Course of the Week; BSc. Biomechanical and Processing Engineering

Offered at the School of Biosystems and Environmental Engineering (SOBEE), the programme aims at producing specialized engineers in mechanization of production systems and bio-process engineering. Students are trained to have core competence in;  Energy resource management, Bio-processing systems design, and Design and production of bio-processing machines and structures.

It produces engineers with competence in; Agricultural machinery, Energy resources management, Bio-processing systems design, and Design and production of bio-processing machines and structures.

Graduates from this program are employed in various organizations such as agro-based industries, food processing plants, NGOs , machinery  manufacturers and dealers, construction companies research institutions, Government ministries, UN agencies etc.

Admission for this programme only happens in our September intake, hence the next intake is September 2018. Application will open in our admission portal at https://admission.jkuat.ac.ke/

Admission Requirements

Must have a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) and should have a minimum grade of C+ (plus) in each of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics: OR C+ (plus) in each of the following subjects; Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Geography or any of the group IV subjects OR

Must have a diploma in agricultural Engineering or Biomechanical and Processing Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or any other relevant diploma, with credit and above from a recognized institution.

Course Distribution
Year 1

  • SCH 2107 Inorganic Chemistry
  • AHS 2101 Intro. to General Agriculture and Agro-meteorology
  • SMA 2170 Algebra
  • SMA 2171 Geometry
  • SMA 2172 Calculus-I
  • SPH 2160 Physics-I
  • HRD 2103 General Economics
  • HRD 2101 Communication Skills
  • SCH 2106 Physical Chemistry
  • SCH 2108 Organic Chemistry
  • ABE 2101 Bio-resource studies
  • EME 2103 Material Science
  • EME 2101 Engineering Drawing and Design I
  • SMA 2173 Calculus II
  • SPH 2161 Physics II
  • HRD 2102 Development Studies
  • SZL 2111 HIV / AIDS

Year 2

  • ABE 2201 Introduction to Energy Resources
  • EEE 2220 Electrical Engineering I
  • ECE 2218 Engineering Surveying I
  • ICS 2110 Information Technology I
  • EME 2201 Engineering Mechanics I
  • EME 2215 Engineering Drawing and Design II
  • EME 2214 Engineering Thermodynamics I
  • SMA 2270 Calculus III
  • ASE 2202 Soil Mechanics
  • EEE 2221 Electrical Engineering II
  • ICS 2215 Information Technology II
  • EME 2206 Engineering Mechanics II
  • EME 2216 Engineering Thermodynamics II
  • EME 2209 Fluid Mechanics I
  • SMA 2271 Ordinary Differential Equations
  • SMA 2273 Applied Mathematics
  • ABE 2202 Internal Practical Attachment (8 Weeks)

Year 3

  • ABE 2301 Soil Dynamics in Tillage and Traction
  • ASE 2311 Soil Mechanics II
  • ABE 2302 Introduction to Post harvest Technology
  • ABE 2303 Properties of Biological Materials
  • EME 2302 Solid and Structural Mechanics I
  • EME 2301 Mechanics of Machines I
  • SMA 2372 Fourier analysis
  • SMA 2262 Statistics
  • ASE 2304 Engineering Hydrology
  • ABE 2305 Machine Elements
  • ABE 2304 Tillage and Planting Machinery
  • ABE 2306 Drying of Biological Materials
  • AHS 2306 Experimental Design
  • EME 2303 Fluid Mechanics II
  • EME 2308 Mechanics of Machines II
  • EME 2309 Solid and Structural Mechanics II
  • SMA 2371 Partial Differential Equations
  • ABE 2307 External Practical Attachment I (8 weeks)

Year 4

  • ABE 2403 Tractor Technology I
  • ABE 2404 Engineering Instrumentation I
  • ABE 2501 Systems engineering
  • ABE 2405 Design of Machine Elements
  • ASE 2405 Computer modelling and simulation (IA)
  • ABE 2401 Post-Harvest Technology of Cereals
  • ABE 2406 Machinery for Crop Protection and Harvesting
  • EME 2407 Production Technology I
  • EME 2504 Heat Transfer
  • SMA 2471 Numerical Analysis
  • ASE 2409 Research project I
  • ABE 2402 Post-Harvest Machinery
  • ABE 2412 Engineering Instrumentation II
  • ABE 2411 Structural Design
  • ABE 2410 Tractor Technology II
  • ABE 2407 Computer Aided Drawing and Design
  • ABE 2408 Research Project I
  • EME 2416 Production Technology II

Year 5

  • ABE 2506 Production structures II
  • ABE 2505 Post harvest tech of perennial crops
  • ABE 2501 Systems engineering
  • ABE 2503 Testing of tractors and machinery
  • ABE 2508 Research project II
  • ABE 2502 Post harvest tech of perishable crops
  • ABE 2504 Refrigeration and air conditioning
  • ABE 2509 Environmental control in production structures
  • ABE 2507 Computer modelling and simulation (IB)
  • ASE 2507 Project planning and management
  • ABE 2512 Research project III
  • ASE 2515 Pollution and waste management
  • ABE 2510 Mechanization management
  • ABE 2511 Seminars and special topics
  • HRD 2504 Entrepreneurship
  • HRD 2113 Rural sociology and extension

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