Engineering is one of the careers that pay well in terms of salary in Kenya hence many students who finish their Kenya Certificate of Secondary of Education (KCSE) every year wish to pursue this course of engineering. University of Nairobi is one of the public universities in Kenya that offer engineering programmes right form undergraduate to postgraduate level (postgraduate diploma, masters and doctor of philosophy). The engineering programmes offered by the University of Nairobi are approved by certain recognized boards and institutions in Kenya to ensure standardization purposes. The institutions that have approved the engineering courses offered at the University of Nairobi are institution Engineers of Kenya (IEK), Engineers Registration of Kenya (ERB) and institution of Surveyors of Kenya and land surveyors Board. University of Nairobi is the only university in Kenya that has produced many engineers at all levels of education, that is, at degree, masters and Ph.D level. The engineering programmes of the University of Nairobi are offered under the school of engineering which is one of the oldest school in the University since it was a college (Royal Technical College) in 1956.
The postgraduate programmes offered at the University of Nairobi range from postgraduate diploma, masters to doctor of philosophy programmes. The only postgraduate diploma programme offered is postgraduate diploma in Energy Management. The masters and doctor of philosophy (Ph.D) programmes offered at the school of engineering in the University of Nairobi include the masters of Science (M.Sc.) and Ph.D in Engineering in:
- Transport Engineering.
- Environmental Health Engineering.
- Structural Engineering.
- Water Resource Engineering.
- Civil Engineering.
- Transport and Highway Engineering.
- Telecommunication System.
- Power system.
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
- Geographic Information System (GIS).
- Geospatial Engineering.
- Geospatial and Space Technology.
- Surveying. • Environmental Engineering.
- Irrigation and Water Resource Engineering.
- Process and Food Engineering.
- Power and Machinery Engineering.
- Structures Engineering.
The other masters programmes offered at the University of Nairobi are masters of science in engineering in:
- Material science and Metallurgical Engineering.
- Energy Management.
- Applied Mechanics.
- Industrial Engineering.
The other doctor of philosophy programmes offered by school of engineering at the university of Nairobi include:
- Solid and structural Mechanics.
- Mechanics of Machines.
- Fluid Mechanics.
- Material Science and Engineering.
- Engineering Management.
- Manufacturing Engineering.
For more information on the engineering courses offered by the University of Nairobi in the school of engineering, you can contact the Dean School of Engineering using the postal address Box 30197 – 00100, Nairobi, email address [email protected], their website www.uonbi.ac.ke or call them using the telephone numbers 318262 Ext. 28400/2840/28401/28415.