This programme is a research oriented degree programme. Its aim is to produce qualified and innovative researchers, educators and consultants capable of advancing the frontiers of knowledge in the telecommunication engineering through improved theories, new technologies, innovative methodologies, sophisticated quantitative and qualitative analyses, and integrative applications. This is through the accomplishment of independent and original research work, the reporting thereof in a research thesis and a subsequent oral defence. The programme aims to prepare students for a research and/or teaching career in industry, research institutions, universities, and government.
1.0 Entry Requirements
The following shall be eligible for admission the Ph.D. programme in Telecommunication Engineering:
1.1 A holder of a Master of Science degree in Telecommunication Engineering or related field granted by JKUAT or by an institution recognized by the University Senate, OR,
1.2 A holder of other qualifications recognized by the University Senate as being equivalent to (1.1) above.
1.3 In addition, each applicant must have successfully defended a Ph.D. proposal before he/she can be registered as a PhD student.
2.0 Duration and Structure
2.1 A candidate registered for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Telecommunication Engineering shall carry out a programme of original research over a minimum period of thirty six (36) months and shall submit a thesis based on the study of the research done.
2.2 No candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy shall be registered as a student for more than forty-eight (48) calendar months without submitting his/her thesis, except by permission of the University Senate.
2.3 The PhD Programme in Telecommunication Engineering shall be done by research and thesis only.
2.4 A PhD Programme in Telecommunication Engineering may be undertaken in any one of, but not limited to, the following specialized areas:
i. Wireless and Mobile Communication
ii. Signal Processing
iii. Network Design and Protocols
iv. Radio Frequency and Applied Electromagnetics
v. Optical Communication
2.5 During the course of the programme, candidates shall be required to carry out of research, participate in seminars and presentation of thesis. Candidates may undertake research cutting across two or more of the areas indicated in (2.4).