Bachelor of Science Energy and Environmental Technology

Philosophy of the proposed programme

To develop, build students and staff professionally in Energy and Environmental Technology towards promoting national, regional and international industrialization and offer a holistic approach in the field of technology to all deserving and qualified persons.

Why Bachelor of Energy and Environmental Technology programme

Due to the looming threat of energy shortages and the increasing climate changes (carbon dioxide emissions), interesting areas of employment have arisen for young engineers, for example, in the modernization of power stations in Kenya and abroad. This means that a large number of new engineering positions will become available in this area. The type of knowledge and training required to take advantage of this corresponds to a large extent with the course profile offered in this degree.
The renewable energy sector has over several years had slow growth rate. Included here are solar technology, wind and biomass energy among others. Career opportunities in this area are set to multiply over the next few years. Research in the area of combustible fuel cells is becoming ever more practically-oriented, opening up a wide area of possible employment to engineers. Energy-saving technology will be introduced in all areas of industry, and engineers specializing in energy and the environment will be in demand. All large industrial plants, especially power plants, will have to be planned and authorized. The authorization processes are complicated and need appropriately qualified engineers/technologists to undertake this work. In all branches of industry, changes in the use of energy will take place and compliance with environmental regulations will be required. Similarly, in this area, energy and environmental engineers/technologists will find favour.

The construction of plants which produce electricity as well as heat (combined heat and power generation) is an area where Kenya is exploring. This is also a typical area of employment for engineers/technologists educated in this program. Mention here should also be made of the engineers who work to secure our daily energy supply.

Goal of the programme

The Energy and Environmental Technology curriculum will equip graduates with the design knowledge, hands on skills and attitudes necessary to exhibit excellence in energy and environmental with competencies in invention and innovation.

Expected Learning Outcomes of the Programme

Upon successful completion of the prescribed course of study, the BSc. EET, graduates shall have acquired knowledge, skills and abilities to be able to:

  1. Utilize acquired knowledge to develop solutions to the energy and environmental challenges.
  2. Demonstrate acquired skills and understanding of current international energy usage and its impact on Environment.
  • Demonstrate acquired skills and understanding of the origins and distribution of various energy sources (solar, wind, hydro, wave, tidal, nuclear, fossil fuels and bioenergy).
  1. Prepare students with a range of skills, including problem solving, project work and presentation, to enable them to take active roles in industry and research.
  2. Equip students with skills and knowledge to enable them to determine contribution of various energy sources on national socio-economic development.
  3. Conduct research on energy and environmental based technology issues

Duration of study

The program of study leading to the BSc. EETprogramme at Mount Kenya University shall extend for a period of four academic years in line with the University academic policy and regulations

Admissions Requirement for the proposed programme

Candidates shall be eligible for admission into the BSc. EET degree of Mount Kenya University in the following categories:

  1. The University and School common regulations shall apply.
  2. The candidate must have passed the K.C.S.E. or equivalent examination at the minimum grades indicated below:

KCSE Mean grade C+ (Plus) and minimum grades in the following individual cluster subjects: Mathematics C (Plain), Kiswahili/English C (Plain), Physics C(Plain) and C (Plain) in Chemistry or Geography or Biology.

Relevant KNEC Diploma or its equivalent