.

Dekut is an equal opportunity organization and women are encouraged to apply.

Contacts for Questions

Chair of Mechanical Engineering Department
Prof. Nancy Wangechi Karuri
Nancy.karuri@dkut.ac.ke

Graduate School at DeKUT
graduateschool@dkut.ac.ke