Six Days Into Internal Practical Attachment – Accident Free!

Six Days Into Internal Practical Attachment – Accident Free!

    The 2014-2015 Internal Practical Attachment entered week two Monday 25th May 2015, with students trying their hands on different aspects of practical engineering.  Eager to learn, convenient groups of students are given an opportunity to work as a team to gain hands-on experience in workshop practice.  Mr. David Waweru, a Senior Technologist at the Engineering Workshops (pictured above) takes through a group of students on technical details of hydraulic controls using a Datsun Forklift student trainer.  Drawn from the department of Mechanical Engineering, the group of students will learn practical aspects of hydraulic… Continue reading →

Workshop Staff Team Building

Workshop Staff Team Building

The Engineering Workshop Staff took some time off of their workstations on Friday and Saturday to bond.  Lead by the Workshop Manager Dr. Peter Kihato, the team visited Abantu and Ol Pajeta where they had an opportunity to interact and make merry away from the formal workplace.  The expansive Ol Pajeta offered an opportunity to see close range number of animals including Buffaloes Rhinos, Water Bucks and Wilde Beasts. Organized by the Departmental Staff Welfare, the occasion afforded participants some quality time to interact and reflect on their general welfare as one family.  Mr. Ngugi, a… Continue reading →

Cast Iron Furnace Project

Cast Iron Furnace Project

Foundry shop will very soon benefit from staff innovation project by Mr Michael Mwai and Mr Omondi. They are in the final stage of assembly and commissioning oil fired furnace capable of achieving a temperature of 1600 degrees centigrade.  This is a very important equipment that will enable engineering students increase their research scope on solidification science.

Renovation Works Notice

Due to the ongoing renovations at the department, our administrative office has been temporarily relocated to the Motor Vehicle Workshop. The new location shall be in operation for the entire duration of the renovations, and shall revert back to the original building after September 2015. Efforts are being made also to connect the office with telephone and internet access. We regret any inconveniences caused to our customers. However, all services shall be rendered as usual. Note that when accessing the Engineering Workshops, kindly use designated walkways and be ware of moving trucks. Speed limit of… Continue reading →

Resources for Teaching Staff

The listed resources are available for use by ALL Teaching Staff servicing Workshop Practice and related units. Follow the links below for details: 1. Internal Practical Attachment Student Attendance List 2. Internal Practical Attachment Timetable 3. Internal Practical Attachment Student Assessment Form F-2-58-6-3 4. Workshop Utilization Schedule 5. Classroom Utilization Schedule 6. Request for Workshop Preparation for Practicals Form F-28-82-1-1 7. Workshop Practice Report Form F-2-82-3-2 Kindly note that advanced booking should be made for ALL intended use of Engineering Workshops facilities.

Student Resources

The following resources are available to ALL Students attending theory and practical sessions within the Engineering Workshops. You are therefore encouraged to ensure that you obtain the relevant information on time by downloading respective resource by clicking on the links below; 1. Engineering Workshops Safety Guidelines (for first-time Students) 2. Internal Practical Attachment Logbook 3. Internal Practical Attachment Timetable 4. Internal Practical Attachment Student Grouping 5. Classroom Utilization Schedule (Second Semester 2014-2015 Academic Year) 6. Workshop Utilization Schedule (Second Semester 2014-2015 Academic Yer) 7. Student Clearance Form 8. Drawings of Practical Exercises 9. Student Injury… Continue reading →

Professors from Okayama and Tottori University to visit JKUAT

Three Professors from Japan will visit the University early May 2015. During their visit, Professor Akira Okada (Okayama University), Associate Professor Atsutaka Tamura (Tottori University) and Assistant Professor Takahiro Akao (Tottori University) will present interesting topics in a seminar organized by the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, JKUAT. The Seminar will be a precursor to the Sustainable Research and Innovation Conference, an annual International conference of the School. The seminar presentations are scheduled for the 4th May 2015 and will cover topics including innovation and product development in Japan (Monozukuri) and Biomechanical studies on… Continue reading →

2014-2015 Internal Practical Attachment

The 2014-2015 Internal Practical Attachment for the College of Engineering Students will begin in May 2015 and students in their second year of study will have the opportunity to use all the machines and equipment in the various Workshops. As a prerequisite to attending the attachment, students will be taken through a thorough safety and health session to prepare them for safe working within the shops, and operation of the various machines and equipment. Note that for admission to the program that is compulsory, students are highly encouraged to be appropriately dressed in shoes with… Continue reading →