Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics Engineering

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PROGRAMME

Candidates wishing to study for the Bachelor’s degree must satisfy the minimum University requirements for admission. In addition;

The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Mean grade C+ with C+ in Maths, C+ in physics and Chemistry or Physical Science plus at least C+ in English /Kiswahili

DURATION OF STUDY

Five (5) academic years.

The Units Distribution Table for the Programme

Units Distribution Table

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

Specifically, the BSc. MTE graduates should be able to:

  1. Apply the fundamental principles of Mechatronics Engineering, and relevant mathematical techniques in solving engineering problems.
  2. Formulate and develop techniques of solving Mechatronics Engineering problems.
  3. Conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data in Mechatronics Engineering.
  4. Explain different applications of the theory learnt in class in addressing real societal problems, needs and requirements.
  5. Design Mechatronics Engineering systems, components or processes to meet the desired needs.

GOAL OF THE PROGRAMME

This programme is intended to offer education and training in Mechatronics Engineering and to equip the candidate with the skills that will normally allow for eventual practice as a Mechatronics Engineer. It is intended to equip the learner with knowledge and technical skills in Mechatronics Engineering needed in industry and to become innovators and entrepreneurs in Mechatronics Engineering and other related fields.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

  • Students Class Attendance
    1. Students must attend at least sixty-seven (67) per cent of the classes for all the courses registered.
    2. Where a student registers for extra elective courses, the students must attend at least sixty-seven 67% of the classes and the course cannot be dropped after 3 (three) weeks of registration unless with permission from Chairman of Department.
    3. A student must independently or in a group of more than three students write a supervised project and implement in accordance with the university guidelines on under graduate project.
    4. A student must attend one internal attachment and two industrial attachments with each attachment period of 12 weeks.
  • Lecturer’s Obligations
    1. A lecturer must avail to the students a course outline and a schedule of any course requirement in the university prescribed format scheduled lecture within the first week of the semester.
    2. A lecturer must meet the required contact hours within the teaching session prescribed in the university academic calendar.
    3. A lecturer should remain accessible for consultation to the students over the entire teaching session in which a course is taught.
    4. The lecturer shall take regular class attendance.

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

To qualify for the award of the degree, a candidate must take and pass all the units offered (except where exempted) including attachment.

Classification of Degree

  1. Final classification of the Degree shall be based on the average mark for all the required units, except the attachment, which is graded as pass or fail.
  2. The degree shall be classified as follows based on the overall average mark: –

Overall Average Marks

Degree Classification

70% and above

First Class Honours

≥ 60% but <70%

Second Class Honours (Upper Division)

≥ 50% but <60%

Second Class Honours (Lower Division)

≥ 40% but <50%

Pass

<40%

Fail