Electrical engineering is a field of engineering that generally deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism.
The course is offered by the School of Electrical, Electronics and Information Engineering (SEEIE) housed under the College of Engineering and Technology (CoETEC).
The degree program takes five (5) academic years to complete, each year comprising of two (2) semesters of sixteen (16) weeks each.
During the first three years, the students undertake mathematics, basic electrical and electronic principles and general studies courses. In the final two years, the students choose to specialize either in light current option or heavy current option.
Industrial attachment of at least eight (8) weeks each, is undertaken at the end of the second, third and fourth years of study.
The minimum entry requirements are Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with at least a mean aggregate of at least grade B– (minus) and at least Mathematics C+(plus), Physics C+(plus), Chemistry C+(plus), and Geography or Biology C+(plus)
Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) or the A-level with at least two principal passes in Mathematics and Physics; and at least a total score of nine (9) points, and at least a credit pass in Chemistry at the KCE or its equivalent.
Diploma applicants holding: JKUAT University Diploma with at least a Credit pass in the relevant discipline. Such applicants will be eligible to join the second year of study.
Ordinary Diploma from an institution recognized by the Senate having been awarded and examined by the Kenya National examinations Council (KNEC) or any other external examinations body recognized by the University Senate as being of equivalent status, with at least a credit pass in relevant discipline. Such applicants will be eligible to join the course in the second year of study.
Higher National Diploma from an institution recognized by the University Senate, having been awarded and examined by the Kenya National Examinations Council or any other external examinations body recognized by the University Senate as being of equivalent status, with at least a credit pass in a relevant discipline. Such applicants will be eligible to join the course in the third year of study.
Electrical engineering graduates can find jobs in most engineering industries. These include:
- Aerospace industry
- Automotive industry
- Chemical industry
- Construction industry
- Defence industry
- Electronics industry
- Fast moving consumer goods industry
- Marine industry
- Materials and metals industry
- Oil and gas industry
- Pharmaceuticals industry
- Power generation industry
- Rail industry
- Utilities industry