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Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering


Candidates wishing to study for the B. Tech ME degree must satisfy the minimum University requirements. In addition;

  • Direct Entry

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

  • Entry via University Bridging

Not applicable

  • Entry via Pre-University programme

Not applicable

  • Other entry requirements

A holder of accredited Diploma in Mechanical Engineering of the Murang’a University of Technology or equivalent as recognized by the senate.


Four (4) academic years.

The Units Distribution Table for the Programme

Units Distribution Table


Specifically the B. Tech ME graduates should be able to:

  1. Generate and disseminate new knowledge in matters pertaining to Mechanical Engineering Technology in the society.
  2. Interact effectively with the general public with a view to enhancing use of new knowledge related to Mechanical Engineering Technology.
  3. Analyze and Solve problems related to Mechanical Engineering Technology using appropriate approaches, attitudes and knowledge gained.
  4. Plan, develop and conduct research studies in the field of Mechanical Engineering Technology that would contribute to national development.


Tech ME, is intended to equip the learners with knowledge and technical skills in Mechanical Engineering Technology needed in industry and to become innovators and entrepreneurs in this field and related areas.


  • Student Assessment Policy / Criteria

Assessments shall consist of continuous assessments tests, university ordinary examinations, and workshop/laboratory assignment and students projects.

  • Continuous Assessment

Continuous assessments shall normally comprise of tests, assignments and workshop/laboratory experiments. Continuous assessments shall contribute 30% of the total course marks.

  • Semester Examinations
    1. Ordinary university examinations shall be conducted at a time and in the format prescribed by the university senate.
    2. Written Ordinary University Examinations shall contribute 70% of the total course marks.
    3. Where a unit consists solely of practical work, it may be assessed out of 100% by continuous assessment.
  • Students Class Attendance
    1. Students must attend at least eighty (80) per cent of the classes for all the courses registered.
    2. Where a student registers for extra elective courses, s/he must attend at least eighty 80% of the classes and the course cannot be dropped after 3 (three) weeks of registration unless with permission from Chairman of Department.
    3. Students must independently write a supervised project and implement in accordance with the university guidelines on undergraduate project.
    4. Students must attend Industrial attachment for period of at least 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.
    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.


To qualify for the award of the degree, a candidate must have:

  1. Done and passed all required course units as shown in the degree pattern summarized below.
  2. Passed the Industrial Attachment.

Classification of Degree

The Degree award shall be classified using cumulative average score obtained for the degree course studied. Accordingly, the Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology shall be classified as follows;

Overall Average Marks

Degree Classification

70% and above

First Class Honours

60% and below 70%

Second Class Honours (Upper Division)

50% and below 60%

Second Class Honours (Lower Division)

40% and below 50%