School of Engineering and Architecture (SEA)

The School of Engineering and Architecture (SEA) is among the newest School in Meru University of Science and Technology.  It was established in July 2016.  This happened after the Department of Engineering which was in the School of Information and Technology and Engineering became a full fledged School.  Currently the School has three departments namely;

  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Department of Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

The School is expecting to have more departments in future and urgent plans are underway to establish Department of Architecture and Built Environment in very near future.

Several academic programmes are currently run in the School.  The Programmes include Degree, Diploma and Certificate programmes.

Degree programmes:       

  • Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Electrical and Electronics in Engineering

Diploma programmes:

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Certificate Programmes:

  • Certificate in Electrical Installation
  • Certificate in Motor Vehicle Technology

Our vision is to be a leading centre of excellence in engineering and architecture.  In this regard we focus on furnishing our students with the finest instruction and strong foundations in engineering and architecture.  Our core values which are integrity, commitment, academic and research excellence, professionalism, innovation, teamwork, equity and social justice and customer responsiveness are our guiding pillars which the School fraternity strongly believes in.  Recently the School has received from the Government training equipment which are very modern.  The equipment have been installed in our newly built workshops and they will go a long way in enhancing the quality of training in the School.  In addition a new building at the main campus which is popularly known as Engineering Complex is substantially complete.  The building is intended to house all the engineering departments in a very comfortable serene and attractive environment which is conducive for effective learning.  These facilities are aimed at supporting our resolve to train and produce graduates with fine skills and deep knowledge of the engineering and architectural disciplines in which they are trained.  We therefore strongly believe that the 2016 graduands which are being released will effectively participate in improving the livelihood of mankind in the field of engineering.

Diploma in Electrical Engineering Minimum mean grade of C (plain) in K.C.S.E with C (plain) in Mathematics and minimums of C- (minus) in Physics or Chemistry OR Mean Grade of C (plain) in K.C.S.E with C (plain) in Physics and minimums of C- (minus) in Mathematics or Chemistry OR A Certificate in relevant fields from an institution recognized by MUST Senate.

 

 

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Production or Automotive options)
Diploma in Civil Engineering
Diploma in Mechatronics Engineering
Duration: 6 semesters        Mode of Study: Full-time              Campus: Main Campus (Nchiru)

Tuition fees per semester: Ksh. 25,000

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES
Certificate in Motor Vehicle Mechanics Minimum mean grade of D+ (plus) in K.C.S.E

 

 

Certificate in Electrical Installation

Mechanical Engineering Department

The Mechanical Engineering Department has existed since the inception of the Meru College of Technology in 1984 later Meru University College of Science and Technology and finally Meru University of Science and Technology that was given Charter to operate as a full-fledged public university in 2013.

The department initially offered craft and diploma courses in automotive engineering examined by the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC). The department, part of the recently established School of Engineering and Architecture (SEA) currently offers a Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering, diploma in Mechatronic Engineering and certificate in motor vehicle technology.

Plans are under way to offer a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering and later Petroleum Engineering, Chemical and Processing Engineering as well as Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering in order to address the current and future national labour needs and also towards attainment of the objectives of Kenya Vision 2030 and beyond.

The department is equipped with the state of the art training facilities that includes laboratories and workshops with CNC (computer numerically controlled) machines as well computers with internet access for research and training. We look forward to fulfilling our mandate of equipping young Kenyans with the necessary skills to drive this country and humanity forward.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department

The Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department has existed since 2003 under the then Meru College of Technology, which later became the Meru University College of Science and Technology and eventually the Meru University of Science and Technology in 2013 after receiving a charter.

Since its inception, the department offered craft courses examined by the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC). In 2010, the department introduced Diploma and Certificate courses which it offered under the School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE). In 2014, the department started offering degree courses in Engineering Technology under the Engineering department. In July 2016, the school of Engineering and Architecture (SEA) was formed, after the splitting of the initially one Engineering department into three departments (Civil, Electrical and Mechanical). The department of Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering currently operates under SEA.

