B.Sc. in Manufacturing Engineering and Technology


Rationale
Manufacturing engineering and technology is the application of engineering principles to the art and science of transforming raw materials or parts of saleable goods that meet market demands and specifications. The B.Sc. Degree program in Manufacturing Engineering and Technology is employment, business and society oriented. The program aim to train engineers who are capable of providing independent practice and leadership in manufacturing industries and to enhance the Government‟s strategy of making Kenya industrialized. The program also aims at introducing modern manufacturing technologies while taking into account the conventional manufacturing methods.
Graduates of this program can readily be employed in both small and large industrial concerns which include: engineering workshops, processing industries, motor assembly plants, production and packaging firms, and similar organizations.
Programme Objectives
The main objectives of this curriculum are; to:
(i) Prepare engineers who can accomplish product design, material selection, efficient production planning, evaluation and marketing, in addition to providing needed leadership in the industrial, public or private manufacturing sector of the economy.
(ii) Develop student‟s ability to solve problems by analytical methods, work effectively with others, communicate effectively, and make good commercial judgements and decisions.
(iii) Help student develop an understanding of his/her role in society and to be diligent and competent in the performance of his/her professional obligations.
(iv) Enable the graduate of this program to effectively participate and practice in modern manufacturing engineering profession.
Admission Requirements
(i) All candidates admitted to the degree program of B.Sc. in Manufacturing Engineering and Technology must satisfy the minimum entry requirement as stipulated in the common university entrance regulations.
(ii) In addition, candidates must meet the cut-off points for the year, as determined from the following subject clusters in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).
Alternative A Alternative B
Mathematics Mathematics
Physics Physical Sciences
Chemistry Either Geography
Biology, Geography or Biological Sciences
any Technical subjects any Technical Subjects
(iii) Those holding qualifications equivalent to the above from institutions recognized by Egerton University Senate may also be admitted.
(iv) Admission may be offered to qualified outstanding Diploma holders in related Engineering disciplines or equivalent qualifications with industrial experience. Such cases will be determined on individual merit by the University.
(v) Transfers of some credit hours for the candidates in (iv) above may be considered as approved by the University Senate.
(vi) Self- sponsored applicants shall be required to meet the University and Faculty admission criteria.
Course Structure and Duration
The B.Sc. course in Manufacturing Engineering and Technology shall be covered over a maximum of Five academic years for full time students. Each academic year shall consist of two semesters.
i) Part time students shall be allowed to cover the program in 10 academic years maximum. This degree program is designed to offer courses in the following main areas:
ii) University Core Courses
iii) Engineering Science Courses
iv) Design and Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing Systems and Technology Courses
v) Industrial Engineering, Computer and Management Courses
The coding used for all courses pertaining to this degree program is MENT, standing for Manufacturing Engineering and Technology followed by 3 digits as set out below:
First digit indicates the year of the course (i.e.. 1,2,3,4 and 5)
Second digit indicates the course and level in-group as:

- Introductory
1 - Basic Engineering
2 - Engineering Science & Technology
3 - Manufacturing Engineering
4 - Manufacturing Systems Engineering
5 - Industrial Engineering, Design and Management
6 - Research
7 - Industrial Attachment and Outside Visits
8 - Service courses
Third digit indicates the sequencing of courses.
The codes for courses offered to this department by other departments in the University shall apply as described in their respective schedules.
Examination Regulations
All Examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with the Examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statutes number XXVIII.

Grading System
The grading of Examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with Egerton University Statutes number XXVIII.
Graduation Requirements
To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled course within the stipulated period.
Degree Classifications
Degree classification shall be in accordance with Egerton University statutes number XXVIII.