Welcome to the department of mechanical engineering website. Kindly explore our site to learn about our exciting programs and high quality research that has made us the department of choice for serious students.
My name is Hiram Ndiritu and early this year (2012) I joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering as Chairman. My main focus is to create a friendly environment where students receive a rewarding education that motivates them to provide solutions to the ever changing technological trends locally and internationally. Our exciting and highly supportive team of staffs is continuously working to ensure these goals are achieved.
The department of mechanical engineering is just over 30 years old having been established at the inception of the university in 1981. Our leading edge facilities are spread across three buildings in the university. These include the Engineering Laboratory Building (ELB) where the Chairman office, staff offices and laboratory are based. Other facilities are spread across in the Engineering Laboratory Annex (ELA) and the Engineering Workshops, not far off from ELB.
Approximately 315 undergraduate students are enrolled in our programs as at the last count. They undergo specialized training that makes them be highly preferred by the industry due to the innovative solutions they provide. At the end of the program our students are absorbed in areas such as design and manufacturing, heat and power generation, materials analysis, renewable energy, industrial system maintenance, transportation (aviation and road), building services, among others.
In addition there are about 25 post graduate students who are currently undertaking different research programs at both Masters and Doctoral levels. The research areas include gaseous emissions control, combustion efficiency improvement, renewable energy, maintenance culture, dynamic control, casting using locally available materials, among others. These areas attract funding from the University, National Council for Science and Technology (NCST), German Academic Exchange (DAAD) and the private sector among others. The department seeks to engage the industry and the private sector to collaborate and unlock more research funds.
If you have any question about Mechanical Engineering, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.