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Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical and Production Engineer program

Moi University

Bachelors Degree Program 5 Years

Course Details

Course Overview

The Department of Production Engineering offers a Bachelor of Technology programme in Mechanical and Production Engineering. The Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical and Production Engineering programme puts a lot of emphasis on the practical application of theoretical knowledge. The practical aspect is achieved through extensive workshop practice, laboratory training, seminars, industrial visits and attachments.

Minimum Entry Requirements

(i) All candidates admitted to the degree
programme of Bachelor of Technology in
Mechanical and Production Engineering must
satisfy the minimum entrance requirements
stipulated in the common university entrance

(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

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

i.)Prepare graduate Engineers for the industrial sector in the field of design and production so as to accelerate the growth of manufacturing industries.
ii.)Achieve a practical orientation in the graduate engineer.
iii.)Encourage participation by the academic staff and students in research projects, consultancy services and other professional activities.
iv.)Encourage positive and responsive vocational attitudes as well as initiative and creative thinking oriented to the field of work.
v.)Impart management skills as a basis for entrepreneurial development and employment.

Course Program

Year 1
Semester I

Pure Mathematics I
Applied Mathematics
Basic Physics I
Basic Chemistry I
Engineering Drawing I
Communication Skills I
Development Concepts & Application

Semester II

Pure Mathematics II
Basic Statistics
Basic Physics II
Basic Chemistry II
Engineering Drawing II
Quantitative Skills
Communication Skills II
Total number of units year 1 44

Year 2
Semester I

Engineering Mathematics I
Solid Mechanics I
Mechanics of Machines I
Engineering Drawing III
Circuit Theory I
Electrical Measurements
Basic Electrical Machines
State, Society and Development

Semester II

Engineering Mathematics II
Materials Science I
Fluid Mechanics I
Engineering Mechanisms
Thermodynamics I
Basic Electronics
Basic Electrical Power
Introduction to Computer Hardware and Software
Workshop Practice (12 weeks)
Total number of units in year 2 51

Year 3
Semester I

Engineering Mathematics III
Materials Science II
Solid Mechanics II
Fluid Mechanics II
Mechanics of Machines II
Thermodynamics II
Digital Electronics I

Semester II

Engineering Mathematics IV
Statistics 3
Solid Mechanics III
Fluid Mechanics III
Engineering Design I
Thermodynamics III
Research Methodology 1
Control Systems I
Industrial Attachment I (12 weeks)
Total number of units year 3 49

Year 4
Semester I

Industrial Engineering I
Solid Mechanics IV
Fracture of Materials
Engineering Design II
Thermodynamics IV
Computer Programming

Semester II

Industrial Engineering II
Foundry Technology
Mechanical Vibrations
Welding Technology
Machine Tool Engineering
Introduction to Engineering Economics
Industrial Attachment II (12 Weeks)
Total number of units year 4 46

Year 5
Semester I

Industrial Law and Ethics
Operations Research
Material Forming Technology
Computer Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacture
Elective I
Elective II

Semester II

Industrial Organization & Finance
Non-Conventional Machining Processes
Jig and Fixture Design
Renewable Energy Resources
Elective III
Elective IV
Total number of units year 5 44
Grand total for 5 years 235

Elective Courses
Electives I to IV are courses selected from the following list of subjects subject to the advice and prior approval of the department. Students will be advised on the electives offered in any particular semester. The electives offered to students will generally depend on the availability of expertise, the student's desired career specialization and the needs of the profession.

Non-Destructive Testing Methods
Composite Materials
Plastics Technology
Introduction to the Finite Element Method
Experimental Stress Analysis
Power Plant Engineering
Internal Combustion Engines
Industrial Pollution and Pollution control
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Any other equivalently weighted electives as approved by Senate.

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