Mechatronics Engineering provides an in-depth understanding of modern engineering and manufacturing combined with specialist skills in electronics and computer-based automation technology
This program is offered in Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology under the College of Engineering and Technology (CoETEC), School of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Materials Engineering (SoMMME).
It takes 5 academic years to complete, each year consisting of 2 semesters.
The study involves aspects of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic, Computer control and their application in industry.
The course aims to equip engineers to take lead in multidisciplinary design and manufacturing teams on products that involve both a mechanical and electronic aspects.
The minimum entry requirements for anyone interested in joining this course are:
KCSE with C+(plus) mean grade, and at least a C+ in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and English/Swahili
Kenya Advanced Certificate of Examination (KACE) with at least two (2) Principle passes of nine (9) points in Mathematics,
Physics, and at least credit pass in Chemistry at KCE or equivalent
JKUAT Diploma or Diploma from an Institution recognized by University Senate examined by KNEC or any other body recognized by University Senate as being of equivalent status, with at least with at least credit pass in relevant discipline. Such applicants will be eligible to join second year of study.
Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) in a relevant field, with at least credit pass, from an institution recognized by University Senate and examined by KNEC or any other examination body recognized by University Senate as being of equivalent status shall be eligible to join third year of study.
Every student is required to carry out an Internal Attachment (at the J.K.U.A.T Labs and Workshops) at the end of second (2nd) year and industrial attachments (at approved industries with systems relevant to the curriculum) at the end of third (3rd) and fourth (4th) years.
Mechatronics Engineering graduates are employed in a wide variety of industries, especially those with automated processes, such as:
They also have entrepreneurial skills to start up own businesses offering mainly solutions for automation and control of processes.
Mechatronics graduates can also proceed to pursue a Postgraduate degree in the same field which is also available in JKUAT.