There are plans to establish a bachelor of engineering degree course in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering department to help diversify workforce to meet the demand for diversity in the rapidly growing industrial environment.

The department, through the support of the University,has acquired excellent equipment and training facilities that embrace modern technology to ensure learners are equipped with skills relevant to the latest technology. We feel sufficiently empowered to announce to Kenyans and the world in general that we are ready to equip them with knowledge to face tomorrow with courage.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

The Department started since the inception of the then Meru university college of Science and Technology  in 2009 with the vision of  training high qualified civil engineers whose talent ,skills, ability and knowledge meet the requirements and needs of the Nation and potential private employers. The Engineers are also expected to carry out research in order to bring new insight into the academia bases of Civil Engineering field.

The Meru University of Science and Technology Department of  Civil and  Environmental Engineering has a mission of planning ,design, and construction of buildings, bridges, tunnels, transportation facilities and other structures required for health, welfare ,safety, employment and pleasure of  the society and for environmental control and use of natural resources.

The department of civil and Environmental Engineering of Meru University is committed to high standards in products and service delivery. In this regard, the department pledges to offer competitive and client-driven, academic programmes aimed at producing quality products and services to its customers. Guided by the University’s vision, mission and core values and collaboration with stake holders the department seeks to provide quality training, research and technological transfer in the field of Civil and Environmental Engineering through nurturing an intellectual culture that integrates theory with practice and innovation for sustainable national and global development.

Staff

Mechanical and Mechatronic  Engineering Department
s/no. Name Qualifications
1. Jacob T. Makanga PhD. (AIT Malysia), Msc., HND (Kenya Poly)
2. George N. Njeru HND (Mombasa Poly)B.Phil., (UoN), MSc., (DKUT)
3. Ben Asiago Bsc. Mech.  (JKUAT)
4. Joel M. Rukariah B. Ed. Tech.(Moi)
5. KinyuaMburung’a B. Ed. Tech.(Moi)
6. Joblincon M.  Atonga Certificate (Mvm)
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department
s/no. Name Qualifications
1. Iddi  M. Macharia Dip. (Elect.)
2. James M. Nteere Dip. (Elect.)(MUST)
3. Liza K. Marete Dip. (Elect.)(MUST)
4. Caroline Muiga Dip. (Elect.)(MUST)
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
s/no. Name Qualifications
1. Francis K. Kigira MSc.(JKUAT) HDip(Kenya Poly),Dip(JKCAT). Dip(Okayama)
2. Joy Riungu MSc., BSc. (Study Leave)

Programmers offered in departments

Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering Department

  1. Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering
  2. Diploma in Mechatronic Engineering
  3. Certificate in Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering

  1. Bachelor of Technology in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  2. Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  3. Certificate in Electrical Installation

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

  1. Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  2. Diploma in Civil Engineering
  3. Certificate in Civil Engineering

Infrastructure

The school has received training equipment from the government of Kenya. A team from the company that supplied the equipment visited the university and installed the equipment. In addition, they conducted a week long intensive training for members of staff from the engineering and physics departments. These equipment are now being used to train students in the undergraduate as well as diploma and certificate programmes.

 

electronic working bench

Electronic Working Bench

Students during a practical session on the electronic workbench

Students during a practical session on the electronic workbench

Students during a practical session on the electronic workbench

Several batches of training equipment have also been received for mechanical and civil engineering and are in the process of installation and commissioning. The first batch of civil engineering equipment was received in April 2015 while that for mechanical engineering was received shortly thereafter. Delivery was completed in June 2016. The installation and training of staff is ongoing and is expected to be completed by October 2016. With all this equipment in place in laboratories and workshops it is expected that the School will be in a position to mount Bachelor of Engineering degrees in the three traditional disciplines and eventually introduce other disciplines such as Chemical and Materials Engineering as well as Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering in which Kenya lacks trained personnel.

Engine Test Rig

Gas Turbine

Lathe Machine

Radial drilling machine

Surface grinding machine

Horizontal milling machine

Shaper