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Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering


 

Preamble
The Role of Science and Technology in socio-economic development and expansion of human endeavor in general is fundamental. The largest contributor to this is Mechanical Engineering which is responsible for design, manufacture /production, installation, operation and maintenance of anything that moves, products & services while ensuring environmental preservation and conservation.
The Mechanical Engineering skills are critical in the automobiles, trains, aerospace, aeroplanes, biotechnology, bio-medical services, pharmaceutical industries, electronic/ computer drives etc, energy conversion automation and general manufacturing.
The department currently runs a five year degree program which equips students with knowledge, skills, competence & values applicable to any of these sectors among others.
The department is also engaged in research and development activities.
Rationale
Mechanical Engineering has been necessitated by the fact that mechanical engineers are required in the process of industrial transformation of our country.

Vision
To produce world class Mechanical Engineers

Mission
To develop manpower capable of utilizing and enhancing knowledge and skills in design and production

Objectives

  • To provide training in skills that can turn resources into usable products or services for the benefit of our society.
  • To prepare graduate engineers for the industrial sector in the field of design and production.
  • To develop the basic entrepreneurial skills as a basis of self employment.

Linkages
The department is currently collaborating/ link with various institutions for the purpose of joint research, faculty training and student, staff exchange program and exchange program.
Institutions:
St. Thomas University, Minnesota USA

Research Publications And Patents

  • N. K. Langat, T. N. Thoruwa, J. Wanyoko, J. Kiplagat, B. Plourde, J. Abraham, Models and experiments for energy consumption and quality of green tea drying, Energy Science & Engineering published by the Society of Chemical Industry and John Wiley & Sons Ltd the Society of Chemical Industry and John Wiley & Sons (2014).
  • N. K. Langat, T. N. Thoruwa, J. Wanyoko, Improved Process and Associated Technology for Predrying Green Leaf Tea. Kenya Industrial Property Institute and Directorate of Intellectual Property- Kenyatta University (KE/P2011/001427)

Proposals/ On- Going Research

  • Emission from imported used Vehicles- Environmental Degradation Research- George Magore
  • Optimization of heat movement in varying configuration channels Researcher- Nickson K. Langat
  • Efficient method of processing purple tea in Kenya Researcher- Nickson K. Langat
  • Vibration analysis, control and noise silencing Researcher- Isaac Waire Maina
  • Development of an Improved Fluid Bed Dryer for Green Tea Drying in the Industry Researcher- Nickson K. Langat
  • The need to monitor and create standards for body building on trucks and buses. (Damages seen and recorded from accident vehicles)

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SERVICE CHARTER

The department of Mechanical Engineering is committed to courtesy and excellence in service delivery

Services Rendered

 

Requirements

Charges

Timeline

Preparation of Teaching/Timetable

University main timetable

Free

Immediate

Allocation of Teaching load/duties

Teaching units

Free

1 Week

Sourcing of Part-time Lecturers

Teaching units

Free

After allocation of teaching load/units

Meeting for allocation of students (4th Year) Project Proposals/Supervisor

Students concept papers

Free

As per University schedule

Transport requests to for external Workshops/Labs

Letter from Chairman

Free

1 Week

Setting examinations

Syllabus

Free

2 Weeks after start of semester

Invigilation of examinations

Examinations /Exam Timetable

Free

2 Weeks

Marking Examinations

Examination scripts

Free

2 Weeks after end of examinations

Departmental Examination Board and marking of proposal & projects Reports

Marks from Departmental Internal/External Examiners/University schedule

Free

1 Day

Proposal/project presentation seminar/oral examination marking

Presentation materials/projectors

Free

1 Day

Marking of student proposals and project reports

Proposal/ project repots

Free

2 Weeks

Examinations Results Queries

Missing marks form

Free

2 Days

Recommendation/Introduction Letters/Confirmation of Units Covered

Student ID/Request letter

Free

1 Day

Departmental Academic Seminars

Availability of presenters

Free

Twice a month

DEPARTMENTAL CONTACTS

Chairman, Mechanical Engineering Department,

Kenyatta University,

             P.O. Box 43844 – 00100 Nairobi.

           Tel: 8710901, Ext.3650.

           Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Francis Mwangangi.4th year, Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Congressman, School of Engineering and Technology
leader‘Without the services of an Engineer, a doctor is a witchdoctor”. These are the words he always uses to encourage his students during lectures. His name is Eng. Okaka, a man of wisdom and knowledge. I guess he’s the oldest in the school and the most experienced. This energetic man heads the oldest department in the school of Engineering and Technology, the mechanical department. He also doubles up as a fluid mechanics lecturer and when he happens to take you in that unit, you can never miss his lessons since next time he will bully you.
I love his simple way of life. I have never seen him driving but am sure he can buy any vehicle he wants. I have never seen him with a smartphone though he can afford the newest in the market. Is he too analog or its his way of life? I also don’t know.
In my tenure as congressman, I can say that his department has been the most cooperative of all. He works on an open door policy and is always welcoming. The secretary too is welcoming. Try visiting their offices and confirm this.
Allow me to appreciate the university management for the support given to SET. I cannot list all benefits here one by one but indeed they are in plenty. What remains is to now give all what it takes to ensure that the university is accredited. I can promise students that we will not tire until we see this process completed.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Currently the department offers the following degree course:

  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering. (B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering)

Entry Requirements
Students wishing to pursue the above undergraduate program must satisfy the following conditions;
a)The minimum entry requirement for the School of Engineering and Technology.
b)The candidate must have attained the following minimum grades at KCSE or equivalent qualifications:
    Mean Grade    C+
    Mathematics   B+
    Physics            B+
    Chemistry        B
    English            B

  • Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering. (B.Sc Aerospace Engineering)

Entry Requirements
Students wishing to pursue the above undergraduate program must satisfy the following conditions;
a)The minimum entry requirement for the School of Engineering and Technology.
b)The candidate must have attained the following minimum grades at KCSE or equivalent qualifications:
     Mean Grade     C+
    Mathematics     B+
    Physics              B+
    Chemistry          B
    English              B

PROGRAM DURATION AND PATTERN
The duration of study for BSc. Mechanical Engineering and B.Sc Aerospace Engineering extends for five(5) academic years.
Though out the course of study, a candidate is required to take 16 units in any given year of study. A semester shall consist of 16 weeks and the teaching hours for each course will be 56 hours.

To qualify for the award of the degree, the candidate should have passed not less than 80 units plus industrial attachment units.

Mode of Delivery
• Lectures
• Practical
• Tutorials
• Seminars
• Academic trips
• Workshop practice
• Industrial attachment  

Career Prospects
Graduates from the Department of Mechanical Engineering find professional jobs in the Private and Public Sectors.

Adjunct Professors

Prof. J. A. Nyang’aya

Prof. S. P. Ng’ang’a

Prof. G. O. Rading

 

Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2015 08:57

Chairman

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Engineer Peter Okaka

Chairperson
Mechanical & Manufacturing Eng. Dept.

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