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Bachelor of Technology in Electrical and Communications Engi program

Moi University

Bachelors Degree Program 5 Years

Course Details

Course Overview

The department of electrical and communications engineering has two undergraduate degree programmes a Diploma in computer engineering (Dip.CE), a Postgraduate Diploma in computer science and computer and instrumentation centre. It was established to cater for the growing need in the country for highly qualified technical man-power in the area of Electrical and Communications Engineering. This curriculum lays emphasis on basic sciencesand mathematics in the beginning, followed by technical courses incorporating the main branches of electronics, telecommunications, instrumentation, control engineering, microprocessor systems and applications, electrical machines, electrical power engineering. The main thrust of the curriculum is the development of practical proficiency with sound theoretical basis. The practical proficiency is achieved through extensive laboratory training, seminars, engineering projects, workshop practice, industrial visits, and industrial attachments.

Minimum Entry Requirements

(i) All candidates admitted to the degree programme of Bachelor Bachelor of Technology in Electrical and Communications Engineering must satisfy the minimum entrance requirements stipulated in the common university entrance regulations.
(ii) In addition, candidates must obtain at least the minimum cut-off points for the year as determined from any one of the following four subject clusters from the revised KCSE structure in which candidates take examination in 8 subjects.

Mathematics Physics Chemistry Either Biology or Geography or any Group V (i.e. technical group of subjects)

Mathematics Physics Chemistry Either Biology or Geography or any Group V (i.e. technical group of subjects) The above clusters may change from year to year. Mathematics Physical Sciences Biological Sciences Either Geography or any Group V (i.e. technical group of subjects)

The above clusters may change from year to year.

iii) Those holding qualifications equivalent to the above from institutions recognized by Moi University Senate may also be admitted.

Course Objectives

The objectives of the curriculum
are to prepare graduate engineers who:

i.)can design, implement and maintain electrical
power and communication systems;
ii.)can design, fabricate, test and maintain
electrical and electronic instruments;
iii.)can design, implement and maintain
computer-based systems;
iv.)are equipped with appropriate vocational
and entrepreneural skills;
v.)have positive and responsive attitudes,
initiative, and creative thinking oriented to

Course Program

Year 1
Semester I

Pure Mathematics I
Applied Mathematics I
Basic Physics I
Basic Chemistry I
Engineering Drawing I
Communication Skills I
Development Concepts and Applications I

Semester II

Pure Mathematics II
Applied Mathematics II
Basic Physics II
Basic Chemistry II
Engineering Drawing II
Quantitative Skills
Communication Skills II
Total units year 1 43

Year 2
Semester I

Engineering Mathematics I
Computer Techniques 1
Solid Mechanics I
Mechanics of Machines I
Circuit Theory I
Electrical Measurements I
Basic Electrical Machines
State, Society and Development

Semester II

Engineering Mathematics II
Materials Science I
Fluid Mechanics
Engineering Mechanisms
Thermodynamics I
Circuit Theory II
Basic Electronics
Basic Electrical Power
Total units Year 2 48

Workshop Practice (12 weeks)

Year 3
Semester I

Engineering Mathematics III
Manufacturing Processes
Electromagnetic Fields
Physical Electronics & EE Materials
Analogue Electronics I
Electrical Machines I
Digital Electronics I

Semester II

Engineering Mathematics IV
Control Systems I
Network Analysis & Synthesis
Transmission Lines
Analogue Electronics II
Power Systems I
Digital Electronics II
Introductory Engineering Economics
Total units year 3 47 units

Industrial Attachment I (8 weeks)

Year 4
Semester I

Engineering Mathematics V
Communication Systems I
Electromagnetic Waves
Analogue Electronics III
Electrical Machines II
Small Business Management

Semester II

Computer Techniques II
Control Systems II
Communication Systems II
Power Electronics
Power Systems II
Microprocessor Systems Applications
Engineering Project I
Total units year 4 41

Industrial Attachment II (12 weeks)

Year 5
Semester I

Microwave Engineering OR
Electric Drives & Industrial Applications
Microprocessor Interfacing & Applications
Engineering Project II
Elective I
Elective II
Elective III
Operations Research

Semester II

Advanced Communications Engineering OR
Switchgear & Protection
Engineering Project II
Elective IV
Elective V
Elective VI
Television Engineering
Law, Ethics, and Professional Practice
Total units year 5 50

Elective Courses

Elective courses are selected from the
following list of subjects subject to the
advise and prior approval of the department.
Students will be advised on the electives
offered in any particular semester. This
offer will generally depend on the
availability of expertise, the student's
desired career specialisation and the needs
of the profession.

Computer-Aided Design
Computer Systems Software
State Space and Digital Control
Non-linear and Multivariable Control
Advanced Communication Engineering
Digital Signal Processing
Advanced Television Engineering
Data Communication
Radio Wave Propagation
Radar Systems
Antenna Engineering
Quantum Electronics
Electronic Circuits and Systems
Electrical Drives & Industrial Applications
Electrical Machines Design
Power System Analysis & Stability
Electrical Power Generation
Power Transmission and Distribution
Switchgear and Protection

Any other equivalently weighted electives as
approved by Senate.

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