Bachelor of Science in Energy and Environmental Technology


Increasing world population, developing science, technology and innovation, as well as increasing needs for waste management, usually demands for increased and efficient production of sustainable energy and environmental management to meet the various societal needs. Sustainable energy supplies existing and expanding demand in a clean and sustainable manner, albeit it can only do so if it is reliable, affordable and efficiently produced. Kenya, like most developing countries, is already experiencing serious energy gaps and environmental challenges. This calls for increased efforts to identify, develop and promote alternative energy sources and to handle environmental influences in all areas. Thus, there is a need to develop sufficient human capacity to provide technological expertise in the areas of energy generation, transmission, efficient utilization technologies and concomitant pollution problems. In addition there is need to address and manage sustainable energy supply, demand, security issues and their associated environmental impacts in a global and societal context.

JKUAT continuously reviews her programmes and continues to develop new ones in order to respond to technological and market driven developments so as to ensure that graduates can apply modern technologies in the industry. In the country, renewable energy uptake is at a low phase, which can partly be attributed to lack of specialists who can champion the exploitation and utilization of these resources. In addition, the recent discovery of oil resources as well as the growth of the energy sector and demand for sustainable energy has led to the development of this new academic programme, Bachelor of Science in Energy and Environmental Technology. Sustainable exploitation of resources for energy and handling of the accompanying environmental challenges is critical for the realization of clean development. This programme incorporates units that address sustainable production, transmission and management of energy resources as well as sustainable handling of the environmental challenges. The programme addresses the energy industry’s need for technical graduates who bring a unique mix of technology and environmental science skills and knowledge to the workplace that will set them apart from graduates of traditional technology programmes. It is designed to provide interdisciplinary approaches in order to produce graduates who can competitively offer solutions in all fields and areas in the energy and environment sector both locally and globally.


Entry Requirements

  1. A candidate wishing to be admitted into the Bachelor of Science in Energy and Environmental Technology degree programme must satisfy the minimum University entry requirements and College of Engineering and Technology admission regulations.
  2. In addition to the above, the candidate must have obtained a minimum grade C+ (plus) in each of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology or Geography OR C+ (plus) in each of the following subjects: Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, and Geography or any of the Group IV subjects, which are Home Science, Art and Design, Agriculture, Aviation Technology, Computer Studies, Metal Work, Wood work, Building Construction, Power Mechanics, and Electricity, at K.C.S.E. or its equivalent.
  3. Alternatively, admission shall be granted to holders of Diploma or Higher National Diploma in Engineering, Agriculture, Water, Pure and Applied Sciences and Environmental Sciences or any other relevant course (with Credit and above) from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology or from other institutions recognized by the University Senate. Such candidates shall enter the programme at the second year of study for holders of Diploma or third year of study for holders of Higher National Diploma in Engineering, Agriculture, Water, Pure and Applied Sciences and Environmental Sciences or related fields, unless otherwise specified by the Department.
  4. Holders of degrees in Engineering, Agriculture, Water, Pure and Applied Sciences and Environmental Sciences from JKUAT or institutions recognised by JKUAT senate in the above fields are also eligible for this programme.





Semester I

HRD 2101  Communication Skills

SMA 2160  Mathematics-I

SPH 2160  Physics-I

ICS 2174  Introduction to Computer Science

EBT 2101  Introduction to Energy and Environmental Technology

EBW 2102  Technical Drawing

EBT 2102  Analytical Chemistry

HRD 2103  General Economics



Semester II

HRD 2102  Development Studies and Social Ethics

EBT 2103  Engineering Geology

SCH 2310  Environmental Chemistry

EGE 2230  Engineering Surveying

SPH 2161  Physics-II

SMA 2161  Mathematics-II

ICS 2175  Computer Programming-I

EBT 2104  Energy Fundamentals



Semester I

EMG 2205  Fluid Mechanics 1

EEE 2235   Electrical Engineering-I

EBT 2201   Energy and Environmental Economics

EMG 2206  Engineering Thermodynamics I

EBT 2202    Energy, Environment and Climate Change

STA 2270    Statistics

EBW 2207   Remote Sensing

EMG 2130    Workshop Processes and Practice


Semester II

EEE 2236  Electrical Engineering-II

EBW 2204 Occupational Safety and Health

EMG 2301  Fluid Mechanics II

EMG 2204  Material Science

EMG 2230  Mechanics of Machines

EBT 2203  General Ecology

EBT 2204  Wind Energy Technology

EMG 2302  Engineering Thermodynamics II

EBE 2201  Internal Practical Attachment



Semester I

EBE 2305  Design of Machine Elements

EBT 2301  Geothermal energy  Technology

EBE 2508  Pollution and Waste Management

EBT 2302  Internal Combustion Engines

EBT 2303  Solar Energy Technology

EBT 2304  Ocean, Wave and Tidal Energy Technology

EBE 2504  Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

EBT 2305  Biomass Energy Technologies


Semester II

EBT 2306  Energy and Environmental Law, Policy and Planning

EBT 2307  Petroleum technology

EBE 2403  Engineering Instrumentation I

EBT 2308  Drilling and Production Technology

EBT 2309  Hydropower Technology

EBT 2310  Electrical Systems

EBT 2311  Steam Power Plants and Turbines Technology

EBT 2312  Energy Management and Auditing

EBT 2313  External Practical Attachment


YEAR 4                                                                                                                                                                      

Semester I

EBT 2401  Energy Transmission and Storage

EBT 2402  Coal Technology

EBE 2303  Project Planning and Management

EBT 2403  Research Project – Proposal

EBT 2404  Biofuels and Bioenergy Technology Bioenergy

EBT 2405  Energy Conservation and Sustainability

EBT 2406  Systems Approach to Energy Technologies

One elective from the categories in the list below


Semester II 

EBT 2407  Energy Policy and Planning

EBT 2409  Research Project – Implementation

EBE 2502  Environmental Impact Assessment & Audit

EBT 2410  Energy and Environmental Case Studies and Seminars

EBT 2411  Nuclear Energy Resources

HRD 2401 Entrepreneurship Skills

Two electives from the categories in the list below




EBT 2412 Management of Energy Systems

EBT 2413 Energy Efficiency and Efficient Technologies

EBT 2414 Energy Systems Modeling, Simulation & optimization



EBT 2415 Fuel cell and Emerging  Energy Technologies

EBT 2416 Biogas Plants Technology

EBT 2417 Waste Energy and Cogeneration Technology



EBT 2418 Energy Conservation and Development

EBT 2419 Pollution from Energy Resources

EBT 2420 Life Cycle Assessment in Energy Sector