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Prof. Christopher Maina Muriithi

Ag. DEAN, SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

Prof. Christopher Maina Muriithi

The School of Engineering and Technology, SET, was started as one of the pioneer School of Murang’a University of Technology. SET is looking forward to be recognized internationally as a center of excellence in Engineering and Technology and hopes to endeavor to build engineering capacity for national development and wealth creation through training of highly skilled manpower in engineering, Technology, research, consultancy and extension services in view of working towards achieving vision 2030.

Message From The DEAN

The school aims:

  1. To provide quality Engineering and Technology education that inculcates creativity and innovation for economic growth,
  2. To develop and review Engineering, Technology and Technological Education syllabi in line with market demands.
  3. To continuously improve the quality of Teaching and Learning through curriculum implementation procedures.
  4. To attract, mentor, retain and motivate high caliber academic and professional staff.
  5. To maximize the School’s capacity to admit, retain under-graduate and graduate students.

The School has two viable routes to establish technical training programmes:

  1. BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
  2. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING

Both directions are adequately supported by their relevant regulating bodies, and can be conducted in complementary ways.

 

  1. BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (ELECTRICAL/ MECHANICAL/ CIVIL ETC)

REGULATING BODY: THE KENYA ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY REGISTRATION BOARD

 

“Engineering technology” means part of the engineering profession in which knowledge of applied mathematical and natural science gained by higher education, experience and practice is devoted to application of engineering principles and the implementation of technology education for the professional focusing primarily on analysing, applying, implementing and improving existing technologies and is aimed at preparing graduates for the purpose of engineering technology practices closest to the product improvement.

 

  1. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING (ELECTRICAL/ MECHANICAL/ CIVIL ETC)

REGULATING BODY: THE ENGINEERS BOARD OF KENYA

 

“Engineer” means a person registered under this Act as a professional engineer or consulting engineer and who holds a valid licence;

 

“Engineering” means the creative application of scientific principles to design or develop structures, machines, apparatus, or manufacturing processes, or works utilizing them singly or in combination or to construct or operate the same with full cognizance of their design or to forecast their behavior under specific operating conditions or aspects of intended functions, economics of operation and safety to life and property;

 

The School is constituted of three main departments.

The school offers Certificates courses in Building, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Automotive Engineering and has the following Engineering and Technology programmes:

Department

 Program

Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering

 

Diploma in Automotive Engineering

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Master of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

 

Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

 

Bachelor of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

 

Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

Civil Engineering

Diploma in Civil Engineering

The Bachelor of Technology programmes will run for four years, while the Bachelor of Science in Engineering programmes run for five years.

For the undergraduate programmes both government and privately sponsored students will be integrated. All programmes have compulsory practical work and workshop practice. These activities contribute in preparing our graduates to fit in a real working environment.

Apart from the training a programme, the School is involved in research, consultancy and extension works. These activities are carried out at the university and/or in collaboration with other organizations and institutions nationally and internationally such Kenya- china TIVET project which is in the process of installing mechanical engineering laboratory equipment for reverse engineering and other equipment. The production unity is a key area where the knowledge and skills acquired in engineering are put to practice where engineering products are produced.

The School has well trained academic and support staff which makes it possible to carry out its activities more effectively and efficiently. At least 50% of the academic staff either have masters while others are working towards their Masters and PhDs. The School is committed to continuous professional and academic training of its staff to cope up with the dynamic engineering and technological skills and education for development.

The School plans to develop other programmes in all areas of specialization in engineering and aims to have a stabilized student population with adequate training facilities and staff. We are also planning to expand our research and consultancy activities which will involve all the academic staff and students.

Through the dedication of School staff and students the school has well organized and coordinated its activities. The School is always ready to offer its best to the students joining our programmes. The school also looks forward to good working partnership and productive work with the Industry, organizations and other institutions in research, consultancy and extension services in providing engineering solutions to the community, nation and the world at large.

 

Education

  • Ph.D., Accounting & Finance, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
  • M.S.F., Finance, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, 2006
  • M.B.A., Taxation, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA, 1983

Publications

  • The primary market value innovations of newly public firms
  • Auditor Tenure and Quality of Financial Report
  • Unexpected Fees and the Prediction of Material Weaknesses